We have all heard of Razer before, and there’s even a possibility that you have owned a Razer mouse or its other peripherals, especially if you are a gamer, and if so, then you must have wondered which is the best Razer mouse out there?
Along with Logitech and Corsair, Razer dominates the gaming gear market. Mice, such as the Basilisk v2 and the Razer DeathAdder V2, have shaken the industry to its core, innovating and establishing new standards for those around them. But if you are a hardcore Razer fan, you know that they have been doing this since the beginning.
In fact, the first-ever gaming mouse was developed and manufactured by Razer, way back in 1999, it was called the Razer Boomslang. Later they innovated the mouse by adding a light encoder and a new sensor to create the first pro gaming mouse, the Diamondback, released in 2005.
Since then Razer has continued to be on the up and up, replacing the old mechanical switch with an optical mouse switch. Manufacturing more gaming mice with an optical sensor instead of a laser one.
Personally, I have been a fan of Razer since the beginning of my gaming career, that is to say since I was a child. Back then Razer had really gotten into the mainstream and was all over the place, I even remember asking my mother for a new Razer gaming mouse for Christmas.
It might seem silly now, but back then what I truly liked about Razer was their epic logo and RGB lighting, so basically, I liked that my mouse glowed with pretty colors. Cut me some slack, I was young, I didn’t know about DPI, switches, or button customization.
But now that I know all these things makes me appreciate Razer even more. That’s why I decided to set out on this journey of finding the best Razer mouse there is, won’t you join me for a ride?
- Best Razer Mouse at a Glance
- 10 Best Razer Mice in 2021Full Review
- 1. Razer Naga Trinity – Best for MMO & MOBA Gaming
- 2. Razer Basilisk V2 – Best for Button Versatility
- 3. Razer Basilisk Ultimate – Best for Customization
- 4. Razer Viper – Best for Ambidextrous Users
- 5. Razer Viper Mini – Best Budget
- 6. Razer Viper Ultimate – Best Wireless Mouse
- 7. Razer Mamba Wireless – Best Mid-Range Wireless Mouse
- 8. Razer Pro Click – Best for Office
- 9. Razer Atheris – Best for Portability
- 10. Razer DeathAdder V2 – Best Overall
- Honorable Mentions
- Buyers Guide
- Final Verdict
- Top Rated Razer Mouse
Best Razer Mouse at a Glance
- Best for MMO & MOBA Gaming – Razer Naga Trinity
- Best for Button Versatility – Razer Basilisk V2
- Best for Customization – Razer Basilisk Ultimate
- Best for Ambidextrous Users – Razer Viper
- Best Budget – Razer Viper Mini
- Best Wireless Mouse – Razer Viper Ultimate
- Best Mid-Range Wireless Mouse – Razer Mamba Wireless
- Best for Office – Razer Pro Click
- Best for Portability – Razer Atheris
- Best Overall – Razer DeathAdder V2
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10 Best Razer Mice in 2021Full Review
Introducing my top 10 picks for the best Razer mice for all kinds of gamers.
1. Razer Naga Trinity – Best for MMO & MOBA Gaming
There is a reason why Razer has become a household name around the world. They have been a part of the gaming industry since, well since the beginning, and have continued to push the gaming boundaries ever since. The Razer Naga Trinity mouse is no exception, it challenges what it means to be a gaming mouse and more precisely an MMO mouse with its unique and innovative design.
The Trinity is part of the Razer Naga series and it is quite accurately named. The gaming mouse has three separate thumb panels, which you can switch between just as easily as removing a magnet. From the typical 12-panel thumb button to a more focused MOBA gaming mouse, it is similar to the Naga Hex and even has a 2 button panel design for FPS games. The Razer Naga Trinity is essentially giving you three different mice in one for a reasonable price if I might add.
Now, if you are a big fan of Razer, you are probably wondering why does that design sound so familiar. Well, Razer Naga Trinity is not the first gaming mouse to have done the whole ‘3 different side panel’ thing. Before the Naga Trinity came the Razer Naga Pro, although this gaming mouse was not nearly as well-executed as the Trinity. Even though they are both parts of the Razer Naga series, the Trinity improves on almost every aspect of the Naga Pro.
The Razer Naga Trinity MMO gaming mouse is easily considered by some to be the best MMO mouse out there. Both the scroll wheel and the thumb buttons, as well as the Razer logo underneath your palm, have RGB lighting which you can change via Razer’s Synapse software.
As for the thumb panel itself, well, it’s kept in place by some very powerful magnets. The panels are easily removable but will also stay in place unless you actually want to remove them.
The first panel is your typical 12 button MMO mouse, the second is a collection of 7 buttons arranged in a circular pattern, similar to the Naga Hex, as mentioned before. When I tested the 7 button panel, I was astonished at how drastically it improved my performance in League of Legends. The 7 buttons are ideal for MOBA games, they are not too many, like in a 12 button MMO mouse, and not too few like in an FPS mouse. To be honest, I am surprised that more brands have not done similar designs, the only other example I can think of is, as mentioned before, the Naga Hex and Naga Hex V2.
