Razer has introduced a brand-new mouse. The Orochi V2 wants to convince with its compact dimensions. The gaming experts promise a maximum of portability. Thus, you should be able to gamble or work comfortably with the gaming notebook on the go without any problems. However, the small dimensions should by no means be at the expense of the functionality. Besides a low weight, the new addition to Razer’s mouse lineup is supposed to be able to convince with a long battery life and a precise sensor.
Home office as an economic driver
In the wake of the Corona crisis, the home office has increasingly established itself in this country as well. This is also reflected in some sectors of the economy. The notebook market in particular is booming. Accordingly, the number of accessories sold is also rising. For example, compact mice are currently selling like hot cakes. Razer now also wants to jump on this bandwagon. With its Orochi V2, the company now presented the successor of the already very popular Orochi, which was released in 2012.
Especially people who are used to a PC setup with external mouse and keyboard from the office are initially overwhelmed at the home notebook. Switching from external to internal input devices is too time-consuming and inconvenient. That’s where a small mouse comes in handy. With only 60 grams and the handy dimensions of 108 mm in length, 60 mm in width and 38 mm in height, the Orochi V2 can easily be put into a notebook bag and used on the go. While the manufacturer does without a gaming-typical RGB lighting, you can customize the mouse according to your own ideas with the help of Razer Customs – for a corresponding surcharge, of course.
What you get with the Orochi V2
But what can the compact newcomer actually offer? A big plus point is the battery life that Razer promises. The Orochi V2 is supposed to last up to 950 hours. However, Razer does not install a battery in the compact tablet. Instead, you can power it with either an AA or AAA battery. Razer leaves the user with two options for the interface. You can either connect the mouse wirelessly via a USB dongle or use a Bluetooth connection. If you choose the wireless connection, you have to be satisfied with a battery life of “only” 425 hours. The maximum of 950 hours is only available via Bluetooth.
Under the hood of the small mouse, a Pixart PMW-3389 works as a precise sensor. Its sensitivity can be adjusted in five different levels. The maximum is 18,000 dpi. The speed is 450 IPS at maximum level and the acceleration is 40 G. The Orochi V2 also seems to be promising in terms of longevity. The mechanical switches are said to be able to withstand a maximum of 60 million clicks. However, with the compact mouse you get an input device that you can’t share as easily as other representatives on the market. After all, the model only offers one and not several key profiles. A total of six buttons can be programmed according to your own preferences. The scroll wheel is not only tactile, but can also be clicked easily, according to Razer.
Prices and Availability
Razer’s compact newcomer is available in either black or white. The MSRP of the “classic” version is 79.99 euros. If you’d rather buy the customizable version, the MSRP of the Orochi V2 is 99.99 euros.