Razer - Razer Lancehead


Razer Lancehead: a high performance and ambidextrous wireless mouse

Aprox. 59€ - see price -

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Wireless mice are once again on the rise since Logitech introduced models that are really as fast as their wired versions. Razer, its long-standing competitor in the gaming segment, could not of course sit idly by, and its high-performance wireless mouse too. The Razer Lancehead is positioned right in front of the Logitech G900, with its ambidextrous shape, its high-end laser sensor and its guaranteed wireless operation as fast as wired.

Positive points

Accurate and fast laser sensor.

As good wireless as with.


Comfortable grip.

Compact transceiver that fits in the mouse for transport.

Bad points

Main buttons that could have been more responsive.

Wheel without horizontal scrolling.

Limited autonomy / No charging base.

Charging cable with proprietary micro-USB plug.

Our review


The Razer Lancehead also exists in a wired version under the name of Lancehead Tournament Edition (in gray / black or white color). Apart from the absence of a wireless link, the latter has the same characteristics and therefore the same performance. However, it lightens by 7 g (104 g), in particular since it does not need to integrate a battery.



The demanding player will of course immediately wonder if the wireless link is efficient enough to compete with a wired link. After several days of tests and comparisons with the benchmark in this area, the G900 from Logitech, we can answer in the affirmative: the Lancehead has never faltered, behaving as well with its wire as without. However, our test environment is not particularly polluted by the waves and it remains difficult to affirm that the mouse will be as comfortable during a lan party, for example, event during which the wireless frequencies are particularly congested (various wireless devices, Wi-Fi and other smartphones are present in number). Razer nevertheless guarantees rock-solid stability of its wireless link thanks to the well-studied positioning of the transceiver in the mouse and to a technology it has called Adaptive Frequency Technology (AFT). This allows the mouse to automatically switch to the most stable frequency band, greatly limiting the risk of cuts. This principle is used by Logitech for its Lightspeed wireless technology, which can also operate at a frequency of 1000 Hz (adjustable to 125 or 500 Hz).

In terms of precision, the Lancehead is equipped with the latest Razer 5G laser sensor, used on most of the brand latest mice. Advantage of the laser, it works on almost all surfaces, including glass, which we were able to verify. Of course we will advise any player to opt for a good mouse pad, but it is always good to be able to count on good surface recognition. On the pure performance side, this sensor can absorb accelerations of 50 g and supports speeds of up to 5.3 m / s. Suffice to say that we can already forget the idea of getting him off the hook. Players who love low sensitivities - which involve large and rapid movements - will appreciate it.

Those who, on the other hand, prefer high sensitivities will have plenty to do by configuring up to 5 levels between 100 and 16,000 dpi (in steps of 100 dpi). Remember, however, that at this maximum sensitivity, a movement of less than 2 cm is enough to make the cursor move across the width of three Ultra HD screens! Suffice to say that we are not close to finding a real interest in such sensitivities, which are ultimately only there to shine on the technical sheet. Who can do more can do less, shall we say ...



Fast and precise, the Lancehead is effectively thanks to a wireless link that we could not fault and its very powerful laser sensor. We are however on our hunger regarding the reactivity of the buttons: despite the use of Omron switches, they are a little less bright than those of some competing mice (G900 at the head, but also DeathAdder at Razer). Not enough to penalize a player beyond measure during a game, but enough to prevent him from reaching a fifth star.