Reviews and Problems with Razer Orochi Elite Mobile Gaming Mouse
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High failure rate
Paul E., Newegg
5 December 2013
Summary: The first worked well for about a week and then stopped working entirely. When turned on, it would make a high pitched hum and could not be seen by the computer's Bluetooth (tried on Win7 and Linux with various computers). It would not be recognized when plugging it in after that either.
Pros: A sleek looking, compact, Bluetooth mouse with ample performance and customization features...while it works.
Cons: I've gone through two of these mice now, and in a short amount of time.
Summary: Great mouse, feels solid and has great battery life. Been using it a month on the Energizers it came with. Software features are ok, wish I could change the mouse LED color or change how long it takes before it goes into sleep mode. Highly recommended.
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