Razer Ouroboros Elite Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse (RZ01-00770100-R3U1)

Razer Ouroboros Elite Customizable Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse

Product Features

  • Customizable Ambidextrous Ergonomics
  • 8200dpi 4G Dual Sensor System
  • 1m Gaming Grade Wireless Connectivity

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About Dragon Mystic

I fell in love with dragons when I read Tea With the Black Dragon, and never looked back. Not the clunky winged Medieval dragons that ate cows, the graceful Asian dragons that could fly without wings. Later I discovered the elegant Welsh dragons, red and white, as described by R.J. Stewart in his books on the historical Merlin.
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3 Responses to Razer Ouroboros Elite Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse (RZ01-00770100-R3U1)

  1. DoucheBaggins says:

    Very solid wireless gaming mouse with some modularity After using this thing for about a week, I have to say that this was a fitting replacement for my old RAT 7 which more or less became unusable after about a year when the sensors became very inconsistent. I’ll break down my review into the following and will be comparing it closely to the RAT series from Mad Catz as its by far the closest alternative already available on the market:Packaging: as is the case with most of Razer’s flagship products, the packing is slick and done in similar form to the Mamba wireless, with the Ouroboros shown prominently in a plastic display case shaped into a large cube. The attached materials are standard Razer fare and the box itself is definitely eye-catching. However, the practicality of it is rather limited as given the only alternate parts on the mouse consist of 2 side-panels, there is no small metallic storage case like the RAT 7 which means you’ll have to either keep them in the bottom of the large cube which can be a hassle or put them somewhere else instead and risk losing one of them. This is a small issue but I would have hoped for a small travelling pouch of some sort to have come with the thing especially given that the overall price tag is on the very high end of what one could spend on a mouse today.Appearance, Form and Comfort: Although the primary configuration of the Ouroboros can come off as a complete ripoff of the RAT at first glance. There are a few subtle but important points to of differentiation. First, the replacement side panels of the Ouroboros allow you to change the ergonomics of the mouse to a more traditional one, without the trademark thumb and pinkie holders of the RAT which will be very appealing to users that either find them to be uncomfortable or prefer the simpler and more streamlined look that it offers (with the holderless panels attached, the mouse resembles something that’s much more along the lines of the traditional Razer look and comes across very similarly to the Razer Taipan in both shape and button placement). Second, unlike the RAT mice the Ouroboros is completely symmetrical, meaning that with a few firmware configurations the mouse can be easily adapted for use by left-handed gamers who may appreciate the ability to use a wireless mouse that also offers the option for ergonomics similar to a RAT. The Ouroboros also fits comfortably in my grip and I experienced no discomfort during extended periods of usage (note: I use a more traditional grip so people who grip their mice like a claw may want to seek some information elsewhere.)Modularity and Button Placement: Aside from the changeable side panels, the mouse can also be modified to change its general length, giving users some options to find a better fit for their hands. The mouse also comes with squeezable side buttons on both sides which can be disabled by locking them with two switches on the bottom. They can be used in games to simulate the sensitivity lowering “snipe button” that’s found on the RAT 7 although I found its use to be slightly more awkward at first. People who tend to squeeze their mice really hard on the side will also have a big problem with this as you’ll constantly set off the buttons when you don’t want to so keep that in consideration as it means you’ll likely have to keep these buttons locked at all times. Depending on the configuration you choose, you can end up with anywhere between 10-12 buttons which is significant although I can’t speak for how effectively placed all of them are as I tend to not use more then 4-5 buttons when gaming. It may help to look at some reviews for the Taipan as the button placements for the two mice are again, fairly similar. Overall, its less modular than the RAT as it doesn’t come with the 3 different sets of palm and pinkie rests that the RAT offers and there is no way to increase/decrease weight which is a definitely strong point of the RAT series. With that being said the switching of panels is easy and quickly done through a magnet system that feels sturdy and the one set of panels that you can switch on changes the ergonomics of the mouse much more radically than the RAT does in my opinion so it more or less comes down to what you value more.Performance: As far as wireless mice go, this thing did not disappoint and was probably the best wireless mice I’ve used since my old Logitech MX rev. Response times were great and overall I couldn’t notice any significant differences between wired and wireless modes. The Ouroboros uses a standard AA battery (it comes with a rechargeable one) and is said to offer up to 12 hours of continuous use although I think 6-8 is probably a much more realistic number. The use of batteries instead of a lithium-ion battery pack seems a little cheap especially considering the cost of the mice but it’s probably a smarter decision in the long run since its much easier to replace the AA then have to order in a replacement pack. Overall, the…

