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Razer Details Its Razer Ouroboros Gaming Mouse

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 29 comments

Razer's got a new toy and it's both righty and lefty friendly!

Razer has announced the release of the Razer Ouroboros, a gaming mouse with fully-customizable ergonomics to suit a range of hand sizes and grips whether you're left- or right-handed.


We first got wind of the Ouroboros a few months back but today Razer made things official with specs and a release date (sort of). The mouse is designed with the idea that no two people have the same sized hands and everyone grips a mouse differently. To that end, Razer's tea of ergonomic scientists and engineers designed a mouse with several adjustable aspects so you can adjust the mouse to match how you personally grip the device.

The Ouroboros boasts two interchangeable side panels for altering the footprint of the mouse to suit claw, palm or hybrid grip styles, and has an adjustable back tilt angle to ensure palm support. It also packs enhanced sensor technology is capable of up to 8200 dpi, and a dedicated, built-in dpi clutch trigger button for precision. The Ouroboros runs on a rechargeable AA battery and Razer claims you'll get a minimum of 12 hours of play on one charge. Check out the full specs below:

  • Customizable ergonomics to fit all hand sizes and grip styles
  • 8200 dpi 4G Dual Sensor System
  • Gaming-grade wireless technology with dock
  • Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
  • 11 programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • 1000 Hz  Ultrapolling/1 ms response time
  • Up to 200 in. per sec./50 g acceleration
  • 2.1 m/7 ft. braided fiber cable
  • Approximate Size : 116 mm to 136 mm/4.57 in. to 5.35 in. (length) x 71 mm/2.80 in. (width) x 42 mm/1.65 in. (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 Razer Ouroboros will set you back $129.99, or €129.99 if you're in Europe. Sadly, Razer didn't provide UK pricing. The mouse is expected to arrive at the end of the year. Razer didn't provide specifics on that past 'Q4' so keep your eyes peeled from October onwards.

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    tinmann , July 27, 2012 2:33 PM
    definitely a RAT ripoff.
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    robjamar , July 27, 2012 2:21 PM
    Isn't this just like a rat9?
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    thegh0st , July 27, 2012 2:17 PM
    gotta say, it looks interesting and hi-tech no doubt about it. also has some great specs and sounds like one helluva mouse. however, I am not a fan of the Synapse 2.0 software so far. maybe by the end of the year it will be much better.

    and I just gotta say this to, Razer mouses/mice are sure a tad pricey lately. I got a Guild Wars Death Adder for less than $50 way back and even a regular Death Adder on sale once for less than $30 at a local B&M store. now those were deals and are still some great Razer mouses (mice?).
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    robjamar , July 27, 2012 2:21 PM
    Isn't this just like a rat9?
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    rolli59 , July 27, 2012 2:28 PM
    Yep R.A.T looking!
  • 16 Hide
    tinmann , July 27, 2012 2:33 PM
    definitely a RAT ripoff.
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    trapper , July 27, 2012 2:42 PM
    The worst thing about it being a R.A.T. rip-off is that the R.A.T. is too modular for it's own good. Having played around with one all of the gaps and edges make it very uncomfortable after some time with it, and the edges of this mouse don't seem any better looking.
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    kurjack , July 27, 2012 2:52 PM
    Ill buy this since im always in search of a better mouse!
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    Kryan , July 27, 2012 2:54 PM
    The name was strangely familiar...Resident Evil 5! :D 
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    classzero , July 27, 2012 3:09 PM
    8200 dpi 4G Dual Sensor System

    That high of a dpi is purely for bragging rights.
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    mayne92 , July 27, 2012 3:52 PM
    Owned 3 Razer products in the past and all three died within a year of purchase. Terrible quality and absolutely terrible customer support. Logitech has been where it is at.
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    g00fysmiley , July 27, 2012 3:57 PM
    I've had 3 razers 2 diamondbacks one is still being used 5 years after purchase by my wife, the other had the soldering wear out by usb cord which i believe is repairable but as i am bad at soldering i just bought a razer naga been using for over a year no complaints with thier quality from me. this looks interesting might let the wife check it out see if she wants one to upgrade hers but when my naga bites it or reaches half a decade this will be on the possible replacement list
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    stingstang , July 27, 2012 3:59 PM
    "To that end, Razer's tea of ergonomic scientists..."
    There's an ergonomic scientists tea? Sounds like my cup of tea.
    ^See what I did thar?

    This mouse did everything right except for the wireless part. I remember my logitec "Universes most technilogically advanced mouse!" which lagged every so often when I needed it to just work like a regular mouse did. 1ms response time maybe, but flawless software hardware interface for a wireless system? Doesn't exist.

    mayne92Owned 3 Razer products in the past and all three died within a year of purchase. Terrible quality and absolutely terrible customer support. Logitech has been where it is at.

    I remember my Razor Lycosa keyboard fiasco. 1 month of use, and that thing was on its last legs. 70 dollars spent on a POS. Microsoft sidewinder x4 is 4 times the keyboard for 30 dollars. 1 year and it still works flawlessly.
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    apone , July 27, 2012 4:04 PM
    Ouroboros? I wonder if the Razer Marketing department has been playing Strider Hiryu in the Marvel vs. Capcom fighting games?....
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    blackened144 , July 27, 2012 4:05 PM
    I'll stick with my 5 year old MX518..
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    paulemannsen , July 27, 2012 4:20 PM
    as much as i liked the shape and performance of the diamondback, 4 of them died on me. and like stingstang i was part of the lycosa fiasco too. terrible quality, no razer anymore for me.
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    wiinippongamer , July 27, 2012 4:32 PM
    That thing is ugly, and so is the RAT.
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    nullifi , July 27, 2012 6:19 PM
    I didn't realize there was a Lycosa fiasco. I won one once, it had 3 keys stop working on it within 3 months. I couldn't RMA it because they said I didn't buy it, so it won't qualify for warranty. I wasn't a fan of Razer a the time (I think their mice are very uncomfortable compared to Logitech) so I just moved back to a Logitech keyboard.

    Also, did this site just eat my comment? I typed it out, clicked submit, logged in, and was returned with no comment showing up. Argh.
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    stuart72 , July 27, 2012 7:07 PM
    stingstang 1 year and it still works flawlessly.

    model m. 21 years and counting. . .
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    falchard , July 27, 2012 7:42 PM
    stingstang"To that end, Razer's tea of ergonomic scientists..."There's an ergonomic scientists tea? Sounds like my cup of tea.^See what I did thar?

    The Ergonomic Scientist Tea is made special from Mad Catz using some method popular by hipsters.
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    Chainzsaw , July 27, 2012 9:00 PM
    @Smarter 4G just means fourth generation. It can be applied to anything and is not specific to Cellular phones. As for the braided fiber cable, it doesn't actually use "fiber optics" cable, it's just the cable is braided in a fiber.

    This does look a lot like the RAT 9 though - which was a great mouse when I had it, but came across bad problems with the mouse itself.

    I just wish companies would make a mouse that can take a beating - make it out of aluminum or something instead of this hard plastic they use. For 140$ I would expect the mouse to be made of aluminum. Heck - it would be easily recyclable then.
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    Anonymous , July 27, 2012 10:29 PM
    I have a steelseries Sensei, way better mouse. After a year, the finishing is still complete new. And yes, I have owned Racer copperhead, lachesis, imperator and orochi.
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