With MOBAs growing in the last 2-3 years, many companies such as Razer has been creating peripherals that target that market segment. Razer released a line of Naga gaming mice aimed at giving MOBA players the edge by implementing side buttons for easy access to abilities for each character. The company has released many different versions in the past but today, we’re looking at the Razer Naga Hex V2.
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The Razer Naga Hex V2 is not just the same mouse re-released with Chroma lighting. It actually features improvements to the current Naga Hex platform. Razer has installed a different laser sensor which is now capable of 16,000 DPI compared to 5,600 DPI in the previous version. It also features a 7-button hex thumb layout where the first only had 6 with an improved button design. The layout and button layout on the Razer Naga Hex V2 feels a lot better than the circle buttons feature in the first version. I prefer this design more which makes it easier to navigate and click with ease.
The shape is also different and feels much more comparable to the very popular Razer Deathadder mouse. The top side has also been improved with a nice grip coated surface rather than the smooth one for better handling. You can see Razer has taken ideas that worked from its other mice to design and improve the Razer Naga Hex V2. For those who like or have Chroma enabled products would be delighted to see the mouse feature the support for that added customisation.
Razer has primarily aimed the Naga Hex V2 for the MOBA market and users can install pre-configured drivers already available from the Razer site. The Naga Hex V2 is also Synapse-enabled meaning you can customise the mouse to your liking. The software has improved over the years and gives you the freedom to modify the DPI, change lighting, assign hotkeys and even change the lift-off distance for your Razer Naga Hex V2. I have complained about the Razer Synapse software in the past but it’s good to see the company build it into one robust system.
Playing a range of titles like MOBAs through to RTS titles, I’ve found the Razer Naga Hex V2 easier than its predecessors to adjust to. This is more than likely due to its Razer Deathadder/Mamba style design which allowed me to become familiar with the shape faster than I did with the previous iterations. The mechanical thumb buttons are easy to access to and don’t require 2nd thinking which is the target for something like this. The Razer Naga Hex V2 is not restricted to MOBA titles and you can easily jump into any game like a shooter if you want to because of its design. I’ve had no problem switching games even though the mouse was aimed for the MOBA segment.
I’m quite impressed with Razer for setting out to improve the previous design of the Razer Naga Hex. Rather than churning out the same product with Chroma lighting, the company decided to take it back to the drawing board to add improvements that will also make current Razer Naga Hex V1 owners wanting to upgrade. It’s hard to fault the Razer Naga Hex V2 as the only thing I can find wrong is that it won’t fit left-handed gamers. If you’re looking to get serious with your MOBA’s or looking to upgrade from the previous Razer Naga Hex V1, you won’t be disappointed with the 2nd iteration of the Razer Naga Hex.
Price: $139.95AUD RRP
Where to buy: RazerStore
Disclaimer: A review sample was provided by Razer