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Deathadder Chroma vs Mamba TE

Discussion in 'Mice and Surfaces' started by Ezio144, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Accelerator9

    Accelerator9 New Member

    Hey guys, I need your help deciding between these two mice.

    I bought my Deathadder Chroma about 2 years ago and don't get me wrong, it's still working perfectly fine but I though about getting a new one anyway, and if I do get a new one I could give my Dedathadder yo my brother since it's a really great mouse IMO.

    Now as you've already seen from the title, I was thinking about getting the Mamba TE because it has more Chroma features and since to me it basically look like they took a Deathadder and slapped the side lights on it, and also because I've only been using Deathadders since I started with Razer.

    My only worry is the size of it, since I can't really try it before and I don't have any way to know how it feels with my hand unless I actually buy it, mainly because I have rather big hands and the Deathadder has been perfect for me since it's a pretty large mouse.

    Is the Mamba TE as big or almost as big as the Deathadder? Otherwise I'll probably just stay with it until I actually have to replace it...
     
  2. Hucast

    Hucast Well-Known Member

    I vote for deathadder. I have a chroma version and my original one was the 3.5G version which I still have and still works fine. Can you add a poll next time please, I like to vote and numbers don't lie.
     
  3. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member

    Mamba TE is just as big as the Deathadder. Its actually slightly more chunky, has more height on it. I would go with the DA cause the Mamba TE has a philips laser sensor which has z Axis issues. That is lifting the mouse will cause the cursor to move so its not ideal if you want to do alot of gaming. For casual use its not as big of an issue.
     
  4. Hucast

    Hucast Well-Known Member

    I tried a laser mouse one time, it was a corsair one. Right outta the box it didn't work with my mouse pad. It worked on the desk fine but not on the mouse pad? I was like ya right, you're going back and I want my money back. After that I got a deathadder and I've stuck with optical mice ever since.
     
  5. Accelerator9

    Accelerator9 New Member

    I've read some reviews and watched videos about this issue since it uses laser instead of optical but what I really want to know is how often do this issues actually happen? What I mean is that as with all Razer products or just peripherals in general, these issues vary; some people will just get lucky and not experience a single issue with them and some others will experience many with that same peripheral.

    Obviously I can't know how my experience with it will be but so far, I've been using Razer products for 7+ years and had no issues at all with any of their products.
     
  6. Sonnyoi

    Sonnyoi New Member

    Mamba TE Ive tried, it glitches out alot!
     
  7. SkyBill40

    SkyBill40 Member

    I have a DA 3.5G (old but still the same shape) and a Mamba TE. I like them for different reasons but am content with my choice to stick with the TE. If I were to roll back the clock and have each one in my hand, the choice may be different.

    Here's what I will say about the Mamba: it has a cheaper feel than my old DA despite costing a good bit more. The Chroma is nice but wasn't a selling point for me. It's not as ergo shaped as the DA but does fit nicely in the hand and is suitable for all grip types. The surface isn't the soft touch rubbery feel as before and is a smooth, uniformly molded plastic. I've noticed that it's beginning to wear somewhat on several contact points (L/R buttons and palm point). While none of that is critical... I expected more given how much I spent.
     
  8. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member

    The z Axis issue is a sensor thing, its not like you wont get the issue. The only thing that varies is whether you will deal with the issue or not. I mean if you game casually, rarely ever lift your mouse during gaming the issue wont be as bad as game breaking. But if you play low dpi CS GO where you flick the mouse and lift alot then the issue will be apparent and you will have inaccuracy in your aim. Some people wont find the issue troublesome enough to return the mouse so they keep it but everyone has the issue in their sensor.
     
  9. FiszPL

    FiszPL Well-Known Member

    Stick with DeathAdder Chroma... or if you want more Chroma - check the Lancehead Tournament Edition (it has the same great optical sensor from DeathAdder Elite or Basilisk).
     
  10. No_GT31

    No_GT31 Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna go with a deathadder, I have one at home, and I tested the mamba of a friend, its a bit smaller, and I prefer the massiveness of the Deathadder. I'd really like to see from razer a mouse with adjustable weight like the Logitech g500s! I think Razer's mouses are still too light for me!
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2017