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Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jan 22, 2020 at 10:05 am
Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed Picture
8.2
Office/Multimedia
7.3
Video Games (FPS)
7.6
Video Games (MMO)
6.0
Ultra-Light Gaming
8.0
Travel
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 variation 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

8.2 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.

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.
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 variation. 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.

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.
7.6 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, although it has on-board memory, you can't save any macros onto it.

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.
6.0 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.

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.
8.0 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.

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.
  • 8.2 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.3 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.6 Video Games (MMO)
  • 6.0 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 8.0 Travel
  1. Updated Nov 23, 2020: We mistakenly indicated that the mouse doesn't have onboard memory. It has been fixed.
  2. Updated Oct 05, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  3. Updated Jan 22, 2020: Review published.
  4. Updated Jan 15, 2020: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color No Lighting

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
Shape
Length 5.1" (130 mm)
Height 1.7" (42 mm)
Width 3.0" (75 mm)
Grip Width
62 mm
7.3
Design
Portability
Volume
26.00 inยณ (426 cmยณ)
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.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
113 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
113 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
113 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

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

8.0
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.

8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
Thumb

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
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
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
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
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
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
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.

9.4
Design
Wireless Versatility
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

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
Cable Type
No Cable
Permanent Kink
No
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
No Port

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

7.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

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

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Razer 5G
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
16,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
-6%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz
7.8
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
14
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

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.

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

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud
8.5
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.

Operating System And Software
7.8
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
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
No

Update 11/23/2020: We previously indicated that there's no on-board memory, which is wrong. It has been corrected.

This mouse is compatible with Razer Synapse 3, which is a great piece of software. It has onboard memory, which allows you to access your custom profiles on other computers that don't have Synapse 3 installed. However, you can only save the sensitivity settings and remapped keyboard/mouse functions, not macros.

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

Since Razer Synapse 3 is only compatible with Windows, you can only customize it on a Windows computer. If you want to access your custom profiles on a Mac, you need to customize the mouse first on a Windows computer and save the settings onto the the on-board memory.

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.

Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED and the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed are both good wireless gaming mice. The Logitech has an ambidextrous design and a slightly smaller body that’s more suitable for small and medium hands. If you’re planning to use your mouse with a different OS, it could be a better option since it’s fully compatible with both Windows and macOS. Its sensor is also more consistent, and it has a lower lift-off distance. On the other hand, the Razer has a wider CPI range and more programmable inputs due to setting a HyperShift. Shape-wise, the Razer should fit more hand sizes with any grip type.

Razer Mamba Wireless

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

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 more consistent sensor, 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.

Razer Basilisk V2

The Razer Basilisk V2 is a better gaming mouse than the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed. It features the best Razer sensor, and it's 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. You can use the Ultimate wired or wirelessly, and it has RGB lighting, more buttons, and a better-performing sensor. On the other hand, the X can be used via Bluetooth and is available for much cheaper.

Razer DeathAdder V2

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better gaming mouse than the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed. The DeathAdder is a wired-only mouse with a sleek design that feels remarkably comfortable. It’s lighter than the Basilisk and has better feet, a wider CPI range, and a lower lift-off distance. On the other hand, the Basilisk is more versatile, and it’s a better choice for traveling, as you can connect it wirelessly via Bluetooth or with its USB receiver. It’s also well-suited for most hand-sizes using any grip type.

Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED and the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed have a similar look, but they’re for different uses. The Logitech is an excellent choice for MMO gaming. It’s heavier and better suited for medium or large hands. It has six side buttons and a total of 29 programable inputs. On the other hand, the Razer is designed for FPS gaming, though it performs better as an office mouse. Most hand sizes should be able to use it with any grip type, except for smaller hands in a fingertip grip. You can use both mice wired or wirelessly via Bluetooth or their USB receivers.

SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed and the SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless are two gaming mice that perform somewhat similarly even though they have very different designs. The SteelSeries is much smaller and lighter, and it has an ambidextrous shape that's very well-suited for a claw grip. On the other hand, the Razer has a right-handed design with a thumb rest, and it's well-suited for most hand sizes using any grip type. It also has a better click latency and features more programmable inputs as you can set an HyperShift button.

Razer Viper

The Razer Viper is a better gaming mouse than the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed, though they both have the same sensor. The Viper has an ambidextrous design with two side buttons on each side. It’s much smaller and lighter and has more buttons and programmable inputs. However, it may not be a great fit for people with larger hands using a palm or a claw grip. On the other hand, the Hyperspeed is designed for right-handed users with a thumb rest on the left side. It’s well-suited for most hand sizes and grip types, and you can use it wired or wirelessly, making it more versatile.

