Reviews and Problems with Razer Taipan Expert Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse
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My last Razer
Adam C., Newegg
23 November 2014
Summary: I use this for mainly gaming and photo editing. Its just outside of warranty and the scroll wheel is coming apart like the last one. I didn't get this one with Newegg because I had to replace the last one on a deadline. I've had four Razer mice and the first two lasted a lot longer.
Pros: Good grip on the sides, fully customizable, excellent DPI range.
Cons: You have to register an account if you want to use the included software, and it can add to start-up time, after extended use with the led on tracking would be effected (with the led off it wasn't effected)
Summary: Good: The shape is awesome. Its low profile and smaller size allows for a good fingertip grip and light weight makes it comfortable for long periods of use. The side rubber grips have a fantastic texture. Bad: The input delay on the sensor is real and apparent. The mouse wheel feels like it goes through so many stages of breaking down even for just daily scrolling.
If you want a Razer mouse with good tracking, buy an optical Death Adder or Abyssus.
Casey Sorrells, Amazon
21 July 2014
Summary: I don't rate things 1 or 2 stars lightly, so let me explain. I'm a competitive gamer who strives to improve precision, consistency and then some. So because I strive to improve these things I want my peripherals to also deliver on these, which is where the Razer Taipan falls short. The first and foremost thing that you should look for when buying a competitive gaming mouse is the sensor.
Summary: There is really no good way to hold this mouse. I get that its ambidextrous, but its so awkwardly shaped that getting a solid grip is impossible. I find myself often hitting the right side buttons just trying to move it around. I suppose if those buttons werent there, or you could turn them off, the mouse would be better.
Summary: After four months, the left click button is failing. It double clicks when it should single click and sometimes won't register a click at all. I have had 5 Lachisis, an Imparator and now this one. All of them have failed in the same way. If I could find another mouse with the same features and feel, I would switch immediately. Razer has been good about the RMA process, but they shouldn't all fail like this.
Summary: I mentioned in the "Cons" section that the issues only occurs with my Z87 systems. I've tried three different Z87 motherboards, all with the same results. Just annoying problems left and right. For now I have gone back to using my Diamondback 3G (which works flawlessly, by the way) until my new mouse from a will-not-be-named different manufacturer arrives.
Pros: Mouse worked great when it worked... until it doesn't. When it does work, I absolutely love it. It utilizes Razer's Synaspe software, the same driver software common across all of their devices as of late. Some love the software, others hate it. Personally, I don't absolutely despise it, but it certainly isn't my favorite piece of software in the world. The software allows you to do all of the common gaming-mouse related tasks... customizable buttons, DPI adjustments,...
Cons: The mouse has tons of problems with my Z87 systems. No deal-breakers, but tons of nagging, super annoying issues to deal with. Most of these issues seem to be fairly common problems (but not universal problems) just based on other reviews. After a cold boot, the mouse tracking is terrible. Almost like someone turned the polling rate to 0.5 Hz. It takes 15-20 minutes for the mouse to "warm up" to begin to function correctly. Disconnecting and reconnecting the mouse see...
Pros: love the on the fly dpi adjusting and when it does track, its accurate.
Cons: after 2 weeks it started acting up. the mouse takes 2-3 mins, after boot up, to start tracking. luckily I have my old razer diamondback also to use until this one "warms up". very annoying. I expect more for the price and from razer.
Summary: If you have medium to large hands or use a mouse for long periods at a time you will suffer from hand fatigue... Think twice before buying this one...
Pros: The mouse is loaded with features, software (Synapse) is awesome and very tweakeable. Great looking design/lighting effects.
Cons: Simply put, the ergonomic design of this mouse is terrible... It is tiny! Meaning, it is very narrow and the profile-thickness is very thin/short/flat; the part your palm is "supposed" to rest on. It is so small, it fits my 11 year old's hand perfectly... After using this mouse for more than 15-20 minutes, fatigue is a factor as a claw-like grip is required to use it; very unnatural.
Summary: I have been gaming for many many years ( more than I would like to admit , Zork Anyone ?) and have used many many Mice in that time. I came to a point where my current mouse was just plain worn out and needed to be replaced. I did considerable research concerning the many choices available to me and there were many many positive reviews about this mouse mostly concerning the level of comfort, which is very important for me.