Razer Abyssus


Gamers have always faced a lot of confusion over choosing the right gaming mouse. While some of them offer a million buttons on the mouse, you end up using only some or maybe none at all! What if we had a high performance mouse with all the works thrown in, but all simplified down to three buttons? Well, Razer seems to have heard what gamers have been looking for and come up with the Abyssus. If you are wondering what the Abyssus is, Wikipedia will give you the answer as ‘canyon bleached rattlesnake’ or ‘Grand Canyon rattlesnake’ – a venomous viper, which feeds on mice!

Razer seems to have caught on to that and the result is a gaming mouse which eats out the competition when it comes to performance. With a simple and sleek design, this light weight gaming mouse – some say, doesn’t look like a gaming mouse at all! The cool blue logo which lights up and a simple but high performance design however, make it a good choice for gaming. Let’s take a closer look at the Abyssus.


Razer Abyssus: The Advantage for Pro Gamers

Razer-Abyssus-SideThe Abyssus, as Razer says has been created for gamers who want reliability, quality and high performance incorporated into a straightforward and simple gaming mouse. Designed to focus particularly on the basics of competitive gaming, the Abyssus features ultra responsive buttons for maximum tactile feedback. Powered by a 3500dpi Razer Precision 3.5G infrared sensor, it offers gamers total control over every aim along with perfect tracking. Let’s take a look at some of the hottest features of the Razer Abyssus.

  • 3500 dpi Razer Precision 3.5G Infrared Sensor – The sensor on the mouse ensures that the Abyssus keeps up with each movement, whether you make small precise moves or quick long range swipes. Equipped with ‘No Drift Control’, gamers can now experience actual freedom of movement while playing. No Drift Control as explained by Razer refers to the fact that the Abyssus’ sensor doesn’t have prediction, which translates into no snapping.
  • Ultra-Responsive Feedback – Abyssus features tactile mouse buttons which are specifically tuned for fast rates of clicking and ensures instant response to the gamer’s commands. This can be quite useful during fast gameplay, where gamers need to stay well ahead of their opponent’s moves or gunshots. Also, the unique design of the mouse buttons with index and middle finger grips won’t let your fingers slip off the mouse. And the best part – the mouse buttons are programmable.
  • Hardware Toggles for Polling Rate and DPI – The Razer Abyssus features 2 toggle switches for 125/1000 Hz polling and 450/1800/3500 dpi adjustments which allows gamers to adapt to their game instantly, without using any drivers. Now how cool is that!
  • Ambidextrous Design – The Razer Abyssus features an ambidextrous design, so both right handed as well as left handed gamers can comfortably play. Despite being smallish in size, the Razer Abyssus fits nicely and comfortably into the palm. The subtle curves on both the left and the right mouse buttons keep the fingers at home.

When you are done drooling over these features, read on to know more about the Abyssus’ tech specs.


Razer Abyssus: Tech Specs and Features

Here are the features and specs of the Razer Abyssus:

  • Ambidextrous design
  • 3500dpi 3.5G infrared sensor
  • 450/1800/3500dpi toggle
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling (1ms response)
  • 125/1000Hz polling toggle
  • 16 bit ultra wide data path
  • 3 independently programmable buttons
  • Large non slip mouse buttons
  • Scroll wheel features 24 different click positions
  • 60 to 120 inches per second along with 15g acceleration
  • ‘On the fly Sensitivity’ adjustment
  • ‘Always-On’ mode
  • No Drift Control
  • Zero acoustic Ultraslick Teflon mouse feet
  • 7 feet non tangle light weight cord
  • Approximate weight 72 grams
  • Approximate size is 115mm x 63mm x 40mm


Razer Abyssus: What the Pros Are Saying

CypherSo let’s take a look at what some of the pro gamers are saying about the Razer Abyssus:

Alexey ‘Cypher’ Yanusheuski, is a pro gamer and a winner in multiple gaming tournaments like ASUS Winter QuakeLive (1st), GDATA QuakeLive Cup #17 (1st) and Rockit QuakeLive Duel Cup 2 (1st) to name a few. This is what he had to say about the Abyssus in his review:



The Razer Abyssus from my experience really lives up to the expectations of its slogan: Back to the Basics. The mouse has a typical cool Razer design, and has very basic functions: three main buttons without any extra side buttons and extra options. Easy to use drivers with the option to change dpi/polling rate on the bottom of the mouse to tune the mouse to your personal likings. The shape for me is real nice because I change grips in game. No matter where is place my fingers, every click of my mouse buttons is registered. The sensor never lets me down and always provides perfect response no matter what moves I make. The sensor performance is also the way it is supposed to be. I played for hours on different settings, and the sensor gave great response all the time.

So what say gamers? Try out the Abyssus to really know the difference it makes to your gameplay!