The Razer Orochi V2 promises hardly any weight and no cable, but highest precision. We took a closer look at the wireless gaming mouse and the Razer Sphex V3 mouse pad, as well as tried out the Razer Universal Grip Tape.
Design and Features
The Orochi V2 relies on an unobtrusive, sleek design. True to its name, the Orochi V2 White Edition’s finish is all matte white. The two side buttons and the center part with the mouse wheel and an additional button are black. Below the middle buttons is a small LED light. Furthermore, the Razor logo adorns the surface. On the bottom you can find the switch to turn off the mouse, as well as to turn on the 2.4 GHz wireless or Bluetooth connection.
The battery compartment and space to stow the USB receiver is located under the removable top of the mouse. Also included with the Orochi V2 is an AA lithium battery.
In addition to the white variant, the Orochi V2 is also available in black.
The Razor Sphex V3 is also unobtrusive in design. The surface is matte black, and the Razer lettering on textile adorns the mouse pad on the upper right edge. The corners are chicly rounded. The Sphex V3 is available in two sizes, we used the Small variant in this test.
The Universal Grip Tape contains a total of 46 stickers in 4 pre-cut sizes or shapes. Unlike Razer’s other Grip Tape variants, the Universal Grip Tape is not intended for specific Razer mice, but is said to be suitable for all sorts of mice, keyboards or controllers.
Workmanship and technology
The surface of the Orochi V2 is rough, but feels comfortable in the hand. The workmanship appears to be of high quality. All edges are rounded and nothing sticks out unpleasantly. Despite the almost symmetrical design, the ergonomics of the mouse are designed for right-handers and for small to medium-sized hands. An optical sensor and mechanical switches are installed, which promise a life span of 60 million clicks. The sensitivity can be set between 100 and 18,000 DPI. The small LED acts as a status indicator, lighting up when the mouse is turned on or when you switch DPI levels.
An important feature for wireless mice is, of course, battery life. Since the Orochi V2 is battery-only, the runtime varies depending on the battery you use and which wireless mode you use. For the included lithium AA battery, the runtime is listed as up to 425 hours with the 2.4 GHz connection and up to 950 hours with a Bluetooth connection.
The Orochi V2 should be especially pleasing to those who find most gaming mice too big or too heavy. The Orochi V2 turns out rather small at 108 x 60 x 38 mm and only weighs about 73 grams even with an inserted AA battery. If you like it even lighter, you can also use a smaller AAA battery instead of the AA battery.
The Sphex V3 measures 270 x 215 mm in the small version. The mouse pad looks simple, but high-quality and the hard, robust surface gives a long-lasting impression. With only 0.4 mm, the mouse pad is also extremely thin. Due to the rubberized back, the Sphex V3 sticks to the surface.
The Universal Grip Tape also makes a high-quality impression. The individual stickers are neatly cut and can be easily applied and removed if necessary.