Though the Mamba Hyperflux lacks a battery, it’s equipped with a super capacitor – an electrical component that stores and transfers electricity.You might think the peripheral like this would die the instant you lifted it off the pad, but it can actually hold a charge for five to 10 seconds, depending on how extreme your lighting effects are.Razer might have set out to make the Razer Mamba Hyperflux the world’s lightest wireless gaming mouse but, without a battery, it’s tied down by its wireless charging mouse pad, putting the whole value proposition into question.
The Hyperflux also features large rubber grips with a long, wavy lined design reminiscent of the company’s more recent peripherals, including the Atheris and Lancehead.
That’s a tall order to ask of gamers, and the 9 (about £180, AU0) price point of this wireless combo only makes it harder to rationalize as a worthy purchase.
Although the and its complementing Power Play mouse pad are also priced at 9 (£259, AU9), it’s a far more compelling choice since you can use the mouse wirelessly on its own.
In this way, the Razer Mamba Hyperflux feels like a ‘wireless’ mouse intrinsically tethered to a USB charging pad.
That would be fine for users who mean to only use it for gaming at home, but for the amount of money it costs, we would want a peripheral that we can take anywhere.
While it might seem like Razer is late to the game, the Mamba Hyperflux treads new ground by ditching any sort of internal battery in the name of being the world’s lightest wireless gaming mouse.