Final Thoughts & Conclusion
The Razer Orochi provides unheard of precision in laptop mice and does it in a compact travel size. The 8200 DPI 4G laser puts you on target accurately and fast. In the most demanding of situations you can use the wired mode with 1000 Hz Ultra Polling and when just passing time use the Bluetooth mode with 125 Hz Ultrapolling..The response time wired is 1 ms and Bluetooth 8ms and 7 thousandths of a second isn’t a lot of lag time but lag time adds up considering the normal Wi-Fi connection of most laptops and ping time to the servers so every millisecond counts when you’re searching for that head shot or in sneak mode trying not to trigger an un-defeatable monsters attack.
The small 3.9″ long form of the Orochi takes a little getting used to and unless you turn of the side keys it’s fairly easy to hit one while gaming as you are locked into clench mode on the Orochi but that’s the case with all laptop mice. The clinch method is a little more tiring and the Orochi takes a little getting used to for our hands. The Teflon feet on the Orochi and indeed all mice need to have rounded edges and not pointed edges which can grab and cause the feet to peel away so it’s best to make sure there isn’t anything around to grab the feet. A tapered foot that seats into a raised plastic seat would prevent peeling.
Overall Razer did an excellent job in re-releasing the Orochi the sensor is more precise, battery life longer and they added Chroma while extending hte battery life which is quite a feat. Having 70 hours of continuous gaming on one set of batteries is a nice feature but in most cases we found using wired mode was just as easy as using Bluetooth. Unless you are putting the laptop on the desk and gaming from a chair the tail on the mouse is long enough that you won’t need the wireless feature.
The clicking mechanism on the Orochi is crisp and provides tactile feedback, the scroll wheel scrolls smoothly and is likely the most usable of extra buttons so assign your favorite secondary attack to the scroll wheel and anything else to the back button on the side. The front button gets clicked by accident but that’s just learning curve. You really can’t ask for more in a small for factor mouse and on top of its mousing duties it makes for a good conversation starter. Not all eyes will be on the whiteboard at the meeting some will be lusting after your Razer Orochi luxury gaming mouse.