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 extremely low click latency, a CPI with a wide range adjustable by increments of 100, and a low minimum lift-off distance. Razer also offers custom cosmetic top covers for this mouse on their website.
The Razer Orochi V2 is very 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.
The Razer Orochi V2 is very good for FPS gaming. It's lightweight, feels well-built, and has extremely 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.
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 superb 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.
The Razer Orochi V2 is great for travel. It's small and lightweight, feels well-built, and 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.
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.
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.
You can use the Razer Orochi V2 with a single AA or AAA battery. The Default Weight result includes an AA Amazon Basics rechargeable battery which weighs 27.40g. The Lowest Weight result is achieved with a AAA Energizer Lithium Battery that weighs 7.60g.
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.
Because of its small size and shape, this mouse is only suitable for a palm grip if you have small hands.
Users with larger hands may find this mouse uncomfortable to use with a claw grip due to its small size. For a mouse better suited to larger hand sizes using a claw grip, check out the Logitech G303 Shroud Edition.
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.
Update 07/06/2021: Our Battery Type result was scoring incorrectly, which was affecting the overall score. We corrected the issue and updated the review accordingly.
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.
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.
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.
The Razer Orochi V2 has superb click latency. It's also very consistent and provides an extremely responsive-feeling experience for gaming in any genre. The latency is higher and much less stable when using a Bluetooth connection, but this is normal. A Bluetooth connection isn't recommended for gaming, especially reaction-based or competitive games.
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.
The Razer Orochi V2 has a standard mouse wheel with heavy but precise-feeling steps. If you're looking for a similarly performing mouse with a scroll wheel that unlocks for free scrolling, check out the Razer Pro Click Mini .
The Razer Synapse 3 software is simple, easy-to-use, and offers a range of customizable options for Windows users.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Razer Orochi V2 and the Razer Pro Click Mini are similarly performing mice, but the Orochi V2 is better suited for gaming, while the Pro Click Mini is designed for productivity and office tasks. That said, the Pro Click Mini has a scroll wheel with L/R tilts and a switch to use in free scroll mode. It also has more programmable inputs and silent switches that won't disrupt your neighbors if you're working at an office. On the other hand, the Orochi V2 is lighter and suitable for smaller hands with a palm or claw grip. It also has a lower minimum lift-off distance and better PTFE feet.
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.