Razer DeathAdder Specifications

The Razer DeathAdder was released in 2006 and is still to date, the world’s best-selling
gaming mouse, used by countless pro-gamers in the circuit as their de facto gaming
mouse. For its combination of ergonomics and precision, the Razer DeathAdder has
become legend
How did we improve on perfection? Very carefully.
We didn’t want to fix anything that wasn’t broken, and so, we literally didn’t change
anything. We focused instead on enhancing and optimizing the Razer DeathAdder
utilizing next generation technologies and further ergonomics tweaks.
The Razer DeathAdder’s optical sensor was upgraded from 3.5G to the cutting edge 4G
infrared sensor featuring improved performance and precision. We also retained the
iconic right handed ergonomic shape, but enhanced it with built in rubber side grips for
better mouse control and grip. Like its predecessor, the Razer DeathAdder will feature
Synapse support, for effortless synching of all your settings and profiles automatically
from the cloud.
The favorite weapon for pro-gamers all over the world just got better, and now, so will
your game.
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1. PACKAGE CONTENTS / SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ................................................ 3
2. REGISTRATION / TECHNICAL SUPPORT ............................................................... 3
3. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................................... 4
4. DEVICE LAYOUT .................................................................................................. 5
5. INSTALLING YOUR RAZER DEATHADDER............................................................. 6
6. CONFIGURING YOUR RAZER DEATHADDER ........................................................ 7
7. SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE ............................................................................ 28
8. LEGALESE.......................................................................................................... 30
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 Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse
 Quick Start Guide
 PC or Mac with a free USB 2.0 port
 Windows® 8/Windows® 7 / Windows Vista® / Windows® XP (32-bit) /
Mac OS X (10.7-10.9)
 Internet connection
 100MB of free hard disk space
Sign up now for a Razer Synapse account to get real-time information on your
product’s warranty status. To learn more about Razer Synapse and all its features, visit
If you are already a Razer Synapse user, register your product by clicking on your email
address at the Razer Synapse application and select Warranty Status from the
dropdown list.
To register your product online, visit www.razerzone.com/registration. Please note that
you will not be able to view your warranty status if you register via the website.
What you’ll get:
 2 years limited manufacturer’s warranty.
 Free online technical support at www.razersupport.com.
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 6400dpi Razer Precision 4G Optical Sensor
 Ergonomic Right-Handed Design With Textured Rubber Side Grips
 5 Independently Programmable Hyperesponse Buttons
 Razer Synapse Enabled
 1000Hz Ultrapolling
 On-The-Fly Sensitivity Adjustment
 Always-On Mode
 200 Inches Per Second And 50g Of Acceleration
 Gold-Plated USB Connector
 Seven-Foot, Lightweight, Braided Fiber Cable
 Approximate Size : 127 mm / 5.00” (Length) x 70 mm / 2.76” (Width) x 44 mm /
1.73” (Height)
 Approximate Weight: 105 g / 0.23 lbs
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Left Mouse Button
Right Mouse Button
Scroll Wheel
Mouse Button 5
Mouse Button 4
Razer Precision 4G Optical Sensor
Ultraslick Mouse Feet
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Step 1: Connect your Razer device to the USB port of your computer.
Step 2: Install Razer Synapse when prompted* or download the installer from
Step 3: Register for a RazerID or login to Synapse with an existing account.
*Applicable for Windows 8 or later.
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Disclaimer: The features listed here require you to log in to Razer Synapse. These features are also subject to
change based on the current software version and your Operating System.
The Mouse Tab is your default tab when you first install Razer Synapse. This tab allows
you to customize your device’s profiles, button assignments, performance, lighting and
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A profile is a convenient way of organizing all your custom settings and you can have an
infinite number of profiles at your disposal. Any changes made within each tab are
automatically saved to the current profile and stored into the cloud servers.
You can create a new profile by clicking the
button or delete the current
profile by clicking the
button. The
button allows you to Copy, Import,
and Export profiles. Your current profile by default is named “Profile” however; you can
rename it by typing on the text field below PROFILE NAME. Each profile can also be set
to automatically activate when you run a program or application through the use of the
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The Customize Tab is where you can modify the basic functionalities of your device
such as button assignments to suit your gaming needs. The changes made in this tab
are automatically saved to your current profile.
