Razer Lancehead Wireless Review: Uncompromising Precision

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Razer Lancehead Wireless Gaming Mouse

Razer was founded in 2005, armed and driven by the ‘For
Gamers By Gamers’ tagline. Since then, the company has become an institution in
gaming peripherals.

Given its wide array of products, it is not surprising that Razer has tapped into wireless technology. The Razer Lancehead Wireless Gaming Mouse is one of their answers to gamers who hate wires but hate latency even more.

Wireless mice still bear this stigma of failing when it really
matters. Certain factors, such as the battery dying in the heat of the battle,
and wireless interferences, are scary for gamers. Razer, however, has invested
considerable efforts in assuring players that this is something possible to
prevent.

One of the most significant selling points here is the Adaptive
Frequency Technology (AFT) proprietary tech that checks for interference and
instantly hops to a new, stronger frequency. Sure, frequency-hopping wireless
technology is nothing new, but they claim that theirs is superior. Not
convinced? Read on to know if it is just empty promises or the real deal.

Razer Lancehead Wireless Mouse

Our Verdict

Razer Lancehead Wireless Gaming Mouse offers a great wireless experience. Its laser sensor is precise and accurate. However, as it excels in some departments, the buttons’ actuation is ‘criticizable’.

Pros

Onboard profiles

Superb wireless technology

Accurate performance

Cons

AFT drains the battery faster

Buttons are a bit hard to press

Ergonomics And Design

The Razer Lancehead’s design and frame are excellent, very
aesthetically pleasing and stay true to Razer’s signature look. Its ergonomics
are well laden out, as it provides superior control that you can feel. I like Lancehead’s
curved body. It is symmetrical and offers a good grip, really anti-slip.

The body is made of thin and tough-looking plastic material
that feels very smooth. The rubber patches also feel soft and pleasant. There
are some indentations to support the grip, and it feels very sturdy.

Features And Performance

The Lancehead has a laser sensor that is capable of 16,000 max
DPI. This mouse can also track up to 50Gs of acceleration. No more ‘laggy’
movements. As with most other high-end mice, the sensor supports polling rate of
1000Hz.

Buttons

Razer Lancehead has nine programmable buttons and can be
considered a decent MMO mouse.
This mouse employs premium well-built Omron switches, co-developed with Razer. They
are ergonomically inclined and have a gratifying click. I find them harder to
actuate compared to Logitech’s
G Pro. It might be a preference thing, but to me, it makes quite a
difference.

While there were no performance issues, I feel a tad too
much effort is required to click. To be honest, it is a minor concern, but the
difference is there.

This mouse has two thumb buttons on each side, making it
truly ambidextrous.

On top of the mouse, there are 2 DPI buttons for quick on-the-fly
changes. Very convenient when switching between game genres and game presets.

Though relatively small, the DPI switches are super solid
and positioned well to avoid accidental pressing. They can shift up and down your
DPI setting through 5 custom presets, and can be tweaked via the Synapse
software.

The Lancehead has an easy to roll, tactile, and sturdy
scroll wheel that I find similar to Razer’s
Mamba Hyperflux mouse.

The last button is located on the underbelly of the mouse.
This switch allows you to change profile automatically, no fuss needed. Like
the DPI stages, you can opt to have 5 profiles with different button
assignments, RGB scheme, polling rate, and DPI customizations.

Sensors

Under the hood, the Lancehead is powered by the True 16,000
DPI 5G laser sensor. Razer boasts it’s the best laser sensor in the world, and
with 50gs of acceleration, it just means this mouse won’t easily malfunction
with faster movements.

We gamers don’t get easily charmed by stuff on paper, so to
testing I went.

I played some Titanfall 2, and I didn’t notice a single
issue while playing — no jitter or tracking malfunctions whatsoever. I also
played a ton of Tom Clancy’s: Rainbow Six Siege. When I set the mouse to my
preferred DPI and sensitivity, the results were exceptional. I was able to lock
on targets with ease, and I noticed that my aim is less shaky.

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Connectivity

The Lancehead’s versatility will appeal to tons of gamers. It
can be used in both wired and wireless modes. The package includes a 7ft
braided USB cable.

But where it shines the most is in its wireless capabilities.
Like the other high-end wireless mice, this mouse utilizes a USB dongle that is
plugged into the mouse’s removable Micro USB cable via an adapter. , allowing
for an easy switch from wired to wireless mode and vice versa.

Though wireless technology is not something new, Razer is
making a huge deal about the performance of the Lancehead. In a video, Razer puts
the Lancehead against an undisclosed wireless mouse. To me, it looks
suspiciously like the Logitech
G900.

Razer claims ‘Wireless Supremacy’, thanks to the ‘Adaptive
Frequency Technology’. They say that the Lancehead hops to the strongest bands
of the wireless spectrum in a matter of milliseconds, instead of reactively waiting
for drops in coverage to adapt. Watch the video below for further explanations
on how the AFT is different from others.

Battery And Charging

Lancehead’s battery can last for approximately 24 hours. Its
life could be extended by switching off the fancy lights. If you run out of
juice, 4 hours of charging will fill it up. If you can’t wait that long, you
can still play while charging.

The AFT is awesome but takes its power from the battery, and
drains it quite fast. Remember, it constantly scans for frequencies, so extra
energy is needed. Unfortunately, hard-core tweakers can’t do anything about it
because this feature can’t be turned off. But seriously, if it makes the
wireless performance ‘wired-like’, then it is a fair price to pay.

Balance And Weight

With a size of 4.6 in x 2.79 in x 1.49 in, the mouse is just
about right. Some might find its weight of 111g too much, I personally don’t
mind heftier mice.

Software And Lighting

This is an RGB Chroma mouse and the Synapse will let you
pick between Static, Breathing, Spectrum Cycling, Wave, and Reactive color schemes.
There’s also the more granular Chroma Configurator (CC) for the personalization
aficionados out there. You can even match the schemes to your games. Who would
not like an orange hue to match their Dark Souls 3 marathon?

Button functions and DPI can be altered, and there is
nothing new here. Razer has also incorporated a ‘Hypershift’ mode, which allows
for assigning an additional function per button.

Final Verdict

Battery Life

N/A (comes with Firefly pad)

Razer’s Lancehead is a super-ergonomic, charming, and well-functioning
mouse. Remember, the advantages of wireless mice go beyond aesthetics and
clutter. Even though the buttons may cause concern to some players, it is by no
means a game-breaker. So, if you have the extra cash to splurge on a premium
wireless gaming mouse, then you won’t go wrong with the Lancehead. The wireless
performance and precision are oh-so-worth-it.

RealGear is not affiliated, associated, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with Razer, or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates. Please note that the review is a subjective opinion based on author’s impressions and does not claim to accurately reflect all features this product possesses.

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