The words “Razer” and “entry-level” do not often go hand in hand, but here we are all the same: it’s the brand new Razer Abyssus mouse.
Let me get the glow-in-the-dark elephant out of the room first: yes, the new Razer Abyssus Essential mouse does feature chroma RGB lighting. This is a gaming mouse. It was always going to light up like a neon sign.
In its defence, the Razer Abyssus Essential’s RGB lighting is quite interesting; in addition to the obligatory Razer logo, the undercarriage of the mouse glows. This means that, rather than a dayglo light show pointing at your eyes, you get a more subtle coloured aura surrounding the mouse, reflected back off your mouse pad or surface.
Yes, there’s a touch of the neon skirts on a 1992 Toyota Supra about it, but it’s actually quite a nice effect.
Other than that, the Razer Abyssus Essential – the successor to the Abyssus V2, also known as the Jugan in China – is a solid ambidextrous design, with a 7200 DPI sensor.
“The Razer Abyssus Essential with its underglow lighting offers gamers a unique way to come on board the Razer Chroma ecosystem with over 16.8 million color options, lighting customizations, and interactive game effects. Gamers can now complete their battle stations with the full range of entry-level Chroma peripherals comprising of the Razer Cynosa Chroma keyboard, Goliathus Chroma mouse mat, and the Abyssus Essential.”
But what really appeals about the Abyssus Essential mouse is the price: it will cost you a mere £49.99 GBP, which is cracking value for a Razer peripheral, and is available now.
In less positive pricing news, however, the ongoing Brexit exchange rate calamity sees the mouse on price parity, costing just $49.99 USD / €49.99 EUR in other regions. Good job, Britain. Good job.