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Hardware Razer Naga Epic Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 21 May 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. FelixTech

    FelixTech Robot

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    Can I keep the review sample for being first? :p

    Looks awesome but more than I'd ever spend on a mouse!
     
  3. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    I read this as 'Razer Naga- EPIC REVIEW'
     
  4. sp4nky

    sp4nky BF3: Aardfrith WoT: McGubbins

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    For that sort of money, I'd like to try it out before purchasing.
     
  5. Saivert

    Saivert New Member

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    lol MMO. how about making a decent all-round mouse instead Razer? This genre specific nonsense has to stop.
    A very good mouse is good for any game really.
     
  6. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    The Naga is very good for every game, really.

    I do own the regular Naga for about 9 months now and love it. I'm not really a MMO gamer as well - only game I play is Dungeons&Dragons Online then and when. But thanks to the razer config tool which allows you to greatly customize the mouse and set macros to all keys the Nage is usefull in every game. The only downside - and I really loathe and cannot understand this one - is that you are limited to 5 profiles only.

    In most games I can now select weapons or grenades with my thumb which I find more comfortable by now as I don't have to move my left hand. Also I have grenades and the like assigned to the different keys.

    In Crysis I have the different suit modes assigned to four keys.

    Where I really love the macros and extra buttons is in Sketchup and blender though. It's awesome not having to break your fingers in blender for some basic functions you use all the time.

    However you have to get used to the Naga and the extra buttons. This always becomes appearant when someone tries to play at my computer. I recently watched a friend of mine play Crysis at my computer and it was hilarious. For me. It took a few weeks to get used to the extra buttons. However this also is the reason why many friends think the extra buttons are gimmicky or useless.
     
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  7. Shayper09

    Shayper09 Swimming in Deionized.

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    Haha same :)

    Much more than I'd ever spend on a peripheral excluding a monitor and speakers though, I'm happy with my Deathadder Respawn :)
     
  8. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    they should make it into a phone aswell, you could use the num pad and then amaze all your friends by picking up your mouse and ordering pizza.

    or better still, a macro based speed dial system with a recorded message

    "hello, this is simon's naga speaking. pepperoni passion to 69 duke street please, money will be under the mat. leave in porch"
     
  9. Deadpunkdave

    Deadpunkdave ...why you need a 20-sided die

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    Gotta say, the new scoring system makes so much more sense for stuff like this. Also, I want the shiny thing. Please stop showing me expensive shiny things.
     
  10. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Finger print plastic on a mouse.

    It's gonna look so disgusting in 5 minutes.
     
  11. Centy-face

    Centy-face Caw?

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    You mean like pretty much all their other mice? I've owned a Diamond Back, Deathadder and currently a Lachesis and have never had any problems with any kind of game. As far as I am aware the Naga's are the only genre specific mice they make.
     
  12. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    I love the idea of mapping keys for it to use for SC2, not so much macros, but more, (I use grid layout), q w e, a s d, z x c, and then 3 comand groups. Would be really useful in situations where you had to take your hand away from the keyboard, i.e. eating pizza while playing....
     
  13. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    mapping to the numpad is awesome! accountants everywhere will rejoice?
     
  14. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    So this is basically the love child of the Mamba and the original Naga?
     
  15. AFQ

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    Nice mouse!!
     
  16. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    Great looking mouse!
     
  17. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    Nothing on the battery life?


    Seriously?!?!
     
  18. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    If it's anything like the Mamba, the quoted hours are roughly what you're going to get.

    I did opt to operate my mamba on the cord, though, after a few weeks of forgetting to charge the battery,
     
  19. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    using all those side buttons seem like it would hurt the thumb lol
     
  20. cyrilthefish

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    I've had the older version for ~6months now (Razer naga, same physical design as above just without the wireless and the changeable side-panel + changeable LED colour).

    Definitely one of the best purchases i've made in a long time. Whilst the extra buttons make the biggest impact in MMOs, they are very useful in every other game that has remapable key-bindings. Taking ME2 as a recent example: WASD for movement, all other abilities mapped to the mouse thumbpad.

    Not sure i could play WoW without it now, the immense amount of abilities gives a huge advantage to using hotkeys, the more the merrier.

    with my current setup in WoW i use:
    arrow keys
    del/end/pgdn/pgup block of 4 keys
    right-shift+right-ctrl
    11block of keys on the keyboard numpad
    12block of keys on the mouse thumbpad
    remaining 5 'normal' buttons on the mouse

    Only minor niggles i've noticed with it are:
    As someone mentioned: gloss plastic is a bit icky, needs to be cleaned often
    Design could be tweaked a little, the thumbpad could be moved 5-10mm forwards in my opinion, right-click is too easily clicked if you just relax your hand when holding it normally IMHO.
    Thumbpad gets noticeably warm, compared to the rest of the mouse
     
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