Logitech G603 LIGHTSPEED

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed and the Logitech G603 LIGHTSPEED are decent FPS gaming mice that perform better for the office. The two mice can only be used wirelessly via Bluetooth or their USB receiver, and both have the same number of buttons and comparable sensors. Shape-wise, the Razer is quite a bit bigger and has a thumb rest on the left side. It’s a great fit for almost any hand size or grip type. On the other hand, the Logitech is fairly heavy and is better suited for a palm grip.

Razer Atheris

The Razer Atheris and the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed are two very different mice. The Atheris is a very compact mouse that's great for bringing with you on the go. It has an ambidextrous design that's well-suited for a fingertip grip, though people with extra-large hands may have difficulty using it because of its small design. On the other hand, the Basilisk is a lighter and more versatile gaming mouse. It has an ergonomic shape, with a right-handed slant and a thumb rest. It feels more comfortable overall, and most hand sizes can use it with any grip type. Performance-wise, it has a wider CPI range that you can adjust more precisely and better click latency.

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 and better sensor performance.

Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED is a slightly better mouse than the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed. While these two mice have a very similar shape, the Logitech has a better sensor overall and a bit more programmable buttons. It also has an unlockable wheel, and its software is fully compatible with macOS. On the other hand, the Razer is a wireless-only mouse that uses an AA battery and can't recharge. It also supports a Bluetooth connection, which the Logitech doesn't.

Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor

The Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor is a better gaming mouse than the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed. The Logitech is a bit smaller and lighter, and it's well-suited for a palm grip. It has a wider CPI range, less CPI variation, and a lower lift-off distance. It's also possible to use it wired or wirelessly, while the Razer is a wireless-only mouse. The Razer supports Bluetooth and uses AA batteries instead of being rechargeable, which some people may prefer. It also has a thumb rest, and its shape fits more hand sizes and grip types.

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 a claw grip. While the Razer has a much wider and more adjustable CPI range, the Corsair's CPI is slightly more consistent.

Razer DeathAdder Essential

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed and the Razer DeathAdder Essential are gaming mice with different designs. The Hyperspeed is a wireless-only mouse that can connect via Bluetooth or its USB receiver. It has a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and lower click latency. On the other hand, the Essential is a wired model and is significantly lighter than the Hyperspeed.

Razer Basilisk Essential

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed is wireless mouse in the Basilisk lineup, while the Razer Basilisk Essential is a stripped-down version of the original Razer Basilisk. If you prefer mice without cables, the Hyperspeed is a better choice since you can use it wirelessly via Bluetooth or with its receiver. Also, it has a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, much lower click latency, and onboard memory. On the other hand, the Essential is a wired mouse and weighs a lot less than the Hyperspeed.

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 for medium or larger hands with a fingertip grip. They have the same customizable CPI range and almost the same click latency. While they both have two additional side buttons, the Elite has more programmable buttons overall due to the CPI switch buttons on top and its L/R tilt mouse wheel.

ASUS ROG Chakram

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed is better overall for FPS gaming than the ASUS ROG Chakram, but the ASUS is a better option if you like personalizing your mouse. The Razer has a much lower click latency, more programmable buttons, and the CPI can be adjusted more precisely. It also weighs a bit less, though it's still heavy. On the other hand, the ASUS has a lower lift-off distance, and it has RGB lighting. It has a unique, programmable joystick on its left side, and it offers more personalization, letting you swap out the click switches and customize the RGB logo with your own design.

Dell Alienware AW310M

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed is a somewhat better wireless gaming mouse than the Dell Alienware AW310M. The Razer has a right-handed shape and connects wirelessly either with Bluetooth or with its USB receiver. Its feet glide more smoothly, and you can assign a HyperShift button to enable a secondary layer of commands. Performance-wise, it has a wider CPI range, a CPI you can adjust more precisely, and lower click latency. On the other hand, the Dell has an ambidextrous shape with a thumb and pinky rest. It connects wirelessly with a USB receiver only. It also has a single RGB lighting zone, while the Razer has no lighting.

Mad Catz R.A.T. 4+

The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed is a decent wireless gaming mouse, while the Mad Catz R.A.T. 4+ is a good wired gaming mouse. The Razer connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth. It feels sturdier and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also allows you to set a Hyper-Shift button to enable a secondary layer of commands. Performance-wise, it has a much higher maximum CPI and significantly lower click latency. On the other hand, the Mad Catz is a wired-only mouse. It has three additional buttons, including one extra side button. It also has a more consistent sensor and a lower lift-off distance.

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