Razer Mamba Wireless
Gaming Mouse (Wireless)
We’re now well passed the point of wondering if either a wireless keyboard or mouse can deliver the same performance and reliability that comes with a wired offering. And sure, wireless will never be perfect – in the network communication sense - but after mostly using premium wireless peripherals for the past year or so, with the most recent couple weeks including putting the Razer Mamba Wireless through its paces, it’s safe to say that once those wires go away – there’s no turning back. Especially when 5G wireless technology is being used. And from a pure performance level the Razer Mamba Wireless feels like coming home.
Which might also come down to the Mamba feeling a lot like Razer’s classic DeathAdder in terms of shape, size, and palm feel. But with a new Optical Sensor, comfy textured grips, and an impressive 50 hours or so of wireless battery life. The last Mamba we tested here at AusGamers was the impressive Mamba Wireless + Firefly Hyperflux combo
– which paired the Mamba design with a Razer Hyperflux wireless charging mat. The result was a very light version of the mouse thanks to the removal of the battery in a sort of glimpse into the future. The new Mamba Wireless doesn’t so much advance the cause, rather than it simply pares the design back to the essentials whilst targeting a fair price point.
Build quality is uniformly excellent as is the subtler use of Razer’s Chroma lighting to present the logo and scroll-wheel – aka RGB lighting done the old-fashioned way. Plus, any more lighting and the battery wouldn’t be able to give you anywhere near 50 hours of usage. Also, it’s a classic design that we’ve gotten used to and even if it lacks anything visibly new to communicate that it’s the latest 2018 model - at 106 grams it’s the right sort of weight for both everyday use and gaming.
- Sensor: Razer 5G Advanced Optical Sensor
- DPI: 16,000 fully customisable
- LED Color: RGB (Razer Chroma)
- Polling Rate: 1000 Hz
- Buttons: Seven (Programmable)
- Weight: 106g
- Cable Length: 2.1m
Outside of the responsive Razer Optical Sensor and the Razer Mechanical Mouse Switches that offer a 50 million click lifespan, the real star of the show here is the impressive battery life. Which when it comes to wireless devices of the mouse and controller variety – battery life rarely if ever passes the 20-hour or so mark. With 50-hours of battery life, the Razer Mamba Wireless will last multiple days without needing a charge, which is commendable. In the worst cases of battery life we’ve seen, we tend to just leave the charge cable plugged in so we don’t have to alternate between charging and wireless every other day.
Not so with the Razer Mamba Wireless, even after several hours of playing the new Blackout mode in Call of Duty Black Ops 4, as well as many more in strategy games like Total War: Warhammer II and Frostpunk. Customisation is entirely software based for fine tuning and switching between profiles, and the latest Razer Synapse software suite (as of writing) is in a pretty good place. With quick access to all the above including quick links to Windows mouse settings and the ability to calibrate power saving modes on the Mamba Wireless. In fact, the only thing that might be missing comes down to if you’re the type of person that likes additional buttons and being able to setup macros – but for that Razer has several different products to choose from.
In the end the new Razer Mamba Wireless may not look all that different, but underneath the hood the new and improved Optical Sensor and long-lasting battery make this a solid all-round performer.