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Razer Basilisk V3 Pro Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Reviewed Oct 03, 2022 at 12:12 pm
Latest change: Test bench update Feb 24, 2023 at 09:20 pm
Razer Basilisk V3 Pro Picture
8.1
Work
8.5
Video Games (FPS)
8.8
Video Games (MMO)
9.4
Raw Performance

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro is a continuation of the Razer Basilisk lineup of gaming mice and the wireless version of the Razer Basilisk V3. Like the other mice in this series, it's a multi-genre gaming mouse with a right-handed design that's best suited for a palm grip where all hand sizes will feel comfortable. This version upgrades the mouse sensor and includes Gen-3 optical switches in the L/R click buttons, but it keeps the overall shape and button cluster that popularized the lineup.

Our Verdict

8.1 Work

Although not designed for this use, the Razer Basilisk V3 Pro is an excellent office mouse. The right-handed ergonomic shape is very comfortable to use, and the mouse feels overall very well-built in hand. Notably, its scroll wheel has quite a bit of features, including two free-scrolling modes and left-right tilt inputs, making it a great choice if you tend to work with video editing or spreadsheets. There's also a cluster of three buttons on the left side, and all buttons on the mouse are re-programmable using the companion software. You can connect the mouse with two devices simultaneously: one with its USB receiver and another with a Bluetooth connection.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Ergonomic, right-handed shape feels comfortable to use.
  • Storage compartment for USB receiver.
  • Connects with Bluetooth and a USB receiver.
Cons
  • Smaller hands may find the mouse too large to use comfortably with certain grip types.
8.5 Video Games (FPS)

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro is an excellent mouse for FPS gaming. It has exceptionally low click latency for a very responsive-feeling in-game experience. The right-handed ergonomic shape is comfortable to use, though it's best suited for larger hands. Overall, it feels very well-built and has high-quality feet that provide an excellent gliding experience on desks and mousepads. However, it's heavy compared to dedicated FPS gaming mice, meaning you may prefer a lighter option.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Ergonomic, right-handed shape feels comfortable to use.
  • Extremely low click latency.
  • Storage compartment for USB receiver.
  • Outstanding sensor performance.
Cons
  • Smaller hands may find the mouse too large to use comfortably with certain grip types.
  • Heavier than dedicated FPS mice.
8.8 Video Games (MMO)

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro is an excellent MMO or MOBA gaming mouse, though it doesn't have as many side-buttons as dedicated MMO mice. Overall, it feels very well-built and comfortable in hand, thanks to its right-handed ergonomic shape. Performance-wise, its click latency is incredibly low, and its sensor offers excellent performance.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Ergonomic, right-handed shape feels comfortable to use.
  • Extremely low click latency.
  • Storage compartment for USB receiver.
  • Outstanding sensor performance.
Cons
  • Smaller hands may find the mouse too large to use comfortably with certain grip types.
  • Not as many buttons as dedicated MMO mice.
9.4 Raw Performance

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Ergonomic, right-handed shape feels comfortable to use.
  • Storage compartment for USB receiver.
Cons
  • Smaller hands may find the mouse too large to use comfortably with certain grip types.
  • 8.1 Work
  • 8.5 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.8 Video Games (MMO)
  • 9.4 Raw Performance
  1. Updated Feb 24, 2023: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.4. This update modifies our Hand Size Recommendation test, adding a more granular hand size recommendation chart. We've moved several minor tests into different test groups, removed the Travel usage, and added a new Raw Performance usage. For more details, you can see our full changelog here.
  2. Updated Oct 25, 2022: We've added a link to the newly-reviewed Logitech G502 X PLUS in the Wireless Versatility section of this review.
  3. Updated Oct 11, 2022: We've added a link to the newly-reviewed ROCCAT Kone XP Air in the Style section of this review.
  4. Updated Oct 03, 2022: Review published.
  5. Updated Sep 16, 2022: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro only comes in one colorway. However, there are two bundle options where you can get the mouse plus a charging dock or the mouse with a wireless charging puck. We purchased and tested just the mouse individually, and you can see the label of our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro continues the popular Razer Basilisk lineup. It's the wireless version of the Razer Basilisk V3 and includes Bluetooth connectivity and the ability to pair it with Razer's HyperSpeed dongle for a higher maximum polling rate, though this dongle is a separate purchase. This mouse hits the same niche as other multi-genre gaming mice, like the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED, but offers some differences in terms of an upgraded sensor and improved optical switches. While it's extremely versatile and performs well for any genre of game, a casual gamer would likely not need this level of performance.

If you're interested in other options, check out our picks for the best wireless gaming mice, or the best gaming mice in general. Or, if you're interested in other options from Razer, check out the best Razer mice.

