Razer Ouroboros Wired/Wireless Gaming Mouse
The Razer Ouroboros gaming mouse uses either wired or wireless technology to keep you in the game and working hard when not playing.
Ease of Use, Performance: 4/5
Look & Feel: 4/5
How much I enjoy: 5/5
Recommendation: 4/5 Stars
The Razer Ouroboros Gaming Mouse features Razer Synapse technology for online settings wherever you can connect to the internet. Synapse is a great cloud based system that saves all Razer settings for Razer peripherals that have settings for always available download to your peripheral.
This comes in extremely handy when wanting to move your peripheral to another computer so you only have to connect to the Razer servers for a quick settings download. Synapse also has all your peripheral drivers so you have a one stop shop for all your Razer software.
The Razer Ouroboros is a customizable gaming mouse that is ambidextrous so left handed use is always an option and the sides are removable. The Ouroboros comes with two sets of removable side panels with one having a platform for your finger while the other is flat.
The Ouroboros has a movable palm piece that can adjust for height and move the palm closer or further from the body of the mouse. With the adjustments you can make the body of the mouse as comfortable as you want and for the best grip for gaming and regular computer use.
The Razer Synapse has customizable settings for acceleration and polling rate for a customizable cursor movement in gaming and general computer use. The polling rate and acceleration is adjustable from the mouse itself using the two buttons behind the scroll wheel by default.
You can use Synapse to change button assignments and assign any keyboard key, key combination or macros to any of the eleven buttons of the Ouroboros. Macros allow you to assign buttons along with timing to create a button combination that is useful in some games.
The Razer Ouroboros not only works well for gaming but for image editing or other complex programs due to the smooth and accurate cursor movement and the customizable features. The Ouroboros uses either the wired connection using a USB cable or wireless RF connection with the transmitter/receiver as part of the dock.
The Ouroboros has a removable but rechargeable AA battery that is charged using the RF receiver base but the battery is not needed if you use the USB cable. The rechargeable battery is needed if you want to go wireless but I found that setting the mouse on the stand does take a few seconds.
The stand is flat and angled with two contacts on it that fit the receptacle on the base but there is nothing to aid in positioning the mouse on the stand except the two contacts. I am actually kind of surprised Razer did not take this small point into consideration when designing the mouse as they usually avoid design issues like this.
The Razer mouse also has a three bar LED to indicate battery strength right on the mouse with the battery offering about 12 hours of continued use. This mouse has about everything you could want including the huge advantage of in the cloud settings which are available from any internet connection.
The Razer Ouroboros performs very well and would come as a high recommendation except for the price which is high for a computer peripheral. The Ouroboros costs about $150 which for a mouse is about the highest I have seen to date but not the most expensive from Razer or for other brands.
The Ouroboros works extremely well and performs great in gaming as well as programs like Adobe’s Photoshop and Premiere Pro as well as general computer use. The bottom of the Razer mouse has Teflon feet for smooth performance physically while the 8200 DPI 4G laser sensor offers fantastic movement tracking.
The Razer Ouroboros is a great mouse but the price may be the only deciding factor here as it is a bit expensive for a computer peripheral. I have been using the Ouroboros in games like Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts along with others and have not had any problems.
I highly recommend the Razer Ouroboros as it is a great mouse if the price doesn’t scare you while the stand is not much of an issue at all.
Customizable mouse & settings
Wired or Wireless & Rechargeable
Accurate & smooth sensor
Cloud settings & Drivers
A bit expensive
Stand could have been better designed