Razer has made minor (but impressive) updates to its gaming mice over the past year. But its MMO-focused Naga line has always been at or near the top of our list. best gaming mouse For MMO and MOBA players. Since the introduction of Razer Naga Trinityis one of the most versatile gaming mice, thanks in large part to its interchangeable side plates.
So where does Razer go from there?
The new Razer Naga V2 Pro retains the replaceable side plates of its predecessor and adds a uniquely customizable scroll wheel, allowing users to fine-tune scroll tension, number of scroll steps, and tactile feel. . It’s wireless, has three connectivity options, and features an upgraded Focus Pro 30K optical sensor and the brand’s 3rd generation optical switches. It boasts up to 150 hours of battery life over 2.4GHz wireless (up to 300 hours over Bluetooth) and features up to 20 programmable buttons, including a 3-click scroll wheel. When Profile switch at the bottom of the mouse.
These impressive features and specs naturally come at a cost. Naga V2 Pro retails for $179.99. This is just a mouse (no wireless charging dock or other accessories). Because if you want an incredibly versatile mouse, the Naga V2 Pro is worth it. But who really needs an incredibly versatile mouse?
Naga V2 Pro Design and Comfort
The Naga V2 Pro is a mid-sized wireless mouse with interchangeable side plates and a customizable scroll wheel. Design-wise, Razer Naga Pro (or Razer Naga X); The Naga V2 Pro has the same right-handed, gently sloping body as its predecessor, with a hump closer to the rear of the mouse and a right ridge to rest your ring finger. It’s housed in a sleek matte black finished plastic chassis with a textured panel on the right side (under the ring finger ridge).
i wasn’t laid the floor As for how comfortable the Naga V2 Pro was, I found it to be a very comfortable mouse overall. I have medium-sized hands and relatively long fingers, and this mouse is on the large side of medium-sized (but not as long as the DeathAdder V3 Pro or Basilisk V3 Pro). He measures 4.7 x 2.97 x 1.72 inches (119.5 x 75.5 x 43.3mm). It weighs 4.72 oz (134g), which is pretty heavy for an MMO/MOBA mouse. Redragon M913 Impact Elite It weighs 4.55 oz (130g) and Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite Weighing in at 4.3 oz (122g), Razer’s exclusive Naga Pro weighs 4.12 oz (116.5g). The extra weight didn’t bother me, but I’m a palm gripper and prefer a heavier mouse.
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Naga V2 Pro comes with 3 interchangeable side plates with 12, 6 and 2 buttons. The side plates are attached with magnets and can be easily removed. The 12-button plate has RGB numbered buttons that can be customized with Razer’s Synapse 3 software. The 6- and 2-button plates don’t have RGB, but do have texture panels for the grip.
There is a small slot under the side plate where you can store your mouse’s 2.4GHz wireless dongle when it’s not in use (for example, when connecting via Bluetooth or the Razer Mouse Dock Pro).
Naga V2 Pro also comes with a 2.4 GHz wireless dongle, a 6-foot (1.8 m) USB-C to USB-A Speedflex cable, and a USB extender.
At the bottom of the mouse is a power/connect switch, profile change button, and a removable puck that can be swapped out for the wireless charging puck from the Razer Mouse Dock Pro (sold separately). The profile change button can be reprogrammed with Razer’s Synapse 3 software. This gives the mouse a total of 10, 14 or 20 programmable buttons, including a 3-way clickable scroll wheel (right click, left click and normal click).
|sensor model||Focus Pro 30K optical sensor|
|Maximum speed (IPS)||750|
|programmable button||10/14/20 (includes 3-click scroll wheel)|
|cable||6ft USB-C to USB-A, Razer Speedflex|
|connectivity||2.4GHz wireless, Bluetooth, wired (USB-C)|
|Dimensions (length x width x height)||4.7 x 2.97 x 1.72 inch/119.5 x 75.5 x 43.5mm|
|Weight (excluding cables)||4.72oz / 134g|
|Manufacturer’s suggested retail price||$179.99|
Performance of Naga V2 Pro
The Naga V2 Pro features Razer’s Focus Pro 30K optical sensor with a maximum sensitivity of 30,000 DPI, a maximum speed of 750 IPS and a maximum acceleration of 70g. It uses Razer’s 3rd generation optical switches, which are rated at 90 million clicks (which is… plenty). All buttons on the Naga V2 Pro are well-placed and easy to press, including all 12 on the 12-button side plate.
We tested the Naga V2 Pro with all three side plates in a variety of games, including MMOs (Elder Scrolls Online)MOBAs (league of legends)Singleplayer FPS (Callisto Protocol), Competitive Online FPS (Overwatch 2)The Naga V2 Pro performed well overall. The sensors were accurate and precise, with no noticeable click delay, and the buttons provided a decent amount of tactile feedback.
