Razer Deathadder Elite Gaming Mouse Boasts Co-Developed Omron Switches With 50M Click Lifetime

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WFang

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Since a significant failure component on mechanical switches is switch bounce and contact issues, why not use the mechanical parts only for tactile feedback purposes and use optical switch detection via a beam-break type detection instead?

By the way, I STRONGLY recommend readers of this article to also read this Tom's article (eidted link to go to first page of the article):
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/hack-mouse-click-do-it-yourself,review-33501.html
It is super informative and shows many circuit options for increasing your mouse button life waaaay beyond the normal for next to nothing in parts.. I even wonder if this was not part of the strategy, beyond "just" the contact surface and arm material?

Add a few cents of parts, make some vague comment on switch response time and why its good that it is more than 3-4 ms... maybe they implemented some of these debounce techniques and preemptively comment on the button latency to get ahead of people claiming it is 'slow'?
 

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I have never had a mouse go out from amount of clicks... I have nad them go out from a dog eating my cord... to spilling a liquid on it... These mice I have owned and used for 5+ years gaming also.
 

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I could be wrong, but to me, saying your mouse sensor is the most accurate on the market without even doing the basic reveal of what sensor it is like selling cold medicine without an ingredients label. I'm also confused as to how they could say low-click latency is a bad thing, especially when people often aim to react the fastest in whatever games they play.

I'll be sticking to mice with confirmed flawless sensors personally.
 

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I agree with Telebone. Razor is well known for gimmicks and marketing bs. I have far more trust in Logitech. If Razer really believe their products last, why not outdo Logitech with a 5 year warranty?
 

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You're right, and that's exactly what's cooking on the keyboard side of things.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/optical-mechanical-keyboard-switch-popularity,32351.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/what-are-optical-keyboard-switches,32352.html
 
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My last two mouses have been Deathadder (3.5G and Chroma ones). Well, they both now double click often on the left-click. The Chroma one, about two years in, and the 3.5G about four years in.

I really love the feel and shape of the Deathadder, it's been by far the best I've ever had. But at $70 a pop, I just can't see myself going back to Razer again.
 
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I almost wrote that. My dell wired mouse must be 10 years old, and still works. As good as the first day it was used, which isn't saying much. Poor feel, not sensitive. But it survives! I don't mind paying for quality, but the thing has to last more than a couple of years.
 
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I almost wrote that. My dell wired mouse must be 10 years old, and still works. As good as the first day it was used, which isn't saying much. Poor feel, not sensitive. But it survives! I don't mind paying for quality, but the thing has to last more than a couple of years.
 

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Had a Razer Imperator that ended up dying. The sensor started to go but Razer support blamed the mousemat then it started to double click but they didn't care. I ended up binning it and never buying Razer products new again. To think I only used it properly for a year as I didn't have a desk in the first year of use.
 

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Most of my mice have failed due to the amount of clicks, or due to a broken scroll wheel (unless we're talking old school ball mice, where the rollers would wear out). My original Deathadder is still working fine after many years, though.
 

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Well my razor mouse started double clicking too, though I figured tha thad to do with a dog eating the cord, maybe not... It was about 4 or 5 years old. I jsut think Razor mice are overpriced... Mine was a Razor Taipan. Do not get me started on the bugginess of their synapse drivers.
 
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