Razer unveils adjustable mouse with 8200 DPI sensor

Well, Razer definitely isn’t messing around. The company’s new Ouroboros wireless mouse carries a $129.99 price tag, features an 8200-DPI sensor, and is both ambidextrous and fully adjustable to fit the user’s grip. It looks pretty impressive, too, like some sort of cross between a gaming mouse and a stealth fighter jet:

Razer says the Ouroboros has three adjustments. The palm rest can be moved by up to 0.9" to suit different hand sizes, the back tilt angle can be adjusted to improve support, and there are two included side panels that allow the mouse to accommodate "claw, palm or hybrid grip styles." In those respects, the device shares common traits with Cyborg’s Rat 7—except the Razer device winds up looking less like an Autobot by tucking its knobs and adjustments away. The Ouroboros is ambidextrous, too, while the Rat 7 is for righties only.

Oh, and the Ouroboros is wireless. It draws power from a single AA battery and features a wireless connection with a purported latency of just 1 ms. Razer promises at least 12 hours of continuous "drag-free, lag-less play."

Other amenities include a "built-in dpi clutch trigger button" (which users can push to reduce tracking sensitivity temporarily), a pair of back and forward buttons on both sides of the mouse, and a charging cradle. You’ll be able to find the Ouroboros in stores starting next quarter. You can browse the gallery below for more images.

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    • HisDivineOrder
    • 7 years ago

    Razer continues to go off the rails. It’s like they’re not content to just keep updating the few products they get truly right (with the exception of the Naga that seems to be updated every six months).

    • vargis14
    • 7 years ago

    1st of all i want one, but $130 is pretty dang steep. I have been using my imperator a a lot between 2 systems since it tracks so well on a mouse pad or a bed comforter.
    12 hours is long enough for me, but gosh either they are running too many leds in it or that 8200dpi sensor sucks power like a mofo or it might have a super high polling rate.

    I like my mouses big and support my large hands, the imperator does not do that well at all but it is accurate with adjustable thumb and dpi.

    I hope they make it in blue also…….it wont match my Razer BlackWidow Ultimate keyboard.

    • Airmantharp
    • 7 years ago

    I went digging for a high-sensitivity mouse when noticing that my G500’s 5700DPI sensor wasn’t ‘fine’ enough for BF3 at 2560×1600. Moving the mouse around, even when set to the highest sensitivity, caused ‘stuttering’.

    I picked up Steelseries’ Sensei without very high expectations, but so far it’s impressed me.

    It’s light like a gaming mouse should be (the weights for my G5 and G500 stay in their case) and tracks better than the G500, but the shape is a little wide in the rear and the mouse-wheel is unimpressive. Still, it’s on my gaming rig where I do little browsing, so it works for me.

    We’ll see how long it lasts!

    • TurtlePerson2
    • 7 years ago

    Reminds me of a Vasudan fighter from the Freespace games.

    • gmskking
    • 7 years ago

    Get off the PC for a while…

    • Bensam123
    • 7 years ago

    Definitely looks like a Rat, but really adjustable designs always do. I’m still waiting for them to upgrade their other ambidextrous mice so I can finally upgrade from my Lachesis.

    The DPI is most definitely ridiculously high, but the thing that catches my attention most of all is the 1ms latency. If this is over bluetooth that seems highly unlikely. 1ms response time is what you get over USB.

      • Airmantharp
      • 7 years ago

      That, and unless they’re using some special frequency all their own, interference is going to cause latency issues as well.

      Even today, it’s not a ‘pure’ gaming mouse if it doesn’t have a wire. Also, you’re a lefty? That explains a lot :).

        • Bensam123
        • 7 years ago

        Yeah… The difference in response time could easily be because you inserted the bluetooth module in the rear USB slots instead of the front ones too.

        I really would like to know what they’re using on this or if this is just a blatant lie. Cause I would trade my wired mouse for a wireless one if this was true.

        No, I’m not a lefty, but I palm my mice and move them around inside my palm instead of sitting on top of the mouse and moving my whole hand. Razers ambidextrous mice are a perfect fit. I’ve tried Logitechs G9 I believe it is, but it didn’t feel right.

      • Bensam123
      • 7 years ago

      Actually they do, it’s called the Taipan. It just looks different from a Lachesis. The dimensions are almost identical though.

      Just bought one with the 15% off quickdraw codes (from yesterday) on Newegg.

