Razer Basilisk V3 Pro – Review

In the world of gaming where there are so many options and extras when it comes to your choices of gaming mouse, what sets that one that fits you apart from the others?
We believe that its a combination of feel (design, weight, texture), function (DPI, switches, buttons), and of course Brand. Some buyers will always lean towards certain brands based on personal experience and the experience of their peers.

So what does a Gaming Mouse manufacturer have to do to design that one mouse to rule them all?
Well – its simple. They need to design the Basilisk V3 Pro.
But Razer has already done that.

Design and Performance

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro is a top-of-the-line gaming mouse that combines advanced features, precision, and customization to deliver an exceptional gaming experience. With its impressive technical specifications, this mouse stands out among its competitors. Let’s delve into the technical aspects that make the Basilisk V3 Pro a true marvel for gamers.

One of the standout features of the Basilisk V3 Pro is its cutting-edge Focus+ 30K DPI Optical Sensor. This sensor is capable of delivering an astounding 30 000 DPI sensitivity, ensuring unparalleled precision and tracking accuracy. Whether you’re engaged in fast-paced first-person shooter games or performing precise movements in strategy games, the Basilisk V3 Pro’s sensor offers smooth and responsive tracking, giving you the edge you need to dominate your opponents.

Another notable technical aspect of this mouse is its versatility in wireless connectivity options. The Basilisk V3 Pro provides three different connection modes: Hyperspeed Wireless, Bluetooth, and wired. The Hyperspeed Wireless mode offers a lag-free experience with a highly responsive 2.4GHz connection, ensuring a seamless gaming session without any noticeable input delay. On the other hand, the Bluetooth mode provides the convenience of wireless connectivity for casual use or when traveling. The inclusion of a detachable Speedflex USB-C cable enables wired usage for those who prefer a more traditional connection.

The Basilisk V3 Pro also incorporates 11 programmable buttons, allowing gamers to customize their mouse to suit their individual playstyles. The inclusion of a customizable multi-function paddle on the left side of the mouse adds an extra layer of functionality. These programmable buttons, combined with Razer’s intuitive software, allow for easy remapping and macro creation, giving gamers an unparalleled level of control and efficiency.

Furthermore, the Basilisk V3 Pro boasts Razer’s renowned Chroma RGB lighting system, which enables users to personalize their mouse with a spectrum of vibrant colors and effects. With millions of customizable color options, the mouse can be synchronized with other Razer Chroma-enabled devices, creating a visually stunning gaming setup.

Comfort is a crucial factor in long gaming sessions, and the Basilisk V3 Pro doesn’t disappoint in this regard. It features an ergonomic design that caters to right-handed gamers, offering a comfortable grip and reducing fatigue during extended play. The inclusion of customizable scroll resistance allows users to fine-tune their scrolling experience to their preference, be it smooth and swift or tactile and controlled.

Lastly, the Basilisk V3 Pro incorporates onboard memory, which means users can save their personalized settings directly on the mouse. This feature proves to be highly convenient, as it allows gamers to plug-and-play on different devices without the need for reconfiguration.

My Experience

When I first started using the Basilisk V3 Pro, I was quite intimidated by the amount of buttons and “programmeable features” that this mouse held, tucked under its sleek, fighter jet design.
So at first, I stuck to what I knew (naturally) and only used the 2 buttons on the side. And they worked REALLY well.

But it was in my Video Editing that I started to really experiment with all the buttons and features that the Basilisk V3 Pro had to offer, and I must admit – I fell in love.
Editing became a breeze as I bound and rebound all the keys I mostly use on my keyboard to the Basilisk V3 Pro and editing for hours on end with only one had, while sipping on my coffee with the other. It was amazing and it is an experience I will not soon forget. This mouse has left its mark in my heart.

It was after this that I ventured more into the buttons for gaming and can say that I was really pleased with how much I could do with just the mouse, allowing my left hand to just think about basic movement and clicking “reload” and “use” when it needed to.

One feature of the Basilisk V3 Pro that I probably enjoyed more than it was designed for was the hybrid scroll setting. Allowing you to combine the clicky, tactile feedback of a normal scroll wheel, and the smooth, seamless speed of the free-spin mode. So when you wanted control, you got it with tactile but when you wanted to scroll through hours of footage (or lines of Ts&Cs that we all read, all the time *ahem*), you just give it a flick and watch the glory of free-spin do its thing.

Final Verdict

With all this – it is really easy to see why the Basilisk V3 Pro from Razer is their top tier mouse. It really has got all the bells and whistles, as well as the kitchen sink (as my momma always done said). But all these features do come at quite a hefty price tag, putting it well above the budget of the average gamer and income earner. For work? Absolutely close your eyes and swipe as you consider this piece of technological brilliance as a necessary business expense. But as a run-of-the-mill gamer, this mouse may be more than most can chew both in price tag and functions.
But it really is beautiful, and I love it…

So – if I could, I would award this mouse 4,99999999… out of 5 with the price tag really only being the only drawback I see for it, but I can’t.
So instead, it gets 4,5.