Resolved [buying advice] Razer Deathadder 3500 dpi

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    CodeBreaker macrumors 6502

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    Hi, is anyone here using this mouse? I am planning to buy this one for FPS gaming and Photoshop. But my major concern is compatibility with Lion. I am sick of my current Chinese mouse ;)
     
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    Like most mice it's pretty much just plug and play...
     
  3. CodeBreaker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does it fix the stupid OS X mouse acceleration issues? Does the 1000 kHz polling it sports work under OS X? And, well i heard of some scrolling issues with it. If you own it, how satisfied are you with it?

    Thanks :)
     
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    Avoid Razer's drivers, becuase the mac versions are horrible and mac support from the company is almost non existent.
     
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    So you can't use it under OS X? I mean configuring sensitivity, mapping buttons, etc.? If so, then, it sucks. I don't have Windows :(
     
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    You can, but the tracking speed gets reset every single time you reboot the machine and it's really annoying. Furthermore I don't know about Lion support. Personally I removed the drivers from the computer some time ago.
     
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    That's fine,.... i reboot once in a month at the most. They have 64 bit drivers, so I guess it'll work in Lion, too. I'm buying it for the ergonomics, accuracy and speed. I had tried it in the gaming section of a store here (on Windows 7), and I fell in love with it.
     
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    It works great and i have been using one for 3 months now, there is even a seperate mac utility where you can adjust the dpi and sensitivity.
     
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    I have been using this Razer mouse for a few years to play WoW. Works great but it does reset mouse speed a lot. I use the Razer software to program WoW macros and key commands without problems.
     
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    I just got the Razer Mamba wireless for my Mac and it works perfectly. Only good for gaming and photoshop as you say, but I miss the new Lion magic mouse controls so the Mamba gets cast aside alot unfortuntately.

    But anyway yeah it runs perfect, it has physical buttons to adjust the DPI which is great, don't even need to touch Lion's mouse settings. Not sure if all Razer mice have this though.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback guys :)
    So I will go ahead with it. I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  12. CodeBreaker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just ordered, got it for $42. Should get it in 2-3 days.

    OK, so I just install the driver and plug the mouse or do I have to update the firmware? I'm asking because I saw many posts about guys bricking their DeathAdders by updating the firmware :eek:
     
  13. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    You just install the software from here:

    http://www.razersupport.com/index.php?_m=downloads&_a=view&parentcategoryid=137&pcid=24&nav=0,76,168,24

    the mouse will work without the software as well but i like the fact that i can customize nearly everything like turn the light off,dpi etc.

    The firmware checker is also included however the catch is that the updater is only windows so you have to do the update on a windows machine but i haven't experienced any big difference between the updated and not updated one.
     

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    Thanks for your help. Can't wait to get mine and shoot me some heads :D
     
  15. CodeBreaker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got it!

    I got it 2 days back. Here are some of my observations:
    The good:
    1. Build quality is very good
    2. Works out of the box
    3. Drivers work in Lion
    4. Buttons are easy to click, very sensitive
    5. The cord looks very strong and doesn't interfere with mouse movement
    6. Tracking is excellent and accurate

    The bad:
    1. The glossy black bottom gets easily scratched (the feet are fine)
    2. Not good for smallish hands
    3. The buttons feel delicate (I'm afraid to click-hold the 2nd button when sniping in Borderlands)
    4. It's quite useless without a good mousemat

    Overall, it's great and as this is my first gaming mouse, I'm experiencing a world of change. I am mostly a sniper (Borderlands, Urban Terror, CoD) and I use it at 1800 dpi with system acceleration at 4 notches, or at 3500 dpi with system acceleration at 1 notch.

    My scores are improved by maybe 70% in Urban Terror.
     

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