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Razer Mamba Wireless Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jun 19, 2020 at 08:36 am
Razer Mamba Wireless Picture
7.9
Office/Multimedia
7.8
Video Games (FPS)
7.8
Video Games (MMO)
7.0
Ultra-Light Gaming
7.5
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Razer Mamba Wireless is a great wireless gaming mouse that looks identical to the wired Razer Mamba Elite. The Mamba Wireless feels very comfortable and well-built and has a wide adjustable CPI range. It has low click latency when used wired or wirelessly via its USB receiver, and its built-in rechargeable battery means you don't need to worry about swapping out AA batteries. Unfortunately, it lacks the L/R tilt buttons on the mouse wheel that the Mamba Elite has, and it comes with Razer's older cable which is very stiff and rigid.

Our Verdict

7.9 Office/Multimedia

The Razer Mamba Wireless is a great mouse for office use. It's very comfortable to use for long periods and has two additional side buttons that can be reprogrammed within Razer's Synapse 3 software. It can be used wired or wirelessly and has a built-in battery that can be recharged via USB. All hand sizes should have no problems reaching all the buttons with a palm grip, and only small hands will have difficulty when using a claw grip.

Pros
  • Very comfortable and well-built.
  • Can be used wired or wirelessly.
  • Slightly slanted ergonomic design.
  • Versatile design.
Cons
  • Only partially compatible with macOS.
  • No horizontal scroll or L/R tilt buttons.
7.8 Video Games (FPS)

The Razer Mamba Wireless is a very good FPS gaming mouse. It's not too heavy when used without a wire, and has low latency and wide adjustable CPI range. It's suitable for all hand sizes with a palm grip, and only those with small hands will have a difficult time with a claw grip.

Pros
  • Very comfortable and well-built.
  • Wide adjustable CPI range.
  • Versatile design.
Cons
  • Fairly high CPI error.
7.8 Video Games (MMO)

The Razer Mamba Wireless is a great mouse for MMO gaming, though it doesn't have nearly as many programmable side buttons as dedicated MMO mice. That being said, all of its buttons can be reprogrammed, and it has a profile switching button on the bottom of the mouse. It's very comfortable to use with a palm grip for all hand sizes, and it has low click latency and excellent sensor performance.

Pros
  • Very comfortable and well-built.
  • Wide adjustable CPI range.
  • Versatile design.
Cons
  • Not as many programmable side buttons as dedicated MMO mice.
7.0 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Razer Mamba Wireless isn't recommended for fans of ultra-light gaming. While it isn't too heavy when used wirelessly, it isn't nearly as light-weight as dedicated ultra-light mice with a honeycomb design.

Pros
  • Very comfortable and well-built.
  • Wide adjustable CPI range.
  • Versatile design.
Cons
  • Not as light-weight as dedicated ultra-light gaming mice.
  • Fairly high CPI error.
7.5 Travel

The Razer Mamba Wireless is decent for travel. It can be used wirelessly, making it easier to use in tight spaces, like on a plane or bus, and if your battery runs out you can also use it wired, which is great. That being said, it's a fairly large mouse that likely won't fit into most smaller laptop cases.

Pros
  • Very comfortable and well-built.
  • Can be used wired or wirelessly.
  • Versatile design.
Cons
  • Fairly bulky design may not fit in all laptop bags.
  • Only partially compatible with macOS.
  • 7.9 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.8 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.8 Video Games (MMO)
  • 7.0 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 7.5 Travel
  1. Update 10/5/2020: Fixed an error with the number of programmable inputs.
  2. Update 10/5/2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The Razer Mamba Wireless gaming mouse looks almost identical to the Razer Mamba Elite but without a wire or side RGB lighting strips. Both sides of the mouse have textured rubber grips, and the scroll wheel and rear logo both have RGB lighting. The entire mouse is a matte black color, though it's also available in a Special Edition Gears Of War variant.

Design
Shape
Length 4.9" (125 mm)
Height 1.8" (46 mm)
Width 2.7" (68 mm)
Grip Width
64 mm
7.4
Design
Portability
Volume
23.86 Cu. Inch (391 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes

Like most gaming mouse, the Razer Mamba Wireless is fairly bulky and might be too big to slide into smaller laptop cases. That being said, due to its wireless design it's easier to use in tight spaces, like a plane, and there's a storage compartment on the underside of the mouse for the USB receiver, which is convenient.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
148 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
105 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
105 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

The Razer Mamba Wireless is fairly lightweight without its wire, but is considerably heavier when used wired.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Razer Mamba Wireless looks and feels very well-built and durable. The scroll wheel rattles slightly when you shake the mouse, but other than that, it feels quite solid and sturdy.

8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

The Razer Mamba Wireless is quite comfortable to use. It has a slight ergonomic slant, though it's not as pronounced as the slant found on the Razer Basilisk series. It's well-suited for both palm and claw grip but isn't designed for a fingertip grip.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

This mouse is best used with a palm grip for all hand sizes.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

This mouse can be used with a claw grip by medium and larger hands, though people with small hands may find the mouse a little too long, and have a difficult time reaching all the buttons.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
No
Large Hand
No
X.Large Hand
Yes

This mouse isn't recommended to use with a fingertip grip. It's quite long and even people with extra-large hands will have a tough time controlling it with this grip type.

7.0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
Yes
Battery Indicator Yes

This mouse has a built-in rechargeable battery and can be used wireless with its included USB receiver. It has an auto-off timer that can be customized within the companion software and also turns on automatically when moving the mouse, which helps save battery. If you want a mouse with Bluetooth support, check out the Corsair DARK CORE RGB PRO.