As for the 2 button side panel, unlike the other two, it does not have RGB lighting and it is a bit lighter than the other two. Even so, I would not pick the Razer Naga Trinity above other dedicated FPS mice. This Razer device is meant for people who are mainly interested in MMO gaming rather than general gaming.
One of the reasons why I would not use it strictly for FPS games is that the mouse is too tall and heavy, even with all of the side panels removed (which is not recommended). Other than that the gaming mouse is not recommended for people with small hands or fingertip grips. However, the ergonomic mouse itself is actually very comfortable, but the overall feel will change depending on which button panel you use.
The Razer Naga mouse is covered in solid plastic and it feels smooth to touch. The mouse feet are made of PTFE, as is the standard, nothing out of the ordinary here. As for the cable, well it’s a bit rigid and not very flexible, but it is braided and it will last you a long time.
While the optical sensor is actually a proprietary one called the Razer 5G, with a minimum rating of 100 and a maximum of 16000, with 2 buttons right beneath the scroll wheel meant to adjust the DPI setting on the go. The sensor is actually really good and I had no issues with it while testing the mouse.
I tried the Razer Naga mouse out on a couple of game titles, such as Overwatch, Warcraft, World of Warcraft, and League of Legends. For the FPS side of things, the device performed pretty well, but still, I would prefer a much smaller, much lighter FPS mouse for FPS games. It truly shines, however, in the MMO and MOBA side of things, this Razer mouse was obviously made for those types of games and it shows. Improving on the Naga Hex, the Trinity’s MOBA thumb buttons feel way more satisfying to the touch and will last you way longer. As for World of Warcraft, the mouse performed as expected. My brother is a big MMO fan and I am planning on getting him the Naga Trinity for his birthday, I would recommend this mouse to any MMO players out there.
2. Razer Basilisk V2 – Best for Button Versatility
The Razer Basilisk V2 is one of the newer gaming mice released by the company, along with a few variations including a budget and a wireless Basilisk V2, called the Razer Basilisk Ultimate, but more on that later. For now, the Razer Basilisk V2 is a good all-rounder mouse for your everyday gaming needs, although it’s a little bit more expensive than you would think, especially for a wired mouse.
The Basilisk V2 is actually quite similar to its cousin the Razer DeathAdder V2. This ergonomic mouse has angular strips of plastic intersecting each other on its face and textured grips on both sides while an extended thumb rest appears on the left side of the gaming mouse. It’s a pretty comfortable design and the mouse feet glide as smooth as a figure skater on ice. Although it would be a little too big for people with smaller hands and fingertip grip users.
This mouse is a part of the Basilisk series and as such has a small extra thumb button called a DPI clutch which, as you can probably guess, is mainly used for the DPI setting, but you can also use it to access the secondary button profile when you hold it, essentially doubling the number of programmable buttons at your disposal. The button in my opinion is really useful, but don’t worry, if you don’t want to use it, you can simply remove it and replace it with a rubber stopper.
An adventure unfolds when you flip the gaming mouse over. The first thing you will see is a dial used for the customizable scroll wheel resistance, which is exactly what it sounds like. Simply adjust the dial and you will go from cycling spells in mere nano-seconds to taking your time with each one, although at the moment there is no way to gauge the resistance apart from trial and error. However, this is not the first, nor last time a scroll wheel resistance feature has been implemented, but arguably some other devices have done a better job at it, *cough* Logitech mouse *cough*. But that doesn’t mean the feature is not appreciated here, I love it when gaming mice have scroll wheel resistance and often wonder why more devices don’t.
As for the programmable buttons, well, they are pretty similar to previous Basilisk models. You have your left button, right button, some scroll wheel action, and 2 buttons on the face of the mouse which can also be used to adjust DPI. On the side, above the thumb rest, there are 2 thumb buttons in addition to the aforementioned clutch, these are of course your standard FPS buttons.
The Razer Basilisk V2 is equipped with the Focus+ optical sensor which can go as high as 20,000 DPI and has a 50g acceleration. The gaming mouse also has five onboard profiles, which is way more than you need if you ask me, but if you are someone who is playing and traveling a lot, I guess it could be useful. You can use a button on the underside of the mouse to switch between profiles or simply reprogram to a more convenient one.
All in all, this gaming mouse has a total of 11 programmable buttons which you can remap with the Razer Synapse software. You can also use the program to adjust the RGB lighting as well as the DPI of the mouse and some other complicated settings. But the software itself gives off this feeling that it’s way more complicated than it needs to be, however, once you get used to it it’s a walk in the park.
