Razer Basilisk V3 Pro Customizable Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro Customizable Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro wireless mouse is one of the most advanced in the industry. It will meet the expectations of the most demanding users, who want to be able to switch between various types of games and office tasks, thanks to its extreme versatility and flawless performance.

A technological gem whose price has unfortunately risen to nearly 159$ without its new charging station.

Versatile mice have been in the spotlight in recent weeks, and after evaluating the Roccat Kone XP Air and then the Logitech G502 X Plus, it’s time to check out the new Razer Basilisk V3 Pro.

The mouse is more comfortable and ergonomic than Deathadder V3 Pro and Deathstalker V2 Pro. But will it be worth purchasing?

12 programmable buttons, a redesigned wheel, new optical switches, a Razer Focus Pro 30K sensor, and Qi wireless charging. At $159, it’s aimed at gamers who want a comfortable, high-performance mouse. 

Inside, the V3 Pro comes with the following:

  • A USB-C to USB-A cable for charging and/or wired use
  • A USB-A dongle for wireless transmission
  • A USB-A to USB-C adapter to bring the dongle closer
  • A user manual

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Specification

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro
BrandRazer
ReleasedAug 23, 2022
Dimensions130 x 75.4 x 42.5mm
Weight112g
SensorFocus Pro 30K Optical Sensor
Sensitivity30000 DPI
Max Speed IPS750
Accleration70
Buttons11
SwitchOptical Mouse Switches Gen-3
Switch Cycle90-million Clicks
On board Memory5 profile
Material100% PTFE
CableRazer Speedflex Cable USB Type C
Dock CompatibleRazer Mouse Dock Pro with Razer Wireless Charging Puck (both sold separately)
Battery lifeUp to 90 hours

Design

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro’s design is similar to the Basilisk Ultimate. The mouse’s dimensions and ergonomics are unchanged.

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro Customizable Wireless Gaming Mouse Review 9We stick with a right-handed mouse of average size that should fit most players. Only its weight changes, with a mouse that now weighs 112 g instead of 107 g. The brand doesn’t emphasise lightness like with the Razer Viper V2 Pro.

In practise, the mouse’s curves favour Palm Grip while adapting to Claw Grip or a hybrid. You’re always comfortable with the mouse.

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro Customizable Wireless Gaming Mouse Review 3No changes to finishes. The mouse’s black plastic remains, but a rougher coating improves grip.

The side panels have textured rubber grip zones, and the RGB lighting now surrounds the lower mouse, not just the side buttons. This creates a nice halo on its gliding surface.

No revolution on the side controls, still 10 programmable buttons plus one under the mouse to switch profiles. Most players should find their account and have enough shortcuts for gaming and office use.

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Razer Basilisk V3 Pro Customizable Wireless Gaming Mouse Review 2Most players should find their account and have enough shortcuts for gaming and office use.The  M1 and M2 have Razer Gen 3 optical switches. 90 million clicks vs. 70 million on Basilisk Ultimate. In use, they provide a straightforward activation without pre- or post-travel.

The wheel has been completely redesigned. If the old version had adjustable resistance, the new HyperScoll version rivals the Logitech G502 X Plus.

If we still find the possibility of rotating it to the right or the left to have 2 additional shortcuts, it is especially the vertical scrolling which is reviewed. On this new generation, notched scrolling can automatically switch to free scrolling depending on the force applied. Clearly, if you want to scroll faster, it “unlocks” automatically and not via a specific button as on the G502. Once free scrolling is complete, the wheel returns to its notched mode.

This option can be activated or deactivated from the Razer software, a competitive innovation. 

If you don’t activate automatic change, the first button behind the wheel lets you switch between free and notched scrolling. The second button defaults to sensitivity levels. All of these commands can be customised in Razer Software.

Two buttons above the thumb and a trigger remain on the side panel. On the V3 Pro, it’s no longer removable or replaceable. Its access remains intuitive, and all mouse buttons can be used without finger gymnastics.

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro Customizable Wireless Gaming Mouse Review 11The mouse’s back has rounded PTFE pads. The old version was limited to 2.4 Ghz, but a switch now lets you switch to Bluetooth. A last button lets you switch between configuration profiles.

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro Customizable Wireless Gaming Mouse Review 5 rotatedOn the mouse’s back is a hatch similar to the G502 models. Remove the USB transmitter to avoid losing it when transporting your mouse. A Qi-compatible base roller (sold separately) can wirelessly charge the mouse.

Last point to note, this Basilisk V3 Pro now uses a USB-C connector and no longer Micro-USB for charging or use in wired mode.

Performance

Aside from how well its sensor works, the Basilisk V3 Pro is most notable in games for how well it can be used. Because it has a lot of programmable buttons, it can adapt to most genres and shortcuts without you having to take your fingers off the ZQSD keys.

