Razer has made some excellent mice in its time, with standouts like the Mamba and Deathadder remaining popular to this day. Now, the company is launching an all-new addition to its impressive lineup- the Razer Lancehead, featuring all new ‘Adaptive Frequency Technology’, the world’s most precise laser sensor and hybrid on-board memory to store settings.
The Lancehead brings in several new improvements that we have yet to see on other Razer mice. For starters, Adaptive Frequency Technology aims to provide ‘tournament grade’ wireless by connecting to the strongest interference-free frequencies within the 2.4GHz band and hopping only when necessary. Wireless data also syncs between the mouse itself and the user’s system to try and keep things lag-free and stable.
As for the sensor, the Razer Lancehead sees the return of the 5G 1600 DPI laser sensor found in the latest Razer Mamba. This sensor offers 210 inches per second tracking and 50G acceleration, allowing for swifter reaction times and more responsive control in-game. If you have different settings for different games, or multiple DPI profiles set up, then you can also store them directly on the mouse itself for easy transfer between systems. This is in addition to Razer’s Synapse Cloud syncing, which has been Razer’s alternative to on-board memory for a while now.
Finally, the Razer Lancehead also features the company’s new ‘mechanical mouse switches’ which are tuned for minimal click latency and a longer life-span. These switches are co-designed and manufactured with Omron, whose switches have become quite popular on many other gaming mice over the last couple of years.
There will be two versions of this mouse going on sale, the Lancehead (GBP£139.99 / US$139.99 / €149.99) and the Lancehead Tournament Edition (GBP£79.99 / US$79.99 / €89.99). The former is wireless and features the 5G laser sensor while the latter is a wired version with a 1600 DPI optical sensor. Both mice feature Razer’s Chroma lighting, which syncs across Razer’s entire peripheral range at this point.
KitGuru Says: I’ve been a Razer Mamba user myself for over a year now, though this mouse might tempt me into trading it in. Do any of you currently use a Razer mouse at all? Are you thinking about picking one up?