Saturday, June 11, 2011

Razer Orochi - Review and Setup Guide


A look at Razers most portable mouse yet.
By: Frederik

When i was searching the internet for reviews on the Razer Orochi one of the major reasons that i had my doubts of whenever to buy this mouse or not, was the size. Would it be too small and uncomfortable, or would it fit fine? Well i'm glad i dared to purchase it, because this is the best mouse i have ever used, and i have fairly large hands!
The Mouse in all of it's glory

The edges and curves of the mouse are all sharp and pointy giving the mouse a raw "batman'ish" look, which is cool and fits the gaming lifestyle. As seen on the pictures above and beneath the edges and the bottom of the mouse are blank black, and the top is a matt grey, very stealthy!
A look at the mouse from beneath in its wired form

The mouse also comes with a smart little protective case for gaming on the go, and a chord that can be plugged into the front of the mouse if battery life is short, or if care about milliseconds response time. 
The entire content of the box
I'm using this mouse on my 13'' Macbook Pro and it works perfectly fine both on OSX, Windows XP and Windows 7. The only downside of this mouse is the scroll wheel, it doesn't roll smoothly but moves in clicks, which is great for gaming, for example changing weapons in FPS's is really great but scrolling through your hard drive, not so great. The mouse also features, two indicator lights, one of which is the entire scroll wheel and the other positioned right between the mouse. These can of course be toggled on and off to save battery life. The smallest (positioned between the mouse buttons) will turn red when there is 25% battery life left and blink red around 10% left.

The Setup

I'm going to show you the windows way first, because if you are going to use this mouse on your mac both on OSX and Bootcamp you will need to setup the mouse for windows first, don't ask me why, but thats just how it is.

Windows

- Click the bluetooth icon in your menubar (bottom right corner)
- Click add bluetooth device.

- Press and hold the four buttons positioned on both sides of the mouse for 5 seconds until the light starts    
  flashing blue
  when its flashing let go and wait for your computer to find the mouse
- Choose the mouse
Your good to go


Mac OSX

- click the apple logo in the top right of your screen
- click system preferences
- click mouse
- press and hold the four buttons positioned on both sides of the mouse for 5 seconds until the light starts
  flashing blue
- when its flashing let go and wait for your mac to find the mouse
- when it says found Razer Orochi click continue 

And there you have it!


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