Summary: This mouse beats the crap out of your standard use mouse in every way as well. While most mice have an 8-bit data path, this one uses a monstrous 16-bit wide data path. Faster response and input means you have the upper hand when bagging monsters, zombies, or a soldier on the battlefield. Couple that with Razer’s Hyperesponse buttons and their Razer Precision 3G infrared sensor, and this mouse decimates all but the best.
Summary: The Razer Goliathus builds upon what Razer achieved with the Mantis cloth mats. The Goliathus pushes the envelope even further by allowing you to choose from a total of three different sizes and two different surface textures. The design is sleeker than the old color crazed design of the Mantis mats, but still retains some of the signature Razer graphics.
Pros: Good tracking, Fast surface for a cloth based mat, Reasonably attractive looks, Solid base, Does not slide around on one's desk much, Comes in three different sizes, Available with two different surfaces "Control" and "Speed", Durable for a cloth mat
Excerpt: A mouse pad is an area where a competitive gamers' opinion plays a large role in the decision making process. The decision making begins with the preference of a soft surface, a hard surface, or...
Summary: “Budget Gaming Mouse” may sound like an oxymoron to some, but that’s exactly what Razer has delivered here. The Salmosa may lack the bells and whistles of its more expensive cousins, but it has all the essentials of a solid mouse. With an average price of $35 (Google Shopping results here), this mouse raises the bar for what we consider to be “entry-level mice”.
Summary: Even though the Salmosa is not a perfect product, it certainly has several positive points. It is a well made mouse, very sturdy but also very lightweight at the same time. The symmetrical design makes it ideal for use by left-handed people, which is nice to see. Another great addition is the hardware based DPI resolution and Polling Rate switches, which are software independent and will work no matter the software or even the OS.
Excerpt: Razer has always used interesting names for their gaming peripherals. We’ve even reviewed a few of them . However the name for their latest gaming mouse, when pronounced, sounds more like a wonderful South Asian treat then a high performance pointing device.
Summary: The Razer Salmosa packs a great Razer sensor and also has the look and feel you expect from a gaming device. With a well balanced size and great build quality the Salmosa makes a good impression at first and during use. Being priced lower than other Razer mouse may make it more appealing to budget gamers looking for great technology in a mouse or someone wanting a secondary Razer gaming mouse, in case his primary breaks down on the road.
Pros: Well constructed, Light weight, Good size, Affordable, Switch for 800 or 1800 DPI, Switch for polling rates between 125, 500 or 1000 Hz, Hardware DPI switch, software independent, Simple but effective software, Smooth movement, Very good pressure point on mouse buttons
Cons: May be too light for some, "Only" 1800 DPI sensor, Lacks a lot of features found on other mice in this price class, No lighting, No additional buttons, Swtiches located on the bottom
Conclusion: To test the Salmosa we ran it during normal computing for about a week, Internet activities, writing reviews, and Gaming. Gaming sessions we tested both DPI settings at each level of polling for at least an hour (You tend to lose track of time in the heat of battle), we do know that the one hour timer we set for each session had long expired and we were still dispensing destruction long after.