Razer has been behind a lot of moves in the gaming industry, coming at gamers with a 4000DPI laser mouse, pursuing IR tech for new avenues of accuracy and response. Now they're taking all these developments and bringing them down to the entry level gamers, the Razer Salmosa comes in at the level of the G3 / MX518 in the $39.99 mark and carries many of the technology traits found in presently successful Razer products.
Here's a brief rundown.
- 1800dpi Razer Precision 3G infrared sensor
- 1000Hz Ultrapolling / 1ms response time
- Mechanical dpi / polling rate switches
- On-The-Fly Sensitivity adjustment
- Always-On mode
- Ultra-large non-slip buttons
- 16-bit ultra-wide data path
- 60-120 inches per second
- Three independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
- Ambidextrous design
- Scroll wheel with 24 individual click positions
- Zero-acoustic Ultraslick Teflon feet
- Seven-foot, lightweight, non-tangle cord
The mouse will be coming to the marketplace around Q3 of 2008. Given the features available it's safe to say that this mouse in many ways works along the same lines as the Deathadder, the key difference of course is the removal of the side click buttons and the non-ergonomic design for righties. Personally I think it looks pretty nice but given my experience from everything else I think I would have appreciated them including the extra side buttons on each side as it helped me work with the G3 a bit more.
Those looking for a budget mouse with modern tech should keep an eye out for the Salmosa, it should be an interesting release when it hits in Q3, hopefully we'll see it on our bench to pit it against their other 1800DPI IR mouse the Deathadder.