Lethal Razer - Lachesis and Destructor
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|Lachesis and Destructor Usage|
Razer has long been a name that has evicted feelings of helplessness and despair in the gaming community. I remember one of the first LAN parties I attended where a gamer had the Razer Boomslang mouse and was virtually unstoppable with this high-precision mouse. In that day the mouse boasted an amazing 2000dpi and all those who competed against it in the hand of its master fell quickly in the battlefield. This brought the feelings of despair and hopelessness to opponents of the might Razer-bearer.
Today, Razer has a whole line of mice designed for the gamer. From the Habu to the Krait and even the DeathAdder, Razer mice use some of the best sensors, optics and lasers to make their products stand out. They also have a few mouse pads available and today we are looking at the Destructor as we use it with the new 4000dpi Lachesis mouse. These are designed for the gamer, so if you're looking for a cheap mouse for surfing the web, you may want to look elsewhere. On another note, you may also want to read along and see what you're missing.
Razer Lachesis - First Look:
The Razer Lachesis comes in a very nice box that allows you to open up the front and see what you are getting inside. The size and shape of this mouse resembles the original Razer Boomslang, but it has an updated finish, feel and hardware under the hood. The box also features some of the features and specifications of this mouse - namely the 4000dpi sensitivity as well as the 3G Laser Sensor.
Once you open the box, you get a lot of documentation, product info and of course the software CD all in nice, flashy, Razer branded packaging. I've never used a Razer mouse for extended periods, but after opening the box, I'm feeling a little optimistic.
Once the mouse is removed from the package you get a greater appreciation for its ambidextrous design and low profile. I've been using the Saitek GM3200 and the Hades H1 for so long that I'm used to holding a big old ball in my hand. The Lachesis feels like a Ferrari in terms of low profile and sleekness in comparison.
You can see that there are two buttons on each side of the mouse and while this gives you a whole bunch of buttons to play with, the buttons on the thumb side are easy to reach, while the buttons on the other side are quite difficult to use in-game. These off-side buttons are really meant for ambidextrous use or to be used for some functions that you rarely use in game.
On the next page, we'll take a look at more detailed information about the Lachesis as well as the software end of things.