Bigfatlp reviews the Razer Taipan
|Game||League of Legends|
|Team||Counter Logic Gaming|
|Keyboard||Razer Black Widow Ultimate|
|Mousepad||Razer Goliathus Speed CLG Edition|
This is the first time I’ve written an official mouse review, so I hope people finds it useful! After using the Razer Taipan for two weeks, I feel I’m ready to share every thought I have about Razer’s newest mouse. Throughout the review I will focus on and give some insight into what I pay attention to and what’s important to me in making sure I’m as comfortable as possible while playing.
All of Razer's products are packaged in absolute style. Opening up any of Razer's products is always one of the best feelings.
The Taipan looks really sleek and is of the smaller mice I have used from Razer. It has a nice rubbery grip on both sides that feels really good on my thumb and pinky. All the buttons are positioned in comfortable spots and not anywhere anyone would accidently press them either.
The scroll wheel and logo on the top of the mouse emit a soft alluring glow that always looks cool. If the colors were customizable like the Mamba it would be even more awesome.
Shape and Weight
The Taipan is also a bit lighter than Razer’s other mice due to its size. At first, switching to the Taipan from the Mamba was kind of awkward, because it felt smaller in my hand. I soon however came to love its lighter feel and the ease of swifter movements. The shape is simple and comfortable, especially if you have used standard mouse shapes before.
I had Razer Synapse installed already for my DeathWidow and Mamba that I was using already. When I plugged in the Taipan it automatically picked the Synapse up after some quick self installations.
Opening up Synapse there are four simple sections to the configurations: mapping button functions (including macros to each button), sensitivity/tracking/on-the-fly DPI modifying settings, lights for the mouse, and finally a cool last section for mouse/matt calibration and mouse lift-off range.
In short driver installation and mouse configuration was thorough, yet simple, and completely painless.
I personally cannot tell too much difference from each Razer mouse in terms of pure tracking, since I’m a fairly low DPI user, but the Taipan has the first 4G dual sensor (optical+laser) tracking, allowing it to perform on any surface and maintain exceptional tracking.
I have not noticed any response delay problems of any sort. The motion to press every button is very natural and comfortable. The scroll wheel has a nice texture coating that gives you superior scrolling accuracy.
On the fly DPI buttons are very convenient. Although I always use exactly 1000 DPI, I’m sure a lot of other gamers may find the advantages of having on the fly DPI modifiers. These are also placed in positions where it’s not naturally possible to misclick them and interrupt your gaming experience.
I have decided my new favourite mouse from Razer after the past two weeks. I have in depth experience with Razer’s Mamba, Deathadder, Naga Hex, and the Taipan now. Out of all these, the Taipan is now my favorite Razer mouse, beating out my previous favorite, the Mamba. To be frank, I haven't been able to find anything that I don't like about the Taipan after the two weeks of testing it.
I used to use the Mamba with the Ironclad, but my combination now is the Taipan with the CLG edition Goliathus Speed.
For more info on the Taipan you can find it at the Razer website here
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