Razer Launches $129 Ouroboros Gaming Mouse

Subject: General Tech | July 31, 2012 - 01:54 AM |
Tagged: razer ouroboros, razer, mouse, gaming mouse

Gaming peripheral company Razer recently released a new high-end gaming mouse called the Razer Ouroboros. Named after an ancient symbol of a serpent or dragon, the Ouroboros is by no means using outdated technology. For $129 USD or €129.99 in Europe, the Ouroboros offers up wired or wireless connectivity, and a 12 hour battery life in an ambidextrous design. Users can adjust the length of the mouse as well as the angle of the back arch. Additionally, the Ouroboros mouse comes with one of two side panels for each side (four total) that can be switched out to make it right or left handed.

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The new Razer mouse comes from the company's Mamba pedigree. Specifically, it is packing an improved version of the 4G Dual Sensor technology that boasts up to 8,200dpi resolution. In the wireless mode, the Ouroboros features a 1ms response time and a claimed 1000 Hz polling rate. It is powered by a single AA battery that can provide up to 12 hours of use on a single charge for long gaming sessions (general desktop use and standby time should extend the battery life much more). The Ouroboros also includes LED lighting, left and right mouse buttons, a scroll wheel, and dedicated DPI switching buttons. The company's Synapse 2.0 software is also compatible with Razer's new mouse.

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The Ouroboros will be available some time in Q4 2012 for $129.99. Razer has set up a website for more information and photos of the new gaming mouse which you can find at razerzone.com/ouroboros. As a long-time user of the original (pre-dual sensor tech) Mamba, the new Ouroboros looks to be a promising gaming mouse. Just about the only feature it doesn't seem to have is adjustable weights, which always seemed like a neat feature to have.

Is it worth $129? It's hard to say without getting my hands on it in person, but it certainly looks good! What do you think?

Source: Razer
July 31, 2012 | 03:53 AM - Posted by Huh? (not verified)

Why does this thing only have a 12-hour battery life? My cordless laser mouse lasts for 18 months on 2 AAs and it's one of the most precise mice I ever used. Weird.

July 31, 2012 | 04:02 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

I think they mean 12 hours of continuous use. In general use where there's standby time and such, I'm sure it's much longer battery life. Edited the article to clarify thanks.

July 31, 2012 | 01:57 PM - Posted by kr0wn (not verified)

Tell me Huh, what mouse do you have where the batteries last for that long.
What is your average daily use with it?

September 15, 2012 | 03:24 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

my Logitec Laser mouse takes 1 AA battery, and I ave only changed it once in the 3 years that I have owned it. And yes, daily gaming/ misc/ other PC usage daily. Battery use is getting better, like 4 years ago. LOL

October 31, 2012 | 09:53 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Yes and you're mouse isnt polling at 1000 hz more like 125. It also isnt using dual sensors and probably has no LED's either.

And you wonder why this one eats battery life?

Use your head.

October 31, 2012 | 09:55 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Oh and its also using a faster wireless data transfer speed and bandwidth as opposed to your regular logitech...

Think before you speak.

Battery life is exactly where it should be.

September 15, 2012 | 03:23 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Leave it to piece of shit razor to take too damn long to release a cheap and light weight/ flimsy version of the Cyborg Rat 7. In this case it would be the Rat 9

January 20, 2013 | 01:00 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I've owned the RAT 5, RAT 7, and RAT 9 int the past 4 months and turned to this mouse. IT is much more superior as it has not had any issues (sensor issue) and synapse is awesome. THis mouse is amazing.

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