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Razer Ouroboros Elite Gaming Mouse Review

By Tom Jaskulka

Manufacturer: Razer Inc.
Product Name: Razer Ouroboros Elite Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse
Model Number: RZ01-00770100-R3U1
UPC: 879862004712
Price As Tested: $129.99 (Amazon / Razerstore)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been self supplied.

In 2009, Razer started working on a mouse with some ambitious goals. It would be a gaming-grade, wireless hybrid mouse. It would be ambidextrous, even adjustable – allowing the user to create that perfect fit. It would pack in the latest sensors and gaming technology, complete with a cloud-based driver solution. Three years later in late 2012, Razer finally released the Ouroboros. As soon as it was released, it quickly sold out of stock online and in stores and has since disappeared from regular channels. At Benchmark Reviews, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Razer Ouroboros gaming mouse, and take it for a spin.

Razer has normally named all of their gaming mice after snakes (the idea being, snakes eat “mice”), and the Ouroboros is no different. The name comes from a mythical tale or idea, essentially describing anything of a cyclical or “eternal” nature; commonly depicted as a snake eating its own tail. The Razer team picked the Ouroboros as a symbol to describe the process in which this gaming mouse was created – inspired by the Lamborghini Reventon and the Tumbler from Batman Begins, the design went through many drafts and revisions before finally being released in the form it is today. The Ouroboros page on the Razer website shows an interesting history, a rare peek into the development of a modern gaming peripheral. Did they end up accomplishing their goals?

Let’s take a closer look.

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Ouroboros Features

  • Fully Customizable Ambidextrous Ergonomics
  • 4G Dual Sensor System
  • 1ms Gaming-grade Wireless Technology

Specifications

  • Customizable ergonomics to fit all hand sizes and grip-styles
  • 8200dpi 4G Dual Sensor System
  • Gaming-grade wireless technology with dock
  • Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
  • 11 programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling / 1ms response time
  • 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)
  • PC / Mac with USB port
  • Windows® 8/ Windows® 7 / Windows Vista® / Windows® XP (32-bit)/ Mac OS X (v10.6-10.7 and above)
  • Internet connection
  • 100MB of free hard disk space
  • Razer Synapse 2.0 registration (requiring a valid e-mail), software download, license acceptance, and internet connection needed to activate full features of product and for software updates. After activation, full features are available in optional offline mode.

Specifications taken from the manufacturer’s product page.


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