Razer strongly marketed its Naga X for MMO players. Will it give you an edge over rival guilds? Our review on the Razer Naga X will find out!
At first glance, the Razer Naga X seems almost identical to the Razer Naga Pro in terms of size. However, the weight of the Naga X tells a different story. Weighing at 85g, the mouse is nearly 30% lighter than the Naga Pro (and the older Naga Trinity).
Thus, this lightweight mouse is easy to manoeuvre and control. Combined with the 100% PTFE mouse feet at the bottom, gliding and flicking the mouse is really simple.
In addition, the solid black body of the Razer Naga X is certainly less flashy than its other Naga counterparts in the market. The Naga X lacks the shining RGB Razer logo present on the Naga Pro and Naga Trinity. However, it is not like it will matter much anyway, since your hand will be covering it. It does retain the RGB Chroma lighting on the mouse wheel, so that is neat.
Unfortunately, one drawback that the Naga X has is the lack of customisable side plates. As a result, it is a lot lighter, but it is less customisable compared to its fellow Naga brethren. Regardless, the 12 side buttons still offer decent keymapping options with Razer Synapse 3.
As I placed my hand on the mouse, it offers a comfortable palm grip. Its ergonomic design allows gamers to rest their index finger on mouse button 1, middle finger on mouse button 2, ring finger on the side rest and their pinky on the pinky grip. While a claw grip is still usable with its design, the Naga X is highly unsuitable for those who prefer a fingertip grip. With a fingertip grip, half of my hand was resting on the table instead of the mouse.
Performance-wise, I tested the Naga X on mouseaccuracy.com to see how it fares. Here are the results:
While I am by no means a FPS pro with incredible aim, the mouse is quite accurate nonetheless. It boasts a total DPI of 18,000. With that kind of sensitivity, it is definitely more than enough for MMORPG players. Note that you can adjust the DPI via Razer Synapse 3.
As for its mouse buttons 1 and 2, clicking with it is rather responsive. However, during testing, I discovered that pressing both mouse 1 and 2 simultaneously does not fully register the input occasionally. This is likely due to the single body shell as both mouse 1 and 2 are part of the same piece. As a result, players who play games that require simultaneous clicking of mouse 1 and 2 should take note.
Besides that, while the design is ergonomic for my palm, it is difficult to reach the side buttons at the bottom (numbers 10, 11 and 12). I had to move my thumb to an unnatural and unwieldy angle just to press these buttons.
As for the mouse wheel, it is very quiet and comfortable to scroll with. However, the Naga X does not have a tilt scroll wheel, which is a shame because it removes two easy to access buttons.
Razer Naga X Technical Specs
|Form Factor||Right Handed|
|Connectivity||Wired – Speedflex Cable|
|RGB Lighting||Razer Chroma™ RGB|
|Max Sensitivity (DPI)||18000|
|Max Speed (IPS)||450|
|Max Acceleration (G)||40|
|Switch Lifecycle||70 Million Clicks|
|On-Board Memory Profiles||1|
|Mouse Feet||100% PTFE Mouse Feet|
|Cable||Razer™ Speedflex Cable|
|Tilt Scroll Wheel||No|
|Weight||85 g / 3 oz (Excluding cable)|
After reviewing the Razer Naga X, I can conclude that it is indeed a solid gaming mouse. Like advertised, it is an excellent choice for serious MMORPG players. It is also a great option for those who work on programs or softwares that can make use of the 12 programmable side buttons.
However, gamers who play other types of games may consider the Razer Naga Pro or Razer Naga Trinity instead, as these two gaming mice offer greater customizability. That said, the Razer Naga X’s cheaper, more competitive price of $79.99 USD does help to balance out its shortcomings (Razer Naga Pro costs $149.99 in comparison).
If you enjoyed our review of the Razer Naga X, feel free to check out our review of the Razer Naga Pro.
To purchase the Razer Naga X and other Razer gadgets, check out Razer’s website.