The eponymous snake Razer Taipanis highly toxic, in the English »Highly venomous." Despite the suitable for both hands form the California manufacturer has attempted in the new Taipan by its own account, to ensure a high Ergonomics. Together with the 8,200-dpi precision sensor duo should be so developed an efficient tool for pro gamers. As a software mouse "Razer Synapse 2.0" is one of the first driver that has been extended to cloud functionality.
The time of testing costs the Razer Taipan despite little extras around 80 euros, a very high price in the face of the partially luxuriously appointed competitive environment. The sides of the housing are rubberized, which also in long, exhausting game sessions should provide grip for always sufficient. The 2-way scroll wheel, as well as the Razer logo on the mouse back, optional illuminated in green. All nine buttons on the mouse can be assigned freely, also we can define macros and store them in the cloud - an internal memory has the mouse is not fact.
The 80-euro Razer Taipan is one of the few gaming mice, which is suitable for both right and left hands.
In the Razer Taipan both an optical and a laser sensor are used as sampling rate are combined Razer 8,200 dpi on. Although a high DPI impressed on data sheets alone makes but no good mouse. By pressing a button on the mouse back, we can determine with which sensitivity, the Razer Taipan is to sample the ground. Here are five pre-defined levels to choose from: 8,200, 6,400, 4,000, 1,800 and 800 dpi. Own intermediate steps, we can not define.
In the side view of the narrow but well-to-use thumb buttons fall on.
The Razer Taipan feels in the test well in any genre. In cozy RPGs like Skyrimas well as hectic first-person shooters like Modern Warfare 3puts them our input in the test always highly accurate order. Egel whether fast panning around its own axis or pixel-accurate snipers, the mouse can handle any situation.
Even the choice of the base are no limits to us. Even on Mouse pads made of transparent plastic, and even glass, the sensor of Taipan without exception responded with great precision. A really advantage of the high sampling rate, we can compared to SteelSeries Sensei, of the Logitech G9xand also the Razer Imperator 2012notice is not.
To assist the user in pulling long straight lines offer many mice such as the Logitech G400the so-called "Angle Snapping" by which small deviations in the mouse movement are ignored. In some situations, this feature is quite useful, as when working with Photoshop, or even sharp turns in a shooter, but in many cases, these error correction interferes. Unlike the SteelSeries Sensei Razer dispenses entirely with this technique, but for us not a real pros is still a disadvantage.
The 8,200-dpi scanning rate of the Taipan proposes nominally even the Razer Imperator 2012 (6400 dpi), and is at a level such as the Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse. However, the Logitech reaches this value with only one sensor, the Taipan relies on a combination of optical and laser sensor. The hand feeling is extremely quiet in the test and already almost resembles a purely optical mouse. The maximum USB frequency is as is now common at 1,000 Hz, 500 Hz by default but are set. Select a truly calm the maximum level for a very smooth pointer movement.
The screening of the green illuminated mouse wheel is very pleasant.