Razer Taipan Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse Review


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Razer Taipan Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse Review

By David Shields

Manufacturer: Razer Inc.
Product Name: Taipan Ambidextrous PC Gaming Mouse
Model Number: RZ01-00780100-R3U1
UPC: 879862004736 EAN: 88886419331018
Price As Tested: $69.99 (Amazon | Newegg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Razer.

Razer is a common name in the peripherals market, with many, many products including mice, keyboards, speakers, and even their own customized clothing lineup. They are likely best known for their gaming mice line, such as the Ouroboros, Deathadder, and Naga gaming mice. The Razer Taipan is an ambidextrous gaming mouse designed to appeal to a wide variety of gamers who might looking for a comfortable mouse to use during those long gaming sessions.

With nine macro enabled buttons (with Razer Synapse 2.0), ergonomic design, and a fast 8200dpi sensor, does the ambidextrous Taipan have a place in Razer’s lineup? In this Benchmark Reviews article, I will give an overview of this mouse, Razer’s Goliathus Control pad and Synapse 2.0 software before delivering my final verdict on the package.

Razer Taipan Full

Features & Specifications

  • 8200dpi 4G laser sensor.
  • Ambidextrous form factor.
  • Razer Synapse enabled.
  • 9 programmable Hyperesponse buttons.
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling.
  • Up to 200 inches per second / 50g acceleration.
  • Length: 124mm / 4.88”
  • Width: 63mm / 2.48”
  • Height: 36mm / 1.42”
  • Product weight: 95g / 0.21lbs without cable, 132g / 0.29lbs with cable.


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  1. Dan

    I told my children: I’d give my right hand to be ambidextrous…

    1. Olin Coles

      Yuk yuk yuk, you’re so punny!

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