Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed Mouse Review

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Reviewed Jan 22, 2020 at 10:05 am
Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed Picture
8.0
Mixed Usage
8.3
Office/Multimedia
7.9
Travel
7.3
Video Games (FPS)
8.1
Video Games (MMO)
5.9
Ultra-Light Gaming
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed is a fairly well-rounded mouse that's versatile enough for a variety of uses. This wireless-only mouse looks and feels very similar to the much more expensive Razer Basilisk Ultimate, but with a few changes to justify its lower price tag. It has no RGB lighting and is powered by a single AA battery instead of charging via USB. This means that there's no plug for it at all, and it can't be used wired. While it still has a wide CPI range, unfortunately, it has a fairly high CPI error and, depending on the set CPI, doesn't always change in increments of 50 like it's supposed to. It also lacks the sniper button that the Basilisk series is known for, which is unfortunate.

Our Verdict

8.0 Mixed Usage

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed is a versatile mouse that's great for a variety of uses. It's comfortable enough to last an entire workday, with an ergonomic right-handed shape that can be used by people with any sized hands in both palm or claw grip. Its small, wireless design makes it a good mouse to take with you as well, as it can be comfortably used in tight spaces like on a plane. Unfortunately, it's only decent for FPS games, due to its fairly heavy design, non-rechargeable battery, and inability to be used wired.

Pros
  • Good price to performance ratio.
  • Premium and well-built design.
  • Suitable for almost every hand size with every grip type.
  • Low click latency.
Cons
  • Unreliable CPI adjustments.
  • Quite heavy.
8.3 Office/Multimedia

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed is a surprisingly great mouse for office use. While it has a somewhat gamer-centric look, its lack of RGB lighting and flashy design elements means it will fit in well with most setups. It has an ergonomic right-handed shape with a thumb-rest, making it great for using all day. Its two additional buttons can be reprogrammed, along with its L/R and scroll wheel, so you can set shortcuts to help you navigate your desktop or work software quickly.

7.9 Travel

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed is a good mouse for travel. This is a wireless mouse which means you don't need to worry about a cumbersome cord that can get tangled when you toss it into your bag. It has a fairly small footprint which can be used comfortably with every grip by every hand size, except for fingertip grip which may be a bit tough for smaller hands. While it isn't rechargeable, this can be nice for travel as you can simply replace the AA battery if it dies. It also can be used without a USB receiver if your laptop has Bluetooth, which is great.

7.3 Video Games (FPS)

Unfortunately, the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed is only decent for FPS games. This is because it's a fairly heavy mouse due to the fact that it uses a AA battery for power. Thankfully, it has a low click latency when used with either its USB receiver or with Bluetooth, which is great. While its CPI range is adjustable, unfortunately, it can be a bit wonky and has a fairly high CPI error. On the bright side, it can be used with any grip type by almost everyone, though those with small hands may have a hard time reaching all the buttons in a fingertip grip.

8.1 Video Games (MMO)

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed is a very good mouse for MMO games. While it doesn't have nearly as many buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse, every button that this mouse does have can be reprogrammed. It's also quite comfortable with any grip by any size of hand, except for fingertip with very small hands. Unfortunately, it doesn't have on-board memory, so you'll lose any button mapping when switching PCs.

5.9 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed isn't designed for ultra-light gaming. It's a fairly heavy mouse and there are much better options available if you're a fan of ultra-lightweight mice.

  • 8.0 Mixed Usage
  • 8.3 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.9 Travel
  • 7.3 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.1 Video Games (MMO)
  • 5.9 Ultra-Light Gaming

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed looks basically identical to the Razer Basilisk Ultimate, except with no RGB lighting. It also doesn't feature the sniper button on the left side of the mouse. It has the same right-handed ergonomic design with a thumb rest.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
113 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
113 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
113 g

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed is fairly heavy and there's no way to reduce the weight.

7.3
Design
Portability
Length 5.1" (12.9 cm)
Height 1.7" (4.4 cm)
Width 3.0" (7.5 cm)
Volume
26.00 Cu. Inch (426 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes

While most people will likely keep the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed at home with their gaming setup, its wireless design and reasonably small footprint mean you should be able to fit it in most bags or larger laptop cases, should you need to.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed's build quality is excellent, and it feels the same as the much more expensive Razer Basilisk Ultimate, which is great. The main difference between the two is that the Ultimate has better quality feet, though this may not be a huge deal to everyone. The only wobble you hear when you shake the mouse is from the battery, though this isn't noticeable in regular use.

8.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Grip Width
62 mm

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed's ergonomics are great. This right-handed mouse has a slight slant to it, and a thumb rest on the left-hand side.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Palm Grip: Small Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: X.Large Hand
Yes

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed can be used comfortably with palm grip by every hand size.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Claw Grip: Small Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: X.Large Hand
Yes

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed can be used comfortably in claw grip by every hand size. While the regular Razer Basilisk and the Basilisk Ultimate have a sniper button which can be tough for small hands to reach, the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed doesn't have this button so this isn't an issue.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Fingertip Grip: Small Hand
No
Fingertip Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Fingertip Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Fingertip Grip: X.Large Hand
Yes

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed is a bit too big for small hands when using fingertip grip, and it may be difficult to hit the side buttons in this grip if you have very small hands.

9.6
Design
Wireless
Bluetooth
Yes
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
1x AA
Use When Charging
No ( Single use batteries)
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed is a wireless-only mouse than can be used via Bluetooth or with its included USB receiver. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a rechargeable battery built-in and uses a single AA battery. Razer claims a single AA battery will last 450 hours on Bluetooth, or 285 hours when using the USB receiver, though we don't currently test this.

