It’s been a busy week with IFA 2017 and PAX West going on, and the announcements just keep on coming! Another one from Razer, the Razer Basilisk is a customizable gaming mouse that “takes aim” at the FPS (first-person shooter) game market.
“The customizability of the Razer Basilisk sets it apart from other FPS mice, and is something that we’re incredibly proud of,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “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.”
Equipped with a 5G 16,000 DPI sensor (the same used in the Razer DeathAdder Elite and Lancehead Tournament Edition mice), the Razer Basilisk allows gamers to adjust the scroll wheel resistance. Doing so allows gamers who bind functions like jumping to their scroll wheel to adjust jump activation to their personal preference.
A removable clutch also allows easy access to more mouse actions. The default clutch setting offers on-the-fly DPI toggling and is fully programmable. Use Discord a lot? Set the clutch to activate push-to-talk. Playing games with plenty of items to pick up? Set the clutch to pick up those items even faster.
Features and specifications of the Razer Basilisk include:
- Razer 5G optical sensor with true 16,000 DPI
- Up to 450 inches per second (IPS) / 50 G acceleration
- Gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel with customizable resistance
- Two removable clutch (short/long) buttons and a rubber thumb cap
- Eight independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
- Razer™ Mechanical Mouse Switches
- Ergonomic right-handed design with enhanced rubber side grips
- Razer Chroma™ lighting with true 16.8 million customizable color options
- 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
- Razer Synapse 3 (Beta) enabled
- Approximate size: 124 mm / 4.88 in (Length) X 75 mm / 2.94 in (Width) X 43 mm / 1.69 in (Height)
- Approximate weight 107 g / 0.24 lbs
As with other Razer products, Razer Basilisk button remapping, surface calibration, and Razer Chroma lighting effects are controlled through the Razer Synapse 3 program, currently in beta. Once configured, the personalized settings can also be stored on the Razer Basilisk.
The Razer Basilisk customizable gaming mouse will be available this month from Razer, and worldwide later this year for $69.9USD/€69.99.