Razer Orochi Mobile Mouse

Testing

Razer Orochi   Mobile Mouse

Testing

For todays testing we're going to use the mouse both in its Bluetooth mode, and using the USB wire adaptor. As the Bluetooth provides a much reduced sensitivity level we will be taking this into account. Although it has to be noted I'm not Thresh so hopefully it wont prove too obvious.

Also although I am testing this with a desktop setup I shall be trying a variety of surfaces to mimic the out-and-about nature of mobile gaming, especially considering that whilst your laptop is portable not

General Applications

Firstly, before we move on to gaming tests, we need to see how the Orochi performs in its primary role as a main mouse. Although all Razer items are designed for gamers, they are also priced at a point whereby it is unlikely you'd use it as a specialist gaming item. If you are good enough to have a mouse solely for gaming you're unlikely to choose the Orochi. Hence the testing.

At the risk of stating the obvious, you move the mouse and the pointer moves. When dealing with applications such as Exchange, Word and Internet Browsing the 8ms response and 2000dpi of the Bluetooth mouse is more than enough, and the gains to be had from using the USB cable are negligible.

Bejeweled Blitz

Ok before you all say "what?", let me explain the rationale. Firstly it's one of those games that is the equivalent of opening a new jar of coffee or popping bubble wrap and it's link to Facebook ensures that most people will have played it. It also is frantic, so we're going to be able to test the accuracy and speed of the Orochi. Finally, because it's more addictive than you think, you will be playing it for longer than you expect and so the ergonomics are tested too. See now you understand.

Speed and accuracy cannot be faulted. Even when the time is getting short and the mouse had to become a part of our body it performed excellently. Despite the urgent nature of some of the movements the Bluetooth didn't flinch at all, which bodes well for our, more standard, test set.

Modern Warfare 2 and Bioshock 2

Although these are both lumped under the First Person Shooter category we have placed them together for two reasons. Firstly they are both worse than their predecessor, and secondly they require similar skill sets and abilities from the mouse, but in different contexts. MW2 is frantic all the time and so will enable us to test the comfort and response, whilst Bioshock 2 has a more measured pace and limited ammo so needs the mouse to be a pussy cat and a tiger in equal measure, but still provide accuracy.

Once again the performance of the Razer Orochi sensor cannot be faulted. All our movements were precise regardless of if we were sneaking, sniping, or running into the middle of a total firefight. The buttons are well placed and give a good firm click providing great tactile feedback.

Onwards for the final test and our conclusion.

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23-04-2010, 04:48:35

tinytomlogan
Tiny hands, or maybe a Bluetooth fetish? This could be the mouse for you....

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23-04-2010, 10:23:49

Steve-O-
I really like the scroll wheel on this mouse. I like how it looks like it's just kinda floating there. Too bad this thing is so expensive. And the size is a bit too small. I have a Deathadder and I usually have part of my palm on the mousepad and my fingers still reach the end of it. :/
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