Razer Unveils Its Orochi 2016 Wireless Gaming Mouse

Razer has decided to upgrade its already impressive Orochi notebook gaming mouse in order to make sure that it meets the demanding requirements of modern gamers. The 2016 Orochi by Razer is packed with a plethora of modern technologies that allow it to deliver unprecedented accuracy and battery life, which makes it perfect for those who are used to gaming on-the-go. The mouse is based on a 4G, 8200 DPI laser sensor that provides movement speeds of up to 210 inches per second with 50 G acceleration.

While the Razer Orochi 2016 is a great choice for all games, it shines when it is used in FPS games or MOBA games where accuracy and quick reaction times are critical. Another highlight of this new mouse comes in the form of Bluetooth Low Energy technology that guarantees more than double the battery life when compared to its predecessor. The wireless mouse can be used over 60 hours continuously in gaming mode, which is quite impressive. Its polling rate is 125 Hz in wireless mode, but this can increase dramatically to 1000 Hz in wired mode.

Last but not least, we should mention Razer’s unique Chroma lighting system, which allows the user to choose from 16.8 million available colors for customization purposes. Customizing the mouse’s colors can be done using the Razer Synapse software. When describing this new product, Razer co-founder and CEO, Min-Liang Tan, stated the following:

“With the recent advances in sensor and Bluetooth technology, it was time for us to bring the Orochi up to date, which involved a complete redesign of the entire mouse. We’ve retained the portable form factor and added rubberized side grips, but on the inside is where the big changes have happened. This is a whole new feature-packed mobile gaming mouse.”

Below you will find a list of the mouse’s specifications:

  • Dual wired/wireless Bluetooth 4.0 technology
  • 1,000 Hz Ultrapolling (Wired) / 125 Hz Ultrapolling (Wireless)
  • 1 ms response time (Wired) / 8 ms response time (Wireless)
  • On-The-Fly Sensitivity adjustment
  • 8200 DPI 4G laser sensor
  • 210 inches per second / 50 G acceleration
  • Battery life: Approximately 60 hrs. (continuous gaming) or 7 months (normal usage)
  • Ambidextrous form factor with textured rubber side grips
  • Chroma lighting with true 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Inter-device color synchronization
  • Seven independently programmable buttons
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • 1 m / 3.28 ft. braided fiber USB charging cable
  • Approximate size: 99 mm / 3.90 in. (Length) x 67 mm / 2.64 in. (Width) x 35 mm / 1.38 in. (Height)
  • Approximate weight: 110 g / 0.24 lbs.
  • 2 x AA batteries

The Orochi 2016 will become available worldwide starting October 2015, and it will carry a price tag of  €84.99 or $69.99. Will you be buying one?

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Razer Buys OUYA’s Software Assets

After it managed to raise its value to a cool $1 billion, Razer has announced its very first acquisition: the software assets of OUYA – a well-known Android gaming platform for the TV. As a result, OUYA users will soon be offered a steady migration path to the Forge TV micro-console and Serval controller, as Razer wants these users to bring their accounts, controllers and games to the Cortex TV platform. Furthermore, the company also seeks to add multiple new games to the recently acquired Android platform by investing significantly in various development and publisher programs. The OUYA store will be re-launched as Cortex for Android TV in due time, and even though Razer has no interest in OUYA hardware, it will publish Android TV content and Android TV console games as a separate interest under the OUYA moniker.

The transaction itself was closed on June 12, 2015, but no exact details were disclosed. Razer’s Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan stated the following:

“Razer has a long-term vision for Android TV and Android-based TV consoles, such as the Xiaomi Mi Box and Alibaba Tmall Box, to which OUYA already publishes. OUYA’s work with game developers, both triple A and indies, went a long way in bringing Android games to the living room and Razer intends to further that work. This acquisition is envisaged to usher more developers and content to the Android TV platform.”

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You Can Now Buy the Razer Tartarus Chroma Gaming Keypad

The Razer Tartarus Chroma is one of the best (and one of the most expensive) gaming keypads available on the market right now, and from the looks of it, it might actually be worth every penny. This thing comes with no less than 25 anti-ghosted keys that can be programmed individually according to your own needs and preferences. Apart from the keys themselves, the gamepad also comprises an 8-way thumb-pad that ensures great maneuverability. As you can probably imagine, the Razer Tartarus Chrome is a great choice for MMORPGs or real-time strategy games, as it offers a much more comfortable and user-friendly alternative to conventional keyboards.

For improved comfort, the peripheral features an adjustable wrist rest, which is always a welcomed addition for those prolonged gaming sessions. When it comes to looks, the rightfully named Chroma ensures access to a full spectrum of 16.8 million color alternatives, and that’s great if you’re really looking to set the mood. The device also includes a few preloaded lighting effects, all of which can be programmed with no effort at all thanks to Razer Synapse.

As with most Razer products, the Tartarus Chroma was designed to provide you with an edge in gaming, and even though it might require a bit of getting used to, it is definitely superior to most gaming keyboards.

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