For a gaming mouse to be decent at all, it needs to satisfy a couple of requirements. If it performs way above these minimum requirements, then that would be a great gaming mouse. I’ve only ever used Logitech mice since the first mice that functions on optical sensors were introduced. I’m also a pretty heavy gamer and because of this, I expect a lot from all the hardware that I make use of. Based on all that, you can be assured when I tell you that the Razer Orochi is a gem within this entire niche. How so? For starters, the mouse feels great and it delivers on pretty much every other element that you would think is important. The best part of all is the fact that it is wireless. There’s a bunch of mice listed here which are fairly good if you’re looking for a good wireless one for gaming – http://www.gaminggearlab.com/choosing-the-best-wireless-gaming-mouse/. Indeed, a gaming mouse of this particular quality should at the very minimum cost $100. The Orochi? A mere $80. There’s a high possibility that you can get it at about $70 too if you know where to look for these.
Before you decide to get one though, you should read this Razer Orochi review. I’ll just break it down so it’s simpler for you guys though. As for its specifications, the Orochi has a DPI of 6400. It has a total number of 4 programmable buttons. A slight issue that many users experience is the fact that is weighs a mere 2.5 ounces. That’s really light considering that it includes a battery thanks to its wireless function. If you’re used to heavy mice like most of Logitech’s products or even the rest of Razer’s, then you might have some problem getting accustomed to it. Personally, I was using a Logitech MX-518 and it weighs at least twice heavier. I’m not saying that the MX518 is a bad mouse. It does perform much better than you would expect it to be based on its appearances. Yes, I’m pretty biased about its looks. It just lacks the design and sleek looks that most other mice were offering even back when this particular mouse was first released. Then again, that shouldn’t deter it from being a mouse that does the best, at least in terms of its level of comfort.
Another mouse that I should mention is the Logitech G9x. It’s really popular right now and it’s doing great on both Amazon and Newegg. They’re just selling like hotcakes right now so I went over to the gaming store in my neighborhood about a week ago to have a look. I first though that it looked kind of weird. Its side grips are adjustable but the larger one just seems out of place. The left side of the mouse protrudes rather significantly but apparently that’s the best feature of it. That side area functions as a thumb rest and based on the reviews that it has gotten, I would say that it’s working really well for them. You should know that it’s wired though. Regardless of that, this gaming mouse currently scores as astounding 4.4 out of a total of 5 in Amazon. In Newegg, it’s a decent 4/5 too. It would be a great idea to check out http://www.gaminggearlab.com for its very informative chart on the available mice before you decide on anything though. It basically has most of the best gaming mice compared side by side so you can pick out those features that you find essential rather than heading over to the other individual reviews one by one.
All in all, the G9x is another great product by Logitech and it really only helps to bolster Logitech’s already stellar reputation. If there’s a negative aspect about that mouse at all, it would be that it only consists of 2 side buttons. That’s unfortunate, in my opinion. I would have rated it a cool 10/10 personally if it only has a couple more buttons so that I can bind my macros to them. 2 is a little on the down low for me and I don’t even play MMORPGs much. Most of the games I play are single player ones anyway and yet these seem to be rather restrictive. It’s a good mouse from the outset but if you look deeper, I think you can really find better ones out there.