7 Best Razer Mice for 2023
Updated: January 30,2023
Razer makes some of the best gaming equipment in the industry. Therefore, whatever you want, from a pointing device to gaming chairs to laptops, this manufacturer has it.
We went through all Razer gaming mice and have singled out the best to dive into further.
The topics we cover are as follows:
- Chassis design
- Button layout
- RGB lights
- Grip style
- Sensor and speed
- Wireless function and battery life (if present)
Let’s check out which Razer computer mice made it to our list.
Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro
Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro
With over 10 million in sales, the original DeathAdder is one of the all-time greats when it comes to gaming mice. It introduced the first 3G infrared sensor and offered a special edition for left-handed players.
With the new DeathAdder V2 Pro, Razer has kept most of the model's famous features while getting rid of the cable and offering phenomenal gaming performance.
In terms of design, this mouse looks just like its predecessor. The ergonomic slope has stayed the same, and your hand fits perfectly around the base, which is covered with a plastic matte top.
One added benefit is the rubber grips Razer has placed on both sides to prevent slippage.
It’s a right-handed mouse, and unfortunately, there isn’t a version for lefties like with the original DeathAdder.
DeathAdder V2 Pro has only one central lighting zone at the top of the device. As a Razer Chroma mouse, it features 16.8 million colors and an entire set of unique lighting effects.
This Razer mouse is a seven-button device, and there’s a profile-switching button you can program any way you want.
There are five buttons on top of the mouse, including the scroll wheel click. On the side, it’s equipped with two standard back and forward buttons. The last one is located on the bottom of the device and lets you switch between the five profiles.
All buttons are customizable, although tweaking the profile-switching one doesn’t make sense since you lose control over the color-coded indicator light.
The mouse features a 20,000 DPI sensor with a 650 IPS rating. This makes it’s blisteringly fast but also highly responsive and accurate.
As mentioned earlier, the most significant difference between the DeathAdder V2 Pro and the original version is that the former is wireless. Not only have they removed the cord from DeathAdder, but also managed to build a device that’s often viewed as the all-around best Razer wireless mouse.
The mouse supports charging with the Razer Mouse Dock Chroma. The dock even has an RGB lighting element around the base to make it more aesthetically pleasing.
Battery life is virtually a non-issue. It lasts up to 70 hours when you connect via the 2.4 GHz signal and increases to 120 when you switch to Bluetooth. This means you’ll never have to recharge it mid-session.
From our tests, the company’s Synapse software for button and RGB customization proved extremely easy to use.
The DeathAdder V2 Pro is available at $129.99, not including the charger dock. Being a phenomenal wireless Razer mouse means paying a higher price. This is obvious when compared to its cheaper, wired predecessor.
Razer Basilisk V3
Razer Basilisk V3
Gaming mice often don’t look and feel expensive, as they focus too much on RGB and other internal features. That’s not the case with Basilisk V3. This mouse looks fantastic AND houses all the components a gaming mouse should have.
The biggest reasons for this are the sizeable textured thumb rest and a smooth matte chassis. There’s also an even softer plastic part that breaks up the chassis and gives this Razer ergonomic mouse an armor-like look.
Due to the cushy hump, the Basilisk V3 weighs in at 3.56 ounces which puts it on the heavier side. For example, this extra weight can be felt when playing FPS games. Although they’re considered the standard, not everyone prefers featherweight mice for this genre. So, some players will love this extra load.
The sides are injection-molded and grippy, making the entire device feel incredibly durable. We know that some gamers really appreciate this detail.
Although the device is a bit heavier, the Basilisk V3 uses the same ultra-light cable you can find on the Razer Viper. So don’t assume that the extra weight prevents it from gliding on the mousepad as may be the case with other gaming mice.
The Basilisk V3 is a strictly right-handed mouse. Unfortunately, due to the large thumb rest, lefties may find it difficult to use.
Being a Razer chroma mouse, Basilisk V3 has all the lighting features you could ask for. It houses nine RGB zones, one of them running along the bottom of the device, lights on the scrolling wheel, and the Razer logo.
No dark spots in any of the zones prove how RGB is at the heart of the company’s DNA.
