The Lancehead is Razer's Most Advanced Wireless Gaming Mouse Yet

Elizabeth Williams
April 28, 2017

Razer touts the new mice as being "tournament-grade" in terms of accuracy, performance, and reliability.

The Razer Lancehead, a new gaming mouse unveiled today, has big shoes to fill: previous high-end mice from Razer, like the Mamba, have offered an unmatched set of features with few downsides other than their high prices. The company's latest gaming mouse is the Lancehead, and it's not the run-of-the-mill mouse or even a run-of-the-mill gaming mouse. Wireless data also syncs between the mouse itself and the user's system to try and keep things lag-free and stable. This has been an ongoing issue since the dawn of time, and there are various methods to combat this. There's nothing really unique about doing this, but with good error correction it should help. Frankly it would be nice to see some of these devices move off of the extremely crowded 2.4 GHz frequency altogether, and with the relatively short distance from a mouse to a PC, it's odd that they stick with the 2.4 GHz band.

Aside from AFT, the Lancehead packs a 16,000 DPI laser sensor that can track 210 inches per second.

The Lancehead uses the same Razer Mechanical Mouse Switches as the Deathadder Elite, which means your buttons are rated for up to 50 million clicks. Wireless mice make ideal sense for gamers as there are no cables that can get in the way but they've nearly always faced issues with latency or connectivity.

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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).

Lancehead is also powered by Razer's new Synapse Pro software, which is now in beta testing. The Lancehead owners will be the first to get a chance to use the new software.

Both versions of the Lancehead incorporate Razer's Chroma technology, so no matter which you choose, you customize your mouse color however you see fit. Synapse Pro is a unified configurator that combines local and cloud storage of mouse settings, meaning that a user can access the same configuration on multiple machines. The Lancehead is a wireless mouse that uses what Razer is calling "Adaptive Frequency Technology", where the radio receiver jumps from channel to channel depending on interference.

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