Conclusion and Rating
Before concluding and scoring the review, I would like to take the opportunity to again extend a massive thank you to Razer for providing us with a review sample of this truly unique MOBA-oritentated gaming mouse so that we could provide you with this article.
Razer has again proven that it is not afraid to push the envelope in different form factors which cater for specific needs – MOBAs, MMOs and even left-handers! (I jest of course – I commend Razer for catering for our southpaw brethren).
The Razer Naga Hex v2 is an improvement on the the original Razer Naga Hex with the revision of the side 7-button wheel, the excellent Chroma lighting and equipping it with a truly cutting-edge laser which offers superb tracking.
Our biggest complaint of the Razer Naga Hex v2 is the ergonomics and form-factor. If Razer had extended the rear of the mouse by an additional inch (or moved the side wheel forwards by 1/2″ – space permitting), the mouse could have been an extremely comfortable ‘palm’ grip peripheral but instead suffers from requiring the user to adopt an uncomfortable ‘claw’ grip to align the thumb correctly with the middle of the side-button wheel.
Finally, for those that it have not used the mouse, it is easy to dismiss the device as a ‘one trick pony’ only suitable for MOBAs. Whilst it is very apparent that the mouse shines in this area, it also does an admirable job at providing a excellent lightweight MMO and 3rd-person shooter experience.
The real Achilles heal with the device is first-person shooters where its ergonomics and clunkiness really let it down when it comes to precision aiming – a real shame when this genre is so dominant in modern PC gaming.
The summary of our findings are as below:
- Features one of the world’s most accurate gaming mouse laser sensors
- Building on the Razer Naga Hex’s original innovative design with with excellent side-click wheel buttons with central rubberised grip
- The Razer Naga Hex v2 is particularly well suited to MOBA titles
- Good degree of customisable chroma lighting over 3 different zones
- Excellent build quality and finish
- Razer Synapse continues to be an excellent gaming peripheral platform providing a consistent experience across all compatible Razer peripherals
- At around £79.99 at most e-tailers, this is an expensive mouse. Hunt around or use our affiliate link below (we’ll love you for it!) to find the best price
- Ergonomic confusion – what should be a ‘palm’ grip device forces you into an uncomfortable ‘claw’ grip
- Fairly specialised – whilst an excellent choice for the MOBA genre and good for lightweight MMOs and 3rd-person shooters, the mouse is too cumbersome and clunky for any semi-competitive FPS shooter
- Lack of Razer Configurator feature – ‘off the shelf’ Chroma effects only
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