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.
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.
I wanted to like this mouse, but I just can't recommend it to anyone. THE CURSOR JUMPS ALL OVER THE SCREEN.
12 July 2014
Summary: So I purchased a MacBook Pro, and wanted a portable bluetooth mouse for it. I plunked down the $60+ for it and waited. Amazon true to form delivered within two days and the mouse was unpacked. Loaded with batteries and paired to the laptop fairly quickly. Then I started using it. It was comfortable enough, small enough, and responsive enough. I have zero complaints about it when it works.
Summary: First, the pros: It's a great size for mobile use, has a nice amount of programmable buttons, and is comfortable in my hand. Cons: - The "optional" USB cable is very short, forcing me to plug it in to the same side that I use it on. This gets in the way. - BATTERY LIFE. The battery life is supposed to be one of the perks of this device, yet after returning my first one for bad battery life, I've gotten yet another mouse with horrible battery life.
Summary: For the price I paid for this... I should have just bought a logitech m510 for half the price and none of the hassle. Eats batteries. 2 AA a week minimum. Frequent disconnects. I thought setting the usb power options to not allow this device to be powered off would solve the issue. This mouse going into to stby during the heat of the battle really irks me. I bought this for my alienware 17. I would not recommend this product.
Summary: I'll start this review with the reasons that I bought this mouse in the first place. I needed a mouse with a middle click button scroll wheel that would work with my MacBook Pro over bluetooth. In addition, I wanted some extra buttons that I could configure to do other things. I quickly found out that while there are a lot of wireless mice, there are surprisingly few that work over bluetooth.
Summary: At the end of the day this mouse is too heavy for someone who "lifts" to reposition often. And not just a friction or weight preference, there simply isn't enough of an overhang to grab onto for the weight of the mouse and two AA batteries. I've compromised by using 2 AAA batteries in adapters, but even with Razer's overly aggressive power saving features (I wake this mouse from sleep more than I use it to mouse during the day) they only last 5-6 days.
Summary: The hardware works fine, it's the software that doesn't work with my Mac. Every time I use it, I have to set up a new profile as it doesn't want to save and sync with the cloud settings. This is very very very very frustrating. Razer: please fix the software for Macs!!!!
Summary: Ive had this mouse for a month now and sad to say that I'm returning it. It drained the batteries that were included within 1 week. I then purchased the lithium energizer batteries and the mouse ate those in 3 weeks. I did everything I could to conserve power, but was unsuccessful in maintaining battery life. I reached out to Razer for warranty support. They were basically useless.
Summary: This is probably the best bluetooth mouse on the market except for one fatal flaw. After just 2 or 3 seconds of inactivity, the mouse goes to sleep. When you try to move the mouse again, there is a slight delay for the bluetooth connection to be reestablished. There is no excuse for this setting to not be user changesble!