Earlier this year I reviewed the Razer Mamba Hyperflux, and at the time I said it was my favourite mouse of the year so far. It used magnetic induction to transmit power from the Firefly mousemat to the mouse itself, negating the need for a battery and thus keeping the weight down. Though I loved the technology and the mouse itself proved to be excellent, it had a fairly major drawback – the mouse and mousemat bundle would set you back a staggering £250.
So what happens when you take the Mamba Hyperflux mouse, ditch the fancy (and expensive) magnetic induction technology and add a standard rechargeable battery instead? Well, you pretty much end up with the Mamba Wireless (2018) that we are reviewing today, with a more affordable price point of £99.99.
That in a nutshell really sums up the Mamba Wireless Razer has released towards the end of 2018. Not to be confused with previous versions – also named just ‘Mamba Wireless’ – that used laser sensors and came with a funky charging stand, this new model uses Razer’s top of the line optical sensor with a slightly less in-your-face lighting configuration as well. At a penny under £100, it’s still not cheap – but is it worth the cash?
- Razer 5G Advanced Optical Sensor with true 16,000 DPI
- Up to 450 inches per second (IPS) / 50 G acceleration
- 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
- Seven independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
- Razer™ Mechanical Mouse Switches with 50 million clicks life cycle
- Gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel
- Ergonomic right-handed design
- Razer Chroma™ lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
- Hybrid On-Board Memory and Cloud Storage
- Razer Synapse 3 enabled
- Approximate size: 125.7 mm / 4.95 in (Length) X 70.0 mm / 2.75 in (Width) X 43.2 mm / 1.70 in (Height)
- Approximate weight (excluding cable): 106 g / 0.213 lbs
- Cable length: 2.1 m / 6.89 ft