If you’re a) a hardcore gamer who’s looking for a premium performance mouse, b) a user who needs the comfort of a mouse with a customizable body, and c) specifically searching for a mouse that works for both left- and right-handed users, then here’s something you might want to check out. Razer has introduced the Ouroboros, a mouse that comes with the above-mentioned features, as well as a name that needs a double take to get right. (We have no idea where Razer gets the ideas for their product names, but we’ll spare you the Google search. Apparently, it’s named after this.)
Similar to Mad Catz’ customizable Cyborg RAT mice, the Ouroboros features a body with several panels that can be adjusted or added for comfort. Specifically, the palm rest can be pulled out to make it longer or tilted up to match your palm’s position, while interchangeable side panels are bundled with the mouse to fit your grip style.
Unlike the Cyborg RAT, this mouse doesn’t come with custom weights or an internal rechargeable battery. What it does offer is an ambidextrous design and a battery slot for fitting one AA battery for wireless use (it’s rated to last 12 hours on battery power, which should be good enough, but not long enough for an extended Diablo III session to kill you). It also comes with a regular USB cable if you don’t want to bother with batteries.
Like your usual high-end performance mouse, the Ouroboros has 11 programmable buttons – spread equally around for lefties – and sensitivity that can be shifted on-the-fly with a dedicated button. The mouse’s sensitivity tops out at 8200 DPI, while a “dedicated DPI clutch trigger” lets you temporarily decrease or increase the sensitivity for precision or speed.
The mouse works with Razer’s Synapse 2.0 software for setting profiles and sending them to the cloud. The cloud-based system will let you use your settings and drivers wherever choose to play.
The Razer Ouroboros will be out later this year (in Q4, 2012) for $130.