Razer is known for being a master in the field of gaming peripherals. With an already intimidating range of mice, keyboards, and headsets, the productive brand will compete with two other participants. The Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed and Basilisk Ultimate are two new gaming mice that will become part of the existing Basilisk range, although these new players are both wireless and incorporate new technology.
Razers HyperSpeed technology launched with the Razer Viper Ultimate gaming mouse, shortly before these Basilisk mice were revealed. It promises a standard that is “25% faster than any other wireless gaming technology”, with a click latency of fewer than 195 nano-seconds compared to 270, the current industry best.
Similarly, this same technology is said to be more stable and reliable than previous wireless connections. This is because the mouse scans for every millisecond for interference on all available channels to change channels to prevent any delay or stuttering.
As the name suggests, the Basilisk Ultimate is aimed at those looking for the professional performance of their mouse, with a lot of attention to top-quality components in terms of both precision and durability. The Ultimate is equipped with a Focus + 20,000 DPI optical sensor with an accuracy of 99.6% resolution, and optical sport switches that promise high quality performance, but with improved durability due to their lack of physical contact.
You can adjust just about every aspect of this mouse, including the functions of the 11 buttons, DPI sensitivity, lift-off, and landing distance, acceleration, and of course, the RGB lighting, which comes in 14 different zones. The Basilisk Ultimate is available today for $169.99 and comes with a Razer Mouse Dock to charge and connect your device.
Basilisk X HyperSpeed
If the price of the Ultimate makes you lie, but you’re still looking at a wireless Razer mouse, the Basilisk X HyperSpeed can hit the right place. As mentioned, it has the same wireless HyperSpeed technology. Still, instead of the Focus + sensor on the Ultimate, it shares the same 5G 16,000 DPI optical sensor with the famous Death Adder Elite mouse.
It also has mechanical switches instead of optical and no longer makes sense lighting to keep costs down. However, it is also able to connect via Bluetooth to save on the battery, which should last 450 hours on a single AA (instead of the 285 hours that a 2.4GHz wireless connection would continue). The Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed is now available for $59.99 with information for other markets that follow.