Unlike a mouse used in day-to-day or office work, a gaming mouse requires solid connectivity, response time and workability. In the past, wireless mice were prone to constant connection drops, responsive issues, delays, and abysmal battery life. Indeed, it was misery!
In a word, this is no longer true! With the freakish advancements in wireless technologies, wireless devices exceeded their wired counterparts. In fact, this ignited the battle to become the ultimate wireless gaming mouse. If you are looking for the ultimate computer mouse for 2020 to get, you should stay tuned where we look at two top-notch products side by side.
Razer Basilisk Ultimate
Razer is undoubtedly the new titan in the gaming empire. In fact, it is from gamers to gamers. Throughout the years, Razer was pioneering technological breakthroughs similar to Logitech.
For instance, Razer DeathAdder passed a phenomenal one million sales and one of the most popular mice during the past decade. However, the title is now shared between DeathAdder and Basilisk. In truth, Basilisk Ultimate with its ultimate sensor performance and additions is unparalleled in contrast to the other wireless mice.
Featuring the Highest CPI Ever!
Razer developed Focus+ jointly with Pixart and is currently the sensor with the highest ever specs in the market. In fact, Focus+ beats the Hero 16K with an enormous 20K CPI with the highest resolution accuracy of 99.6%. This undoubtedly makes Focus+ the top of its class in contrast to Hero 16K.
With smart tracing calibration, an extra layer of lift-off (LoD) precision with Asymmetric Cut-off feature, best of its class response with motion sync, it is probably the best ever sensor by far.
As a result of the new sensor, the mouse has the highest IPS in the market that is a 650 and industry-level 50G acceleration. With the advancements, Basilisk has a polling rate of 1ms and an outstanding 100h battery performance (without light).
Design and Weight
The new Basilisk has a much better ergonomic design. As a result, gaming is much more fun and relaxing. However, the weight is the same in contrast to the previous version.
The shape and size have been changed as well. As a matter of fact, it has a wider length now and a smaller grip.
Dimensions and Durability Score
The mouse has the following dimensions.
• Height: 13 cm
• Width: 6 cm
• Depth: 4.2 cm
The durability is much more similar to the G502.
If Logitech has the Powerplay, Razer has Hyperflux. In fact, it is a similar technology to Logitech’s but a more recent variant. Razer says Basilisk is compatible with this awesome wireless charging pad but their wireless product Razer Mamba is the first to use this technology.
If you are a Razer fan you definitely love Chroma! Actually, Basilisk comprises of 14 Chroma lighting zones with 16.8 million colors. In addition, just like with Logitech, it is able to synchronize with multiple devices.
Even More Features with Basilisk
- Customizable scroll-wheel resistance.
- On-the-fly sensitivity adjustments.
- Replaceable, DPI switch.
- Onboard memory (more profiles).
- Razer optical mouse switches with up to 70 million clicks.
- 11 programmable buttons.
- Detachable Speedflex cable, the best in its class (go wireless or wired)
- Razer Synapse 3.
If we compare the prices, the mouse only is priced $169.99 and with a Razer Firefly V2 matt ($49.99) it is $219.98.
What is HyperSpeed Technology?
This is a piece of technology you should know that is present in both mice and gives them their superior performances.
While Logitech was the father of wireless innovation, Razer HyperSpeed is the fastest ever (as claimed by Razer). As a matter of fact, it is 25% faster than any technology in the gaming peripheral industry.
To achieve the goal, Razer engineers had to optimize the wireless data protocol they have been employing. Together with the ultra-fast radio frequency, they were able to minimize latency and improve response time. According to Razer, it has recorded the lowest latency ever that is less than 195 microseconds. In fact, it is a groundbreaking outcome.
As a result of top-notch engineering, the mouse is able to withstand long hours of use and stay reliable inside the worst noise conditions.
Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless
Throughout the years the innovation and commitment made Logitech the pioneer and it always produces best in its class products. Logitech G502 is, by all means, the unchallenged star and was off the charts for years. In addition, it had won multiple awarded and selected as editor’s choice for its excellence.
Hero 16K Sensor
Undoubtedly, Hero 16K is a breakthrough technology. As a result, it provides incredible tracking performance and accuracy with a 1ms report rate (AKA polling rate). In addition, it provides zero smoothing, 40G acceleration, with a max speed of 400ips.
G502 is extremely responsive and there is no sluggishness. Furthermore, with the ultra-performing technology, it is now capable of running 60 hours without lighting (48 hours with lighting).
Design and Weight
G502 was reinvented to provide more versatility. In fact, its endoskeleton was redesigned and had a weight reduction of 7 grams. As a result, it is probably the lightest (114g) among other lightspeed products.
In addition, the design is comfortable and ergonomically so that gamers feel minimal irritation and stress during the long run.
Dimensions and Durability Score
G502 has the following dimensions.
• Height: 13.2 cm
• Width: 7.5 cm
• Depth: 4 cm
The durability of G502 in PTFE feet is 250 km range.
Wireless devices cost more than their wired counterparts. In fact, a wireless device with such enhancements may require you to spend a few more dollars.
At this time, if you purchase only the mouse, it costs $150 and with the mousepad, it is $270.
The better mouse of them
In contrast to Logitech Flagship G903, G502 is still outstanding. With the continuous improvements, it is undeniably the best wireless gaming mouse ever produced so far. If Basilisk is paired with Hyperflux it becomes the wireless superhero. However, Hyperflux is paired with Razer’s Viper Ultimate.
Although Viper is another beast, it cannot outperform Basilisk Ultimate as it has a tremendous technological boost. Razer’s Viper is another outstanding product but Basilisk still stands on top with its features.
Given the combinations, G502 is still unmatched against its wireless technology. On the contrary, Basilisk beats G502 by its superiority in sensor technology.
Both Logitech and Razer are thriving to satisfy the craving needs of gaming freaks. All things considered, if you are a serious gamer and love to go wireless (or even hybrid), and able to afford bleeding edge, top-notch products, G502 and Basilisk Ultimate are two magnificent beasts above all.
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