Wireless mice have been around for a while, even wirelessly recharging mice. But wirelessly powered mice? Enter the Razer Mamba HyperFlux mouse and Razer Firefly HyperFlux mousepad. The pair builds on the existing Mamba and Firefly, but with nary a wire to be found between the two.
The Mamba exists already as Razer's highest-end mouse, and the Mamba HyperFlux carries over most everything that makes it a phenomenal pointer. You're looking at a precise 16,000 DPI, 1,000Hz polling rate, Razer's quick and accurate 5G optical sensor, and more. What's missing, however, is a battery.
Razer HyperFlux Mamba tech specs
|Specs||Razer HyperFlux Mamba|
|Sensor||Razer 5G 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)|
Razer's system is built around a similar system to the Logitech G PowerPlay, but Razer's taken it a step further by entirely eliminating the battery. The specialized Firefly HyperFlux mousepad wirelessly transmits power to the mouse, so you never have to plug it in or recharge, so long as you're using the mousepad. Should you want to go mobile, the Mamba HyperFlux does offer a two-meter USB cable you can plug in for pointing and clicking beyond the Firefly mousepad's limited range.
In going fully wireless like this, Razer's managed to reduce the mass of the already featherweight Mamba by about 20 percent, bringing it to a mere 96 grams. The only real loss from the standard Mamba to the Mamba HyperFlux is the removal of the RGB lighting strips along the sides of the mouse — instead just the Razer Logo, scroll wheel, and a small slit on the back illuminate as you command via the Synapse interface.
Thankfully the Firefly HyperFlux mousepad that makes the wireless magic happen hasn't lost any of its light-up RGB mojo. The base of the mousepad features a ring of customizable RGB lights and a spacious 14-inch x 11-inch (355 mm x 282 mm) mousing surface — one that lets you switch between a micro-textured hard surface or a softer cloth mat. The addition of a wireless power transmission surface under the entire mousepad has increased the thickness compared to the standard Firefly mousepad, and it's more than three times thicker at half an inch (12.9 mm).
The Razer HyperFlux pair, and there's really no reason to buy the Razer Mamba HyperFlux and Firefly HyperFlux separately, will be available in the first quarter of 2018 for $249.99 (€279.99).
Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.
Essentially you just traded the wire to the pad, so you are as wireless as the wired mouse pad goes... How is this more wireless than a wired mouse on a nontethered pad?
you don't have something flexible attached to the cable, instead the flexible thing is now free to move around
Until you go off the pad
Yes, that is the compromise here. No battery means it is entirely dependant on the pad. At least until something like WattUp which can charge a device up to 3 feet away. https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/26/fcc-approves-first-wireless-power-at...
I paid way less for my PS VR + GT Sport (200€). That is even more expensive than a Xbox One S/PS4. The only people that I see buying this are either rich people or E-Sport players
Hahaha, dead in the water at € 280. No seriously…. who would pay that JUST to get rid of a cable and/or batteries in a mouse????
People said the same thing when the original Boomslang came out. I bought one and slayed the other CS players at the time. Accused of cheating and everything.
A4tech did this more than 15 years ago. Big deal!
anytime i see a product from razer i just think, it looks so good but the pricetag has a way of adding humility to my pocket
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