A simple travel mouse for gamers

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Razer products are known for their designs and attention.enter RGB lighting, but For his new Orochi Mouse V2, Razer has eliminated almost all the extra fluff and created a super simple and lightweight travel mouse for gamers.

Starting at $ 70, the Orochi is relatively affordable and sporty a very simple design that is almost completely ambidextrous apart from the two side buttons on the left (which are a bit easier to use for right-handed people). And even for someone like me who doesn’t have very big hands, the mouse looks relatively small, which means’It’s a bit better for players who use a claw clamp, although there is some room to rest your palm on top if you prefer.

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Razer says the Orochi V2 weighs just 60 grams, but that figure doesn’t include the weight of a battery, which you’ll need because Orochi relies on disposable batteries instead of built-in rechargingcapable power supply. Razer says he went for a no-reloadbattery capable because he makes the mouse a little easier to manage while traveling, and Razer even included the possibility of choosing either a single AA or AAA battery.

When charged with an AA battery (an AA is included), the actual weight of the Orochi is closer to 72 grams, although you can shave around five to seven grams using a AAA battery if you don’t mind sacrificing some battery life in the process. Under typical conditions, Razer says the Orochi can last up to 950 hours on a single AA when connected to a PC via Bluetooth.

When not in use, you can store the Orochi Hyperspeed Wireless Dongle inside the mouse.  Very useful.

When not in use, you can store the Orochi Hyperspeed Wireless Dongle inside the mouse. Very useful.
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Razer also included support for its own Hyperspeed wireless connection, which delivers a stronger signal and slightly better response times, the downside being greater power consumption which translates to only 425 hours of battery life with a single AA. However, since there are no ports on the Orochi V2, going for a wired connection if your batteries are low is just not an option.

That said, I really appreciate that Razer gives you a choice of wireless connectivity options (which can be toggled with a handy switch on the bottom of the mouse), and also includes a practical dongle for its Hyperspeed Wireless which comes with its own storage slot inside the mouse, so you won’t lose it when you are on the go. If it were up to me, every wireless mouse that required a dongle for wireless connectivity would come with a built-in storage hole to store said dongle when not in use, so I’m really happy to see Razer include one on the Orochi V2. .

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From a design point of view, the Orochi V2 is pretty straightforward, supporting standard left and right mouse buttons, a scroll wheel, and a single button behind the scroll wheel which by default is configured to toggle between a handful of mouse sensitivities (top at 18,000 DPI). Like other Razer mice, each button can be reprogrammed using Razer’s Synapse app, with the mouse able to save a single profile for travel.

Each button on the Orochi V2 uses Razer’s second-generation mechanical mouse switches that are designed to last up to 60,000 presses, and in my experience they all provided a very crisp and satisfying click. But overall, the Orochi V2 remains a super simple, no-Ruffled travel mouse, and unlike many of Razer’s other mice, other than a small indicator light on the top, the Orochi V2 does not come with Chroma support or RGB lighting.

Illustration of the article titled The New Razer Orochi V2 Is A Nice Little Lightweight Travel Mouse For Gamers

Photo: Sam rutherford

The only thing that might be a bit of a contention is that with Razer focusing so hard on making the Orochi V2 as light as possible, depending on your taste, you might think the mouse looks a bit cheap. The Orochi’s removable plastic cover is quite thin, and when combined with its plastic scroll wheel, even when charged with an AA battery, the Orochi still manages to feel incredibly light for its size. It is an experience completely opposite to wearing a nice watch or part jewelry that feels heavier than it looks.

Razer a little nod to a player aesthetics the ability to order a personalized top case with more eye-catching designs and the ability to spell your player name or tag. Of course, customizing the Orochi costs extra, pushing the price of the mouse up from $ 20 to $ 90 in total.

I like the idea of ​​customizing the design of the Orochi, but I'm not sure I want to shell out an extra $ 20 to do so.

I like the idea of ​​customizing the design of the Orochi, but I’m not sure I want to shell out an extra $ 20 to do so.
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So while the Orochi V2 might not be the type of mouse you typically expect from Razer, it has been really solid in my testing so far and I find its simple and straightforward design quite refreshing.

The Razer Orochi V2 is available today direct from Razer and several online retailers, but if you want the white model, you’ll need to head to Walmart.com.

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