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Razer Basilisk Ultimate review

A few months after the Razer Viper Ultimate, which won the Gold Award in the Basic Tutorials test, Razer provided us with the Razer Basilisk Ultimate for testing. Unlike the symmetrically designed Razer Viper Ultimate, the Razer Basilisk Ultimate is a mouse for right-handed users. There are hardly any technical differences between the models and the Razer Basilisk Ultimate also features Razer HyperSpeed technology, which is designed to make the difference between cordless and wired mice disappear.

Technical Details

Product Razer Basilisk Ultimate
Length x width x height 130 mm x 60 mm x 42 mm
Weight 107 g without cable
Sensor Optical Focus+
DPI 100 – 20.000 DPI
Max. velocity / acceleration >/strong> 650 IPS / 50 G
Max. polling rate 1000 Hz
Connection cable (1.8 m)
2.4 GHz radio
Price € 149.44*

Scope of delivery

The Razer Basilisk Ultimate is offered with charging cradle and without charging cradle. Both versions come with a charging station:

    • The Razer Basilisk Ultimate mouse
    • A 2.4 GHz adapter
    • A 1.8 meter long cable for charging and wired operation
    • A manual and stickers with Razer logo

Material and workmanship

The material and workmanship of the wireless Razer Basilisk Ultimate looks high quality in all respects, which is to be expected given the proud price. A particularly positive note is that Razer no longer uses a soft-touch surface, which prevents the mouse from wearing out quickly. Instead, a high-quality plastic is used on the ball of the hand and the main keys, which has a long-lasting effect. Only the side areas of the mouse are made of a nubbed rubber, which increases the grip. Details such as the high-quality PTFE gliding feet and the fabric coating of the USB cable also show that Razer has placed great value on quality in the Basilisk Ultimate.

Design and ergonomics

The Razer Basilisk Ultimate is for right-handed use only. The right side of the mouse therefore has no buttons, on the left side there are two fixed buttons and an optional third side button which can be added by a magnetic holder. The grid of the 4-way scroll wheel can be individually adjusted with a knob on the bottom side from very light (no grid visible) to strong (clear grid visible). In addition to the two main buttons, the mouse also offers two additional freely programmable buttons under the scroll wheel.

Sensor of the Razer Basilisk Ultimate

The Razer Basilisk Ultimate uses the optical sensor Razer Focus+, which was developed in cooperation with Pixart. The resolution is continuously adjustable from 100 to 20,000 DPI using the mouse software. This achieves an accuracy of 99.6 percent. Even if resolutions beyond 10,000 DPI are more due to marketing and are not used by “professional” gamers, the sensor of the Razer Basilisk Ultimate was able to convince in tests in all situations.

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Battery life

The maximum battery life of the Razer Basilisk Ultimate is 100 hours without illumination. When the backlight is on, 30 to 40 hours is more realistic. The battery status is displayed in the software as well as via the illumination of the optional charging station and the light zone on the scroll wheel. Should the battery ever run out, the Razer Basilisk Ultimate can be used with the included USB cable and charged in parallel. However, if the mouse is placed on the charging station every day, the power should never run out even when used wirelessly. It is important to make sure that the USB port is powered even when the PC is turned off.

Software

The Razer Basilisk Ultimate is used in combination with the Razer Synapse 3 software. The possibilities for settings are practically limitless. Each button including the two main buttons can be freely assigned and configured. The software also allows you to create your own macros and calibrate the sensor individually.

The illumination of the mouse and the charging station can also be adjusted separately with Razer Synapse 3. In addition to the lighting around the mouse wheel, the Razer Basilisk Ultimate has an illuminated logo. The charging station has a light wreath on the base that can be used to indicate the battery status.

Conclusion

Razer Basilisk Ultimate could convince in all points in the practice text. Especially the low weight (107 grams) for a wireless mouse in combination with the high-quality gliding feet and the Razer HyperSpeed technology ensure that the Basilisk Ultimate can also convince in fast games like Valorant. Only the high price of 140 Euro without charging station or 160 Euro mit Ladestation ist ein kleiner Wermutstropfen.

Comparable good wireless mice of the competition, like the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED are however in a similar price range. Right-handers who want to buy a high quality wireless mouse can buy the Razer Basilisk Ultimate without hesitation. Only the additional charging station in the more expensive version is a feature that the budget foxes can do without thanks to the long battery life.

Razer Basilisk Ultimate

Workmanship
Features
Ergonomics
Software
Value for money

96/100

The Razer Basilisk Ultimate is also suitable for demanding gamers. Only the high price disturbs something.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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