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The 4 Best Razer Mice of 2023 Mouse Reviews

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Best Razer Mouse

Razer produces a wide range of gaming peripherals. Their mice are high-performing and well-built devices that suit a variety of game genres and budgets. We've tested over 25 Razer mice, and below are our recommendations for the best Razer gaming mouse.

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Best Razer Mice


  1. Best Razer Mouse

    The best Razer mouse is the Razer Viper V2 Pro. It has the same low profile and symmetrical shape as previous models in Razer's longstanding Viper series. However, this version is significantly lighter and uses Razer's updated Focus Pro 30K sensor, the most accurate and consistent sensor we've tested. It also features improved advertised battery life and, like other Razer mice, uses optical switches that eliminate debounce delay and the possibility of the switches developing double-clicking issues.

    That said, it's important to note that to lighten this version so significantly, Razer has removed some of the features this lineup has been known for in the past. Most notably, this version lacks RGB lighting and only has side buttons on the left, while most earlier models featured a pair of side buttons on either side. You may welcome these changes if you're more interested in weight savings. If you're a fan of the legacy features, now is a great time to check out the previous generation Razer Viper Ultimate, which is now more affordable than ever. Or, if you prefer a mouse with an exclusively right-handed shape, check out the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro, which has all the same internal components as the Viper V2 Pro and is only marginally heavier.

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  2. Best Upper Mid-Range Razer Mouse

    At an upper mid-range price point, we recommend the Razer Naga Pro. Keep in mind that the pricing of this mouse is a bit volatile. At its most expensive, it can be around the same price as our best pick on this list, the Razer Viper V2 Pro, so waiting until it's on sale is worthwhile. This mouse is highly versatile and can handle multiple game genres or office tasks. It has three interchangeable side panels, which you can swap out for 2, 6, or 12 side buttons. You can reprogram all its buttons using the software and save your custom settings profiles to the mouse's onboard memory for easy access. In terms of gaming performance, this mouse has an exceptionally accurate and consistent sensor and remarkably low click latency, delivering a responsive-feeling experience for gaming in any genre. Despite the interchangeable parts, this mouse feels very sturdy. Its shape is also very comfortable and features a rest for your pinky.

    There's a left-handed version of this mouse, though it's only available as a wired model. It's important to note that this mouse is fairly heavy compared to more focused, fast-paced gaming options like our top pick, the Razer Viper V2 Pro. It's also relatively large, so smaller hands won't reach all side buttons comfortably without repositioning. If you're interested in a cheaper alternative with the same basic design, the Razer Naga Trinity is the Naga Pro's predecessor and includes a set of three swappable side panels. However, it's a wired-only option and doesn't perform quite as well.

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  3. Best Mid-Range Razer Mouse

    For a more affordable mid-range pick, check out the Razer Basilisk V3. It has outstanding sensor performance and very low click latency. It's a great choice if you like playing games in multiple genres, and it's more than versatile enough for work and everyday browsing, too. It isn't as lightweight as a gaming mouse designed specifically for FPS titles; however, it has more programmable buttons, rock-solid build quality, and a comfortable right-handed shape suitable for nearly all hand sizes. You can also use the companion software to reprogram buttons, precisely adjust your preferred sensitivity levels, and customize the three RGB lighting zones to add a splash of color to your setup.

    Additionally, the scroll wheel has both left and right tilt inputs, plus the ability to toggle between a regular notched scrolling mode and a smooth free-scrolling mode that helps for scrolling quickly through websites or documents. There's also a newly-released wireless version of this mouse called the Razer Basilisk V3 Pro, but it's much more expensive. For a more basic wireless entry in this series, check out the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed. It lacks a free-scrolling mode, doesn't have as many programmable buttons, and doesn't perform quite as well, but it's significantly cheaper and has recently been on sale.

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  4. Best Budget Razer Mouse

    If you're looking for the best Razer mouse on a budget, we recommend the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro. This wired mouse is one of Razer's most popular and enduring designs, with a right-handed, ergonomic shape ideal for a relaxed palm or claw grip. While this is one of Razer's older models, it still offers outstanding sensor performance and remarkably low latency that's nearly on par with the newest Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro. And while newer models in this lineup are significantly lighter, this mouse weighs in at about 80g, which many people consider a sweet spot, providing good maneuverability without feeling too lightweight or flimsy.

    One thing to note about this mouse is that it's pretty large. This may be great news if you happen to have medium or larger-sized hands, but if you're concerned it might be too big for you, check out the Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini. As its name suggests is just a scaled-down version of the DeathAdder V2 that's better suited for smaller hand sizes.

