What makes a wireless mouse good

What makes a wireless mouse good

In the summer of 2018, I was buying a few things that I was going to need for an optimal college dorm experience. I just graduated high school, and wanted to get optimal gaming gear for my time on campus. I ended up with a good value headset, a mid-range gaming laptop, and a quality wired gaming mouse. Specifically, the Logitech G502.

Amazon.com: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse, 12,000  DPI On-The-Fly DPI Shifting, Personalized Weight and Balance Tuning with  (5) 3.6g Weights, 11 Programmable Buttons: Computers & Accessories
Quality.

After over two lovely years of using one of the best wired gaming mice ever created (not just my opinion for that), it was time to upgrade. The wire, while braided, was getting a little messed up, and the concept of wireless gaming mice exploded with both quality, cheap, and a mixture of both in terms of options everywhere. Meanwhile with Logitech, they were so hooked with their G502 (understandably) that the only revision they made to it was the successor just having a better sensor (better performance on screen) and a wireless variant that costed three times the normal wired price. Some actually criticized that the wireless version didn’t even feel as good as the wired one!

I felt like it was finally time to upgrade to a wireless mouse, and I definitely wanted one that felt and performed better at the same time, especially if it was going to cost more than the $50 I paid for mine in 2018. I looked at several options, including the wireless G502, but I came to one mouse that looked the best. Some called it the “G502 killer” for its comfort, similarity to the G502, and in some ways better performing than that classic mouse, but I figured that it was time I tried something new.

Razer Unveils Basilisk Ultimate Wireless Mouse: 20,000 DPI & Low Lag
This bad boy right here.

The Razer Basilisk Ultimate. A gaming mouse that’s almost better in every way, and it’s wireless! I wasn’t intrigued at the staggering $150 price point, but on Amazon Prime Day it dropped by $50, so I went for it.

While I’ve only been using it for about two days, all I can say is this: Finally, it feels good to be wireless. It also definitely feels nicer in the hand, albeit hard to compared a mouse I’ve had for over two years. Let’s hope it holds up for the months, if not years to follow, and that I won’t need that warranty!


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