Razer Mamba HyperFlux + Firefly HyperFlux Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅15-03-18
Closer Look (Mamba)
The Razer Mamba HyperFlux is an ergonomic, right-handed device with a flowing, curvy shape. Just like the Logitech G903 + PowerPlay combo we looked at a few weeks back, the Mamba requires no physical connection between the PC and device for any power, instead relying on an electromagnetic field generated below the tracking surface of the Firefly HyperFlux; however, the main difference between the two approaches is Razer’s total lack of a battery, resulting in a “battery life” of around 25 seconds, provided by a super capacitor located within the Mamba. The result of a battery-less design is a lightweight device, tipping the scales at an incredibly light 96g, which is almost unheard of in a wireless mouse. Razer claim this makes the mouse more responsive and useable within twitchy games.

At the front is a Micro-USB charging/data port, hidden deep underneath the scroll wheel, for use if you ever require the mouse to be used away from the Firefly HyperFlux. The scroll wheel looks a little bit like a studded belt; it’s made from soft rubber instead of hard, pointy metal, you’ll be glad to know.

The left side of the Mamba features a pair of buttons above the rubber thumb grip, being assigned to forwards and backwards by default. Towards the front of the mouse is a profile switch to dip in and out of profiles on the fly. The horizontal lines along the edge of the mouse provide decent grip.

The right-hand-side is a similar affair, with the horizontally-grooved rubber grip running the entire length of the mouse.

Positioned towards the bottom of the mouse is a small RGB LED strip which coordinates with a slightly larger LED on the Firefly mouse mat, used to indicate that the mouse is receiving power. On top of the shell is the Razer logo, backlit with whichever colour you fancy.

Located just behind the scroll wheel, is a pair of DPI switch buttons, to flick between DPI profiles on the fly. This angle also illustrates the shape of the right and left click, slightly concave to accommodate your fingers.

The underside of the Mamba features three PTFE glide pads, with the rear-most being huge, especially for such a lightweight mouse. There’s also a small curtain around the sensor, helping to reduce the ingress of any dirt, hair or debris that is often found on your mouse mat.

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