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Razer Taipan Ambidextrous PC Gaming Mouse

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  • 8200dpi 4G laser sensor
  • Improved Ambidextrous Ergonomics
  • Razer Synapse 2.0
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Technical Details

Color: Black

Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 2.5 x 1.4 inches ; 4.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: RZ01-00780100-R3U1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 13, 2012

Product Description

Color: Black

Razer Taipan

Warning: Highly Venomous

The Razer Taipan, a choice gaming mouse amongst professional gamers, has been upgraded with a powerful new sensor in its sleek body. The 8200dpi 4G laser sensor offers exceptional tracking precision with zero interpolation for high-performance wired gameplay.

The Pro-Gamer’s Choice

“I like so many different things about this mouse, from the reliable performance to the accurate tracking, but the comfort definitely takes the crown. I didn't think an ambidextrous mouse would be more comfortable than an ergonomic one, but Razer managed to nail it. The mouse is fairly light and I noticed my average score in games go up after switching. After daily use for several months, it still looks and performs like it is brand new.” - Steven “Korok” Ashworth Team Liquid | Dota 2

Improved ambidextrous ergonomics

Designed with extensive feedback from professional gamers, the Razer Taipan’s ambidextrous form suits a wide variety of grip styles and hand sizes. Whether you’re right-handed or a south-paw; use claw, palm or fingertip-grip, this mouse stays firmly in hand and comfortably so for extended periods of gaming

Hyperesponse buttons

From Razer’s very first gaming mouse to now, our mice buttons are designed to be hair-trigger sensitive. This means as soon as you think it, your finger has already mouse clicked it. Utilizing highly durable micro switches, there is a pronounced tactile feedback to your fingertips with each actuation, so you get the absolute assurance that you’re winning with precision

8200dpi 4G laser sensor

The Razer Taipan is outfitted with the most advanced and configurable sensor yet, the all-new 8200dpi 4G laser sensor. It tracks so precisely, you always hit targets exactly where you need to. It can also be calibrated to your specific surface, and has adjustable cut-off to lift-off tracking, empowering you with more tournament-grade control than ever before.

Green LED lighting

The Razer Taipan features bright green lighting on the mouse scroll wheel and Triple-Headed Snake logo.

Side buttons for more ways to kill

Whether you’re left- or right-handed, buttons have been strategically placed on either side of the Razer Taipan that can be easily programmed and actuated to execute any command, skill, macro to put you ahead of the competition.

Razer Synapse enabled

Enhance your Razer Taipan experience with Synapse, Razer’s hardware configurator with online cloud support. From sensitivity to lift-off tracking to surface calibration, you’ll be able to customize every detail. Better still, this data is saved in the cloud, so you can play your way wherever you are. Razer Synapse keeps your Taipan in peak performance via automatic driver and firmware updates so you’ll be on top of your game, all the time.

Customer Reviews

Awesome Mouse, very comfortable, good weight and its very accurate.
Humberto Campos
I very much intend on getting many more Razer products in the future if they're anything like this one, and I recommend you do the same!
Overall this mouse if perfect for anyone that does not palm, and wants a sick looking, comfortable, high performing gaming mouse!
Kyle Ma

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By R. Martin on January 2, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
- Ambidextrous
- 9 fully programmable buttons
- rubberized side grips
- Insane DPI if you really needed it that high
- Braided cord for non tangle
- Dual 4G laser
- Very good looking (has metal mesh under right/left click buttons)
- Green LEDs match my Deathstalker (ymmv!)

- Uses Razer Synapse 2.0, which I find to be... meh. If I was someone who was constantly going to different spots and places to play my games and took this mouse with me, I might appreciate it... but then again most of my games I use the same keybinds as the rest, so... maybe not. Either way, it's not so much a con as a "just saying." I've had this mouse for about a month now, and I still can't really come up with a con, it's technically perfect.

Overall I love it (replaced a Razer Orochi I've had for a few years). Being left handed, it's hard to find a decent mouse that has enough buttons but also isn't "ergonomically" designed in that stupid right hand format that's impossible for me to use. Nothing against right handed people, but right handed only peripherals piss me off.

Not sure about the people who said you can't program the 4 side buttons independently, I have all 4 side buttons set to different keystrokes and they all work fine.

