Razer Basilisk Essential
Razer Basilisk Essential

Razer decided to give one of his most appreciated mice a younger brother. It’s called Basilisk Essential, it costs less than 50 euros and is designed to give gamers everything they need. Would you like to know more? We explain how it is and how it behaves in this review.


Razer Basilisk Essential comes with an asymmetrical design, dedicated exclusively to right-handed users, and 7 programmable keys. Among these also the convenient and versatile side grip, a lever that you will have to mount once the mouse is discarded and that you can then configure using 

Razer Synapse 3, the free software made available by the American company. However, this solution, already seen on the older brother, has some limitations. No, nothing functional, but simply a question of length. The original Basilisk in fact included side sockets of three different sizes, here you will have to settle for the only one available that may not be suitable for the length of your hands. In general, however, the device, rubberized on the sides, guarantees excellent grip and remains firmly in your hands in any situation.

Finally, don’t forget the logo with RGB lighting, located on the dorsal part, the very long braided cable and above all the 6400 DPI optical sensor. Yes, it’s true, it’s not the 16000 DPI of the big brother, but this Basilisk Essential allows you to be sufficiently precise both during gaming sessions and during daily use.

The importance of Razer Synapse 3

As always, the aforementioned Razer Synapse 3 takes care of the difference. The program, which can be downloaded for free from the manufacturer’s official website, allows you to customize almost any key, including the aforementioned side socket.

Synapse also helps you to create your own macros, to define the DPI levels to be associated with the relevant key and to choose the type of lighting desired from those available.

All these settings are also saved in the cloud and in the internal memory of the mouse. What does it mean? Simple: once connected to a computer, whatever it is, you will find your settings.

Perfect for playing (but not only)

Razer Basilisk Essential does its job very well. The movements are quick, the grip is excellent on every surface and the lateral grip is very comfortable. If you like shooters, including Overwatch and Fortnite, you won’t be able to do without them. Simply associate it with the features or skills you use most to improve your performance. Of course, it can’t do miracles, but you will surely notice the difference.

Of course, these same features can also be useful in everyday life. The lever can, in fact, be used to recall a specific program or associated with some Windows shortcut, while the good level of precision offered will be particularly useful to those involved in graphics or photo editing. In short, Basilisk Essential is undoubtedly devoted to gaming, but nothing prevents you from using it to work.

Buy Razer Basilisk Essential

At 49.99 euros it’s definitely a best buy. The new Razer mouse ensures excellent performance without sacrificing practically anything.

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