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Design
Cable
Cable Length N/A
Braided
No
Port Type: Mouse End
No Cable
Port Type: PC End
No Cable

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed is a wireless-only mouse that cannot be plugged in.

Design
In The Box

  • Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed
  • Manuals
  • 1x AA Battery
  • USB receiver

Control
Control
Sensor
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Works On Glass
No
8.4
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
10 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
12 ms
Click Latency: Wired
N/A

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed's click latency is great. While it's a bit better when using the USB receiver, it's still low enough on Bluetooth that most gamers should notice no lag.

9.2
Control
Performance
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI (DPI)
Maximum CPI (DPI)
16000 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Error
7.5 %
Mouse Acceleration
No
Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed's performance is excellent. It has the same wide CPI range as the regular Razer Basilisk, though the Razer Basilisk Ultimate is even wider. Unfortunately, we found that it was consistently overshooting its CPI, and while it says it's adjustable by 50 CPI increments, ours seemed to actually change by anywhere between 50-100 CPI, depending on what it was set to.

8.3
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Programmable Inputs
8
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed has six buttons, all of which are programmable, including the up and down scroll on the mouse wheel. You can also assign a HyperShift button to give a second layer of programmed buttons.

6.0
Control
Mouse Wheel
Vertical Wheel
Physical
Vertical Wheel Incremented
Yes
Vertical Wheel Unlock Button
No
Vertical Wheel Tilt
No
Horizontal Wheel
None
Horizontal Wheel Incremented
No horizontal Wheel

The mouse wheel on the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed is mediocre. While the scroll itself is quite clicky, unlike the regular Razer Basilisk or the Razer Basilisk Ultimate, there is no scroll adjustment slider on the bottom of the mouse to change this, which is a shame. A full scroll of the mouse wheel from front to back will result in around 10 or 11 clicks.

Operating System And Software
6.3
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Razer Synapse 3
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
No
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
No

This mouse is compatible with Razer Synapse 3, which is a great piece of software. Unfortunately, this mouse doesn't make as good use of this software as many other Razer options as it doesn't have RGB lighting or on-board memory. This means that if you customize the buttons and move the mouse to a different PC, you'll lose these changes.

8.3
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Partially

Since Razer Synapse 3 is only compatible with Windows, you're stuck with the default out-of-the-box button mapping on macOS. Unfortunately, this mouse doesn't have on-board memory so there's no way to reprogram the buttons on a Mac.

Compared to other mice

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed is a cheaper version of the Razer Basilisk Ultimate, and a wireless version to the regular Razer Basilisk. Unlike its siblings, the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed doesn't have a sniper button, and unlike the more expensive version, it can't be used wired and is powered by a single AA battery. It's still a very capable mouse, however, especially for the price point. Check out our recommendations for the best gaming mouse, the best FPS mouse, and the overall best mouse.

Razer Mamba Wireless

The Razer Mamba Wireless is a better wireless gaming mouse than the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed. The Mamba Wireless can be used wired or wirelessly, while the Basilisk X is only wireless. The Mamba also has on-board memory to save its customization settings, and uses rechargeable batteries as opposed to AA's like the Basilisk X. On the other hand, the Basilisk X can also be used via Bluetooth, which is great if you often use it with a laptop and don't want to use a USB receiver. The Basilisk X is also suitable for every grip type with almost any hand size, while the Mamba Wireless can't be used with a fingertip grip.

Razer Basilisk V2

The Razer Basilisk V2 is a better gaming mouse than the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed. It features the best Razer sensor to date, and its also a bit lighter than the Hyperspeed. Although the V2 doesn't offer the wireless freedom of the Hyperspeed, it's a better overall mouse for gamers.

Razer Basilisk Ultimate

The Razer Basilisk Ultimate is a better mouse than the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed. The Ultimate can be used wired or wirelessly, has RGB lighting, more buttons, and a better performing sensor. On the other hand, the Basilisk X can be used via Bluetooth, and is available for much cheaper.

Razer Basilisk

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed is a slightly better mouse than the Razer Basilisk. The X is a wireless mouse that has a lower click latency. On the other hand, the regular Basilisk has an extra programmable button, a better sensor performance, and has on-board memory to save customization options when switching PCs.

Logitech G502 HERO

The Logitech G502 HERO is a better gaming mouse than the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed. The Logitech has more programmable buttons, a much lower CPI error, and a better mouse wheel with L/R tilt and an increment unlock button. It also uses Logitech's G Hub which is compatible with both Windows and macOS. The Razer is wireless and has the same click latency as the wired HERO. The Razer is also more suitable for people with small hands in both palm and claw grip.

Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless

The Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless is a better gaming mouse than the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed. While the Razer is wireless-only, the Corsair can be used wireless or wired while charging. The Razer is a bit heavier and larger, which makes it better suited for palm grip. Meanwhile, the more compact and portable Corsair is best for all hand sizes with claw grip. While the Razer has a much wider and more adjustable CPI range, the Corsair's CPI is slightly more accurate.

Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED is a better mouse than the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed. while these two mice have a very similar shape, the Logitech has better overall performance and a bit more programmable buttons. It also has an unlockable wheel and its software is fully compatible with macOS too. On the other hand, the Razer can also be used via Bluetooth, but it uses a AA battery and can't be recharged. It also can't be used wired, which is disappointing.

Razer Mamba Elite

The Razer Mamba Elite is a slightly lighter-weight and wired gaming mouse, while the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed is wireless-only. They're both great for all hand sizes with palm grip, though the X is better in claw grip for small hands, and both will likely only be comfortable in medium or larger hands with fingertip grip. They have the same customizable CPI range, and almost the same click latency. While they both have two additional side buttons, the Mamba Elite has more programmable buttons overall due to the CPI switch buttons on top and its L/R tilt mouse wheel.

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