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Initially, each of the mouse buttons is set to DEFAULT. However, you may change the
function of these buttons by clicking the desired button to access the Button
Assignment Menu.
Listed below are the customization options and their descriptions.
This option enables you to return the key to its original function. To choose the
DEFAULT, simple select it from the Button Assignment Menu.
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Keyboard Function
This option enables you to change the mouse buttons into keyboard functions. To
choose a keyboard function, select KEYBOARD FUNCTION from the Button Assignment
Menu and enter the key you wish to use on the given field below. You may also include
modifier keys such as Ctrl, Shift, Alt or any of those combinations.
Mouse Function
This option allows you to change the mouse buttons into other mouse functions. To
choose a mouse function, select MOUSE FUNCTION from the Button Assignment Menu
and an ASSIGN BUTTON submenu will appear.
Listed below are the functions which you can choose from the Assign Button submenu:
Left Click
Right Click
Scroll Click
Double Click
Mouse Button 4
Mouse Button 5
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Scroll Left
Scroll Right
- Performs a left mouse click using the assigned button.
- Performs a right mouse click using the assigned button.
- Activates the universal scrolling function.
- Performs a double left click using the assigned button.
- Performs a “Backward” command for most internet browsers.
- Performs a “Forward” command for most internet browsers.
- Performs a “Scroll Up” command using the assigned button.
- Performs a “Scroll Down” command using the assigned button.
- Performs a “Scroll Left” command using the assigned button.
- Performs a “Scroll Right” command using the assigned button.
Inter-device allows you to change the functionality of other Razer Synapse-enabled
devices. Some of these functionalities are device-specific such as using your Razer
gaming keyboard to change the Sensitivity Stage of your Razer gaming mouse. When
you select Inter-device from the Button Assignment Menu, a sub-menu will appear.
DEVICE TO LINK allows you to choose which currently connected Razer device can be
linked while FUNCTION allows you to choose which functionality you want to use for
the linked device.
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A Macro is a prerecorded sequence of keystrokes and button presses that is executed
with precise timing. By assigning a Macro to a button, you can execute complex
combinations with ease. The ASSIGN MACRO allows you to choose which recorded
Macro to use while the PLAYBACK OPTION enables you to choose the behavior of the
Macro. See the MACROS TAB to learn more about creating Macro commands.
Sensitivity refers to how fast the mouse pointer can travel across the screen. When you
select the Sensitivity function from the dropdown menu, a sub-menu will appear which
gives you access to the following options:
Sensitivity Clutch
Sensitivity Stage Up
Sensitivity Stage Down
On-The-Fly Sensitivity
Cycle Up Sensitivity Stages
Cycle Down Sensitivity Stages
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- Change to a predefined sensitivity as long as the
designated button is pressed. Releasing the button
will return it to the previous sensitivity.
- Increase the current sensitivity by one stage. See
the PERFORMANCE TAB to learn more about
sensitivity stages.
- Decrease the current sensitivity by one stage. See
the PERFORMANCE TAB to learn more about
sensitivity stages.
- Readily adjust the current sensitivity using the
assigned button. If On‐The‐Fly Sensitivity has been
set, pressing the designated button and moving the
scroll wheel will produce a bar on your screen which
would indicate your current sensitivity level.
- Increase the current sensitivity stage by one and
once it reaches the highest sensitivity stage, it will
return to stage 1 when the button is pressed again.
See the PERFORMANCE TAB to learn more about
sensitivity stages.
- Decrease the current sensitivity stage by one and
once it reaches stage 1, it will return to the highest
sensitivity stage when the button is pressed again.
See the PERFORMANCE TAB to learn more about
sensitivity stages.
Switch Profile
The Switch Profile enables you to change profiles on the fly and immediately load all
your preconfigured settings. When you select Switch Profile from the Button
Assignment Menu, a sub-menu will appear that will allow you to choose which profile
to use. An on-screen display will automatically appear whenever you switch profiles.
Launch Program
The Launch Program allows you to run a program using the assigned button. When you
select Launch Program from the Button Assignment Menu, a
button will appear
which allows you to search for the specific program you want to use.
Multimedia Function
This option allows you to bind multimedia playback controls to your device. After
selecting Multimedia Function, a submenu will appear. Listed below are the multimedia
playback controls you can choose from the submenu:
Volume Down
Volume Up
Mute Volume
Mic Volume Up
Mic Volume Down
Mute Mic
Mute All
Play / Pause
Previous Track
Next Track
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- Decreases the audio output.
