Razer have a very exciting year coming up especially with the release of some fantastic products including the Razer Edge. However we are looking back at the Razer Naga Hex Wraith Red. The Naga Hex was designed with all aspects of gaming in mind so it has catered to all of the genres which include shooters, strategy games, mmorpg and more. But how does it contend with other gaming mice on the market and more importantly is it worth the £59.99 price tag.
The Razer Naga Wraith Hex Red is by far one of the most ambitious and gorgeous designs that Razer have to offer. The mouse itself is covered in a reflective black and red sheen which reflects light from all directions while the rest of the body surrounds the mouse in a matte black cover. Along the left hand side of the Naga Wraith Red are 6 action buttons this completes the Naga with a total of 11 customisable buttons.
The rear of the mouse has the iconic Razer tribal logo situated on it and underneath we have 5 non slip pads. The non slip pads provide grip on most mouse pads available which neglects any kind of slide that you may have. The roller wheel has the Razer popular built in LED which provides a awesome ring of light into the design. The Naga Wraith Red is then connected by a durable USB cable making this a wired gaming mouse. Although the 7ft USB cable is gold plated and provides the mouse with next to perfect reaction speed.
Although the Razer Naga is lethal in design and isn't exactly one of the most comfortable looking mice around. You will be surprised once you try it. The dips in the mouse are design to cater for your hand and fingers perfectly. Unfortunately this particular model has been designed for right handed gamers, however you can get older left handed models.
The feel of the Razer Naga is completely natural. The mouse design creates a perfect synergy between your hand and the buttons which makes the more click intensive activities a breeze instead of a chore. The Razer Naga is relatively light for the amount of features built in which helps with long gaming sessions.
The Razer Naga Hex is explosive with excellent features which support the gamer in every possible way. Although the design of this mouse has the MOBA and MMORPG player base in mind it is still an effective mouse for shooters and other games. The scroll wheel has 24 individual click positions which allow you to be far more accurate than before especially with zooming in and out at rapid speeds.
The Razer Synapse 2.0 Drivers allow you to import profiles for specific games as well as enabling you to create your own to swap between them as you please. As I already had the drivers installed it was pretty much plug in and play for me which was a bonus. The Razer Synapse 2.0 drivers also allow you control the LED lighting all along the mouse as well as change sensitivity.
The Naga Hex is equipped with a 3.5G Laser Sensor which provides up to 5600dpi precision and this is quickly changed using the sensitivity toggles within the drivers. All 11 buttons can be customised using the drivers which makes the Naga Hex a pretty fun mouse to setup for your ideal gaming experience.
The main feature of the Naga Hex though is the side buttons. Each of the 6 buttons are numbered to represent the 1-6 keys on your keyboard. This is great news for most action RPG gamers as well as Moba players as most games utilize those keys for your skills and abilities. However even when you are playing other games you can effectively use those buttons to gain the upper hand against your competition. For example within Command and Conquer each of the 1-6 keys were used to group specific units. This mean I had a free hand for reaching the repair and sell tools. Also in shooters you can hot key the buttons to select various weapons in your disposal without having to reach for the keyboard.
In Practice (Battlefield 3)
Battlefield 3 was a refreshing experience especially using a mouse which has been designed for MOBA gamers. The side buttons allowed me to access my arsenal at a rapid rate while my left hand was still positioned over the movement keys. The sensitivity change allowed me to switch from the steady aimed sniper to a quick and fast short ranged attack in seconds.
In Practice (Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars)
Due to the Features which the Razer Naga Hex provides it is now my favourite mouse for strategy gaming. With the precise movement and laser it allowed me to complete all my micro management without slipping. Also as I am very fond of grouping my anti-tank, anti-infantry and anti-air units into separate keys, the side buttons were fantastic. I would highly recommend the Naga Hex for any competitive strategy gamer.
In Practice (League of Legends)
The mouse performed well with League of Legends which was no surprise. The side buttons allowed me to access my skills and summoner abilities without fail. Although the buttons are close together I had no experience with accidently clicking the wrong skill. However in heated team fights it did get a little confusing however I am sure this is just a teething problem with the gamer itself (me).
Razer continue to impress with their dedication to build reliable and effective gaming peripherals which will let you slay your enemies. The Naga Hex is no different. The Wraith Red edition has a gorgeous design to it and will impress others to no end. The Naga Hex is hugely versatile and can be used in any situation regardless of the game genre.
The Razer Naga Hex has a price tag of £59.99-£69.99 and is worth every penny. Even if they did price this fantastic piece of kit higher then it still would have been worth it. It is an extremely useful gaming mouse and it gives you great value for your money. Hopefully we will see a left handed version in the future. Due to its fantastic features, incredible design elements and excellent price tag we have given the Razer Naga Hex Wraith Red our Editor's Choice award. Go forth and buy my friends!
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