  2. A. Stephens says:

    Not a bad mouse I just picked this mouse up yesterday and after about 4-5 hours of use I have come to the conclusion that I am happy with my purchase.The first thing I will point out is that this mouse is very customizable. You can adjust it both in terms of ergonomics and button customizations. The battery life seems pretty decent and the mouse overall seems very responsive. If your willing to spend $130 on a mouse, this is a good choice. However if you are looking for a mouse with more button customizations the “Naga” is probably the mouse for you. I chose this mouse because its a little more comfortable and it still has a decent amount of button customizations (6 total). The only reason I didn’t give this product 5 stars is because of the hefty price tag.

  3. Mark says:

    A bit early to tell, but some comments from a new user I was able to find one of these at BeastBuy – had been looking for some time and expect Amazon will have it soon enough.From an industrial design perspective, this mouse is amazing. It just looks great. The way it sits on the stand is a little annoying (takes a bit of alignment to click it on the charger), but it really looks sweet. The lights are cool, although they don’t seem as bright as the images I’ve seen online (even at the brightest setting). Obviously, that hardly matters for functionality.To be clear, I’ve only been using the Ouroboros for a few hours. I’ve been using a Corsair M90 for a short time which I have grown accustomed to over just a few days. I’m hoping the same will happen with the Ouroboros. I’ll make some comparisons between the two for reference. I was using a microsoft cabled laser mouse up until about a month ago.On the Ouroboros, button layout is pretty good. I don’t think I’ll be using the right side buttons, but the left side buttons are much more usable than the M90 where they are all too close together. The M90 has 9 buttons on the left side. I use two, so the two + one on the left side of the Ouroboros are perfect.The pinky and thumb rests are comfortable. You can go wide or slimmer or omit them completely. I don’t really care for the feel of the pinky/thumb rest as buttons. They’re too mushy and don’t give enough feedback to figure out if you clicked them or not. Also, I suspect I would accidentally click them too often in the heat of a game.The palm rest is adjustable which is nice, although mine rocks and seems to have some up and down play in it which seems like a bad thing. I find the mouse to be comfortable, although I like the Corsair better at this point. This may just be because it’s early or because there are too many options on the ouroboros, but it feels like it is either too long or too short. I don’t seem to be able to find the “just right” for the length of the mouse.I have been charging the mouse on the stand for hours and the mouse charging indicator never stops flashing although the desk transmitter did. The manual says they should both stop when the mouse is fully charged. I tried the direct usb connection as well and the mouse continues to charge. Maybe it’s because I’m going through a powered hub. Either way, a bit disconcerting since the synapse software shows that it is fully charged.The software configurability is better than the Corsair M90 software. It does seem to support macros with both keypresses and mouse presses. The m90 software did not support a button using a mouse press and keypress as a macro so you had to pick one or the other.I’m having a harder time getting the DPI and mouse accelerator working to a level I’m happy with versus the M90. I may have just gotten lucky on the M90 settings, although I think it just has DPI settings and not DPI + mouse acceleration. I’m still trying to get the right levels on the Ouroboros.I’m not sure what else is out there to compete with it. I don’t like the look of the R.A.T. mice as much as I like the Ouroboros. The M90 was a stop gap for me since the Ouroboros was not available for purchase. I’ll come back and update this in a week or two with which mouse I end up using as my prime.Some Additions:1) The direct USB cable attachement did eventually allow the mouse to finish charging completely. The base did as well.2) The Synapse 2.0 software seems to lose my mouse settings some times – that could get annoying fast. Had to drop the rating to three stars. Every time the mouse sleeps the settings for “performance” (DPI) are reset. I’ve seen the settings reset/lost on reboot as well.3) Battery life seems pretty anemic. Not a huge problem, but it seems like I’m recharging often (almost daily)EDIT: August 2013 – Ouroboros email from Razer made me revisit the amazon page. I gave up on this mouse due to Synapse annoyances. Running my (egads! wired) m90 full-time. Will have to retry the Synapse software to see if it’s improved.

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