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Razer Diamondback Professional Gaming Mouse Review
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Razer Diamondback

The Razer Diamondback is a serious piece of work. Even though Razer has been through ups and downs since its inception, the company's expertise in gaming mouse and accessories should not be underestimated.

The packaging is as professional and solid as those from top manufacturers like Logitech or Microsoft. No cheap packaging for a mouse of this pedigree! The design of the mouse itself speaks volumes about the amount of engineering that goes into it.

With a 1600 dpi sensor that can capture 6,400 frames per second, this is an optical mouse that will keep up even with the fastest players. This is further supported by the use of 16-bit data packets which bypasses Windows XP's polling limit of only 125 times per second.

The Diamondback also comes with 7 programmable buttons. Although I doubt many of us will be using the right side button, it is actually useful as it allows the mouse to be used by the left-handed as well as the right-handed.

Aesthetically, this mouse is really quite something. It has a really attractive translucent shell that glows in either red or green; and comes with a gold-plated USB connector! If that does not turn heads during a LAN party, then nothing else will.

Its performance is also stellar. Switching to the Razer Diamondback immediately increases the speed at which you move on screen, with only minimal wrist movements. The increased sensitivity and precision will also be very noticeable. Even the slightest movement is translated on screen! Best of all, you don't need to move the mouse much. This will do wonders for your wrist and help you avoid the carpal tunnel syndrome.

Be it games or work-related applications, the Razer Diamondback really shines with its incredible speed, precision and sensitivity. If you are serious about gaming, then you should definitely give this mouse a try. You don't know what you are missing!

For more details, read our Comprehensive Review!

  • Always On Mode – the optical sensor never powers down - provides instantaneous response at all times during gameplay
  • Buttons – 7 physical buttons optimized for gaming response and independently programmable
  • Ultra large non-slip mouse buttons, tactile response design
  • Non-slip side rails and new ergonomic ambidextrous design
  • Zero acoustic Teflon feet for smooth motion over any surface
  • Gold plated USB connector for maximum conductivity
  • 7 feet, lightweight, non-tangle cord
  • Award winning Razer drivers featuring On-the-Fly sensitivity adjustment
  • Chameleon Green and Salamander Red translucent chassis options available
  • Comes with custom designed Razer Diamondback Lan-Pack for storage and transport.


• US$ 59.99

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Comprehensive Review


• 7 buttons, all programmable

Optical Engine By

• kärna precision

Sensor Resolution

• 1600 dpi

Motion Detection Speed

• Up to 40 ips (inches/s) and 15 G

Frame Rate

• Over 6,400 fps

Data Resolution

• 16-bits


• 5.8 megapixels/s


• 5.04" long x 2.5" wide x 1.54" high
• 12.8 cm long x 6.35 cm wide x 3.9 cm high


• Mouse cord (7-feet, lightweight, non-tangle)
• Gold-plated USB connector

Available LED Colours

• Chameleon Green
• Salamander Red

In The Box

• Diamondback Mouse
• Diamondback LAN Pak
• Driver CD
• Instruction sheet


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