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Razer Naga gets mechanical switches

Posted on Wednesday, July 31 2013 @ 12:18:16 CEST by


Razer announces another update to its Naga MMO mouse. The latest iteration of the peripheral now has mechanical switches for its 12-button thumb grid, and each button is now more pronounced to allow for better blind-finding. Other than that, the shape of the mouse has also received a sligth update to deliver better comfort to a wider range of hand types. The new Naga is available on Razer's website for $79.99 (79.99EUR) and there's even a left-handed version available. Razer claims they made a left-handed version due to popular community demand, even though they believe they won't be able to sell the left-handed version at a profit.
Razer™, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, today announced the latest iteration of the Razer Naga, the world’s all-time, best-selling MMO gaming mouse.

The Razer Naga’s iconic 12-button thumb grid is now outfitted with mechanical switches for increased tactility, speed and actuation assurance. Each button on the thumb grid stands out more pronounced than previous generation models to allow for blind-finding, letting gamers more easily execute commands.

The Naga’s ergonomic form factor has also been updated with a broader shape offering the best feel and comfort to a wider range of hand types. The fourth and fifth finger rest has a gentler down-slope to promote better grip and reduce fatigue over extended play. Razer’s latest Naga also features a tilt-click scroll wheel that clicks in and out and also left and right, disposing more buttons for gamers.

The original MMO gaming mouse, the Razer Naga was announced in 2009 and helped launch a new line of gaming mice that many have imitated but none have matched.

“When we launched the original Razer Naga gaming mouse several years ago, we had no idea that it would rise to become the best-selling MMO gaming mouse the world has ever seen, helping launch a slew of other MMO mice,” said Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “In fact, we expect the copycats to be the first in line to order the new Razer Naga. This new iteration is no different – mechanical thumb grid buttons for better game control, improved ergonomics that were already widely accepted as the benchmark for this type of mouse within the editorial community and intuitive software that makes MMO gaming more efficient.”

In-game MMO configurator software is also being introduced and is included with the Naga to allow gamers to set up their mouse’s key binds, macros and other preferences, all from within any games they play. This is achieved via a non-intrusive overlay, so gamers conveniently never have to quit games to customize the mouse exactly as they need.

Also available at launch is the left-handed edition of the all-new Razer Naga. Razer decided to produce the left-handed edition of their best-selling MMO gaming mouse at an expected fiscal loss as a result of popular community demand.

“Why? Because we like to do fiscally irresponsible acts for the betterment of gamers worldwide,” said Tan.

Product features:
  • Total of 19 MMO optimized programmable buttons
  • 12-button mechanical thumb grid
  • Tilt-click scroll wheel
  • 8200 dpi 4G laser sensor
  • Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
  • Green LED backlighting
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Up to 200 inches per second / 50 g max acceleration
  • Zero-acoustic Ultraslick mouse feet
  • 2.1 m / 7 ft. braided fibre cable
  • Product dimensions:
  • Length: 119 mm / 4.68 inches
  • Width: 75 mm / 2.95 inches
  • Height: 43 mm / 1.69 inches
  • Product weight: 135 g / 0.30 lbs

    Note: In-game configurator software compatible with Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista
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