Summary: TL;DR: Adjustable lift-off feature is a gimmick and causes tracking issues that must be corrected by manually "re-calibrating" your mouse (even when Auto is selected). Razer used to be great, but they became money hungry and focused on impressing with form over function (form is great, but not at the cost of function). Full Review: I'm sad to report it appears that Razer is going the way of Logitech.
Summary: software that comes with this is awesome and I like how I can adjust the thumb buttons or the LED light up on the wheel and palm. It lost two stars because it feels too light. I like a little resistance with my gaming mouse and this doesn't have it. It needs a way to adjust the weight of the mouse so it feels like I actually have something under my hand.
despite me using a nice mouse pad (by the same brand
22 September 2014
Summary: This mouse has been odd. When it works, it works amazingly. It's very smooth and has pinpoint accuracy. However, despite me using a nice mouse pad (by the same brand, Razer) it has some serious problems getting hung up sometimes. While this only happens once or twice a day, if that, I don't really find that acceptable at all of a gaming mouse.
Summary: I'm on my third Imperator, which doesn't speak too well to the build quality of these mice. The thing is, this is a fantastic mouse when it works, so much so that I keep buying them. One of mine had its wheel go into a freespin, which can be repaired at home, but after a year of moderate use is disappointing at this pricepoint. Another one developed a short in the cord and kept disconnecting/reconnecting. Let's hope the third time's the charm!
Summary: Tried about 5 mice before I finally came across the Razer Imperator and immediately fell in love with it. If you're right handed it's hard to think or a more ergonomic and comfortable mouse. Rather than going on and on about all the things that make it great, I'll mention it's one true fault.
Summary: I will use this mouse as a back up and for my other PCs since I spent so much on it and can not find the receipt to return or exchange it it locally. I prefer large mice and this fit my hand very well but I can not get past the buttons being one piece rather than being individual. If this was $50 it would be a great purchase.
Pros: Great mouse! I bought this as a replacement for my RAT 7 which I could never configure to be comfortable. I enjoy the adjustable side buttons and the mouse is light. This is my first 4G dual laser style mouse and it seems to work rather well on several types of surfaces. Comfortable and was noticeably faster and more responsive versus other mice I own.
Cons: Really light weight, maybe not a con but I prefer a mouse that is at least twice as heavy. So light I kind of question the build quality. The buttons work fine but the material this mouse is made out of is rather flimsy. I can't double click or continuously click like I was used to on my RAT and other mice. This could be due to the whole top piece not being separate buttons but just one large cover. Price is kind of high, there are other mice worth looking into in the...
Summary: I really like the way this mouse feels, and responds quickly, has enough buttons, and I like the fact that I can move the thumb buttons. I dislike that I am now on my second mouse, the first was replaced by Razer and the customer service is good. But the mouse starts randomly double clicking now after about a year use each time.
Summary: failed right before the end of warranty. the left mouse button started double clicking randomly when pressed only once. it's been shipped in for repair/exchange. before that it was a great mouse. good for smaller hands.