Razer Basilisk V3 Review: Above and Beyond

The Razer Basilisk V3 stands out above other gaming mice with its premium textured finish and shape, plus an advanced scroll wheel with multiple modes and high programmability. There are similar alternatives that are priced less, but the Basilisk V3 is unquestionably excellent.

PC gamers often go the extra mile with their peripherals, opting for a so-called gaming mouse that should be more comfortable, helpful and fun to play with than a non-gaming mouse. A lot of rodents carry the gaming mouse moniker, but not all go above and beyond to prove their prowess and justify their high price. Razer’s Basilisk line presents a range of mice meant to cater to a variety of gaming genres, thanks to a right-handed ergonomic shape fit for palm and claw grippers and a large number of programmable buttons. But the Razer Basilisk V3 ($70 as of writing) takes things to a new level.

Compared to the now discontinued Razer Basilisk V2, the new Basilisk V3 is $10 cheaper upon release and has greater programmability, a sniper button that instantly drops the mouse’s sensitivity and a more textured grip than the lightweight Razer DeathAdder V2. It proves its versatility from MMORPGs to FPS titles and, simply, getting work done. Razer added more tactile optical mechanical switches and a scroll wheel that can automatically switch from a  tactile scroll to a free spin, without opening software or pressing a button. This is just the start of what pushes the Basilisk V3 above and beyond and right onto our Best Gaming Mouse page. 

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