Razer Naga Pro review, Wireless Gaming Mouse
Razer Naga Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse, Interchangeable Side Plate w/ 2, 6, 12 Button Configurations, Focus+ 20K DPI Optical Sensor, Fastest Gaming Mouse Switch.
Razerthink – The Razer Naga Pro is a refinement of the Trinity and all that the Dragon mouse generation has represented. The best gaming mice for MMO players feature interchangeable side plates, with three connectivity options, including two wireless and the latest Razer mouse technology. The result is a mouse that can be used for almost anything, supported by software that lets players customize everything for the gaming experience. There are many great gaming mice out there, but when you want a complete package of convenience, quality and even more special aesthetics, the Razer Naga Pro is one of the best candidates.
The Razer Naga Pro is an excellent mouse for MMO gaming. This Mouse is the wireless version of the Razer Naga Trinity with a few aesthetic changes. It comes with a hot-swappable side panel with two, six, or 12 buttons, and all buttons are programmable, including scroll wheel input up/down and left/right. It’s well made, and the virgin grade PFTE feet provide a smooth gliding experience. It has very low click latency, and the sensor has a wide CPI range, but performance can be inconsistent due to high CPI variations. People with medium or large hands should feel comfortable using it, but it may be too big for small hands with any grip.
Razer Naga Pro Specs
|Sensor Model||Razer Focus+ Optical Sensor|
|Polling Rate||1,000 Hz|
|Programmable Buttons||Up to 19|
|LED Zones||3x RGB|
|Connectivity||2.4 GHz USB Type-A dongle (Razer HyperSpeed), Bluetooth, USB Type-A|
|Cable||6 feet (1.8m) USB Type-A|
|Measurements (LxWxH)||4.69 x 2.93 x 1.69 inches (119 x 74.5 x 43mm)|
|Weight||4.12 ounces (116.5g)|
|Software||Razer Synapse 3|
Razer Naga Pro Unboxing
Every Razer product is packaged in elegant and exclusive packaging in green, the identity of the Razer brand. Everything is encased in a slightly textured matte plastic with a premium feel. There is a Razer Naga Pro mouse, three plates, a manual, and a sticker in the box.
In The Box
- Razer Naga Pro
- Micro-USB cable
- HyperSpeed Wireless receiver
- USB extender
- Two and six-side button panels
- User manuals
- Razer stickers
Razer Naga Pro Design
In general, the Razer Naga Pro still carries the form of its predecessor generation, the Razer Naga Trinity. The design features a more pronounced slope notch on the left side to accommodate a 12-button MMO configuration. There’s a textured scroll wheel in the middle with tactile (no way to turn it into a free scroll). Behind it is the DPI sensitivity button.
which is more hidden than the Naga Trinity mouse:
- Three swappable side plates
- Razer™ HyperSpeed Wireless
- Up to 150 Hours of Battery Life for non-stop gaming
- 19+1 programmable buttons for extended controls
- Razer™ Focus+ 20K DPI Optical Sensor
- Razer™ Optical Mouse Switch
- Three modes of connection – HyperSpeed Wireless / Bluetooth / Speedflex wired.
The included 6-foot cable is braided, specifically the drag-fighting Razer Speedflex with extra flexibility. Once the cable is plugged in, the Razer Naga Pro looks like its wired predecessor. On the bottom of the Razer Naga Pro, you have four 0.8mm thick PTFE feet that prevent the buttons on the bottom from touching your mouse pad or desktop. Those buttons include a profile change button, one of the few non-programmable in Razer software, and a switch that switches the Mouse from wired mode to a Razer HyperSpeed 2.4 GHz (USB Type-A) dongle or Bluetooth option. There are also two gold pegs for charging connections on every modern Razer mouse dock.
- Length : 4.7″ (119 mm)
- Height : 1.7″ (43 mm)
- Width : 2.8″ (72 mm)
- Grip Width : 68 mm
- Maximum Weight With Wire: 152 g
- Maximum Weight Without Wire: 119 g
- Minimum Weight Without Wire: 112 g
- Weight Distribution: Centered
- Extra Weights: No
Six button side plate
The Naga Pro takes us back to the 6 button configuration, but the layout is quite different; there are two rows of three buttons, with each button having quite a different depth. There’s no other Razer mouse with 6 buttons on the side in this style.
Two-button side panel.
Not much to say here. You get two fairly large buttons on top of the textured pads for your thumbs. It’s here for those times you’re in pure productivity mode.
Razer Naga Pro Gaming Performance
We can swap the Naga Pro connection between wired, Razer HyperSpeed dongle, and Bluetooth on the fly via the switch located below. When using a HyperSpeed connection, all went smoothly with tracking or connection. Next, we try connectivity with the dongle on the back of the PC. From a few meters away, the Mouse is still well connected.
The power of the Razer Naga Pro lies under the hood or in the body intended for gaming performance. There’s a Razer Focus+ optical sensor (built with the help of Pixart) to work with up to five sensitivity stages. Using two mouse sensitivity buttons, we can set the CPI between 100-20,000, a very large range for any gaming mouse. The sensor also operates at a maximum speed of 650 IPS and a maximum acceleration of 50g.
