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Razer's New Abyssus Mouse Simple, Affordable

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 3 comments

This is one is made for simple point and click.

The modern PC gaming mice, while still very similar to the original design, have come a long way with advancements such as optical sensors.

The old Microsoft Intellimouse used to be the simple choice for the diehard Quake player, but since then more full-featured and advanced designs have made the Intellimouse obsolete. Even Razer, with its arsenal of gaming goods have elaborate mice that could be more than what the stripped-down gamer wants – until today.

Razer today launched the Razer Abyssus gaming mouse, which features a very simple ambidextrous design that houses a 3.5G 3500dpi infrared sensor.

"Less is more," said Robert Krakoff, president, Razer. "We’ve taken our ambidextrous three-button mouse design and loaded it with our industry-leading technology without the added cost of too many bells and whistles. Our goal with the Razer Abyssus is to give competitive gamers access to gaming grade hardware without breaking the bank."

The Razer Abyssus has two large non-slip buttons tuned for maximum tactile feedback. Underneath, it has two mechanical switches -- one on-the-fly dpi switch giving the user their choice of 450, 1800, or 3500dpi; and one polling rate switch allowing instant adjustment from a standard 125 hz to 1000 hz Ultrapolling.

The mouse is available now for $49.99 or €39.99.

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    AW-Levi , 13 November 2009 02:58
    Based on the specs of the mouse it's probably best for gamers to either stay with what they have.
    It's simple and yet "efficient" yet if we take the price tag, than probably not so much. For it's simplicity and price I doubt that others than have read this article will buy it.
    It would go something like this: " $49.99 for a simple mouse!?....You have to be crazy to buy" and that's only cause people don't see anything else than a normal mouse.
    Maybe the packaging will contain some extra information...
    Though...a mouse it just a mouse...nothing more nothing less. :( 
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    redkachina , 13 November 2009 11:01
    can't agree more..except for the 3500dpi..
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    devilxc , 13 November 2009 15:48
    Having a good mouse is very important (for gamers anyway). Although, I can't see many people rushing out to spend that much on a mouse which only has 3 buttons...

    Also with it being ambidextrous it won't be entirely comfortable for left handed or right handed people.