Peripherals Reviews

Razer Atheris Review: A Mobile Rodent with Endurance

Equipment

Razer promises “unfair advantages” through the up to 7,200 dpi with which the atheris can dissolve. The optical sensor of the Atheris is completely convincing in the test. Obvious vulnerabilities do not exist here – the mouse works exactly as expected. Delays or other disturbances do not occur. The mouse is connected to the end device via Bluetooth LE or a 2.4 GHz connection. An optional dongle is included in the scope of delivery. Thanks to Razer’s proprietary wireless transmission technology, the Atheris can be used in any environment without interference. Even in cafes where many other peripheral devices are connected to terminals on the same frequency, there is no interference. Also in the test the Atheris shows itself to be absolutely stable with regard to the compound.

Especially for gamers, the polling rate is an important factor for fast reactions during gambling. It is noticeable that the polling rate is limited to 250 Hz when using the Bluetooth connection. Up to 1000 Hz are possible via the 2.4 GHz radio module. The use of Bluetooth accordingly extends the battery life, which can be up to 350 hours depending on the battery used. When using the 2.4 GHz connection, the runtime drops rapidly and the battery must be replaced after just a few days of intensive use. It is therefore particularly annoying that there is no possibility of wired operation.

In addition, there are five independent hyperresponse keys that can be individually adapted. The mouse wheel is of course tactile and delivered in gaming quality.

Altogether the equipment of the Razer Atheris can be described as sufficient. There are no extras of any kind. Instead, the Atheris tries to convince with a solid basic equipment. In practice, it proves to be a suitable mobile gaming mouse. However, those who want an excellent equipment with all imaginable functions will not be happy with the Atheris. Beginners and mobile casual gamblers, on the other hand, are well served with the Atheris.

Software

The Atheris is compatible with Razers Synapse 3. Some individual settings can be made here. The software is clearly laid out and can be used for all Razer peripherals. For the atheris, however, synapse is not absolutely necessary. Since the mouse is quite reserved in all respects, there are not many optimization or adjustment possibilities. Synapse was developed primarily for Razer’s more customizable devices. Since the Atheris is not one of them, the use of the software is a respectable extra that offers some possibilities. However, it is by no means absolutely necessary.

However, if you would like to use Synapse, you will find a very clear, excellent software that has no weak points. All settings can be made in no time at all. The menu navigation is clear and the offered options are – as long as the respective device supports them – manifold.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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