Razer Ressurects Iconic Diamodback Gaming Mouse, Adds Chroma Lighting And Updated Sensor

If you're an old school gamer, then you probably remember Razer's original Diamondback mouse. Released in late 2004 at the World Cyber Games, it was one of Razer's earliest products, with only the Boomslang (multiple versions) and Viper predating it. If you were a fan of the Diamondback, you'll be happy to know that Razer is bringing it back.

This isn't the same Diamondback from a decade ago. It's been updated for the modern gamer, which means colorful LED lighting, something that peripheral makers seem to think is a necessity these days. In this case, the cutomizable Chroma lighting loops around the Diamondback's midsection as a tasteful accent. The sides of the scroll wheel and a logo on the back of the rodent also light up.

Razer Diamondback

Staying true to its predecessor, the new Diamondback is once again suitable for both lefties and right-handed users, making it one of the few ambidextrous gaming mice available. It also maintains the original's slim form factor. However, it boasts a new 16,000 DPI 5G laser sensor this time around, which gamers can adjust in 1 DPI increments via Razer's Synapse software.

"Razer has always developed hardware for the world’s most ambitious gamers, and the Diamondback was one of the first mice created with feedback from eSports players to ensure dominance at the highest levels of competition," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. "We have taken the incomparable Diamondback design and updated it with the best technology available today to create a mouse that will delight new and longtime Razer fans alike with a competitive edge that will do justice to the legacy of the Diamondback name."

Razer Diamondback Front

The new Diamondback is priced at $90 MSRP and is available to pre-order now. It will be available worldwide in October.