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Razer Orochi V2 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed May 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Razer Orochi V2 Picture
7.7
Office/Multimedia
7.8
Video Games (FPS)
7.4
Video Games (MMO)
7.8
Ultra-Light Gaming
8.0
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Razer Orochi V2 is a very good wireless gaming mouse. It's lightweight, feels well-built, and is ideal for a fingertip grip for medium or large-sized hands, though it's also suitable for smaller hands using a claw or palm grip. It connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth and uses either a single AA or AAA battery. It also has low click latency, a CPI with a wide range adjustable by increments of 100, and a low minimum lift-off distance. Unfortunately, our unit's sensor is slightly inconsistent and undershoots the set CPI more during faster cursor movements. Razer also offers custom cosmetic top covers for this mouse on their website, though we didn't test this.

Our Verdict

7.7 Office/Multimedia

The Razer Orochi V2 is good for office use. It feels well-built, connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth, and has a comfortable ambidextrous shape best-suited for a fingertip grip for large and medium-sized hands and a palm or claw grip for smaller hands. Unfortunately, the companion software is only compatible with Windows, and we couldn't connect our unit to macOS with Bluetooth.

Pros
  • Connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free scrolling.
7.8 Video Games (FPS)

The Razer Orochi V2 is very good for FPS gaming. It's lightweight, feels well-built, and has low click latency, though we recommend using the USB receiver for best performance. It's ideal for a fingertip grip for large and medium-sized hands or other grip types for smaller hands. It also has mouse feet that glide very well on mousepads, a CPI with a wide range you can adjust by increments of 100, and a low minimum lift-off distance. Unfortunately, our unit's sensor is slightly inconsistent and undershoots more during quicker cursor movements.

Pros
  • Lightweight.
  • Excellent click latency.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Ideal for fingertip grip, but only for those with large or medium-sized hands.
7.4 Video Games (MMO)

The Razer Orochi V2 is decent for MMO gaming but doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as dedicated MMO mice. That said, it feels well-built, has low click latency, and you can set a HyperShift button to enable a second layer of controls. It's ideal for a fingertip grip for medium or large-sized hands and a palm or claw grip for those with smaller hands. It also has companion software for customization, though it's only compatible with Windows.

Pros
  • Excellent click latency.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Ideal for fingertip grip, but only for those with large or medium-sized hands.
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as dedicated MMO mice.
7.8 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Razer Orochi V2 is very good for ultra-light gaming. It's lightweight, it feels well-built, it has mouse feet that glide well on mousepads, and it has low click latency, though we recommend using the USB wireless receiver rather than Bluetooth for the best performance. Unfortunately, it's only suitable for large and medium-sized hands using a fingertip grip or smaller hands using a claw or palm grip. The sensor on our unit is also slightly inconsistent.

Pros
  • Lightweight.
  • Excellent click latency.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Ideal for fingertip grip, but only for those with large or medium-sized hands.
8.0 Travel

The Razer Orochi V2 is great for travel. It's quite small and lightweight, it feels well-built, and it has a compartment for the USB receiver when not in use. It's ideal for large and medium-sized hands using a fingertip grip or smaller hands using a claw or palm grip. Unfortunately, we couldn't connect via Bluetooth to a computer running macOS, and the software is only compatible with Windows. However, there's onboard memory that allows you to use your settings on computers without the software.

Pros
  • Connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth.
  • Storage compartment for USB receiver when not in use.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Can't connect to macOS computers via Bluetooth.
  • 7.7 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.8 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.4 Video Games (MMO)
  • 7.8 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 8.0 Travel

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color No Lighting

The Razer Orochi V2 has a low-profile shape with a rounded back and tapered front. It has a solid, slightly textured, matte black plastic body and two side buttons on the left. The scroll wheel is rubberized and has pronounced notches. There's no RGB lighting, but there's a faint logo on the back. Razer also offers custom top shells on their website to customize the look, but we didn't test this.

Design
Shape
Length 4.2" (107 mm)
Height 1.5" (38 mm)
Width 2.5" (62 mm)
Grip Width
57 mm
7.9
Design
Portability
Volume
15.50 inยณ (254 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
N/A
Maximum Weight Without Wire
85 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
85 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

You can use the Razer Orochi V2 with a single AA or AAA battery. While it comes with one Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA battery, we weigh all our mice with the same batteries to remain consistent. The Amazon Basics rechargeable AA battery we use weighs 27.51g, while the included lithium battery only weighs 15.05g.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Razer Orochi V2 has great build quality, and the plastic top cover feels sturdy. The body flexes slightly with enough pressure, but doing so doesn't make any creaking sounds or activate buttons.

7.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

While this mouse has an ambidextrous shape, both side buttons are on the left. It's also fairly low-profile and ideal for a fingertip grip, but it's quite small and isn't well-suited for those with larger hands.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
No
Large Hand
No
X.Large Hand
No

Because of its small size and shape, this mouse is only suitable for a palm grip if you have small hands.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
No
X.Large Hand
No

Users with larger hands may find this mouse uncomfortable to use with a claw grip due to its small size.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No

The Razer Orochi V2 is ideal for a fingertip grip, but people with small hands may find it uncomfortable to use due to its height, and people with extra-large hands will likely find it too small to use.

