Razer's new Lancehead aims to be your go-to wireless mouse for gaming
Razer's latest Chroma-infused gaming mouse is here, and it's seeking to take the wireless mouse market by storm. Called the Lancehead, the new mouse is geared towards solving any potential connectivity problems posed by typical wireless mice, all in an effort to give gamers a solid wireless option.
The big draw with the Lancehead is what Razer is calling Adaptive Frequency Technology (AFT). Razer is promising "100% transmission stability" with AFT by constantly scanning frequency channels for any form of interference. If interference is detected, AFT automatically switches frequency on the fly to keep the signal clear.
Aside from AFT, the Lancehead packs a 16,000 DPI laser sensor that can track 210 inches per second. Razer's own mechanical mouse switches are also on board for a tactile feel with the mouse's nine buttons, and adjustable Chroma lighting accents are featured throughout to match the rest of your Razer setup. All of your settings can, of course, be synced through Razer's Synapse software.
We'll have to wait and see if Razer's AFT tech lives up to its promises, but the Lancehead is already looking tempting if you're into the company's typically aggressive design. The Lancehead will start shipping in May for $140 and a wired version will be available for $80. You can learn more and sign up for availability notifications at Razer's website now.
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Interesting... But it still can't beat my wired Logitech G502
Imo, Logitech has already "perfected" wireless gaming mice, especially with their G900 Chaos Spectrum (horrid name tho').
I won't ever buy a mouse without a scroll lock again, if I can help it. It's the only thing that makes a difference in functionality for me between mice, and Logitech's the only one doing it.
$140 for a mouse? I just don't see how that's worth it, even for a gaming mouse.
My next mouse confirmed❤
The primary advantage of gaming mice besides DPI adjustments and sweet looks is to give a fair amount of bindable thumb buttons. The Razor Epic goes overboard on this concept with 12 thumb buttons 3 of which are probably too close to the palm and too small to hit, while the Razor Hex probably hits the sweet with 6 big easy to hit buttons. Honorable mentions to Corsair, even though they ripped off the Epic they did a much better job making their 12 buttons easier to distinguish and use. This Lancehead mouse though, with only 2 thumb buttons, doesn't really provide much value to competitive PC gamers. Its a $130 mouse simply for the sake of saying "I have an expensive sweet looking Razor mouse." It's crap for actual gameplay and a handicap compared to Razors many other better options.