When you rise up and over the palm portion of body you come up to the Razer logo which will slowly fades in and out while in use. You can turn this feature off in the software provided. It’s mainly for eye-candy as there is no other rational for the fading in and out of the logo except for added bling.
When you move to the side profile of the mouse you’ll notice that its height is close to that of a standard computer mouse, in this case a regular optical Microsoft mouse. This higher hump for your palm is to help with ergonomics or so the theory goes. Both the left side and right side of the Razer Lachesis mouse has 2 buttons. By default the right side buttons are used to cycle through the stored profiles whereas the left side ones are programmed as Windows Button 4 and Button 5, which we will get into later.
When you flip the Razer Lachesis over, you are presented with the things that give it its smooth moves. There are four white Teflon feet which help the mouse glide effortlessly across any surface. Granted if you’re not using some sort of mouse pad the soft material used in these Teflon feet might wear down quicker than if you used a mouse pad. Razer would probably recommend their Destructor Gaming Mat which we’ve reviewed earlier. When was the last time I used a mouse pad? As I look at the Teflon feet while typing, I do notice that there is a bit of wear on them alrady. Perhaps Razer could toss me aniother one of their gaming mouse pads to help reduce the wear? If not, any good quality gaming pad should fit the bill and is recommended if you want the Razer Lachesis to stay smooth.
There is a small button on the belly of the mouse and it isn’t to sync it to a wireless receiver either. If you reprogram the two side buttons that I mentioned earlier, you can use this Profile Button as a backup. You’ll lose the on the fly switching of the various profile settings because you have to lift the mouse up and push the button but it stops you from having to open up the mouse’s application to change it mid-FRAG. The Razer Lachesis also comes with 32KB of onboard memory in which the profiles are stored. The Profile button allows you to change profiles in case the mouse is attached to a different computer without the software installed as well. It is recessed slightly so that it does not interfere with the mouse’s flawless gliding action.
The mouse’s sensor on the bottom is classified as a 3G Laser Sensor though don’t let that fool you as you cannot blind someone with this. The 3G Laser Sensor is Razer’s approach to advanced gaming sensors which allows for improved resolution, tracking speed and better precision over older generations.
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