Summary: I actually decided on this mouse to replace my old first generation Deathadder. I actually was disappointed to find that it did not really conform to my hand very well. As some others have complained, if you are loyal to a Deathadder you might not like this mouse. I found the pinky indent to be somewhat uncomfortable for me (because of the positioning compared against my hand) and the thumb indent was too small for my thumb as well.
Summary: This is my first "gaming mouse" so I can't really compare it to others. I will say that it is comfortable and tracks well. The software is a bit wonky and doesn't switch profiles on programs as simply as you think it should. I've had to reset profiles a couple times to get it working correctly again, so not sure what causes that. Was an open box buy from Amazon Warehouse Deals and was in great condition.
J. Pechter "I have been converted to digital ..., Amazon
30 July 2013
Summary: Love this mouse. It is comfortable, fast, and holds up well. But I wonder why it has a separate program in my system tray than the Synapse Configurator that all my other Razer accessories use. Really wish they would fold that driver into the main program.
Pros: I've had the imperator for just about a year now and I must say it's really great, at the moment though I'm using a regular 5 dollar mouse pad and it tracks great. Haven't had any issues with the drivers because I don't use them or the software..I found them really annoying and didn't really need them since you can just use the 2 little buttons on top of the mouse to change the DPI settings. Basically I plugged this mouse in windows had to identify it and then it worked.
Cons: Took one egg off for the software, it's really annoying and when I first purchased the mouse I tried using the software to change some of the settings etc but for some reason it never saved anything so I said to heck with it and just never bothered to use it.
Summary: I bought this product to replace my tired Logitech MX518. The first one I received was apparently defective as the scroll wheel squeaked after roughly 2 weeks of use. Yes my mouse was squeaking. The replacement I received from Razer (and I would sincerely like to thank Razer for being the best company to ever have to deal with concerning an RMA) has been fine since and has about 2 million clicks on it so far.
Summary: This review is not for the 2012 version. This mouse very comfortable to use for either gaming or casual use. I do not game intensity with it however the laser started to skip after 6 months of use. After about a year, the left and right click buttons either registers multiple clicks from a single click or does not register at all. Asides from these problems, it is an excellent mouse to use.
Pros: - Very comfortable to use, - Adjustable forward and backward buttons at the side, - Good tracking and speed
Cons: - Mouse started to break after 6-8 months of use
Summary: Picked this mouse up after looking for a replacement for my Logitech G500, and I would definitely say it's a great mouse. Precision on it is downright amazing and it feels far more comfortable compared to the G500. Important thing to note: The Imperator 2012 is very clearly designed for the palm grip or fingertip palm grip, so if you're the type who does a claw grip, you might want to skip this mouse.