Razer Orochi V2 Review

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We all know who Razer are and what they do. They are easily one of the most popular brands when it comes to gaming peripherals. However, with such a large collection of products, it can get confusing as to which one you should jump for. So if you are on the market for a mouse, then look no further we have you covered at Thumb Culture. Today we are taking a look at the Razer Orochi V2.

Get Your Game On With This Light Weight Wireless Mouse From Razer

We have featured many Razer peripherals on the Thumb Culture website. However, if you are looking to compare this with another mouse, Then make sure you check out our review on the Razer Basilisk V2. In the meantime make sure you keep scrolling to find out how more about the Razer Orochi V2.

Design

As with most Razer products are you pretty much guaranteed a sleek design? However, the one thing that does set the Razer Orochi V2 apart, is the ability to design your mouse. Away with the black/white or pink products, you can have multicoloured if that is what you are looking for. Not only that, but Razer has also teamed up with various brands to bring you premade designs for you to choose from if you do not want a fully customised Orochi V3.

Choose your player!

When it comes to product design on this mouse, Razer has taken a fair few variables into account, including finger placement and the palm arch. By doing this they have designed a mouse that is apparently compatible with all grip types. The contoured side for thumb grip enables great control and the buttons that are dipped allow for strong finger grip.

Functionality

The Razer Orochi V2 is a compact mouse that is not only ultralight but wireless as well.  For those non-RGB lovers, you will be pleased to hear that Razer has not included this on the Orochi V2. I personally imagine this is an effort to save on battery life and after all, does RGB really improve performance? With 6 programmable buttons using the Razer Synapse application not only can you use this mouse for gaming, but with the onboard profile memory, you can also switch profiles to make it a perfect work companion.

AA, AAA, Wireless oh my!

With an optical sensor and a max DPI of 18000 this mouse is extremely fast and makes a 360 easily a 720. In terms of switches that are used on this mouse, on the mouse we have the loved Razer 2nd Gen  Mechanical switches with a vast lifecycle of 60 million clicks. Many users love the feel of these switches as they are extremely responsive. As mentioned earlier the Razer Orochi is wireless and can be used via Bluetooth or Razer Hyperspeed. As with most Razer products the Hyperspeed wireless is recommended over BLE due to latency and response. In terms of charging there is no cable with this model as it uses batteries. Unlike other mice on the market, you can use both AA and AAA on this model. However, AA gives you the best overall performance.

Compatibility And Grip

As mentioned above, when it comes to grip type Razer has really tried to keep this universal. Other than the fact it is only for the right-handed gamers. They have concentrated on button placement as well as switch placement. Below the buttons to ensure that no matter what grip type you are that you can pick up this mouse and get gaming. If you are new to grip types then check out the below picture which shows the Razer Orochi in action with the various grip types.

Which grip type are you?

When it comes to compatibility, to get the most out of this mouse you will need Windows version 10 or above to install Razer Synapse. In terms of connectivity, you are supplied in the box with a Hyperspeed USB dongle as this mouse can not be used wired.

Final Thoughts

Having used this mouse now for quite a while as both a work and play mouse I can honestly say this is one of the nicest lightweight mice that I have used. Each click is solid and the battery life is astounding – I still haven’t changed the AA battery that sits inside the cover. The Razer Orochi V2 gets the Thumb Culture Gold Award.

Disclaimer: A sample was received in order to write this review.

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