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Razer Diamondback Chroma 2016 gaming mouse review

Rating: 7.5.

The Razer Diamondback is one of the most iconic gaming mice Razer ever made, so it is with some fanfare that we can announce its return. Much like the original, this is a slimline, ambidextrous rodent, though it has updated ergonomics, styling and internal hardware – thanks to its more contemporary construction. 

Of course it is also lit up by Razer’s vibrant RGB lighting system, CHROMA, though for some reason it does not feature on the mouse’s name tag. Unlike previous generations of the Diamondback though, this mouse features a laser sensor rather than an optical one.


Priced at £80 (and an annoyingly much cheaper $80 in the U.S.) the Diamondback is not cheap. Will its design pedigree and upgraded feature set be enough to justify the price tag?


  • Ambidextrous form factor.
  • 16,000 DPI 5G laser sensor.
  • Up to 210 inches per second / 50 g acceleration.
  • 1,000 Hz Ultrapolling.
  • On-The-Fly Sensitivity adjustment.
  • Chroma customizable lighting.
  • Inter-device colour synchronization.
  • 7 programmable Hyperesponse buttons.
  • Razer Synapse enabled.
  • 2.1 m / 7 ft braided fibre cable.
  • Approximate size: 125 mm / 4.92 in (Length) x 60 mm / 2.64 in (Width) x 30 mm / 1.18 in (Height).
  • Approximate weight: 89 g / 0.09 lbs (without cable).

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