The Razer Ouroboros Elite
We're looking at the Razer Ouroboros Elite. After the release of Razer Naga Epic 2014 which is a monster of a wireless gaming mouse with 17 programmable buttons and detachable side panels, here comes the Razer Ouroboros Elite. It is not as complicated as the Razer Naga Epic, but offers same level of customization and is lefty-friendly. It looks great, it performs great and yes, it costs around $150. However, if you are a big gaming fan and you have the cash, than you would probably want to spend it on a comfortable, accurate wireless gaming mouse as the Razer Ouroboros is.
- 8200dpi 4G laser sensor
- Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
- 11 programmable Hyperesponse buttons
- 1000Hz Ultrapolling● Up to 200 inches per second / 50g acceleration
- Approximate Size: 122 mm to 137 mm / 4.80" to 5.39" (Length) x 71 mm / 2.80" (Width) x 42 mm / 1.65" (Height)
- Approximate Weight: 115 g / 0.25 lbs. (without battery) to 135 g / 0.29 lbs. (with battery)
- Battery life: (Approx) 12 hrs (continuous gaming)
The opinions about the Razer Ouroboros Elite looks are split in two - or gamers are loving it or not liking it at all. We think that what matters is not so much the looks, but the functionality of the design and Razer Ouroboros Elite is all about functional design. The mouse has 11 programmable buttons: the usual left and right click and a clickable scroll wheel, two DPI adjustment buttons in the center of the body and two thumb buttons on each side that can be activated or deactivated by two on/off switches located at the underside of the mouse. Apart from the 11 programmable buttons, the Razer Ouroboros has modular ambidextrous design that allows it to fit any size of hand and any type of grip. The rear end of the Razer Ouroboros can be extended with almost with a full inch in order to adjust perfectly to the size of your hand. Adjusting the length of the palmrest might take you a while as you need to loosen two little screws, pull the sliding part to length that would best suit you and then tighten the screws. You can not only adjust the length, but also the height of the rear end of the palmrest with the help of a little knob.
If this is not enough, the width of the Razer Ouroboros is also adjustable. The mouse comes with four magnetic side panels as two of them are thumb rest and the other two are finger rest panels. The fact that they attach with magnets, might sound like they are going to be flimsy, but actually they are very sturdy and secure in place.
As the Razer Ouroboros is an ambidextrous mouse it is great that you can twerk it to your liking and if the buttons on one of the sides are on your way, you can lock them or in other words disable them. The only thing that you can't play with is the Razer Ouroboros weight. There are quite a few gaming mice on the market right now that offer customizable weight systems for adjusting weight and balance, but the Razer Ouroboros is not one of them. Maybe, this is due to the fact that it has internal hardware.
Talking about the internal hardware, the Razer Ouroboros comes with a 32-bit ARM processor on board. It allows the Razer Ouroboros to provide the outstanding 1ms response time, which is remarkable for a wireless gaming mouse and at the same time controls the sensor calibration. The Razer Ouroboros features an amazing combination between laser and optical sensor providing sensitivity rates of up to 8200 DPI and precise tracking on any type of surface. Having in mind the 200 inches per second tracking speed and the 1000 Hz polling rate, it is safe to say that the Razer Ouroboros is one of the most accurate and fast wireless gaming mice available.
It also features a single AA battery which promises up to 12 hours of continuous play. When drained, you can place the Razer Ouroboros on the dock in order to recharge the battery or plug it in a USB 2.0 to use it as a wired gaming mouse.
Of course, the customization and features don’t end here - let’s not forget about the Razer Synapse. The software provides you with the possibility to fine-tune the lift-off distance, perform a surface calibration, program the buttons to your liking and create unlimited profiles that you can use anywhere thanks to the online cloud support. If you are a big Razer fan and you also have a keyboard and a gaming pad, then you can of course pair them with your Razer Ouroboros.
We have put the Razer Ouroboros to the test in various game genres. Where it excelled in performance was the FPS as adjusting sensitivity while aiming is pretty easy. It is also a great fit for RTS fans. Where the Razer Ouroboros wasn’t so great was in MMO games as it actually turned out to be not so comfortable in a long gaming session.
In conclusion, the Razer Ouroboros is one of the best wireless gaming mice available at the moment. It is also incredibly versatile and offers a number of adjustments in order to fit any gamer's hand size or gryp style. The fact that it as an ambidextrous design as a base is great as it will also fit well lefties. It sounds a bit complicated to get your Razer Ouroboros to fit your hand, but thankfully you only need to do it once. And once you have done it, you will enjoy having a fast and accurate mouse delivering great performance in almost any type of genre.
The only real downfall here is the price, as the Razer Ouroboros sells for around $100. If you have the cash to spend, you will not get disappointed. The Razer Ouroboros is one of the best wireless gaming mice right now, the level of customization is outstanding and the performance is flawless.