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Razer Spectre StarCraft II Mouse Review

By on February 17, 2011
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Too small, but just right.

Good: Light weight, APM Lighting System, Force actuation on left-click button
Bad: Maybe too small for some, Only goes well with Marauder keyboard
Price: AED 335
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

Features wise the Spectre is just as loaded, and unique, as the Marauder keyboard. The APM (and alerts) Lighting System also exists on the Spectre, and functions in exactly the same way as the Marauder.

I would like to note that the 1000hz Ultrapolling feature in the Spectre is more useful than the Marauder. Firstly because it’s actually configurable in the Spectre as opposed to the Marauder which has the Ultrapolling feature built-in and always turned on. The tweaks in polling rate along with the DPI settings make a huge difference in how your cursor moves and how comfortable you are with the speeds.

Last, but not least, is the Button Force Adjustment which basically allows you to control the force with which you click the left-click button (again showing the right-handed nature of the Spectre). The force actuation is achieved by a small slider at the bottom of the Spectre, with Low, Medium and High settings. Personally I kept it to Low since I like the feeling of the left-click registering immediately after I put pressure on the button; your mileage may vary.

Full Specifications:

  • Lightweight, Fingertip-Grip 5 Button Mouse
  • 5600 DPI Laser Sensor
  • Ultrapolling (1000Hz Polling / 1ms Response)
  • APM-Lighting System
  • Button Force Adjustment
  • Always-On™ mode
  • Ultra-large non-slip buttons
  • 16-bit ultra-wide data path
  • Up to 200 inches per second and 50g of acceleration
  • Zero-acoustic Ultraslick™ Teflon feet
  • Gold-plated USB connector
  • Braided 7 Foot USB Cable

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