- Increases the audio output.
- Mutes the audio.
- Increases the microphone volume.
- Decreases the microphone volume.
- Mutes the microphone.
- Mute both microphone and audio output.
- Play, pause, or resume playback of the current media.
- Play the previous track.
- Play the next track.
Windows 8 Charms
This option enables you to assign the key into an Operating System shortcut command.
For more information please visit: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-sg/windows8/getting-around-tutorial.
Windows Shortcut
This option enables you to assign the key into an Operating System shortcut command.
For more information please visit: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/126449.
This option renders the assigned button unusable. Use Disable if you do not need the
button or if it interferes with your gaming.
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The Performance Tab allows you to enhance the speed and precision of your mouse
pointer. Similar to the Customize Tab, the changes made here are automatically saved
to your current profile.
Listed below are the performance options and their descriptions.
Sensitivity pertains to how much effort is needed to move the mouse pointer in any
direction. The higher the sensitivity, the more responsive the mouse will be.
(Recommended setting: 1600 – 1800)
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Enable X-Y Sensitivity
By default, the X-axis (horizontal) and Y-axis (vertical) use the same sensitivity values.
However, you may set different sensitivity values to each of the axes by selecting the
Configure Sensitivity Stages
A sensitivity stage is a preset sensitivity value. You can create up to 5 different
sensitivity stages which you can cycle through using the sensitivity stage up/down
buttons. You may use the ENABLE X-Y SENSITIVITY concurrently with this option.
Acceleration increases the cursor’s movement speed depending on how quickly you
move the mouse. The higher the value, the faster the mouse accelerates.
(Recommended settings: Windows 0, Mac 5)
Polling Rate
The higher the polling rate, the more often the computer receives information about
the status of your mouse, thus increasing the mouse pointer’s reaction time. You can
switch between 125Hz (8ms), 500Hz (2ms) and 1000Hz (1ms) by selecting your desired
polling rate on the dropdown menu. (Recommended setting: 500Hz – 1000Hz)
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The Lighting Tab allows you to configure the LEDs of your Razer DeathAdder. Simply
toggle the ON or OFF options to enable or disable the Scroll Wheel and Logo lighting.
Similar to the previous tabs, the changes made here are also automatically saved to
your current profile.
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The Calibration Tab allows you to optimize your Razer Precision Sensor to any mousing
surface for better tracking. To use this feature, you must select the ON option under
The LIFTOFF RANGE allows you to set the distance in which the sensor stops tracking as
it is being lifted away from its mousing surface. To use this feature, you must first
activate SURFACE CALIBRATION then choose an appropriate mousing surface.
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Razer Mouse Mats
The Razer DeathAdder is ‘tuned’ or optimized especially for Razer mouse mats. This
means that the sensor has been tested extensively to confirm that the Razer
DeathAdder reads and tracks best when paired with Razer mouse mats.
If you are using a Razer mouse mat, click the
button to access
the Razer Mats submenu. This menu showcases an extensive list of Razer-branded
mouse mats. Select the appropriate mouse mat from the list; then choose between
SPEED or CONTROL if applicable.
If you wish to learn more about a particular mouse mat or if you wish to purchase a
Razer mouse mat, you may do so by clicking the
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Other Mousing Surfaces
If you are using a non-Razer mouse mat or a non-standard mousing surface, select
OTHERS then click the
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button to access the manual calibration
This submenu enables you to manually adjust the Razer Precision Sensor to suit any
mousing surface.
To begin calibrating the sensor, click the
button. After clicking the
button, Razer Synapse will begin tuning the sensor. Please avoid moving the Razer
DeathAdder during this time.
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Once the Razer Precision Sensor is ready, press and hold the left mouse button then
move the mouse across your entire mousing surface in a zigzag pattern as shown on
the screen guide.
When you have moved through your entire mousing surface, release the left mouse
button. This will bring you back to the manual calibration submenu which contains new
information regarding your mousing surface.
There are also other options available in this section such as adding a new mouse mat
setting by clicking the
button, deleting the currently selected mouse mat
setting by clicking the
button or duplicating the currently selected mouse mat
setting by clicking the
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The Macros Tab allows you to create a series of precise keystrokes and button presses.
