Razer introduces Basilisk mouse for FPS gamers

Greg S

TS Evangelist

After revealing a customizable controller earlier this month, Razer has announced a new customizable mouse for FPS gamers. The Razer Basilisk is a mouse made specifically for fast-paced gaming featuring a 16,000 DPI sensor (the same sensor used in the DeathAdder Elite and Lancehead Tournament Edition). Mouse travel up to 450 inches per second can be smoothly detected.

Keeping with the trend of making gaming peripherals more customizable, the mouse provides a scroll wheel with adjustable resistance courtesy of a dial underneath. A removable thumb clutch is also present and is intended to be user-programmed. Razer touts the thumb button being useful for adjusting DPI on the fly, push-to-talk or other key-binding for in-game use.

If the thumb clutch is not for you, a rubber cap is included so that you can remove it completely.

According to Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan, "this is a mouse designed for tweaking that last ounce of performance out of each gamer’s specific FPS playstyle. For games like CS:GO, PUBG, Quake, and the likes, there’s nothing better." While mice do require a large amount of personal preference to be taken into account, it is likely that the Basilisk will be plenty suitable for games requiring fast movements.

The Basilisk uses Razer Synapse 3 software for custom RGB lighting, button mapping, calibration and more. All settings can be saved to the mouse itself so you can take them with you on the go.

Unfortunately for left-handed users, this mouse is currently only offered in a right-handed configuration.

The Razer Basilisk will be available from RazerStore.com beginning in September at a suggested retail price of $69.99 (comparable to the DeathAdder Elite).

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m4a4

TS Evangelist
The last time I tried a few Razer's on my laptop's, I literally tried everything to get them to work properly but couldn't (they either twitched, or lost connection for a few seconds every-so-often), which is not a good thing for a gamer.
 
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Evernessince

TS Evangelist
The last time I tried a few Razer's on my laptop's, I literally tried everything to get them to work properly but couldn't (they either twitched, or lost connection for a few seconds every-so-often), which is not a good thing for a gamer.
That's a bit unlucky. I've tried hundreds of mouse products myself and Razor makes good products with questionable durability. I haven't had any issues in the operation of their products but they do tend to fail a few years before other well known brands.
 

kevbev89

TS Maniac
My luck with Razer has been pretty crappy. Their products tend to disconnect at random times or key jam (for their keyboards). And I have used over 4 Razer mice and 3 Razer keyboards.
 

amstech

IT Overlord
I've had several Razer products, never had any issues. Still using a BlackWidow Ultimate.
My first DeathAdder died after about 5+ years of use but I got my money out of it.
 

Kibaruk

TechSpot Paladin
The last time I tried a few Razer's on my laptop's, I literally tried everything to get them to work properly but couldn't (they either twitched, or lost connection for a few seconds every-so-often), which is not a good thing for a gamer.
I'm with you here, as a gift I got a razer mamba, I can't use it wireless anymore because it kept disconnecting, each time they had an update for the drivers I felt both hopeful and afraid, this is because instead of making it better it got worse. I have enjoyed older hardware from Razer, now I feel like it won't last.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

TS Evangelist
It sounds alright. A pity it's a Razer product though. Hopefully someone will copy it's ideas and make a decent job of it.
 

sac39507

TS Maniac
What noobs don't understand is that you have more accuracy if your mouse dpi is set lower and the majority of your movement should be done from your keyboard. The higher dpi capability of this mouse serves no purpose.
 

lostinlodos

TS Booster
I'm still happily using my $18 Ultra 1200 dpi mouse. I've had nothing but trouble with razer products in general.
My all time favourite is still the Logitech G5 (1st gen). Mine finally died 6 YEARS later! But it's $75-$100 used and much more new now. Then again there's a reason for that price. Best precision mouse ever. Every mouse since has been trying to beat it, most have failed!
PS: if you decide to shell out for a G5 make sure you stay away from the 4th and final generation, the ones with spots or stripes. They changed the thumb buttons from hard buttons to rubber sensors. Much less, er, feel from them; and not worth the price by association. IMO
 

knckstdy213

TS Rookie
There's many gamers swearing by the Zowie FK1 and Deathadder mice. High DPI mice are only good for fps cycle rates (I believe, not so sure). Logitech's new G603 Wireless mouse has a new sensor that can reach 17000 DPI which is ridiculous.