It is always tricky for me to recommend the razor’s Naga line, not because they are bad mice, but because they are not mice for me. They are specialized hardware, not Swiss Army knives. The original Naga and its contact-style combination were designed for those MMO players, which are very likely to have shortcuts. Naga Hex was a kind of compromise, in which half the buttons were in a very comfortable, ring-shaped layout. But both of them seemed very complicated to me always, especially for day-to-day use.
What if you do not have to choose? What if you can get a 12-button, six-button and a regular two-button layout with a single mouse? Enter Naga Trinity.
Ok, here’s the downside: It’s still a naga. There is no point in flipping me, but the MMO mouse of the razor is never my favorite design. Small and broad, it does not feel comfortable in my hand or do I choose to hold palm or paws or not? It is neither sufficient for the past nor the thin enough for the latter at least in my experience.
Although everyone likes themselves, and if you like Naga, then nothing has changed. The Naga Trinity is the same size as the 2014 version, in which there are an overemphasized Ring Finger / Pinky Grip and two DPI buttons behind the scroll wheel.
There is also RGB lighting of the razor in all common areas – which is on the scroll wheel, on the Razer logo, and on the left side left.
Which brings us to an essential feature of the Naga Trinity: which is towards the left hand.
As the name is identified (and in my introduction), the Naga Trinity has three different mice in one. The left side of the mouse is entirely interchangeable. You will never know by seeing if – it is well hidden. But the entire panel is organized by two small magnets, and peeled with a small amount of force. Some gold contacts know the mouse which group is connected, and what it is.
This is easy. I have used many customizable mice in the last several years, but most stick to the non-functional parts of the chassis- for example, allow you to close the rest of the thumb, but not the buttons themselves. And the mouse let me change the button layout, Rocco Nyth, needed to change the button once with one hand.
The Naga Trinity is quick and painless, which I really will benefit from, and this gives you the option. The default Naga Trinity, of course, is a 12-button pumped design razor which was celebrated years ago. With the 2014 edition, each of these buttons is a slightly different size to help you understand with your thumb. It’s not that it helps a lot – I’m impressed with anyone who can use the 12-button Naga efficiently.
In any case, that setup gives you full 19 buttons – 12 side, as well as your normal left, right- and, mid-click, dpi button, and a slant scroll wheel which started on 2014 Naga.
Too many buttons? Peel the 12-button Naga design and you can replace it with Naga Hex Setup, which arranges seven buttons in a ring throughout your thumb. This is the Naga I like. This is not my favorite button-heavy mouse, but I feel much more relaxed with this 12-button Naga. It is effortless to develop muscle memory, instead of trying to think within the lines of the same key, move your thumb in the direction of a button.
And be genuine: seven thumb buttons are more than enough for most people. I am generally satisfied with the two.
Even then, an additional utility can sometimes work. Razer marketed Naga Hex design as a MOBA mouse, but I found Seven buttons useful in Strategy Games and Battle Royal Games, which had many keyboard shortcuts. There is a lot of commands in Playground’s Battleground and Fortnight, which I will not be able to touch on the keyboard, but when they map efficiently to the thumb button, they will take advantage of it.
Seven buttons are probably too much for day-to-day use, and this is the real appeal of Naga Trinity to someone like me: You can swap in a standard two-button board instead.
It is still a Naga shape, so it has never restored Logitech’s G502 or whatever is my favorite. But if you are a Naga fan and want a precise form for shooters, puzzle games, or whatever – basically, a mouse who does not threaten to trigger twelve hotkeys every time – when you Moves around – this strip-down panel looks like a treasure. It takes Naga from a novelty mouse to jack-all-trades, practically sues you for any activity that you throw on it.
And for the first time, I can say the same about the sensor. Until now, Naga used the Razor’s old laser sensor. The Naga Trinity is the first to use an optical sensor, possibly a quasi-owned Razor PWM3389, PWM3360. The main difference is that it goes up to 16,000 dpi, but there is a possibility that you will never touch that high end. You need to know that this is a kind of a damn suitable sensor and a significant upgrade on the old laser-equipped Naga and Naga Hex.