Razer has just announced a new model of its Basilisk gaming mouse. Dubbed the Basilisk V3 Pro, the shape and layout of the V3 Pro is virtually identical to the standard V3, with its claw-shaped design and 11 programmable inputs, and includes some of the hardware improvements we saw with the standard Basilisk V3 – namely Razer’s new optical switches, RGB underglow and a scroll wheel that can dynamically switch between tactile and free-spin modes based on how fast you spin it. The V3 Pro also brings a number of new upgrades including wireless connectivity and a more powerful 30K DPI sensor. The release of the V3 Pro also brings with it Razer’s new wireless charging dock, which adds wireless charging options and a 4K Hz polling rate over wireless.
Last month we were introduced to Razer’s 4K Hz wireless polling technology with the ultra-light Deathadder V3 Pro and the optional $30 . dongle, and now Razer is bringing that same technology to the Basilisk V3 Pro. But again, you only get that feature if you buy the separate charging pad for $69.99. The charging dock comes with a magnetic puck placed in the base of the mouse and will feel instantly familiar to anyone who has used Logitech’s Powerplay devices. This allows the mouse to securely attach itself to the dock for charging when not in use, and the V3 Pro can even charge with other Qi-enabled charging sources.
The charging dock is still a completely optional accessory, thanks to the addition of Bluetooth connectivity to the typical 2.4Ghz wireless dongle that comes with the Basilisk V3 Pro. Razer has even brought its Hyperspeed multi-device support to the V3 Pro, allowing it to share a dongle with all of your existing Hyperspeed-compatible devices.
The Basilisk V3 Pro and the charging station are available in different configurations and price ranges. The standalone mouse costs $159.99 but can be purchased as a bundle with the charging dock for $199.99. The charging dock on its own costs $69.99 and comes with its own charging puck, but you can also buy the puck yourself for $19.99 if you need a replacement. The mouse and all its accessories are available from the Razer store today and will be available to other vendors later this month.