Razer Copperhead
Written by Michael Larabel in Peripherals on 10 November 2005. Page 2 of 4. Add A Comment

Examination:

With the Razer Diamondback being virtually similar to the Copperhead on the exterior, the innards of the mouse are completely re-engineered to allow for 2000 DPI tracking. The Razer Precision engine allows for the 2000 DPI tracking as well as 1000Hz Ultrapolling with a 1ms response. The technology found inside the Razer Copperhead can be attributed to Agilent Technologies, and more specifically Agilent's LaserStream. Similar technology to the Copperhead can be found in Logitech's G5/G7 laser mouse that was presented this year at QuakeCon 2005.


When it comes to the physical design of mice, the actual feel can often be rather subjective depending upon personal preferences but in our testing, we were very much appreciative of its design, which is similar to past Razer products. Unlike Microsoft's IntelliMouse series that are quite large, to offer an ergonomic hang design, in comparison to the Razer Copperhead, the Copperhead maintains a much smaller size while continuing to have an ergonomic ambidextrous design. Encompassing three sides of the Copperhead is Razer's GlowPipe non-slip slide rails. These slide rails, which glow a particular color (blue, in our sample) not only lead to an attractive appearance and blending of colors, but help in keeping any fingers from sliding around. On the top of the mouse, and accenting the tempest blue glow is the Razer logo that slowly fades in-and-out while powered. The final illuminated area on the Copperhead Razer mice comes down to the transparent scroll wheel on the mouse, As far as the buttons go, there are the left and right buttons on the top of the mouse in addition to the click-able scroll wheel on the mouse as well as two independent buttons on both sides of the mouse. Flipping over the mouse, there are three (two small and one large) Zero-Acoustic Ultraslick Teflon feet. In our tests, these feet were quite effective at lowering the level of friction across the lower portion of the mouse and were better than some after-market Teflon pad replacements we've seen from XtracPads and other providers.


Not only does the Copperhead resemble past Razer products, but also the recently reviewed SunbeamTech X-1300 Gaming Mouse sports a similar external design although lacking the high-quality laser technology as well as side buttons, etc. Even so, its appearance is similar to that of an anarchy red Copperhead.



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