The Razer Orichi isn’t particularly cheap, clocking in at £64.99, it’s certainly not the most affordable wireless mouse, but then again it wasn’t designed to be affordable. With high-end hardware and a quality sensor, this is every bit a serious gaming mouse and given the range of features, it’s pretty decent value for money in the end.
The Orichi is certainly a break from the norm when it comes to gaming mice. I’ve seen so many in the office over the years and many are quite similar, with a larger design, lots of buttons and typically, they’re wired and made for gaming. The Orichi breaks that mould be shrinking everything down, making it a great solutions for those who travel a lot. If you’ve got a slim laptop or ultrabook, chances are you have an equally slim and compact bag for it, so lugging around a chunky mouse seems illogical at best. The Orichi is super easy to store and the little zip up pouch that comes included will help keep it free from scratches when you’re on your travels.
Of course, the Orichi is just as well suited to being used at home, some people just prefer a smaller design, especially if you use a fingertip grip. The lightweight design, especially if you have the batteries removed makes it super fast and nimble, even on thicker cloth gaming surfaces; this provides a lot of benefits to twitchy FPS gameplay. Being able to use the mouse wirelessly certainly has its benefits, so long as you have a Bluetooth radio on your device, although most notebooks and many newer motherboards have this feature, so that shouldn’t be an issue. I do prefer using wired myself, but at least the Orichi comes bundled with a cable to allow you to reap the benefits of faster response times, as well as not having to rely on the batteries.
The tiny form factor certainly hasn’t hit the performance, as the high-end sensor, premium grade swtiches and featured packed software are right on par with what we’ve come to expect from any other mouse in the rather sizable Razer gaming range.
- Lightweight design
- Great for claw/fingertip grips
- Wireless (via Bluetooth) or wired (USB)
- Batteries included in box
- Feature packed software
- Fully programmable buttons
- Ambidextrous design
- RGB lighting
- The price is a little high, but given the range of features and the performance, it’s reasonably justified
“Gaming on the go or at home, free from wires or directly connected with USB, left of right-handed, and fully programmable buttons – The Orichi certainly has a lot of options to suit your needs, making it a versatile tool for any gamer!”
Thank you Razer for providing us with this sample.