Refreshed Razer Diamondback mouse is ready to strike again

— 2:39 PM on September 4, 2015

Razer's Diamondback mouse has a heritage stretching all the way back to 2004, and it seems that the company was feeling a little nostalgic for this particular reptile-rodent hybrid. A brand-new Diamondback is coming, and it has all of the trappings that we've come to expect from Razer hardware of late. Chroma RGB LED lighting, a ridiculous sensor, and programmable buttons combine with the Diamondback's ambidextrous shape to make for a modern take on a classic design.

Nobody needs a 16,000-DPI laser sensor in their mouse, but Razer has put one at the heart of the Diamondback anyway. The company claims that this sensor can track motion at up to 210 inches per second, under an inhuman 50 gs of acceleration. Couple that with 1-DPI adjustment increments, and there should be more than enough of a sensitivity range on this mouse for any gamer to get comfortable.

Razer's now-ubiquitous Chroma RGB LED lighting can probably reproduce more colors than the eye can distinguish, and the lighting or pre-baked animations can be synced with other Chroma products to maximize the rave effect.

Seven programmable buttons dot the mouse's surface, including back and forward buttons on both sides. Its body measures in at  4.9" long by 2.6" wide by 1.2" tall, and it weighs in at a feathery 89 grams. Razer says the refreshed Diamondback will be available in October for $90.

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