Razer DeathAdder adds 4G optical sensor, available now for $69

Razer's had a good thing going with its DeathAdder gaming mouse. So much so, that it's left the peripheral largely untouched, varying only its color over the years and adding a left-handed edition. Which makes today's refresh notable, since it brings a major update to the mouse's optical sensor -- now 4G -- that should improve accuracy with a resolution maxing out at 6,400 dpi. The unit still retains the same form and function as the original, although a textured, rubber grip has been added to the sides for increased comfort. And in keeping with tradition, gamers can also sync this mouse with the company's Synapse 2.0 software to access firmware updates, as well as settings for button mapping across titles. It's available now for $69 / €69, so hit up the source below to get your order set.

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The New Razer DeathAdder Packs More Power, Better Performance and More Control

For Immediate Release:

CARLBAD, Calif. –Nov. 20, 2012 – Razer™, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, announced that its immensely popular DeathAdder mouse is upgraded and set for launch.

Originally released in 2006, the Razer DeathAdder has become legendary for its combination of ergonomics and precision. It remains the world's best-selling gaming mouse, used by countless pro gamers in the circuit as their preferred weapon of annihilation.

The new Razer DeathAdder's optical sensor was upgraded from 3.5G to a cutting-edge 4G infrared sensor with improved performance and precision. It is the world's most powerful optical sensor, achieving up to 6400 dpi resolution without sacrificing the natural tracking feel of an optical sensor or yielding the robotic sensation of a comparable laser option.

The iconic right-handed ergonomic shape that gamers have come to love in the DeathAdder has been retained; however, it has been further enhanced with built-in textured rubber side grips for better mouse control and grip.

Like its predecessor, the new Razer DeathAdder will feature Synapse 2.0 support for effortless synching of settings and profiles automatically with the cloud. Razer Synapse 2.0 is an innovative proprietary software that intuitively functions as the Razer DeathAdder's brain – automatically syncing the gaming mouse to a remote server to download driver and firmware updates, as well as save individual game settings.

"We didn't want to fix anything that wasn't broken," said Robert "RazerGuy" Krakoff, president of Razer USA. "We focused instead on enhancing and optimizing the proven merits of the Razer DeathAdder, utilizing next generation technologies and further ergonomics tweaks to make a perfect gaming mouse even better."

About the New Razer DeathAdder

The Razer DeathAdder was released in 2006 and is still to-date the world's best-selling gaming mouse, used by countless pro gamers in the circuit as their de facto gaming mouse. The new DeathAdder iteration focuses on improving power, performance and control through hardware tweaks and software upgrades.

U.S. $69.99 / EU €69.99

Availability: – Available now
Worldwide – Available now

Product features:

6400 dpi 4G Optical Sensor
Ergonomic right-handed design with textured rubber side grips
Five independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
1000 Hz Ultrapolling/1 ms response
On-The-Fly Sensitivity adjustment
Always-On mode
200 in. per sec. and 50 G of acceleration
Zero-acoustic Ultraslick mouse feet
Gold-plated USB connector
Seven-foot, lightweight, braided fiber cable
Approximate size: 5.00 in./127 mm (Length) x 2.76 in. / 70 mm (Width) x 1.73 in. / 44 mm (Height)
Approximate weight : 0.23 lbs./105 g

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