I tested the Basilisk V2 in Overwatch, Cyberpunk 2077, and World of Warcraft. It performed adorably on all of the titles. The extra buttons were really helpful in Overwatch for all the different abilities and despite the bugs, Cyberpunk 2077 was a lot of fun. Although the buttons were not nearly enough for an MMORPG like WoW, it was still pretty decent and unless you are a hardcore MMO gamer, I don’t see any problems you could face while using this mouse for World of Warcraft, or any other MMORPG game.
3. Razer Basilisk Ultimate – Best for Customization
Some say wireless mice are the future, some think that they will never surpass the wired mouse. Whatever may be the case, you cannot deny that the Razer Basilisk Ultimate is a damn fine mouse to have.
Actually, in almost every regard, the Razer Basilisk Ultimate is similar to its brother, the Basilisk V2. But with some improvements and a lot steeper price. In fact, I think this is one of the most expensive wireless mice currently in the market.
The Basilisk Ultimate is a thing of beauty, for right-handed people that is, lefties should take a look at the Razer Viper instead. The Basilisk Ultimate has an ergonomic design with a smooth face, textured grip, and of course a thumb rest.
The mouse buttons are nothing you haven’t seen before, the obvious left, right-click, and scroll wheel are all there, I still haven’t seen a mouse without those three buttons, but then again, is it really a mouse if it doesn’t have them? There are also the 2 face buttons that are used for the DPI setting, and the 2 thumb buttons which you can program however you would like, but there is also a strange stud that looks like a paddle on the side. That strange stud is more widely known as the signature multi-function paddle, and as the name suggests its functions are only limited by your imagination, but I personally use it as a sniper button, where it slows the DPI when you hold it down. But if the paddle is not your thing then you can easily remove it and replace it with a small rubber grip.
When you flip the mouse over, you will find a profile switching button, and a button to adjust the scroll wheel resistance. I think with the Basilisk V2, Razer dropped the ball a little when it comes to these features. Ok fair, you might not need to switch profiles on the fly, but I can see the need for the customizable scroll wheel resistance when you are in the middle of a game, for example, it would come in handy for weapon selects. Although you can assign one of the other programmable buttons to this task, then that’s one less button for other functions.
Like most Razer mice, the Basilisk Ultimate comes with the Razer Synapse software. It allows you to change the RGB lighting, adjust the 11 programmable buttons, and create game profiles. You’ve heard it all before, I’m sure.
Where this mouse truly shines, however, is in its wireless functionality and battery life. By Razer’s estimation, you can reach as much as 100 hours of battery if you turn off all the RGB lighting. Personally, I am a big fan of the fact that my mouse glows and am extremely happy that humanity has reached this point, so I opted to keep them on. Even then my mouse lasted me for about 20 hours and depending on how much you play I can imagine the number being bumped up to 25 or more. When the battery begins to falter the RGB light on the bottom will change color and alert you of the impending doom. Oh also did I mention that you can charge the wireless mouse while gaming? The charging dock is also pretty nice to have, but it will cost you a little extra.
I tested the Razer mouse out in Overwatch and the sniper button or signature multi-function paddle was a big help in getting headshots with Widowmaker. The mouse also worked perfectly with Call of Duty, and it was not that bad with World of Warcraft, and The Witcher 3. But that’s to be expected given that this is marketed as an FPS mouse.
4. Razer Viper – Best for Ambidextrous Users
The Razer Viper gaming mouse is targeted towards people who want to break into the world of esports. Although that’s a very specific demographic, this mouse works for everyone. Whether you are a new gamer, a veteran, or a leftie, and I am not talking about your political leanings. The Razer Viper is the first of the Viper sisters, followed by the Mini and Ultimate, which are considered to be the wireless gaming mice version of the former.
The Razer Viper mouse is proper, with a sleek, ambidextrous design, not to mention minimalistic but full of subtle touches. There are textured grips on either side as well as slight curves for a more ergonomic feel. Overall the mouse is just comfortable to hold and you will need to try it yourself to fully understand.
The 8 programmable buttons are separated symmetrically on the entire ambidextrous mouse. There are the usual right and left-click buttons as well as a scroll wheel, 2 thumb buttons on either side, and a DPI stud under the mouse. All of the programmable buttons are equipped with a Razer optical mouse switch, which in all honesty is way better than that old traditional mechanical switch, trust me I’ve been using gaming mice for a long time. Anyway, the modern optical mouse switch feels satisfying and comfortable to use, and I am happy with the feel of all the buttons, apart from the scroll wheel. I don’t know what happened there but for a Razer mouse as expensive as this one, I would expect much better.
The scroll wheel feels stiff and uncomfortable even during everyday use, like when browsing Reddit. It was even worse when switching between weapons in FPS games and there is nothing you can do to adjust its resistance or speed.
What you can adjust though, is all the other buttons and RGB lighting with the Synapse software. Make the mouse glow with pretty patterns, or calibrate it to whatever you are using as a mouse pad. You can also create unique profiles for specific games and sync them with other Razer peripherals. Or if you would prefer you can store the profiles in the on-board memory of the mouse.
