The Razer Basilisk V3 has just one big difference from its predecessors: an automatically adjusting scroll wheel. As it turns out, that’s a pretty major advantage.
The Razer Basilisk V3 demonstrates that the gaming mouse still has a few surprises to offer. In the past few years, manufacturers have seemingly perfected the peripheral, from ergonomic designs, to colorful RGB lighting, to robust software suites. The Basilisk V3 has all of those things, but it also has something that has never appeared in a gaming mouse before: an automatically adjusting scroll wheel. While this is admittedly more of a productivity feature, it’s more useful than ever in a population that’s both working and gaming at home every day.
The scroll wheel is the standout feature of the $70 Basilisk V3, but there’s a lot else to like, from its textured grips to its excellent in-game performance. My only major gripe is that the newly added sniper button is a lot less versatile than the customizable paddle from previous models, which could admittedly be a drag for competitive players. Read on for our full Razer Basilisk V3 review.