8.2
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
Yes
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
1x AA or 1x AAA
Use When Charging
No ( Single use batteries)
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator Yes

You can use the Razer Orochi V2 with one AA battery or one AAA battery, but not both at the same time. Razer advertises up to 425 hours of battery life using the receiver and 950 hours using Bluetooth with the included AA lithium battery, but this isn't something we test.

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Design
Cable
Cable Length N/A
Cable Type
No Cable
Permanent Kink
No
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
No Port
8.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
No

The Razer Orochi V2 has excellent mouse feet that glide smoothly on mousepads. However, they don't glide as well directly on desks and make a scratchy sound. There aren't any replacement feet included, and no third-party feet are available, though we expect them to be available soon.

Design
In The Box

  • Razer Orochi V2 mouse
  • 1x Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA battery
  • USB receiver
  • Manuals
  • Stickers

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Razer 5G Advanced 18K
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
18,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
-11%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The available polling rate settings are 125Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. You can adjust the lift-off distance using the software, as it isn't set to its lowest distance by default. This mouse also has a fairly high CPI variation, and the sensor undershoots the set CPI more during faster cursor movements than slower ones.

7.8
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
14
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can reprogram nearly all buttons to input keyboard keystrokes, adjust the CPI, perform macros, switch profiles, launch apps, or control media. You can also set a HyperShift button to program a secondary layer of commands.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

The Razer Orochi V2 has a standard mouse wheel with heavy but precise-feeling steps.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud
8.5
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
10 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
18 ms
Click Latency: Wired
N/A

The Razer Orochi V2 has excellent click latency. It's higher when connected over Bluetooth, which may be an issue for fast-paced gaming, though it's unlikely to make a noticeable difference for everyday tasks.

Operating System And Software
7.8
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Razer Synapse 3
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
No

The Razer Synapse 3 software is simple, easy-to-use, and offers a range of customizable options for Windows users.

8.3
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Partially

We couldn't get our unit to connect on macOS using Bluetooth. However, connecting with the USB receiver works, as do all buttons.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Razer Orochi V2 is an update of the original Razer Orochi. The unit we tested is the black variant, but a white variant is also available. Razer also offers custom cosmetic top shells for the black variant on their site, which we haven't tested, though we don't expect them to produce different test results. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Razer Orochi V2 is a versatile wireless gaming mouse that's suitable for multiple uses. It can be a good choice if you're looking for a mid-range lightweight gaming mouse with versatile wireless connectivity, good performance, and lengthy advertised battery life, without some of the added frills of more premium wireless gaming mice. Unfortunately, due to its size and shape, only those with large or medium-sized hands will be able to comfortably use a fingertip grip, which its shape is best suited for.

For other options, see our recommendations for the best mice, the best wireless mice, and the best Razer mouse.

Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED and the Razer Orochi V2 are good wireless gaming mice with strengths in different areas. The Razer is significantly lighter, connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth, and uses either an AA or AAA battery. It's well-suited for fingertip grip, but only for large and medium-sized hands. Comparatively, the Logitech only connects wirelessly with a USB receiver, and it uses one AA battery. That said, you can adjust its CPI more precisely, and its software is compatible with Windows and macOS. It's well-suited to all hand sizes with a fingertip grip.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Orochi V2 is a more versatile wireless gaming mouse than the Razer Viper Mini. The V2 connects wirelessly via a USB receiver or Bluetooth and uses a single AA or AAA battery. It also has a broader CPI range and a lower lift-off distance. It's best suited for smaller hands using a claw or palm grip. On the other hand, the Mini is a significantly lighter wired mouse with much better click latency. It's best suited for a fingertip grip for medium and large hands, but it's also suitable for a claw or palm grip for smaller hands.

Glorious Model D

The Razer Orochi V2 is a good wireless gaming mouse, while the Glorious Model D is a great choice for ultra-light gaming. The Razer connects wirelessly with a USB receiver or via Bluetooth and has a lower minimum lift-off distance. It's best suited for fingertip grip, but only for large and medium-sized hands, though smaller hands can use it with other grip types. On the other hand, the Glorious is significantly lighter and has better mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It's well-suited for palm grip for all hand sizes and claw and fingertip grip for all but small hands.

Razer Viper Ultimate

The Razer Viper Ultimate is a better wireless gaming mouse than the Razer Orochi V2. The Ultimate is lighter, has two side buttons on each side, connects wirelessly with a USB receiver, and has a rechargeable battery. It also has somewhat better click latency and is suitable for nearly all hand sizes using a claw or fingertip grip and smaller hands using a palm grip. Comparatively, the Orochi connects with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth and uses an AA or AAA battery. It's well-suited for fingertip grip for large and medium-sized hands and claw or palm grip with smaller hands.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT is a better wireless gaming mouse than the Razer Orochi V2. The Logitech is lighter, feels better-built, its CPI is more precisely adjustable, and its sensor is more consistent. It has software compatible with Windows and macOS, but it only connects wirelessly with its USB receiver. It's also almost universally suited to all hand sizes and grip types. Comparatively, the Razer connects with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth. It's only suitable for fingertip grip for large or medium-sized hands or a palm or claw grip for smaller hands.

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