Razer Orochi Mouse - the newest entrant into the world of Bluetooth mice

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  1. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Release info here - will do a review on my blog here eventually.

    Anyhow, I really hope that this can offer some improvement into the world of bluetooth mice. I know some people have better luck than I do, but regardless of brand (including the mighty mouse, logitech v470, kensington, and a couple others), I find bluetooth mice to have a far inferior tracking speed. I might pick this one up so hopefully it's an improvement!
     
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    If it's by Razer I would hope that aside from their Pro|Click mouse (which I own and kinda like) they would have better tracking speed. They seem to be geared towards gaming and tracking speed is key.
     
  3. spaceballl thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yep I agree - the only thing that "scares" me regarding tracking speed is the dual-mode nature of it. You can run either USB or bluetooth. Slightly concerned that BT will suck and USB will be great.
     
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    I don't trust Razor mice on Macs. The one I had would constantly double click and double right click on one of my Macs.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Good point. If USB is awesome and BT sucks then what's the point?

    You should try another because your issue sounds as though it is isolated.
     
  6. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, but I really needed a wireless mouse to begin with and the MM is perfect for my needs (for the few times I'm outside of Plex on my Mini ;) )
     
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    Yeah, I saw this on a couple of tech sites recently as well.

    spaceballl, you should post back on here after you review the mouse. I'd like to know how the responsiveness compares to USB wireless mice.

    Razer's selling it as a gaming mouse, unlike the Pro-Click, so I'm guessing they've done something to account for the lag.

    If you test under Windows, can you post which stack?

    Thanks. Looking forward to your review.
     
  9. spaceballl thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yes - it will work w/ any computer with bluetooth 2.0... so you're covered!
     
  10. Fujin11 macrumors newbie

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    but I'd have to install the drivers in vista right?
     
  11. spaceballl thread starter macrumors 68030

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    not really sure - i was speaking about OS X.
     
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    It looks to be very small...I like a larger mouse (MS Laser Mouse 6000 or Logitech MX-Revolution) to keep hand cramp at a minimum
     
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    Off hand, I'd say the Orochi looks to have the Logitech G9/VX Nano/VX Revo type proportions. With a fat back end, they feel a lot bigger than they are.
     
  14. spaceballl thread starter macrumors 68030

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    that's because it is being targeted as a travel mouse
     
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    You haven't happen to bought the mouse? :) I'm quite interested in this one if it's working well (tracking precision and lag).

    Before my current MX518 I had a DeathAdder (non Mac ed.) and it really sucked in Mac OS X.. the tracking precision was awfully bad.

    I'd like the idea of jumping onto the BT track, wireless without a dongle is nice. Let's hope Razer is up for the task!
     
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    Will it require a use of a dongle? because i have no usb drives to spare
     
  17. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    Razer Orochi Bluetooth Mouse.
     
  18. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    I've never got on with BT mice because of input lag. I don't expect this mouse to be any better, but I'll hold my breath!
     
  19. virusvince macrumors newbie

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    email from razer usa

    just got an email from razer regarding razer orochi.... according to them, they do not have any drivers for this product that would work for mac :mad::mad::mad: it's really disappointing.
     
  20. gianly1985 macrumors 6502a

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    The only razer mouse with official OSX DRIVERS + CONTROL CENTER is the excellent razer deathadder Mac Edition, that I own. I hope for a Razer Orochi Mac Edition, it is really the perfect wireless mouse for a MacbookPro, in a world of stinking 3-buttons bt mice (except radtech but i don't trust them, I only buy major brand mice).
    If no drivers are provided, we will use Steermouse universal drivers (20$).
     
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    RadTech makes excellent, high quality gear as far as I'm concerned. The MacTruck is is one of the better hardcase solutions for adverse environment travel.

    Haven't used their mice though.
     
  22. CTechKid macrumors regular

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    I've always wanted 7 programmable buttons on my compact and portable ready travel mouse. :rolleyes:
     
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    I just bought the Mamba and it is great, everything works awesome and I love the side buttons for exose and for hiding windows. In Windows it works awesome and couldn't love it more.

    ChrisN
     
  24. virusvince macrumors newbie

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    did it work well with the mac os? what drivers did u use? tnx
     
  25. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    With most Razer mice with onboard memory, you don't need special drivers in OS X. You can program the mouse in Windows, save the profile, then it'll work fine in OS X when you change profiles. You just have to make sure your mouse buttons are set correctly.

    That said, it works well with SteerMouse.
     

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