Razer's No-Frills Abyssus Gaming Mouse Needs More Frills

I'm a minimalist when it comes to mouse bling, but for $US50, Razer's Abyssus is a little too lean — there aren't even any thumb buttons — just raw 3500dpi and a 1ms response time with on-the-fly adjustment.

SteelSeries' Kinzu pulls off the bargain gaming mouse gambit way better, at $US35. Or you can get more aggressively armed gaming mice at Amazon for about the same price, even from Razer.

RAZER ABYSSUS™ GIVES GAMERS THE COMPETITIVE EDGE BY FOCUSING ON THE FUNDAMENTALS

Carlsbad, Calif. – Nov. 10, 2009 - Razer™, the world's leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals, today launched the Razer Abyssus™ gaming mouse. By combining simplicity with a state-of-the-art 3.5G 3500dpi infrared sensor, the Razer Abyssus stands ready to frag.

"Less is more," said Robert "Razerguy" Krakoff, president, Razer. "We've taken our ambidextrous three-button mouse design and loaded it with our industry-leading technology without the added cost of too many bells and whistles. Our goal with the Razer Abyssus is to give competitive gamers access to gaming grade hardware without breaking the bank."

About the Razer Abyssus The Razer Abyssus mouse is designed for gamers that demand reliability and functionality under the fiercest gameplay conditions. The Razer Abyssus is armed with two large non-slip buttons tuned for maximum tactile feedback and features Razer's built-in Hyperesponse™ technology. Underneath, Razer has placed two easily accessible mechanical switches — one on-the-fly dpi switch giving the user their choice of 450, 1800, or 3500dpi; and one polling rate switch allowing instant adjustment from a standard 125hz to 1000hz Ultrapolling™.

Razer Abyssus COST: US $US49.99, Europe €39.99

AVAILABILITY: Razerzone.com – Available Now China – In Stores Now Worldwide –Late December 2009

Product Features: 3500dpi Razer Precision™ 3.5G infrared sensor 1000Hz Ultrapolling™ / 1ms response time Mechanical dpi/polling rate switches On-The-Fly Sensitivity™ adjustment Always-On™ mode Ultra-large non-slip buttons 16-bit ultra-wide data path 60-120 inches per second and 15g of acceleration Three independently programmable Hyperesponse™ buttons Ambidextrous design Scroll wheel with 24 individual click positions Zero-acoustic Ultraslick™ Teflon feet Seven-foot, lightweight, non-tangle cord Approx. size in mm 115(L) x 63(W) x 40(H)

[Razer]

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