I recently reviewed the new Razer Viper Mini and found it to be one of the best mice I have ever used when it comes to gaming. That being said, I still love my Razer Naga Trinity Mouse due to its modular design. Now its 2020 and we have a contender to its crown, the new Razer Naga Pro Modular Wireless Gaming Mouse, is it any good, does it replace my favourite gaming mouse let us found out.
So first off, as with any purchase, we always read the box just to make sure this is the mouse we are looking for.
On the front of the box, we see the mouse in all its glory, with a view of all the modules available for the sides, a 12 button, a 6 button and a 2 button.
The 12 button module is for MMO Games, the 6 button module is for MOBA and Battle Royale games while the 2 button side is for FPS games and general use. Razer promotes Razer HYPERSPEED wireless technology, what is this technology? Well, Razer stat this;
To meet the demands of competitive gaming, we’ve created the fastest wireless technology with a stability to match. Before you make the jump to Razer HyperSpeed Wireless, see and understand why it’s trusted by the world’s top esports athletes
With a short video,
Game in the fast lane with Razer HyperSpeed Wireless, 25% faster than any other wireless gaming technology. To achieve this speed, we’ve had to optimize its data protocol, reducing the time it takes to send data between your mouse and PC. In addition, it uses an ultra-fast radio frequency to speed up that process even further. With less delay, this translates to the lowest click latency we’ve ever recorded.
For more info head here https://www.razer.com/gb-en/razer-hyperspeed-wireless
As with all Razer mice they love RGB Lighting and so do I so this mouse comes with Razer Chroma RGB. 3 Modes of connection which includes Wireless, Bluetooth and Wired and as always all buttons are fully reprogrammable within Razer Synapse which can be downloaded here.
Moving to one of the sides Razer mentions Focus+, what is this? Well, Razer stat this;
Single-minded in our pursuit of true gaming precision, our latest mouse sensor has the highest specs in the market, with a 99.6% resolution accuracy for best-in-class performance. But in this day and age, when there are more ways to make sensors accurate, being better by convention is not enough.Teaming up with Pixart, an industry leader in smart sensor solutions, we’ve uncovered a breakthrough that’s set to redefine the standards of gaming accuracy—the new, intelligent functions of the Razer Focus+ Optical Sensor.
We then have a short video
Then we have the switch in which the mouse uses, Razers new Razer Optical Mouse Switch, which illuminates unintended double clicks, can last around 70million clicks (Untested by us) and is 3 times faster than any mechanical switch.
You can find more about this switch here https://www.razer.com/gb-en/razer-optical-switch or you can watch the video below, it’s the speed of light
Moving to the back of the packaging there is not much else which has not already been discussed apart from how long the mouse will work for once charged which is around 100hrs, I tested this with its Bluetooth connection and got around 93.2hrs with no RGB lighting, with basic usages, like general gaming, general work like Photoshop and Word. Then again if you use the 2.4GHz connection you can get even more from your mouse, around 140hrs with NO RGB Lights. With RGB light at Max brightness, there is a significant drop in hours. Bluetooth drops to around 32Hrs while the 2.5Ghz connection drops to around 68hrs.
I would normally go into the packaging, however, it should be common knowledge that when you purchase a high-end product you get quality packaging and this is correct with Razer, Quality, Passion and excellence.
Now the tech specs, as we know some of you enjoy reading that;
|BATTERY LIFE||Up to 150 Hours|
|RGB LIGHTING||Razer Chroma RGB|
|MAX SENSITIVITY (DPI)||20000|
|MAX SPEED (IPS)||650|
|MAX ACCELERATION (G)||50|
|PROGRAMMABLE BUTTONS||10 / 14 / 20|
|SWITCH LIFECYCLE||70 Million Clicks|
|ON-BOARD MEMORY PROFILES||5|
|MOUSE FEET||100% PTFE Mouse Feet|
|CABLE||Razer Speedflex Cable|
|TILT SCROLL WHEEL||Yes|
|SIZES||Length x Grip Width x Height
|WEIGHT||0.257 lbs / 117 g (Excluding dongle)|
If you need LITTLE GUIDANCE, do not fret Razer have you sorted with a good in-depth manual along with some stickers and a “Thank You” note from Min-Liang Tan.
