Razer Ouroboros Gaming Mouse Review
Ouroboros is usually depicted as a snake eating its own tail. It is a distinctly different concept to that of something existing for infinity, because it means an endless cycle of death and rebirth. So to name a mouse, and especially you're new top of the range model, as Ouroboros is a strange choice on the part of Razer. Are they implying that this mouse will die and need to be renewed, or that if you purchase it then it will soon be replaced in the endless cycle of different mice that can be classed as the top of the line?
We think that the tagline for the Ouroboros, "Hold infinity in the palm of your hand", means that Razer haven't actually looked too deeply into the meaning and have taken the generally held, and false, view that it stands for infinity. So maybe it's just a cool name and we shouldn't look too deeply into it. Especially because we've clearly thought more about it already than Razer did. Since the Boomslang we have had snake-based nomenclature for the Razer mice, so we'll leave it at that.
Working out the lineage of the Ouroboros isn't difficult as the mixed wireless and wired capabilities clearly invoke the Mamba, whilst the quality of the sensor and pricing edge towards the Taipan.
As you can see from the page image, the Ouroboros looks a bit like the Cyborg Rat range of mice, and the first item on the specifications hint and why it looks the way it does. Beneath the hood is the outstanding 8200DPI 4G sensor we saw on the Taipan, and 11 buttons. Enough preamble, let's take a look shall we.
- Customizable ergonomics to fit all hand sizes and grip-styles
- 8200dpi 4G Dual Sensor System
- Gaming-grade wireless technology with dock
- Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
- 11 programmable Hyperesponse buttons
- 1000Hz Ultrapolling / 1ms response time
- Up to 200 inches per second / 50g acceleration
- Approximate Size: 122 mm to 137 mm / 4.80" to 5.39" (Length) x 71 mm / 2.80" (Width) x 42 mm / 1.65" (Height)
- Approximate Weight: 115 g / 0.25 lbs. (without battery) to 135 g / 0.29 lbs. (with battery)
- Battery life: (Approx) 12 hrs (continuous gaming)