Razer Orochi V2 White Edition Review

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅07-09-21
Technical Specifications
Form Factor:- Symmetrical right-handed
Connectivity:- Dual-mode wireless (2.4GHz and BLE)
Battery Life:- Up to 425 hours (2.4Ghz), 950 hours (BLE) /w included Lithium AA battery
RGB Lighting:- None

Sensor:- Optical
Max Sensitivity (DPI):- 18000
Max Speed (IPS):- 450
Max Acceleration (G):- 40
Programmable Buttons:- 6

Switch Type:- 2nd-gen Razer Mechanical Mouse Switches
Switch Lifecycle:- 60 Million Clicks
On-board Memory Profiles:- 1
Tilt Scroll Wheel:- No

Mouse Feet:- Undyed PTFE mouse-feet
Cable:- None

Length: 108 mm
Width: 60 mm
Height: 38 mm

Weight:- < 60 g (excl battery) / 73g (incl supplied lithium AA battery)

Two principles are core to the design of Razer’s Orochi V2: power efficiency and low weight.

In service to the former they have avoided the scourge of RGB lighting, of which there’s not even a hint on this model. Aesthetic customisation is available through the range of custom shell designs sold through the Razer store, but otherwise the Orochi is all business. Even optical switches are shunned in favour of more conventional mechanical types. As a result the mouse is capable of operating for up to 950 hours on a single AA battery when running in Bluetooth mode and almost half that in 2.4GHz wireless mode, although that may also require an aggressive power-saving profile.

Keeping the weight down is aided by this no-frills approach. No LEDs, no charging circuitry, no ports for cable connections - just shell, sensor, battery and button. The advertised <60g weight is a little disingenuous as a battery is required but not included in that calculation, but coming in under 70g when paired with a AAA cell instead isn’t unreasonable.

In common with a number of travel mice, the Orochi V2 holds all it needs to get it up and running. When you lever open the shell there’s not only spaces for both types of battery, there’s also a small alcove for the USB receiver/transmitter. The fit is snug so even if the shell pops open the dongle shouldn’t escape.

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