Razer cords become faulty quickly at connection-point to mouse. 2nd model with this issue.
Adrian C. Pearce, Amazon
25 December 2014
Summary: This is my 2nd razer mouse. Love the look, feel, and performance. However, this is the 2nd that has the cord connection to the mouse become faulty not long after purchase (the most recent of which, this one, happened after only TWO months of use). It disconnects and reconnects constantly with minimal movement of the cord (which is bound to happen when you are gaming with a gaming mouse...imagine that).
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: This review is for the previous generation Imperator, so it may not apply specifically, but I still consider it relevant. The mouse is great, until it isn't. Several Razer mice are plagued by the dreaded "double-click issue", check google. (single click registers as a double click, ack!). This happened to mine shortly after the warranty period was up. Customer service said to update the firmware and would not RMA the mouse. Firmware updates...didn't help, obviously.
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).
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.
Summary: Good mouse, especially for gaming. I used Razer for over a decade. So why only one star ? Because without exception Razer, including the Imperator, only last 1-2 years. Also the physical strength and design of where the cord attaches to the mouse is not as strong as other makes and breaks relatively easy. If you buy this you'll enjoy using it, but : i) you are paying a premium; ii) it won't last nearly as long as a number of other makes.
Summary: This mouse feels great, responsive, accurate - amazing for FPS's but after a couple of weeks everytime my PC boots up I have to tap the mouse on the desk to wake it up! I've had this mouse for just about a year now with the same problem and now it is starting to cut out in the middle of gaming! It'll literally stop... then I'll tap it and it'll work for a bit and then stop. If they make a more reliable mouse like this...