Razer Boomslang Collector's Edition 2007 Gaming Mouse Review

Posted: Feb 14 2008, 12:00am CST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 9:21am CDT, in Reviews | Peripheral


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Features & Specifications
The Razer Boomslang Collector’s Edition 2007 uses an 1800 dpi 3G infrared sensor and features 1000Hz ultrapolling and a 1ms response time. The mouse also has 32KB of Razer Synapse onboard memory. Five independently programmable buttons on the mouse let you customize for your gaming style. The Razer Boomslang Collector’s Edition 2007 is capable of withstanding 15g of acceleration and 60-120 inches per second. The mouse has Razer’s on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment and Always-on mode as well. The collector’s edition is limited to only 10,000 units worldwide and features a titanium finish.

In Use
The design of the Razer Boomslang Collector’s Edition 2007 is wider and fatter than typical Razer mice. The feel in the hand is good, but certainly larger than typical mice. The section of the Boomslang with the buttons is wider with a roundish design making the base where your palm sits narrower than the top of the mouse. The two side buttons sit right at the junction of the palm area and rounded top. I found during use that the button on the left wide was very easy to activate accidentally.

This cause unwanted navigation from webpage’s with normal use and if bound to a command in game like jump that happened at inopportune moments as well. Visually the Razer Boomslang Collector’s Edition 2007 is very attractive. The mouse has the flat black plastic we are used to seeing on Razer mice offset with a titanium finish that looks really good.

The lighting on the scroll wheel and under the mouse is in green. You can turn the lighting off in the Razer drivers if desired. Razer is very serious about maintain the exclusivity of the Razer Boomslang Collector’s Edition 2007. So serious is Razer that the evaluation units sent out are not serialized and not for sale. Razer doesn’t want review samples sent to press to affect the limited edition status at all.

Over the months of using the Razer Lachesis and Logitech G9 I have become very used to working with much higher sensitivity than the Razer Boomslang Collector’s Edition 2007 can muster. To me the somewhat low 1800 dpi was very noticeable and I wished for more sensitivity. However, low sensitivity gamers that prefer larger hand movements will find the Razer Boomslang Collector’s Edition 2007 to be perfect for their needs.

The Razer Boomslang Collector’s Edition 2007 is very accurate and easy to program via the Razer drivers we are used to working in. The mouse performed well for both gaming and for daily computer use. Again if you work on a large 24-inch or 30-inch display and have become accustomed to 3000 or 4000 dpi gaming mice the Razer Boomslang Collector’s Edition 2007 takes some getting used to. Overall, the Razer Boomslang Collector’s Edition 2007 is a great mouse with a collectible flair from Razer.




  • Attractive finish
  • Programmable


  • Side buttons easy to activate accidentally

Gamers preferring optical mice over laser mice will love the Razer Boomslang Collector’s Edition 2007. The mouse is attractive, exclusive and performs very well. Gamers used to high sensitivity laser mice may want to shop elsewhere and beware the easy to activate side buttons.


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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at shane@i4u.com.




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