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Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Reviewed Apr 26, 2023 at 11:00 am
Latest change: Writing modified Apr 26, 2023 at 11:00 am
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7.0
Work
8.3
Video Games (FPS)
8.2
Video Games (MMO)
9.0
Raw Performance

The Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed is a wireless gaming mouse that continues the Razer Basilisk lineup. It's a direct successor to the previous-generation Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed, which retains the same ergonomic right-handed shape and wireless versatility but adds new features and improvements. This mouse now has an additional side button on the left, more durable mechanical switches, and higher-quality feet. It also introduces RGB lighting that shines from the transparent mouse wheel.

Our Verdict

7.0 Work

The Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed is decent for office use. It has excellent build quality and an ergonomic right-handed shape. It also has a good number of programmable buttons and connects wirelessly using a USB receiver or via Bluetooth. Unfortunately, its scroll wheel lacks a free-scrolling mode and tilt inputs.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Good number of programmable buttons.
  • AA batteries typically offer hundreds of hours of battery life before needing replacement and you don't need to carry a cable around.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel lacks a free-scrolling mode and tilt inputs.
  • Because it lacks a rechargeable battery, you need to replace the AA batteries which can be more costly and annoying for some people.
8.3 Video Games (FPS)

The Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed is impressive for FPS gaming, although it's heavy compared to more FPS-focused mice. That said, it has excellent build quality, feet that glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks, and an ergonomic right-handed shape that's comfortable for most hand sizes and grip types. It also has remarkably low click latency, and its sensor delivers impressive accuracy and motion latency performance, resulting in snappy and responsive-feeling gameplay.

Pros
  • Remarkably low click latency.
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Good number of programmable buttons.
  • AA batteries typically offer hundreds of hours of battery life before needing replacement and you don't need to carry a cable around.
Cons
  • Because it lacks a rechargeable battery, you need to replace the AA batteries which can be more costly and annoying for some people.
8.2 Video Games (MMO)

The Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed is great for MMO gaming but doesn't have quite as many side buttons as most dedicated MMO gaming mice. That said, it has excellent build quality and an ergonomic right-handed shape. It also has remarkably low click latency, and its sensor delivers impressive accuracy and motion latency performance.

Pros
  • Remarkably low click latency.
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Good number of programmable buttons.
  • AA batteries typically offer hundreds of hours of battery life before needing replacement and you don't need to carry a cable around.
Cons
  • Not as many side buttons as most dedicated MMO gaming mice.
  • Because it lacks a rechargeable battery, you need to replace the AA batteries which can be more costly and annoying for some people.
9.0 Raw Performance

The Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed delivers remarkable raw performance. It has fantastic click latency, and the sensor provides accurate and consistent motion and accuracy performance that closely translates your physical movements to the cursor movements you see on-screen.

Pros
  • Remarkably low click latency.
  • Excellent sensor accuracy.
  • Impressive sensor latency.
Cons
  • 7.0 Work
  • 8.3 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.2 Video Games (MMO)
  • 9.0 Raw Performance
  1. Updated Apr 26, 2023: Review published.
  2. Updated Apr 20, 2023: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed is only available in a black color option, and there are no variants. You can see the label of the unit we bought and tested here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed is a wireless gaming mouse in Razer's Basilisk lineup. Like other mice in the lineup, this mouse has an ergonomic right-handed shape and plenty of programmable buttons. This mouse makes several improvements over its direct predecessor, the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed. Changes include adding RGB lighting, an additional side button, and more durable mechanical switches. This mouse is a mid-range wireless alternative to more premium and feature-rich options like the Razer Basilisk V3 Pro or the Logitech G502 X PLUS. Unlike these more expensive options, the Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed uses AA batteries for power, providing added portability and flexibility if you want to avoid using charging cables with your desktop setup or like to toss your mouse in a backpack for use with your laptop on the go.

For more recommendations, check out our picks for the best mice, the best wireless mice, and the best wireless gaming mice. Or, for more options from Razer, see our picks for the best Razer mice.

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed

The Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed and the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed are wireless gaming mice in the same lineup. The newer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed has improved feet that glide better on mousepads and desks. It also introduces RGB lighting and a third side button, both features that the older Basilisk X Hyperspeed lacks.

Razer Basilisk V3

The Razer Basilisk V3 and the Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed are gaming mice in the same lineup. The Basilisk V3 is a wired-only model with somewhat better gaming performance. It also has more RGB lighting and a scroll wheel that supports tilt inputs and free-scrolling. On the other hand, the Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed is a wireless model that connects with a USB receiver or via Bluetooth and uses AA batteries for power.

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro

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.

Razer Basilisk Ultimate

The Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed and the Razer Basilisk Ultimate are wireless gaming mice in the same lineup. The newer V3 X Hyerpseed uses AA batteries for power and has higher-quality feet. On the other hand, the Basilisk Ultimate has a rechargeable internal battery and more programmable buttons. Its scroll wheel also supports tilt inputs and free-scrolling.