This Razer mouse uses the 5G optical sensor, which has a maximum DPI of 16,000 and a 99.4% tracking accuracy. By any means, the 5G is not the worst sensor out there but I feel like the Focus+ is better.
Now, since this is kinda marketed as an esports mouse, I decided to test it out on some esports titles. The Razer Viper gaming mouse worked almost perfectly in CS: GO, its lightweight design made fast movements and flicks feel natural, but the scroll wheel was a pain as mentioned before. The mouse also worked well with StarCarft II, where I zerg rushed some unlucky Protoss.
To test out the ambidextrous design I gave the mouse to my left-handed friend Tim, who tried playing League of Legends and Call of Duty with it. Needless to say, he loved it so much I let him keep it, so it definitely has his seal of approval.
5. Razer Viper Mini – Best Budget
Unlike its other brothers, the Razer Viper Mini, true to its name, is designed specifically for people with smaller hands and those who like to travel. Finally, a mouse that speaks to my soul. Part of the Viper series, this mouse is made for ultra-lightweight gaming and it sheds some of the more unnecessary features of other similar mice.
First off, the Razer Viper Mini is around an inch smaller than most gaming mice, making it one of the smallest mice I have ever reviewed or used. Although it’s a little uncomfortable to hold for players with large hands, at least now they will know how we small hand folk feel. But if you are using a claw grip and you have big hands this mouse will be a little more comfortable to hold, as for people with smaller hands, any grip is fine really, yes even the fingertip grip.
The Razer Viper Mini gaming mouse has a pretty standard slim design, with small indentations on either side, you won’t find anything out of the ordinary here. But if there is a slight problem, that I simply cannot overlook. Razer has marketed this mouse as an ambidextrous mouse, the truth is that while the design can fit comfortably in both hands, there are thumb buttons only on the left side. So this gaming mouse falls more into the category of false-ambidextrous. Other than the 2 thumb buttons, there’s also a left and right-click button, and a scroll wheel, but you knew that already. There is also a single face button that adjusts custom DPI settings. All of the programmable buttons are equipped with a Razer optical mouse switch, which utilizes an infrared light beam to register every click.
As for the mouse feet, they are a little more durable than most Razer mice and greatly contribute to that slick mouse movement we all enjoy. Then there is the Razer Viper Mini’s cable, honestly, it’s one of the best on this list. Known as the Speedflex cable, it’s designed to be very flexible and produce minimal drag.
Like most other Razer mice, the Viper Mini utilizes the Razer Synapse software for customization. With it, you can adjust all the programmable buttons and the RGB lighting. You can even play with some dynamic lighting effects, but I will leave you to discover those on your own.
The gaming mouse also has an 8500 DPI optical sensor, which admittedly is not as much as other mice, but let’s be honest, do you really need a DPI of 20000? I didn’t think so. In my opinion, 8500 is more than enough.
I tested this mouse in Overwatch, and the low weight and smaller form made it very easy to flash in and out of the battlefield with Tracer, as I was taking potshots.
I also tried out the gaming mouse with The Witcher 3 and World of Warcraft. Although it performed quite well, in the end, this lightweight mouse is best suited for FPS games. Plus, some hardcore MMO players might not be too happy with the lack of buttons.
6. Razer Viper Ultimate – Best Wireless Mouse
It’s hard to be a left-handed gamer, I understand. There are far too few ambidextrous mice and even fewer for left-handed people. What’s more, you can’t even use some of the best mice on the market, like the Razer Deathadder V2. Still, it has never been better for lefties, more and more ambidextrous mice are coming out from established brands and the Razer Viper Ultimate is no exception.
This gaming mouse might look a bit strange to some people, but that doesn’t mean it’s not comfortable. It has a wonderful wireless setup and a completely symmetrical design. Two thumb buttons rest on either side and a long sits on the palm rest, which takes up most of the mouse, making it perfect for palm grip and fingertip grip users.
The mouse feet are made from 100% PTFE and glide smoothly on most surfaces, especially on a mouse pad. As for the cable, it’s flexible and has minimum drag, we all know that Razer doesn’t always have the best cables, but this one is an exception.
The Razer Viper Ultimate’s charging dock also deserves a mention as it can make your desktop shine. In addition to charging the mouse when you are not using it, of course, the dock also has an RGB lighting strip on the bottom, which you can sync with your other Razer gear, such as your Razer mouse or gaming keyboard. Thanks to friction the dock will stay firmly in place, however, the feet are not sticky, so you can pick it up and move it as many times as you would like.
Now, throughout my years of gaming and reviewing, I have tested numerous wireless mice, most of which had below-average connectivity. Very few were as good as a wired mouse, the Razer Viper Ultimate is one of those few.
