Unleash the new Razer Lancehead

Discussion in 'Mice and Surfaces' started by technokat, Apr 27, 2017.

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  1. Vindictas

    Vindictas New Member

    I agree. As a former gaming mouse user, I freely admit that I use a trackball mouse as well, Logitech M570. Functions the same as a mouse but better ergonomics and it stationary, so once I get in a comfortable position I can stay there with little to no fatigue. The M570 has a really good basic shape and layout and the only drawback is this device isn't high performance enough.

    I only wish Razer would make a thumb actuated gaming trackball with high quality build. I would like to see top flight accuracy, components (precision crafted ball, high precision sensors, etc), and custom mappable MMO buttons for my remaining fingers. . . I hope Razer is listening to this.
     
  2. GordonGames

    GordonGames New Member

    Looks interesting. Will there be an OW edition of this one?
     
  3. enjoythetimes

    enjoythetimes New Member

    It so awesome
     
  4. NerfDaTenshi

    NerfDaTenshi New Member

    Wow ._. Is this my mouse
     
  5. Hucast

    Hucast Well-Known Member

    May have to switch from my favorite razer mouse the deathadder and get myself a lancehead!
     
  6. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Finally bought wireless one after considering between Te or it and will put metalgun backcover on my Blade 14 to match it;)
     
  7. applecore.final

    applecore.final Active Member

    Wish it wasn't laser, why can't they just stay with the optical?
     
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  8. GearTuga

    GearTuga New Member

    I will buy it for sure.
     
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  9. NASOYMOSO

    NASOYMOSO New Member

    Wireless is awesome
     
  10. GR8-Ride

    GR8-Ride Member

    So after having had this mouse for three weeks now, here are my more detailed thoughts on it.

    I'm not a serious gamer, so the big arguments about optical sensors vs laser sensors don't mean much to me...I'm simply not good enough to notice the difference.

    The two mice I use (flip back and forth between, mostly) are my Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum, and the new Lancehead wireless. I have fairly large hands, and I find the Logitech G900 to be incredibly comfortable. The Lancehead isn't bad by any means, but my palm grip just "fits" a little bit better on the G900 vs the Lancehead.

    Personally, the Lancehead is a better looking product, and I'll admit, I'm a sucker for RGB lighting. The RGB strips on the side of the mouse look awesome. The G900 looks a little bland in comparison.

    I'm generally a Razer fan (typing this on a Razer Blade w/GTX-1060 right now), but I'll also admit that I like to use the best equipment I can, so I'm not locked into the Razer Lancehead vs the Logitech G900.

    So, what I like about the Lancehead: RGB strips are very cool....Wave works well on it. I like the laser sensor, as I travel extensively for work, so the laser sensor works on a number of different surfaces whereas the optical sensor in the G900 does not. In the hotel room this doesn't matter, as I carry a mousepad with me, but when I'm at a customer location, I generally don't carry a mousepad with me. So the Lancehead works better for this.

    I like the fact that I can keep the USB receiver in the mouse itself. This allows me to switch it from laptop to laptop (I bring my Razer Blade for gaming in hotel rooms, but carry a Macbook Air for work as well). Makes it easy to plug and play with the mouse (not that it's hard to switch the Logitech USB receiver from one laptop to another either...).

    Things that I'm not thrilled about: The big one...the USB cable. It's Razer specific, and while it looks cool, it's the ONLY cable you can use to charge or connect the Lancehead to the laptop. So I can't keep the Razer cable hooked up to my system at home, and then bring it with me on the road and charge it as needed; I need to bring Razer's effectively proprietary USB cable with me. That's the big one for me. And Razer Synapse (2.x) is a bit flaky when moving from Windows 10 to OSX and back. I end up with duplicate profiles loaded, and sometimes profiles will get corrupted and switch from Left-Hand to Right-house mouse, etc. Despite buying a Lancehead, Razer still has not given me an invite to try out Synapse Pro / 3.0. I actually prefer Logitech Gaming software over Razer Synapse. And my Logitech G900 can be charged using any plain, old, ordinary micro-USB cable.

    Performance otherwise is equal between both, for me, who is a very average gamer (ie, I play for fun, and not competitively). Mostly it's Doom, or Crysis 3, or RTS that tends to fill my time. Performance-wise, I couldn't tell you the difference between my G900 and my Lancehead.

    If I had just one of these mice (either one), then I'd be perfectly happy with whatever one I had. There are some nice things about the G900 (free-spinning scroll wheel is nice, as is the tilt left / right function on the scroll wheel).

    If I didn't have the G900, I could dump Logitech's software and run just Synapse, which would be a small advantage for the Razer Lancehead. That being said, I tend to prefer Logitech software a little (it "seems" more stable than Synapse...that may be due to the Windows 10 + OSX integration between two laptops).

    All in all it's a good mouse, and for a non-serious gamer, I'd put these two mice on par. I much prefer the looks of the Lancehead....I prefer the feel of the G900. If I didn't have the G900, I'd be perfectly satisfied with the Lancehead. If I didn't have the Lancehead, I'd be perfectly satisfied with the G900.

    I probably just need to sell one, and make the decision that way. If you're thinking of the Lancehead though, I can recommend it as a perfectly good, all around mouse, especially if you're a lefty (which I am, so that's why the Lancehead vs G900 is important to me).



    Patrick
     
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  11. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I'm waiting for this one to replace my orochi on go and diamondbacks on my home desk, nice review! And wait also DHL everyday to bring it maybe today or tomorrow;)
     
  12. Kizzdude

    Kizzdude New Member

    Oh now that is nice :heart:
    I wonder if it'll make me pro ... hmmm
    Though the lights are pretty...so it doesn't matter :3
     
  13. 27SilentChaos

    27SilentChaos Active Member

    that is worth every penny :)
     
  14. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Just testing it, and loved it looks and sensitivity but should i always use USB dongle to use it in wireless? Is there anyway to use wireless without dongle on my 2017 Blade 14? Even my orochi, Magic Mouse that costs almost 1/2 lancheads price could connect without dongle:/
     
  15. squeeze88

    squeeze88 Active Member

    I am still waiting for them to come out with a on-the-fly wireless charging on the mousepad... like what Logitech did... hopefully they will push more boundaries instead of coming up with same mouse with different shells though...
     
  16. Grimmwor

    Grimmwor Active Member

    I just got my Lancehead Tournament Edition today and so far I love it! I wish there was some hint or indication of how/when we will be able to get Synapse 3.0??
     
  17. Active13245

    Active13245 Active Member

    Unleash new crappy laser sensor and crazy price! The same thing with mambas, good job Razer! You are making really better and better!
    All I can say for this "great" mouse...
     
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  18. spectre_exe

    spectre_exe New Member

    Just got mine a few days ago and for the most part I'm pretty impressed. The symmetrical shape doesn't in any way make it feel uncomfortable and there is the option to have it wireless both with and without the dongle.
     
  19. itsjustalvi

    itsjustalvi New Member

    I'm upgrading from my current mouse and considering the Razer Lancehead.I've always been a fan of wireless mice so that's what I'm looking into. how ever what I don't understand is why the Lancehead Tournament edition has optical sensor while the Lancehead wireless Edition has a 5g Laser sensor and is almost $60 more expensive, now I understand it's more expensive because of the wireless technology but why wasn't the Same Optical sensor which was used on the Tournament Edition not used on the wireless version the Lancehead.
     
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