Razer Orochi review: Razer Orochi

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
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The Good Portable size. Good wired performance. Bluetooth performance good for application use. Ambidextrous. Highly customisable.

The Bad Bluetooth adds perceptible lag during gameplay. Driver control panel not usable in Bluetooth mode. Small size could mean discomfort during long play sessions. Macro support limited to 16 entries.

The Bottom Line It's a tough ask, but Razer's Orochi mostly succeeds at infusing gaming quality into a portable mouse. If you're an on-the-road gamer, we'd recommend making the space for a full-sized mouse. If you need the space, though, and want good wireless performance, give this one a look-in.

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The Orochi is smaller than your usual mouse, as it's built for laptop use. This is emphasised by the short cable — it's meant to be used in short proximity to the machine. Thankfully for those who find this an issue, the cable can be removed and the mouse used wirelessly via Bluetooth.

Razer doesn't include a Bluetooth adapter, so you'll either need a laptop that supports it, or you'll need to buy your own.

It's ambidextrous, with back and forward buttons on the left- and right-hand sides, in addition to the usual scroll wheel and left/right mouse buttons. Its small size means that you'll most likely use it with your thumb and pinky gripping the sides of mouse, which is comfortable in the short term, but may become fatiguing if used for extended periods of time.

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Razer Orochi

Part Number: CNETRazer Orochi

Typical Price: $109.00

See manufacturer website for availability.