The wireless performance and battery life of this Razer mouse is one of the biggest reasons which make it the best Razer wireless mouse. I spent a week with the Viper Ultimate and in those days, I did not encounter a single delay, lag, or dropped signal. As for the battery? It lasted for around 5 days with constant usage and RGB lighting. But here we encounter one of the issues with this Razer mouse, charging with the dock takes a long time, around 4 hours to be exact. Now, this would not be a problem if you could charge the mouse overnight, but the dock requires a lot of power so unless you plug it in a wall outlet, which will be difficult to do considering it doesn’t come with an adapter, you will have to let your PC run during the night, which is something I really don’t enjoy doing. But honestly, unless you are constantly gaming, I’m sure you will find 4 hours to spare during the day, so I don’t see this as being a big issue.
Like most Razer mice, the Viper Ultimate runs on the Synapse software. Which can let you adjust the 8 programmable buttons as well as the RGB lighting and DPI settings, among other things.
With its optical sensor, the gaming mouse promises a 99.6% resolution accuracy and a minimum DPI rating of 100, and a maximum of 20,000. Personally, I think the 99.6% is a bit of an overkill at the moment, but I can see it becoming relevant in the future as graphic cards and games improve over time.
I tested this Razer optical mouse on a number of titles and it performed admirably on all of them. I was able to pillage and plunder without a problem in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla as well as rain down rockets with Phara in Overwatch. If you are searching for a wireless mouse that can be your gaming partner for a long while, I would definitely recommend this one, although it does lack the necessary buttons for MMORPGs.
7. Razer Mamba Wireless – Best Mid-Range Wireless Mouse
Before the Razer Viper Ultimate came to power, the wireless market was dominated by another Razer mouse, one that had quite an expensive price tag attached to it, that being the Razer Mamba Wireless. Don’t worry though, since then its price has decreased substantially. Although its age is showing and it is still at the near top of the wireless gaming world, this Razer mouse is not as good as some other Razer peripherals.
The Razer Mamba has an ergonomic design and is not ambidextrous. Rubber grips line both sides and to be honest they kinda look like large wires going in and out of the mouse. Other than that there is nothing unusual about the design, and the Razer Mamba itself works well with both the palm grip and claw grip, sadly no fingertip grip support here.
The wireless gaming mouse has a total of 7 programmable buttons. Of course, there is the left and right-click, and the scroll wheel. As well as 2 buttons used for the DPI setting and 2 thumb buttons on the left side. All of the buttons are equipped with Razer mechanical mouse switches and feel comfortable to press.
Now, according to Razer, a single mouse switch can endure 50 million clicks. I am ashamed to say that I couldn’t press every single button 50 million times in the week I had to review this mouse, but I am inclined to believe them, as Razer has rarely disappointed in the past.
The mouse feet are also pretty above average and they should glide well enough even if you don’t own a mouse mat. As for the USB cable, yes I said cable, this wireless gaming mouse can also be used as a wired one after all. You see, the Razer Mamba doesn’t rely on a dock for transmitting signals, instead, it uses a USB receiver with a small dongle that is stored in the belly of the snake. There is also an extension USB cable that will allow you to play while charging if you are tired of the wireless connection and prefer a wired one. Although the USB cable is a bit rigid and not very flexible, since this is mainly a wireless mouse I believe we can excuse that.
Although I don’t see why you would get tired, as the connection is pretty solid and in my time of testing it I did not encounter any lag or latency issues with the Razer mouse itself. The battery is also pretty great with a life of up to 50 hours, this is of course with the RGB lighting turned off.
As with most other Razer mice, the Razer Mamba Wireless comes with the Razer Synapse software. Which you can use to change the color of the RGB lighting in the scroll wheel, and the logo on the palm rest and play some dynamic lighting effects. You can also customize profiles and sync the Razer mouse with your Razer keyboard or any other Razer products.
As for its performance, the gaming mouse has an acclaimed sensor, called the Razer 5G Advanced. The optical sensor has up to 16000 DPI and is very precise. Although I still prefer the Focus+ to any other.
I tested this Razer mouse in Rocket League, Sea of Thieves, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Overwatch. The mouse worked well with all the titles in both wireless and wired mode. The extra buttons came in handy when playing Overwatch, as they quite often do, and they were a surprisingly big help in Sea of Thieves and Red Dead Redemption 2. However, the mouse did get a bit uncomfortable during those long gaming sessions, and I noticed a slight difference in the response time of the mechanical switch as opposed to the Razer optical mouse switch, but that’s just me. For the normal consumer, you won’t see much of a difference.
8. Razer Pro Click – Best for Office
Not a lot of people know that Razer doesn’t strictly make gaming gear. Heck, I was really surprised when I found this out a while back, but with the Razer Pro Click, they have shown that they can not only dominate the gaming gear industry but also innovate your home office as well.
