Which Mouse?: Razer Orochi or Logitech Performance MX?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Alvi, Feb 1, 2011.

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Razer Orochi or Performance MX?

  1. Performance MX

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  2. Razer Orochi

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    50.0%
  1. Alvi macrumors 65816

    Alvi

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    #1
    They both get close to 100$, The Razer Orochi has a bigger focus on gaming and the Logitech Performance MX is more of a Studio Mouse, I don't really do gaming but I do need a good mouse. Both of them are also Hybrid, meaning that you can use them Wirelessly or you can plug the USB Wire in and use them when they charge.
    The single reason I even consider the Orochi is that it has Bluetooth, meaning I can use it on my MacBook Pro without any USB Dongle, while the Performance MX, uses a teeny tiny USB one.
    I will also use them on a PC Desktop on a Glass Desk, where the Logitech wouldn't need a trackpad because it has the Darkfield Sensor that works even on that.

    Which one would you get?

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  2. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    I have the Orochi and it has been excellent. As you pointed out it's bluetooth so that is a big plus. Even though the dongle for the Logitech is small it takes up a USB port that could be used for something else.

    I haven't had any problems with my mouse...it looks slick as well.
     
  3. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

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    MX is a must for me. Glass tracking is essential.

    Plus it is highly customizable.
     
  4. davedee65 macrumors regular

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    I've been using the MX since it was released and I can say for sure that it's the best mouse I've ever had, and I've gone through a few over the years!!
     
  5. Wang Foolio macrumors regular

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    I haven't owned that particular model from Logitech, but that line has been good to me in the past. I have a friend who has one, and he was so happy that he's purchased a ton of Logitech stuff since then (keyboard and speakers). It's funny because I did the same thing about 5 years ago... good mouse led to a gaming keyboard and 5.1 speakers from them :)

    I do own the Orochi, and while it is nice, it's definitely intended for portable gaming and not everyday desktop replacement type use. I have relatively large hands, and the small size of the Orochi is slightly uncomfortable after extended use. For me anyway, obviously that will be different for everyone.

    As you mentioned, the wireless/wired hybrid is awesome. If you lose track of battery life and a wireless mouse dies in the middle of doing something it's a massive pain in the butt, but really not a big deal at all if you can just plug it in and hunt for batteries later :)

    Personally I'm tempted to sell my Orochi to one of my many friends who does lots of gaming on their laptops. I need to find something that is a bit more comfortable for me if I'm spending extended hours gaming on my iMac. Doesn't happen often, but eventually there will be more Starcraft II single player campaigns to play :D
     
  6. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, some may say that the Orochi is small but after all it is a notebook mouse. I find that it complements a laptop very well as opposed to a huge mouse which IMO would look better against an iMac.

    I have fairly large hands as well and have no problems...you will get used to it.
     
  7. Alvi thread starter macrumors 65816

    Alvi

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    Hey guys :) Thanks for your advice, I Finally made my choice, the mouse I had just broke and I Ordered the Performance MX asap.

    I didn't get the Orochi because I'm a bit tired of small mouses, I've been using a small netbook mouse for a while already, one of those that has that little thing that rolls the cord, It's really small and I've been using it for weeks already and was able to stand it.
    However, after an hour I made this thread it broke down so I ended up ordering the Logitech Performance MX.
    The Orochi is very nice but I think I would've given up too much comfort and functionality over Bluetooth, that said I'm really sad that there are only a few Bluetooth mouses out there.
    The Orochi is probably the best one, and after that the Magic Mouse which is a meh for many including me. Apple Mouses are okay for daily usage but not real work like 3D Modeling and etc.
    After I made my order I went to office depot and also bought a Logitech Keyboard that works with the same Unifying technology that only needs a Dongle, my apple keyboard had some Issues with the space bar and I was going to order a wireless one but this one is 20$ Cheaper, It has a Numpad and it's pretty good, It ain't that pretty but It actually is less distracting colorwise when I look at my screen (All my devices on my Desktop are Black)
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  8. galstaph, Feb 1, 2011
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    galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    I see you already chose the performance mx, but I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents. I actually own both of the mice in question. I use the mx on my Mac pro and we use the razor for my wifes laptop. Both are excellent mice, and yes both are more geared toward specific uses IMO. The mx excels as a desktop mouse, I do design work (architecture) and it has performed admirably. The only downside to the mx is the LCC software, which frankly can be glitchy (it works wonderful in windows though). The razor is awesome for the laptop. It comes with a nice small soft case and actually looks good when the USB is plugged in (the mx on the other hand is a little chunky when plugged in). Again the LCC software from razor is behind the windows release, but most things work great. The tracking is of course stellar as it is a gaming mouse, but some functions need to be programed from windows to work right ( if I recall dpi switching is one such case unless they fixed it). Myself I have a vx revolution for my laptop, which, aside from the large dongle, is one of the best mice logitech ever made. Even still I contemplate stealing the razor because it feels nice to use and glides quite nicely (bt is a great feature as well in so small a mouse, something I wish logitech could make better use of). So what am I saying, either of these are great, both will need to be charged on a regular basis (I get 4-6 months on the vx whereas the mx gets a little over a week), just weigh the features you really value and need. The glass tracking is def one area the logitech excels, but it is big and heavier compared to the sleek razor. Perhaps the razor would better be compared to the anywhere mx, seems closer in specs to me
     
  9. chkdg8 macrumors 6502

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    Does the Orochi make use of full Mac macros? In other words, can you button remap? I've been using the MX1000 for almost 6 years now and Logitech's driver are very buggy on my system. I've been meaning to buy the Mamba because I need 7 buttons but Razer is still slacking with a proper dedicated driver for the Mac.
     
  10. hajime macrumors 68030

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    I have been using the Logitech Performance MX. It is very nice.

    You should touch both to find out which one is more comfortable to use.
     
  11. ThaDoggg, Mar 14, 2011
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    ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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  12. mehanika Guest

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    How can you even make a poll of this question?

    Razer is making state of the art gaming equipment, meaning -
    if you are not gaming, you are never going to bet let down, because...it was made not to!

    I never found that Logitech, had the final touch of professionalism.
    It certainly does feel like it just poped out from a random factory in China, but then again - it most likely did.
     
  13. imutter macrumors 6502

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    I have the Razer Mamba and am not even a gamer but rather rough on my mice. I got sick and tired of getting new batteries as well. Love the software it comes and you just adjust it the way you want the settings ..sorry never had the other mouse so I can't tell you about it. I love the Razer Mamba!
     

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