Never hurts to have a great, inexpensive mouse around. You don't have to go broke to get a great sensor, programmable buttons, and all the works. The Razer Basilisk V2 gaming mouse is on sale for $34.99 at Amazon today. This mouse has a tendency to sell out since there is a newer version, and even when it is in stock can sell for as much as $50. Today's price is about $5 above the lowest we've ever seen, but that's far more rare. This is still a great bargain compared to its normal price and will save you a nice chunk of change.
The Basilisk V2 is a fantastic mouse, and when we first reviewed it we gave it 4.5 stars out of 5 with a Recommended badge. It really improved on the success of the first generation. Richard Devine called it "an extremely ergonomic, lightweight mouse that's even more comfortable to use than ever before."
Razer has since replaced the V2 with a third generation that includes a smarter scroll wheel. We also reviewed that one just a few months ago, and it's just as good as the second version with some decent improvements. Of course, the Basilisk V3 is also much more expensive right now at twice the price of the V2 on Amazon when compared to today's deal. When a new generation comes out, the older generation generally gets discontinued so it's a safe bet we won't be seeing a whole lot of V2 deals in the future as the stock runs out again.
The Basilisk V2 includes a 20,000 DPI sensor, and it has an on-the-fly button dedicated to adjusting that DPI even while you're in the middle of something. Since it can be adjusted in increments, that means you can change it based on the game you're playing. The switches on this mouse also activate very quickly and easily thanks to the light beam actuation that uses real tiny beams of light to register every press of the button.
Customize all the different parts of this mouse. You'll have 11 programmable buttons to decide what to do with. Plus Razer Chroma means full RGB lighting you can create effects for. Beyond that, Chroma also lets you sync your mouse's lighting with other Razer gear and third party hardware like Philips Hue smart lights. You'll need the Razer Synapse software for all of that.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.