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 7 years ago

    This is such a direct rip I can’t honor razor with more money after my last mouse failing so bad after only 1 year of use.

    • Goty
    • 7 years ago

    So it’s just a less-adjustable Cyborg R.A.T. 9 without the inclusion of an extra battery?

    • Chrispy_
    • 7 years ago

    <Insert obligatory build-quality comment here>

    Razer or Logitech – they fail within the warranty period. I didn’t really care when mice cost $30 but at over $100 I expect them to last longer. I’m trying a Corsair next, I think – My G9x is out of warranty in two months (and I’m on my second RMA thanks to button failures). I had lots of bad things to say about my Deathadder, Razer stopped making decent hardware after the Diamondback.

      • Cannonaire
      • 7 years ago

      I’m still using my Razer Copperhead, which I got when they first came out. The thing has been great all these years, though the finish on the buttons has started to peel a bit.

        • Oberon
        • 7 years ago

        Same story here, but with a Logitech G5. People read one or two stories (or, more rarely, have a personal experience) and automatically assume EVERY product made by a company is junk.

          • Duck
          • 7 years ago

          I have a G5 and it’s crap. The mouse wheel is pure trash and has a design flaw that you can read up about if you don’t believe me.

            • Waco
            • 7 years ago

            I just recently stopped using my G5 after a few years…never had a single issue with it.

            • Oberon
            • 7 years ago

            Congratulations, you’re one of those people I was talking about. I’ve been using my G5 for roughly six years or so now and I’ve never had a single problem with it. Please continue telling me how it’s crap.

            • Duck
            • 7 years ago

            The mouse wheel is pure trash and has a design flaw that you can read up about if you don’t believe me.

            • Oberon
            • 7 years ago

            *scrolls through page*

            Works for me.

            • Duck
            • 7 years ago

            Did it not occur to you that maybe you don’t have a 1st revision mouse?

            Anyway, what you are saying doesn’t contradict me. It works for you doesn’t mean it doesn’t have the design flaw.

            • Oberon
            • 7 years ago

            Did it not occur to you that not specifying the first revision (which is no longer sold) doesn’t really have a bearing on the reputation of the product as a whole?

            I’m sorry that you are so very wrong.

            • Duck
            • 7 years ago

            “not specifying the first revision doesn’t have a bearing on the reputation of the product” huh??

            ummm I can’t really explain it any clearer than I have. It’s cute you think I’m wrong.

            • Chrispy_
            • 7 years ago

            Is it the “really stiff click” issue that affects loads of G-series Logitech mice whieels?

            Annoyed me, but I put up with it because the rest of the mouse was okay and I’ve yet to find a perfect mouse.

      • shank15217
      • 7 years ago

      what do you do, sit on your mouse? I’ve never had a mouse die on me in the last 15 years.

        • Chrispy_
        • 7 years ago

        All of my dead mice looked like new. I never move them between machines, they sit on a desk, they get pushed around a mousepad and clicked. I’m not he-man, I don’t ever throw hardware around in a fit of rage.

        By comparison, I still have a working 1999 Razer Boomslang from my Q3A days and I have the beige, 1st-gen MS Wheel Mouse Optical which I bought to try and replace it with new-fangled “optical” tech. I have never stopped using the WMO, even thouh I stopped gaming with it; It’s still on my desk at work and I’ve been using it for 45 hours a week for nine years.

        It’s not that I break things, it’s just Logitech and Razer products fail. I regret the day when the left-click of my MX300 mouse died (I can possibly blame Diablo II for that one). They sent me an MX310 instead and the reduction in the build quality was unforgettable. Razer went through a noticeable build-quality drop. If you have never held an original (balled) Boomslang you have no right to complain about mice, since you’re missing vital history on the subject.

          • Duck
          • 7 years ago

          No one ever seams to recommend the Mionix Naos 3200. From the research I’ve done, it seems to be about the most ideal mouse currently on the market. Although I wish it had a much more aggressive ergonomic slope of about 50 degrees.

          • l33t-g4m3r
          • 7 years ago

          Solution? Don’t buy razer (overpriced junk), and read reviews. Oftentimes the middle of the road mice and less popular brands are better choices than a $150 razer wastoid. You know what they say about learning from mistakes…

            • Chrispy_
            • 7 years ago

            Yep. Deathadder [b<]was[/b<] a mistake; Comfy but flawed design or manufacturing problems: Everything "rubbed" after a while. The primary buttons rubbed the wheel, the thumb buttons rubbed the shell, the shell rubbed the mousemat, and the whole mouse creaked from new as a sign of poor manufacturing tolerances - If something creaks from new, it's because parts that should line up don't quite line up.

