When I first heard of the Razer Basilisk, the first thought to come to mind was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Sad to say, there’s still a geek in me that I just cannot get rid of. However, I digress…
Razer has just announced the launch of its latest gaming mouse, the Razer Basilisk. Keeping in touch with its roots, this will be yet another Razer gaming mouse to be named after a snake. The Razer Basilisk wouldn’t be the first of its kind as the Razer DeathAdder (Acanthopis), Razer Abyssus (Crotalus Oreganus Abyssus) and Razer Atheris (Bush Vipers), to name a few.
Carrying the tagline, “The World’s Most Advanced Gaming Mouse”, the Razer Basilisk has a tough road ahead if it deems itself so. It’s fitted with Razer’s optical 5G sensor with true 16,000 DPI. Of course, it would seem to be a bit of a stretch to want to use the 16,000 DPI settings but, to each their own.
Another feature that comes with the Razer Basilisk is the ability to customise the resistance on the scroll wheel. In certain cases, some gaming mice are better than others solely because of the force of resistance in the scroll wheel. Razer has nipped that in the bud with the introduction of customisation. Now you can adjust the scroll wheel to your preferred sensitivity, allowing you to switch between weapons faster while giving you a smoother experience.
While many gaming mice do boast the ability to change up your DPI on-the-fly, Razer has taken it one step further with the Basilisk. It comes with a removable DPI clutch, which when held down, allows you to momentarily change the sensitivity of your DPI to make lightning-quick turns and James Bond-like accuracy.
When it comes to the design of it, it surely looks well-suited for right-handed gamers as it doesn’t feature any ambidextrous input. The Razer Basilisk also features a larger than normal thumb rest on the left side of its body, which would probably provide you with even greater grip than usual. As always, the Razer Basilisk is bathed in Razer Chroma colours so you fanboys won’t have to worry.
The Razer Basilisk is now available on the Razer Store at a price of RM329.