Comments about Razer Basilisk Gaming Mouse: 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor - Chroma RGB Lighting - 8 Programmable Buttons - Mechanical Switches - Customizable Scroll Resistance - Classic Black

Razer Basilisk Gaming Mouse: 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor - Chroma RGB Lighting - 8 Programmable Buttons - Mechanical Switches - Customizable Scroll Resistance - Classic Black

Take your FPS skills to the next level with the Razer Basilisk. Boasting the most advanced optical sensor in the world and armed with features such as a dial for customizing scroll wheel resistance and a removable DPI clutch, the Razer Basilisk is the ultimate FPS gaming mouse. Outfitted with Razer most advanced 5G Optical sensor with true 16, 000 DPI, the Razer Basilisk gives you unrivaled precision and Performance.





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Rob
I bought this mouse to possible replace my Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition - Professional Grade Chroma Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse, 16,000 DPI. I wanted to get a smaller mouse that would fit my hand better and I also liked the idea of having an extra thumb button.

I have been very happy with this mouse and ended up keeping it and replacing my Lancehead with it. It does fit my hand much better and the extra thumb button it great. I didn't think I would really care much about the adjustable resistance on the scroll wheel but I do actually like it a lot. I prefer to keep it turned down to the point where I can barely feel the bumps on the scroll wheel.

If you have used a recent Razer mouse then you know what to expect. This mouse is built with the same quality as all of their recent products and in my opinion it is excellent. I was worried that the adjustable scroll wheel would make it feel cheap or rattle but fortunately, it doesn't.

If you are someone with smaller hands, I would definitely recommend you give this mouse a try.

Just bought the Basilisk and I've been using the mouse for about a week now. Productivity software and some FPS gaming.

Pros: As a user of generic ("free") OEM mice, this was a huge change. It took some getting used to, but the mouse is definitely a huge improvement. I paired it with a new Razer Destructor 2 mousepad, it is a completely different experience. I initially thought the DPI clutch is a little gimmicky, but it has its moments depending on your use cases. Highly customizable, and it has a good feel in the hand. The ambitions of the mouse software it's paired with are high, but...

Cons: The new Synapse software. I realize it's in its beta stages, but it makes the experience a frustrating one. I'm running Windows 10. I've received one Synapse software update since I started using it, and both versions are very buggy. So far, the app has crashed multiple times just trying to use its core functionality, the sensitivity buttons on the top have stopped working and it's forgotten about my profile until I rebooted, and the color scheme has a mind of its own.

Verdict: Great mouse, but give them a little more time before using the new version of the Synapse software. It could make the difference between being truly impressed and being frustrated.

Rob
I’ve just received this mouse in the mail today and decided to go for a spin with it. So far, I’m fairly impressed. Although I do have few complaints, they shouldn’t stop you from buying this mouse since I’m a very picky person.

Likes:
- Very ergonomic.
- Adjustable scroll wheel.
- Side buttons are clicky (just how I like them).
- Modular DPI clutch.
- Sexy Chroma lighting.

Dislikes:
- Ring finger is a little uncomfortable (for me at least).
- Clicking takes a little more force than I’m used to.
- Size of the mouse (My hand is 7 inches {palm to tip of middle finger} and this mouse feels slightly too small).
- Synapse 3 is not yet available on MacOS

Now, every dislike is all based on my experience and may not be applied to some of you. However something that will be a deal breaker for you might be the fact that Synapse 3 is not yet available on MacOS and Razer has already implied that it will becoming to us Mac users. I can easily boot into windows and install it but I have yet to try it. Sooner or later this review might become updated.

Edit: So I was able to install windows 10 onto my iMac and downloaded Synapse 3. I had linked my Hue lights to my mouse and it looks gorgeous! The software was actually better than I thought it would be. I haven’t found any issues “yet” and will continue testing. I will note however, the way you configure the lighting is actually pretty confusing since I was too lazy to read how to use Synapse.

BL.
Absolutely stunning are the words I use to describe this mouse. I play alot of CS and I saw this mouse and was skeptical of it because mice like the G403 and the Zowie EC1A exist but honestly there are functions this mouse does that are simply better than those mice. For example the clutch dpi clutch and the hypershift mode for the mouse are some of the best quality of life features for any FPS gamer. As I mentioned I play CS and if you need to pull out any nade I can bind all my nades to either the side buttons or use the clutch to free up the side buttons and instead only use the dpi clutch to pull the nades. Not only that but the mouse has many many more features I won't get into. Essentially you can program it to do pretty much anything on your PC. From opening programs with a push of a button to text prompts. Also has on-board memory for multiple profiles and to top it all of a mouse wheel resistance tab (for a lack of a better word). This mouse is truly one of my favorites ever. The only downside is the slightly higher delay on the buttons, the Logitech mice all have a button delay of 4 milliseconds while the basilisk and most other mice have a delay of 8 milliseconds. This is the only downside for this mouse and isn't a flaw that will hurt your gaming experience that much.

