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The Razer Naga Trinity Review

By William Murphy on December 27, 2017 | Hardware Reviews | Comments

The Razer Naga Trinity Review

Razer’s Naga line of mice have long been a standard among MMO fans for their 12 programmable side keys, which serve as the top row of keys on your keyboard. Ideal placement for quick access to all those hotkeys. With the Razer Naga Trinity, Razer aims to give you three of its mice in one as it comes packed with swappable side-panels that mimic the Naga, the Hex, and a traditional mouse. Is it worth the $100 asking price? This is our Razer Naga Trinity review.

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I’ve tried just about every kind of MMO mouse out there over the course of my career here at MMORPG.com. Logitech, Corsair, Roccat - but the one that always seems to feel best in my hand is Razer’s Naga MMO mouse. When I heard that they were essentially making all of their mice in one “mega mouse” Voltron contraption, I got excited. While I’ve heard reports of Razers losing their clicks, I’ve never experienced an issue. The biggest problem I’ve experienced is bluetooth disconnecting, but that won’t be an issue with the Naga Trinity, as it’s a corded mouse.

The Naga Trinity sports a brand new 5G optical sensor, capable of giving you true 16,000 DPI. It also has 1000Hz Ultrapolling, which can be considered overkill, but it’s also pretty much the best when it comes to making your mouse movements and smooth as they can be. And yes, boys and girls, it also sports the full range of chroma lighting too, making it still one of the prettiest toys on the block.

The real hook of the Naga Trinity is not in its tech specs, or its shiny chroma colors. It’s in the functionality that gives it its namesake. Unlike all other Razer mice, the Trinity can perform the job of any one of Razer’s mice. With a quick pull of the side panel, you can swap between a traditional two-button side, a 7-button MOBA side, and a 12-button MMO side. I have friends who have different mice for their different games. This thing would clean up their wires, give back some desk space, and still give them all the features they used to need three mice for.

I was worried the swapping of panels would be harder than it needed to be. But they’re held on the mouse by simple but effective magnets. Just a tug of your thumb and it comes off, but it never “falls off” on its own in the midst of use. Heck, it hasn’t yet fallen off while in my bad either, something that often happened with the removable hand rests on the Roccat Nyth.

The big downside of the Trinity is that it’s not as portable as I’d hoped. A mouse with three interchanging side panels deserves a carrying case, and that’s something Razer neglected here. I use the Trinity with my laptop, which means I’m always on the move with it. It would be nice if there was an easy way to transport it, and its side panels. I’m also sad that it’s not a convertible wireless mouse like the Naga Epic. Seems like it’s an oversight to not include that function.

Still, there’s no discounting the fact that the Trinity is a bit of a gaming mouse revolution. It has unrivaled versatility thanks to a stroke of genius feature. Minus a few issues (lack of carrying case, no wireless option, and no left-handed option), the Naga Trinity is the best of all gaming mice wrapped in one. Recommended.

Pros

  • Interchanging side panels
  • 5G Optical Sensor
  • 16000 DPI
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling
  • Tilting scroll wheel
  • Chroma colors are still snazzy!

Cons

  • Not ambidextrous
  • No wireless option
  • No carrying case
William Murphy / Bill is the Managing Editor of MMORPG.com, and lover of all things gaming. He''s been playing and writing about MMOs and geekery since 2002. Be sure to follow him on Twitter for all of his pointless rambling.