Razer is undoubtedly one of the most popular brands when it comes to PC gaming hardware and the latest addition to their lineup looks set to be one of their greatest yet. The Razer Naga Chroma, a high-end gaming mouse designed for the MMO market, comes equipped with the new Razer 5G laser sensor, which is capable of tracking up to a true 16,000 DPI, and is adjustable in 1 DPI increments. Designed to tackle ultra-high resolutions and multi-display setups, the high DPI is certainly attractive, and the precision control over the tracking speed is certainly a welcome addition.
“People thought we were crazy when we invented the MMO gaming mouse — and the Razer Naga went on to surpass even our own expectations — but now, many of our competitors are trying to recreate the design of this game-changing device,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’re confident that the sensor technology we are utilizing will keep Razer Naga users a step ahead of their competition.”
With 12 concave mechanical thumb buttons, the Naga Chroma joins the Naga Epic Chroma, and there’s also a wireless option available for those who desire it. Those who want to complete their Razer hardware setup will also benefit from pairing other Chroma devices, as you’ll be able to synchronize other devices RGB lighting configurations. Furthermore, the Chroma SDK and hardware API will allow developers to tailor visual cues to the Chroma lighting system.Availability:
Razerzone.com – 6 November 2015
Worldwide – November 2015
Total of 19 MMO optimized programmable buttons
12 button mechanical thumb grid
True 16,000 DPI 5G Laser Sensor, with 0 interpolation
Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
Tilt click scroll wheel
Up to 210 inches per second / 50 G acceleration
1000 Hz Ultrapolling / 1 ms response time
Inter-device color synchronization
Razer Synapse enabled
Zero-acoustic Ultraslick mouse feet
2.1 m / 7 ft braided fiber USB cable
Approximate size : 119 mm / 4.68 in (Length) x 75 mm / 2.95 in (Width) x 43 mm / 1.69 in (Height)
Approximate weight: 135 g / 0.30 lbs with cable
The Naga Chroma MMO Mouse is set to launch in the US with an MSRP of $79.99.
The Razer Naga has been an incredibly popular choice for MMO enthusiasts requiring a huge array of programmable side buttons. Given the success of this device, Razer decided to launch the Naga Epic Chroma which features RGB lighting, a 1000Hz polling rate and 12 buttons. While this is a fairly recent mouse, Razer wants to up the ante and offer a similar model with an improved 16,000 DPI sensor.
As you can see from the technical specification, the Naga Chroma utilizes an ultra-precise sensor with a lift-of cut-off distance as precise as 0.1mm. Additionally, there is 0 interpolation and up to 50 G of acceleration.
Other notable features include fully customizable RGB lighting, a braided cable, and tilt scroll wheel. In terms of pricing and availability, the Razer Chroma will cost $79.99 and should start shipping from November 16th. I’m not entirely sure who needs a mouse which supports extreme sensitivities, but the overall package is pretty impressive.
On another note, I expected the price to be slightly higher considering the sensor’s huge range and Chrome lighting. I can see this selling incredibly well among MMO and MOBA players. The mouse is also aesthetically pleasing and should suit palm, and claw grips.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been lucky enough to use many of the best gaming mice on the market, putting them through their paces in many of today’s leading MMO games, trying to find out which offers the best performance, value for money and feature sets, in the hope that I can guide you to making a better purchase.
Like knights of the round table I am surrounded by awesome examples of what a gaming mouse can be, as you can see in the image above I have a fair few to choose from and those of you who keep a close eye on our reviews will realise that we’ve reviewed every single on of these mice in the past, some of the quite recently too. All of these products have proved themselves to be award winning, premium products that are worth your cash, but that doesn’t help you decide which one is best for you or your game.
In the collection today I have:
Steelseries World of Warcraft Wireless MMO
Steelseries World of Warcraft Legendary Edition
Corsair Vengeance M95 MMO
Mad Catz M.M.0.7
Razer Naga Molten
Razer Naga Hex
TteSports Black Element
A fine selection indeed, a solid mixture of low, mid and high-end solutions with the appropriate budgets to match, in a wide range of style choices, button configurations and specifications, so lets not hang around and we’ll get stuck into the good stuff.
Full details of each mouse and more extensive testing can be found in their full reviews, links provided at the bottom of each page that will open a new tab.