Razer Naga mouse review.

Discussion in 'Tech' started by Phant0m51, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Phant0m51

    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    First Impressions

    Seems fairly robust, comfortable, buttons are solid and overall feel is nice. The grip does take a little getting used to if you have sloppy mouse palming like I do, because the shape of this mouse requires you to place your hand correctly. The mouse itself does seem a little small, or maybe I just have slightly larger than normal hands.

    The side keypad of the mouse can be a little hard to use. My thumb naturally sits over the first row of buttons, and I have to scrunch my thumb back pretty far to reach the back row. Perhaps a posture adjustment will help alleviate the situation.


    Setting up

    First pet peeve is the mouse doesn't come with any installation software, you have to download it.

    Windows took about 10 seconds to load standard generic drivers for the mouse, and after a quick 14 MB download I had the software installed and running. Not too much to configure here. Slider bar allows you to adjust the DPI, and in another tab there's a button to let you sync up with your WoW or Warhammer mods you may have installed for the mouse.

    The mouse itself has a toggle switch on the bottom that allows you to select Standard or Advanced modes. Standard means your top row of your keyboard will be transfered to the mouse (1 through 9, 0, -, and =). Advanced mode means your Numpad keys are being used (1 through 9, 0, - and +). I have no idea why it's called Advanced mode, maybe it's because it actually requires you to change your keybindings in-game?

    The software itself works fine with Windows 7, for those of you wondering how it will work out. It supports XP 32/64 and Vista 32/64, but runs fine with Win 7 64 beta.


    First Use

    After setting up, I was off to play Aion. After spending a little time in the keybinding screen I finally had my Templar setup with all of my skills at an easy to reach location! Now, time to kill some stuff!

    I fly over to the first mob I see, and can't do a damn thing because I just rebound every one of my abilities to different keys and didn't think about the consequences. After narrowly escaping death thanks to being able to click my attacks, I went back through my keybindings and found a more natural way for it all to fit together.

    Fast forward an hour and I'm gliding from mob to mob with no issues at all. Thankfully only 7 of my extra 14 mouse buttons are currently bound allowing me to adjust quickly. As I get new skills I'll be able to continue binding them to the mouse, and with the combination of CTRL, ALT, and SHIFT keys I'll never have problems binding my skills again.


    In Closing

    I've only had this mouse a couple of hours now, and as of right now I'll probably never go back to a normal mouse again. The comfortable grip and gaming button extensions makes this a mouse I could love. Now I'll get to see how it lasts the tests of time (and finger mashing gaming).
    Dr. Flashpoint says thanks for this.
  2. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    Woah, that's a fancy looking mouse.
  3. Phant0m51

    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    As of right now I see no options to order a left handed mouse unfortunately.
  4. Chris

    Chris Raptor Jesus

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    Cool review. Thanks.

    I bought a G9X about a month ago from work and I LOVE IT.
  5. Bear

    Bear Hoot!

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    I had a razer. It was cool but the software/firmware process was a piece of shit. Whether they improved upon it or not, I won't buy their products again.
  6. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    i never install mouse software.

    fuck all that shit, just plug it in and let windows do the rest.
  7. Bear

    Bear Hoot!

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    I had to flash, yes, flash the firmware on my old Razer mouse because it had issues with x64 Windows not detecting on startup. There were no unique options to the mouse other than DPI on-the-fly changing yet it needed a firmware flash. Plus, the added software had a lame ass GUI.

    I'm sure they've notched up the quality a bit but that's more effort than I care to put in for a mouse. I'm sticking to MS/Logitech mice from now on.
  8. Dr. Flashpoint

    Dr. Flashpoint Extremely Volatile

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    I just recently got a Razer Lachesis and a Deathadder off of woot. I like the feel of the Deathadder, but the Lachesis is so much more precise and works on more surfaces (Laser vs. Optical). I would like to try this Naga. Good review mate!
  9. James K

    James K Administrator Staff Member

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    I wanna pick one of these up for Aion.
  10. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    The number of buttons on the side is just ridiculous. My fat fingers would struggle with that forever. Looks pretty neat though. The title of the thread made me think this was a peripheral for black people though. ;)
  11. Bear

    Bear Hoot!

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    <Naga Plz>
  12. Lord Kain

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    ^ WoW nerd :)
  13. Lord Kain

    Lord Kain Keeper of the Timeline Staff Member

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    I play Aion too... I'm on Israphel (Elyos) and Zikel, (Asmo)
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    I play on Vizel (Asmo) have another guy I play with most nights so we duo the fuck outta that game. I play a Glad usually.
  15. Bear

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    Ain't that the truth, levels 19 on casual playing. It's slow but definitely fun. I'm taking my time on this shit and I'm sticking to it. I'm not racing to the cap like WoW...although, I'm kinda missing WoW :x