When it comes to choosing a mouse for my daily PC gaming, I’ve been picky over the years. I settled on the underrated Microsoft Sidewinder series for a while before making the jump to Razer, forgoing the company’s tried and tested Deathadder and skipping straight ahead to the very first Mamba. It’s a mouse that’s served me well for years, and continues to do so today. The Razer Mamba Tournament, however, makes me want to question that decision.
The Mamba Tournament is not a direct replica of the traditional Mamba, instead taking most of its design cues from the cheaper (and more popular) Deathadder. It retains the two left-mounted optional buttons along with your standard left and right clicks, but adds in an extra two on the top that are exclusive to the Mamba’s design. These two buttons, located just below the textured scroll wheel, allow you to modify DPI settings on the fly. Something that I believe should be standard on all gaming mice.
The mouse itself is finished with a sleek black coating, which does well to not pick up any hand oils or sweats you produces while gaming for long periods. The textured sides help grip enormously too, and the additional space on the right side of the mouse allows for a comfortable grip with ample space for you ring and pinky fingers. Holding the Mamba Tournament is a treat, and I went for hours without really need to adjust out of discomfort. It’s simply lovely.
The additional weight on the Mamba Tournament over the Deathadder is also welcome, although may come down to personal preference. There’s no sort of weight system involved here, but I personally love my mice to be a little heavier for more precise movement. It’s a small but noticeable difference. The Mamba Tournament can’t be used wirelessly however, although the lengthy braided USB cable is more than enough for even the most confusingly weird setups.