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With almost 110 g on the scale, it’s clear that the mouse won’t be the first choice for FPS enthusiasts who want a simple and light model. But for other players, like those who want to be able to go from a Spiderman game to an FFXIV game over the course of a few games on Valorant, the Basilisk V3 Pro will give them everything they need to play in great shape. It is one of the best gaming mice on the market because it is generally comfortable, has responsive controls, and has an unbeatable wireless connection.

The 4000 Hz mode, which can be used with a separate transmitter or, in our case, with the new charging station. This technology is mostly for the best players, and it might make sense in the future for people who use monitors with a high refresh rate, like 240 Hz or 360 Hz screens.

Even though we can’t really tell a difference on our 120 Hz screen, many players notice that their movements are smoother and that the time it takes to click is shorter. We don’t think it will be very interesting for most players to use it, especially on this Basilisk V3 Pro model, which isn’t necessarily made for competitive FPS. Also, keep in mind that this kind of technology may have a big effect on how long a battery lasts.

Connectivity

With a 2.4 Ghz Razer HyperSpeed connection, the mouse can be used with a cable or without one. To use this model wirelessly, just connect the USB-A dongle that came with it to your PC, and the connection will be made automatically.

There’s nothing wrong with how it works. Razer HyperSpeed is one of the best wireless connections on the market, if not the best. There is no latency, and even the smallest movements of the mouse work perfectly.

This V3 Pro also has a Bluetooth connection, which is helpful for connecting the mouse to a laptop or tablet without using the USB dongle. We also recommend this connection for use in the office because it uses less power.

Battery

The battery lasts 90 hours in 2.4 Ghz wireless with the RGB lights off and 40 hours with them on. USB-C to USB-A cable for charging and wired use.

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro Customizable Wireless Gaming Mouse Review 15Like the Basilisk Ultimate, the V3 can be charged wirelessly, but not with the old station. The brand offers a new Qi-powered Dock Pro, sold separately.

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A Dock is not included, costing nearly 110$. Faced with a classic Qi charging station, note that the dock includes a transmitter for 4000 Hz Polling-rate and RGB lighting.

The “Wireless Charging Puck” costs about 20$  to charge the Basilisk V3 Pro wirelessly. This small disc makes the mouse compatible with most Qi chargers. We would have liked to find this in the box of a 159$ mouse.

Razer Synapse Software

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro Customizable Wireless Gaming Mouse Review 1Basilisk V3 Pro works with Razer Synapse. Free from the manufacturer’s website, it allows you to configure the mouse to the smallest detail and create different profiles that can be automatically loaded depending on the games or applications launched. The mouse’s internal memory lets you save up to 5 profiles for use on machines without Razer Synapse.

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro Customizable Wireless Gaming Mouse Review 14First, click “Customize” to map mouse buttons. As usual, the brand offers a long list of actions.

HyperShift” allows secondary actions to be assigned to the various buttons, doubling the number of mouse shortcuts.

On the same page, you can adjust the new V3 Pro wheel’s intelligent scrolling and acceleration.

Performance” contains sensor settings. Here, you can select 100 to 30,000 DPI. Default Polling-Rate is 1000 Hz.

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro Customizable Wireless Gaming Mouse Review 4HyperSpeed 4K dongle or Dock Pro station can be used to reach 4000 Hz. A first in the world of wireless gaming mice.

The mouse’s RGB lighting can be configured and synchronised with other peripherals of the brand. Calibration lets you adjust lift-off distance to your gliding surface, and “Power” offers automatic standby options.

Sensor

The Razer Focus 30K optical sensor, which is the latest from the company, is built into the mouse. Already seen on its cousin, the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro, this sensor has an impressive list of specs.

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro Customizable Wireless Gaming Mouse Review 13In addition to being able to go up to 30,000 DPI, it can handle speeds of 750 IPS and accelerations of up to 70 G. The tracking is simply perfect, and it does a lot more than most people need or can use.

Conclusion!

Like the new Logitech G502 X and X Plus, the Razer Basilisk V3 Pro doesn’t revolutionise what we found on the Basilisk Ultimate.

The brand has updated one of its flagship models with new switches, optical sensors, and wireless connectivity. Razer’s new HyperScroll wheel improves overall versatility.

It’s one of the most complete and versatile mice on the market and can compete with the G502 X Plus.

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro Customizable Wireless Gaming Mouse Review 7Still, like its direct competitor, we find its $159 price absurd. A feeling reinforced by the missing dock, sold for around 100$.

If you don’t necessarily need wireless, note that the Razer Basilisk V3 “Non-Pro” is available for around 50$ . At this price, it is on the contrary an excellent deal for a particularly complete and efficient model.