So... Our friends at Razer recently (re-)introduced the Razer Diamondback.

Key stats:

Ambidextrous form factor
16,000 DPI 5G laser sensor
Up to 210 inches per second / 50 g acceleration
1,000 Hz Ultrapolling
On-The-Fly Sensitivity adjustment
Chroma customizable lighting
Inter-device color synchronization
7 programmable Hyperesponse buttons
Razer Synapse enabled
2.1 m / 7 ft braided fiber cable
Approximate size: 125 mm / 4.92 in (Length) x 60 mm / 2.64 in (Width) x 30 mm / 1.18 in (Height)
Approximate weight: 89 g / 0.09 lbs (without cable)

- Yes it's overpriced
- Yes it has the chroma lighting effects which seems to be the #1 priority for mouse/keyboard/gaming peripherals manufacturers nowadays
- Yes it has way too much DPI which nobody will ever use
- Yes it uses Razer Synapse which everyone seems to hate
And... yes, it has a laser sensor

The Razer Diamondback was my very first gaming mouse and I still love its shape. The unique shape combined with the weight (only 9g heavier than an Abyssus) makes it a very interesting mouse for people with the hands of a 10 year old like myself.

I've read a ton of negative things about laser mice and it seems to be a hobby for some to bash on everything that uses a laser sensor. But how bad is it? The main issue seems to be accel because the laser picks up on too many details, especially on mousepads which aren't really suited for them. Short explanation between optical & laser by Linus:

So dear ESR...what are your thoughts on the matter? Am I wrong to assume that the technology must have improved in one way or another over the past years? Anyone here who's using a laser mouse and what are your experiences.