Name: Manuel Makohl
Gamer Tag: Tixo
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Left Hand Edition
Keyboard: Razer Tarantula
Mousepad: Razer Destructor
Headset: Razer Carcharias w/ Razer Moray+
The Razer Deathadder Left Handh Edition is the first gaming mouse, which is especially designed for sinistrals. After the announcement, I was really enlighted to play with this mouse and so I had very high expectations, when the mouse arrived at my house. Would it meet my high expectations and will it be my first choice as a gaming device over the Salmosa? I’ve checked the mouse in order to find the answer - for you and for me.
But first, let’s start with the packaging and we’ll get a closer look at the specs and results later. Everything looks very Razer typical, the packaging is almost the same as for the normal Deathadder, only labelled „Left Hand Edition“. All in all the design is awesome as always and I definetely love it.
As a professiongal gamer, I’m travelling a lot to different events around the globe and I’m always forced to play on another gaming system than my own, so I have to prepare myself wisely for every tournament. On our level of gaming it’s hugely important to find your usual „Home settings“ quickly, because you don’t have much time to set up your settings during official tournaments. Therefore I got used to play with a mouse that needs no installation of drivers. But to benefit from the 3500 dpi the Deathadder offers, I had to install the driver package. But because the guys at Razer are also gamers, they’ve kept the installation procedure very quick and easy, so it’s not very time consuming. With drivers, I’m able to change every important aspect of the mouse, so I can completely control it’s behaviour.
Oh, and they switched the mouse1 and mouse2 buttons: the Razer Deathadder LH Edition is the exact mirror image of a normal Deathadder. Since I’m rather unfamiliar with this setup, I found a way to change the buttons inside the driver menu, as you can see on the screenshot below:
After I’ve gone through the setup process and everything seemed fine for me, I’ve tried a few games. After just a short period of time I knew, that I’ve never had such a sophisticated mouse. Not only the ergonomically designed shape but also the 3500 dpi 3G sensor really impressed me after just a few games. Even in the most action filled situations the movement of the crosshair was absolutely precise, which suits my style of play very nicely. Also, there were no dropouts during my movements – all Razer mice equipped with the 3G sensor are that great when it comes to accuracy and movement control.
In addition, also the button placement is very good and I was able to use all buttons without any problems during gaming sessions. The mousewheel setting is also great – not to strong, but also not too weak, just perfect. My overall impression intensified after completing a few practise games with my team. For me as a former Salmosa player, I now have two more extra buttons to play with, which is also quite handy. And by the way: I haven’t noticed any signs of fatigue when playing with the Deathadder LH Edition, even after our very long practice sessions, which is probebly due to the excellent shape of the mouse.
Now, after several days of testing and playing I’m eager to say that the Razer Deathadder Left Hand Edition is absolutely unique and that's why I'm using it now. Razer really put an effort into the design to offer sinistrals like me a yet unknown gaming experience. Every left handed gamer, who was forced to play with a mouse designed for both hands should give the Deathadder LH Edition a try, because you won’t regret it.