At IFA 2017 last week, Razer unveiled two new products: a new 17-inch Blade Pro model, and an FPS gaming mouse, the Razer Basilisk. What sets this mouse apart from other gaming mice is the fact that it features a “clutch,” which can be customised to user’s liking.
The Razer Basilisk’s clutch is essentially an extra button located on the left side of the mouse; it is placed within easy reach of the thumb. By default, the clutch temporarily lowers the DPI of the mouse when held down, which should prove to be useful to get those precious headshots when sniping in FPS games.
Aside from the clutch – which is removable – the Basilisk is also an ergonomic mouse. When I tried it briefly at IFA 2017, it’s definitely a very comfortable mouse; the rubber side grips are nice to the touch too. Interestingly, the resistance of the Basilisk’s scroll wheel can also be adjusted with a dial on the bottom of the mouse.
Other specifications of the Basilisk include the same 5G optical sensor with true 16,000 DPI found on the Razer DeathAdder Elite and Lancehead Tournament Edition mice, 1000Hz ultrapolling rate, Razer’s mechanical mouse switches, and of course, Chroma lighting.
At the time of writing, the Razer Basilisk is not available on Razer’s Malaysian online store yet, but we expect it to be listed there soon. For reference, the Basilisk will start shipping in the US sometime this month for $69.99; that’s about RM295.