Razer today launched its latest gaming mouse, the Razer Naga 2 Pro. Complete with swappable side plates, about 20 programmable buttons, and a hyper scroll wheel, this mouse is a beast.
Razer introduced the first Naga Pro specifically designed for MMO gaming in 2009. The company has transformed its successful gaming mouse over the past 13 years, but the Naga 2 Pro represents a completely new release.
Chris Mitchell, head of PC gaming division at Razer, said in a press release, “The Razer Naga line of mice is widely regarded as the kings of MMO games thanks to their modularity, customization, and flexibility. ” “Sporting more scroll wheel customization options, wireless charging compatibility, and several other upgrades, the Razer Naga V2 Pro is set to continue the legacy of the Razer MMO mouse line.”
You’ll find a series of buttons located at the bottom of the mouse’s side panel. You can use these buttons to program the mouse to behave exactly as you want. A total of 22 programmable controls are packed into this mouse, so you have plenty of options.
The Naga 2 Pro includes a new patented Razer technology: the HyperScroll Pro Wheel. The wheel comes with six preset modes that you can easily switch between, including Adaptive Scrolling which gives less resistance to scroll, and Free Scrolling for quick scrolling.
Razer also says that you can adjust the scroll wheel tension and feel of each tick between the turns of the wheel. The idea that Razer is going for is that you can adjust your scroll wheel exactly as you need it for your gaming style. We haven’t got our hands on a unit yet, so we can’t tell you yet whether it’s a good thing or not.
One thing we’re eager to test out is Razer’s new HyperSpeed wireless technology, which Razer claims provides a low-latency wireless connection to your computer. The technology monitors the connection and makes adjustments on the fly as needed. Razer claims you never notice.
We had questions about how it affected battery life. Razer said the Naga 2 Pro packs 150 hours of battery life and comes with a high-speed USB Type-C cable if you want to plug in with it. Again, we haven’t been able to test the claims yet.
The Naga 2 Pro’s optics look good on paper. Razer introduced its Gen-3 optical sensor, called the Razer Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor. This allows you to use the mouse on any surface, including glass. It uses Smart Sync technology for advanced control, smart tracking, asymmetric cut-off and motion synchronization. Infrared ensures no double-clicking and debate delay.
The Naga 2 Pro is powered by one AA battery.