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Razer TRON Gaming Mouse & Mat Review

By on January 11, 2011
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Light trails everywhere!

Good: Light trails, precision gaming, looks great
Bad: Maybe a little small for some people
Price: AED 535
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

Movie tie-in products are nothing new, but it grabs our attention when a movie tie-in product is developed by one of the leading names in the computer industry. It especially grabs our attention when said tie-in product actually incorporates one of the coolest things about the movie. So today we take a look at Razer’s TRON Gaming Mouse and Mat.

Everything about the Razer TRON Mouse, from the packaging to the mouse to the mat is TRON inspired. What you’re getting here is all of Razer’s best mouse technology packed into a little package that looks visually appealing, more so than their regular mice. Just the mouse itself looks something straight out of TRON, with its glossy black surface to the slick yet simple ambidextrous design and psychedelic sky-blue lines going from the top and the sides. And then, of course, are the magical blue (turquoise actually) glow trails left on the TRON mat as you move the mouse across its surface.

Another cool thing is something you’ll only experience during the startup phase (or whenever you plug in the mouse) is the cool starting sound that it makes of the Light Cycles straight from the movie. The sound is very much robotic and slightly tinny, which actually works to its advantage, which comes undoubtedly from a mini-speaker inside the mouse.

Once the driver software is downloaded from the website directly, you can assign the mouse buttons to whatever you like, including assigning macros as well as other performance tweaks (sensitivity, polling rate and lateral acceleration) and managing the lighting on the mouse. Like I said before, all the perks of their highest-end gaming mice are in here such as the 5600dpi 3.5G laser sensor, 7 hyperesponsive buttons and 1ms response time.

While the mouse did look a little small the first time I held it, a far cry from the Mamba or the Lachesis for instance, it quickly became very comfortable in my hands. The mouse mat on the other hand comes to a comfy 290x207x3mm which is good enough for normal usage as well as just about big enough for some proper gaming sessions. Actually the mat looks a bit weird compared to the futuristic elegance of the mouse, but the real magic happens when the lights are turned low (or better yet off) which when you can’t see the mat, but the magic within. Obviously I’m referring to the bioluminescent glow trails left behind the mouse.

I know the pictures don’t do this justice, so here’s a quick video for you to make up your own mind.


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