Personally, I like having different mice for my work and leisure time, i.e gaming sessions. When I have to write an article such as this, I go to my Macbook Pro and plug in the Razer Pro Click, which has a stunning design if I might add. With its beautiful design – we’d go so far as to call it elegant – and its precisely engineered ergonomics, you’re going to be hard-pressed to find a better mouse for your home or office for the price.
The Pro Click mouse, along with the Razer Pro Glide (wireless keyboard), and the RazerPro Type (wireless keyboard) are part of the same series which was designed with the help of Humanscale, a manufacturer that focuses on office ergonomics.
As for the Razer Pro Click itself, it’s a wireless mouse with, what can only be described as, the most comfortable design that Razer has ever produced. That doesn’t mean the mouse doesn’t have any competition though. In fact, the Pro Click mouse was released as a response to the MX Master by Logitech, which has quickly become its main rival, at least in the eyes of the community.
The Razer Pro Click has been specifically engineered for better arm posture. It achieves that by keeping the user’s wrist at a 30-degree angle, as the oval shape curves under the palm and keeps your wrist from anchoring to the work surface, as a result, you use fewer muscles and your arm is not as tired after a long day on the job.
The wireless mouse has an almost creamy white look to it with textured grips running along each side. As for the scroll wheel? It’s made from a textured metal-alloy that looks and feels really satisfying to use.
Now I know what you might be thinking. How can it be a Razer mouse if it’s not black and glowing? Well, it may not look like a Razer mouse, but it certainly has the feel of one.
There are a total of 8 programmable buttons . The three obvious ones, the left and right-click as well as the mouse wheel, and 2 more thumb buttons on the left side. When you flip the mouse over you have a switch that will allow you to activate either wireless or Bluetooth connectivity.
The Pro Click also has the Razer 5G optical sensor, the same one used in most Razer gaming mice. It has a maximum DPI of 16,000 and a 99.4% tracking accuracy, making this the best and most responsive office mouse out there. Yes, even more than the Logitech MX Master, at least in my opinion.
Now seeing as how this is a wireless mouse, you would probably like to know more about the connectivity, right? Well, I will start by saying that the Pro Click has multi-host connectivity. That means you can pair it up with 4 devices and conveniently switch between your Desktop, TV, Android tablet, or Macbook Pro with just one click.
The wireless mouse itself is charged via a micro USB cable, which is pretty standard. The thing is that Razer has decided to take a page out of Apple’s playbook, and made that micro USB one of a kind. So if you lose it, well, tough luck buddy. I really dislike when companies do this, but when you consider the mouse as a whole, the positives outweigh the negatives.
As for the USB dongle, it is stored in the belly of the mouse, under a plastic cover, which is quite easy to remove. Then there is the battery, it will last you a maximum of 400 hours, which means you can charge it once and forget about it for more than 2 weeks. Which admittedly is not as much battery life as the Logitech MX Master, but it’s still pretty darn good.
Now I realize that this is not a gaming mouse, but as mentioned before I have been using it for some time now. That being said, this was the first time ever that I used it for gaming. I can make tons of excuses that I wanted to see how long the extended battery life could last and test the limits of the mouse. But in truth, I just wanted to play some games. Fair to say that for an office mouse the Razer Pro Click performed pretty well.
9. Razer Atheris – Best for Portability
So far in this review, we have covered a number of gaming mice of different shapes and sizes, we have even had one office mouse. But what about a gaming mouse specifically marketed towards Laptop users? The Razer Atheris is a wireless mouse with pretty impressive battery life and a surprisingly affordable price.
The gaming mouse is actually one of Razer’s smallest devices, although when you add up the weight of the AA batteries is not particularly light. There is nothing usual about the design of this wireless mouse. It has a pocket-sized ergonomic body, with a plain, smooth surface and a rubber grip on both sides. Even the logo on the palm rest is not too standoffish, instead, it blends in almost perfectly with the mouse itself.
I simply love the minimalistic and compact design of this mouse. I have had its small pocket-sized ergonomic body with me on numerous trips, and it’s my go-to mouse when I am on the road. Now with this being a small, compact Razer mouse, there is no point comparing it with the Razer Viper Mini but even though this is another small gaming mouse, I would argue that it’s not as portable as the Razer Atheris.
But there is one flaw with the design of the Razer Atheris wireless mouse, and that is, it takes some getting used to. The mouse itself might not be comfortable to hold once you first start using it, the side grips feel a bit weird and my hand started feeling stiff after a while. But like I said, once some time has passed and you have got used to the feel of this mouse, you won’t have any issues.
The Razer Atheris mouse, of course, has a left-click, a right-click, and a scroll wheel. As well as a DPI button and 2 thumb buttons. All of which are pretty standard and feel satisfying to click.
Where this mouse truly shines, however, is in its connectivity. The Razer Atheris can connect with your PC via a wireless dongle or Bluetooth, and while the former is generally considered to be the better connection, I found that both worked perfectly well.
