Below is a short list of the highs and lows of the new mouse from Razer. Ideal products do not exist but how close has the Lachesis approached the ideal?
- Record-breaking resolution of 4000dpi
- Excellent results in the tracking speed test
- Integrated memory for storing user-defined profiles with settings (Razer Synapse)
- Fine tuning of 5 levels of resolution
- High-quality feet that work smoothly on any surface
- Stylish design, good packaging and accessories
- Thought-through ergonomics of the case
- Easily greased rubberized coating
- Unhandy side buttons
- If you don’t like the shape of other Razer mice, you won’t like this one, either
The Lachesis has got a few opponents on the market currently, namely Logitech G9, Microsoft Sidewinder, Microsoft Habu, SteelSeries Ikari Laser, Razer Copperhead and Razer Diamondback 3G. I compared the new mouse with all of them and found the Lachesis to be the best laser mouse available today. If it were not for some gamers who prefer asymmetrical mice, I’d even call it the best gaming mouse overall. The Logitech G9 is too sophisticated but has weak ergonomics. The Microsoft Sidewinder is too Martian and has an outdated sensor. The Habu and Copperhead are inferior in technical parameters while the interesting SteelSeries Ikari Laser is unlikely to become widely available (and some people may dislike its shape). Comparing with the Diamondback 3G and other high-quality optical mice, the laser sensor of the Lachesis has been improved and now looks competitive against best optical systems even in terms of tracking speed. So, the single argument against the Razer Lachesis may be its shape – but it’s a matter of personal taste and I can’t give you any advice on this point.