Razer Cobra Mouse Review – Wired Lightning Rod

Razer Cobra Mouse Review

I don’t think there has ever been a better time to be a PC gamer. Obviously, you’ve got hundreds if not thousands of incredible games to choose from but you also have a metric boatload of PC accessories at your disposal. Even when it comes to gaming mice, you can find a mouse that works perfectly for you. Need a meaty wireless mouse with all the bells and whistles, Razer’s Basilisk V3 Pro has you covered. Need a small wired mouse that has a ton of customization options but doesn’t break the bank? Razer’s Cobra mouse is perfect for you.

It is perfect for me? No, I prefer a beefy wireless mouse but that doesn’t mean the Cobra stinks. That is hardly the case at all. Sure, it’s small and wired but it’s incredibly responsive, super lightweight, and has all those features we’ve come to love about Razer mice.

Out of the box, the Cobra has everything you need to get clicking right away. Simply plug in the Speedflex USB cable and you’re good to go. My laptop recognized the mouse right away, which was fantastic.

The Razer Cobra’s design falls right in line with all other recent Razer mice. In other words, it’s clear aesthetics and ergonomics are at the forefront. With its smooth contours and matte finish, the mouse feels great. Not to mention the subtle RGB lighting effects that illuminate the logo look great. This mouse fits perfectly in my hand. It has a shape that will likely cater to various grip styles. The buttons are placed exactly where you would expect them and offer a ‘clicky’ tactile feedback. Despite the rather loud click, it’s effortless to click the buttons. It has a solid durable look and design. Sure, it doesn’t look nearly as slick as the Basilisk V3 Pro or the Cobra Pro but it’s a fraction of the price.

Equipped with an 8500 DPI optical sensor, the Razer Cobra delivers exceptional tracking accuracy and sensitivity. I have no complaints whatsoever regarding its performance. Like many mice, the Cobra offers on-the-fly DPI adjustments that allow you to switch between different levels of sensitivity. It feels smooth and precise. I never experienced any lag or jitters, which was fantastic. Sure that click is loud but it does feel satisfying.

With┬áRazer’s Synapse software, the Cobra seamlessly integrates with it. With this software, you can customize and remap buttons, adjust DPI settings, and create personalized profiles for different gaming scenarios. Even the RGB lighting can be customized.

The wired Cobra mouse from Razer is a rock-solid mouse set at a budget-friendly price of around $40.00 USD. Granted, Razer has better mice available like the Cobra Pro or the Basilisk V3 Pro but you’ll pay nearly three to five times the price. So it all depends on what is in your budget. If you need a mouse that doesn’t break the bank and delivers exceptional performance, Razer’s Cobra won’t disappoint,

***Razer provided the product to COGconnected for the purpose of review***

The Good

  • Price
  • Performance
  • RGB lighting
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The Bad

  • Wired
  • Not a lot of bells and whistles
  • Basic look