7.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.9 ft (2.1 m)
Cable Type
Braided
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
Micro USB
Port Type: PC End
USB

The cable for this mouse is only mediocre. It uses the older style of Razer cable that maintains a lot of kinks and is very rigid.

7.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • Razer Mamba Wireless mouse
  • Micro-USB charging cable
  • USB receiver
  • Micro-USB to USB-A adapter
  • Warranty card

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Razer 5G
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
16000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
1 %
Minimum Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz
8.0
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
8
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
16
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

Update 10/01/2020: Fixed an error with the number of programmable inputs. We didn't count for the extra layer of inputs you get with the HyperShift button.

The Razer Mamba Wireless has two side buttons, for a total of nine programmable buttons. All of the buttons can be reprogrammed, including the left click button, as long as the left click action is reassigned to another button. You can access a second layer of programmable inputs with the HyperShift button.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

The mouse wheel is incremented and has loud and noticeable bumps. Unfortunately, there are no L/R tilt buttons or horizontal scrolling.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
8.1
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
15 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
12 ms

The click latency of this mouse is quite low when used wired or wirelessly with its USB receiver. It feels very responsive and even competitive gamers shouldn't notice any lag.

Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Razer Synapse 3
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes

This mouse uses Razer's very good Synapse 3 software. Unfortunately, it isn't compatible with macOS, but the mouse does feature on-board memory, so you can make changes on a Windows computer and save them to your mouse.

8.3
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Partially

The Razer Mamba Wireless gaming mouse uses Razer's Synapse 3 software which is fully compatible with Windows. Unfortunately, Razer only provides their Synapse 2 software for macOS, which is no longer supported and lacks some features.

Compared to other mice

The Razer Mamba Wireless is a very good wireless gaming mouse that looks identical to the wired Razer Mamba Elite. It also performs very similarly to the Mamba Elite, but lacks the L/R tilt buttons, giving it less programmable buttons overall. Check out our recommendations for the best wireless mice, the best gaming mice, and the best wireless gaming mice.

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed

The Razer Mamba Wireless is a better wireless gaming mouse than the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed. The Mamba Wireless can be used wired or wirelessly, while the Basilisk X is only wireless. The Mamba also has on-board memory to save its customization settings, and uses rechargeable batteries as opposed to AA's like the Basilisk X. On the other hand, the Basilisk X can also be used via Bluetooth, which is great if you often use it with a laptop and don't want to use a USB receiver. The Basilisk X is also suitable for every grip type with almost any hand size, while the Mamba Wireless can't be used with a fingertip grip.

Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED

The Razer Mamba Wireless is a slightly better FPS gaming mouse than the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. The Razer feels better-built and quite a bit more comfortable, especially for fans of a palm grip. It also can be used wired as well as wirelessly, unlike the Logitech which is wireless-only. Finally, the Razer has a higher max CPI and more programmable buttons. On the other hand, the Logitech is better-suited to a fingertip grip, has slightly lower click latency, and a lower lift-off distance. Logitech's G HUB software is also fully compatible with macOS, while Razer Synapse 3 is only compatible with Windows.

Razer DeathAdder Elite

The Razer DeathAdder Elite and the Razer Mamba Wireless are both very good gaming mice. The Mamba wireless doesn't require a cable but still has lower click latency than the DeathAdder Elite, even when used with its USB receiver. The Mamba Wireless also has on-board memory to save your settings to the mouse. Both mice perform very similarly, but the DeathAdder Elite's CPI can be adjusted by increments of 1, allowing you to better fine-tune the mouse to your personal preferences. 

Razer Mamba Elite

The Razer Mamba Elite and the Razer Mamba Wireless are very similar, except that the Elite is wired while the Mamba Wireless can be used wired or wirelessly. Other than that, the two look almost identical, and both feel very well-built and comfortable. The Mamba Elite has a lower lift-off distance, less CPI error, and L/R tilt buttons on the mouse wheel. On the other hand, the Mamba Wireless is easier to take around with you as it doesn't require a cumbersome cable, and has a low click latency even when used without a wire.

Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor

The Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor and the Razer Mamba Wireless are very similar. The Logitech is lighter and has weight optimization, and its click latency is lower. On the other hand, the Razer has more buttons and is more portable since it has a compartment to store the wireless USB receiver.

Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless

The Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless and the Razer Mamba Wireless are both very good gaming mice, but the HARPOON has a smaller form factor that's easier to take around with you. It also can be used via Bluetooth, and has low click latency regardless which connection type you use. On the other hand, the Razer feels more durable and is much more comfortable thanks to its larger body. Most people will have an easier time using the HARPOON with a claw or fingertip grip, while the Mamba is best-suited for a palm grip.

SteelSeries Rival 650

The SteelSeries Rival 650 is a bit better than the Razer Mamba Wireless. The SteelSeries feels more comfortable, and it's suitable for most hand sizes with a fingertip grip. It also has lower lift-off distance, and the companion software is available on macOS. However, the Razer is lighter, it has a wider CPI range, lower CPI increment steps, and lower click latency over its receiver.

Corsair DARK CORE RGB PRO

The Corsair DARK CORE RGB PRO is better than the Razer Mamba Wireless. The Corsair has Bluetooth support, a higher max CPI, a higher polling rate, and the dedicated software is available on macOS. However, the Razer is lighter, and it has an extra programmable input.

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