Razer Basilisk Ultimate

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro is the upgraded version of the Razer Basilisk Ultimate. These mice have the same shape and layout, so they'll feel the same in hand. However, the V3 Pro features an upgraded sensor, Gen-3 optical switches, which are rated for more clicks, and compatibility with the new HyperSpeed dongle, for a higher maximum polling rate. The V3 Pro also has Bluetooth connectivity which the Ultimate lacks.

Razer Basilisk V3

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro is the wireless version of the Razer Basilisk V3. They're nearly identical, but the V3 Pro features an upgraded sensor and Gen-3 optical switches in the left- and right-click buttons. Although the V3 Pro is wireless, its included cable is more flexible.

Razer Naga V2 Pro

The Razer Naga V2 Pro and the Razer Basilisk V3 Pro are wireless mice with similarly excellent gaming performance. Both mice are versatile enough for playing a variety of games. The Basilisk has a shape with a thumb rest and more extensive RGB lighting. On the other hand, the Naga V2 Pro has significantly more programmable buttons and includes a set of hot-swappable 3, 6, and 12-button side panels. It also has a customizable scroll wheel and a significantly longer advertised battery life. On the other hand, the Basilisk is lighter, its shape includes a thumb rest, and it has more extensive RGB lighting.

Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED and the Razer Basilisk V3 Pro are both wireless multi-genre gaming mice, but the V3 Pro has better gaming performance thanks to its extremely low click latency. The V3 Pro also uses optical switches in the left- and right-click buttons that eliminate any double-clicking issues. That said, the performance on the V3 Pro may be overkill for most casual gamers, so the more moderately priced G502 performs comparably well.

Logitech G502 X PLUS

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro and the Logitech G502 X PLUS are wireless multi-genre gaming mice with exceptional gaming performance. The Logitech is somewhat more lightweight and has a significantly longer advertised battery life with all RGB lighting off. On the other hand, the Razer has higher-quality feet and supports Bluetooth.

Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro and the Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed are wireless gaming mice in the same lineup. The Basilisk V3 Pro has an internal rechargeable battery and delivers better gaming performance overall. It also has additional RGB lighting, and its scroll wheel supports tilt inputs and free-scrolling. On the other hand, the Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed uses AA batteries for power.

Logitech G502 X

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro and the Logitech G502 X are multi-genre gaming mice that perform similarly well. There are a few notable differences since the Razer is a wireless model that connects with either Bluetooth or a USB receiver, while the Logitech is a wired-only model. The Razer also has RGB lighting, which the Logitech lacks.

Logitech G502 HERO

The Logitech G502 HERO and the Razer Basilisk V3 Pro are both multi-genre gaming mice, but the V3 Pro is a wireless model that connects with Bluetooth or a USB receiver, and the G502 HERO is a wired-only model. The V3 Pro does perform better overall as it has an upgraded sensor, better left- and right-click switches, and better overall click latency, but these features may be overkill for a casual gamer. The G502 HERO is a better value option for casual gamers.

ROCCAT Kone XP Air

The ROCCAT Kone Pro Air and the Razer Basilisk V3 Pro are wireless multi-genre mice with ergonomic right-handed shapes. The Razer offers better gaming performance, and its scroll wheel can toggle between a notched and faster free-scrolling mode. On the other hand, the ROCCAT is a bit lighter, it has more extensive RGB lighting, and it includes a charging dock by default. The Razer also has a charging dock available, but only as a separate purchase.

GLORIOUS Model I

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro and the GLORIOUS Model I are multi-genre gaming mice with some key differences. The GLORIOUS is a wired-only model designed for a lightweight gaming experience, so it has a perforated body and fewer RGB zones. It also has a modular side button that you can swap out with a slightly differently-shaped button. On the other hand, the Razer isn't designed for weight optimization and is a wireless unit. Instead, the Razer has a better-performing sensor, lower click latency, and Bluetooth compatibility.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Coating
Matte
Lighting Color RGB

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro looks very similar to the previous versions of the mouse in this lineup. It has a matte black plastic body with glossy black side buttons and accents. It has an RGB zone in the scroll wheel, an RGB zone in the Razer logo, and 11 independent RGB zones around the bottom of the mouse. Overall, it has a fairly aggressive gamer aesthetic, with a lot of sharp edges. If you're interested in a wireless multi-genre gaming mouse with more extensive RGB lighting, check out the ROCCAT Kone XP Air.

Design
Shape
Length 5.1" (130 mm)
Width 3.0" (75 mm)
Height 1.7" (42 mm)
Grip Width
62 mm
Ambidextrous
No
Left-Handed Friendly
No
Finger Rest
Thumb
7.4
Design
Portability
Box Volume
25.02 inยณ (410 cmยณ)
Receiver Storing
Yes

Although it's a rather bulky mouse, the Razer Basilisk V3 Pro is fairly portable thanks to the storage compartment for its USB receiver.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro feels very well-built. The plastic body feels very solid and doesn't exhibit any creaking or flexing. Only the scroll wheel has a bit of wobble, but this is normal as it has L/R tilt features, and it isn't noticeable during use.

