Razer’s new Abyssus Essential gaming mouse glows and offers custom DPI settings

Razer officially added a new entry-level gaming mouse to their lineup today. They are calling it Abyssus Essential. It is an ambidextrous mouse (meaning that it can be used by left or right-handed gamers) and features a glowing light that Razer brands as “Chroma”.

Razer is company that loves gaming. They are dedicated to bringing quality hardware to gamers that they may struggle to find elsewhere. This is made clear by the level of detail in each of their products, and the Abyssus Essential is no exception.

The glowing Chroma light can be customized using the Razer Synapse software. Not only can users can set the lighting for their mouse, they can also sync the lighting with other Razer hardware such as, keyboards, mouse mats, speakers (reviewed), and even a gaming headphone stand.

If that’s not enough, Razer has also developed custom lighting effects for games like Overwatch and Destiny 2, allowing users to display helpful information about their health, status within the game, and more right from their Razer gear.

Once users have found the ideal color scheme for the light, they are then able to share with friends. If anyone struggles to decide what to pick, they can visit Chroma Workshop and see suggestions from the rest of the community. The Chroma Workshop published earlier this year details how you can integrate Philips Hue lightbulbs with your Razer gear.

If you aren’t familiar with gaming mice, you may not know what Razer means when they say that the Abyssus Essential features a 7,200 DPI optical sensor. Put simply, this feature gives gamers precise control over how quickly their mouse cursor moves across the screen. One may easily confuse this for mouse sensitivity settings found within a computer’s operating system, but having a high-quality sensor is different.

When you change the sensitivity settings on a budget mouse, the mouse hardware is not working any harder, it is all done in software. Meaning that your mouse cursor will simply skip pixels when you move it quickly and likely cause you to miss that headshot that you actually would have aimed perfectly.

The Abyssus Essential is available today direct from Razer for $49.99. The product has been added to Amazon, but isn’t currently in stock. If you do decide to buy an Abyssus Essential, Razor recommends that you pair it with the Cynosa Chroma keyboard and the Goliathus Chroma mouse mat.

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