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Razer rounds out its entry-level gaming accessories with a glowing mouse

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Now with even more glowing stuff

When it comes to companies like Razer, most of the focus tends to be on the high end of the product spectrum — devices like the wireless Mamba Hyperflux wireless mouse or the glowing Blackwidow keyboard, meant for enthusiast users who want the best of the best, regardless of price.

But there are also products like the recently announced Razer Abyssus Essential, which may not pack the same high-end features like programmable buttons or adjustable tracking, but also cost far less than some of Razer’s other, pricier options.

At $49.99, the Abyssus Essential is the cheapest mouse that Razer sells with its signature Chroma lighting, and the first to offer a new “underglow” lighting effect that reflects off the surface your mouse is on for some extra glow (LED lights being one of the most important parts of any gaming product, of course). Feature-wise, it offers a 7,200 DPI optical sensor, and the standard two button/scroll wheel layout. Usefully, the lack of extra side buttons means it’s also ambidextrous.

The Absyssus Essential rounds out Razer’s budget line of Chroma-equipped products, which also includes the similar low-end Razer Cynosa Chroma keyboard and Goliathus Chroma mouse mat, so that even the most budget-conscious gamer can now add glowing LEDs to their setup without breaking the bank.