Razer Orochi Elite Mobile Gaming Mouse review: Razer Orochi Elite Mobile Gaming Mouse

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CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent

Average User Rating

2 stars 3 user reviews
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The Good Portable size; solid performance; highly customizable.

The Bad Bluetooth wireless mode not as accurate as wired mode.

The Bottom Line The Orochi, Razer's first gaming mouse designed for notebooks, combines a small size and Bluetooth connectivity with a feature set normally seen only on larger gaming mice.

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With a recent trend toward more affordable gaming laptops, it's no surprise that peripheral-makers are jumping onto the bandwagon to create accessories for a market clearly in need of more portable gear. Razer, one of the more prominent makers of gaming mice and keyboards, has made its Orochi mouse for just such a customer. Usable in both wireless Bluetooth and wired USB modes, the sleek black mouse has a comfortable rubberized grip, plenty of customizable buttons, and a sensitivity of up to 4000dpi. At $79.99, is it worth the investment? We have to admit, there seems to be very little lost in translation with this sized-down Razer mouse. It all depends on whether you like a mouse to be a little larger in the hand, or can work with a smaller form like the Orochi.

First of all, be forewarned that the Orochi's at its most hyper-accurate in wired USB mode only. In Bluetooth mode, the Orochi's resolution drops down to 2000dpi--absolutely fine for any basic mouse user, but a dip nonetheless. A fabric-sheathed USB cable plugs below the scroll wheel at the front of the mouse, seamlessly integrating into the Orochi. When plugged in, the mouse can be programmed to map any of its two main buttons, four side buttons (two left, two right), and scroll wheel with features, including a macro recorder that also accounts for key-press timing. It's nice that the mouse supports left- and right-handed gamers with its symmetric design, and the smooth, grippy surface of the Orochi feels comfortable.

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Razer Orochi Elite Mobile Gaming Mouse

Part Number: RZ01-00300100-R3U1
MSRP: $79.99 Low Price: $105.00 See all prices

Quick Specifications See All

  • Color black
  • Connector Type 4 pin USB Type A
  • Type USB
  • OS Required Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
    Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits)
    Microsoft Windows XP
    Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition
  • Type mouse
  • Movement Detection Technology laser
  • Connectivity Technology wired
  • Form Factor AA type
  • Compatibility Mac