A Mouse Truly for Gamers
The Razer Orochi v2 is probably an unexpected candidate for the title of 'best gaming mouse', especially with the track record Razer has. Usually their products aren't high quality, and they've cetainly have had a plethora of issues with their wireless technology in the past. This mouse however is an entirely different beast. I have yet to have a single issue with the Razer Orochi v2, with months of usage.
How the Turn Tables
The strange thing is recently Razer has been making great products, and companies like Logitech are the ones putting out defective mice. If you're interested look up Logitech double click issues - Logitech G Pro. I personally had 8 Logitech G Pros that had double clicking issues among other things. I'm not kidding. I tested 8 of them at a Best Buy, a kind employee let me open them all to test if they were defective. But this review isn't about other mice. In comparison I've had no issues to date with the Razer Orochi v2.
A Lightweight Masterpiece
The amazing part about this mouse is it's lightweight with a small body, which was quite rare until very recently. This finally allows people like myself with smaller hands to properly maneuver the mouse for micro-adjustments. Now we actually have mice for different sized hands, only took decades for humanity to figure that one out.
The body of the Razer Orochi v2 has an amazing texture. It is by far the highest quality feeling texture I've seen in a mouse to date. Honestly, the Orochi in my opinion is far better than any of it's expensive predacessors ie. Razer Viper Ultimate. Keeping all of this in mind, how much do you think a mouse like this would cost?
Yes, you read that correctly. A mouse that in my humble opinion is way beyond mice like the Viper Ultimate and Logitech G Pro...is 90 CAD. You might be asking whats the downside that makes this mouse $110 cheaper than the top offering from both of these major companies. Well it's quite simple. The only downside is the mouse uses either a AAA or AA battery to power it. Unfortunately, its true that you can't charge the mouse like the more expensive ones. To resolve that issue I purchased usb rechargable AAA lithium batteries. It's important to get lithium to keep the weight of your mouse down.
Should I buy this Mouse?
Not everyone will fall in love with the Orochi as much as I did. It will depend completely on things like your hand size, grip type, budget, charging preference etc. If you have small hands, this might be the last mouse you'll need, for now. In the mouse world there's no such thing as an "end-game" as all the hardcore younger gamers like to proclaim. There will always be newer technologies being developed to drain our bank accounts.
I would go as far as to make this my pick for best mouse of 2021 by a large margin. It's a must-buy for those that enjoy smaller mice.