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The 6 Best Razer Mice of 2020
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Best Razer Mouse

We've reviewed nearly 10 Razer mice to date. Razer is known for their gaming accessories, and they have a wide range of mice designed with gaming in mind. They're generally well-built and have an emphasis on performance and customizability. These are the best Razer mice that we've reviewed that you can buy.

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  1. Best Wireless Razer Mouse

    Test Methodology v0.8.1
    8.5
    Mixed Usage
    8.4
    Office/Multimedia
    7.6
    Travel
    8.7
    Video Games (FPS)
    8.8
    Video Games (MMO)
    8.7
    Ultra-Light Gaming
    Connectivity Wireless
    Type
    Standard

    The best Razer mouse we've tested so far is the Razer Viper Ultimate. This wireless gaming mouse is quite versatile and is well-suited for a wide variety of uses. It can be used wireless, or if the battery dies you can plug it in and game while it charges using the included Micro USB cable that feels much less rigid than the cable on most Razer mice. It also comes with a charging dock so you can easily charge it up when not in use. It's comfortable to use and has an ambidextrous design that's well-suited for small or medium hands in palm grip, and larger hands with claw or fingertip grip.

    The performance is outstanding, with a very wide CPI range that can be adjusted by steps of 50, which is great. Its click latency is excellent, and even when used wirelessly you should experience no delay or lag. There are two additional buttons on the left-hand side, giving the mouse a total of 10 programmable buttons which can be mapped within Razer's great Synapse 3 software. You can also set a HyperShift button within the software to give yourself a second layer of programmed buttons.

    Unfortunately, like all Razer mice, its mouse wheel is only decent and it doesn't give you horizontal scrolling, L/R tilt, or any fast scrolling unlock options. The mouse also may not be the best option for people with very large hands, as they'll likely only be able to get a comfortable hold in a fingertip grip. Overall, however, the Viper Ultimate is a great gaming mouse that offers outstanding performance for FPS gaming, with a ton of customizable options.

    See our review

  2. More Ergonomic Alternative

    Connectivity Wireless
    Type
    Standard

    If you want an excellent wireless gaming mouse but prefer something with a more comfortable and ergonomic design, get the Razer Basilisk Ultimate. It's quite a bit heavier than the Razer Viper Ultimate, but its right-handed design features a thumb rest and a slightly more tilted body. Its adjustable CPI is the same as the Viper Ultimate, and its wireless click latency is even a tiny bit faster. It comes with the same great Micro USB cable and has the same base so you can dock the mouse when you aren't using it. The fit is great for all hand sizes in palm grip, and both claw and fingertip grip are good for everyone except those with small hands. This mouse features an additional sniper button, which is fully customizable and can be removed, and the mouse wheel has programmable L/R tilt buttons, which is nice.

    If you prefer a more lightweight mouse and can get a comfortable fit with the Viper Ultimate, go with that, but if you want a thumb rest and a more tilted design, and don't mind a heavier mouse, get the Basilisk Ultimate.

    See our review

  3. Best Wired Razer Mouse

    Test Methodology v0.8.1
    7.7
    Mixed Usage
    7.4
    Office/Multimedia
    5.0
    Travel
    8.7
    Video Games (FPS)
    8.7
    Video Games (MMO)
    8.5
    Ultra-Light Gaming
    Connectivity Wired
    Type
    Standard

    If you don't mind having a wire, you can often get a great-performing wired mouse for quite a bit cheaper than a wireless option. The best wired Razer mouse that we've tested is the Razer DeathAdder V2. This upgrade to the very popular DeathAdder series maintains the classic shape and design but makes some very welcome upgrades. It's even lighter than the Razer DeathAdder Elite, and now comes equipped with Razer's better new braided cable that's much less stiff and rigid. Even the feet have been upgraded and now feel and slide better on the desk.

    Its sensor performance is remarkable, and its CPI can be set anywhere from 100 to 20,000 CPI by increments of 50, which is excellent. We measured a very low CPI error, meaning the sensor is accurate and consistent, and the click latency went down from 17ms on the DeathAdder Elite to 7ms on this mouse. Unfortunately, Razer's software is still only compatible with macOS, but luckily, unlike previous versions of the Razer DeathAdder, this mouse has on-board memory, so you can customize the mouse on a Windows PC and the changes will carry over when you use the mouse on your Mac.

    The DeathAdder series features a fairly straightforward design, and if you prefer a more ergonomic design, the Razer Basilisk V2 offers almost the same performance as the DeathAdder V2, but has a right-handed slant with a thumb rest, though it's a bit bigger and heavier. Overall, however, the DeathAdder V2 is an excellent gaming mouse that should be suitable for any gamer who doesn't mind having a wire.

