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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst - Edited by Olin Coles   
Friday, 29 October 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Razer Lachesis V2 5600 dpi Laser Gaming Mouse
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: Razer Lachesis V2
Lachesis 5600 dpi Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Lachesis 5600 dpi Detailed Features

Let's look a little closer now at the Razer Lachesis' features and also the all important software that unlocks the true potential of the Lachesis gaming mouse.

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The USB plug is gold plated for better signal transfer and the Lachesis also features a seven foot braided, lightweight, non-tangle cord to add to the premium quality of this gaming mouse.

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Razer always provide a nice bundle with their products, although most of it is not necessarily essential it makes your purchase feel that bit more special, first up you get a certificate of authenticity that welcomes you into the "Cult of Razer" along with a Razer Lachesis definition card - once again explaining why this mouse is called what it is. You get a couple of decals for your case and you also get a full color 'master product guide' that goes into detail about all of the features of the Lachesis gaming mouse, then there is a quick start guide that lets the more impatient user to jump in at the deep end so to speak. Last but not least is a product catalogue containing info and pictures on Razer's latest innovations, just in case you didn't know they don't only do mice :smiley:.

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Now onto the all important driver/software for the Razer Lachesis 5600 dpi gaming mouse. First you must download this from the Razer support website (a link is provided in the quick start and user guide materials discussed earlier), install the software and then restart your system. This is the main screen of the configuration software and allows you to map functions to each of the nine buttons (and an extra two for scroll wheel up/down), you are free to choose any of the options from the drop down box as seen above, it is the same for each button, or you may create a macro first and then use this screen to assign that macro to a button of your choice.

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The second screen is your center of operations for controlling mouse motion sensitivity, simply adjust the slider to set your ideal sensitivity or simply use the two center buttons of the Lachesis (below the scroll wheel) that are by default set to adjust sensitivity up or down. You also have an option here to set different sensitivities to the X and Y axis of the Lachesis - simply by selecting the enable independent X-Y sensitivity option and then adjust the two sliders that will appear on the bar above. Next you can enable and adjust acceleration properties and also set your preferred polling rate.

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Next is the profile management page where you can assign profiles to activate based on a certain application, let's say for example you enjoy dabbling with FPS and RTS and MMO style games and you are also a budding graphics artist, as we all tend to be these days, all of these games and applications benefit from different types of mouse setup, sensitivities and button configurations. Well Razer make it all that more easy and convenient to do all of these tasks within this section. Notice there are options to import or export profiles, this should prove useful for sharing a profile you have created or installing any that you may have got from friends or the internet.

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The fourth screen is where you set up your macro's, it is fairly straightforward to do so, simply click new, name your macro, then hit record, perform the required macro (keyboard or mouse buttons), and then hit stop to finalise. Your macro's are stored in the drop down menu and can be selected for viewing to make sure they are correct. If time delay is not important to your macro then you may select the ignore delay between events option, then you may take your time when recording your macro to make sure you get it right, or on the contrary you may insert a delay between events and give that delay a value in milliseconds to your preference. Once again there is the option to import and export macros.

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The last screen is my favourite; this is the lighting control screen and also the driver update screen. The Lighting control options are very simple, it would have been nice to see more options here, such as allowing the scroll wheel to pulse (like the logo does) or maybe setting the logo to permanently on like the scroll wheel is, maybe also being able to set the pulse speed, or have an option for the logo and/or scroll wheel to cycle between a set of predefined colors, or maybe Razer could do all of the above. Here's hoping they listen.

As it is the logo pulses and the scroll wheel stays a solid color, you can define different colors to the scroll wheel and the logo either from the drop down box, or by clicking custom (which opens the windows custom color selection chart). The best results as far as color selections go, are gained from selecting the colors towards the middle of the selection box, the first four colors from the top left of the selection box display a color very close to white, when you get to the green/blue shades on the top row the colour gets a lot more accurate. I also found that when selecting any of the last five colors from the bottom right of the selection box to use as the logo color, it doesn't light up any color at all, but I was able to select them as scroll wheel colors.

Next there are two more buttons, one to check for updates - which takes you to the main Razer support page (not the Lachesis 5600 product support page) and then you have the option to clear all of your settings to default and start over from fresh.

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In the above image you can get the idea for some of the color configurations that are possible. The Razer Lachesis reproduces a very nice white light and yellow looks very pretty also. My personal favorite combination for now is red and green, either way round doesn't matter, it still looks very good. I could have tried to display all of the colors possible but as Razer says, the Lachesis 5600 features "Adjustable Multi-Color LED's (Up to 16 million colors)", well I think you can get the idea, plus I dont fancy taking 16 million photo's.



 

Comments 

 
# Dead mouseJake 2010-10-29 16:50
I own several razor products. I've had many hours of enjoyment from these products starting with my purchase of the diamondback. However, I've noticed over the past several years that the quality of razer products has been in decline. The last two mice I've owned from Razer (including the V1 of the Lachesis) died or had some severe malfuctions making it unusuable within a month of use. I'm a gamer and I put stress on the mice and keyboards, but this seems like it is a decline in quality rather than a mis-use scenario. I'm hoping that they have taken the time and effort to make their latest editions of products a bit more durable and more reliable out of the box.
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# RE: Dead mouseSteven Iglesias-Hearst 2010-10-30 00:09
Well if this is the case then this review would be duly updated should anything go wrong.
My previous Razer mouse (Krait) lasted well over 3 years of some real hard use, and has only recently started to show signs that it may have had enough.
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# DEAD MOUSE YOU SAY??Toeringsandthong 2011-01-29 12:26
1ST OFF id like to say iv owned this mouse for over 6 months now with win 7 x64 ! ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEMS ! THIS IS V2 ! WAY WAY BETTER V1 WAS A TROUBLED MOUSE PERIOD ! i know ,i owned it too ! RAZER USA STANDS BEHIND THEIR PRODUCTS 100 PERCENT EVEN AFTER WARRANTY WAS EXPIRE THEY GAVE ME A NEW MOUSE AND NEW KEYBOARD ! NOT TOO MANY COMPANY'S CAN SAY THAT ! So just because you received a bad one DONT BASH THE COMPANY ANY COMPANY CAN HAVE A FEW THAT ARE BAD !
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# dead mousextc_rush 2011-09-25 14:17
ive owned many razer products over the years , using mouse and keyboard now in fact , yet this particular mouse was purchased recently and died within 4 weeks ( going through warranty now hopefully ) no power going to mouse and not being recognized when plugged in so im thinking usb fault of some kind ? although razer put out many fine products i would not recommend this particular mouse.
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# dead mousenubis 2011-10-18 23:46
i owned a v1 lachesis and the laser died within 6 months, i then went to logitech and have been playing with the g9 and it is now showing signs of dying. so i decided to give razor another try with the v2 lachesis its died within 2 days and im taking it back this weekend hopefully to get a refund. i owned razor baracuda headphones which have worked really well but after these two episodes i wont be going back to razor products.
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# dead v1?syncroo 2012-11-24 04:43
I got Lachesis V1 for over 4 years now ;) no problems at all ;)

ps.:not razor :P its RAZER Ever!
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# Crap MouseDada 2011-12-14 09:06
Had Lachesis 2 years ago, guess it was V1 :P
1st one didn't work for more then 2h.... Got a new one and throw it in trash in a week. Didn't bother to get a replacement.
Bad bad design and cost way too much.

Even my 10years old basic logitech red led is better, yeah it still work as expected and not like this new mouses that die in a year of heavy use.
Like my RevolutionMX that send double clicks on a single left-click.
Hunting for new mouse... Hope to find something usefull soon.
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