Razer’s Basilisk V3 wired gaming mice have more features and a lower price. You can find it at Razer’s online shop, Amazon and Best Buy, starting at $69.99. This is a $10 price drop compared to previous generations.
Its scroll wheel houses the biggest improvements, borrowing Logitech’s G502 Lightspeed and G502 Hero trick. The button next to the Basilisk V3’s wheel allows you to toggle between a staggering scroll mode, providing tactile feedback and a free-spinning option that lets you sail down the page. Razer’s Synapse software also offers an option that automatically switches between these modes based on the inertia. This allows you to engage in the free-spinning mode while scrolling more slowly or with much power.
It is possible to distinguish the Basilisk V3 and V2 by using the new Chroma RGB lighting. This is Razer’s signature styling. The mouse’s bottom can be lit up by the translucent trim, the scroll wheel and the Razer logo. The V3 has a fixed DPI sensitivity toggle switch button, whereas the V2 has an optional one. You can choose to either stick it on magnetically or remove it. The V3 also lacks the V2’s bottom dial to adjust the tension of the scroll wheel, but the free-spinning alternative is a worthy substitute.
It is interesting to see Razer making more efforts to appeal to a wider audience than gamers. While the Basilisk V3 is still a gaming mouse in terms of specs and overall design, it might cater to others who wished that Razer’s more productivity-focused Pro Click shipped with as many features as this $69.99 wired mouse.