Razer has announced its new flagship Basilisk Ultimate wireless gaming mouse aimed at esports and FPS gamers. The Basilisk Ultimate uses Razer’s latest sensor, latest optical switches, and features a HyperSpeed wireless connectivity technology that promises an ultra-low lag. To make the mouse catch eyes, it features 14 RGB lighting zones that can be programmed using the company’s software.

The Razer Basilisk Ultimate is based on the company’s in-house designed Focus+ optical sensor featuring a 20,000 SPI precision, a 650 IPS maximum speed, and a 50G acceleration. The sensor is paired with an SoC that enables multiple features which improve its accuracy and cut down response time of this wireless mouse. In particular, the Smart Tracking capability automatically calibrates the sensor across different surfaces; the Motion Sync aligns polling rates of the host PC, receiver, and sensor to reduce input lag; whereas the Asymmetric Cut-off further improves precision by setting an accurate lift-off distance.

Besides the proprietary Focus+ sensor, the Razer Basilisk Ultimate also uses the company’s own HyperSpeed wireless technology that uses a 4 GHz band and a special dongle as well as features the Adaptive Frequency Hopping that scans interconnection channels and switches to the one with the lowest interferences to ensure the lowest lag. Meanwhile, it is possible that HyperSpeed also optimizes lag on the software side of things, though Razer does not talk about it.

When it comes to ergonomics, the Basilisk Ultimate is a right-handed mouse with a scrolling wheel as well as 11 programmable controls (onboard or cloud storage). Sensitivity of the device can be adjusted on the fly using a special paddle on the left side of the unit, a common feature on contemporary gaming mice.

Razer’s Basilisk Ultimate will be available directly from the company as well as from its retain partners starting from November 6. The mouse itself will cost $149.99/€169.99, the mouse with its dock will be priced at $169.99/€189.99, whereas the dock sold separately will carry a $49.99/€59.99 price tag. Without the dock, the Basilisk Ultimate can be charged using a micro-USB cable that also enables the mouse’s wireless mode for the lowest lag possible.

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  • p1esk - Friday, November 08, 2019 - link

    Thanks! Why do you say I don’t want this? Isn’t low latency a good thing? Any drawbacks of a gaming mouse compared to mx anywhere 2s? To clarify, I’m looking for the very best, price is not a concern. Reply
  • arashi - Saturday, November 09, 2019 - link

    Portability, battery life, and convenience. Reply
  • casperes1996 - Friday, November 08, 2019 - link

    The very last sentence:
    can be charged using a micro-USB cable that also enables the mouse’s wireless mode for the lowest lag possible.

    I assume that should say wired...

    But I really don't get why anyone would ever care that it can do that high DPI. I mean, you wouldn't advertise a car with a steering wheel so sensitive that moving it just a hair would make you do a U-turn on the spot
    Reply
  • boozed - Friday, November 08, 2019 - link

    What's the GH/s/W? Reply
  • p1esk - Friday, November 08, 2019 - link

    gigahashes per second per Watt Reply
  • haplo602 - Friday, November 08, 2019 - link

    looked amazing until I saw the price ... are they nuts ? Reply
  • inighthawki - Friday, November 08, 2019 - link

    Well if the goal is to compete with the wireless g502 then it's priced the same. Logitech's wireless mice are $100-$150 depending on the model.

    That said [at least for me personally] I don't feel like Razer has earned my trust in the quality department, while Logitech has. I've used Logitech's mice for years and I was ready to pay $150 for the g pro wireless but ended up opting for the g703 because it was the wireless version of the 402 which I already have. I personally love it and would totally buy it again.
    Reply
  • inighthawki - Friday, November 08, 2019 - link

    wireless version of the 403** Reply
  • althaz - Friday, November 08, 2019 - link

    Same. I bought the G Pro Wireless and I *love* it. It's the best mouse that exists, hands down (very expensive though).

    This seems to perform slightly better than the G502 wireless (although I've not seen input lag testing and this article saying the wired mode has less lag isn't a good sign), but at this price it's an absolute big-ass "NOPE" from me. I'd take the G502 over this every day of the week, despite possibly fractionally worse performance and the same price tag.

    Why? Because Razer products are *shit* quality. They simply do not last.
    Reply
  • flyingpants265 - Friday, November 08, 2019 - link

    Every single wireless mouse I've bought from Logitech has broken within a year or 2. But then, I've only bought Logitech mice, so I can't really compare with other brands.... Reply

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