Summary: I bought this mouse with gaming in mind. Upon purchase and use, it did work great for the games I bought it for. ONnthe desktop side however, things did not work so well. The left mouse button click does not take hold. I can only describe it as a "double tap" because when I click on something like a spreadhseet cell or bookmark, I have to click it upwards of 5 times all the while the pointer moves off the target. I then call Razor to find out if it's something I can fix.
Summary: Listen to the negative reviews based on the requirement of Razer's Synapse 2.0 software, which is an ironic name given how much it will slow your computer down. They're right. You have to register and LOG IN to their website to use a mouse. That's right folks, it's an always online mouse party and you and Razer Synapse 2.0 are invited!
Great mouse if you can live without a mouse during the RMA process
4 November 2013
Summary: The mouse worked great when I first purchased it and the 6 buttons on the side were what I was looking for in a gaming mouse. After one year and approximately six months of use, the right mouse button works when it wants to in game. After spending $80 on a 'gaming mouse', I would hope the main mouse buttons would work without issue. Gaming mice are supposed to stand up to higher than normal use.
Summary: I received the razor hex at my workplace and was testing it out on my macbook pro. Ergonomics and function seemed fine, but I didn't get a chance to game with it. After about an hour of use OSX complained that the mouse was drawing too much power from the USB port and disabled it. I then plugged the mouse into various computers around the office and it is dead as a doornail (doesn't light up, operating systems dont recognize it as an input device).
Summary: While I loved this mouse when it worked, I had problems with buttons that stopped working after a few months. Specifically the buttons behind the scrollwheel. It would only work intermittently, and eventually stopped working entirely. Considering I didn't use the buttons all too frequently, it made me call into question the quality of whole product.
Summary: If you want to configure the mouse you *Must* log into the Razor Synapse cloud service. If you are away from the Internet, or just don't want to log into some weird site just to use your own mouse. Then you cannot configure it. There is no offline option. Unacceptable.