Razer rejuvenates its legendary Diamondback Gaming Mouse

Back in 2004, Razer launched a little gaming mouse called the Diamondback. It was the world’s first optical sensor in a gaming mouse, and its form factor and functionality was developed with input from the top eSports athletes of the time. Needless to say, it was very well-received by the gaming population at large.

But as with all tech and consumer products, the Diamondback soon fell a little behind times even when compared to its newer cutting-edge Razer siblings. It’s not to say that the Diamondback gaming mouse couldn’t stand on its own these days, but a little upgrade here and there wouldn’t do it any harm. So keeping to the adage in not fixing whatever that’s not broken, Razer has relaunched the Diamondback by staying true to its predecessor’s design ethos, but takes advantage of the latest advances in sensor technology.

Building upon the form factor of its predecessor, the new Razer Diamondback retains the slim, ambidextrous design, giving both left and right-handed players an equal grip. The side buttons have been strategically placed to allow easy access whether used in the right or left hand, and the new rubberized grip pads give a more assured control.

Internally, the Diamondback is now equipped with a 16,000 DPI sensor and comes a lift-off cut-off distance adjustable down to 0.1 mm too. As with almost all of its product range these days, the mouse also comes with Razer’s Chroma lighting (with up to 16.8 million colours to choose from).


·         Ambidextrous form factor
·         16,000 DPI 5G laser sensor
·         Up to 210 inches per second / 50 g acceleration
·         1,000 Hz Ultrapolling
·         On-The-Fly Sensitivity adjustment
·         Chroma customizable lighting
·         Inter-device color synchronization
·         9 programmable Hyperesponse buttons
·         Razer Synapse enabled
·         2.1 m / 7 ft. braided fiber cable
·         Approximate size: 125 mm / 4.92 in (Length) x 60 mm / 2.64 in (Width) x  30 mm / 1.18 in (Height)
·         Approximate weight: 89 g / 0.09 lbs. (without cable)

The new Razer Diamondback will retail for US$89.99 from October onwards

Aaron Yip

Aaron Yip is an industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience. When not spending time on his gaming PC and consoles, he can be found in Hyrule solving ungodly puzzles and collecting gems.