|Model||Taipan Expert Ambidextrous|
|Warranty||1 Year Warranty|
|Sensor||4G laser sensor|
|Buttons||9 programmable Hyperesponse buttons|
|Scrolling Capability||Up to 200 inches per second|
The Razer Taipan is a bare-bones gaming mouse, similar to the SteelSeries Rival. It’s designed for gamers who just want a high-performance sensor and decent hardware instead of a 20-button behemoth. Razer endowed the Taipan with an ambidextrous design that both right- and left-handed users will find comfortable. The tradeoff is that it won’t fit either camp’s hand like a glove.
That’s not to say ambidextrous designs are uncomfortable! As a fingertip-gripper, I actually prefer ambidextrous mice because they’re narrower. I use a Zowie AM as my day-to-day mouse for that very reason. Be that as it may, I could not get comfortable using the Taipan as it’s intended. It’s just a little too narrow and a little too low to the desk for my hand to get a grip while still being able to press the buttons on the right side (underneath my ring finger).
If you forget about those buttons (the Zowie AM, for instance, deactivates its right-side buttons when you use it as a right-hand mouse), then you can get a good grip on the thing. Be aware, however, that you’re not getting a nine-button mouse; two of those buttons are basically inaccessible without some contortions. Palm grippers won’t like the Taipan at all. You’ll find much more comfortable options out there.
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