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First - if you buy these, reserve judgement for a couple of days. At first I found them to be "scratchy," and was unhappy, but that quickly went away - I'm guessing it was sharp corners from the die-cuts that just needed to get worn down. The package contained two sets of skates, two 75% isopropyl alcohol wipes and a microfiber wipe (which I used to de-grunge the mouse and threw away). Installation was fairly easy, just take your time lining them up with tweezers. I knocked off one star because these are just a little too thin for my application (Razer Deathadder Elite). The sides of the mouse drag a little if you are not careful, it didn't used to do that. I think part of the problem is I had to remove the plastic film Razer used to adhere their skates to get to screws underneath (these were purchased as part of a project to repair a squeaky mouse that necessitated full disassembly). If I had left that film in place I might have added .05mm and height may not have been an issue... even so, the higher-end (though much more expensive) competing product is .80 to .85mm vs .6mm for these. Even with that one tiny issue, the mouse is still has an excellent feel and these are a solid product for a great price.
I've bought 2 sets of Hotlines in the last few months... One set for my Oroboros (from another retailer) and one for my Deathadder Elite. Both sets fit well and stick properly.
Hotline doesn't round the edges of their skates so they are a little scratchy but that should improve after break-in.
The glide is much better than the factory skates, not quite as slick as Hyperglides or Corepads, but quite nice. I don't know if it is the rough edges of the skates but these seem to provide better control and feedback compared to the other two options I mentioned.
There was more than one version of Oroboros... The first version required a screwdriver to adjust the palm rest and had cut-outs in the mouse skates for that. These skates are not for that version, they cover the screw so you can't adjust the palm unless you cut a small hole in the mouse skate. This isn't really a flaw in the product because it does fit the mouse, just the updated version(s).
These skates are incredible. They give a buttery smooth glide, essentially 1:1 with the performance of Hyperglides, however these are an overall better set because the Hyperglides for the Deathadder Elite (RZ-5 Model) Do not include the ring that's placed around the sensor, and can really mess with your lift-off distance because they were so much thicker. These are very slightly thicker than the stock skates, and have a super satisfying glide. They also look great, with a grey color tone.
The packaging itself is very nice, given the price. It comes with absolutely everything you need, a sheet that contains two sets of skates, two 75% alcohol wipes, and a microfiber cleaning cloth. It really couldn't have been any easier. I will definitely be purchasing these again if I ever need some more in the future. To anyone wondering, stop wondering and ORDER THEM. You will not be disappointed!
First I want to say, the skates come with a film on top of them. I didn't notice this in the instructions (it might be on there I could have skimmed past it) nor did I see this on a install video. Also didn't see on the skates themselves lmao. They just looked shiny and I figured that would be the glide factor of the skates. I went 24 hrs before I cleaned them out of frustration and noticed they frayed. Presto chango my mouse doesn't feel like a brick anymore.
They fit perfectly, you might need more alcohol for the adhesive on the bottom.
I can't directly compare the smoothness or performance, but the stock Razer ones are a very thin layer of PTFE laminated onto a plastic backing. They feel great at first but if they get scuffed or wear through the feel degrades terribly.
These are just one solid uniform piece of material backed with glue and can be expected to wear well.
Great mouse skates that replaced my old Razer Death Adder skates. The package came with 4 complete sets of skates, alcohol swab pads, and a nice microfiber cloth with the company logo embedded on it. The skates are holding up very well several months after purchase. I'd definitely purchase again.
These are no better than the standard feet that come on the mouse. To be honest it feels like there is more friction on the mouse now, and I am using a hard surface pad. A Cheap product done wrong bottom line.