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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  • surt - Thursday, November 07, 2019 - link

    Are the switches silent or clicky? Now that I have a silent mouse, I'll never go back to noisy. Reply
  • flyingpants265 - Friday, November 08, 2019 - link

    Yeah, because that's definitely the most important thing about a wireless gaming mouse. Reply
  • surt - Friday, November 08, 2019 - link

    I'm sure it's unimportant to most, but it's disqualifying for me. Given the design of the switches, they could be silent, so this could be a great upgrade for me, but only if they didn't design the button in order to put the click back in deliberately. So I'd like to know. I watched their video, but the audio is always cut to voice when the user is actually clicking, so you can't tell if the buttons are silent or not. Reply
  • solidsnake1298 - Friday, November 08, 2019 - link

    Eh. The G502 appears a bit larger at the base and is definitely contoured differently. I mean, there are only a certain number of ways to shape a mouse and be comfortable. The new Basilisk appears to be shaped just about the same as the original 2017 Basilisk. And I've used mice from Corsair (I can't remember the model) that use a similar design to the Basilisk and G502.

    Again, there are only a certain number of ways to design an ergonomically shaped, right-handed mouse.
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  • solidsnake1298 - Friday, November 08, 2019 - link

    Ignore my above comment. It was meant for another user's comment. Reply
  • GokieKS - Thursday, November 07, 2019 - link

    Wow, they really were not shy about copying the Logitech G502 design at all, were they? Reply
  • solidsnake1298 - Friday, November 08, 2019 - link

    Eh. The G502 appears a bit larger at the base and is definitely contoured differently. I mean, there are only a certain number of ways to shape a mouse and be comfortable. The new Basilisk appears to be shaped just about the same as the original 2017 Basilisk. And I've used mice from Corsair (I can't remember the model) that use a similar design to the Basilisk and G502.

    Again, there are only a certain number of ways to design an ergonomically shaped, right-handed mouse.
    Reply
  • GokieKS - Friday, November 08, 2019 - link

    It looks way closer to the G502 than the old Basilisk: https://i.imgur.com/UeEpWYi.jpg Reply
  • p1esk - Thursday, November 07, 2019 - link

    Is this a good mouse for non-gaming everyday tasks? If not, which is the best these days? Reply
  • surt - Friday, November 08, 2019 - link

    If you don't care about gaming, you don't want this. Probably you want the logitech mx anywhere 2s, which is just large enough to be comfortable, just enough weight to move well, small enough to fit in a pocket, easy to take with you to meetings. I let people try it for a day at my work and a very high percentage buy one for themselves after doing so. Reply

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