The Razer Naga: In Depth Review

Over the years, Razer has become a household name among PC gamers. With everything from keyboards to headphones , Razer has been releasing products that can not only enhance the PC gaming experience, but has created an entire community of enthusiasts that realize with the evolution of PC games, standard accessories just don’t cut it anymore. Competitive gaming has been a huge priority for Razer, taking not only comfort but functionality into consideration. With this notion, rose the idea for a mouse suited for PC gamers that wanted to take their skills to a whole new level. The Razer Naga was born. First lets look at the specifications directly from Razer’s page.

Razer Naga Technical Specifications 

  • 5600dpi Razer Precision 3.5G Laser Sensor
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling™ / 1ms response time
  • 200 inches per second max tracking speed
  • Zero-acoustic Ultraslick™ mouse feet
  • 17 MMO-optimized buttons (including 12 button thumb grid)
  • Optional MMO-specific software AddOns
  • Unlimited character profiles with AddOns
  • Approximate size:  116L x 69W x 41.6H (in mm)

System Requirements

  • PC / Mac with USB port
  • Windows® 7 / Windows Vista® / Windows® XP or Mac OS X (v10.4 and above)
  • Internet connection (for driver installation)
  • At least 35MB of hard disk space

Price: $ 80

The Laser Sensor. I’ve had this mouse for about a year now, and NOT ONCE has it failed me. The laser picks up precise motion to the dot. Working on almost all surfaces, it excels at both quick movements and accuracy. Response time is just ridiculous, as instantaneous would be the best description.
The software that comes with the Naga really helps with managing the buttons. Although the thought of having 17 buttons on a mouse is slightly overwhelming at first, I have to say I feel MUCH slower using anything else. Once you’re used to it in about a week or so, it’s very difficult to convert back to a regular mouse. The software although helpful, is not mandatory and if I use the mouse on a different computer, its plug and play feature picks up quickly.
Comfort wise, the Naga isn’t the most ergonomic mouse. Again, it takes a little getting use to at first, but is definitely worth it. Here’s the thing, now that I am used to it, I seemed to have stopped getting hand cramps after 6-10 hour gaming sessions. My previous mouse was a standard Logitec 5 dollar bargain mouse, and I could not even imagine converting back.
Currently, I believe this is one of the best mice on the market for competitive or MMO gaming. With so many buttons, the amazing laser, and the great design, what’s there not to love about this thing. But it gets better. Razer’s awesome design team added a few nice aesthetic features as well. The LED emblem breathes very smoothly, the side buttons are lit up and so is the middle track.
All in all, I would rate this an A; I love the mouse, the features, and even the cord is long and braided so it’s tough and lasts. So if your in the market for a new mouse, definitely consider the Naga. It’ll take a bit of getting used to, but you’ll realize the difference just this one accessory makes in your gaming. This really is a product made specifically for PC gamers.
Grade: A
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Adam Kharakov

Adam “kharakov” Kharat is part nerd, part geek, and full awesome. With deadly writing skills and the sleeping habits of a jackrabbit, late night gaming sessions are all but mandatory.

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