Logitech G502 X PLUS

The Logitech G502 X PLUS and the Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed are wireless gaming mice with very similar shapes. The Logitech has more programmable buttons and somewhat better overall gaming performance. It also has an internal rechargeable battery, and its scroll wheel supports tilt inputs and free-scrolling. On the other hand, the Razer uses AA batteries for power and supports Bluetooth, a feature the Logitech lacks.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Coating
Matte
Lighting Color RGB

This mouse looks visually similar to other entries in the Basilisk lineup. It has a matte plastic body with glossy black side buttons and accents and a Razer logo on the palm rest. There are rubberized grips on either side and an RGB lighting zone that shines through the transparent scroll wheel.

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 relatively large and bulky, this mouse has decent portability. It uses AA batteries for power, so you don't need to carry around a charging cable. There's also a compartment for storing the USB receiver so you don't lose it when it's not in use.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

This mouse has excellent build quality and feels just as well built as the considerably more expensive Razer Basilisk V3 Pro. There aren't any loose parts or rattling sounds, and no noticeable flexibility when squeezing the mouse.

6.4
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
93.2 g
Default Weight
113.8 g
Weight Distribution
Back-heavy
Extra Weights
No

This mouse is heavy, and the weight is distributed slightly more towards the back. Note that our Lowest Weight result is achieved by using an aluminum foil ball adapter to allow for the use of AAA batteries. We also found that using an adapter and a smaller AAA battery resulted in a more centered weight distribution.

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

This mouse has an ergonomic, right-handed shape that's unchanged from previous entries in the Basilisk lineup. This mouse is best suited for a palm grip for most hand sizes, but it's also suitable for a claw and fingertip grip. That said, if you have smaller hands, you may find the 'sniper button' on the side of the mouse closest to the front is difficult to reach using any grip type.

9.2
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
2
Bluetooth
Yes
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
1x AA
Use When Charging
No ( Single use batteries)
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator Yes

Razer advertises the Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed has a battery life of 285 hours when connected via its USB receiver and up to a maximum of 535 hours via Bluetooth using a single AA battery.

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Design
Cable
Connectivity Wireless
Cable Length
N/A
Cable Type
No Cable
Permanent Kink
No
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
No Port

This mouse is battery-operated and can't be plugged in.

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

This mouse has outstanding feet with rounded edges. They glide considerably more smoothly on mousepads and directly on desks than the feet on the previous-generation Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed.

Design
In The Box

  • Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed
  • USB-A receiver
  • 1x AA Energizer Max alkaline battery
  • Stickers
  • User documentation

Control
7.7
Control
Additional Buttons
Total Number Of Buttons
7
Number Of Side Buttons
3
Number Of Programmable Inputs
16
Profile Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can reprogram all buttons on this mouse except for the left-click button, which can only be reprogrammed on a secondary layer using Razer's Hypershift feature. Hypershift allows you to assign a button that toggles to a second layer of programmable controls when held. The left- and right-click mouse buttons on this mouse use Razer's Gen-2 mechanical switches, which Razer advertises to have a lifespan of 60 million clicks.

9.2
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
3.4 ms
Wired
N/A
Receiver
3.4 ms
Bluetooth
9.8 ms

The Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed has exceptionally low and consistent click latency using the wireless 2.4 GHz receiver and delivers a very responsive-feeling experience for gaming in any genre, including competitive or reaction-based games. Using a Bluetooth connection is best suited for playing casual titles or doing office work as the latency is higher and less consistent, as is to be expected.

8.8
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
-0.94%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
-0.96%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
-1.50%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
0.68%
Precision Error Between CPI
1.43%
Worst Tracking Error
2.75%
Minimum CPI
100 CPI
Maximum CPI
18,000 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
50 CPI

This mouse delivers excellent CPI performance. The sensor has impressive tracking accuracy, and the physical movements you make with your mouse translate closely to your cursor movements on-screen.

8.3
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
16.2 ms
Delay At Half Movement
5.7 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
7.5 ms

This mouse has great sensor latency. The sensor reacts quickly when you move your mouse, and these movements closely match the timing of the movement of your cursor on-screen.

Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Razer 5G Advanced 18K
Works On Glass
No
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

This mouse has polling rate options of 125Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. Using the software, you can customize the lift-off distance and calibrate the sensor to the surface of your mousepad or desk.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Additional Wheel

The scroll wheel has a textured rubber grip and feels very precise with well-defined steps. Unlike several other models in the Basilisk lineup, the scroll wheel doesn't have left and right tilt inputs or a free-scrolling mode.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet

This mouse's buttons and scroll wheel are quiet and unlikely to bother those around you.

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

This mouse uses Razer's Synapse 3 software. This software is well laid out and easy to navigate. It allows you to adjust various settings, including CPI, polling rate, lift-off distance, profile configuration, and power settings. Many custom settings automatically save to the mouse's single onboard profile. However, you can't save certain settings to the onboard memory; they require the software to run in the background. These settings that need the software to run in the background are labeled.

Much like similar software options from other major manufacturers, this software is the source of criticism from the broader community. While we didn't experience any issues during the testing of this mouse, many users online criticize this software for requiring frequent updates and taking up disproportionate system resources, among other complaints. You may find this software frustrating 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

This mouse is compatible with both Windows and macOS operating systems. However, the customization software is only available for Windows.