Why can’t you use the Razer DeathAdder Chroma for gaming and work (review)

I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to computer peripherals. It’s not that I have the highest quality or most expensive computer accessories. Rather, I refuse to use any product below a certain standard. I know there are people who are perfectly content with buying an AmazonBasics wireless mouse or a cheap keyboard under $10. The reasoning is if it works, why spend the extra money on something that will perform the same function. By that logic, I should go out and buy generic brand floss instead of Glide. Have you ever tried using generic brand floss? It either breaks apart while you’re flossing or you have to yank as hard as you can to get it between your teeth. Never settle for less than Glide. Your dentist will thank you.

There are some things that are worth spending extra money on. You shouldn’t skimp on a mattress because the average person spends about a third of their life sleeping. You should pay top dollar for a tattoo because you don’t want to go in wanting to get a tattoo of your beautiful mom and have a monster permanently inked on you instead. This is the same for a computer mouse because if you use a computer at work, you’re going to be doing a lot of clicking. There are a lot of options great options out there. If you need a reliable mouse for productivity and like to game, look no further than the Razer DeathAdder Chroma.

A gaming mouse that’s solid for work

The Razer DeathAdder Chroma is one of the most popular gaming mouses for good reason. Its simple design is easy to pick up and use right away without trying to figure out 15 different buttons that you see on other gaming mouses. It’s similar to a standard mouse with two side buttons, a scroll wheel which you can click and the left and right click buttons. The greatest strength of this mouse is the ergonomic design. The Razer DeathAdder fits my hand like a custom-molded glove. The outer right side of the mouse juts out ever so slightly to let the side of your palm rest comfortably. This is one of the most comfortable experiences I’ve had with a mouse. Rubberized side grips are present to give you extra control when it matters most. Filling out spreadsheets like a boss.

Death to latency

All jokes aside, the Razer DeathAdder might look simple on the inside, but it’s got some power underneath the hood. The Razer DeathAdder comes with a 10,000 dpi optical sensor that is capable of movement speeds up to 300 inches per second. Whether you move your cursor fast or slow, the Razer DeathAdder will always be ultra-accurate with no latency. This is the main reason why I use a gaming mouse at work. Latency. Latency is when you move the mouse and the cursor has a delay in registering the movement. If you’ve never used a gaming mouse before, I urge you to try one out. It’ll make it difficult to go back to a cheaper mouse because the latency is so bad. It’s difficult to make fine, precise movements when latency is high. I work as a scientist where I’m clicking on small items on the screen and I like the feeling of having full control with no latency using the Razer DeathAdder.

For a gamer, this is the difference between life or death. You might think that professional gamers are clicking around aimlessly for no reason. However, these clicks have a purpose and it would be impossible to accurately click on small objects on the screen with high latency.

The Razer DeathAdder is extremely durable. I had a minor addiction with League of Legends which I quit cold-turkey not too long ago. If you don’t know, League of Legends is one of those games where the players are clicking constantly. I may or may not have had over 50 days worth of total gameplay which is incredibly embarrassing to admit. Despite my embarrassment, the Razer DeathAdder lasted me a solid five years through a ton of clicking. Towards the end of its life, the left and right buttons start to dole out a bit. However, I was constantly smashing the right and left click buttons during my five-year binge. This should take much longer to wear out for normal people who don’t game three to five hours every day.

16.8 million customizable colors

It wouldn’t be a Razer product if it didn’t have RGB lighting. There are a ridiculous 16.8 million customizable color options that light up the iconic Razer logo and the scroll wheel. You can have cool lighting effects such as spectrum cycling, pulsing a color of choice, or illuminating a static color. If you don’t feel like looking ridiculous at work, you can change the light to a normal, less obnoxious color or just turn the light off completely. The only inconvenience is that you’ll have to do it through the Razer Synapse software which you can download once you connect the mouse.

The Razer Synapse is where you can customize what functions you want your side buttons to perform. This is where you can create advanced lighting portfolios to give your DeathAdder a personalized look.


The Razer DeathAdder Chroma is the best mouse I’ve ever used. I’ve used it just as much for work as I have for gaming. The ergonomic design makes it one of the most comfortable experiences I have had using a mouse. No latency means you’ll be ultra-accurate with your movements which could spell out life or death for gaming. The Razer DeathAdder was built for gaming so you don’t have to worry about durability especially if you use it for work. With 16.8 million customizable color lightings, who can say no to the Razer DeathAdder. You can find it on Razer, Best Buy, Newegg, or Amazon for $69.99. It is worth every single penny I paid for it. I am not ashamed to admit I have three. One for home, work, and portable use.

Razer DeathAdder Chroma Mouse
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