Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

Is Razer’s budget model one of their best?

Alex Rowe


Photo taken by the author.

I’ve already written an in-depth look at the Basilisk Ultimate, the $159 dollar flagship at the top of Razer’s wireless mouse family. It’s probably too costly — and this budget model is proof of that.

The Basilisk X HyperSpeed sells for a fraction of the price and retains many of the core features you’d want out of a performance gaming mouse. It’s streamlined in a few small ways to keep costs down, but the parts that Razer kept were exactly the right ones.

But how does it stack up in a world filled with ambidextrous-shaped budget winners like the SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless?

Note: I bought this mouse myself at a local retailer. I don’t get paid or otherwise compensated by Razer if you decide to buy one. None of my articles contain affiliate links as I don’t believe the practice is good for the industry. You can find more information about my reviews policy right here.

The Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed sells for a standard price of $59 (official site here) and it receives regular discounts that put it directly up against a whole host of other budget wireless mice. It doesn’t have the adjustable tilting wheel from the more expensive Basilisk options, nor does it have the extra third thumb button or Chroma RGB lighting. However, everything else about the mouse is built to a similar standard as the costlier choices, giving this an excellent overall value.

The Basilisk X is large for a budget wireless model, similar in size to the SteelSeries Prime family from earlier this year. Photo taken by the author.

Inside you’ll find the best sensor that Razer puts in a budget mouse. It’s a 16k DPI fifth generation optical model, made by the folks at PixArt. It has double the tracking capability of the sensors found in the popular Viper Mini and Deathadder Mini models, and performance that can stand right against any other mouse on the market today. I had zero tracking or lift off distance issues with the mouse across many hours of gameplay.

The buttons use Razer’s mechanical switches instead of their newest optical tech, but this helps maximize battery life. In spite of this older switch technology, the…