by Greg King on November 4, 2005 in Peripherals
Looking for the *next* killer gaming mouse? It seems that every few months, one will come along and blow us away. Now we are seeing gaming mice that finally have a freakin’ LASER! Today we are taking a look at the new Razer Copperhead, which not only looks awesome, but performs exceptionally.
Upon looking over the Copperhead, the shape and feel is not exactly what I am used to but nice none the less. The mouse has the customary left and right buttons as well as the scroll wheel. There are also two buttons on either side of the mouse and we will cover those later in the review. I am also happy with the Teflon pads on the bottom of the mouse. These allow the mouse to glide over any reasonable surface that you might use this on.
These are the specs that Razer provides for the Copperhead
- 2000 DPI Laser Engine Powered by Razer Precision
- 1000 Hz Ultrapolling with 1 ms response time as compared with 125Hz/8 ms response time used by other conventional gaming mice
- 32KB Onboard Memory Powered by Razer Synapse
- 7 independently programmable buttons optimized with Razer’s Hyperesponse technology for ultra tactile button feedback and maximum actions-per-minute (APM) gameplay
- Zero-Acoustic Ultraslick Teflon feet
- 16 bit data path, as compared to 8 bit and 12 bit data paths used by other conventional mice
- High speed motion detection, up to 45ips and 20g / Over 7080 frames per second
- Always-On mode pioneered by Razer – the laser engine sensor never powers down to provide instantaneous response at all times during gameplay
- Award winning Razer drivers featuring On-the-Fly Sensitivity DPI adjustment pioneered by Razer
- Size: 5.04″ length x 2.5″ width x 1.54″ height
- GlowPipe non-slip side rails
- Ergonomic ambidextrous design
- Ultra large non-slip rubber coated mouse buttons
- Gold plated USB connector for maximum conductivity
- 7 foot, lightweight, non-tangle cord
With these impressive specs, I am really looking forward to getting into this review and seeing just what this laser mouse is all about.
This will be the system that I will be testing this mouse on.
AMD 3700+ San Diego 1MB L2
Ultra X-Finity 500W PSU
512MB x 2 Crucial Ballistix PC4000
1 WD Raptor 74 GB
Seagate 160 GB
Creative Audigy ZS2
Windows XP Professional with SP2
Installation, with any USB device, was a snap. The gold plated USB connector goes into my back port rather easily and XP picks up the mouse without any problems at all. After installing the drivers and software included on the disk, I am away and ready to go. Before I started playing with this mouse, I wanted to take a peek at the software included with the mouse.