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Package and Accessories

Razer’s history began with the legendary Boomslang 2000 mouse that stood out among its competitors with its superb package design and thought-through overall style, besides other things. Now Razer seems to have worked out unique corporate aesthetic guidelines again. The boxes of their new products (Barracuda, Tarantula, and DeathAdder) stand in a striking contrast to the rather tasteless and unimaginative packages of the Viper, Diamondback, and Copperhead. In some elements this box resembles the package design of the Boomslang 2000, which is a real treat to my eye.

The compact cardboard box is painted black with acid green and gray details. It is all covered with technical and marketing information about the DeathAdder, from a specification in eight languages to a traditional Razerguy’s message (it’s Robert Krakoff, the company’s head and lead ideologist).

Open the lid and you’ll see the mouse through a plastic window.

The box contains:

  • Razer DeathAdder mouse
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • DeathAdder advertising leaflet
  • Master Guide booklet
  • CD with drivers

Curiously, the design of the Master Guide (and of the Certificate of Authenticity, too) is very similar to the one that was developed by Fitch Inc. for the Razer Boomslang 2000 with the peculiar shape of the booklet and with the disc fastened on the last page of it (the Boomslang kit is at the top and the DeathAdder kit is at the bottom of the photograph). It is going to be a cause of a fit of fine nostalgia for those who remember how Razer began its way to the peak of the gaming peripheral market.

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