Pros:
-Dpi clutch
-Fully customization on the buttons that literally allow you to do anything with the mouse
-16000 dpi 5G sensor
-RGB lighting
-Compatible with Razer synapse for all other customization needs
-Tension for the scroll wheel is adjustable, not as much as the free wheeling on something like the G903 but regardless a nice touch

Cons:
-Mouse is a little on the heavy side but no heavier than it's main competitor the G403
-Slightly worse delay on the buttons than the Logitech mice but no worse than any other mouse competitor
-Razer synapse can be hard to set up but when set up it is pretty straight forward
-This may seem nit picky but alot of gunk can get stuck in between the grooves of the thumb rest but it's hardly noticeable while playing

This is my second Razer mouse mouse. I bought the original Naga back in 2009, and after almost ten years of use (between gaming and surfing, very consistent use) it's just now started to stick. For any hardware to run that long without any real maintenance, is pretty impressive. For that reason alone, I will more than likely never buy anything but a Razer mouse.

I was rather hesitant to buy a different mouse type because I absolutely loved my Naga, so I really took my time shopping through the entire Razer lineup. I have gone through ALL OF THEM, and finally ran into the Basilisk.

I have made the right decision, and if you are reading this, I strongly urge you do the same.

Here are some reasons why:
- Hands down, the Basilisk is the most comfortable mouse in Razers lineup. It's size and weight grant comfortable control as well as allowing a variety of different grips in which to wield the mouse.
- The strong, confident clicks are satisfying
- The adjustable resistance wheel is easy to use, and allows you to customize your roll, whether that be stiff shifting or a smooth flow.
- The sensor is second to none, 16,000 is ludicrous to use on a daily basis, but it's nice to have the option. Speaking of which, the software allows easy setup and switching of different DPI speeds with the click of a button

Now to address the biggest complaint I've seen with this mouse: the software.
Though I cannot speak for other users experiences, I had no real issues. The biggest challenge in setup and customization was that Razer Central, was slightly different than Razer Synapse.

Note: Yes, if you have an older Razer keyboard or other Razer hardware, like I do, you'll have to run both. Personally, It doesn't effect my system in the slightest, but if your rig is a potato, perhaps you may experience something different. (this should not deter you from considering this fabulous mouse)

Continuing on, The software was different, big deal. As of today: 5/12/2018, Razer central is running smoothly. The general customization is set up differently than Razer synapse, but it really only took about 3 min to work out some kinks (which were self-inflicted).

In conclusion: If you are looking for an an amazingly comfortable mouse, that is both sexy and righteous, and is unparalleled for multi-functional use (gaming, surfing, and working), Than this is the mouse for you!

This mouse is kind of a sidegrade to the Logitech G502. They're similar in a lot of ways, particularly the shape, but each one has its own unique set of features that might suit your preferences. Some aspects of the G502 that I miss are the horizontal scrolling and the scroll wheel lock, but the Basilisk makes up for it with its DPI clutch and the ability to fine-tune the resistance of the scroll wheel. I particularly like the DPI clutch, as I use a palm grip and found myself having to stretch more than felt natural in order to press the G502's sniper button. The Basilisk's clutch can be adjusted and it is the perfect length to both be easily accessible and not get in the way of normal mouse movement. All said, you really can't go wrong with either mouse.

Okay, here are my impressions after the first day. As a mouse, this thing functions fantastic. The buttons are clicky the scroll wheel resistance can be adjusted, there are two extra programmable buttons on the side, and then there is the DPI clutch. Oh my. This baby basically allows you to have instant access to two different mouse sensitivity settings all the time. So you set it by default to one sensitivity, and then you can set the sensitivity of the mouse with the clutch depressed separately as another sensitivty. This makes fine tuned precision clicking in games like league a blast because you have so much control.
I like using this mouse a lot but it only gets 4 starts because of razer. They try and force you to give all your info, for warranty purposes yes but also to even use all the features of the mouse. They prompt you to install the razer stnapse 3 software and then you have to make an account etc etc. Well nope not me. The mouse is still very usable however on the deffault settings. Just plug it in, refuse to download their software, and you get RGB rainbow color glow and the DPI clutch sensitivity set to the lowest default mouse setting. Then you can toggle mouse sensitivity to medium or high by default and then it shifts to low with the clutch pressed in. This works great for me. Without the synapse software though, you lose the ability to pick and customize the rgb colors and you give up have 5 toggleable mouse settings profiles. Were it not for this, I would give 5 stars. But I got this mouse cheap enough these things dont bother me. The mouse itself is great.

Great mouse!