5.7
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
111.0 g
Default Weight
113.0 g
Weight Distribution
Front-heavy
Extra Weights
No

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro is heavier than most gaming mice. While you can't technically optimize its weight, you can remove the "puck" under the mouse that covers the receiver and charging pins to reduce the weight by 2g.

Design
Hand Size Recommendation
Palm Grip Hand Recommendation
Claw Grip Hand Recommendation
Fingertip Grip Hand Recommendation

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro has a comfortable, right-handed design with easy-to-reach side buttons. The side and thumb rest has a nice textured covering that adds great grip. The overall shape and size remain unchanged from the previous versions, so if you're familiar with the older models, this will feel identical in hand. While it's best suited for a palm grip, you can still comfortably use it with a claw grip or fingertip grip, although small hands will likely find the sniper button too far forward to reach comfortably with these grip types.

9.8
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
2
Bluetooth
Yes
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
Yes
Battery Indicator Yes

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro has an advertised battery life of up to 90 hours with RGB lighting turned off while connected via its HyperSpeed USB receiver. It also has a rechargeable battery that you can wirelessly charge if you purchase the separate Wireless Charging Puck from Razer. If you're interested in a similar mouse with a significantly longer battery life, check out the Logitech G502 X PLUS.

9.0
Design
Cable
Connectivity Wireless
Cable Length
6.2 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
No
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro comes with an incredible cable. It's a nice upgrade from the cable included with the Razer Basilisk V3 since it doesn't retain any kinks from the packaging.

9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
No

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro has outstanding mouse feet that provide a smooth gliding experience on both mousepads and desks.

Design
In The Box

  • Razer Basilisk V3 Pro
  • USB receiver
  • USB receiver extender
  • USB-A to USB-C cable
  • USB covers
  • User documentation

Control
8.1
Control
Additional Buttons
Total Number Of Buttons
11
Number Of Side Buttons
3
Number Of Programmable Inputs
24
Profile Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can reprogram all of the buttons on the Razer Basilisk V3 Pro, including the profile button on the underside of the mouse. You can even reprogram the scroll up/down and L/R tilt inputs. Using the software, you can set a Hypershift button that lets you program a secondary layer of commands for even more inputs. The left- and right-click buttons use Razer's Gen-3 optical switches and are rated for 90 million clicks.

9.6
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
2.2 ms
Wired
2.8 ms
Receiver
2.2 ms
Bluetooth
11.4 ms

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro has exceptionally low click latency that's also very consistent. As a note, the click latency for the wired connection is slightly higher than the click latency with a USB receiver connection. As this is a slightly unusual result, it was re-checked multiple times and yielded the same results repeatedly.

9.5
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
-0.15%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
-0.29%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
-0.42%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
0.26%
Precision Error Between CPI
0.21%
Worst Tracking Error
-5.13%
Minimum CPI
100 CPI
Maximum CPI
30,000 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
8.7
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
12.8 ms
Delay At Half Movement
4.7 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
6.1 ms
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Razer Focus Pro 30K
Works On Glass
Yes
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro has three polling rate options: 125Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. Razer also offers a "HyperPolling" receiver as a separate purchase on their website, allowing you to increase the polling rate up to 4000Hz. All tests in this review were conducted without this receiver, using a polling rate setting of 1000Hz.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel + Free Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
Yes
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro has a scroll wheel with a nice rubber covering for added grip. Scrolling feels precise, thanks to the well-defined steps. It also has a free-scrolling feature that you can access in one of two ways. The first is by manually pressing the button directly under the scroll wheel to switch from tactile to free-scrolling. The second way is by enabling the "Smart-Reel" feature in the software, which automatically switches between the two modes based on scrolling speed. You can also use the software to enable "Scroll Acceleration," which increases the scrolling speed the faster you scroll.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
Operating System And Software
Operating System And Software
Configuration Software
Software Name Razer Synapse 3
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
Profile Auto-Switching
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro uses Razer Synapse 3 software, which allows you to re-program buttons, adjust the CPI, polling rate, and lift-off distance, and customize the RGB lighting. You can save your settings to the mouse's onboard memory, though this procedure isn't exactly user-friendly.

Similar to the software options from other major manufacturers, Synapse 3 is the source of criticism from the broader community. Where there weren't any issues during the testing of this mouse, many users online criticize this software for requiring frequent updates, taking up disproportionate system resources, and a host of other complaints. You may find this software frustrating to work with if you prefer more lightweight software options or no software at all.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro is fully compatible with both Windows and macOS. The software, however, is only available for Windows.