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Razer Basilisk mouse targets FPS fans with customizable clutch at IFA

by Brandon Russell | September 1, 2017September 1, 2017 11:30 am EST

At IFA in Berlin, Razer took the wraps off a new customizable mouse aimed at fans of first-person shooters. PUBG, anyone?

Equipped with a 5G true 16,000 DPI sensor—the same found in the DeathAdder Elite—the Razer Basilisk is rated to feature a 50 million click lifespan, a scroll wheel with customizable resistance, and a “removable clutch” that can be set for additional mouse actions.

“The customizability of the Razer Basilisk sets it apart from other FPS mice, and is something that we’re incredibly proud of,” said Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “This is a mouse for tweaking that last ounce of performance out of each gamer’s specific FPS play style.”

The default setting of the Basilisk’s clutch allows gamers to adjust the mouse’s DPI, which is adjusting your play style on the fly. But it can also be set for other actions you might often use while playing a first-person shooter, such as push-to-talk.

Razer said the Basilisk’s clutch comes in two different lengths, along with a rubber thumb cap if you prefer to use the mouse without the clutch.

The Basilisk is available this month through Razer’s online store for $69,  and elsewhere later this year. Below is a list of the Basilisk’s key features:

  • Razer 5G optical sensor with true 16,000 DPI
  • Up to 450 inches per second (IPS) / 50 G acceleration
  • Gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel with customizable resistance
  • Two removable clutch (short/long) buttons and a rubber thumb cap
  • Eight independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • RazerTM Mechanical Mouse Switches
  • Ergonomic right-handed design with enhanced rubber side grips
  • Razer Chroma™ lighting with true 16.8 million customizable color options
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Razer Synapse 3 (Beta) enabled
  • Approximate size: 124 mm / 4.88 in (Length) X 75 mm / 2.94 in (Width) X 43 mm / 1.69 in (Height)
  • Approximate weight 107 g / 0.24 lbs

Brandon Russell

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