My old Mamba TE died on me so I decided to try something new, and I'm glad I did! This mouse is super comfortable to use and nice and small for my smaller hands. I'd not recommend this for people with huge hands unless you use claw grip though.

The buttons are very responsive and very nice, and I love the sensitivity adjustment on the scroll wheel. I wish it had tilt-clicks on the scroll wheel, but that's not a huge deal.

The RGB is really nice. I wish it had it in some other places though because it gets mostly covered up by your hand. Again, not a huge concern.

The thumb rest is very comfortable and the rubberized grip is really nice. The two extra buttons are very nice and easy to access, and the thumb paddle is great for push-to-talk or any other useful on the fly button you may want to use.

Overall, a great purchase!

So for starters, I am not much of a PC gamer. I bought this mouse for the way it looks and the RGB functionality. Also, I really like the button placement. It feels great in my hand. No unnecessary buttons on the side that I accidentally click. I like the cord it comes with (braided but not too thick). The Razer Synapse/Chroma software is not too difficult to use but still confusing (I paired it with my Phillips HUE bridge but had difficulty getting the settings just right. One of my Hue bulbs wouldn't light up at times but I'm not sure if it was the software's fault or mine for not knowing how to use it). I also like the idea of the DPI clutch even though I doubt I will ever use it much. The only problem that really annoys me is that you cannot save Lighting Profiles/Settings to the Mouse's internal memory. So I set up the color I wanted and I thought "this is the perfect mouse!" but shortly after I power cycled my computer it started to do the Rainbow mode on the mouse even though I set it to a static color and even saved the profile to the mouse's internal memory. So basically if the Razer software isn't running the mouse is not going to be displaying the RGB pattern you chose. So when I boot up my computer it is stuck in rainbow mode till the software loads. This really annoys me. I thought it was implied that the hardware profiles would store this info so if I migrated my mouse to another system or didn't have the Razer software running the RGBs would behave like I wanted them to.

Pros
-Beautiful design
-Button placement
-Nice RGB
-Adjustable scroll wheel resistance
-Comfortable

Cons
-Color profiles do not work unless Razer software is running.

This is about the 5th or 6th Razer gaming mouse I have purchased over the years. The Basilisk so far has been a solid performer for both gaming and general use. The DPI clutch and wheel friction adjustments are the most novel, cutting edge features. The DPI clutch paddles (two are included) are made out of metal and are held in place magnetically. I do not believe the magnetic/metal nature of the paddle is explained anywhere on the Razer site or in the manual. I find that the right mouse button is easily triggered accidentally. This is probably more a function of how I prefer to hold mice than a design shortcoming. The wheel friction adjuster was one of the selling points for me as I generally find mice wheels rotate too easily, especially in gaming. Even at the maximum friction setting, the wheel is still too loose for my tastes. This mouse includes two lighting zones, the wheel and the logo. The Synapse software provides adequate control over the lighting effects. However, if the Synapse software is not running continuously, the mouse lighting can either be totally off or in a rainbow cycling mode, neither of which is my preference. Lighting effects cannot be saved into the internal, onboard profiles. This limitation coupled with the bloaty nature of the Synapse software, is a real detractor for me. Sort of stunning that Razer could not engineer the mouse to store even static color/intensity information into the onboard profiles. The Synapse software, when running, employs about 3 service applications and about 3 regular applications. None of them need to be running continuously unless you want the lighting effects to work as intended. Another odd limitation of this mouse is the inability for the onboard profiles to retain the 1000 Hz polling rate. The onboard profiles will only run at a maximum of 500 Hz. However, it is possible for the mouse to remain in the 1000 Hz polling rate without the Synapse software running if you set polling to 1000 Hz but do not select one of the alternate onboard profiles. I've only had this mouse for a few weeks but I generally like it. I am a bit perplexed by the polling rate and lighting limitations I noted. Razer could have really hit the ball out of the park with this mouse had they overcome those seemingly simple, perplexing limitations.

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Take your FPS skills to the next level with the Razer Basilisk. Boasting the most advanced optical sensor in the world and armed with features such as a dial for customizing scroll wheel resistance and a removable DPI clutch, the Razer Basilisk is the ultimate FPS gaming mouse. Outfitted with Razer
Take your FPS skills to the next level with the Razer Basilisk. Boasting the most advanced optical sensor in the world and armed with features such as a dial for customizing scroll wheel resistance and a removable DPI clutch, the Razer Basilisk is the ultimate FPS gaming mouse. Outfitted with Razer
Take your FPS skills to the next level with the Razer Basilisk. Boasting the most advanced optical sensor in the world and armed with features such as a dial for customizing scroll wheel resistance and a removable DPI clutch, the Razer Basilisk is the ultimate FPS mouse. Outfitted with Razer’s
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