If you game a lot like us in the office in our spare time, it is depressing to think about travel to press events and other locations because we know we will be without our gaming mice. Razer has decided to try and fill that void with the Razer Elite Mobile Gaming Mouse. Full review after the break!
The problem with most full fledged gaming mice is that they are too large to travel with. The Razer Orochi however is small enough to pocket and take with you anywhere.
We were quite happy with the performance of its 3G Precision Laser, the tracking on multiple surface types was smooth and without any lag/skipping. With the 4000DPI(wired)/2000DPI(wireless) we were able to frag with the best of them with precise and accurate movements. We would have liked that the wired cord which enables wired usage of the mouse to be longer.
The batteries which came with the Razer Orochi were standard Energizer AA (2x) which worked great however longevitiy was in question as gaming mice usually eat through batteries pretty quickly (especially if using the bluetooth connectivity mode). We would have preferred a lithium-ion built in battery for recharging or at least rechargable AA batteries.
The Razer Orochi featured 4 side mouse buttons (2 on each side) which were responsive and easy to depress. They were easily preprogrammed for use in various games and applications.
As with any mobile gaming mice, the sacrifices you make are that the mouse itself is smaller than a full fledged gaming mouse so those of you with larger hands may find it uncomfortable. Another aspect which was worth mentioning is the Black Chromeedition, which we received, has a high gloss finish which attracted oils and fingerpints.
Overall we were quite pleased with the performance of the Razer Orochi in the various games and applications we tested on. The precise and accurate tracking provided by the 3G laser as well as the button rich layout allowed for great fragging on the go. Our only hope is that in the future Razer will create a matte/soft touch version for us adverse to fingerpint magnets and some rechargeble batteries might be nice as well.
Manufacturer Link: Razer