|Razer Imperator Laser Gaming Mouse RZ01-0035|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Input Devices|
|Written by Nate Swetland - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 28 December 2009|
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Razer Imperator RZ01-0035 Review
The company name Razer is practically synonymous with PC-gaming peripherals. Their wide selection of gaming keyboards, mice, and other accessories make them a top choice when shopping for the best gaming gear. The Razer Imperator is the latest release, and the RZ01-0035 model offers gamers an ergonomic mouse with highly-sensitive 5600 dpi laser. Razer compromises nothing when it comes to comfort, looks, and features. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the Razer Imperator USB-2.0 5600-DPI Laser Gaming Mouse RZ01-0035. Boasting such features as adjustable thumb buttons, on-board (Razer Synapse) flash memory, and many other features, this mouse has the potential to pack a serious punch. Learn if the Imperator can live up to the Razer name; and the Benchmark Reviews standard of quality.
Often gamers strive for the best processor, max out their system memory, buy the fastest video cards, and view them on the largest high-resolution monitor they can find. Many gamers overlook the simple things that are really the gateway to all of this technology, and that is their input devices. Seasoned gamers know that all that horsepower inside that custom made gaming rig serves no purpose if you skimp out on one of the only things you physically come into contact with, and that is the mouse. Gaming mice have become parallel with other high-end equipment in their degree of importance to a PC gamer. A good mouse gives you great control and great comfort as you frag away at home, or your favorite LAN party.
The Razer company knows how important input devices are to gamers, and strives to make the best possible products to fill that need. Their newest gaming mouse, the Imperator boasts a variety of features found on many top quality gaming mice, but it also has a few features not found on many, or not found on any at all. Such common features include on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment, high DPI rates, precision laser tracking, ergonomic design and side-mounted thumb buttons. Some features they have, such as the on-board memory to store your custom gaming profiles, and adjustable side thumb buttons are not found on many other mice, or any at all.
As a hardcore gamer, I was a bit leery of using a new mouse to be quite honest. I have used my tried-and-true Logitech MX-518 for almost four years now, and I have had nothing but great things to say about it. I was willing to give the Razer Imperator a try because I trust the Razer name, and I was intrigued by the features and technology behind it.
If this mouse is any bit as good as it sounds on paper or looks, for that matter, it is going to be a real contender for not only winning over a loyal user of a non-Razer mouse, but it may also win over some of the people that already own a Razer mouse, and are looking for a way to gain a bit of that extra edge in their competition.
About Razer, USA
Razer is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming products and peripherals that are designed "For Gamers. By Gamers". Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Razer’s award-winning lineup of products includes desktop speakers, headsets, keyboards, mice, software, and gaming surfaces. Since 1998, Razer has collaborated with leading professional gamers to develop, manufacture and market cutting-edge gaming peripherals using proprietary technologies that give gamers the competitive edge. Razer products offer the best in precision, sensitivity, usability and distinctive product design and have a reputation for being leaders in gaming peripheral technology.