Razer Taipan Gaming Mouse Review
The Razer packaging is down to a fine art these days, with the cardboard box an exercise in simplicity and minimalism on the front, although the chromatic logo always stands out, and round the back we have the highlights of the various features.
Inside, as well as the lurid green container for the mouse, we have the blurb, stickers, manual and so on. But the main event, as with any input device, is the Taipan itself. High quality braided cable leads to a rodent that looks rather different to other Razer mice that have come through our door. They so often have a molten quality to them that seeing an angular one is a pleasant surprise, and further proof that this really is a new product and not just a gentle tweak.
As befits an ambidextrous mouse this looks identical from both sides. Usually this means that the outer buttons aren't placed in the best ergonomic position, but we'll discover that in our testing.
Rather than the soft coating we've so often seen from Razer, this is a hard plastic top. It's certainly got plenty of grip, but provides a very different tactile experience. Underneath is that 8200dpi 4G dual-sensor. The heart of the Taipan.