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Razer Taipan Ambidextrous PC Gaming Mouse - 8200 DPI 4G Laser Sensor

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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.

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Brand Name OEM
Item model number RZ01-00780100-R3U1
Hardware Platform pc
Operating System Windows 8/ Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows® XP (32-bit)/ Mac OS X (v10.6-10.7 and above)
Item Weight 4.6 ounces
Product Dimensions 4.9 x 2.5 x 1.4 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 4.88 x 2.48 x 1.42 inches
Color Black

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4.2 out of 5 stars 445 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
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Shipping Weight 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First Available June 13, 2012

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By R. Martin on January 2, 2013
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- 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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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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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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I don't rate things 1 or 2 stars lightly, so let me explain. I'm a competitive gamer who strives to improve precision, consistency and then some. So because I strive to improve these things I want my peripherals to also deliver on these, which is where the Razer Taipan falls short. The first and foremost thing that you should look for when buying a competitive gaming mouse is the sensor. DPI is a marketing gimmick, almost all and by all I mean at least 99.99% of pro FPS gamers use 400-1,800 DPI, a majority of which are 400-1150. This is because when you start getting higher your mouse over reads the tracking surface and it becomes jittery and less consistent. So DPI is NOT a standard to measure a sensor's accuracy/precision/consistency/stability etc.

Optical sensors are truly superior in my opinion to laser and hybrid sensors. I had a Razer Abyssus once and it tracked much better than the Taipan and I recommend it to anyone as a cheap gaming mouse. Though, if I were to suggest a mouse to a serious gamer I'd suggest something with an a3090 sensor, which is considered the best most stable gaming mouse sensor there is. I'm personally going buy a Zowie AM, as Zowies are popular among the best of FPS gamers out there. Zowie is solid and all business. No marketing gimmicks, no flashing logos, just business and they deliver on that.

Let's talk Synapse 2.0. It slows everything down. Response time, it has prediction and smoothing that just make everything feel laggy and disconnected. It's just bad, a good idea that doesn't and probably will never work. Zowie mice have no software and no drivers, no middleman interping things, it's just raw data from mouse to reticle @ 1000hz native. There's no interpolating.
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