What is the best attribute of a mouse? For me it is all about feel! If it does not feel right, I don’t care if it can take out the trash or even walk the dog, it is trash! Razer hit the nail on the head with the LACHESIS, for me the feel along with the tight crisp action makes this mouse a winner.
Let me define my comfort, first and foremost is weight, this mouse has it. In a comparison with some brand name and generic mice it is on the heavy side of the scale for wired and approaching the realm of wireless.
|Razer Lachesis||3.3 ounces|
|GE mouse (wired) H097769||3.0 ounces|
|Generic mouse (wired)||2.2 ounces|
|Microsoft wireless Laser 5000 mouse||4.7 ounces|
|Logitech wireless Laser mouse||4.0 ounces|
|Generic mouse wireless||3.9 ounces|
My next issue is the crispness of the mechanisms and the break pressure.
|Left break pressure||2.2-2.3 oz|
|Left move till break||.015-.048”|
|Right break pressure||2.1-2.2 oz|
|Right move till break||.015-.048”|
|Side and top buttons crisp requiring more pressure for break than left and right, preventing accidental clicks|
|The scroll wheel requires 6.5-7.2 ounces of pressure to activate, again preventing accidental clicks. The scroll wheel is not the precision smooth scroll type|
Below are pictures of the button arrangement, to be honest the outside (pinky) buttons are pretty much useless (unless you have small hands or awesome dexterity), especially in a FPS, the two behind the scroll are almost as bad with the one in the rear being almost useless in a game as well.
This mouse put in in mind of a 69 Corvette, so much so that I had to pull one out of the rack for comparison. This mouse is sexy!!
Other than the button placement I only had one other issue, creep. I noticed at times with all settings to max I would get a little creep. I attribute this to the combination of surface, resolution and polling rate. With the polling rate lowered and the resolution at 2000 I have no problems.
Now for the purpose of this little tool! GAMES
I tested with four games: Battle Field 1942, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, Sins of a Solar Empire and Star Trek Legacy. Where does this mouse fit the best? RTS, due to the ability to use all of the functions without getting fragged! That is not to say it is not good for the FPS, if you love to make head shots then it is great, just don’t get fragged trying to use all of the buttons! With the Lachesis you can switch from fast action to slow precision on the fly by adjusting the resolution (125-4000 DPI) for a little sniping. Changing control schemes in game by switching profiles is awesome! Going from FPS mode to vehicle mode and changing your profile to allow better situational control with the advanced functions is a big plus.
As you can see above the options are there to take it to the next level. Setup is easy and when you are done you will be able to frag with the best!
When I think about it, the usefulness of this device far outweighs its minor deficiencies. I found it most useful (don’t hate me) for design work! Sometimes when doing a little modeling the DPI select is a time saver. Don’t get me wrong it is great in games as I have already pointed out, I mean from FPS to RTS to SolidWorks and AutoCAD this mouse can get the job done.