Razer Abyssus Mirror Special Edition Gaming Mouse Review

Editor: Vinh Thai  Date: 01-07-10   7 Comment(s) - Join the discussion here
Introduction
Product on Review: Razer Abyssus Mirror Gaming Mouse
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Razer
MSRP: €39.99 / US$49.99
Street Price: £31.57 (Mirror) / £31.57 (Original)



On May 4th 2010 (Press release: Link), Razer announced a new mouse named after the Crotalus Oreganus Abyssus, a venomous pit spider. It is the Razer Abyssus Mirror. This mouse is entirely based on another of Razer’s mouse, the Razer Abyssus. Keeping the main features of the latter, this newer mouse does, however, feature a high gloss mirror finish, which explains the “Mirror” part of its name. Products with glossy finishes are fairly popular nowadays. Many LCD monitors and notebooks follow this trend. Complementing these products with a glossy finished mouse was one of the reasons why Razer decided to go with such a design.

The Razer Abyssus Mirror has a simple and sleek design with only 3 buttons: the right button, the left button and the scroll button (including its wheel). The mouse itself is symmetric given the fact that it was designed to be ambidextrous, i.e. it can be used with either the right or left hand. Also, the Razer Abyssus Mirror has gamer-oriented features including an on-the-fly DPI switch, an on-the-fly polling rate switch and fully customizable buttons through software. Like many other Razer products, the Razer Abyssus features their signature Hyperresponse technology which maximises responsiveness and minimizes latency.

It is worth noting that the Razer Abyssus Mirror is made to be a be a straightforward and zero non-sense mouse, which puts this mouse on the same spectrum as the SteelSeries Kinzu (Vortez Hardware’s Review: Link). Because of that, the Razer Abyssus Mirror has a fairly modest price tag at €39.99 / US$49.99 (MSRP). Is this gaming mouse worth your money and time, or should you look elsewhere? The following review will explore such a question.


The Razer Abyssus Mirror


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