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Exclusive First Look: Razer Unveils Brand New Naga Trinity & Tartarus V2 MMO Peripherals

Christopher Coke Posted:
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Later today, Razer will be making a special announcement on two of its most popular MMO peripherals at Blizzcon, and we’ve got the exclusive reveal. We spoke to Razer earlier this week and got all of the details on the brand new and best ever Naga Trinity, a modular refresh on the iconic MMO mouse. If that weren’t enough, they’re also releasing the Razer Tartarus V2 keypad, packed with 32 programmable buttons. It’s time to rethink your desktop.

If you’re reading this site, it’s a safe bet that you’re intimately familiar with the Razer Naga. It’s far and away the most iconic MMO mouse out there and the touchstone we turn to when looking at new MMO/MOBA mice. Today, Razer is announcing the refresh of that mouse with what we consider to be the best version to date: the Razer Naga Trinity.

The Trinity takes its name from the new modularity along its left side. Over the years, we’ve seen the 12-button thumb grid, as well as the seven-button thumb wheel popular amongst MOBA players. The Trinity will ship able to feature both of these configurations, plus a two-button arrangement perfect for day-to-day use. This is possible thanks to the new swappable side plate. For the first time ever, the Naga is going modular.

Before now, if you wanted each of these configurations, you were stuck buying two different mice. Now, you get the best of both worlds, plus other improvements including an almost doubled DPI, up to 16000, and Hypershift mode, which allows you to program a second layer of configurable buttons. You can also look forward to the features we know and love, such as the 19 programmable buttons with the 12-button grid powered by mechanical keyswitches, full Chroma RGB lighting that syncs with other Chroma-enabled devices. Read the full specs below:

  • 3 interchangeable side plates
    • 2-button Razer™ Mechanical Mouse Switches plate
    • 7-button Razer Mechanical Mouse Switches thumb wheel plate
    • 12-button Razer Mechanical Mouse Switches thumb grid plate
  • Total of 19 MOBA / MMO optimized programmable buttons
  • Rubberized thumb grip
  • True 16,000 DPI 5G optical sensor
  • Tilt-click scroll wheel
  • Razer Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Inter-device color synchronization
  • Up to 410 inches per second / 50 G acceleration
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling / 1 ms response time
  • Zero-acoustic Ultraslick mouse feet
  • Razer Synapse 3 enabled
  • 2.1 m / 7 ft braided fiber USB cable
  • Approximate size: 119 mm / 4.69 in. (Length) x 74 mm / 2.93 in. (Width) x 43 mm / 1.69 in. (Height)
  • Approximate weight: 120 g / 0.26 lbs. with cable

Alongside the Trinity, we have the Razer Tartarus V2. The Tartarus is a standalone programmable keypad with the aim of replacing your keyboard in your favorite MMO. It’s ergonomically designed with a wrist-rest and an 8-way directional thumb-pad and scroll wheel, putting movement, spells, and macros right at your fingertips.

Like the Trinity, the Tartarus V2 is flush with improvements. First off, Razer has increased the button count to 32, a full seven more than the previous model. This versions also includes the mecha-membrane keyswitches praised in the Razer Ornata gaming keyboard. It also features the same Hypershift technology which allows you to layer a whole second set of commands and windows shortcuts on top of your primary set. Of course, it’s also Chroma-enabled and able to save your profiles in the cloud for easy access anywhere you go.

Here are the specs on the Tartarus V2:

  • Razer Mecha-Membrane Technology
  • 32 fully programmable keys
  • Programmable 8-way directional thumbpad & scrollwheel
  • Full anti-ghosting
  • Unlimited macro lengths
  • Unlimited game profiles
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling
  • Ergonomic palm rest
  • Hypershift mode for expanded commands
  • Razer Synapse 3 enabled
  • 2.1 m / 7 ft braided fiber USB cable
  • Approximate size: 203 mm / 7.99 in. (Length) x 153 mm / 6.02 in. (Width) x 60 mm / 2.36 in. (Height)
  • Approximate weight: 348 g / 0.76 lbs. with cable

In speaking with Razer, one of their goals with these two peripherals is free gamers up to move a full-size keyboard out of the way and to just use the Naga Trinity and Tartarus V2 if they wanted. Together, the two provided an incredible amount of buttons while also allowing gamers to free up desk space. You’ll still need a keyboard for typing, but in a world where Discord and built-in voice chat is becoming the rule, it’s a nice freedom to be able to have.

What I love about these peripherals is that, even though they’re ostensibly MMO/MOBA products, once you get used to them, it’s hard to go back to anything else. Since the Naga supports multiple profiles, you can program those thumb buttons to give you an edge in any genre. It’s the same principle competitive players in the console world have told us about for years: you don’t move your fingers from the movement buttons unless your have to. In shooters and every other genre, putting commands on your thumb makes you a more nimble and agile player.

Our own Kris Brooks adored his Tartarus for exactly that reason. Even outside of games, it makes the perfect launch pad for applications and macros. Once you dive into the world of programmability, you don’t go back.

The Razer Tartarus V2 is available now in the at Razerzone.com for $79.99 and will be available worldwide in Q4 2017. The Razer Naga Trinity will be available exclusively from the Razerzone webstore in Q4 2017 and worldwide Q1 2018 for $99.99.

Be sure to stay tuned here for our official reviews soon after release!


Christopher Coke

Chris cut his teeth on MMOs in the late 90s with text-based MUDs. He’s written about video games for many different sites but has made MMORPG his home since 2013. Today, he acts as Hardware and Technology Editor, lead tech reviewer, and continues to love and write about games every chance he gets. Follow him on Twitter: @GameByNight