The Razer Deathadder has an all-round fantastic shape for all sorts of grips and hand sizes, and we have spent hundreds of hours playing games, using Photoshop and browsing the internet with it. Despite years of iterations, Razer never messes with the Deathadder’s shape. There’s no reason to.
The Deathadder Elite uses a 16,000DPI optical sensor, but big numbers don’t necessarily mean quality. Here’s the important bit: For the Elite, Razer chose a sensor based on the PMW-3366 developed by sensor company Pixart in collaboration with Logitech, which we have called the best mouse sensor available since it debuted back in 2014. Razer’s implementation should deliver flawless tracking, even if you move the mouse as fast as you can.
For the majority of games and gamers, the Deathadder Elite is the best mouse. It’s simple where it should be, with two perfectly placed, generously sized thumb buttons, a great optical mouse sensor that will work on both hard and cloth pads, and the ultimate body shape for a claw or hybrid claw/palm grip.