What a year so far, a great Xmas, and even better new year, some great fantastic new games, the Nintendo Switch proving all pundits wrong by selling really well, and well, I get to play with some new gaming peripherals.
So we are here, with a review of Razers new 3 in 1 mouse the Razer Naga Trinty, a mouse that I have been waiting to be invented for so long, and here it is finally. Why, have I been waiting? well, I have used the Razer Naga Chroma and the Razer Naga Hex V2 and other versions before the latest alliteration. I love them, possibly the best mice in the world, in my opinion, they are great for MMO’s and MOBA’s but they are also good for other games that require the use of 1 – 9 on your keyboard for the likes of weapon assignments or spells.
But buying both of them come at a cost, around £150.00 give or take where you purchase your mice from, secondhand of course you going to get them even cheaper. The Trinty comes in at a very good price £99.99 RRP and you get 3 mice in one, Hex, Naga and an std 2 side button mouse. So if you were looking to purchase a new mouse, and it happened to be a Naga from Razer, then you would be a fool not to fork out for a Trinty instead, its make good common sense.
First off then, specs
At a glance
- 16,000 DPI 5G optical sensor
- 3 interchangeable side plates with 2, 7 and 12-button configurations
- Up to 19 programmable buttons
- Enhanced right-handed form factor
- Powered by Razer Chroma™
- Multi-Award Winning Razer™ Mechanical Switches
- Razer 5G optical sensor with true 16,000 DPI
- Up to 450 inches per second (IPS) / 50 G acceleration
- 3 interchangeable side plates with 2, 7 and 12-button configurations
- Up to 19 independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
- Razer™ Mechanical Mouse Switches
- Gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel
- Ergonomic right-handed design with enhanced rubber side grips
- Razer Chroma™ lighting with 16.8 million customizable colour options
- 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
- Razer Synapse 3 (Beta) enabled
- Approximate size: 119 mm / 4.69 in (Length) 74 mm / 2.93 in (Width) 43 mm / 1.69 in (Height)
- Approximate weight 120 g / 0.26 lbs (Excluding cable)
So that’s all the boring tech specs all done with, now let visit the local store, Razer Online Store to be more specific for this one, though if you where buying from your local retail outlet, let us have a gander at what the packaging looks like shall we?
Like always Razer signature colours are there Black and Green, on the front you are shown the mouse and all its 3 side plates available, the Naga, Hex and STD 2 button configuration. Razer Chroma, which is Razers RGB Lighting used with the majority of the gaming peripherals, and of course the Logo.
Razers RGB Lighting software running all their latest peripherals and controlled by Razer Synapse, there software application which allows you to use RGB lighting effects. Or take it up a notch with the Razer Chroma SDK and tap into advanced effects to create in-game lighting alerts and actions for total gaming immersion.
Moving to the back of the packaging Razer passes on some tech specs which include;
- 16,000 DPI 5G Optical Sensor
- 3 Interchangeable Side Plates
- Up to 19 Programmable Buttons
Gaining access to your new mouse is as simple as 1 2 3,
- Remove the sticker that seals down the lid,
- Pull up the lid and pull cloth handle,
- Pull out mouse packaging,enjoy.
Unboxing is sorted of nice, pull the lid up, pull the black ribbon handle to reveal the innards, then its a case of removing the mouse from its internal cardboard protection. Can not wait to see the mouse? well, you can view the mouse from the front through its plastic clear housing.
Opened, plugged in and installed, lets scan over the mouse and its different versions.
- Approximate size : 119 mm / 4.68 in (Length) x 75 mm / 2.95 in (Width) x 43 mm / 1.69 in (Height)
- On the scale its Approximate weight: 135 g / 0.30 lbs with cable, depending on which side place you are using.
The height and length do not change, though there is a difference in width based on which mouse plate you are going to use, its a mear mm and not noticeable.
When picking the mouse up, and checking its weight distribution its seems to be rather central to the mouse design and around 1cm / 10mm above the 5G sensor.
When it comes to grip, I would say Palm grip is great, I have used both the Hex and Naga in this position and love it, though I have seen a few friends prefer the Claw grip. As always grip preference is always down to hand size, small hands Palm grip, bigger hands claw and fingertip grip.
When it comes to holding the mouse, both the Hex and the 2 Side button configuration plates have rubberised grips on both sides of the mouse with grooves to add more comfort while gaming. The NAGA plate only has grip on the right hand-side, this is due to the amount of buttons available on the left side.