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Compared to other brands


  • Low click latency and high performance sensors. Razer mice generally have very low click latency and deliver very snappy, responsive-feeling gameplay. They also use high-quality, accurate sensors, even in their lower-priced models.
  • Great build quality. The best Razer gaming mice typically feel very well-built and durable. There are no loose or wobbly parts, and the buttons are clicky and responsive.
  • Optical switches. Razer uses optical switches instead of more traditional mechanical switches. These switches feel very responsive and eliminate the possibility of the switch developing double-clicking issues after prolonged use.
  • Heavyweight customization software. While Razer's Synapse software is easy to use and provides a wide range of adjustable settings, it receives criticism from some gamers for unnecessarily consuming system resources. Many Razer mice have onboard memory, allowing you to customize settings and uninstall the software. However, some settings, including custom RGB lighting, typically require the software to run in the background.
  • Limited budget options. While Razer previously offered a fairly wide range of mice at different price points, in recent years, their lower-priced options are typically only older models in their catalog.

Razer vs Logitech

Logitech was already a well-established manufacturer, best known for producing a wide array of productivity-focused peripherals before it began making more gaming-focused models. Logitech and Razer are currently among the largest competitors in the gaming peripheral market and are leaders in advancing sensor technology and gaming performance. Recently, Razer's technology has run slightly ahead of Logitech in several areas as it has more readily implemented emerging technologies, including higher maximum polling rates and motion-sync sensor technology. Razer has also long been a champion of using optical switches in their products, while Logitech has, until recently, focused mainly on using traditional mechanical switches.

Razer vs SteelSeries

SteelSeries first established itself as an industry leader alongside the meteoric rise in popularity of the esports competitive gaming scene. Today it's known for producing a wide array of products, including mousepads, gaming headsets, and mice. Its presence within the esports community remains strong; however, it's also expanded into the broader marketplace and subsequently had to make room for juggernaut competitors Logitech and Razer within the competitive gaming sphere.

Razer vs Corsair

Corsair manufactures various computer parts, including memory, cooling units, keyboards, and mice. These days, Corsair produces a versatile lineup of gaming mice, including focused FPS designs, portable travel mice, and feature-rich MMO models. Their products are generally very well built, but Corsair haven't quite focused on making their models as lightweight as possible in the last few years as Razer, and many other gaming brands have. That said, along with Razer, Corsair has been one of the early adopters of developing mice capable of higher maximum polling rates.

Overall, Razer makes high-quality mice, and they represent some of the best-performing gaming mice we've tested. Their range of premium models is currently the industry standard in terms of performance. They produce a range of models in different sizes, styles, and price ranges, so if you're looking for the best Razer gaming mouse, you have plenty of options to suit your needs.

Lineup

Viper: Razer's Viper series are FPS-focused models with symmetrically shaped bodies that make them well-suited for right or left-handed gamers. The original Razer Viper was released in 2004 and has seen many iterations. The most recent version is a wireless ultra-lightweight model with cutting-edge internals designed for high-level competitive play. However, current releases within the lineup also include more affordable versions, including wired and mini versions.

DeathAdder: The DeathAdder series is a close counterpart to the Razer Viper and offers similarly high-end performance. The most recent version is also an ultra-lightweight wireless mouse designed for high-level competitive play. The difference between the two lineups comes down to shape, as the DeathAdder series of mice have exclusively right-handed shapes and are comparatively better suited to a somewhat larger hand overall.

Basilisk: The mice in Razer's Basilisk lineup have an ergonomic right-handed shape that includes a thumb rest. They're versatile options for playing a variety of different kinds of games, and they feature more programmable buttons and a wider feature set than the comparatively more FPS-focused Viper and DeathAdder lineups. Additional features include RGB lighting, a scroll wheel with left and right tilt inputs, and the ability to toggle the scroll wheel between a notched or free-scrolling mode. As with the Viper and DeathAdder, there's a range of both wired and wireless models available within this lineup at various price points.

Naga: Even more flexible than the Basilisk series of mice, the Naga lineup offers the most programmable buttons. Additionally, many of the mice in this lineup have modular side panels, which allow you to swap out different button layouts depending on your preferences and the game you're playing. These mice are typically favored by those who play MMO or MOBA games which require lots of different commands.

Recent Updates

  1. Mar 15, 2023: We've gone through this article and replaced the Razer Viper Mini as our 'Best Budget Razer Mouse' recommendation with the Razer DeathAdder V2, as the Viper Mini has risen in price considerably.

  2. Dec 15, 2022: We've reviewed this list and confirmed all picks continue to represent the best option for each respective category. We've added a small mention of the Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro in our 'Best Razer Mouse' category and added a note concerning the wireless Razer Basilisk V3 Pro in our 'Best Mid-Range Razer Mouse' category.

  3. Sep 21, 2022: We've reworked the brand information, category headings, and picks for this article to better represent the current market and to provide more insight for readers.

  4. May 12, 2022: Verified picks still represent the best options available; updated text for clarity; no changes to picks.

  5. Feb 11, 2022: Confirmed the availability of all product picks; made no changes to current recommendations.

Conclusion

Razer specializes in making great gaming accessories, and their mice are no exception. Their products are generally well-built and offer good performance and customization options; if you're looking for a good gaming mouse, you likely won't go wrong with most options from Razer.

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