The Razer Deathadder Essential is essentially going for a pittance right now

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The Razer Deathadder Essential is a barebones beauty of a gaming mouse.

Compared to something like the Razer Deathadder V2, 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, 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)

Razer Deathadder Essential| 6,400 DPI | $49.99 $23.76 at Amazon (save $26.23)
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.

Katie Wickens
Hardware Writer

Screw sports, Katie would rather watch Intel, AMD and Nvidia go at it. Having been obsessed with computers and graphics for three long decades, she took Game Art and Design up to Masters level at uni, and has been demystifying tech and science—rather sarcastically—for three years since. She can be found admiring AI advancements, scrambling for scintillating Raspberry Pi projects, preaching cybersecurity awareness, sighing over semiconductors, and gawping at the latest GPU upgrades. She's been heading the PCG Steam Deck content hike, while waiting patiently for her chance to upload her consciousness into the cloud.