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Razer Lights Up MMO Gaming With Naga Epic Chroma

Gaming peripheral maker Razer launched a new version of its Naga MMO-focused PC gaming mouse. Called the Naga Epic Chroma, this mouse is only meant for right-handed gamers, as the company has stuffed 12 mechanical buttons on its left side. (Sorry lefties, but you'll have to stick with the first Naga MMO mouse for now.)

As the name implies, this Naga mouse is injected with a dose of multi-color lighting, just like the other peripherals in the Chroma series. This allows gamers to choose from 16.8 million colors and lighting effects (spectrum cycling, static) to light up the tilt-click scroll wheel and the mechanical thumb grid. If you're an MMO gamer with a specific color theme, then this mouse is for you.

"The new Naga Epic Chroma gives MMO gamers more freedom than ever before," said Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. "We've combined the comfortable features of the Naga with even more state-of-the-art gaming features, along with the new, fully-customizable Chroma color features."

There are actually 19 programmable buttons on the Naga Epic Chroma, including the 12 in the thumb pad, the left and right buttons, two on the top, and three on the scroll wheel (left-click, right-click and down-click). This mouse is also wireless, but if you're old school and would rather use a wired connection, this new Naga mouse has that, too.

The Chroma edition builds on the older Naga Epic mouse, featuring an improved thumb grid that has pronounced buttons and tactile feedback. Razer also did away with the interchangeable side panels and redesigned the form factor to provide a "one size fits all" design. And as previously indicated, the scroll wheel can tilt left and right, providing two extra buttons.

The new mouse includes a 4G laser sensor capable of 8200 DPI, 1000 Hz ultrapolling, 50g of acceleration, a 32-bit ARM processor, ultraslick mouse feet, a 7-foot braided fiber USB charging cable, and more. This mouse is also compatible with Razer Synapse, which allows the user to assign the buttons, the colors and so on. The Synapse software stores those settings in the cloud so that nothing has changed if the user jumps onto another computer.

MMO gamers interested in getting this mouse can pre-purchase the new peripheral directly from Razer right here. This mouse ships in November 2014 and doesn't come cheap, costing $129.99.

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  • vern72
    "Hello? Hello? Why won't this phone work?"
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  • a1r
    I have the Naga 2014, paid something like $45 on Amazon iirc. It takes getting used to and I certainly wouldn't have paid any more for it. A naga for $130? No, it's not a sell. The only difference between that one, and the one I have is the LED can change color. That's definitely not worth $100 more. At times those buttons on the side gets very annoying. I also find I only use the 1 & 4 and 2 & 5 buttons on the side as a rule.
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  • knowom
    Yeah keep on reviewing more PC mouse that are over priced copy cats of the Redragon Perdition that you seem to refuse to review. ;)
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  • knowom
    This is the bargain mouse gamers should buy I bought one and it's by far best mouse I've ever used lightweight, but has weights if that how you like your mouse to feel abundance of buttons and even a cool rapid fire button for FPS recoil gaming in mind. It's only minor drawbacks are no tilt scroll wheels and doesn't have that rapid scroll wheel like newer Logitech mouses have. Comfort to gripe to.

    http://www.amazon.com/Redragon-Perdition-Precision-Programmable-Cartridge-profiles/dp/B00GU8W5AE/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1414718837&sr=1-1
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  • kayper
    I don't understand why this "chroma" is the big sell point for this over the Razer Naga epic that I bought almost 3 years ago that has the exact same customizable color scheme, as well as every other feature except for tilt wheel. And the Naga epic can still be bought for around $80. And imo the removal of being able to choose your own side panel that fits your hand was a huge mistake.
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  • cyb34
    Overpriced "quality" from Razer.
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  • dovah-chan
    I use a naga and the side buttons are very useful but the sensor is just awful. I absolutely hate the philips twin eye sensor and just for it I recommend that everyone stray away from the naga and almost every other mouse in Razer's portfolio besides the deathadder.
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  • kayper
    I can't say i agree with the sensors being awful, my naga is very responsive even at fast speeds and always has been. I did have some issues with it lagging behind at one point, but a quick driver update fixed that. Do you use a "quality" mouse mat? I use a 18"x24" mat which i assume is actually made for a Magic card game, but it works amazingly and with the size i never have to reposition my mouse while gaming. And its got an awesome graphic on it.
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  • op8
    Yup...being able to choose different colored lights on your Naga, is now considered "more freedom then ever".
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  • dovah-chan
    14486730 said:
    I can't say i agree with the sensors being awful, my naga is very responsive even at fast speeds and always has been. I did have some issues with it lagging behind at one point, but a quick driver update fixed that. Do you use a "quality" mouse mat? I use a 18"x24" mat which i assume is actually made for a Magic card game, but it works amazingly and with the size i never have to reposition my mouse while gaming. And its got an awesome graphic on it.

    I own a Corsair MM200 standard edition and it is a fine mousepad. The issue I refer is a z-axis issue; which is inherent with the philips twin eye sensor itself. Whenever one lifts up the mouse, it will go down to the right everytime. This can be a big problem in fps games when repositioning your mouse while needing very precise aim. Or, for me specifically, while bhopping my strafes get messed up because when I lift up my mouse in order to readjust and go into a more comfortable position, my mouse jitters and messes me up.

    Also it is more recommended to use a plain, solid color mouse pad instead of a multicolored surface. Although that mostly applies to optical mice and not laser mice for the most part.

    I think the ergonomics and comfort of the naga are great. (although it gets dirty quite easily and is prone to accidental clicks at times if you have big and heavy hands; which isn't a problem for me personally as I have small hands)
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