So on to the mouse which is, smexy as hell, and I love it, but what do you expect, when I love the Trinity. There are changes, the DPI buttons are now recessed, so you will no longer be accidentally clicking them, which I never did but some have complained about it. The MMO Module gives a little more slope to make it easier to use and comes with RGB lighting. However, the 6 button MOBA/ Battle Royale Module has changed. Gone is the Circle Hex Alignment with 7 buttons, and in its place we now have 6 buttons, rather pronounced in two rows, with NO RGB lighting. With the two-button module being the same apart from a new grip texture. When looking at the mouse as a whole, RGB lighting is placed on the mouse wheel, logo and on the MMO module. With the whole mouse finished with a matt black texture with a fine dimple effect.
Each module attaches to the mouse via magnets and metal contacts, which a nice audible snap once in place. Removing the module is just as simple, just find the gap under the mouse and pull.
There is one complaint to add, lack of differentiation with the 12 buttons. Now I am used to using the Trinty, so I am used to where to place my thumb for each button. However, it’s not the same for new gamers, which on times find it hard to place their thumb on the correct button when needed. This is not a game-breaker as, over time, you will get used to them, but there are other peripheral manufactures out there like Corsair, that have this fixed.
You then have a 6FT braided cable for wired connection and a 2.5GHz USB connection hidden in the mouse, behind the side module, and then for the final connection is Bluetooth. You can choose which connection you want to use underneath the mouse with a simple slider. To help the mouse glide over the surface, you have 4 PTFE feet, which also give the distance required from your mouse mat to the buttons under the mouse. Keeping under the mouse, you have the profile button which allows you to access an assigned profile on the fly without needing the use of Razer Synapse. There are also two gold pegs that allow the mouse to charge with Razers mouse dock (Purchased Separately)
When it comes to power and gaming, the software and hardware offer up some sweet opportunities. Like CPI starting at 100 and going up to 20,000, while being able to save your preferred CPI setting within 5 stages. Mine is 800, 1800, 4500, 9000 and for some reason 20,000 which I never use, I tend to use the 1800 CPI over anything else. Offers up an impressive 350 IPS (Inch-per-second and an acceleration of 50g. Yes, all of this can be read within the tech info above us.
The front left and right buttons use Razer own Razer Optical Mouse Switch, which illuminates unintended double clicks, can last around 70million clicks and is 3 times faster than any mechanical switch. Most of this I can not confirm, but double-clicking is impossible and it does feel faster and more effective than a standard mechanical switch.
Want to hear what the mouse sounds like, check out the video below, sorry for the background noise, was looking after my little one.
Over the months, I have been playing my Nintendo Switch, due to lockdown and work commitments, it is not easy having to work away for weeks on end and then having to work from home and review products. If I am playing on my PC I have been playing Horizon Zero Dawn and the mouse tracks well, and if I am up for it, I have a short burst of DOOM Eternal. I found no issues with the mouse’s performance during anything, gaming or even general work. When it comes to using the modules, I loved the two-button Module for everything work-wise, while the 6 button module for everything else. MMO games like World of Warcraft or Skyrim I do not have the time for any more so is very rarely needed. The software though does allow you to assign a game, then assign buttons to each button on the mouse, so you can have the perfect set up ready to go, for any game you enjoy playing.
When it comes to a good peripheral they mostly come with software and this is where Razer Synapse software comes into play.
Now I could go into details with this, but I am not, let us break it down.
- IMG 2 = Button assignment, macros and much more
- IMG 2 = DPI Settings, Polling Rate
- IMG 3 = RBG Goodness
- IMG 4 = Mouse mat calibration
- IMG 5 = Power Settings.
The software is glorious and offers up so much to play with and configure it is like a dream come true, this for me is one of the best software on the market for gaming peripherals.
OK to my final thoughts, there are issues with this mouse, like missing RGB Lighting on one module and not having a left-hand version. None of that is a game-breaker for me, as this mouse is wireless and is something I have been after for some time, so very happy. Yes, I would have liked more RGB zones, and maybe Razer consider Left-Hand users.
This mouse is an upgrade to my Trinty and is now my goto mouse for everything gaming and work, even though I still like the Viper Mini, hard choices must be made. I am scoring the Razer Naga Pro and 9 out of 10 only because of the missing RGB opportunity and no left-hand option, but this mouse does deserve a 9.5 as everything about this mouse is almost perfect. If you want a wireless, RGB mouse for all your gaming needs this is a mouse you truly want to get.
You can grab this mouse here for £149.99
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Razer Naga Pro Modular Wireless Gaming Mouse
Why specialize in one genre, when you can rule them all? Dominate in every domain with the Razer Naga Pro—a modular wireless gaming mouse with 3 swappable side plates, for the button layouts you need to become a multi-genre master in MMO, Battle Royale, FPS and more.
Product Currency: USD
Product Price: 149.99
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