We didn’t mind the overall weight of the Naga V2 Pro, but a little that too It’s heavily focused on both single-player and competitive first-person shooters. In games where speed is paramount, Death Adder V3 Pro You’re going to win for me every time.
The Naga V2 Pro is semi-compatible with Razer’s Mouse Dock Pro ($70). You can connect via Mouse Dock Pro (instead of 2.4GHz dongle) and charge wirelessly. You can’t take advantage of the Mouse Dock Pro’s integrated 4K HyperPolling transceiver (nor is it compatible with Razer’s HyperPolling wireless dongle), and it has a maximum polling rate of 1,000 Hz.
Polling rates above 1,000 Hz are primarily for speed-conscious gamers at elite, competitive levels of play, so this isn’t really a problem. However, this is worth pointing out for anyone looking to get their hands on the Mouse Dock Pro. You only get wireless charging. The Naga V2 Pro is also compatible with Razer’s Wireless Charging Puck. It can be purchased separately for $20 and works with Qi-certified wireless charging devices.
Naga V2 Pro Features and Software
You can configure Naga V2 Pro using Razer’s Synapse 3 software. The main screen has a top-down mouse view and side views for each of the three side plates. No need to install a specific side plate to program the buttons. All buttons are programmable, including the profile switch button on the bottom of the mouse (two layers of programmability thanks to Razer’s HyperShift feature). The mouse has onboard memory and can store up to 5 profiles.
In addition to button programming, you can also adjust the DPI of your mouse as finely (or finely) as you like. The mouse comes with 5 standard DPI stages (400-6400), which you can switch between using the DPI switch button (his second button below the scroll wheel). You can change these stages, remove steps, or enable different DPI settings for vertical (x-axis) and horizontal (y-axis) mouse movement.
Perhaps the Naga V2 Pro’s most interesting feature is the HyperScroll Pro scroll wheel. It has six different modes, including a custom mode adjusted by the user. These modes range from ‘discrete’ with high scroll tension and few scroll steps to firm and distinct scrolling. To “ultra-fine” with moderate scroll tension and very many scroll steps. Soft yet tactile scrolling. “Smooth scrolling” with zero scroll tension for seamless, fluid movement.
Rearrange the order of modes, toggle modes on and off, and turn on options such as ‘browser detection’ that automatically switches scrolling mode to ‘smooth scrolling’ when you open a browser or other application. I can do it. You can also set a custom scroll mode with your preferred scroll tension (0-100) and number of scroll steps (0-96), and use the tactile graph to adjust the scroll feel.
There are other mice out there with scroll wheels that switch between notched/tactile scrolling and smooth scrolling. Razer’s Basilisk V3 Pro, but the customization of the Naga V2 Pro is unique. Naga V2 Pro’s scroll wheel mode works with some Logitech mice (G502 X Plus, MX Master 3S), which is hardware-based.
Wireless experience and battery life
Naga V2 Pro offers three connectivity options: wireless (2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth) and wired (USB-C). It comes with a 2.4GHz wireless USB-A dongle and a 6ft USB-C to USB-A Razer Speedflex cable.
Razer says the Naga V2 Pro’s battery can last up to 150 hours with a 2.4 GHz wireless connection and up to 300 hours with a Bluetooth connection. These numbers were explicitly calculated with RGB lighting turned off. I first used the mouse with the lighting on (set to maximum brightness). But after turning off the lights, the mice dropped from 100% to just 96% in the same amount of time.
The Razer Naga V2 Pro’s interchangeable side plates and unique multi-mode scroll wheel make it one of the most customizable mice on the market. It’s also spec’d with Razer’s Focus Pro 30K sensor and 150+ hours of battery life, and its price reflects that.At $180, it’s one of the most expensive gaming his mice on the market is.This price also excludes the wireless charging dock ($170 Roccat Kone XP Air dock included).
The Naga V2 Pro is outstanding It’s a gaming mouse, but it’s packed with features that many gamers don’t need or use. How often do you plan on replacing the sideplates? My guess is not often — you can see them swapping between the two occasionally, but three? Also, the Naga V2 Pro’s customizable scroll wheel, while unique, feels a little unnecessary. All the preset scrolling modes (except smooth scrolling) were a little too stiff for me, so I spent most of my time swapping between smooth scrolling and custom (haptic) modes. Or 6 modes that can’t be used at any time.
For MMO players who don’t need a mouse that can be converted into a non-MMO mouse, Razer also launched the Naga V2 HyperSpeed ($99.99). The V2 HyperSpeed has the same form factor and sensors as the V2 Pro, but with interchangeable plates for a 12-button fixed setup and customizable for regular HyperScroll wheels with two modes (haptic and free spin) I’m ditching my HyperScroll Pro wheel. V2 HyperSpeed is wireless, up to 250 hours on 2.4 GHz wireless and up to 400 hours on Bluetooth, powered by a single AA battery.