Some people have issues with gamers having “gamer mouse” as all they see is a mouse with RGB lighting and extra buttons on the left side of the mouse. However, some gaming mouses are more than just an extra Christmas ornament. There are a wide variety of mouses that you can choose from, even for non-gaming purposes. Although MMO has fallen out of popularity, there are still a few dedicated players who are playing MMOs like Final Fantasy XIV, Runescape and Lord Of The Rings Online. However, there is a core issue that is shared across every MMORPG: not enough buttons. Yes, despite the keyboard having so many buttons, for a hardcore MMO player it is not enough. Although it is possible to assign a skill on every key, you still need the mouse to control the camera and adjust your aim. Additionally, having your thumb and fingers reaching across the other side of a keyboard can delay your timing, which can influence the battle they are in.
Enter MMO mouses, a new line of mouses that adds a ridiculous amount of buttons. This would help to resolve the issues that every MMO player faces as they can remap buttons onto these mouses and react quickly in fights. As a gaming manufacturer, of course Razer wants to jump into the bandwagon of creating their own equipment. Razer enters the competition with their own series of MMO mouses called the Razer Naga, which consists of 12 buttons on the side of the mouse. Despite launching their first mouse in 2006, it didn’t receive much popularity these days until their three recent mouses were released into the world and revitalize the series
Razer Naga Trinity
Coming out in 2017, the Naga Trinity offers a more modernized design than its predecessors. It comes with its trademark swappable side panels, which provides a total of 12 buttons and 42 programmable inputs.
In terms of size, the Naga Trinity sits at a weird middle ground as having small hands means you will not be able to reach all of the buttons and having big hands would mean that your thumbs could be too long and large to press certain buttons. Because of that, it is not fun to bring the mouse around whenever you travel.
Razer Naga Pro
As one of the few wireless mouses in the Naga series, the Razer Pro is the latest addition to the wireless franchise. Just like its predecessor, it also comes with the famous swappable panels. One of the major improvements is the mouse being lighter than the Trinity, which makes travelling with the mouse more viable.
One of the newest additions it brings to the franchise is its smooth feet as users are able to glide comfortably on table or mousepad without leaving a scratch. However, there are no spare parts in the market nor are there spares that come with the purchase, so you will have to treat your mouse carefully. It is also unable to support mac OS computers, so mac OS gamers are not able to utilize the Naga Pro properly.
Razer Naga X
The latest addition to the Razer Naga series, the X edition provides a few improvements. It has the feet from the Naga Pro, which allows it to glide smoothly on mouse pads and desktops while being lighter. And most importantly, it is lighter than the other mice on this list.
One of the most glaring differences of this mouse is the inability of switching the side button panels, which disappoints their Naga fans as most of the mouses in this series are able to swap the side panels. It also shares the problems of both Trinity and Pro as it is bulky, wired and does not support macOS. The (un)holy trifecta for macOS users. And the worse part, it does not have RGB lighting on its logo. Oh, the horror! However, it can be a serious issue as it can be hard to find the mouse without the middle mouse glowing. It also comes with one button to switch DPI, which prevents quicker and precise DPI changes.
- Extremely Expensive
Looking at how it is designed and the functions that come with it, the Razer Naga is, of course, extremely expensive, which is no surprise for every gamer. Howe
- Not macOS Friendly (Mostly)
Sorry macOS users, but if you are planning to use the Naga series as part of your arsenal, then you might want to look somewhere else. The only option you have is the based Naga Trinity, which performs slightly worse than its descendants. If you need another MMO mouse, then you might want to look somewhere else like Logitech or Corsair.
- Looks Too Similar
Another issue with Razer as a company is they are less creative in making their newer models look different and function similarly to their predecessors. The Razer Naga series are no exception to this treatment and you can barely tell the difference between all three mouses, with the exception of the Naga Pro since it is wireless.
- Not. Worthy!
Besides the Naga X, both of the other Naga mouses suffer from being heavy, which makes it cumbersome and annoying to deal with whenever you want to travel with it. The wires of both the Naga X and Trinity could also prove to be a problem as it takes up a lot of bag space.
Despite being around for almost two decades, the Naga series remains in the market as one of best mouses for gamers who need more buttons in their life. As a Razer product, each of the mouse suffers sharing the same design as it can be confusing to identify which mouse is which at first glance, with probably the exception of the Naga X since they removed its trademark swappable side buttons and the wireless Naga Pro. Nevertheless, the Razer Naga series can change how you play video games as you can switch the side panels on the fly, with the exception of the Naga X of course.