But unlike the Razer Pro Click, this wireless mouse cannot be used on a phone or tablet. Still, Razer’s proprietary wireless technology is one of a kind and this mouse with its industry-leading signal stability will let you work uninterrupted in cafes or any other public area, like an airport, where there are multiple wireless devices that can interfere, especially with a Bluetooth connection.
The AA batteries on this wireless mouse can last you up to 300 hours, which is pretty impressive considering its pocket-sized ergonomic body. But not everything can be perfect and as you can imagine the mouse is really heavy for its size. I see this as being a problem for some people but not for others. It definitely bothered me at first but like the design and feel, once I got used to it, I barely noticed anything.
Other than that the wireless mouse has a 7200 DPI optical sensor and the Synapse 3 software provides it with some gaming-grade features.
I tested this mobile mouse while on the road in Rogue Company, Outward, and Overwatch. It performed well enough in the FPS and RPG titles, although I would not recommend gaming with it for too long, at least in the beginning. In the end, I would suggest anyone who is traveling a lot to get this mouse, whether you are going to use it for work or gaming.
10. Razer DeathAdder V2 – Best Overall
Although it is easily considered the best Razer mouse out there, the Razer DeathAdder V2 has nothing new or innovative, it just does everything so well that people can’t help but love it. Considered by many to be the epitome of gaming mice, and improving on the already existing design of the Razer DeathAdder Elite, this mouse in my opinion is not the best one ever released, but is more like an example and standard that all brands should strive to achieve.
The Razer DeathAdder V2 has a curved ergonomic design with textured grips on both sides. The gaming mouse is on the larger side and not suitable for smaller hands, for that you will need to take a look at the Razer DeathAdder V2 mini, which is exactly what it sounds like and made specifically for smaller hands. The DeathAdder proper, however, is suitable for all hand grips.
This ergonomic mouse has a hydrophobic material, making it easier to grasp during long gaming sessions. That coupled with the mouse’s Virgin Grade PTFE feet, which are one of the best mouse feet you can find, its light body, and its flexible braided cable with minimum drag makes this one of the best mice for those long gaming hours.
The button layout is nothing you haven’t seen before. You have your typical programmable buttons, the left, right, and middle-click along with 4 additional ones, 2 on the left side, and 2 behind the scroll wheel for the DPI settings.
One really cool feature of the Razer DeathAdder is that you can store up to 5 on-board profiles. Perfect for anytime you don’t have access to your computer. Of course, it has some additional profile storage on the Razer Synapse software, which you can also use to change the RGB lighting on the scroll wheel and on the Razer long beneath your palm.
With the Synapse software, you can create your own lighting patterns or sync the mouse with other Razer gear, like a gaming keyboard. But that could be a little daunting as the Synapse has a steep learning curve, don’t get me wrong, this is a good program but not necessarily a simple one.
The DeathAdder V2 also has Razer’s brand new optical sensor called the Focus+, which has a minimum of 100 and a maximum DPI of 20,000. I doubt you will ever need to set it that high, but it’s a nice option to have and even at a lower setting the sensor is still precise and accurate.
I tested the mouse in Overwatch and shifting the DPI on the fly was so easy I could spend one match zipping around as Tracer, while the next carefully lining up my shot as Widowmaker. I also had as much fun building up my orc army in Warcraft, as I did slaying monsters in The Witcher 3. I see this mouse becoming a staple for any gamer, especially FPS players, but maybe not so much for MMO gamers. I don’t see the Razer DeathAdder V2 being picked up by any hardcore MMO gamers as it lacks the necessary buttons for those types of games. But other than that, I would recommend this Razer mouse to anyone.
That was a Razer sharp ride if I have ever written one….. I will now see myself out. But in all seriousness, there are a few Razer mice that I just couldn’t add to the list for one reason or another, these are the ones that may be just as good, if slightly less so, but still deserve a mention. Nothing surprising or unusual here though.
The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed has a design that feels similar to the Razer Basilisk Ultimate. Where it differs is in the fact that this is a wireless mouse. It has an affordable price and a battery life of 450 hours in Bluetooth mode. But its build quality may not be on par with its brothers.
This is a mouse that follows the DeathAdder tradition. The Razer DeathAdder Essential has a comfortable design that fits all hand sizes and grip styles, it has an optical sensor of a maximum of 6400 DPI and a build that’s made for FPS games. But stiff competition and the availability of better mice might make some people choose to skip this one.
Ah, the grandfather of the Trinity. The Razer Naga Pro is well built and comfortable to hold, like the Trinity, it has 3 sets of side panels, although they are not as well made. While this MMO mouse was great for its time, the Razer Naga Trinity improves on almost every aspect. But the Naga Pro still has something that the young upstart does not, wireless technology.
