- DPI: 7,200 DPI
- Polling Rate: 1,000 Hz
- Programmable Buttons: 7 (including mousewheel)
- Max Battery Life: 300+ hours
- Dimensions: 99.7 x 62.8 x 34.1 mm
- Weight: 66g (excluding batteries)
- Not gaudy
- Too small for some
As Venomous As Atheris
The Razer Atheris is a tiny mouse compared to the other Razer mice that we have in the market right now. But do not be fooled by its size, as it is perfectly capable of performing most tasks that you set it to. The Atheris only weighs roughly 66 grams without the AA batteries inserted, so it’s easy to carry around due to its size and weight. Simply slot it into a partition in your bag and you are good to go.
Unlike most Razer products, the Atheris sports a much more muted and plain design. There weren’t even any other lights on the mouse aside from the DPI switcher indicator. You have a total of five buttons on the mouse. By downloading and firing up the Razer Synapse app, you can configure the buttons (including the mouse wheel), DPI level, left or right-handedness, and set up some power settings on the mouse; To utilise the mouse to its fullest, you definitely have to install Razer Synapse. Of course you can do without it, but you will not be able to configure the mouse to your liking.
The device can also be paired to your laptop using Bluetooth. Simply toggle the switch at the bottom of the mouse to Bluetooth, then hold the DPI switcher and both side buttons to enable pairing mode. Once connected, the DPI switcher will stop blinking and glow solid. To use the mouse on your desktop, swap the button back to USB and you are good to go.
As previously mentioned, the mouse is small, so our hand could completely cover the mouse. But using it was comfortable, even after a day of working with it. It’s a small gripe, but one that you could probably get used to if it’s not annoying you.
Overall, for a mouse that is meant for a portable gamer or user, it ticks plenty of boxes. Small, portable, wireless and not gaudy. Razer also claimed it to have a battery life of over 300 hours on Bluetooth. However, if you don’t plan to take it around, either in the house or outside, you might be better off suited with other wired mouse out there.
CHIP CONCLUDE: A good mouse for the portable users and gamers. Minimalistic and lightweight in design, it will be able to provide you with a good experience without breaking the bank.
(previously published in issue July 2018)