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.
Excerpt: The Razer Imperator is a great looky mouse. It's perfect in appearance. The mouse wheel looks great with the blue led and so does the Razer logo on the top. The shape of this mouse is similar to the Logitech MX-518 and many of Logitech's mice. It's as if Razer just took Logitech's design and used it for their own. Every Razer comes with a great box and great packaging and this mouse does all of this. However, onto the cons...The 3500DPI sensor on this mouse is sub-par.
Summary: Well sorry to be a party pooper, but this mouse is not all that good... first of all, I dropped it once from a low height a few days after buying it and the double click as well as the side buttons stick... meaning you click once and you get a double click (how useful -_-) you press the side button once and its like if you pressed it twice.... Drivers numbers dont change when you update them and I dont even know if it changes anything...
Pros: Smooth mouse movements, tweakable settings, nice LED lighting.
Cons: Drivers are absolute garbage, mouse is a bit heavy when doing long sessions, dropped it once and double click sticks as well as side buttons. EXPENSIVE for what it really is!
Mouse is good, but Razer needs work on Customer Service
A. Vu, Amazon
16 July 2012
Summary: UPDATE: July 18, 2012: You can access the Razer Imperator Configurator in OSX. Applications>Razer Imperator 2012 I originally thought it was in the System Preferences. It is not. Then I went into the Razer Synapse 2.0 which is their cloud software that contains all the settings for all the Razer Products you buy, but the Imperator 2012 isn't supported by Razer Synapse 2.0, even though it has Synapse Onboard Functions. Go figure.
Summary: I was using the Razer Deathadder 3.5G for sometime now. I love that mouse and can't say enough good things about it. It is very powerful and very responsive. The only little issue I had with that mouse is that it really is not a truly ergonomic mouse. Because of this, I decided that it may be worth a try to upgrade to the Razer Imperator.
Summary: This was my first gaming mouse and I waited a while to write a review to test it out. I bought it a year ago and it's started to double click on the left mouse button. I bought a R.A.T. 5 about a month after to use at work. I thought it was kinda gimicky but wanted to try it. I thought it wouldn't last as long as the razer but the jokes on me because I use that mouse just as much if not more at work than I do this one gaming and browsing the web at home.
Summary: While this is a great product (it was purchased for my son and he LOVES it) it does seem to be prone to failure. Heavy use results in wires in the cable breaking where the cable enters the case of the mouse, this seems to be a reasonably common fault. Unfortunately while the product carries a 2 year warranty, Amazon will only take it back with the first 30 days, leaving the purchaser to deal with Razer in the U.S.
Summary: I found this to be a really comfortable and responsive mouse, and have used it a lot for both gaming and work. But sadly, the buttons just don't seem to last very long. I'm on my 2nd Imperator now, and the left button is dying after well under a year of use (unresponsive, sometimes double-clicking when I single click), and the first died with the same problem. It may be time to look for alternatives.