As I mentioned before, I am a big Razer fan, some might even call me a fanboy, my dad, my dad calls me that. As such, I have a lot of old Razer mice in my parent’s home, most of which sadly did not make the list. Those that did, I plugged into my computer and started testing. Luckily none of them were broken and I got to relive my childhood.
I was even more excited when I got around to buying the other Razer mice that I needed for the review. Ask my girlfriend, I was like a child on Christmas morning. Of course, I did not buy every single gaming mouse on this list, as much as I wish I could, I am not a bank. Some I rented, some I borrowed, and some I already owned, like the Razer Pro Click and Razer Atheris.
While testing, I wrote all of my findings in a little green notebook and in the end, I compiled everything into this review. I was also curious as to what my colleagues on the internet had to say and so I went on to read a couple of reviews myself, this by no means influenced my opinion of the gaming mice. I’m simply a curious guy. What I did find is that some opinions we share and some we don’t, and that’s just part of being human.
I know how difficult it can be to find a good mouse, heck, even Razer has some sub-par devices. That’s why I wrote this section so that I can tell you what you should look out for when it comes to buying a brand new gaming mouse. Well technically, there are a lot of features and terminology you should know if you want to stay informed, but I can’t cover all that here, that’s why I made a separate article specifically for that purpose, called Best Gaming Mouse 2021 – Buyer’s Guide.
The way that mouse buttons work is that they have these micro switches underneath them, where when pressed they interact with an element of the graphical user interface (GUI), causing that action to appear on the screen. That’s the most basic way I could explain it without getting too technical.
Currently, there are 2 types of micro switches in the market, mechanical and optical. The difference between them is that the optical switch uses light, as in infrared light to register the click making for a faster response time. While a mechanical switch uses, well, a mechanical connection.
Another important factor while choosing a mouse is the sensor. With a sensor, you have DPI (dot-per-inch), which measures the sensitivity of a mouse, the higher the number the faster the device will move. Now in most cases, this is just a marketing gimmick as you will most likely never need the maximum DPI a mouse provides. Instead, you should look at what kind of sensor it has.
Currently, there are two types in the market, a laser sensor and an optical one. The optical sensor uses infrared light to track the mouse and is generally more precise, but doesn’t work on transparent surfaces, these are the mice that have a small light emitting from the bottom. While the laser sensor uses, well, a laser to track the mouse, it’s considered less precise but works on glass. These are the mice that have no light emitting from the bottom.
I hope I helped you at least a little bit in finding a good mouse. Whether it is a Razer mouse, a Logitech mouse, or even a Corsair, these tips work for every gaming mouse. Again, I could not cover everything and even with the things I did, I couldn’t go into much detail. If you want to find out more, please check out the Best Gaming Mouse 2021 – Buyer’s Guide.
For the best Razer mouse list, my personal favorite has to be either the Razer Naga Trinity or Razer Pro Click. Why not both?
I love the Razer Naga Trinity for its customization and performance. The switchable side panels make it one of the most versatile mice out there. If you want a break from an MMO, simply change to the MOBA buttons, afterward if you want to play an FPS, just go with the dual thumb buttons. Not to mention that you can adjust the DPI when switching between games, of course, this is a given but it’s even more evident in this mouse. My brother also loved it and has been using it every day since I gifted it to him for his birthday, much to the dismay of his fiance. The Razer Naga Trinity is certainly the best Razer mouse in my book or at least one of the best.
As for the Razer Pro Click? I also love it for its versatility and the stable connection it provides, not to mention the great performance and multi-host connectivity really does help with work. Personally, I like having different mice for my work and gaming time, but the Pro Click can be used as both.
But those are just my opinions, you might prefer the Razer DeathAdder V2 to the Trinity, whatever the case may be, we can all agree that Razer makes some of the best mice.
Q: Why should I buy a Razer mouse instead of a Logitech or Corsair?
A: Despite what I previously said, about being a Razer fanboy. I don’t think you should buy a mouse based on the brand. I think you should look at each device individually, its strengths and weaknesses, and make your decision based on that, not on what company manufactures them.
Q: What’s the difference between an FPS mouse, an MMO mouse, and an office mouse?
A: The difference between an FPS mouse and an MMO mouse is mainly the number of buttons it has and the weight of the device. While the difference between a gaming mouse and an office mouse is in its features, performance, and low latency.
Q: If I want to get into gaming mice is Razer a good place to start?
A: Almost definitely. As a brand, Razer has some high-quality mice that range from really inexpensive to – it will cost you an arm and a leg. So depending on who you are and where you are from, there is something for everyone.
Q: What’s the difference between a Razer mouse and a Logitech mouse?
A: As mentioned before you should look at a mouse individually, not as part of a brand. But as far as companies go, Razer is more focused on professional gaming mice, while Logitech sells a range of different mice for different purposes.
Q: I already own a couple of Razer peripherals, will I be able to sync them with my Razer mouse?
A: Yes, with the Synapse software.
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