Razer's Basilisk line of mice have long been a favourite of gamers who wish for that more ergonomic and contoured shape out of a mouse, and from a personal perspective, they've always been a go-to choice. This goes for both a wired and wireless perspective, and to illustrate that combo of excellent comfort and value for money, Amazon has dropped the Basilisk X Hyperspeed to its lowest price in a year - £29.99. This provides you with a 50 percent discount, or, half price!
The Basilisk X Hyperspeed - as the name suggests - uses Razer's HyperSpeed 2.4GHz wireless connectivity, which offers a reliable and indistinguishably low-latency connection compared to a wired mouse. You also have the option of Bluetooth to connect to devices without using a USB-C dongle, which is handy for phones, laptops, and desktop PCs, besides other devices.
Elsewhere, the components here are very competitive for the price, including a powerful 16K DPI optical sensor which provides excellent tracking accuracy and efficient power usage, allowing the device to last 285 hours on 2.4GHz and 450 hours on Bluetooth, so you'll be able to game for weeks without needing to recharge.
The main motiviation for buying the Basilisk though, as opposed to the plethora of other mice in Razer's ever-growing lineup is the fact it offers an especially comfortable frame, and this discounted Basilisk X model is no different. It features a wonderfully contoured shape, complete with a smooth plastic frame and rubberised side grips, which should also help to make it extra comfortable during marathon gaming sessions. A weight of 82g also puts this on the lighter end of the scale, which should help it to be rather nimble indeed.
While there isn't RGB here, the Basilisk X Hyperspeed is compatible with Razer's clever Synapse 3 software. This unlocks the full potential of this specific rodent, and allows for you to do everything from remapping the mouse buttons to calibrating it to a specific surface so you get the most accurate tracking.
For this price, the Basilisk X Hyperspeed is an absolute steal, and in my eyes, well worth a pickup. If you've been wanting to upgrade your mouse game but have been waiting for a top gaming mouse to fall in price, this'll be a serious contender for you.