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 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 HyperFlux Mamba tech specs
|Specs||Razer HyperFlux Mamba|
|Sensor||Razer 5G (PMW3366) optical sensor|
|Sensitivity||True 16,000 DPI|
|Speed||Up to 450 inches per second, 50 G acceleration|
|Refresh rate||1,000Hz Ultrapolling|
|Lighting||Razer Chroma 16.8 million colors|
|Cable||Optional 6.89 ft (2.1 m)|
|Dimensions||4.9 in x 2.75 in x 1.7 in (125 mm x 70 mm x 43.2 mm)|
|Weight||0.211 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.
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).
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.
- Completely wireless 24/7 usage.
- Outstanding comfort and grip.
- Excellent optical sensor and high DPI.
- Tasteful Chroma RGB lighting.
- Right-handed only.
- Expensive as heck.
- No extra trigger button or adjustable scroll wheel.
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.