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Razer Lancehead - charging options?

Discussion in 'Mice and Surfaces' started by spltscreen, May 8, 2017.

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  1. While I'm excited to see a new wireless gaming mouse option emerge, my enthusiasm hangs in the balance until I hear more about charging options. Conspicuously absent is any information about a charging dock or cradle.

    The Razer Mamba had one.

    The Sensei Wireless from Steelseries has one.

    It may seem a bit nitpicky, but the power system and method of battery charge should be top priority when it comes to designing a wireless device. If I have to plug in for a charge, well then we're kinda defeating the purpose. I think a dock and/or wireless charging option needs to be a given at this price point. I'm worried the Lancehead has neither.
    TrueEddie likes this.
  2. Hey Spltscreen,

    While wireless charging is an interesting solution, it's not practical if you're on-the-go or need power fast.

    The Razer Lancehead charges via micro-USB that connects on the front of the mouse. It's a universal solution allowing you to power up your Lancehead in pretty much any situation if it runs out of juice. Plus, you can continue to use your mouse when it's charging.

    I hope this answer your question ;)

  3. Appreciate the clarification.

    Needless to say, that is disappointing to hear. As the wireless Lancehead fails to compete with other, more complete wireless mouse packages, like the ones I listed. Especially at this price point, which I consider to be "premium". I'd encourage Razer to consider the charging method (dock, cradle, or even something radically new!) as integral to future designs. I'd even be OK if I had to purchase the charging dock separately, but it sounds like that simply wasn't designed here.

    Also, I'm not against having a dedicated USB connection (although I'm sad to see lack of USB-C here). Instead, this mouse should have had BOTH: a dedicated USB port AND a docking capability. The lack of these feels like needless cost-cutting, again, when you are aiming for a premium device and experience.

    While the miles I've put on my Sensei wireless have taken their toll, sadly, I don't think I'll be replacing it with a Lancehead. It just feels like a step down in experience and convenience. And isn't that what wireless is supposed to bring above all else: convenience?
  4. FiszPL

    FiszPL Well-Known Member

    The ideal way is to design wireless mouse with ability to charge (Qi inductive charge) with mousepad (Firefly already have power - so why not to put wireless charger in it? :) And USB 3.0 can give up to 900mA power, instead of 500mA for USB 2.0) - we should evolve and not stand still.
    g.pitts and spltscreen like this.
  5. Cpt_Disappointment

    Cpt_Disappointment Well-Known Member

    Mind if I want to ask what is the major different between lancehead and deathadder elite?

    I've never owned a razer mouse before. But I've tested in store with the mamba and deathadder and others, and I kind of love the shape and grip of deathadder the most. Never seen Lancehead outside the screen tho.

    The only problem is the deathadder doesn't have side rgb light like Mamba. If only this isn't an issue, I wouldn't even bother asking, trust me.
  6. Yep, this is the kind of "radically new" idea I was alluding to. I also saw it mentioned in the other, sticked Lancehead hype thread.

    Sorry to come across as a debbie downer. Just disappointed to see a promising design getting rushed to market without attention to details. The Lancehead has the hallmarks of design compromise. I know this isn't accurate, but it just comes across like they designed the TE (wired) version first, chopped the wire off, threw in a battery and some wireless guts. I would rather see a dedicated wireless design from the ground up, with attention to keep it an always-wireless experience. Missed opportunity here, Razer.

    Any other suggestions for a premium wireless mouse that ticks all the boxes?
    TrueEddie likes this.
  7. FiszPL

    FiszPL Well-Known Member

    So Corsair already made a prototype mouse, that is charged by mousepad.
    Razer @Min-Liang Tan - your turn now ;)
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