After a long break from 2007 – 2015, Razor Diamondback is back again in 2015 with more beautiful and sleek design, robust features and a powerful software suite. Razer first introduced its thin, long and light gaming mouse back in 2004, and now it has returned to the market with great enhancements and is ready to rejoice all of its old-school fans.
Design and Features
Born from extensive research and engineering, Razer now presents its Diamondback mouse with great functionalities, like the improved design, optical gaming sensor and increased accuracy with greater speed. The rubber side grips make it comfortable and provide a full grip in hand even in the most thrilling and fast situations. Moreover, in terms of buttons, it has a total of seven buttons, a right button, a left button, a scrolling wheel and four thumb buttons (two on each side). The thumb buttons can be programmed and you can disable the other side, which you are not using, depending on if you are right handed or left handed, this is a great advantage of its seamless design – it suits both left handed and right handed gamers.
Featured with over 16.8 million back-light colors, various parts of the mouse can be controlled by Razer Synapse 2.0 software. The lighting effect is very nice and you can use the Razer Synapse software to link it to various games with each game having its own color, button profile and Sensitivity in DPI (Dots per inch). Users can fully customize and control the mouse like creating profiles, linking games, controlling lights, adjusting back-lighting, programming buttons and choosing sensitivity simply and directly through the Razer Synapse software without getting into any complex issues.
All setting are easy to access at a click of a button.
In terms of Performance, the Razer Diamondback was tested against various Action and Adventurous games. Razer Diamondback performed well with action games like Titanfall, StarCraft II: Whispers of Oblivion, Batman: Arkham Knight and Star Wars. Moreover, it showed great responsiveness and is reliable while playing first-person shooting games like CoD and CSGO. The programmable buttons definitely come into use, although it does lack some quality on its performance compared to other mice by Razer such as the Deathadder or Mamba.
The Razer Diamondback may have fans from the past happy to see their beloved mouse return in a new design, however it lacks performance features compared to other mice in Razer’s range. It does have a very nice design with the chroma lighting making it very appealing visually. The placement of side buttons can be argued as poor, but the ambidextrous feature greatly outweighs that argument. Overall the mouse is a very nicely designed mouse, but it is unlikely to be a top seller from Razer.