The Razer Basilisk V3 and Logitech G502 Hero are two of the most popular ergonomic gaming mice of the past few years, and they are targeted at the same type of gamer. Both have an unabashedly gamer-focused aesthetic and tons of programmable inputs, great for MOBA/MMO gaming and productivity. But the Basilisk V3 is a better option for most gamers with its lighter weight and higher-quality buttons, switches, and scroll wheel. Admittedly, there’s little else that differentiates the two models meaningfully, though the G502 Hero is fully compatible with Windows and macOS operating systems.
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Razer Basilisk V3
Logitech G502 Hero
Max Polling Rate (Hz)
Polling Rates (Hz)
Inches Per Second
Switch Durability (million clicks)
The Razer Basilisk V3 and Logitech G502 Hero are lightning-fast gaming mice, partly due to their high 1000 Hz polling rates.
The Basilisk V3 has a slight edge regarding its 650 IPS (inches per second) rating. This sensor accuracy rating means the Razer Focus+ sensor in the Basilisk V3 accurately tracks 650 inches per second, compared to 400 inches per second for the G502 Hero. While the higher IPS rating jumps out on paper, the reality is anything surpassing several hundred inches per second is fast enough for the quickest mouse flicks.
One key differentiating factor is weight. The Logitech G502 Hero is beefy for a gaming mouse with its 121-gram weight, which is tuneable to 139 grams with the included weights. The Basilisk V3 is slimmer at 101 grams, resulting in less fatigue over longer gaming sessions and a slightly smoother gliding performance on a mousepad.
Consider that neither model is a lightweight, ergonomic gaming mouse. That award goes to the Razer Naga X, which packs more total buttons.
The Razer Basilisk V3 also gets an edge with a better scroll wheel and L/R switches. The Basilisk V3’s optical switches feel crisper and more tactile, with greater durability than the G502 Hero’s outdated mechanical switches.
As we noted in our review, the G502 Hero’s L/R switches are prone to double-clicking and don’t provide much tactile feedback. The scroll wheel is also poorly designed without a rubberized material surrounding the wheel for greater precision. You can get a feel for the different quality buttons and scroll wheel reviewing our sound and performance videos below.
Battery Life (hours)
USB Receiver Storage
Nothing differentiates the Logitech G502 Hero and the Razer Basilisk V3 regarding connectivity. Both are wired gaming mice with attached cables.
Buttons Both Sides
Scroll Wheel L/R Tilt
Scroll Wheel Free Scroll
The Razer Basilisk V3 and Logitech G502 Hero share a similar gamer-focused aesthetic with their ergonomic shape, pointed design, and choice of materials. In fact, they’re practically the exact dimensions, include a thumb rest, and have textured sides for improved gripping power.
However, the button layouts are different. The G502 Hero has two conveniently-placed buttons on the left side of the left mouse button. These two buttons are perfect for remapping commands or shortcuts you frequently use in games or for productivity.
Otherwise, the button layouts are similar, with two standard buttons on the left side, a sniper button, and a scroll wheel with L/R tilt and free-scrolling functionality.
Software and customization
As we’ve come to expect from Razer, the Basilisk V3 is packed with RGB. A whopping 11 independent RGB zones are customizable inside Razer’s Chroma Studio. Tweaking the Razer Basilisk V3’s RGB settings is incredibly fun with the robust functionality and endless potential offered.
Though it has fewer buttons, you’ll also get more programmable actions with the Basilisk V3. That’s because all the buttons on the Basilisk V3 are remappable, including the up and down scroll wheel inputs.
You can also customize independent X and Y sensitivities inside Synapse with the Basilisk V3.
But the Logitech G502 Hero has the edge if you need a gaming mouse fully compatible with macOS. The Razer Basilisk V3 works in macOS, but Razer’s Synapse software isn’t compatible.
So, you’re stuck in macOS with the default settings out of the box, or you’ll need to hook the Basilisk V3 up to a Windows machine to customize your settings and save your profile to one of the onboard memory slots, then jump back into macOS.