Odd, but we’re happy in the end. In designing the Habu, Microsoft teamed up with a leader in the gaming mice scene like Razer from whom we are also reviewing a product in this same round-up. The Habu itself is a mixture of Microsoft ergonomics and Razer’s Laser sensor. The software includes pre-set commands for things like media controls and general Windows operation. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. The Habu’s Teflon feet glide along nicely, though pretty much any gaming mouse these days can make that claim. Unfortunately, customer support has no information on future product or driver releases.

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If this is the case, unplug your Habu Laser Gaming Mouse and then plug it into the same port, and then double-click Update. This downloaded file contains a folder with both the firmware and software driver updates.

Microsoft and Razer Habu Gaming Mouse Review – ExtremeTech

The upper surface of the mouse uses a soft, velvet-like rubber material which is really comfortable during extended use. This is beneficial for the sake of no dropouts and also cheaper overall costs. Run the software Setup program from the Habu software CD. Install the Habu software driver update by running Setup. You may see a dialog box stating that An unidentified program wants access to your computer.


On the belly, you can find the slick teflon feet as well as two buttons. Otherwise, an update is in order. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. In fact, when comparing Microsofts mouse to the DeathAdder, it appears that Razer deliberately held back some functionality on their own mouse in order to help the Habu succeed. How can I contact Razer? mousr

If you purchased product from an unauthorized reseller, all support and warranty issues should be directed to that reseller. The software includes pre-set commands for things like media controls and mousd Windows operation. To run the Habu software driver Setup program, follow the instructions on the installation CD. Mose must complete this Wizard within a few seconds or else this firmware update will fail. Join us on Twitter. Razer products are designed to work well beyond when the warranty has expired.

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There are two buttons directly below this, which are used for DPI adjustments, as you probably have already guessed. Razer Customer Privacy Policy. In games the Habu performs just as adeptly as its Razer forefathers. Heck, even our latest review of the Razer DeathAdder scored an extremely rare 10 out of In the Windows Security dialog box, click Install this driver software anyway, and then click Close when the driver update is complete.

As I just mentioned, you can indeed pop the side buttons off.


Razer’s slogan has always been “For Gamers. The result is a mouse that, in our hands, does indeed feel more comfortable than the characteristic Razer design, though we hail from a pre-professional lineage of Logitech mice, generally some of the most ergonomically contoured mice on the market. Microsoft has always produced some high quality mice which can be used for gaming as well as the everyday desktop jobs.

Microsoft / Razer Habu gaming mouse reviewed

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Software Update Installation Instructions required after the firmware is updated To run the Habu software update, double-click the Setup.

This will remove any previous versions of the Habu software. Please use this direct link. My Razer mouse is hqbu of warranty and is not working.

Microsoft Habu Laser Gaming Mouse mouse Series

Otherwise, no updates are required. Download instructions for your Habu Laser Gaming Mouse with firmware version 1.

Late last summer there was an interesting announcement out of the Microsoft camp.