There’s a brand new gaming mouse coming our way — the Razer Orochi V2 — and by the looks of it, it’ll be more than worth our time and attention! Its tagline “outlast and outplay” might sound like marketing fluff, but it’s actually pretty darn accurate. Razer sure has been on a roll lately, and the Orochi 2 is yet another crowning achievement. It’s not as breath-taking as, say, their Viper Ultimate, but it’s targeting a wholly different segment of the market and has delivered in more ways than one.
But before we delve any deeper into the nitty-gritty (i.e. its spec sheet, battery life, overall worth, etc.) make sure to check out Razer’s official announcement video!
Razer Orochi V2 | Wireless Budget King for 2021
If you’re looking for a budget wireless gaming mouse that’s light, compact, and has some seriously potent hardware underneath its hood, then look no further than the Orochi V2. Despite a fairly unattractive name, it really is the complete package.
Wireless gaming mice, at least thus far, always made your choose: you could either get a really amazing sensor and end up with pretty weak battery life, or a mediocre sensor (or some other noticeable drawback) and amazing batter life. In other words: you couldn’t have it both ways.
Enter the Razer Orochi V2.
It weighs below 60 grams (without a battery inside), can connect via a 2.4 Ghz USB receiver or through Bluetooth 5.0, has an 18,000 DPI optical sensor, PTFE skates of the highest quality, and can last for around 425 hours (through 2.4 Ghz) or a whopping 950 hours via Bluetooth. To reach these numbers, however, you’ll have to use Lithium batteries instead of Alkaline ones, so just keep that in mind. Still, 950 hours is nothing short of mind-blowing!
As if that wasn’t enough, users will also be able to adjust the weight of the mouse according to personal preference because the Orochi V2 can run off either a single AA or AAA battery. So you can truly tailor the whole experience to your own liking.
Interestingly enough, the battery placement inside the Orochi V2 is skewed — they’re placed diagonally to allow for better weight distribution. A very peculiar and, frankly, somewhat ingenious decision from Razer. We hope it’ll become the industry standard going forward.
Insane Battery Life
But let’s bring it back to weight. On its own, the Orochi V2 weighs less than 60 grams, but you need to put in a battery for it to run, obviously. Once you add that to the equation, the lowest you can get to is around 65g with a AAA Lithium battery, or ±74g if you use a standard AA Lithium battery. Alkaline ones aren’t recommended because they’re noticeably heavier and don’t last as much. Either way, you get to choose how you want to game (and for how long) which is definitely a plus.
Other than that, you’re getting six fully-programmable buttons and a faux-ambidextrous design that is a solid shell void of any perforation and RGB lighting. It comes in white or black, but there’s also a custom option ($20 extra) that’ll allow you to create a bespoke “faceplate” with your own design. Its base price is also fairly acceptable: $69.99. Now, it is by no means “cheap” but it’s not far off either given just how many bells and whistles come baked right in.
If you’re after a versatile mouse — one that’ll excel in both gaming and other workloads — then the Orochi V2 is pretty much impossible to beat at this price point