Razer - Razer Mamba Elite


Razer Mamba Elite: the same, in - a little - better

Aprox. 87€ - see price -

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Introduced in 2009 and renewed in 2015, the Mamba is now one of Razer's flagship mice. This time it comes in an Elite version with a new "5G" optical sensor.

Positive points

Comfort of handling.

Good build quality.

Excellent optical sensor.

Soft and notched wheel at the same time, with side clicks.

Neat backlight.

4 custom profiles in internal memory.

Bad points

Sensitivity change buttons not very accessible.

Our review


Oriented comfort, the Mamba does not change shape in its Elite version. So we always take advantage of a medium-sized mouse (125 x 69.9 x 43.3 mm), rather rounded and which welcomes the hand well.

We gladly put the whole palm there, although the largest hands are invited to grab it in claw, fingers slightly curved, for more nervousness in fast games in particular.

Its reasonable mass (100 g on the scale, 96 g without cable according to Razer) also makes it fairly maneuverable, a little less clumsy than a Naga Trinity, for example, although it cannot pretend to match the most agile mice dedicated to FPS or Moba, often thinner and lighter (always at Razer, Basilisk or even DeathAdder).

Regardless, the Mamba Elite is best appreciated for its versatility and is suitable for a wide variety of uses, in video games as in office automation. The grip is very good thanks to the curved edges and fitted with elastomer inserts.

Question also slides, the Mamba Elite behaves very well with its two large PTFE pads - a third much smaller pad surrounds the sensor and provides additional stability in addition to limiting the risk of dust being housed under the optics of the sensor.

In terms of finishing, we appreciate the beautiful quality of the matt plastics used and the impeccable adjustments from which this Mamba Elite benefits. The mouse remains sober, only the backlit areas bring a little fantasy and color. Razer also highlights the Chroma effects of this RGB backlight distributed over 20 zones. Whether it's just appreciating color variations or activating light alerts, this brings a touch of originality to the mouse with careful lighting and smooth transitions.

As for the buttons, we appreciate the good reactivity of the main switches signed Omron. Guaranteed for 50 million activations, they have the good taste of not being noisy and remain relatively flexible.

The slightly concave buttons also help keep the fingers well in the center. The two buttons on the left side are not to be outdone.

Well positioned, they activate easily and are also reactive. Two other buttons are located above the wheel to adjust the sensitivity of the sensor on the fly. Less well placed, these require certain digital gymnastics; activating them in the heat of the moment is not recommended and we can therefore hardly count on them for other functions, despite the possibility of assigning them other commands via Synapse software.

The wheel, for its part, is a treat to use. Sufficiently flexible to carry out fairly rapid movements, it remains well notched. It is associated with three switches: the classic which is triggered when you press it, but also two lateral ones which activate when you tilt it to the right or left; these are used for lateral scrolling in office automation, but can also be associated with any other function.



Like other "Elite" mice, the Mamba Elite has the "5G" optical sensor manufactured by PixArt. A sensor first introduced with the DeathAdder Elite, but also found in the Lancehead Tournament Edition, the Basilisk and the Naga Trinity. Very efficient, it supports speeds up to 11.43 m / s and accelerations up to 50 g. We have never been able to fault him. Even the fastest players cannot get him off the hook. We can thus perfectly use the Mamba Elite in low sensitivity and make it undergo sharp and ample movements at the same time, the viewfinder follows without problem the slightest movement.

Conversely, use in high sensitivity is quite possible, the sensor being able to climb up to 16,000 dpi. Remember however that at this extreme level, a movement of 2 cm is enough to make the pointer run through the width of 3 Ultra HD screens. It is therefore perfectly useless with current screen definitions, but as for speed and acceleration, who can do more can do less. Manufacturers should, however, rely on other commercial arguments to extol the qualities of their mice.

In terms of surface recognition, the Mamba Elite accommodates a wide variety of materials and our satin test desk poses no problem for it. Optical technology requires, however, glass and other transparent and reflective materials to be banned. In any case, we always recommend a good mouse pad, especially for the game, in order to benefit from optimal gliding and precision, and also to reduce wear on the skates at the same time.



Without forcing, the Mamba Elite remains the precise and comfortable mouse that we have known since its first version. This new Elite version changes almost nothing in shape, but benefits from an optical sensor at the tip and responsive buttons. A mouse always as recommendable if you are looking for versatility.