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Razer launches the super-light Orochi V2 wireless mouse with up to 950 hours of battery life

The new Orochi V2. (Source: Razer)
The new Orochi V2. (Source: Razer)
Razer's latest wireless mouse has a renewed design that is, as the OEM claims, ideal for various grip or handling types used for gaming. It also features its brand's second-gen mechanical switches, as well as its 5G optical sensor. However, the Orochi V2's most eye-catching spec is probably its ultra-long battery life, even if Razer has settled on a slightly unexpected way to deliver it.

Razer has just announced the Orochi V2, a new wireless mouse with its OEM's HyperSpeed tech for a Bluetooth Low Energy connection, which, together with the 5G optical sensor seen in other products of the Naga or Viper lines, has at least a shot of measuring up to some wired counterparts.

The sensor confers a sensitivity of up to 18,000 DPI on the Orochi V2. It also shares 2nd-gen mechanical switches, rated to withstand up to 60 million clicks during their lifetime, with other Razer siblings. However, it does feature something that not many mice from this brand have, which is a symmetrical design.

Razer asserts that this shape has been developed so that the V2 might be compatible with a "wide variety" of gamer hand-sizes and grip types. They include palm, claw or hybrid, which are also apparently catered to with the increased height of the new mouse's main slope, although its left & right buttions are found lower down than usual.

The new accessory also boasts optimal (according to Razer, anyway) side-button placement and a thumb-groove contour. The OEM did not go into its wheel in such fine detail in the course of presenting the second-gen Orochi, although it does definitely have one.

Razer claims that the Orochi V2 can stay on for up to 950 hours on end (albeit on Bluetooth alone). This is thanks not to a USB type C port or anything like that, but through the ability to install AA or AAA batteries. This odd choice might have something to do with the peripheral's ~60 gram (g) total weight.

The new wireless (and also RGB-less) mouse will come in black or white (sorry, Mercury) and is to be priced at US$69.99 or €79.99 on its imminent release to retail.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-04-27 (Update: 2021-04-28)