    See our review

  4. Most Versatile Razer Mouse

    Test Methodology v0.8.1
    7.7
    Mixed Usage
    7.6
    Office/Multimedia
    5.0
    Travel
    7.9
    Video Games (FPS)
    9.1
    Video Games (MMO)
    6.4
    Ultra-Light Gaming
    Connectivity Wired
    Type
    Standard

    The best Razer gaming mouse with the most versatility that we've tested so far is the Razer Naga Trinity. This wired mouse has a unique design that comes with three swappable side panels to allow you to customize your mouse depending on the type of game you're playing. The mouse has between 10 and 20 programmable buttons, depending on the panel you use, and its mouse wheel has programmable L/R tilt buttons. The mouse is quite comfortable to use and its flared design fives you a slight rest for your pinky.

    While the mouse is well-suited for people with larger hands, unfortunately those with small hands may have issues reaching some buttons no matter which grip type they use. The cable also is only decent, as it's quite rigid and stiff and maintains kinks from its packaging. On the upside, it has a wide adjustable CPI range, and its click latency is one of the lowest we've ever measured.

    Overall, this mouse is great whether you play MMOs and want a ton of programmable buttons, or prefer something with a simpler two-side-button layout. The swappable panels hold on quite well and feel sturdy, and the ability to swap them quickly makes it great if you play a wide variety of games.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget Razer Mouse

    Test Methodology v0.8.1
    7.3
    Mixed Usage
    7.4
    Office/Multimedia
    4.7
    Travel
    7.8
    Video Games (FPS)
    7.9
    Video Games (MMO)
    7.4
    Ultra-Light Gaming
    Connectivity Wired
    Type
    Standard

    The best Razer mouse in the budget category that we've tested so far is the Razer DeathAdder Elite. It's a very good wired gaming mouse that feels extremely well-built and well-designed for its incredibly low price point. Its slight tilt favors right-handed use, but it can be used comfortably in palm grip by any hand size, and only those with small hands will have a hard time with claw or fingertip grip. Despite its low price, it still features adjustable RGB lighting zones on the logo and mouse wheel, and even with its wire, it isn't too heavy.

    Unfortunately, like most Razer mice, its cable is very stiff and rigid and kinks from packaging could be bothersome while using the mouse. On the upside, its wired design means you don't have to worry about your battery dying, and its click latency is fast enough that you shouldn't notice any delays or lag while gaming. There are two side buttons, giving you a total of nine programmable buttons as, unfortunately, the mouse wheel doesn't have L/R tilt buttons. Performance is excellent, and it has a wide customizable CPI range which can be adjusted by steps of 1, which is great.

    While the mouse works with Razer's great Synapse 3 software, unfortunately, it isn't compatible with macOS and this mouse doesn't have onboard memory, so if you game on a Mac, you won't be able to customize the mouse in any way, though the default button-mapping will still work. Overall, if you're looking for a good gaming mouse and don't want to spend a ton of money, this one offers surprisingly great performance and build quality for the price.

    See our review

  6. Wireless Alternative

    Connectivity Wireless
    Type
    Standard

    If you want a good gaming mouse but prefer a wireless design, go with the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed. It's a bit heavier than the Razer DeathAdder Elite and is more expensive, but it features a thumb rest for extra comfort and is easier to use for people with smaller hands. It can be used with its included USB receiver or via Bluetooth, and its click latency is very low with either connection type. Unfortunately, it doesn't feature any RGB lighting, and it doesn't have the extra sniper button that the Basilisk series is known for. It also has no cable ports at all and uses a single AA for power, so you can't use it wired. On the upside, if your battery dies you can quickly toss in a new battery and get back to your game.

    If you want a cheap gaming mouse that gives you great performance and build quality for the price, go with the DeathAdder Elite, but if you prefer a wireless design and don't mind spending a bit more, get the Basilisk X Hyperspeed.

    See our review

Compared to other brands


  • Great customization options. All of Razer's mice are compatible with their Razer Synapse software, allowing you to change your mouse's CPI, polling rate, button mapping, and RGB lighting settings if the mouse supports this. Unfortunately, the software isn't compatible with macOS, so unless your mouse has onboard memory, you'll be stuck with default button settings.
  • Great build quality. Razer mice typically feel quite well-built and durable. There are no loose or wobbly parts, and the buttons are clicky and responsive.
  • Stiff cable. Razer's wired mice typically use a stiff and rigid cable that maintains a lot of kinks and can be bothersome. It's worth noting that newer Razer mice seem to have a better cable that's a lot less stiff and rigid.

Overall, Razer makes good gaming mice that are some of the best performing mice we've reviewed so far. They make a wide range of mice in different sizes, styles, and price points, so you should be able to find one that suits you regardless of your preferred style or budget. Unlike other companies that make mice for a wide range of uses, Razer focuses on gaming and all of their mice feature high performance and customizability, and most have RGB lighting.

Conclusion

Razer specializes in making great gaming accessories, and their mice are no exception. Their products are generally quite 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.

See our recommendations for the best mice, the best gaming mice, and the best wireless mice.

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