Functions and Final Thoughts
All of the functions and features of the DeathAdder Elite are controlled and customized using Razer Synapse, Razer’s own free customization suite for most if not all of their products. Through Razer Synapse, you can control button assignments, DPI levels, acceleration, lighting effects, surface calibrations and macros. You can even track usage stats and review heatmap analysis of your gameplay so that you can study your usage trends.
Razer Synapse for the most part was pretty simply to finagle through. All of your settings and profiles are saved to your Razer Synapse account on the cloud. Even the macro creator is pretty straight forward for anyone who’s ever dabbled with macros. You can simply have the macro builder record a set of movements and key press timings. Then double back to tweak delays, timings and durations of key presses. With this mouse being a product geared towards eSports, the stat and heatmap tracker is a nice add-on for the professional that is always looking to improve.
The Razer DeathAdder Elite in conjunction with Razer Synapse was a nice pairing. Whether it be the auto-loading of profiles with specified games, or the direct control of DPI hops between sensitivity stages, the Razer Synapse had me covered.
While I played with different profiles for different games, I liked the “Sensitivity Stage” defaults for those behind-the-wheel buttons, illustrated in the image below and labelled 6 and 7. “Sensitivity stages” are handy for gamers that like to control their DPI settings on the fly. Changing sensitivities between different classes or guns, is one example. So I found myself sticking with those “Sensitivity Stage” defaults throughout my various profiles. Although you are more than welcome to set those buttons to any function you like.
Overall, I really like the Razer DeathAdder Elite. For a very respectable price point of $69.99, you get an eSports-grade product with an highly touted ergonomic design and better internals than ever before. New Razer Mechanical Mouse Switches and a new 16,000 DPI optical sensor leaves you with nothing to blame for your failures but yourself, and maybe lag. For those of you out on the market for a new gaming mouse, whether you’re a casual or a professional gamer, the Razer DeathAdder Elite is definitely worth checking out.
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Razer DeathAdder Elite review unit provided by Razer.