If this mouse broke tomorrow I'd buy it again.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Berke on October 23, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
The Razer Taipan is an excellent mouse. I owned the original Microsoft Sidewinder for about 5 years before it finally died on me, and after much research looking for a comparable mouse I finally decided on this one. I was a bit worried that it would be an abrupt change from my old mouse, but it really does fit the hand quite well and I adapted to it very quickly. My old mouse had thumb buttons arranged vertically rather than the horizontal placement the Taipan uses, but they're positioned so well that I hardly noticed the difference. I use the side buttons so much for navigating forward and backward in browsers that I now feel lost using a mouse without them.

The Taipan comes with support for Razer's Synapse 2.0 software that allows you to customize your mouse for various games and programs. I haven't played around with it too much, but it seems to work fine. You can adjust whether the mouse wheel and logo glow or not using it (the wheel glows continuously, the logo fades in and out).

The cable has an interesting "braided" texture that is supposed to reduce tangling. It's about 2 meters long but I have it all stretched out so that particular issue hasn't arisen. To me, it feels nicer than the typical rubber cable.

About the only complaint I have with this mouse is that the mouse wheel doesn't "spin" like my old mouse if you give it a good flick, so scrolling through long webpages takes a bit more effort. But I understand the justification for it (games often need precise incremental clicks of the mouse wheel rather than fast spins), and it's not a serious complaint. I'm sure over time I'll adapt to it, and I suppose those scroll bars on the side exist for a reason. The scroll wheel itself has a nice rubberized surface that feels nice and doesn't get slippery, and has little bumps on it to help ensure you scroll just as far as you want and no further.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kyle Ma on September 21, 2013
Color Name: Black
The razer taipan is truly one of the best gaming mice, if not the best, that razer has to offer. It if very underrated and although it is 70 dollars, compared to the 50-60 dollar deathadder 2013, I would pick this anyday.

I used the deathadder 2013 for 3 months, and overtime I grew to dislike it because the rubber side grips were so small and designed on the convex shape of the deathadder that my fingers were constantly slipping off, and being a fingertip grip, this was very distracting. The taipan also has rubber side grips, but they are much bigger and are placed on a concave surface, so your fingers will never want to let go!

great design
great look
amazingly high dpi and dual sensor system! it is very reliable and very accurate and high quality
very comfortable
no finger or wrist strain over hours of gaming/usage
overall very high performance

cannot palm grip the mouse
left side buttons can possibly get in the way if you palm grip, but you can always disable them on synapse 2.0
ring and pinky finger may take a while to adjust placement

If you don't palm grip, this is the mouse for you! I used fingertip grip before, but with the taipan it feels like a mixture of claw and fingertip grip. The design of the mouse can be weird for you ring and pinky finger to find a good home, but when you adjust your grip(took me about 15 minutes) it will be very comfortable and strain free forever!

Overall this mouse if perfect for anyone that does not palm, and wants a sick looking, comfortable, high performing gaming mouse! I highly recommend buying this over the deathadder for only slightly more in price(unless you palm grip). I plan on using this mouse for many many years, it's perfect! Take a chance and try a new mouse!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jenny on June 18, 2014
Color Name: Battlefield 4 Verified Purchase
I have been gaming for many many years ( more than I would like to admit , Zork Anyone ?) and have used many many Mice in that time.

I came to a point where my current mouse was just plain worn out and needed to be replaced.

I did considerable research concerning the many choices available to me and there were many many positive reviews about this mouse mostly concerning the level of comfort, which is very important for me. The features and available buttons for programming etc. Everything sounded like it was perfect for me, even to the grip type.

I could have not been more wrong. From the very first moment I tried to use this mouse I could not get it to " Set Right " in my hand. I am constantly hitting the right hand side buttons while in normal use and in game hitting these buttons is just not a good thing, so the only option is to not use them, so there goes 2 of the programmable buttons.

If I change the way I grip the mouse to allow access to the buttons, then it takes much longer to activate them while in game or the heat of battle than to just hit the corresponding key on the keyboard..

So, this leaves me with the two buttons on the left side, the middle wheel button and the two buttons that are assigned to the DPI setting changes.

The Two left buttons are fairly easy to use but should have been separated just a bit more for my taste but if you use a rolling motion on the button grouping it seems to work OK.
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