Razer Basilisk V3 also has one of the most advanced scroll wheels among gaming mice. The company has put a lot of work into designing what they call the ‘hyper-scroll tilt wheel.’ It comes in a standard tactile mode, but you can use the Synapse software to turn on the free-spin for scrolling long documents, etc.
The Smart-Reel function switches between these two modes depending on how hard you scroll. It gives you the best of both worlds depending on your needs.
The scroll wheel has five programmable functions, plus there are four more on top of the device - left-click, right-click, and two buttons south of the wheel. This leaves the profile switch button located on the device’s underside.
The thumb area has three programmable buttons. As a default, one of them is a sniper button that lowers the sensitivity to 400 CPI. This makes up for the extra weight, which is why this is a viable Razer FPS mouse. Just keep in mind that there’s a learning curve, and it might take some time to get used to.
In terms of the sensor, Razer went with a better and improved version of the Focus+ sensor. This has brought the DPI from 20,000 to a ridiculous 26,000. The IPS, however, stayed at 650, but it’s not likely that you’ll need more.
$69.99 is more than acceptable for a device like this. For one, the texture and RGB lighting make it look luxurious. Keep in mind that you get way more easily-accessible buttons than with some other options out there.
Razer Naga Pro
Razer Naga Pro
The Naga Pro is one of the most well-known mice made by Razer. The device is all about its left side that provides all the flexibility you need.
In terms of design, it’s the basic shape Razer has gone with for this model. The mouse has a more prominent slope on the left side to accommodate the side panels.
The whole thing is encased in a slightly textured matte plastic that gives it a premium feel.
The Naga Pro’s main innovation is three interchangeable side panels with an incredible total of 20 buttons between them.
Whether you need a six-button layout for MOBA or one with 12 buttons for an MMO game, this Razer wireless mouse provides it. The best part is that the side panels connect magnetically, so you can easily switch between them.
While you can switch them in-game, this might lead to some configuration problems. That’s why we’d recommend only doing it between games.
As you may have guessed, there are two more configurable buttons below the clickable scroll wheel. But that’s not all. The wheel can also be pushed to the left and right for two additional mappable clicks.
Like with some of the other Razer mice, the bottom of the device houses a profile-changing button that you can map to a different output. There’s also a button for switching between a 2.4 GHz signal and Bluetooth.
It’s another Razer RGB mouse, but the company went with a less-is-more approach. They contained the lighting only to the wheel, Razer logo, and buttons on some side panels.
Razer Naga Pro is a right-hand-only mouse. However, if you’re determined to use the 12-button panel, then there’s the original Razer Naga left-handed edition - the basic wired version that doesn’t have detachable side panels.
The device sports the company’s famous Razer Focus+ sensor, which tracks DPI of up to 20,000 and is rated to be accurate at up to 650 IPS.
The performance you get from this mouse is phenomenal. The Naga Pro is often considered to be not only the best Razer mouse for gaming but the best mouse overall.
What’s more, it works amazingly well even when you use it wirelessly. If you’re not entirely satisfied with how it performs (although most gamers will be), you can always plug in its Speedflex USB cable. That way, you get the best of both worlds.
The Naga Pro costs around $150, which may seem like a lot. However, considering all the benefits, you’re definitely getting your money’s worth!
With the Viper, Razer wanted to do something different aesthetically. As a result, the company designed a brand new lightweight eSports mouse for both righties and lefties.
First, let’s discuss why this Razer computer mouse is branded as an eSports pointer. The folks at Razer designed this device using feedback from CS:GO and Dota 2 champs like TACO and Arteezy.
When you look at the Viper, the first thing that grabs your attention is the sizable groove in the plastic that separates it into sections.
Both sides are rubberized, giving it a clean look and making it a real ambidextrous mouse. Another feature confirming the device is also suitable for lefties are parallel buttons on both sides of the mouse.
Although there are eight buttons on the device, it’s actually a standard five-button form factor because of the DPI and side buttons.
Another innovation is the mechanism behind the buttons. It’s a brand new type of hybrid optical/mechanical switch.
This new tech shaves off a few fractions of a millisecond your computer takes to register a click. It also ensures you never double-click by accident. With fewer mechanical parts in the mouse, this feature extends its life expectancy by 20 million clicks.
