The Razer Orochi V2 has picked up quite a following since it’s announcement as it fills an important niche of being both wireless and a smaller egg shape. While the marketing behind the mouse has made it unclear if this mouse is intended for laptop gaming due to its replaceable battery and small size, I’m happy to report that it functions quite well right out the box and should meet the standards of even the most hardcore gamers. I got my white copy of the Orochi V2 in today and have gamed with it for a few hours.
57g (64g with lithium AAA)
Shape and Build Quality
The build quality on the Orochi feels really solid right out the box. The coating has a chalky and dry PBT feel that reminds me of the Razer Viper Mini but this feels a bit better to me. No issues using it without grips. The build quality is very solid all around no creaking, rattling or flex in the shell.
The shape is often compared to the Logitech G305 but there’s some key differences in how this feels in comparison. It’s noticeably shorter and has a lower button height which are both pluses for me. I can comfortably use this mouse with claw or fingertip grip and transition between grips easily. The shorter length gives me more room to adjust for quick flicks. There’s also a nice intended area on the left side of the mouse that allows for better grip and easier access to the side buttons. I prefer this shape to the more rounded sides of the G305.
I used this mouse with the AAA lithium battery and it the weight distribution feels pretty good but it still does feel a tiny bit back-heavy. If you want to switch out the weight balance to feel slightly more towards the middle you can try using a AAA battery with AA converter and putting it in the AA slot.
Clicks and Scroll Wheel
The main clicks use a modified Kaihl GM 4.0 switch which feel nice paired with the upper shell of the mouse. The clicks are quite loud and have good tactility. There’s a bit of pre-travel and noticeable post travel but button wobble and side play are minimal. The buttons feel overall very sturdy for such a small mouse and it’s satisfying to use for precise clicks. The middle DPI button is well positioned and you won’t be pressing it by accident.
The side buttons are a highlight on this mouse. They stick out further from the shell than on previous Razer mice and these are much better than the side buttons on the Razer Viper Mini. The side buttons are super crispy and tactile and feel excellent. The scroll wheel reminds me of that on the G Pro Wireless and its tension-ed in a similar way. It feels more tactile but the movement isn’t as smooth as on that mouse. The scroll wheel is way better than average and I don’t have any complaints about it. The middle click also offers up a satisfying click.
The skates are an upgrade from past Razer mouse. They’re well rounded and feel smooth right out the box. They aren’t as fast as some other feet but they do feel pretty nice to use in general.
Had no issues with tracking or flicks with the sensor. It felt quite good out the box and as good as the wired Razer Viper Mini. That being said it does seem like its set to a higher LOD which is noticeable but I didn’t tinker around with the software to see if it can be adjusted. I’m not sure the exact specifications of the sensor but its just listed on Razer’s site as the Razer™ 5G Advanced 18K DPI Optical Sensor. It’s enabled for both 2.4ghz wireless and bluetooth wireless which locks it to a 125hz polling rate (not recommended for gaming).
Overall my first impressions have all been mainly positive with only a couple caveats. Let me know if you have any questions and visit my site to the other mouse reviews I’ve done in the past.
Where to Buy the Razer Orochi V2 Mercury White