Razer Basilisk V3

Razer Launches Environmentally-Friendly Versions Of The Basilisk and DeathAdder Mice

Monday was World Environment Day, and it saw Razer reimagine their Basilisk V3 and DeathAdder Essential mice as precise tools of gaming domination with smaller environmental footprints.

According to the Shanghai-based peripherals manufacturer, these are the first gaming mice to receive ECOLOGO status by UL. The mice have passed UL2710, the Outline of Investigation for Sustainability for Portable Electronics, certifying them as sustainable products. 


To reach this certification, Razer evaluated that the mice comply with EU hazardous chemical restricted substance regulations and have also been assessed for skin irritation and sensitization. UL also evaluated Razer’s process of repair and replacement management, covering ease of product disassembly by authorized service providers to how Razer communicates components requiring selective waste treatment to service providers.


Sustainable packaging is another criterion the mice fulfilled. Parts on the mice are easily disassembled and changed out so that they can be serviced and replaced, and recycled through recycling partnership programs in your country. They will come packaged in boxes made of FSC certified material, free of heavy metals and chlorine, and printed in sustainable soy-ink to be easily recycled.

This isn’t the first time that Razer and UL have worked together on environmental standards in gaming peripheral production. Last year, the two partnered to promote a Type III Environmental Product Declaration to encourage the sustainable manufacturing of gaming products. Basically, a third-party-verified mark of safe recycling. Razer identified that the gaming industry lacked a standardized way to measure sustainable products, and Razer sought to provide one.


“What better way to celebrate World Environment Day than to share with our community that the very mice that help them win in games are also a win for the environment,” says Kenneth Ng, Sustainability Manager at Razer. “Unlike companies making their own claims about their products being sustainable, we go the extra mile to prove to our fans that our products are truly sustainable. Our community of gamers can rest assured that their favourite mice have been thoroughly vetted by a trusted scientific organization that looked at a comprehensive list of criteria to award us with the ECOLOGO certification.”


The new Basilisk V3 and DeathAdder Essential environmentally-friendly models will be available by the end of 2022.