Using a gaming mouse with side buttons for both lefties and righties can often prove to be a pain. That’s not the case with the Viper, due to the side buttons being a bit harder to press in, and accidental clicks with the pinkie are next to impossible.
One thing that seems to be an issue is the button's placement for changing the DPI. Although there’s plenty of space below the scrolling wheel, Razer decided to install it on the bottom of the device instead.
This isn’t a deal-breaker, but it does make it less attractive for those who like to tweak their DPI mid-game. On the other hand, an LED indicator above the button showing which setting you’re using is a plus.
The entire device has been designed for performance rather than appearance. Almost all other RGB gaming mouse features Razer usually incorporates in the design have been stripped away.
Lastly, the Razer Viper features the company’s 5G optical sensor, which can track successfully at up to an impressive 16,000 DPI.
Overall, it’s a great eSports mouse that’s only slightly more expensive than other gaming mice offering similar performance. If you want to stick to a well-known brand, $79.99 isn’t a bad price for this little rodent.
Razer Naga Trinity
Razer Naga Trinity
The entire Naga line of computer mice is phenomenal. As you can guess by the name of this model, it has three interchangeable panels, each with a different set of buttons. It was the first mouse in the Naga line to offer this feature.
With the original Naga, you had the non-removable twelve-button panel on the left side. This was great, but gamers who didn’t play MMOs didn’t necessarily need all of them. That’s why Razer made the detachable side panels for the new Naga Trinity.
So, if you want a mouse with side buttons, this is you. The three panels are separated into twelve-button, seven-button, and standard two-button sets.
As with most Razer mouses, the front is cut out, and it holds two buttons for increasing and decreasing DPI - both programmable. Not to mention the rubberized scroll wheel is RGB lit which also tilts, providing two additional buttons.
When it comes to RGB, there are several zones with lights, but not as many as you’d expect from a Razer mouse. The lights aren’t entirely controllable through the Synapse software, but it’s enough to add some color to your gaming experience.
When you check out the chassis on the Naga Trinity, the first thing you notice is that the whole thing is quite curvy. This allows for a better grip and makes the mouse perfect for long gaming sessions.
While ideal for palm grip, players who prefer a claw grip have commented that the shape of this Razer wired mouse is just as comfortable.
Weighing in at just over 4 ounces (4.16 to be exact), this mouse is somewhat on the bulkier side, which is suitable for some users.
With a ring finger rest and left-side switchable panels, the mouse is aimed at right-handed players. If you happen to be left-handed and you like what this pointer has to offer, check out the original Naga left-handed version.
Not to forget to mention that the 5G optical sensor provides 16,000 DPI with an IPS of 450. This isn’t the most you can get from a Razer gaming mouse, but it should be more than enough for standard gaming needs.
At $99.99, it’s right in the middle in terms of Razer mouse prices. If you’re not ready to spend more, this is a great gaming mouse with side buttons to pick up!
Razer Viper Ultimate
Razer Viper Ultimate
The Viper Ultimate is all about mixing performance with flexibility. It’s an extremely fast device that has been designed for players who rely heavily on twitch reflexes. Depending on the game you’re playing, these could be crucial, and you need a mouse that you can rely on.
The primary buttons are slightly curved for maximum comfort. They also have a cool design on the edges that gives the device an authentic snake-like look.
Side buttons are well-placed and aren’t difficult to press in, but you’ll also have a hard time hitting them by mistake. That’s because they’re embedded inwards and feel like an actual part of the chassis.
The scroll wheel is rubberized and super-easy to use. There are no DPI buttons below - instead, they have been moved to the bottom of the device.
The mouse has a unique look and is guaranteed to stand out in almost every gaming setup. Of course, being a Razer wireless gaming mouse, the Viper Ultimate also comes with an RGB-lit charging dock.
The dock doesn’t only look cool while charging; it has other functionalities as well. You can use it as an extension and therefore be moved closer to the mouse. It also works with any USB-powered device.
In terms of RGB, it’s not exactly what you’re used to seeing from Razer. There’s only one RGB zone - the company’s logo. Despite this, the device still looks like a real gaming mouse due to its shape.
If you want something different, Razer Viper Ultimate comes in special editions. The Cyberpunk 2077 version has proven a significant success.
