The Razer Lancehead will be available in wired, the Lancehead Tournament Edition, and wireless versions, the Lancehead Wireless Gaming Mouse. Both versions are pretty much the same, except the obvious wireless/wired part.
The Razer Lancehead uses a standard ambidextrous design with enhanced rubber side grips, which means it will fit both left- and right-handed users. It measures 117x71x38mm and weighs 111g (104g on the wired version).
In addition to the "true 16,000 DPI 5G laser sensor", offering 210 IPS (450 IPS for the wired version), 50G acceleration and 1000Hz ultra-polling, it also uses Razer's own mechanical switches for those nine independently programmable "hyperesponse buttons" as well as featuring a gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel and Razer's Chroma 16.8 million color lighting.
Citing wireless supremacy, the Lancehead Wireless will use Razer's proprietary Adaptive Frequency Technology (AFT), promising 100 percent transmission stability in order to provide a hopefully perfectly lag free data transmission. The wireless uses a 2.4GHz dongle which is a small extension box and 2.4GHz adapter that is supposed to communicate with your mouse.
Apparently, the technology constantly scans frequency channels in millisecond intervals for any form of interference, and seamlessly switches frequency. While this all sounds great on paper, it is left to be seen how it actually works in the real world and we are quite sure it has something to do with a rather low battery rating of approximately 24 hours - with lighting.
Razer has also used the opportunity to announce its new Razer Synapse Pro software, which is currently in Beta phase, and which should support cloud and on-device storage for mouse settings.
According to Razer, the Lancehead Wireless Gaming Mouse will be available in May/June with a price set at US $139.99/€149.99 while the wired, Lancehead Tournament Edition, will be available later this month or early in May with a price set at US $79.99/€89,99.