The Razer Orochi V2 is going to be an extremely fascinating mouse, especially for folks who want something that will last forever, which is different from a Logitech G305 or SteelSeries Rival 3/ Aerox 3. With this new mouse, Razer is attempting to create a mobile device that performs admirably and is also reasonably priced.
The Orochi V2 is not a name I can pronounce easily, but it performs admirably and ought to be your next wireless mouse. When it comes to producing a product in 2021 that is competitive, inexpensive, feature-rich, and future-proof, Razer has been on the ball. I never imagined I’d say that, but it will take the place of my G305s in the office. I have a black G305 from my notebook that will also be replaced because I use one on my desktop for editing. Currently, we will be using the Orochi V2. In essence, you have found the proper location if you are seeking for a lighter, somewhat smaller G305 with significantly longer battery life.
Let’s start by addressing the cost, which is $69 USD. It is, in my opinion, fairly comparable with the G305, the Rival 3 Wireless, and the Aerox 3 Wireless as well. In my opinion, having 2.4GHz and Bluetooth dual connectivity is amazing. For that seamless connectivity, having a dongle linked into your primary PC and using Bluetooth with a notebook is fantastic.
You can now get the Orochi V2 with a custom Razer design for $89 USD, paying a $20 extra. Because the top plate is removable, you will receive a conventional black mouse base with your own personalized top plate, which is awesome. In addition to being able to customize the colors, these pre-built stock designs are all fairly interesting and unusual. It’s pretty unusual that you can skin your mouse directly from Razer for $20 without having to go through a third party.
Let’s start with the basics. As you can see, there are no honeycomb shells or perforations at all, and I’m glad Razer is sticking with the solid shell strategy without compromising the quality of the build. The construction of this mouse is excellent; there are no creaks, and even though the top shell is detachable, the mouse still snaps into place smoothly. There is no creaking from the sides or the top to the bottom, which I truly enjoy. As you can see, there are two battery compartments, one for AAA and one for AA, located underneath the top cover. This is awesome because it allows you to swap out the battery and choose between a slightly smaller one for less weight or a slightly bigger one for higher capacity and battery life.
Moreover, there is now a means for you to alter the mouse’s weight distribution. For me, the provided AA battery in the middle provides the optimum balance. A slightly smaller battery results in a somewhat heavier mouse in the back, which I don’t like. For this mouse, I believe the factory default setting offers the best balance and weight distribution. You may have noticed that the batteries are somewhat inclined to support the design of the mouse as well as the general balance of the device, and Razer has done a fantastic job with that.
You are looking at a body that weighs 58 grams devoid of batteries, 73 grams with the provided AA battery by itself, and around 69 grams when utilizing a somewhat smaller AAA battery. The Model O Wireless weighs roughly 71 grams, whereas the Aerox 3 Wireless weighs 68 grams with the same AA lithium battery. So, the $69 Razor mouse is quite competitive in terms of weight.
The dongle is hidden inside the body, so you can always take it with you when you travel. You can see that it is properly labeled, which is great if you also own other Razer accessories. Also, this USB dongle supports multiple devices, so you may use it with other Razer wireless peripherals. That is very exciting news, and Razer is one of the first businesses to actually put something more widely accepted and standardized into practice. Although the supported device list is still somewhat small, it’s pretty cool that you can power both your keyboard and mouse with a single USB dongle, saving a USB port. Now, Razer Synapse will recognize compatible devices and automatically connect them to the single USB dongle, but a Razer does warn me that, depending on the setup, it can cause some interference. This interference may result in signal loss or stuttering similar to what you often experience with 2.4GHz wireless peripherals. Although I wouldn’t utilize it for competitive purposes, it is unquestionably the best course of action for multi-wireless device compatibility.
I will replace all of my G305s with the Orochi V2 due to the form. I recognize his rear hump, the little curve for your thumb, and the perfect body form on the right side for my pinky and ring fingers, especially coming from the G305. Because the Viper Mini is way too little for me and the Orochi V2 is just right, I’m really glad this shape was chosen instead of something else. Large PTFE feet and a button for dual wireless connectivity are also present at the bottom.
Sensors and Switches
The Razer 5G Advanced up to 18,000 DPI sensor is used in this situation. It performs incredibly well, and I have no issues at all. I really like the option to reduce the liftoff distance in the program from the default value of 2mm to 1mm, as it will give me a little bit more control as I tend to lift the mouse pretty frequently when flipping and when readjusting it to its original position.
This Razer mechanical switch is the second generation. You can see that they are green Kale GM4 with a rating of 60 million clicks. According to what I’ve been told, they didn’t employ optical switches for this mouse as they have for all of their other high-end mice because they wanted the wireless version to have the longest battery life possible.
By the way, the battery life is 950 hours, however that is just in Bluetooth mode, as you can see on the packaging. When you switch to 2.4GHz mode, you reduce that by half, leaving you with a battery life of about 425 hours, which is still more than enough. On Razer Synapse, the battery indicator still only shows 4 bars, but you can set the program to notify you when the battery is low. This should give you plenty of time to swap out the battery if you are running low.
The community like these Kale GM4 switches because they are incredibly sharp, tactile, and have an excellent sound profile. Another reason I’m replacing all of my G305s is the scroll wheel, which is amazingly accurate and gives me a ton of flexibility when zooming into my timeline and performing other tasks. Razer, you did an excellent job!
Last but not least, I’m glad there isn’t RGB. The DPI switch is the only one that is accompanied with an RGB LED, allowing you to easily determine the setting. This mouse is amazing for gaming. Not only is it very compact and lightweight, but at 600 DPI, I have excellent control. Finding targets, tracking targets, and flicking are all simple. I typically have issues with other mice’s tracking abilities in the four corners of the screen; I’m either incredibly good on the left or right side, top or bottom. I’m extremely balanced throughout with this one. In order to truly fine-tune my aim and find target, I also have a tendency to use my pinky to control the final few pixels after a flick due of the small form and the size of my hand.
Grip Tape By this point, you’re probably wondering what the grip tape in this review is. And that, my friend, is another game-changer. Universal grip tapes from Razer are now available for $10. These are available in a variety of sizes and forms, which you can use on your keyboard or gaming controller in addition to a specific mouse. When I have grip tape on the right trigger instead of the left one, for some reason, I play so much better. To offer myself a little bit more security when flicking the mouse, I added a small amount of grip tape on the Orochi V2 below the browser buttons and on the right side at the back hump. The tape is amazing, and since it comes in so many different sizes and shapes, you can literally use it on any mouse and other products as well. You can peel it off and use it on something else.
There is a lot to appreciate about this product, including the great mouse, the awesome customization options with Razer Customs, and the incredibly useful universal grip tape. The Orochi V2 strikes me as one of those fully 2021 prepared releases that isn’t just all bling, but also performance focused, lightweight, and nicely built. If you want to try something else besides the Aerox 3, the Rival 3 Wireless, or the G305, I would definitely recommend the Razer Orochi V2.