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Razer DeathAdder Essential Mouse Review

Rating: 8.0.

Razer has long been known for its premium, feature packed mice, with very few alternatives for the budget consumer. This began to change with the introduction of its Essential Gaming line, seeing the release of the Razer Abyssus Essential earlier this year. Now, the company has given its famous DeathAdder range the same treatment – but can the DeathAdder Essential compete in a market already oversaturated with budget offerings?

When we reviewed the DeathAdder Elite back in 2017, our primary criticism was its £70 price point being a little on the expensive side. Razer seems to have taken on-board this feedback, scaling back the extra buttons and RGB lighting in favour of a more accessible £49.99.


  • Dimensions: 73 x 43 x 127 mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: approx. 96g (excluding cable)
  • Colour: Black
  • Layout: Right-handed operation
  • Buttons: 5 (incl. mouse wheel button)
  • Sensor Resolution: max. 6,400 DPI
  • Acceleration: max. 30 G
  • Microswitch: Razer Mechanical Mouse, min. 10 million clicks
  • Connection: USB
  • USB Signal Rate: 1,000 Hz
  • Cable Length: 1.8 m (coated)
  • Lighting: Single-colour green
  • Compatibility: Windows 10, 8/8.1 and 7 (software)
  • Guarantee: 2 years

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