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Razer Mamba HyperFlux with inductive charging ain't cheap, but it's the best mouse yet

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I have a small army of PC mice at my disposal including ones from Logitech, Microsoft, and Razer, but out of all, the new Razer Mamba HyperFlux for me is the best at everything.

The first thing you need to know about the Razer Mamba HyperFlux is it's expensive. It's $250, which is pretty crazy if it weren't for the fact that Logitech did the same with its coveted G903 (see review) and optional Power Mat combo.

The second thing is what justifies that price: inductive wireless charging. Think of Qi wireless charging for your aging Lumia or modern Android phone and apply that to a high-end gaming mouse.

That price tag is about $75 more than the standard Razer Mamba and Firefly mat (opens in new tab) without inductive wireless charging.

While high-performance wireless gaming mice are not new, the need to frequently recharge them are their downfall - it's just annoying. That's what this solves as the Mamba HyperFlux is always charging when its on its giant Firefly matt.

Razer Mamba HyperFlux

Razer HyperFlux Mamba tech specs

SpecsRazer HyperFlux Mamba
SensorRazer 5G (PMW3366) optical sensor
SensitivityTrue 16,000 DPI
SpeedUp to 450 inches per second, 50 G acceleration
Refresh rate1,000Hz Ultrapolling
LightingRazer Chroma 16.8 million colors
CableOptional 6.89 ft (2.1 m)
Dimensions4.9 in x 2.75 in x 1.7 in (125 mm x 70 mm x 43.2 mm)
Weight0.211 lbs (96 g)

The difference between Logitech's G903 and the Mamba Hyperflux is the former is heavier at 113g versus just 96 grams with the Mamba. That may seem small, but you feel it when using it.

Razer said in designing the Mamba Hyperflux low weight was a priority because gamers, especially first-person shooter types, want speed.

For me, the whole experience is just liberating. Until you use such a wireless system daily, you can't appreciate how nice it is to have such high precision, in a comfortable mouse wholly untethered. (But hey, if you want to you can plug the micro USB cable into and use it wired on the road).

But besides the outstanding PMW3366 optical sensor and nifty Chroma RGB lighting, the Mamba Hyperflux is just super comfortable to use especially for everyday PC tasks and productivity. Its super high 16,000 dots-per-inch (DPI) abilities and 1,000Hz polling make it glide on your PC. I'd also describe the ergonomics as perfect.

Razer Mamba HyperFlux

Mmm...Chroma RGB lighting.

Still, it would have been nice to see the Razer Basilisk's additional trigger button and customizable scroll wheel on the Mamba Hyperflux at this price range. Guess we can't get it all just yet.

Additionally, if you're a multi-button user and Logitech fan who is 90 percent productivity/creation the MX Master 2S is still a good bet (just not great for gaming).

Razer Mamba HyperFlux

Is the Razer Mamba HyperFlux worth it? That's up to you. All I can tell you is that using it is incredible and it's my new favorite mouse. I'm also quite confident if I gave you one you would fight me when I tried to take it back.

If you want something cheaper but also wireless with excellent ergonomics, make sure to check out my Razer Lancehead review.

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Pros:

  • Completely wireless 24/7 usage.
  • Outstanding comfort and grip.
  • Excellent optical sensor and high DPI.
  • Tasteful Chroma RGB lighting.

Cons:

  • Right-handed only.
  • Expensive as heck.
  • No extra trigger button or adjustable scroll wheel.

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

7 Comments
  • Logitech G502 ftw.
  • I own that and a Basilisk currently. The 502 is a better mouse in my opinion. Plus it's ludicrous that Razer had the mouse on the market for so without release software for it. Plus Razer just suck as a company.... Logitech probably do too, but I haven't had to deal with their customer services yet.
  • Logitech is great, their support is awesome. Razer is pure trash, G903 is the best mouse right now. But WC is sponsored by Razer, so there's that.
  • False and we'd be force to disclose that, so there's that. But hey, it's cute to make up things on the internet in comments. What else is new. I also reviewed the G903 and gave it a 4.5/5 "Outstanding" (even linked in this article). Get your facts straight. These reviews are my personal opinion and what I prefer. Not yours. In this case, I prefer the ergonomics and the lighter weight over the G903. You are 100 percent more than welcome to disagree, but keep the accusations in your imagination where they belong. I mean, I get it, someone disagrees with your prized opinion on something so clearly they must be taking money, paid, because why on earth would they disagree with "D-Va"? Get a life.
  • "Plus it's ludicrous that Razer had the mouse on the market for so without release software for it."
    I'm not sure what you are saying here. Razer Synapse 3 works with this just fine?
  • Off Topic..... Dan, where'd you get that hoodie with the arm pocket?
  • It's for Titanfall 2 from Merchoid. Love it. Heck, it's even on sale right now. Would buy again.