Razer Basilisk Review | 2018 FPS GAMING MOUSE !!
Razer Basilisk uses Razer’s 5G optical sensor capable to reach 16,000 DPI with a maximum 50 G acceleration (450 inches per second) and buttons are Razer mechanical switches (has some Omron feel, for some reason). Few years back I used to recommend only one mouse for FPS gaming, the Logitech G502 Proteus Core/Spectrum but Razer Basilisk is the new kid of the block that I would recommend for “best FPS mouse 2018”.
I will keep the review short and sweet here are the 3 things I like about the mouse:
- The removable DPI clutch button / Sniper DPS Button. Actuating the DPI clutch button temporary switch the mouse sensitive to the secondary DPI of your choice, great for fine tracking and sniping shot in game. Releasing the button change it back to primary DPI setting. Great for Windowmaker or Ana in Overwatch. Example from a 600 DPI (20 sens in game) to 400 DPI. Conventional gaming mouse provides 2 buttons for the thumb and is not ergonomically good as you have to bend you thumb 90 degree angle to actuate either 2 buttons which cause a micro-split-second-delay that cause you to miss your shots completely (or get shot at). 2 buttons is limited. Razer Basilisk has 3 button for the thumb to reach, one for DPI clutch, melee and reload (for Overwatch). Plus is easy and comfortable to use, you can swap with smaller one or disable it.
- The sensitivity wheel. The Logitech 502 Proteus Core/Spectrum we review in the past can have 2 scrolling mode, a normal step and a fast hyperscrolling. No in between or fine tuning just normal drive or Tokyo Drift (fast pace). People don’t have much choice, the Razer Basilisk helps to fix that by having it adjustable on the fly. You can have more force to actuate the wheel or make it smoother. This is highly important for Fortnite gamer to switch between weapons or build type at the speed they are comfortable with.
- Ergonomics. My hands is 18 cm long 10 cm wide, the mouse is 12cm long and 7.4 cm wide. I’m both a fingertip and claw type person. The thumb doesn’t touch the surface since it is rested on the mouse curvature. The glide pad on the bottom work well with plastic surface mousepad. For palm style, there is 2 cm area where the palm touch the mousepad surface (so maybe, not for palm style users). The mouse is lightweight, without the cable is 107 grams, I wish the cut another 20 grams. Lighter is always better for me.
I would highly recommend this mouse for FPS gaming. Logitech G502 is good, Razer Basilisk is better as it gave me more flexibility (DPI Clutch, wheel resistance and thumb comfort) just with a little bit higher price (not much, just MYR 10- 20 differences). I didn’t talk about Chroma or Hyperesponse or SUPER-5G-SUGOI-16000DPI-POWER because that is just marketing features, I tested this mouse for 211 hours (yup I did clock that), 60% productivity & 40% gaming. It felt better compared to G502 in my hands. It won’t fail you, it will help you gain the edge you’ll need.
- Razer 5G optical sensor with true 16,000 DPI
- Up to 450 inches per second (IPS) / 50 G acceleration
- Razer™ Mechanical Mouse Switches
- Eight independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
- Gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel with customizable resistance
- 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 (Excluding cable)
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