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Razer Copperhead High Precision Gaming Mouse - Page 5 of 5

CONCLUSION

The Copperhead fits the into the mold of being an evolution and not a revolution. It is a substantial improvement over the Diamondback, particularly with the Copperhead using the latest advanced laser sensor available instead of outdated infrared technology. The overall feel (both physically in the hand and during gameplay/Windows use) is better than the Diamondback in relatively small ways but big enough that I don't want to go back to my Diamondback at all. The Copperhead also glows more evenly and brighter than the Diamondback did and we can't forget that pulsating action.

Improved Glowiness

Performance has been improved on a number of fronts and the drivers are also improved. The addition of 32K of onboard memory can't be stressed enough as a really neat touch and something that helps to set the Copperhead apart from most current gaming mice. Time will tell what the upcoming "Copperhead Toolkit" will bring to the table. The most interesting being that of the weight system. However, this toolkit adds an additional cost that one could argue should have been part of the product to begin with.

The advertised seven buttons is somewhat misleading as I cannot comfortably/effectively even use the two side buttons opposite my thumb (the side buttons on the right side of the mouse since I'm right handed).

Ultimately, the Copperhead is an impressive gaming mouse that has improved my uncanny accuracy in first person shooters...even better than the Diamondback did. Everyone will have specific personal things to find issue with on any mouse (especially us avid gamers). I did find the side button placement changes to be a bit of a step backwards but the next guy might love the change.

The Razer Copperhead and Logitech use the same laser sensor from Agilent Technologies; so what will really impact your buying decision are the ergonomic differences, drivers, extras, and the price.

 

Sweeet

PROS
  • High build quality
  • 2,000 cpi laser sensor
  • 32KB onboard memory
  • Razer drivers
  • Cool factor
  • Improved illumination through sides and scroll wheel
  • Gold plated USB connection
  • Works equally well with USB 1.0/2.0
  • Rubberized, contoured buttons
  • Improved scroll wheel
  • 7' USB cable
  • USB cable is thinner/lighter than most
  • Solid evolution of the Diamondback along with innovative new features
     
CONS
  • Side button placement/feel
  • Currently priced ~$20 more than the Logitech G5
  • Some brief adjustment period when coming from previous asymmetric mouse use

Please feel free to post any questions or comments in this thread of our forums.

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Last Updated on October 10, 2005


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