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The Razer DeathAdder V2 and Basilisk V2 improve on already excellent gaming mice

Razer DeathAdder V2

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What you need to know

Razer announced two new gaming mice that pack the latest mouse tech inside refreshed designs of popular gaming mice. The Basilisk V2 and DeathAdder V2 both include notable internal improvements such as 20,000 DPI Focus+ Optical Sensors and the latest Razer Optical Mouse Switches. Both mice also support new mouse features, including Smart Tracking, Motion Sync, and asymmetric cut-off. The Basilisk V2 is available for $80 (opens in new tab) and the DeathAdderV2 is available for $70 (opens in new tab).

The Basilisk V2 comes in at 92g and has a 2.1m Razer Speedflex Cable. On the inside, it has Razer Optical Mouse Switches rated up to 70 million clicks and a 20,000 DPI Focus+ Optical Sensor. It has 21 programmable buttons, advanced lift-off and landing distance customization and DPI clutch for on the fly alteration. The end result is a mouse that provides a wide range of customizable gameplay. In our review of the Basilisk V2, our editor Richard Devine stated, "What you end up with is an extremely ergonomic, lightweight mouse that's even more comfortable to use than ever before. Whether you're working or gaming, the Basilisk V2 is a mouse than can do it all. All day, every day."

The DeathAdder V2 houses some of the same internals as the Basilisk V2. It has Razer Optical Mouse Switches rated up to 70 million clicks and a 20,000 DPI Focus+ Optical Sensor. It's slightly lighter at 82g and also comes with a 2.1m Razer Speedflex Cable. It has onboard profile storage and eight programmable buttons to customize gameplay. Like its new sibling, it also has advanced lift-off and landing distance customization. Devine rounded out his review of the DeathAdder V2 by saying, "Razer did a stellar job on the DeathAdder V2, leaving alone the iconic, ergonomic form factor and filling it with all the latest techy bits from the recent Ultimate mice."

You can read Devine's in-depth reviews of the DeathAdder V2 and Basilisk V2 to see his impressions of the new mice as well as a complete breakdown of their new internals.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.