Pros: Feels very ergonomic and it looks nice as well.
Cons: Looks are deceiving, after going through another Razer I was hoping the last was a fluke but the dreaded clicker failure happened. Apparently the RMB and LMB clickers from Razer are bade out of a cheap copper design that will often wear out and result in single clicks which register as doubles and at times a signal failure all together. Given that this mouse failed me after just one year of use I will not be coming back. No need for Razer customer service to respond t...
Summary: Over the last two years I have owned FOUR Razer Imperator mice. In each case the mouse worked great until the one time I reached for it and a received a huge static shock. We're talking BIG spark between finger and mouse. I have no complaints with Razer regarding the support they provided but imagine the disappointment and frustration of trying this same model four times only to have the same problem with each one.
Summary: Well, I looked into lots of mouses before purchasing this (which was a year ago) The mouse is nearly perfect. People complain about the sides being slippery when covered in sweat. I didnt see that. In fact, I almost had no complaints about this mouse, until it just stoped working for no reason. I took good care of it. Never abused it. And it just stops working. Unplugging/plugging it back in solved it a few times at first.
Summary: This is the third mouse I bought. At the beginning everything was fine, gaming performance was excellent but a few months after the buttons are failing. One click goes to double click, left click sometimes doesn't work. And the back button for the browser, returns two or three pages back. Same behavior happened for the other two mice I changed. VERY ANNOYING!! Will never use Razer again.
Summary: I was warned upon reading the Amazon reviews, yet thought using this mouse on my PC would be fine as I'm running on a PC built last year with high-end components and Windows 7 64-bit. However, the mouse locked up during operation anyway. At first this occurred constantly, though a BIOS update and change to the Razer Imperator Configurator settings (turning off some auto detect tracking option) improved things so that it only occurred every few minutes (ARRRGGGHHH).
Summary: If I'm buying a gaming mouse, the number 1 thing I need above all else is accurate input. The scroll wheel sometimes registers an up scroll when I'm trying to scroll downwards, which means this mouse is basically useless for gaming now (in theory I should learn to switch weapons with the number buttons, but I'd rather not have my mouse breaking be the reason for it).
Pros: Great pictures on the web site and on the box. Very slick marketing.
Cons: Bought because I believed the hype that it was solid and durable. Died after a year of service for a retiree who used it to write email and surf the web. No better than a cheap mouse. Not worth the price. What is remarkable is the incompetence of the sorry, trifling and shiftless customer service folks. These people make the department of motor vehicles seem first rate.
Summary: I was pleasantly pleased once I received my razer imperator 2012 in February 2012. I liked the ergonomics, it tracked well and I was pleased with the on the fly DPS changes. I had some issues with bumpy tracking but dealt with it. My pleasance was then replaced with pain, when my top button quit working. Also the tracking got worse. It was similar to an old track ball mouse that was dirty. I called razer and they said they would have someone contact me via email.