Being at the forefront when it comes to gaming technology and innovations, Razer has always pushed the boundaries when it came to gaming. Whether it’s peripherals or full-scale gaming systems, Razer always seems one step ahead of the curve. It’s gaming mice in particular have been widely successful as gamers from all walks of life would pledge their allegiance to the brand because of the gaming gear. As early as last night, Razer announced its newest gaming mouse in its lineup, the Razer Lancehead. If you happen to be a professional gamer, Razer also has a Tournament Edition variation of the Lancehead, which removes the wireless capability entirely.
Right off the bat, the main feature of the Lancehead would be its gaming-grade wireless performance, which comes with Razer’s patent pending Adaptive Frequency Technology (AFT) that promises 100% transmission stability. You must be thinking, “Why would I want to game with a wireless mouse?” and rightly so, most gamers – be it professional or casual – would prefer a wired gaming mouse as there is no threat of a delay in the response time. How Razer worked around this conundrum was with its AFT technology, which constantly scans frequency channels in search of any interference. If an interference is detected, it would automatically switch frequencies in a blink of an eye so you don’t have to experience any lag or delay.
Sharing similar specs with the Razer Mamba (not the Tournament Edition), the Lancehead comes with a 5G laser sensor that will give you 16,000 DPI and 210 Inches per Second (IPS) tracking. Seamlessly blending speed with precision, the Lancehead also comes with 50G acceleration so that every movement made is tracked perfectly and your scope will always be where you want it to. In terms of clickability, the Lancehead is kitted with Razer Mechanical Mouse Switches, which is fitted into most – if not all – its mice. If you couldn’t be bothered with wireless gaming, the Lancehead also comes with a 2.1m braided fibre charging cable.
One thing about the design of the Lancehead that would appeal to a lot of gamers is that its ambidextrous. Whether you’re left- or right-handed, the Lancehead can accommodate fittingly. It comes with two Hyperesponse buttons on both sides of the mouse as well as two more located at the top, right below the gaming-grade scroll wheel. The two buttons on the top gives you on-the-fly DPI adjustments, which is a common theme among gaming mice these days.
To cap it all off, what would a Razer peripheral be without a good ol’ dose of the Razer Chroma Lighting. As you should already know, the Lancehead comes with 16.8 million customisable colour options. However, what I love that Razer did with the Lancehead was make its Chrome Lighting more subtle as compared to its previous mice. It’s mainly located in a straight line right below the Hyperesponse buttons on both sides and on the sides of the scroll wheel. As with any other Razer gaming mouse, the body would have the iconic three-headed snake, which should be customisable as well.
Lastly, the Lancehead is powered by Razer Synapse Pro, Razer’s very own one-stop hardware configuration tool where you can gain access to all your Razer gear with a click of the button. Thanks to the Synapse Pro, you can now store your settings directly onto the mouse and to the cloud as well. However, the Razer Synapse Pro is still currently in Beta so it should probably be released at about the same time with the Lancehead.