- Logitech MX518, 125Hz polling rate by default, prediction, otherwise flawless afaik. Both the old 1600DPI, and the new 1800DPI.
- Razer Boomslang CE07, rubber buttons wear very quickly.
- Razer Lachesis, z-axis tracking
- Razer Mamba, z-axis tracking, jitter on old firmware, dynamic dpi scaling on new firmware (to fix jitter :/ )
- Razer Abyssus, jitter on cloth pads
- Razer Deathadder 3500, jitter on cloth pads
- Razer Imperator, z-axis tracking, dynamic dpi scaling (hardware acceleration :/ )
- Logitech G500, hardware acceleration due to Avago ADNS-9500 sensor
- Logitech G9x, hardware acceleration due to Avago ADNS-9500 sensor
- Steelseries Xai, hardware acceleration due to Avago ADNS-9500 sensor
Razer’s past 5 years have been quite succesful. Clearly becoming a leading gamer’s brand that pushes the envelope. The hugely succesful Diamondback, using a temporarily Razer-exclusive sensor, showed Razer was back in business after their crappy first optical mouse, the Viper.
Following the Diamondback was an OK laser mouse, the Copperhead, and the awesome Deathadder, Razer’s first right-handed mouse. It was a great upgrade for gamers looking for the next best thing. The very good Avago 3688 sensor, with 1800DPI and very high maximum speed, guaranteed excellent tracking and is still one of the best sensors available. The familiar ergonomic shape pleased many coming from Logitech’s aging MX5xx line and Microsoft Intellimouse series.
The Deathadder was released over 2 years ago and is still very popular. Recently a newer 3500DPI version was released, which I’ll be reviewing soon as well. (Early verdict: Not as good as the old one.)
This review, however, is about the Razer Imperator.