Posts Tagged ‘Razer’

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Posted on September 2013 at about 10:58 PM by hwa

After much consideration, I finally decided to buy this mechanical keyboard, the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013. The keyboard is costing RM439, but I got it for RM410, quite a bargain. 😀

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

The Razer BlackWidows Ultimate 2013 is a mechanical keyboard aim for gaming usage, with individual back light under each key and also a function to disable the Windows button to prevent accidentally pressed the key and minimize the game while playing.

There are also other features such as on-the-fly macro recording and up to 10 profile changes. But all this require you to install Synapse 2.0, a driver software that store your settings in the cloud.

So far I has been using it for normal typing and also a few gaming sessions, and it’s awesome, the pleasure of pressing each key with the tapping sound is like biting a crunchy potato chip, the sound effect really works, and you feel like you are typing fast! Like a hacker trying to penetrate a system, just like in the movie. LOL!

Of course there are few things that I need to get used to, one of it being the keys layout. While the keyboard is following the standard QWERTY keyboard layout, the placement of the key is slightly off a bit comparing to my previous keyboard, especially the functional keys on top.

Also I’m not sure why I keep pressing the caps lock when pressing A button, I suspect it’s caused by the 5 macro keys at the left side, which make me place my left hand a bit too far to the left and pressed the wrong key.

But I’m quite satisfy with the keyboard, minus the accidentally pressed the caps lock button, but I don’t think that’s an issue, I just need some time to get used to it.

Razer Orochi 2013 Review

Posted on August 2013 at about 11:56 PM by hwa

I has been using this mouse for a week and guess what? The battery just died out today. 🙁

The battery consumption is really one of the major flaw for the Orochi, if you plan to use it entirely on Bluetooth mode you really have to reconsider whether to get it or not, imagine changing battery every week, unless you have 2 rechargeable AA battery.

I’m not very sure whether is it because of the battery that I use, I was using the battery that bundled with the mouse, which is Energizer and I think it’s just the normal one. But unfortunately it only last for a week before the battery indicator turn red, and just a day later it started to blink then initially died out. For now, I guess I have to use it with the micro USB cable that come with the mouse.

There’s another minor issue when you using it with the cable, which you might find it very hard to pull the micro USB out from the mouse. Whenever I’m done with the mouse and wanted to pack it, with limited space to grab the micro USB, I find it’s extremely painful to unplug the micro USB, for the first few time you really have to endure the pain and pull it hard.

But I believe this won’t last long as the more you unplug, the micro USB port will loosen a bit and eventually things will get easier, as recently I find it’s not as troublesome to unplug the micro USB.

Well that’s it, that’s the only 2 issues that I’m complaining for the Razer Orochi 2013. Apart from the battery issue, which I kinda workaround it by using the micro USB cable. Other than that I’m very satisfy with the performance of the mouse, and the size is not too small for my hand and just right for portability, the forward and back button near my thumb is mimicking my MX518 therefore I don’t have to change my habit in using mouse, and the ability to change the cursor speed on the fly is really the cherry on top of the cake.

Razer Orochi 2013

Posted on August 2013 at about 10:22 PM by hwa

So I finally decided to get my self a Razer Orochi 2013 mouse for RM279, it’s a performance mouse that focus on mobility, perfect for my MacBook Air.

Razor Orochi 2013

Razor Orochi 2013

Razor Orochi 2013

Razor Orochi 2013

Razor Orochi 2013

Actually, the MacBook track pad is already perfect for browsing. But I need a mouse to play games, and I don’t want to waste a USB port just for a mouse as the USB port for MacBook Air 11″ is very limited, it has only 2 ports. 🙁

However, since the Bluetooth in my MacBook is not very utilized, so a Bluetooth mouse will be a better choice, and with Razer Orochi capable of hooking it to Micro USB cable and turn it into wired mouse, I can always change it to wired mode if Bluetooth performance is not up to my preference.

Comparing to my Logitech MX518, Razer Orochi is a little bit of small in size, but this isn’t an issue, it still fit in my hand and I don’t have to hold it like I’m squeezing the mouse.

Speaking of Logitech MX518, boy I just realized this thing has stayed with me for 8 years, 8 fucking years and still kicking, the only thing is that the black rubber part look kinda gooiest, but not sticky though, I really need to clean it up one day considering how long it has serve me.

For now, I’ll just enjoy my Razer Orochi, and hope that the Logitech MX518 will last another 8 years.