This ergonomic gaming mouse proves that these devices don’t need to be bulky to offer tons of additional features. $149.99 is a pretty good price for a gadget that does so much.
Razer Viper Mini
Razer Viper Mini
It may be good news for you to know that there’s a gaming mouse by Razer available at a price that won’t make your wallet cry. They took their popular Razer Viper, removed some of its features, and shrunk it down.
The result is a miniature mouse that costs less than some of the company’s mousepads.
Razer Viper Mini was made for players who found standard-sized mice to be bulky but still retains some of the functions of the original Viper - resulting in a device often viewed as the best gaming mouse for small hands.
This means that if your hands are somewhat larger, you may find this mouse difficult to use. Some players have complained about the device feeling too narrow and accidentally pressing the right-click button with the palm of their hand.
Due to its size, it’s usually best to take a claw grip approach when using the device.
In terms of looks, Viper Mini resembles the first Viper, with a cutout in the plastic that divides it into multiple parts. It’s a bit different, though - the Mini doesn’t have the rubber grips on both sides.
If you consider that the rubberized sidings of cheaper mice from other manufacturers often peel off, then this might be a good thing.
There’s also very little RGB, but it’s more than enough for a mouse of this size. There are two programmable light zones - the Razer logo and an arc at the bottom edge of the rear.
Every RGB gaming mouse by Razer features a logo hidden under the surface if not lit. With the Viper Mini, the logo is visible on the surface - I suppose this isn’t a real drawback, though.
At first look, it may seem like the mouse is ambidextrous, but this isn’t the case. Two programmable buttons are only on the left side of the device, meaning that lefties will struggle to use them effectively.
Besides these two buttons, there’s a DPI button just below the clickable scroll wheel and the standard left-click and right-click combo.
DPI indicators are also missing, which might feel a bit weird until you get used to it.
When you put this little creature to the test, it becomes obvious why it’s in the race for best lightweight mouse.
First of all, the sensor in the Viper Mini isn’t the same as in the regular Viper. It’s actually half the capacity, with 8,500 DPI and up to 300 IPS. This is still quite good, especially when compared to other mice under $50.
The price of $29.60 may seem low, but it’s amazing what you get for the price. This cheap Razer mouse definitely delivers a premium feel, just as we’ve come to expect from this manufacturer.
Although it’s not on the same level as the original Viper, Viper Mini is worth checking out. Especially since big brand names like Razer rarely put out low-cost mice like this.
Wired vs. Wireless Gaming?
Not so long ago, picking a wired mouse over a wireless one for gaming was a no-brainer. Eliminating the cord meant you had to make huge sacrifices when it came to performance. Obviously, that made absolutely no sense for gamers, especially those playing online.
However, wireless technology advancements have somewhat leveled the playing field since then.
Even nowadays, if you opt for a wireless device, you still have to compromise. But with that said, they do come with their advantages.
That’s why many modern-day gamers still find themselves asking the same old question: “Do I use a wired computer mouse or go wireless?”
Let’s solve this dilemma and help you find the ideal gaming mouse for your particular setup.
Wired mice are still a more popular option among gaming enthusiasts. This is because they’re practical and reliable.
One of the best things about them is that they’re incredibly convenient - gamers like their plug-and-play feature, which allows them to fully concentrate on gameplay.
As you can see from our list of the best Razer mice, they all offer different speeds. The top options on the market are equally fast, but if you’re not ready to dish out the cash, cheaper ones may not necessarily offer the response time that you’re looking for. Wired mice, on the other hand, are consistently faster.
Another major difference between the two is the price. Wireless devices, although popular, still aren’t as widespread among gamers as their wired counterparts. That’s why wired mice are more affordable.
Wireless mice are slowly catching up. In some areas, they already have some huge advantages over plugged-in ones.
Even the best-wired mouse may sometimes feel awkward to use due to the undesirable friction created by the cable. Wireless mice, on the other hand, are extremely comfy and easy to use.
As you can imagine, they’re much more portable and easier to use with laptops.
Another huge plus of going wireless is durability. The cable is the weakest point and is prone to breaking. If you often travel with your gaming equipment, this can become a real issue.
