Razer Copperhead
Written by Michael Larabel in Peripherals on 10 November 2005. Page 1 of 4. Add A Comment

When the Razer Boomslang was released it wowed the gaming community and even such professional gamers as Fatal1ty, Sujoy Roy, Hakeem, and Xenon had adopted this product and ultimately having Razer Inc make a name for itself in the eyes of PC gamers. Succeeding in the Boomslang's winning past has been the Viper, Diamondback, and Diamondback Plasma L.E. Most recently coming out of Razer's R&D labs has been their stunning new Copperhead. The new Razer Copperhead features a 2000DPI Razer Precision laser engine, 1KHz Ultrapolling with 1ms response, 32Kb onboard memory, seven independently programmable buttons, and zero-acoustic Ultraslick Teflon feet. Today our hands are grasping the Razer Copperhead so continue with this review to see precisely how it fairs with GNU/Linux compatibility.


· 2000 DPI Laser Engine Powered by Razer Precision
· 1000 Hz Ultrapolling with 1 ms response time as compared with 125Hz/8 ms response time used by other conventional gaming mice
· 32KB Onboard Memory Powered by Razer Synapse
· Seven independently programmable buttons optimized with Razer’s Hyperesponse technology for ultra tactile button feedback and maximum actions-per-minute (APM) game-play
· Zero-Acoustic Ultraslick Teflon feet
· 16 bit data path, as compared to 8 bit and 12 bit data paths used by other conventional mice
· High-speed motion detection, up to 45ips and 20g / Over 7080 frames per second
· Always-On mode pioneered by Razer - the laser engine sensor never powers down to provide instantaneous response at all times during game-play
· Award winning Razer drivers featuring On-the-Fly Sensitivity DPI adjustment pioneered by Razer
· Size: 5.04" length x 2.5" width x 1.54" height
· GlowPipe non-slip side rails
· Ergonomic ambidextrous design
· Ultra large non-slip rubber coated mouse buttons
· Gold plated USB connector for maximum conductivity
· 7 foot, lightweight, non-tangle cord


The Razer Copperhead is presently available in tempest blue, anarchy red, and chaos green with the model we have in front of us today being the Tempest Blue model, which offers blue lighting. The packaging in which the Copperhead ships resemble to that of the Diamondback retail casing. Covering the external packaging is various press related information such as the Razer Precision features and support from WCG (World Cyber Games) and CPL (Cyberathlete Professional League). Cracking open the Razer packaging we were left with the actual Razer Copperhead Tempest Blue, manual with Copperhead CD-ROM (drivers), and certificate of authenticity.

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