Razer updated its MMO gaming mouse with a couple of new and improved features. The new Naga Chroma peripheral keeps the 12-button mechanical thumb grid and offers a new 16,000dpi 5G laser sensor with zero interpolation as well as Razer's Chroma lighting system.
The Naga Chroma starts shipping this month for $79.99 but unfortunately for European gamers this translates into 99EUR.
The latest in the Razer line of mice brings the world’s most advanced mouse sensor to the world of MMO gaming. The Razer 5G laser sensor is capable of tracking up to true 16,000 DPI in down to 1 DPI increments. This is significant improvement over a current industry standard of 50 DPI increment tracking. The device boasts effectively no interpolation, which is optimized for multi-display setups with ultra-high display resolutions, ideal for immersive MMO gameplay.
At the heart of the Razer Naga Chroma is its iconic 12 concave mechanical thumb grid buttons with tactile, audible feedback, optimized specifically for MMO gaming. Each button on the thumb grid ergonomically stands out to allow for blind-finding, letting gamers more easily execute commands.
“People thought we were crazy when we invented the MMO gaming mouse– and the Razer Naga went on to surpass even our own expectations – but now, many of our competitors are trying to recreate the design of this game-changing device,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’re confident that the sensor technology we are utilizing will keep Razer Naga users a step ahead of their competition.”
The Razer Naga Chroma is the flagship product in Razer’s line of gaming peripherals designed for MMO players. The Razer Naga Chroma joins the Razer Naga gaming mouse line which includes the Razer Naga Epic Chroma, with a wireless option that also features a 12-button mechanical thumb grid, and the Razer Naga Hex which features six larger mechanical buttons that are designed for games like Diablo, League of Legends and Heroes of the Storm.
The Razer Naga Chroma also joins other Chroma-enabled Razer devices, including the award-winning Razer DeathAdder Chroma and Razer Mamba gaming mice, the Razer BlackWidow Chroma gaming keyboard and the Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma headset, as well as the Razer Firefly gaming-grade mouse mat. All Chroma products feature 16.8 million customizable colors and a range of effects such as spectrum cycling, breathing, reactive and so on, all enabled through Razer’s Synapse software. Synapse allows synchronizing lighting colors and patterns between Chroma devices with the click of a button.
The Razer Naga Chroma will also be included in the Chroma SDK. With the Razer hardware API, game developers can punctuate in-game events with lighting effects on Chroma-enabled devices for a more immersive gaming experience.
Total of 19 MMO optimized programmable buttons
12 button mechanical thumb grid
True 16,000 DPI 5G Laser Sensor, with 0 interpolation
Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
Tilt click scroll wheel
Up to 210 inches per second / 50 G acceleration
1000 Hz Ultrapolling / 1 ms response time
Inter-device color synchronization
Razer Synapse enabled
Zero-acoustic Ultraslick mouse feet
2.1 m / 7 ft braided fiber USB cable
Approximate size : 119 mm / 4.68 in (Length) x 75 mm / 2.95 in (Width) x 43 mm / 1.69 in (Height)
Approximate weight: 135 g / 0.30 lbs with cable
On a related note, Razer also announced they've teamed up with Blizzard to deliver a line of peripherals inspired by Overwatch, Blizzard's new team-based shooter. This includes the $79.99 (99.99EUR) Razer DeathAdder Chroma Overwatch gaming mouse, the $179.99 (219.99EUR) BlackWidow Chroma Overwatch gaming keyboard and the $34.99 (42.99EUR) Goliathus Extended Overwatch mouse mat. These products will ship at game launch in 2016.