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The Hardware Review: Razer Orochi Bluetooth Mouse

Adrian Ip
Posted Feb 14, 2016
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The Razer Orochi mouse was provided by Razer for review purposes.

Intro

The Mercedes SLS, various Porsche’s/Ferrari’s and the Honda S2000. Flying economy, half a pint of lager, half a rack of ribs and now, the Razer Orochi. What?!?! Yes, that’s right. I can add the Razer Orochi wireless gaming mouse to my list of things that are (for me) too small. Now the question that remains, is it a too small like flying long haul economy crammed in surrounded by screaming kids and vomiting drunk holidaymakers and the pilot has had a heart attack in midair over the ocean or is it a too small like a Mercedes SLS or half a pint which just leave me wanting more?

I’m a pretty big guy. It’s caused its fair share of problems for me in life, particularly on the car front. Quite a few cars I’ve loved the look of have come and gone over the years, which I’ve taken for a drive but just can’t quite fit in, or can’t quite fit comfortably in at least. Small wireless mice are a similar story. With large (ish) hands, the typically small Bluetooth ones designed for laptops never quite feel right for me. It’s a shame as I’ve done more than my fair share of being on the road with a laptop over the years, although thankfully these days I travel a lot less. Back then, my favorite wireless mouse was a Microsoft one. I liked it so much I bought several for when they inevitably died, but the last of those was laid to rest years ago now.

So what do we have in the Orochi? Let’s find out.

In The Box

In the box is the usual bunch of Razer accessories. Razer logo stickers, a nice little pouch with the customary green zipper, a pair of AA batteries (yes! They’re included!), braided cable for use as a desktop mouse etc.

Box contents

The mouse itself is symmetrical, so it’s good for left or right handers. That includes the little buttons on both sides (more on this later) and it fits nice and snugly into the carrying case. The case itself has an elasticated netting on the underneath where you can store the USB cable or batteries etc.

The top comes off quite easily, it feels like it’s magnetic so doesn’t need too much pressure to open and put the batteries in so you’re not going to be breaking the plastic clips getting at the batteries, but when the top is on, it still feels like it’s securely in place with very little play.

Flip the mouse over and you find the power switch as well as a notched slot for the micro USB if you want to plug it into your machine. I like the way Razer notches/grooves its USB cables for easily attaching to its accessories.

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