We actually covered the Razer Naga Hex V2 in a review which can be found here, if you want a full comprehensive look at that version.
When turning the mouse over, there are a total of four rubber feet, three large ones and one around the 5G Sensor. There is also the new profile button, that allows you to assign a profile to the mouse, without having to access Razer Synapse.
Now comes the famous mouse click sound video, ok, not that famous, but its fun to create using my Sony Xperia X Compact.
READY UP FOR MORE ACTION
The more buttons you have instant access to, the greater your advantage becomes. With up to 19 programmable buttons, be spoilt for choice whether you’re assigning just the essentials or going full-out to bind item hotkeys, spells or any other in-game commands you need.
As Razer say’s there over up to 19 programmable buttons, using the MMO side plate this is true, using the MOBA plate you get 14 Customisable buttons and on the Std two button configuration plate, you get 9. This is more than enough, for any budding gamer, that plays MOBA, MMO or anything else.
All the buttons are great to depress, as always the mouse wheel requires more actuation force than any other mouse button. The mouse buttons just above the wheel, are in perfectly placed to stop accidental clicks, but due to this, you will need to move your finger/s far back to use them.
Hybrid On-board and Cloud Storage enables you to save your customised profiles not only onto the Cloud, but also directly onto your Razer Device as well, so you can access them easily even on PCs that do not have Razer Synapse Pro installed or don’t have access to the Internet.
Thanks to Razer’s new Hybrid Storage, which is basically a small amount of memory within the device, you can now save up to 5 different profiles on the mouse itself, which can be accessed via the profile button under the mouse. By having onboard storage, it takes away from always having to access the software to change a profile, or using up one of the buttons on the mouse to assign it to change profiles
Each profile is assigned a colour and thanks to an LED just above the profile you can tell which profile is currently active, pretty sharp right? Razer has done a good thing here.
So what is the mouse like to use, FECKING AWESOME, Games like Guild Wars 2, Black Desert Online, World of Warcraft, The Elder Scrolls Online, with mapped out key profiles for each game, set within Razer Synapse then stored on the device, is amazing. Even when I use my mouse on another PC to play a game, my personal profiles set to the mouse work automatically.
Playing games like Heroes of the Storm, DOTA 2 or LOL, again, having pre-configured buttons assigned to profiles and stored on the mouse, just makes everything so much easier. When using the 2 button plate and playing every other game, the mouse still performs amazingly. I chucked on DOOM, yes DOOM and tried to make the mouse spin out, impossible, regardless of how much I tried to get it to do it, then I checked lift-off distance, which is about 2mm the same thickness as a CD/DVD.
I love the HEX and the NAGA anyway, I love the feel of the mouse underhand, the buttons, the lighting, so there was no way I was not going to love the Trinty.
Moving to Razer’s Software, Synapse 3 which is still in beta, comes all the software, for this nice new mouse, you might be looking to purchase. First comes to customisation
First, you can set 5 stages of DPI up to 16000 DPI, which is more than enough for anything. I can not go above 3500 most of the time, for this mouse I was using it’s preset settings 4500DPI. You can also set the mouses polling rate.
If you are wondering what DPI and Polling rate means
Polling rate is measured in Hz. If a mouse has a 125 Hz polling rate, it reports its position to the computer 125 times every second—or every 8 milliseconds. A 500 Hz rate means that the mouse is reporting its position to the computer every 2 milliseconds – Howtogeek
Dots per inch (DPI) is a measurement of how sensitive a mouse is. The higher a mouse’s DPI, the farther the cursor on your screen will move when you move the mouse. A mouse with a higher DPI setting detects and reacts to smaller movements – us.battle.net
Brightness, control of when the mouse lighting goes on and off, basic lighting effects which include;
- Spectrum Lighting
Then you have Advanced Effects which we create and assign via the Chroma Studio.
Nothing much to talk about here, you just get your mouse to work better with the mouse mat you are using. I recommend using any mouse you purchase with a mouse mat cut from the same cloth, for me its the Razer Firefly.
So final thoughts, Fecking love this mouse, 3 in 1, for MOBA, MMO, and gamers, in general, are going to fall in love with this mouse, from its price to its versatility. I have always liked the NAGA and the HEX, now I have a third mouse in the same design form factor, there is nothing much more I want from a mouse. Saying, nothing more, there is, I wish they had added a small pouch to store the side plates in, or a docking stand for the plates and mouse when not in use, as I feel the plates might get miss placed, broken or damaged, with them just hanging around a gamer domain.