- Sensor Technology: Optical (LED)
- Sensor Model: Focus+
- Works On Glass: No
- Minimum CPI (DPI): 100 CPI
- Maximum CPI (DPI) : 20,000 CPI
- CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps: 50 CPI
- CPI (DPI) Variation:-19%
- Minimum Lift-Off Distance: 2.4 mm
- Maximum Polling Rate: 1000 Hz
When trying from monitor to monitor, the cursor movement had no problems with tracking when switching the test range. We tried playing some Final Fantasy MMO games, strategy games, and MOBA, LOL. The second main mouse button has a fast click and does not require a lot of weight to activate. The right and left mouse buttons on the Naga Pro use Razer Optical Mouse Switches. Razer claims that these switches are faster than normal mechanical switches less likely to corrode. PTFE feet support the movement of the mouse gliding across the pad.
Razer claims the Naga Pro lasts up to 70 million clicks. In achieving basic rotation across two games of different genres, MMO and MOBA titles, without moving hands from WASD. Indeed, the lack of button differentiation makes the mid-range button cluster, especially 5, 6, 8, sometimes several missed inputs in both games. So, during the war, I sometimes feel sure, not sure, because I accidentally hit six instead of 9 or 5 instead of 6, thus messing up rotation spell casting.
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Receiver: Yes
- Battery Type: Rechargeable
- Use When Charging: Yes
- On/Off Activation: Auto Off And On/Off Switch
- Receiver Extender: Yes
- Battery Indicator: Yes
With a fairly premium price tag, the Razer Naga Pro is packed with many features. First, Naga Pro can be used with or without cables. The wireless function will be very useful for those of you who like to be too wild with mouse movements. When I use it wirelessly with the HyperSpeed (2.4GHz) version, I don’t feel any lag issues or anything; even so, I didn’t have time to try the wireless version with Bluetooth because, if there is a sophisticated version, why should I use the old one?
Software for Razer Naga Pro
Razer Synapse has evolved into a very powerful software for customization over the years. The mouse module in the latest version, Synapse 3.5, turns the Razer Naga Pro into a product monster. The customization page lets you program every button on the Mouse without the profile button, connection switch, and left-click unless you assign the left-click function to another button.
The list of things you can assign to these keys includes:
- Mouse and keyboard functions.
- Windows shortcuts.
- Other Razer device features.
- Multimedia controls.
- Launching programs or websites.
There’s also the ability to set the Hypershift key, which lets you change the keybinding with the press of a single user-defined key.
The sensitivity options mentioned above are:
- The ability to change the polling rate.
- Mouse surface calibration.
- Low power mode and power-saving options.
- RGB lighting effects.
You can combine this with a programmable button in the profile. Profiles are where Razer’s software starts to take off. You can have unlimited profiles on the Razer software and save five of them to the Naga Pro’s onboard memory. Each setting is per profile for great flexibility. You can also link programs and games directly to each profile. For example, with the 12 button panel, I set buttons 1 and 2 to mouse buttons 4 and 5 on one profile, while those are number buttons 1 and 2 on the second profile.
The Razer Focus+ optical sensor built with Pixart has Smart Tracking, which allows the Mouse to automatically calibrate itself on a variety of surfaces. Alternatively, you can jump into the Synapse software and calibrate the surface tracking manually. Razer also credits Motion Sync, which syncs mouse signals to PC polling rates, enabling smoother, more consistent movement from the Mouse itself. Razer Synapse is simply great software from top to bottom, probably my favorite PC accessory software available. With the addition of lots of buttons and the ability to move between panels, it gets even better.
- Modular side plates are easy to switch and customize
- Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz wireless
- Strong sensor
- Great battery life
- Easy gaming performance customization
- Strong Razer software
- Less RGB with two or six-button layouts
- Wireless charging only available with an optional dock
The Razer Naga Pro is now available on the Razer website for US$149.99 and Amazon $130.99
For the battery, Razer claims that it can last up to 150 hours with Bluetooth mode. Meanwhile, by using the 2.4GHz version, the Naga Pro is claimed to last up to 100 hours. The Naga Pro can also be charged using the Razer Mouse Dock Chroma. Unfortunately, these accessories are sold separately.
The Razer Naga Pro can represent the ideal gaming mouse for modern gamers, whatever game they like. The presence of 3 side plate buttons is certainly one of the reasons. Moreover, you can instantly replace buttons easily without the need for a complicated process. And you can also set each button as you wish via software and save the profile on the device.
Then complete connectivity, where the Naga Pro provides three options, either wired, wireless, or Bluetooth. Best of all, the support for Razer™ HyperSpeed Wireless technology and the RAZER FOCUS+ sensor will perfect whatever navigation the user does with the smoothest feel without many obstacles.
This Mouse is elegantly designed and will most likely be my workhorse mouse in the future. But $150 is a hefty price to pay, even for a wireless MMO mouse. If you don’t need a wireless version, the more affordable Razer Naga Trinity does most of what this Mouse does in a wired form. With the Dragon Pro, you’re paying for Razer’s engineering marvels. Plus, combined with Razer’s great Synapse software, you have a mouse that can do a lot. That’s pretty hard to resist.