Summary: I've had this mouse for a week, and using it for regular use (when not at work) with a Bluetooth 3.0 laptop. Not sure which revision this mouse is (as I wasn't aware of the differences) but based on the descriptions this Orochi could be either a 1st or 3rd generation device. Steam says I've pulled 45 hours of gaming in the past two weeks, and I'd say roughly half of that was spent with this new mouse (so about 20 hours gaming use, plus normal use, but certainly idle...
Summary: Let me say, before I start this, I have HUGE hands, and this is a very small mouse. I'm often on the go, and I needed a reliable mouse to take with me when I travel. I also have a Razer Blade, so gaming on the go comes naturally. Getting a Razer mouse seemed like a good idea to me. I typically use this when plugged in through the included USB cable rather than Bluetooth, but the Bluetooth functionality is stellar when it comes to portable PC mice.
Summary: I own the original Orochi mouse and its the best mouse I have every owned. I am an IT guy who loves to game so I have tried quite a few different gaming mice. It is getting kind of old so I decided to purchase the 2013 model. It works great also but only for about 1-2 weeks on a new set of AA batteries. I am shocked at how fast it chews through batteries and I always turn the switch off when it is not in use. I would get about 2 months of heavy use with the older model.
Niche mouse: opinion would suffer outside its niche, ideal for what it's designed for
20 November 2014
Summary: After 3 months' use, I can say this mouse is exactly what I bought it to be. I have a gaming laptop. Sometimes I travel with that laptop. I wanted a travel mouse that would still allow for as much gaming as my laptop can keep up with. Minus tons of extra buttons for MMOs, this is precisely that, excellent at that, and good to mediocre as anything else. As a gaming mouse for MMOs, it's lacking in buttons. I have MMO-specific mice at home.
Buy if you want a great compact USB mouse. Don't buy if you want a Bluetooth mouse.
11 November 2014
Summary: I've been using this for about 5 months now and here are my thoughts: Pros: 1. Love the design and quality of the mouse. 2. Nice and compact. Great for those with small hands and like the finger grip style. 3. The included case is nice with a handy partition to separate the USB cable. 4. Love the feel and subtle click of the wheel with a cool green led. 5. Can be used wirelessly via bluetooth or wired with usb. Love the braided USB cable. 6. Magnetic battery cover.
Summary: In the interest of full disclosure, I actually own a full-sized, corded Razer mouse on my desktop that I use at home, and I like it a lot, but I needed one for my work laptop. I purchased this mouse to be a convenient travel mouse. It has a small profile, is battery powered, and has the hardware to be precise enough for work (using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, etc) and play (gaming) while traveling. I purchased it for use with my Macbook Pro.
Pay attention to the reviews. The old one was amazing, this one is horrible. There's a reason the original is twice the cost.
18 October 2014
Summary: I purchased the original Orochi in 2011 when I bought my laptop so I'd have a good bluetooth mouse. That version was amazing. The batteries lasted a long time, about 2 weeks with heavy use, and I didn't need to ever switch it off. The only issue I had with the mouse was the fact that I had to plug it in with the USB cable to change settings. About 6 months ago the mouse wheel button stopped working, so I couldn't middle click to open and close browser tabs.
Summary: I normally don't like to say bad things about products, but this is an exception. Firstly, pairing the mouse with the bluetooth adapter is hit or miss. I had to try 3 times to get it to acknowledge that I actually had a bluetooth mouse. Secondly, the sleep mode, which cannot be turned off. If you leave the mouse alone for 30 seconds or longer it shuts down. Think that's bad? Try waking it.
Summary: the mouse is a great size, larger than most mobile mice, smaller than most desktop mice it maintains a reliable bluetooth connection IF the bluetooth version on your computer is v3 or v4 (not so good with bluetooth v2) i very much like the ability to run it with batteries OR a cable. and you can use it on airplanes. or if your batteries die, you can connect with the cable and continue using it. and...your batteries will definitely die.