While Razer may not have the legacy of Logitech or Microsoft's with their long history in the creation of PC mice and input devices, they have been quick to create a following of loyal customers. Razer had begun their work with creating the infamous Boomslang that had awed professional gamers with its incredible precision, followed by the Viper. Their next step in the gaming arena was the Diamondback and Diamondback Plasma with its 1600DPI engine. Now meeting today's standards is the Razer Copperhead, which was the world's first laser gaming mouse and continues to be one of the most advance gaming mice.
Today at Phoronix, we are back again with Razer as we look at their new product dubbed the Krait. The Razer Krait is not designed to replace the Copperhead, but is rather to suit alternate users, and specifically those seeking the maximum performance in real-time strategy and massively multiplayer online gaming. What new features does the Razer Krait bring to the mouse pad? For one, it is rare in the fact that it is a gaming mouse yet they reverted to a traditional three-button design, compared to other mice that now commonly have seven or even eight buttons. Will the 1600DPI Krait bring enough new features to fuel Razer's almost unstoppable winning streak?
· Optimized for Real-Time Strategy (RTS) / Massively Multiplayer
· Infrared engine powered by Razer Precision
· 1600 DPI, twice that of conventional high performance sensors
· Ultra large non-slip mouse buttons, tactile response design
· Award winning Razer drivers featuring On-the-Fly sensitivity adjustment
· Frame rate over 6400 frames per second (5.8 megapixels per second)
· 16 bit data path, as compared to 8 bit and 12 bit data paths used by other conventional mice
· Always-On Mode -- the optical sensor never powers down -- provides instantaneous response at all times during gameplay
· High speed motion detection, up to 40ips and 15g
· 3 physical buttons optimized for gaming response and independently programmable
· Non-slip side rails and new ergonomic ambidextrous design
· Zero acoustic Teflon feet for smooth motion over any surface
· Gold plated USB connector for maximum conductivity
Housing the Razer Krait was a colorful container that, among other things, had listed the gaming mouse features and specifications. The packaging also shows various views of the orange-glowing mouse, and the front of the box offers a flip-top lid to take an actual glimpse of the mouse. The product contents were the Razer Krait, driver CD, certificate of authenticity, sticker, and other product information. Unlike the other Razer products that are available in multiple colors, the Razer Krait is only presently available in a single variety -- orange.