This tab also allows you to have numerous macros and extremely long macro
commands at your disposal.
The Macro section works similarly to Profile wherein you can rename a macro by typing
on the field below MACRO NAME. There are also other options available in the macro
section such as creating a new macro by clicking the
current macro by clicking the
clicking the
button, deleting the
button or duplicating the current macro by
To create a macro command, simply click the
button and all your
keystrokes and button presses will automatically register on the macro screen. When
you are done recording your macro commands, click on the
the session.
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button to end
The Macro section allows you to input the delay in-between commands. In RECORD
DELAY the delay in-between commands are registered as how it is entered. The
DEFAULT DELAY uses a predefined time (expressed in seconds) as the delay. And NO
DELAY omits all the pauses in-between keystrokes and button presses.
Note: You may use up to three decimal places when inserting values on the seconds (sec) field.
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Once you have recorded a macro, you may edit the commands you have entered by
selecting each command on the macro screen. Each keystroke or button press is
arranged sequentially with the first command shown at the top of the screen.
button allows you to edit a particular command and the
enables you to delete a command. The
buttons gives you the
option to move the command up or down. The
button allows you to put in
additional keystrokes, button presses or time delays either before or after the selected
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Once you have pressed the
button, a new display window will appear beside
the list of macro commands. The dropdown menu on this window allows you to choose
a keystroke or a delay to be added in before or after the highlighted macro command.
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You may add in a new set of macro commands by clicking the
button on the
keystroke menu; or input time delays on the duration field using the delay menu.
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In order to achieve maximum safety while using your Razer DeathAdder, we suggest
that you adopt the following guidelines:
1. Avoid looking directly at the tracking beam of your mouse or pointing the beam
in anyone else’s eye. Note that the tracking beam is NOT visible to the naked
human eye and is set on an Always-On mode.
2. Should you have trouble operating the device properly and troubleshooting does
not work, unplug the device and contact the Razer hotline or go to
www.razersupport.com for support. Do not attempt to service or fix the device
yourself at any time.
3. Do not take apart the device (doing so will void your warranty) and do not
attempt to operate it under abnormal current loads.
4. Keep the device away from liquid, humidity or moisture. Operate the device only
within the specific temperature range of 0°C (32°F) to 40°C (104°F). Should the
temperature exceed this range, unplug and/or switch off the device in order to
let the temperature stabilize to an optimal level.
Research has shown that long periods of repetitive motion, improper positioning of
your computer peripherals, incorrect body position, and poor habits may be associated
with physical discomfort and injury to nerves, tendons, and muscles. Below are some
guidelines to avoid injury and ensure optimum comfort while using your Razer
1. Position your keyboard and monitor directly in front of you with your mouse
next to it. Place your elbows next to your side, not too far away and your mouse
within easy reach.
2. Adjust the height of your chair and table so that the keyboard and mouse are at
or below elbow height.
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3. Keep your feet well supported, posture straight and your shoulders relaxed.
4. During gameplay, relax your wrist and keep it straight. If you do the same tasks
with your hands repeatedly, try not to bend, extend or twist your hands for long
5. Do not rest your wrists on hard surfaces for long periods. Use a wrist rest to
support your wrist while gaming.
6. Customize the buttons on your mouse to suit your style of gaming in order to
minimize repetitive or awkward motions while gaming.
7. Make sure that your mouse fits comfortably in your hands.
8. Do not sit in the same position all day. Get up, step away from your desk and do
exercises to stretch your arms, shoulders, neck and legs.
9. If you should experience any physical discomfort while using your mouse, such as
pain, numbness, or tingling in your hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck or
back, please consult a qualified medical doctor immediately.
The Razer DeathAdder requires minimum maintenance to keep it in optimum
condition. Once a month we recommend you unplug the device from the USB port and
clean it using a soft cloth or cotton swab with a bit of warm water to prevent dirt
buildup. Do not use soap or harsh cleaning agents.
To get the ultimate experience in movement and control, we highly recommend a
premium mousing surface from Razer. Some surfaces will cause undue wear on the
feet requiring constant care and eventual replacement.
Do note that the sensor of the Razer DeathAdder is ‘tuned’ or optimized especially for
the Razer mousing surfaces. This means that the sensor has been tested extensively to
confirm that the Razer DeathAdder reads and tracks best on Razer mousing surfaces.
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