Excerpt: When I upgraded to the , I decided it was time to try a new as well. Just like keyboards, I have accepted the fact that there is no such thing as the perfect mouse. However, at $129, I thought the Razer Mamba might come close, so I gave it a try. Like other Razer products, the Mamba's packaging is simply over-the-top. The mouse is displayed in a clear plastic container, much like a glass case used to showcase expensive jewelry.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is When I look at the small ’4G’ sticker on the new Mamba’s award-like case, I am instantly reminded of those detergent adverts which claim their product has been “new & improved”. I then comically quiz out loud: if the product is ‘new’, then how is it ‘improved’? Que inside loll’ing.
Conclusion: The transceiver is connected via the USB cable and works as a charging dock and as the wireless station. It has a large sync button in the middle, and while it looks simple, the trademark light blue glow around its base makes sure that it carries a sense of stylish as well. The USB cable can be plucked out from the transceiver and be fitted directly into the mouse to provide users with an alternative way to charge the mouse while also transforming it into a wired device...
Conclusion: Razer delivers on the performance and it is pleasing to feel the response time wirelessly with absolutely no lag. Being on the cutting edge, however, does come at a price of a $130. As far as the quality of the Razer Mamba, the mouse feels weighty and solid and is easily gripped with it’s smooth rubberized coating.
Summary: With great ergonomics, decent weight to battery life ratio, dual wireless/wired abilities and other great features; the all new and improved Mamba is everything the original was and then some.
Pros: Comfortable yet elegant design, Wireless or Wired options, Compact USB transceiver, Great ergonomics, Refined and user friendly software, Wireless mode works just as good as wired, Battery can be charged while still in the mouse (just plug in the USB cable)
Cons: Right hand only model (lefties need not apply), No weight customization, Only one USB cable included, Slow and cumbersome to change from wireless to wired mode, Battery while better than original is still only good for up to 16 hours, Software needs work as it does crash from time to time
Excerpt: The Razer Mamba feels just right in your hand, like an extension of the natural curve when you rest your hand palm down on the table. It’s there, but it isn’t foreign. I’ve switched my mouse several times in the 20 years or so since I switched from a trackball. That’s right… I used to rock the trackball, but back then it was cool to have a trackball and you know that’s all I really have to say about that
I am not a fan of the charging method, and would rather have it use a power slot than a USB port but other than that, the Razer Mamba is one of the best offerings in the wireless gaming mouse category. It packs excellent features, beauteous looks, ergonomic design, Razer standard of quality and control, and smooth, lag free playback. If you are looking for a wireless gaming mouse, look no further.
Summary: At the end of the day, we simply stopped using the Mamba as a wireless mouse, instead preferring to leave the cord permanently plugged in. We’d much rather have an awesome wired mouse (at a wired mouse price) than have the battery conk out during a heated TF2 match, when there’s nary a moment to connect the cord. As it is, the Mamba is a great wired mouse at a price that’s high, even for a wireless mouse.
Pros: Amazing sensor, great shape, wired option.
Cons: Fiddy USB connector, anemic battery, super-chunky USB cable.
Excerpt: We never comment on a product’s packaging due to the golden rule of never judging a book by its cover. However, the Razer Mamba deserves a justified breach of protocol because of its awe-inspiring package: it comes in a Plexiglas box that seems like a work of art being displayed in a museum. The mouse appears to float as it stands on a plastic pedestal. The base features three cleverly hidden cardbox shelves that store the USB cable, battery and the charging unit.