With the Atheris, Razer introduced a wireless gaming mouse with a battery life of 350 hours. This is made possible by Bluetooth LE, but a faster connection via 2.4 GHz is also available. However, due to this and the high-resolution sensor with a resolution of up to 7,200 dpi, it should still be suitable for gaming. Due to its small size it is also predestined for mobile use. You’ll find out if it’s any good in our test.
Optically, the Athersis presents itself in a simple design typical for Razer. Matt black dominates and shapes the gaming mouse. The rubber grips on the side are grooved, in the middle there is a black mouse wheel and quite far back there is the logo of course. So Razer doesn’t dare to experiment with Atheris in terms of design. Instead, the bet is on the tried and tested. However, the missing chroma lighting is conspicuous. The Razer Atheris can therefore not be illuminated with a colour of your choice, it does not glow at all.
All in all, the Razer Atheris looks restrained and yet noble thanks to its familiar design. Defects or anomalies do not show up. All in all, the wireless mouse makes a thoroughly positive impression. The top of the mouse can be removed to replace the AA batteries underneath. Removing the flap in the test works without any problems. In addition to the batteries, there is also a compartment for the USB transmitter module. Closing the flap is also simple, which is mainly due to the magnets, which help to bring the flap into the correct position immediately.
Overall, the Razer Atheris is quite small, which is by no means unusual for a portable mouse. Since it is wireless, it is ideal for use on the go. It can be transported without any problem and used anywhere. It is therefore logical that it should be kept as small as possible. Although it offers very little “working space”, it has significant other advantages.
At the expense of ergonomics, however, the clear dimensions of the atheris do not work. The rubberized grips at the edge provide the best grip while using the mouse. In addition, due to its shape, it fits very well in the hand. A healthy posture of the arm is promoted by the atheris as a whole.
In comparison with other Razer mice, however, it is noticeable that the ergonomics of atheris is not the main focus. So there are certainly ergonomic factors to be found. Others, on the other hand, were not considered in the case of atheris. For example, the keys have not been optimized in terms of ergonomics.
However, this is understandable as a wireless mouse requires a balance between functionality, especially portability, and ergonomics. If you also consider the small size of the mouse, there are even surprisingly many ergonomically optimized areas. However, if you want to purchase a mouse that has no weak points whatsoever in terms of ergonomics, you should use a significantly larger specimen that is ideally wired.
On the positive side, the mouse can be used by both right-handed and left-handed users. The structure of the mouse makes it possible to work with both hands without restrictions. Optimum ergonomics cannot be achieved in this way, but in practice two-handed mice often prove to be very useful.