Reviews and Problems with Razer Orochi Elite Mobile Gaming Mouse
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Excellent Improvement on Last Generation
1 October 2013
Pros: I had the previous generation of this mouse, but sold it with my old laptop. This new one is even better: higher sensitivity, Bluetooth 3.0, better battery life.
Cons: My only complaint (a minor one that certainly will not cost this product an egg) is that it requires you to click a button before it will resume from sleep. The old model would resume as soon as you moved it, whereas this one requires clicking one of the physical buttons. Overall, a minor annoyance but with the much higher sleep delay it's not really an issue.
Summary: -Your mouse customizations will not work when the mouse is in wireless mode. I bought this mouse specifically for it's 4 side button set-up and the fact that it's wireless. The customizations you set-up via the above mentioned invasive software -stop working- when you unplug the mouse from wired mode.
Pros: -PnP worked fine, I was able to plug my new bluetooth adapter in and immediately start using the mouse.
Cons: -Extremely invasive software required to make the mouse function. Synapse requires you to make an account to set up your mouse. 100% unacceptable. The non-optional cloud "service" -required- to make the mouse function is baffling. I just want to customize my buttons. Why is this so hard?
Pros: Great feel/texture, tracks perfectly, click feels solid, good size when used with a fingertip grip, bluetooth works perfectly, great battery life, it's taken a few accidental drops without a hiccup.
Cons: Software requires an internet connection. Considering this is designed as a mobile gaming mouse, this is a gross oversight. I spend a lot of time on the road and don't always have an internet connection. This mouse has a habit of not connecting to the driver because the driver needs updated from the internet rendering the mouse useless until I can get to an internet connection. Buttons on the right side of the mouse are pretty worthless. I typically map my thumb butto...
Cons: The only official drivers available are Razer's Synapse 2.0 software. It's terrible. It's slow, buggy, refuses to function when something happens to your internet connection (it is 100% cloud-based) and requires a computer restart to be fixed. I've had bad luck on both OS X and Windows and am currently using third-party mouse drivers (SteerMouse) as a replacement. All I want is an official driver that works.
Summary: I am not a gamer, I use this mouse with my Macbook Pro for programming. I use it 8 hours a day for work, and sometimes more at home. I only use Bluetooth and never use the cable. I bought this mouse to replace a Logitech VX Nano which I had for several years. In comparison to the VX Nano, the build quality of this mouse is worse -- it feels cheaper. The matte finish is very nice, but overall the seams etc.
Pros: - Bluetooth, - Looks slick, feels good, - 7 buttons, - Can connect by cable if needed
Cons: - Sleep mode is too aggressive, slow to wake up, - Drains batteries like a mofo, - Sometimes fails to re-connect via BT, have to power cycle