Orochi Razor good?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by gyus, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. gyus macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2007
    I am thinking about the Razor mouse - since it has bluetooth. Could anyone who has this mouse comment on the the scroll wheel operation? Is it smooth or stiff and notchy, ie specifically geared toward weapon switching in games?

    I tried out the Microsoft bluetooth 5000 and while is a good mouse (connectivity is great, no jitters) the scroll wheel is SO stiff and notchy that I consistently keep activating expose by mistake, usually when scrolling through a web page or document. (I usually have expose set for scroll wheel click). This is so frustrating that I its a deal breaker for me.

    I hope to hear that the wheel on the orochi is an easy spinner ! BT mice are becoming rare.
  2. gyus thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Just an update I decided to try out the orochi razor. The scroll wheel resistance is good and it fits my hand a much more comfortably than the MS BT 5000 mouse. But the biggest problem is the studder (this is a deal breaker). The mouse seems to go into sleep mode in about 3 sec and when you try to move it the pointer will shoot across the screen and studder temporarily. Ive downloaded the most recent drivers from their website and made sure that the razors firmware was the most recent. Still having this issue. If orochi could just make an option to allow you to toggle this function the mouse would be outstanding.

    Very frustrated if there are any suggestions...
  3. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2010
    Peterborough, Canada
    I have the same mouse and yes it does go to sleep after about 3 seconds. But honestly I have gotten used to it and don't notice it anymore.
  4. muttonhead411 macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2008
    I love my orochi, its been a comfortable BT mouse to use for both general computing as well as gaming. Studder only happens when its on bluetooth, but as the previous poster said, you get used to it after a while. I usually use the mouse in wired mode (unless I am on the go) in which the studder problem doesnt present itself at all.

    Build quality is great, and if coupled with a mousepad and batteries gives you a great resistance/weight ratio for a portable mouse. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quality BT mouse. Nothing else on the market imo has come close.
  5. gyus thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2007
    So I just paid top dollar for a bluetooth mouse, that build wise is nice, but doesn't perform wirelessly without significant lag. Razors CS response (as per their KB) is to just use it plugged in, which defeats the purpose of their product.

    And people using it, acknowledge the lag and essentially "get used it".

    This is not good.
  6. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    Amazing companies can still ship wireless mice with lag. Its not a new technology and most firms manage to make them without problems. You do wonder who they get to test stuff sometimes.
  7. gyus thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Seriously does anyone know of a fix for the stutter, outside of plugging in the mouse?
  8. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
    It's hardware-related, so there's no easy software fix to it. Only way it's fixed is through soldering crap onto the mouse, and you don't want that ;)
  9. iSayuSay macrumors 68030


    Feb 6, 2011
    If only we can manage sleep time through the software they bundled with. 10 or 20 seconds sleep time seems more reasonable. Yes it´s going to consume battery faster, but much more comfortable.

    Anyway .. I got a question about Orochi, IF I use some rechargeable battery like Enerloop, would it recharge the battery if I use wired mode? Or still I have to empty the shell and recharge them outside?
  10. kamuix macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2011
    I don't think the batteries would charge cause if you were to use regular disposable batteries and the mouse tried to charge those, it would explode. So I believe that the batteries would need to be removed and charged.

    The razor naga is nice if you willing to put up with a wire. I've set up macros for shortcuts on mac.
  11. aeneid macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2011
    I actually use this: http://store.razerzone.com/store/raz...oryId.35210600
    I find it great. No problems. And as for the wire, I have no issues. It's a long cable, so I've just ran it behind my desk. Since it is a gaming mouse you don't really want to use bluetooth. Or any wireless mouse for the reason that it lags. Just get a cable mouse, and then get a wireless mouse for everyday use. Don't be so stubborn for being advanced. There's a reason people still game with wired mice. Not a big deal. Plus Razer is having a sale right now on most mice.

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