Should I buy Razer Deathadder 2013 mouse

Well-known and popular products also have to be brought up to date with the latest technology every now and then. That's exactly what Razer did with the 2013 DeathAdder. In the following report, we examined in more detail whether these innovations are sensible, necessary and well implemented.

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Technical specifications

  • Dimensions: 70 x 44 x 127 mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 105 g
  • Sensor: infrared
  • Resolution: 6,400 DPI
  • Acceleration: 50 G
  • Scanning accuracy: 5.08 m / s
  • Keys: 5 (programmable)
  • USB signal rate: 1,000 Hz / 16 bit
  • Connection: USB (gold-plated)
  • Cable length: approx. 2 meters
  • Compatibility: Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32 / 64bit each)


The Razer DeathAdder 2013 only got minor visual changes. The most striking thing is that the lighting now shines in a rich green instead of the previously used blue. In addition, Razer has replaced the mouse wheel with a more grippy and stable-looking variant. Furthermore, the thumb rests have been replaced by plastic that is easier to grip, thus adding a further visual accent.

However, this goes hand in hand with the fact that this mouse is not suitable for left-handed use. Everything else remains the same: silk-matt, black plastic dominates the image, a curved line makes the shape - distinctive as well as flowing. From the palm rest, the back of the mouse splits and two buttons take the mouse wheel in their center. On the right side are the thumb buttons, which, as always, can be freely configured via the software. If you don't have the mouse in your hand, the glowing company logo on the back of the mouse becomes visible. You can switch the mouse wheel and logo separately in the software. If the logo is activated, it pulsates continuously.


Technology & properties

The new edition of the DeathAdder was of course more for technical than optical reasons. While the old DeathAdder still had the 3.5 G sensor installed, the 2013 version comes onto the market with the new 4G sensor and all the advantages it offers. But what exactly is the difference between these two sensors? First of all, this sensor now has a stately 6400 DPI instead of 3500 DPI. When it comes to acceleration, a lot has happened with this model. With an unbelievable 5.08 m / s and a maximum of 50 G, this mouse can be moved a lot faster than its predecessor.

Speed ​​seems to be the absolute priority for the developers, as the mouse has also slimmed down around 40 grams. Lightweight construction from Razer. Despite the racing conditions, this copy is by no means uncomfortable. Our test copy was comfortable in the hand and did not cause any pain or the like during the gaming test.


With the DeathAdder 2013, Razer has brought a tried and tested product to the cutting edge of technology. Not much has changed on the outside, but a lot has changed on the inside. The new sensor makes the gamer's heart beat faster and should satisfy even those who are crazy about acceleration. We were satisfied with both the mouse and the software and our only complaint is that the mouse is not suitable for left-handers.



  • only suitable for right-handers