Recently, Razer released a new gaming mouse that is worthy of your consideration. If you’re a mouse aficionado, or just a gamer who wants a wireless mouse that works in the most intense gaming situations, the Razer Lancehead could be your next purchase. Razer has boasted about their new wireless technology called “Adaptive Frequency Technology” which fights wireless signal challenges with it’s ability to avoid busy wireless channels. Think of this as an airplane pilot flying around turbulence after being told by air traffic control that turbulence was on their flight path. I took the Lancehead for a month-long tour through my gaming life and the results were fabulous.
It’s important to mention that I’ve used numerous mice models and technologies in my 20+ years of PC gaming. Like many of you readers, I have always resolved to a wired mouse because wireless mice have never been good enough. I’m not a competitive professional gamer, but I do play my share of competitive games such as Heroes of the Storm and Battlefield. Meanwhile, I use that same PC for my daily work life, which involves complex Excel spreadsheets and busy Word documents. I also have a desk that is full of paperwork, sticky notes, books, a calculator, and, of course, several gaming controllers (i.e. XBOX, PS4, Switch). Consequently, having a wired mouse around is not ideal at all. In the past I’ve tried several options from fantastic brands, including Razer. Ultimately, I settled on a wired Razer Abyss mouse as my daily drive. To me, it was the right balance of weight and precision. I also use a wireless Logitech G602 at my other office, which I’d say was my favorite mouse. No longer is that the case. At $137,99 Razer Lancehead is my new daily driver and favorite mouse. It’s the mouse I recommend, if you have the budget.
- First mouse with Razer’s Adaptive Frequency Technology
- 16,000 DPI Laser Sensor
- 210 IPS
- On-board and Cloud Memory (save profiles)
- 24 hour battery life
- 9 programmable Hyperesponse buttons
- Ambidextrous design with rubber grips
My month with the Lancehead had but one hiccup: when waking my laptop from several hours of sleep mode, the mouse would not be recognized unless plugged in. This bug isn’t ideal, but considering how perfectly responsive and comfortable it is, I can live with this. The brushed aluminium plating, rubber side grips and Chroma lighting effects, give you the ability to both feel good and look good while gaming or working. I don’t get visitors in my office that I want to impress with my mouse. But I do like to switch my mouse from a pleasant sky blue to devilish red when the lights go down and Diablo 3 is fired up! Thanks to Razer’s industry-best Synapse software, you can easily modify your mouse’s lighting in a variety of ways from game to game.
Regarding the lighting options, the Synapse application grants you access to the button mapping, performance tuning and lighting effects. The mouse wheel, left and
ride sides below the buttons, and the Razer logo each represent a lighting zones. From there you can assign a multitude of lighting options to each zone. It’s easy to get lost in the numerous lighting options. It’s a blast to tinker with. When paired with Chroma-compatible Razer keyboard, it just doubles your pleasure. I happen to use a Razer Blade laptop as my primary PC. I’ve created some wild color schemes and reactive effects. Unfortunately, my Chroma-configurator skills exceed my gaming skills so nobody gets to watch me light up a HOTS tournament.
Before the Lancehead was in my grasp, I spent a lot of money on mice and I never got what I wanted. While the Lancehead may seem expensive, if you’re struggling with comfort and precision, you’ll immediately recognize the value of the Lancehead once you give it a shot.