How To Choose the Best Razer Mouse
So you’ve just decided you want a Razer mouse… now you have to consider all the options! With so many models available, you have to find the one that best fits your needs.
Let’s look at some of the more important parameters to think about while hunting for the best Razer mouse option.
Not everyone needs the same gaming mouse. For example, if you play strategy games, you’ll need it to be as comfy as possible. An extra button or two can help, but you don’t need more than that.
On the other hand, if you’re an MMO player, you probably want as many additional buttons as possible. Some Razer products have as many as twelve just on the side.
Razer offers all types of button layouts; it even has mice with detachable side panels that come with several layout options.
It’s all about understanding what you need and finding a Razer product that works the best for you. Choose any of the devices on our list, and you’ll be getting a programmable mouse that can be tailored to you.
People rarely notice the way they hold the mouse when playing PC games. However, there are several commonly-used grips to choose from.
The most common grip styles are:
- Palm grip - The standard grip most players use. The entire hand rests on the body of the mouse. Works best with larger mice.
- Tip grip - The tips of your index, middle, and ring fingers rest on the mouse buttons. The palm doesn’t touch the body of the mouse.
- Claw grip - A mix between palm and tip grip. The palm rests on the back edge of the mouse, with your fingertips angled in towards the buttons.
If you’re looking for the optimal gaming mouse for small hands (as well as younger gamers), Razer Viper Mini is a great choice.
Players with larger hands generally prefer bulkier and curvy mice that they can grab with the entire palm of their hand. Razer’s Basilisk V3 and Naga Trinity are ideal for this.
As soon as RGB lights arrived, they became synonymous with gaming equipment. Although they don’t impact the performance, they’re considered an essential aesthetic element for all gaming mice.
Razer products are the perfect example of how vital these lights are. The company has developed its own RGB ecosystem called Razer Chroma. It supports a fantastic spectrum of up to 16.8 million colors.
If you want a Razer Chroma gaming mouse, you can pick any device from the list above. They all have at least one RGB-lit zone. The Basilisk V3 is a great example with nine RGB-lit zones, one of which runs along the bottom.
Left or Right-Handed
Most gaming mice have been designed with right-handed players in mind. This is to be expected since about 90% of people worldwide are such.
Most of these devices have additional buttons located on the left side to be used with the thumb. This is highly inconvenient for left-handed people.
So, if you’re a lefty, you have to look for specifically designed options. Unfortunately, none of the products on our list have a lefty version of their own, but you can pick up a unique left-handed Razer Naga.
Another option is to pick up an ambidextrous mouse, a type that is suitable for both right-handed and left-handed players. The Razer Viper and Razer Viper Ultimate are excellent models of a multi-button gaming mouse for lefties.
A skilled gamer possesses the skills to respond quickly, even in the most dramatic situations. Unfortunately, your reactions won’t be as quick if you’re using a low-quality mouse.
This usually is a result of the type of sensor in your device.
Most top gaming mice from Razer use the Focus+ sensor, which supports up to 20,000 DPI (dots per inch) and 650 IPS.
The new and improved Focus+ sensor featured in Basilisk V3 maxes out at 26,000 DPI.
Let’s start by saying that Razer mice are all premium products, so you can expect to pay a bit more than usual. However, it’s amazing what you get in return compared to some other cheap gaming mice on the market.
The cheapest Razer device is the Viper Mini, which is available for $29.60. It’s the best cheap gaming mouse you can get as long as you don’t mind its small size.
If you’re ready to spend more, there are multiple outstanding Razer mice you can choose from. The prices top out at $149.99 for the Razer Naga Pro. Although this may seem like a lot for a mouse, it’s their apex pointer device. It features everything from detachable side panels to wireless function.
Razer offers an incredible range of computer mice. Whether you need a lightweight, cheap device or you want a bulkier mouse with detachable side panels, they got it!
Just figure out what you need, and you’ll find the best Razer mouse available to you.
Dejan is a techie at heart who always dreamed of turning his fascination with gaming into a career. He finds working for TechJury a perfect opportunity to express his views of all kinds of different software. Being an avid reader, particularly of fantasy and sci-fi, Dejan pursued a degree in English Language and Literature. When not at his computer, he’s watching sports or playing tabletop games.
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