      • l33t-g4m3r
      • 7 years ago

      Nope. My 518 still works, and I’ve had no problems with the G500, other than paint wearing off. The 518 was better in that regard.

      There was ONE failure I experienced, which was a G7 (recalled) and logitech not only replaced it once with another wireless model, but replaced that one with a g500 when I decided I didn’t like the new wireless model.

        • Chrispy_
        • 7 years ago

        All my Logitech failures are microswitches and…. oh.

        I did some really simple maths. Let’s say 30 clicks a minute for six hours a day. Your one-million clicks typical microswitch lifetime gets used up in under three years. Now, I’m pretty sure that games like Diablo, any RTS, even some casual games burn through far more than 30 clicks a minute. Pro SC2 players end up with 200-400 apm, and whilst I’m no pro, I’ve played a lot of Starcraft II.

        WTB new switch technology plox 😐

      • Airmantharp
      • 7 years ago

      The only Razer product I own is the Blackwidow Ultimate, and it’s rock-solid.

      Haven’t had a Logitech mouse ever break on me, nor do I hear about them breaking often- and those that do use Logitech’s warranty seem to have been very satisfied.

    • Usacomp2k3
    • 7 years ago

    Only 12 hours? That’s not much. What would be really cool would be to include 2 batteries in a cartridge system. One would always be on the dock, charging, and whenever the battery gets low, just drop out the old cartridge and pop in the new, a la pistol. That would be slick.

      • Farting Bob
      • 7 years ago

      Are they serious? 12 hours for a wireless mouse that isnt USB chargeable is insanely low. I get that this mouse has headline grabbing, completely unnecessary DPI settings but if your going to make a wireless mouse with a higher power usage than my smartphone, dont use AA batteries, make it easy to charge while using it via USB so you are never without a mouse just because you forgot to charge some more batteries every night.

      • l33t-g4m3r
      • 7 years ago

      That was logitech’s G7, and it was recalled. Was a nice mouse though.

      • Bensam123
      • 7 years ago

      Neat idea, I suppose you could just implement this with a battery charger too… and extend the battery like with some lithium batteries… For the smart geek.

    • Star Brood
    • 7 years ago

    While I love the thought of being able to adjust a mouse to fit my needs, paying a premium to be able to do so equivelant to the cost of a graphics card is discouraging. The Razer DeathAdder may not be right for everyone but it fits my hand like a glove. I think people should simply pick from a mouse that’s already fit for their needs – the only way to justify this kind of price to me is if different people are using the computer. But then someone who buys this kind of mouse probably never leaves their computer, so the point is moot.

    Razer should focus on bringin the cost of the Razer Blade down to more competitive levels.

      • krazyredboy
      • 7 years ago

      I can understand where you are coming from. However, I think, for many people, getting out and trying a whole bunch of mice, for two minutes, while in a store, somewhere, doesn’t really allow you to get comfortable with it. I’ve done this before, myself, where I’ve gone out and purchased a nice mouse (a MX518, followed by a G7), after feeling them in the store and though they were both great mice, I would eventually get fatigued, from using them extensively. So, they were great for short amounts of use, but just not good enough for long periods spent behind the computer. I have the R.A.T. 7, now, and have been perfectly happy with it. It conforms more fully to my hand and allows me to use it longer, without nearly as much fatigue. However, this is after playing with its different adjustments, over the course of several hours and a couple of days. Something I could not have done with the other two, most recent, mice that I have had.

      I agree, the prices are quite high, but, in the case of my current mouse, it has been well worth the price, just for the sheer comfort.

    • blastdoor
    • 7 years ago

    I’m sure my 7 year old nephew would think that looks real cool. Too bad he doesn’t have $130 to spend on mice.

    (n-(n-1))th post)

      • yogibbear
      • 7 years ago

      I am thumbing you down once for the first post and mentally hitting you with a smelly trout for trying to be smart about it.

        • blastdoor
        • 7 years ago

        I had some really nice pan fried trout in Branson, MO last week…

        • NeelyCam
        • 7 years ago

        Damn, tough audience

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