Razer Naga 2012 review

Razer Naga
The standard Razer Naga 2012 edition.

  • PC/MAC
  • 17 buttons with 12 on the side
  • 3 interchangable side grips
  • 5600 DPI 3.5G laser sensor
  • 1000hz polling rate
  • 200 inch/s speed

The Naga 2012 has been updated! Click here to go to the 2014 version

The Razer Naga 2012 is the mouse from Razer made specifically for MMOs. It is outfitted with 17 buttons so that you can comfortably access your spells and abilities using only your mouse. It uses the 3.5G laser sensor can support up to 5600 DPI. Furthermore the Razer Naga comes with 3 interchangeable side panels to fit your style. And if you’re looking for a wireless version, then take a look at the Razer Naga Epic below.

Synapse 2.0

Oddly enough the Razer Naga has no on-board memory, just like with the DeathAdder you’ll have to go to their website to get the software so that you can manage your macros and settings. The Naga support an unlimited amount of profiles, meaning you can assign one specific set off options for one game and have another set of options for a different game.

Naturally you can rebind all 17 buttons to whatever you’d like. Other important features include 5 different stages of DPI, turning the lights on or off; editing the x-y sensitivity and the amount of acceleration.

Ergonomics

The most interesting feature regarding the ergonomics of this mouse is the addition of three interchangeable side grips (on the pinkie side) that you can use to customize the way you hold the mouse. Each one is specially designed for a specific grip style. The first one is the more traditional grip, then there is one geared towards palm grip players and lastly one for those who prefer the claw grip. The side panels are attached by the way of magnets and so they are easy to remove.

The Naga is a bit taller than most Razer mice, obviously to accommodate the 12 side buttons. The scroll wheel, logo light and thumb grid all light up in green just like most Razer gaming mice, all of which can be turned on or off in Razer Synapse if you don’t like the flashiness of it all. Last of all the side panels are made from shiny plastic.

Razer Naga Epic Wireless Gaming Mouse

Razer Naga epic
The Wireless Razer Naga Epic.

The Razer Naga Epic is the wireless version of the Naga 2012. All the features of the default Naga carry over, including the interchangable side panels. It comes with an USB-powered charging dock. When attaching the USB cable to the mouse to charge it up, you can still use it as a corded mouse while it’s charging.

 

Razer Naga Molten special edition

Razer Naga Molten
The Razer Naga Molten.

The Razer Naga Molten is functionally identical to the default, the only difference is its design. Instead of the black matte finish it has a cool cracked lava-like design. Additionally the default green glow got replaced with red. The overall shape and functionality remain the same.

 

 

 

 

Verdict

If you need a good WoW mouse (or use image editing software) and need full macro support alongside 17 programmable buttons, the Razer Naga is an excellent choice.

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