Summary: The 5600 DPI version of the old Lachesis design brings only a few new things to the scene. The basic layout and functions of the mouse remains the same except for the newer better Philips sensor used. The small yet noticeable tweaks to the design are all quite neat and the mouse performs almost as good as the more expensive Agilent sensor powered mice we have tested.
Pros: Improves upon the old Lachesis, Customizable lighting system, Seven usable buttons, 5600 DPI laser sensor, Works on a large variety of surfaces, Great for high sensitivity, Sensor performance remains the same at all DPI settings, Good functional driver suite
Cons: Ergonomics for some, Z-axis tracking, High price
Excerpt: When you think about gaming mice Razer is probably one of the three brands that comes to your mind. This company started making gaming peripherals in the late 1990s and became pretty well known thanks to its Boomslang mouse. In this review I'm taking a closer look at the Razer Lachesis mouse, this model was launched at the Games Convention in Leipzig in 2007. Almost ancient history in the tech world, but better late than never.
Excerpt: The Lachesis is the world’s largest pit viper snake, and the word means “Bringer of Silent Death” in Latin, according to Razer. In reality it brings comfortable mousing to both left-and-right handed gamers, but that’s a decidedly less sexy tagline. The biggest selling point of the Lachesis is that it offers 4000dpi sensitivity, which is the highest so far in the dpi arms race.
Summary: The Razer Lachesis gaming mouse is a very good gaming peripheral, but not everyone will fall in love with it. The mouse has a ton of buttons and has looks that will make you the envy of those without a proper gaming mouse.
The idea of onboard memory is a good one… meaning that you can program the Lachesis with 5 different profiles and use them immediately on any computer without installing any drivers. In practical use, this is rather pointless, because you must still...
Conclusion: In all honesty, I’m disappointed with Razer and their latest mouse. It’s pretty much unusable on a soft mouse mat, and isn’t as comfortable as the previous Death Adder. There are several technical advancements, like the on-board memory, mouse controlled DPI (rather than software), full driver-less operation and better sensor, but the actual casing of the Lachesis should really be a better version of the Death Adder rather than what appears to be an updated Krait skin.
Pros: Looks good, High accuracy, Razer build quality
Cons: Near unusable on soft surfaces, Not as comfortable as previous Razer mice