Razer Abyssus review: Razer Abyssus

Typical Price: $59.00

Razer Abyssus

(Part #: CNETRazer Abyssus)
4 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

The Good Good gaming performance.

The Bad Limited customisation. On-the-fly sensitivity not really useful due to lack of buttons. DPI and polling switches are a pain to access. Only 16 events allowed in macros.

The Bottom Line It may be a simple mouse, but if you can't afford the higher-end gaming mice, the Abyssus is a plucky little contender.

8.0 Overall

The Abyssus is a simple mouse, perhaps best demonstrated by its driver control panel:

The past is strong in this one.
(Screenshot by CBS Interactive)

Yep, that's it. This looks mighty similar to the driver that came with the original DeathAdder over five years ago, but don't let the layout deceive you — there's still separate X/Y sensitivity, and you can still assign custom functions to the different buttons; just what functions you can do are quite limited.

For instance, there are macros included, but you're limited to 16 strokes, including down and up key presses, and are remembered per button, rather than across multiple profiles.

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