Razer Orochi, Naga & Imperator Reviewgotdamojo06 - April 22, 2010
Category: Input Devices
Price: Orochi - $69.99 | Naga - $79.99 | Imperator $68.59
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Do you enjoy playing your computer games? Maybe your mouse is beginning to give you troubles and you need a new advantage to frag your opponents in your favorite FPS or maybe you need to be able to have more macros available at your fingertips while playing your favorite RPG? No matter what you are looking for in a mouse, you do know one thing that you need - something that is going to be comfortable and give you the performance you know you deserve. Razer is one of the companies that comes to mind when I think about computer gaming mice and they just happen to have a few mice that are going to be able to suit your needs, no matter what they may be. We will be taking a look at the Razer Orochi, Naga, and Imperator mice and comparing them to some of the competition. I am anxious to see exactly what these mice offer and how well they are able to stack up to the competition.
As I said, we are going to be looking at the Orochi, Naga, and the Imperator - all three have their own unique features that set them apart from each other, as they were designed for different uses. Nevertheless, they all do have one thing in common - they were designed to be used as a gaming mouse to give you that extra edge against your competition. The Razer Orochi is a Bluetooth wireless gaming mouse that has been targeted toward the laptop market, but has a USB cable that will allow wired operation. The Razer Naga has been designed for the RPG player, with a massive amount of programmable buttons on the mouse to help keep all your shortcuts and in-game actions in one place. The Razer Imperator is your typical FPS gaming mouse with its own list of features that sets it apart from the other mice out on the market. We will start by looking at all three of these mice individually.
First up is the Razer Orochi mouse. The packaging for this particular mouse is different than the other two mice, having a more elegant look to it. The front of the packaging displays the Orochi mouse very clearly with a plastic window that is always exposed. The top of the packaging is where you'll find the Bluetooth logo with the description "with gaming-optimized wired mode" to let you know that you can use the Orochi as either a wireless mouse via Bluetooth connectivity or wired. The Razer logo is located in the top right corner of the package, while the bottom contains the Orochi logo with "Bluetooth notebook gaming mouse" printed below. On one side of the package, you will see a message from the RazerGuy that gives you a description of the mouse and how they named it. You will also see a few of the features printed at the bottom of this side, such as 3G laser sensor, 7 buttons, 1000Hz ultra-polling, and Razer synapse. The back of the package contains a full list of the features and technical specifications for the mouse in both wired and wireless modes. The final side of the package gives you a few of the main features that Razer wanted to let the consumer know without searching, such as the Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity, dual mode wired/wireless functionality, up to 4000DPI, and that the mouse is airplane friendly.
Next up is the Razer Naga mouse. The packaging for the Naga mouse has a more flashy design than the Orochi's did, but the front of the packaging is not quite as busy. The front of the package contains a large image of the Naga mouse so that you know what the product looks like, with the Razer logo printed in the top right corner. The Naga logo is along the bottom with "MMOG" (Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming) and the description "laser gaming mouse" printed alongside the logo to let you know what the mouse has been designed for. The back of the package contains another image of the mouse, but this time it is labeled to highlight all the features of the mouse. In addition, you'll find a specifications list, as well as a laser sensor comparison chart. One side of the package has a few of the highlighted features that Razer wants everyone to know, such as 17 MMO-optimized buttons, maximum comfort for long gaming sessions, and custom interface add-ons for MMO games. The other side of the package contains a description of the Naga mouse, as well as some more highlights of the mouse, such as 3.5G laser sensor, ergonomic right-handed design, 1000Hz ultra-polling, 17 MMO-optimized buttons, 200ips tracking, and braided fiber cable protection.
The package for the Razer Imperator is also quite simplistic on the front, but has a little bit more going on than the Naga's package. The front of the package features a large image of the Imperator gaming mouse with the Razer logo once again printed in the top right corner. The Imperator logo is printed along the bottom with the description "ergonomic laser gaming mouse" printed below to give you an idea of what the mouse is designed for. There is also a badge above the Imperator logo, highlighting the 3.5G laser sensor that the mouse has and lets you know that the mouse is capable of up to 5600DPI. As with the Naga, the back of the packaging features a labeled image of the Imperator that shows off the mouse's features. A specifications list appears to the left of the image, while a laser sensor comparison chart appears below it. One side of the package contains a few of the impressive features of the Imperator, such as the ergonomic right-handed form factor with contoured thumb grip, adjustable side buttons, and 5600DPI Razer precision 3.5G laser sensor. The opposite side features a blurb from the RazerGuy that gives you an overview of the mouse. Below his blurb is another list of features, such as 3.5G laser sensor, ergonomic right-handed design, 7 buttons, 1000Hz ultra-polling, on-the-fly sensitivity, and braided fiber cable protection.
Now that we know exactly what the packaging for all three of the Razer mice looks like, it's time to take a closer look at the mice one by one. The first one that I am going to start with is the Orochi.