Razer has just updated its ultra-popular Naga MMO gaming mouse, and with it comes a couple of interesting and important features. First and foremost: there’s now a left-handed version; aside from the design being inverted, there’s no difference between both versions.
Notable also is the fact that the grid of 12 shortcut / macro buttons on the side are now built using mechanical switches for “increased tactility, speed and actuation assurance“. Given the benefits that mechanical switches in our keyboards offer, this feature alone might end up sealing the deal for some gamers. According to Razer, it’s bound to even sell some competitors. Razer’s co-founder Min-Liang Tan says in the press release, “we expect the copycats to be the first in line to order the new Razer Naga.” A blunt statement, but a very hard one to disagree with.
With this release, Razer took the time to resculpt the Naga’s body ever-so-slightly, offering a broader shape aimed at fitting more hands comfortably. In addition, the fourth and fifth finger rest has a “gentler down-slope to promote better grip and reduce fatigue over extended play.“
A summary of the Naga’s features:
Total of 19 MMO optimized programmable buttons
12-button mechanical thumb grid
Tilt-click scroll wheel
8200 dpi 4G laser sensor
Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
Green LED backlighting
1000 Hz Ultrapolling
Up to 200 inches per second / 50 g max acceleration
Zero-acoustic Ultraslick mouse feet
2.1 m / 7 ft. braided fibre cable
Available immediately through Razer’s own webshop, the updated Naga can be had for $79.99 USD / EUR.