Razer Mamba Wireless Gaming Laser Mouse 5600 DPI review: Razer Mamba Wireless Gaming Laser Mouse 5600 DPI

Razer has implemented a decent solution for switching between wired and wireless modes. The USB cable plugs into the charging base and mouse via a clunky boot-shaped connector. Similar to other mice of this type, most notably the Sidewinder X8, the Mamba will also recharge its included battery while the mouse is in wired mode. In the Mamba's case, you have to turn off the mouse first, via a switch on its underside.

The USB cable doesn't plug into the Mamba as easily as we'd like.

Connecting and removing the cable from the Mamba's charging base is easy, but the same process with the mouse feels too unwieldy. Razer obviously designed the USB input to match the sculpt of the mouse and it's aesthetically pleasing enough. But actually plugging the cable into the Mamba requires just enough finesse to become annoying. The SideWinder X8's magnetic cable connection is much more seamless.

Finally, Razer rates the Mamba for 14 hours of "continuous" gaming battery life and 72 hours of stop-and-go gaming. Aside from plugging the Mamba into the USB cable, you can also simply mount it on the charging base, which displays the mouse like a trophy. You have to supply your own friends and family members interested enough to be impressed by a $130 gaming mouse.

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Razer Mamba Wireless Gaming Laser Mouse 5600 DPI

Part Number: RZ01-00120100-R3U1 Released: Jun 3, 2009
MSRP: $129.99 Low Price: $210.00 See all prices

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Jun 3, 2009
  • Color black
  • Connector Type 4 pin USB Type A
  • Movement Resolution 5600 dpi
  • Type USB
  • OS Required Microsoft Windows 2000
    Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits)
    Microsoft Windows XP
    Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition
    Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
  • Type mouse
  • Movement Detection Technology laser
  • Connectivity Technology wired
  • Compatibility PC