Razer Basilisk It is different from many mice with its different design and structure. Here is the Razer Basilisk Review. So what makes the Razer Basilisk different?
As a PC gamer, you are known to be spoiled for choice when it comes to the right gear. Regardless of whether it is the keyboard, the mouse, the headset, the mouse pad, or the hardware of the PC, the market is flooded with products from various manufacturers. Today we’re looking at a rodent again. Today we tested the Razer Basilisk Ultimate Wireless Gaming Mouse. You can now read how well the wireless gaming mouse will perform in our test.
Razer is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of gaming peripherals, which is advertised under the motto “For Gamers by Gamers”. The product range is currently being completely redesigned and the “Chroma Edition” is gradually being brought onto the market. Which can score with RGB, among other things, but what else is under the hood besides the new RGB lighting? We’ll find out for you in our Orbweaver Chroma Review.
Keys: 8 (total), 2 (up), 2 (main), 3 (left), 1 (scroll wheel)
Scroll wheel: 4-way, resistance adjustable (via rotary control), freewheel (can be activated via rotary control)
Scanning: LED red / IR
Resolution: 20000dpi, reducible to 9000/4000/1800/800 dpi
Sensor: PixArt PMW 3399 (Razer Focus +)
Button: mechanical-optical button (Razer Optical 70M Mouse Switch)
Polling rate: 1000Hz
Lighting: Multi-Color (RGB)
Connection: wireless (2.40GHz) or wired (1.8m), USB
Power supply: battery (permanently installed)
Dimensions: (WxHxD) 75x42x130mm
Approximate: Volume 107cm³ (approximate shape)
Weight: 107g (without cable)
Special features: textile cable, thumb rest, onboard memory, detachable cable (USB 2.0 Micro-B), charging station (Razer mouse dock)
Packaging and scope of delivery:
The manufacturer Razer delivers the Basilisk Ultimate in black/green packaging, i.e. in the typical Razer colors. On the front of the packaging, you can see the bright green Razer logo at the top right. At the top left, there is a first feature note, namely the support of Razer Chroma RGB. In the middle, there is an imprint of the Razer Basilisk Ultimate. Wireless technology is likely to be a much more important point. This is listed on the front with “Hyperspeed Wireless Technology”. Thanks to Focus +, the sensor reaches up to 20,000 DPI, at least when you need it. * wink *
The Basilisk Ultimate has 11 programmable buttons. A 14 zone RGB lighting completes the whole thing. A feature that I haven’t personally seen on a mouse is probably the resistance of the mouse wheel because it can be adjusted variably. For this purpose, there is an adjusting wheel below the mouse, with which you can adjust the mouse wheel continuously from smooth to snap.
On the back, you get a deeper insight into the built-in technology of the Basilisk Ultimate. The most important key features here are of course the Ultra-Fast Razer Hyperspeed Wireless Technology, like the Razer Focus + 20k sensor. In addition to the previously mentioned features from the front, there is another great feature, we think. We are talking about the mouse docking station, with which you can conveniently charge the mouse. With RGB, of course.
Now that we have opened the packaging of the Basilisk Ultimate, you get a first look at the stylish rodent. The deeper you dig, the more great things come to light. We are already very excited to see what the rodent can do.
Design and processing
Razer Basilisk gaming mouse is completely black and has a very striking, aggressive design. At first glance, the Basilisk Ultimate looks very high quality. The material also feels very high quality. If you play a little with the keys and press them, you will quickly see that everything is in its place here, nothing wobbles around unnecessarily and the gaps leave nothing to be desired.
Now let’s take a closer look at the mouse.
Most of the left side of the mouse has a rubberized finger rest. Here you have a lot of grip on the mouse, even if it gets a little more than warm in summer. Directly above the rubberized surface, there are two buttons on the side, which, as with every manufacturer, are assigned the forward and backward function ex-works. Directly above the two mouse buttons on the side, there is a chic RGB LED display, which lights up to match the profile.
Looking at the mouse from above, you can clearly see the mouse wheel and the DPI switch, which ensures that you can switch between the individual profiles. The very poisonous look can be seen best when looking at the mouse from the front.
Also, there is a small docking station on which you can plug the Basilisk Ultimate to then charge it. Or if the battery should fail in a match, simply plug the cable into the mouse and the gaming session can continue. You can also operate the mouse with a cable.
The Razer Synapse software:
When it comes to software, Razer relies on the new Synapse 3 software for the Basilisk Ultimate, of course, as it does for its other products. Here the user can set and synchronize the lighting colors and effects of all Chroma devices. But Synapse 3 can do a lot more than just adjust the lighting. We’ll show you what we can set up specifically for the Basilisk Ultimate.
We will now take a closer look at each menu item in the Razer Synapse 3 software to find out which settings can be made on the Basilisk Ultimate. Under Cockpit, we find a list of compatible and connected devices. In our case, we see that we can set the Basilisk Ultimate, the Blackwidow TE in the software. And another device that is not compatible with Synapse 3. Under Modules, you can download additional “add-ons” to expand the functions. We didn’t install any of these because we won’t be using any of the modules. With the global keyboard shortcuts, you can set up your own shortcuts.
Under accessories, there is the item lighting. Here you can set everything to do with lighting and its effects. On the left, you can see how your docking charging station has which effect at which charge level. On the right, you can adjust the brightness and the effects. There will be something for everyone here.
Let’s continue with the menu item “Mouse” because here the variety is difficult to adjust. Under Customize you can change any mouse button as you like. In addition to the various DPI levels, you can also set the sampling rate under Performance. At the bottom of the DPI settings, you have a small check box with which you can not only set a general DPI but also provide the X and Y axes with different DPI settings. As with the docking station, the various lighting settings can be made under the “Lighting” item. Brightness, turn off, effects, and the colors. With the menu item calibration, you can adapt the mouse perfectly to your mousepad because every mousepad is different in texture, so you can always set the right setting here. With the power supply, you can set sleep mode and battery saving mode.
Under the Profile item, you can create a separate profile for your connected devices for each game, which is certainly a must for competitive players. Because every game may need its own and special key assignment. Last but not least, the macros, every gamer will be familiar with this function. Here you can create a macro that, in the end, plays a key sequence or a script, for example.
Become a master player with the PixArt Sensor?
So the technical data of the Basilisk Ultimate are quite convincing, but does it automatically make you a better player? The built-in PMW-3399 sensor has a sensor resolution of up to 20,000 points per inch and can measure up to 16.5 meters per second. This is extremely impressive, but who should use it. In fact, this is usually more marketing than anything else. Certainly, these values work, but there will hardly be players who would play with 20,000 DPI because, in the end, the question is always if the DPI is 20,000, can you get the same sensitivity down enough to play well with it can.
There are usually two sides, one side plays low DPI and high sens and the other side plays high dpi and low sens. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, everyone has to decide for themselves which settings to play with. Personally, I played with low DPI and higher sens for over 10 years until I dealt with the topic more closely and found a new, perfect setup for myself. More DPI ensures a better and finer sampling rate, but the Sens has to go down a good bit, otherwise, the mouse is much too fast.
In the end, you can say that a good sensor can make you a better player, but certainly not because the mouse has 20,000 DPI. It is nicer to have because having is better than need.