Razer Salmosa Gaming Mouse
Written by Michael Larabel in Peripherals on 1 July 2009. Page 2 of 3. 2 Comments

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The Razer Salmosa features an 1800DPI Razer Precision 3G infrared sensor for tracking and is capable of 1000Hz Ultra-polling with a 1 ms response time. With approximate dimensions of 115 x 63 x 37 mm, the Salmosa is slightly smaller than other Razer and for whatever reason it does give off the appearance of being slightly cheaper than other Razer mice. Below is a comparison of the Razer Salmosa, Copperhead, and Lachesis mice.

Unlike the other Razer mice, there are no buttons on either side of this mouse. There is the standard left and right click buttons along with the scroll wheel that has 24 individual click positions. Suiting all users, the Salmosa is of an ambidextrous design. The Salmosa is also an extremely lightweight mouse. The plastic rubberized surface of this mouse is also made of a similar material to that of the Lachesis and other Razer mice.

On the bottom of the Salmosa there are physical switches for the DPI and polling rate. The DPI on this low-end Razer mouse can be toggled between 800 and 1600 DPI while the polling rate has positions at 125Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. Other Razer mice allow their DPI to be adjusted using a push button, but it is nice to be able to set the rate by simply moving a switch rather than having to cycle through the different settings with a push button.

The addition of the polling rate switch is also nice, which now means Linux users can adjust their polling rate. Razer's settings are hardware based, but with earlier mice not having such an option and Razer not providing a driver control utility for Linux, switching the rate under Linux was previously not possible. There are three ultra-large zero-acoustic ultra-slick Teflon feet on the mouse for providing smooth movement. Unlike Razer's more expensive products, the USB connector on the Salmosa is not gold-plated. The USB cable is a seven-foot, non-tangle cord.



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