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Written by Akim Green   
Sunday, 19 May 2013
Table of Contents: Page Index
Razer DeathAdder 2013 Gaming Mouse
Closer Look: DeathAdder 2013
Razer Synapse 2.0
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Razer DeathAdder 2013 Gaming Mouse

Manufacturer: Razer USA ltd.
Product Name: DeathAdder 2013
Model Number: RZ01-00840100-R3U1
UPC: 879862005986
Price As Tested: $54.99 (Amazon /NewEgg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Razer USA Ltd.

The original DeathAdder is widely believed to be one of the best gaming mice of all time. Don't believe me? Just try a simple Google search for "top gaming mice". If not number one, the DeathAdder is bound to be in the lists of most pages found. With such high ratings, it would be risky and perhaps unwise to make radical changes to such the product. Razer has made a similar observation and have only attempted to make a good product better with the 2013 version of the DeathAdder.

Maintaining it's famous ergonomic design, Razer has upgraded the optical laser to a more sensitive one as well as added rubber side grips. Many versions of the DeathAdder are available and the budget-conscious consumer will surely contemplate whether or not the refinements are worth the price difference. The featured product is marketed as an essential ergonomic gaming mouse; there are no bells are whistles, no weight adjustment, no changeable lights, just a mouse designed to dominate. Since the 2013 version of the DeathAdder is quite similar to it's predecessors, this review may also serve as an evaluation of the general DeathAdder series. Read on as Benchmark reviews takes a close look at the raved-about Razer DeathAdder 2013 gaming mouse to see what all the hype is about.

Since the original release of the DeathAdder, many manufacturers have released gaming mice in the same price range that have gained the favor of many gamers. Will the refresh of the DeathAdder bring it back into the attention of the gamer population and grab the attention of new gamers? More importantly, how will it fair against modern contenders such as the corsair M60 that offers features such as weight adjustment and numerous macro buttons for about the same price? We attempt to answer these questions in the remainder of the article.


This mouse was used in typical day-to-day computer activities as well as tested in an array of games. It will be compared to likes of the Logitech G700 and the Corsair M60.

Features & Specifications

Technical Specifications:

  • 6400dpi 4G Optical Sensor
  • Ergonomic right-handed design with textured rubber side grips
  • Five independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response
  • On-The-Fly Sensitivity adjustment
  • Always-On mode
  • 200 inches per second and 50g of acceleration
  • Zero-acoustic Ultraslick mouse feet
  • Gold-plated USB connector
  • Seven-foot, lightweight, braided fiber cable
  • Approximate size: 5.00"/127mm (Length) x 2.76" / 70mm (Width) x 1.73" / 44mm (Height)
  • Approximate weight : 0.23lbs / 105g



# DA + Razer Goliathus Speed?Maarten 2013-07-25 06:27
Thank you for this amazing review, it really helped me out.

But I have one more question. I'm currently using the mouse pad by Razer, the Goliathus Speed. Do these two products go well together? Are the feet of the mouse round enough to not damage the mouse pad? Is the optical objective strong enough to read on a black surface?

Thanks again.
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# It will definitely workJim 2013-08-15 18:27
I also use the Razer Goliathus Speed but it's an Omega S and with the Synpase 2.0 software, you can have the mouse to adjust to the pad very easily.
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