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Razer's Basilisk Gaming Mouse Targets FPS Market

Razer's launch of the new Basilisk gaming mouse is among the many announcements coming out of IFA, Europe's biggest tech show.

This purpose-built mouse has the FPS gaming community in its crosshairs. Razer equipped the mouse with a 16,000 DPI optical sensor, which is the same sensor used in the DeathAdder Elite and Lancehead Tournament Edition gaming mice.

In a press release, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan had this to say about the Basilisk gaming mouse:

"The customizability of the Razer Basilisk sets it apart from other FPS mice, and is something that we’re incredibly proud of. 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."

The Basilisk features Razer's proprietary mechanical mouse switches with a 50-million-click life cycle, on-the-fly DPI adjustment, and eight programmable buttons. The mouse cable is braided and uses a USB connector. Razer equipped the mouse with a customizable RGB backlighting system capable of displaying 16.8 million colors.

Other unique features include a dial on the bottom of the mouse that allows you to adjust scroll wheel resistance and a removable DPI button that gives you the ability to temporarily change sensitivity when you hold it down.

The Razer Basilisk is available now on the company website for $70.

Razer Basilisk
Sensor TypeOptical
DPI16,000
Tracking Speed450 IPS
Tracking Acceleration50g
Buttons8 Programmable
Main Key SwitchesRazer Mechanical Mouse Switches
Lighting EffectsRazer Chroma RGB
InterfaceUSB 2.0
Weight107g (without cable)
Price$70
  • DookieDraws
    I've been looking around at mice the last week or so. I have a Logitech G400s that I have been using since 2012, and I love it's simplicity. But was looking for something else similar, but with pretty RGB lighting. :)

    And I hate that auto-playing laptop ad with a passion! At least make it click-to-play. Purty please! :)
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  • globalchaos1984
    Only 8 buttons?
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  • poochiepiano
    20129710 said:
    I've been looking around at mice the last week or so. I have a Logitech G400s that I have been using since 2012, and I love it's simplicity. But was looking for something else similar, but with pretty RGB lighting. :)

    And I hate that auto-playing laptop ad with a passion! At least make it click-to-play. Purty please! :)

    Not that you asked, but I moved from an MX518 (same body as G400s) to a G502 and I love it. It's got subtle but classy RGB and goes on sale for as low as $30 if you keep your eyes peeled. I recommend checking it out!
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  • jdog2pt0
    20129710 said:
    I've been looking around at mice the last week or so. I have a Logitech G400s that I have been using since 2012, and I love it's simplicity. But was looking for something else similar, but with pretty RGB lighting. :)

    And I hate that auto-playing laptop ad with a passion! At least make it click-to-play. Purty please! :)

    As poochiepiano said, I also recommend checking out the g502.

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  • Sam Hain
    20130773 said:
    Only 8 buttons?

    I know... My DA Elite only has seven. I need the Spinal Tap Edition with 11 buttons.
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