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Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed Review

Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed Review

Intro

We finally got our hands on a Basilisk X Hyperspeed from Razer, so let’s find out if it lives up to the hype or if it falls by the wayside.

Released back in the blissful time of 2019, before any of us had even heard the words Covid-19, the Hyperspeed X is part of Razer’s Basilisk family and sits alongside the Basilisk Ultimate as a wireless gaming option.

Design

The Hyperspeed X is a full-size right-handed wireless mouse consisting of 6 programable buttons. The mouse itself is on the larger side and sports a thumb rest on the left making it impractical for any lefties hoping to switch things up. Its smooth curves fit comfortably under my sausage fingers and would be a good fit for any medium to large-sized hands.

With tactile rubber on both the left and right sides and that classic matte plastic on top of the Hyperspeed X, it not only feels good in the hand but also looks pretty sleek on the desk.

A noteable feature lacking from the Hyperspeed X design is any form of RBG lighting. With that said, when it comes to wireless mice I would prefer the battery life goes to longevity rather than shiny lights and aesthetics.

Performance and Specs

The Basilisk X Hyperspeed comes packed with a 5G optical sensor which Razer claims has a 99.4% tracking accuracy. The sensor is capable of up to 16,000 DPI, 450 IPS tracking speed, and up to 40g acceleration. As far as battery life goes you can expect up to a whopping 450 hours in Bluetooth mode and respectable 285 hours when using wireless Hyperspeed gaming mode.

Game in the fast lane with Razer HyperSpeed Wireless, 3X faster than any other wireless gaming technology

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Software

Razer’s Synapse software is jam-packed with goodies to ensure you get the most out of your hardware.

As mentioned previously, the mouse buttons are fully programmable, a task that is made simple thanks to the maturity of the Synapse software. At the time of writing, Razer is currently on version 7.3.32.173 of the Synapse software and since its initial release has become well-refined and easy to use with a user interface that caters to both novice and advanced users.

Within the Synapse software, you’ll find your DPI settings, and thanks to the onboard DPI storage you can save your preferred settings and take them with you. No need to install or mess around with software between machines.

Pricing and Availability

Razer’s Basilisk Hyperspeed X is available now from their website for $109.95.

Conclusion

There is a lot to love about the Hyperspeed X. For me, the battery life was very impressive. Couple that with performance that rivals any wired gaming mice worth its salt and it’s easy to forget you are even using a wireless mouse.

As far as gaming performance goes the combination of Razers Hyperspeed wireless technology and the 5G sensor make this a great choice for anyone looking to cut the cable while still looking to dominate on the virtual battleground. The Basilisk X Hyperspeed is a true joy to use for gaming and paired with the excellent battery life when running on Bluetooth you’d even get away with purchasing one for the office.

Razer basilisk x hyperspeed review

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Great performance
  • Excellent battery life
Razer basilisk x hyperspeed review

Cons

  • No RGB lighting
Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed
  • 90%
    PERFORMANCE - 90%
  • 88%
    QUALITY - 88%
  • 80%
    DESIGN - 80%
86%

Summary

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The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed proves once and for all that wireless gaming is now a true option for those looking to declutter their battlestation. It looks good, feels good and performs great. The inclusion of Bluetooth to help increase battery life is sure to be a huge hit for those that spend more time in spreadsheets and less time in battle streets.

For more on Razer, check out our previous coverage.

Joel Nitschke

Written by Joel Nitschke

I went to the store to get more fire, to start the war.