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Razer's Ambidextrous Ouroboros Now Available for Purchase

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Are you a righty or a lefty? It doesn't really matter.

This past summer, Razer unveiled 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. This week, it emerged that the the mouse is now shipping to customers.

 

We first got wind of the Ouroboros earlier this year but the mouse was only made official in July. Designed with the idea that no two people have the same sized hands and everyone grips a mouse differently, Razer's team 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 Ouroboros is now listed as in stock on Razer's website and is priced at $129.99, or €129.99 if you're in Europe.

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    wardoc22 , November 23, 2012 7:15 PM
    Looks fancy
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    -Jackson , November 23, 2012 7:27 PM
    The fact that this mouse costs nearly as much, or maybe even as much as a mechanical keyboard is quite unsavory.
    At least you can justify the purchase of a mechanical keyboard.
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    casualcolors , November 23, 2012 7:30 PM
    This mouse has an inherent design flaw. It has skates on the front and the sides, but no rear skate, causing the mouse to tilt back and drag on the pad. This is an remarkably flawed design.
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    spentshells , November 23, 2012 7:39 PM
    casualcolorsThis mouse has an inherent design flaw. It has skates on the front and the sides, but no rear skate, causing the mouse to tilt back and drag on the pad. This is an remarkably flawed design.


    nice catch
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    Pennanen , November 23, 2012 7:59 PM
    So they tought copying madcatz r.a.t was a good idea.

    Why copy something thats piece of shit to begin with.
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    nukemaster , November 23, 2012 8:29 PM
    PennanenSo they tought copying madcatz r.a.t was a good idea.Why copy something thats piece of shit to begin with.

    It does look similar.....
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    clonazepam , November 23, 2012 8:39 PM
    casualcolorsThis mouse has an inherent design flaw. It has skates on the front and the sides, but no rear skate, causing the mouse to tilt back and drag on the pad. This is an remarkably flawed design.


    I disagree. The side skates go all the way to the back of the mouse. It also has interchangeable parts. It's neat but more than I want to spend on a mouse. Logitech G5 for life... haha

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Q204ABaMWYY#t=63s
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    casualcolors , November 23, 2012 9:11 PM
    clonazepamI disagree. The side skates go all the way to the back of the mouse. It also has interchangeable parts. It's neat but more than I want to spend on a mouse. Logitech G5 for life... hahahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?featu [...] MWYY#t=63s


    I'm not assuming that this is a flaw. This has already been commented on by testers. It is a noted design flaw.
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    allan_karman , November 23, 2012 10:39 PM
    What is the wireless technology? The term is hyper-linked to another page lacking explanation.
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    lpedraja2002 , November 24, 2012 3:17 AM
    Jesus, Razer has gone mad with their prices lately. I'm still using my Diamondback 3G but was wondering what a left ergonomic mouse would cost these days, I sure hope they don't start eliminating their other cheaper alternatives or I'll have to change brand in the future.
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    SneakySnake , November 24, 2012 3:34 AM
    lpedraja2002Jesus, Razer has gone mad with their prices lately. I'm still using my Diamondback 3G but was wondering what a left ergonomic mouse would cost these days, I sure hope they don't start eliminating their other cheaper alternatives or I'll have to change brand in the future.


    they sell a deathadder leftie edition for like $45 i think.
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    -Jackson , November 24, 2012 2:36 PM
    There's also one or two ambidextrous mice if I recall properly..
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    agnickolov , November 25, 2012 8:54 AM
    Anybody else noticing that the graphic design on the mouse has nothing to do with its name? An ouroboros is a ring consisting of a snake that is swallowing its tail. Read up on its meaning on Wikipedia for example:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouroboros
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    clonazepam , November 25, 2012 6:58 PM
    agnickolovAnybody else noticing that the graphic design on the mouse has nothing to do with its name? An ouroboros is a ring consisting of a snake that is swallowing its tail. Read up on its meaning on Wikipedia for example:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouroboros


    I concede to the poster about the design flaw. The price is a flaw too. So maybe naming it "ouroboros" foretold of a device that's biting its own ass?
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    WithoutWeakness , November 26, 2012 6:17 PM
    agnickolovAnybody else noticing that the graphic design on the mouse has nothing to do with its name? An ouroboros is a ring consisting of a snake that is swallowing its tail. Read up on its meaning on Wikipedia for example:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouroboros


    The logo isn't an Ouroboros logo. It's Razer's logo. Read up on its meaning on Wikipedia for example:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razer_USA
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    apone , November 26, 2012 9:41 PM
    Ouroboros? I wonder if Razer got this naming inspiration after playing a few rounds of Marvel vs. Capcom 1/2/3 (ahem, Strider Hiryu...).....
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    rockchalk77 , November 30, 2012 7:13 PM
    I actually have one, and I'm not very happy. None of the problems mentioned above are actually issues, what is an issue is the buggy Synapse software/driver.

    There is a DPI clutch button (you can't see it, it's on the side right where your thumb rests) and it doesn't work well at all. It's supposed to be a "press and hold" feature to reduce the DPI, but sometimes when you release the DPI doesn't go back up, and sometimes it just sits there and freezes for a couple of seconds, then works again. It's not a wireless issue either as it doesn't happen if you don't use the button.

    Furthermore, the mouse displays on the screen the DPI change when holding/releasing that button. Randomly it will move from the right side of the screen to the very bottom left. You can't move it and you can't turn it off either.

    Perhaps a software update down the road will make this guy live up to expectations, but their software is already bloated and slow.
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    johnnyaka , January 8, 2013 3:20 PM
    @Rockchalk77

    Same problem for me, except Position-Change of the DPI Display

    If they dont fix the Clutch Button next Week, i will send my Mice back,
    130€ is too much for a not working Mice
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    rockchalk77 , January 11, 2013 7:17 PM
    I'm about to put mine on Ebay. I'm sure someone out there will love it. For the time being I'm happy with my Roccat Kova+ No DPI clutch, but I'll live.
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    BuzzKenway , December 20, 2013 10:11 PM
    looks cool !