The Razer Naga…a mere whisper of those words and I can hear nothing but “click, click, click,” for hours as we fight together under the blue and gold Alliance banner in the name of good King Varian Wyrnn, first of his name.
My experiences with this first generation model were fantastic. Everything about it I loved, except the price, but two years later it’s still getting headshots so I suppose I cannot complain. It’s compatibility with MMORPGs was unrivaled. It truly makes a difference having twelve buttons within thumbs reach.
For some games though, a 12 button matrix is far more than is needed. For Example, Diablo III requires [Mouse 1], [Mouse 2], , , , , and [Q] to activate skills in combat.
With that, the Razer Naga has space that is not being used. No Good. And League of Legends, a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena or MOBA, which is compatible with the Razer Naga if you switch the little button on the bottom to “123” instead of “Num”, only uses 1-6, and that’s only for Items.
When you’re not fighting in Azeroth, the Naga becomes pretty bulky. So our smooth gliding friends at Razer gave us something that will appease those of us who would rather not sit in a raid for 3 hours to get nothing. The Hex, an ultra-athletic mouse customizable enough to suit League of Legends and Starcraft players alike.
6 MOBA/action-RPG optimized mechanical thumb buttons
In action-RPG and MOBA games, six hotkeys are all you need for epic ownage. So bind the six most powerful spells, skills, and items that make you the ultimate hero in-game to the six thumb buttons on the Razer Naga Hex.
Interchangeable Thumb Rests
Increased ergonomic comfort with 3 different thumb rests to suit your over or under-sized hands.
High performance buttons up to 250 clicks per minute
The Razer Naga Hex accurately registers up to a whopping 250 clicks per minute, perfect for those clicking frenzies so common in MOBA/action-RPG/RTS-style games!
- 11 total programmable Hyper-response buttons
- 10 million click life cycle
- 5600dpi Razer Precision 3.5G Laser Sensor
- 1000Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response time
- Approximate Size : 116 mm / 4.57” (Length) x 70 mm / 2.76” (Width) x 46 mm / 1.81” (Height)
- Approximate Weight: 134 g / 0.30 lbs
PC with USB port
Windows® 7 / Windows Vista® / Windows® XP (32-bit)
Internet connection (for driver installation)
At least 100MB of hard disk space
If you currently own a Razer mouse you are probably familiar with the mouse software, a truly innovative way to make your mouse unique. The software for the Naga had its flaws though, including a lack of user-friendliness and an inability to transfer saved settings to a different computer. This could be more than a little annoying if you frequent LAN Centers. Synapse 2.0 means that wherever you go, your Razer peripherals settings go with you (assuming you have the internet). Your Razer products settings, macros and configuration will sync’ to the ‘cloud’ meaning should you go to a LAN or a friend’s house, you will not need to reprogram your device. The software allows you to create a profile in which to safely and quickly save your settings. You can create additional profiles if your style and feel change with different games. Settings that can be changed include Button Configuration, Button Assignment, Performance, Lighting, and an incredible Macro configuration. You can even set up a desired key combination with (or without) delays. Just create your Macro name, hit the record button then press precisely what ever key/mouse combination is required, hit record again and click the save button and you’re done.
Asking me to choose between The Razer Naga, and The Razer Naga Hex is like choosing a John Deer over a Mustang.
They have different purposes, strengths, and weaknesses. While the Naga is great for games like World of Warcraft, Rift, or Star Wars: The Old Republic. The Hex excels in MOBA games like League of Legends, Starcraft II, or Heroes of Newerth. Players of FPS’s like Counter Strike also find it very appealing; it is an extremely customizable smooth headshot dealing machine. Personally I would take both into my arsenal, not the smartest economic decision but I assure you it is worth it. As technology gets more advanced, the edge of competitiveness will only sharpen. The elite gamer will need every millisecond on their side, and Razer is sure to deliver. Thank you again Razer for another fantastic product!