The Razer Deathadder Essential is a barebones beauty of a gaming mouse.
Compared to something like the Razer Deathadder V2 (opens in new tab), its lighter sister mouse, the Essential might seem a little thin on the feature front. But what Razer has done here is gathered up all the basic things you could ever need need from a gaming mouse, and jammed them into a bargain package that means you don't have to fork out on anything that's not... well, essential.
Right now at Amazon it's a riotous $24 (opens in new tab), less than half price, making an already good deal even better.
Razer Deathadder Essential| 6,400 DPI |
$49.99 $23.76 at Amazon (save $26.23) (opens in new tab)
Here's the barebones version of the Razer Deathadder going for less than half its usual price. For this price don't expect the world, but do expect quality clicks and all the basics rolled into one spiffingly simple package.
What you'll be missing out on with this cut-down model of the Deathadder is that 20,000 DPI sensor, since this one only touts 6,400 DPI. There's no customizable RGB lighting, sadly, and the cable isn't as flexible as it is with the later models either.
You still get a high-precision sensor for the price, along with mechanical switches rated for up to 10 million clicks, a sturdy, rubber scroll wheel, and five programmable buttons. This model is alright for any hand size, too, and comes with a low minimum lift-off distance, which is a bonus.
Nowadays you very occasionally see this going for $19, so if you're patient it may be worth waiting, but $24 is hardly a bad price.