81

conclusion:We like it

81

The Taipan doesn't offer the seemingly unlimited customization of some other gaming mice, but its ambidextrous design is very ergonomic, it has enough programmable buttons for most gaming needs, it's sturdy and well-built, and has a very accurate sensor. If you're a lefty, you'll definitely want to try it out.

Buy It:

$64.99
$79.99

90-Day Price History

now
high
$78
low
$50

Critic reviews

8.3
10 reviews
  • Ergonomics / comfort
    8.2
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Configurability
    8.1
  • Accuracy
    9.2
  • Portability
    8.0

sort by

User reviews

8.0
3 reviews
7.0
PC Mag Aug 23, 2012

The Razer Taipan is a gaming mouse for both the right- and left-handed gamer. It's light on features, but offers solid performance.

Read the full review →
9.0
Kotaku Jul 19, 2012

It's as comfortable in your left hand as it is in your right, and we could all do with a little change now and then, if you know what I mean.

Read the full review →
8.0
IGN Jul 11, 2012

At $80, it’s a bit on the spendy side if you’re only looking for a casual everyday mouse, but the Razer Taipan feels so comfortable in any situation, it’s easy to recommend.

Read the full review →
8.0
Digital Versus Dec 26, 2012

While the Razer Naga Epic was really made for right-handed gamers, the Razer Taipan is a great choice for any righty/lefty gamers who share the same computer!

Read the full review →
9.0
Hardware Heaven Jul 25, 2012

The jury is still out on the hard vs soft touch coating debate but the Razer Taipan offers an excellent mix of speed and accuracy in a body which is slim and light. Easy on the arm over long gaming sessions it best suits claw and fingertip grips.

Read the full review →
9.0
Gaming Shogun Jul 17, 2012

At $80, the price is a little high but with that you are getting a sleek looking new addition to your desktop. I highly suggest that Shogunites take a look at the Taipan if they need an upgrade.

Read the full review →
9.0
Craving Tech Aug 4, 2012

Razer Taipan is a straight-forward ambidextrous gaming mouse without having too much features which you can probably live without. It provides what most gamers want, an incredible gaming experience with comfort, precision, and style.

Read the full review →
9.0
Overclock3D.net Aug 14, 2012

With the only downsides being that the lighting is green or green, and that if you're particularly large of hand you need to use a fingertip style, then the Taipan is easily an OC3D Gold Award winning mouse and, dare we say it, a match for the epic Steelseries Sensei.

Read the full review →
8.0
SKill SKill

Nice looking mouse. I'm not sure if it's perfect for gamers. But it's definitely not bad. Mouse illumination is soft and not visible from low horizontal angles, so it doesn't disturb you when you lie on the sofa and watch movie. Got BSOD many times while was using drivers and tools from Razer....

Read the full review →
8.0
Dunyas Dunyas

Good amount of buttons for macros. Feels nice. Only problem is it's easy to hit the "thumb" on the other side of the mouse with your ring finger in general use.

Read the full review →
8.0
camph camph

This mouse is great for fingertip and claw users. The grip and shape allow for a great amount of control. The top coating is a low friction kind of rubber with a fantastic texture that feels like a million bucks. The side grips are a soft rubber similar to one you'd find on the Logitech MX...

Read the full review →

How it stacks up

Instantly compare the Razer Taipan side by side with some of the top devices on Engadget!

Compare these

Other Razer mice

Don't forget to check out these other devices by Razer, you might find something good!

See all Razer mice