Review: Razer Naga Epic Chroma Gaming Mouse

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The Razer Naga Epic Chroma is a sleek looking 8200 DPI 4G laser mouse that offers a wide range of choices to enhance your gaming experiences and really just make things a little bit easier for you.

Loaded up with 19 buttons the mouse design does a great job at hiding that it’s stacked with all these options because the buttons aren’t sticking out from every surface area of the device. Along the top you’ll find the standard left and right mouse buttons, a tilting scroll wheel, and just below this are 2 more programmable buttons. Where most the action happens though is on the side with 12 mechanical buttons within easy range of your thumb movements.

Each of these mechanical switches in the grid are raised and slanted different to each other so you’re able to tell with your thumb what position you’re in without having to look down and take your eyes off of the screen. In your hand the mouse has a really nice weight behind it and as I’ve found with most of the Razer devices that I’ve tried it continues the trend by not feeling like a cheap product. It feels expensive, which is suited because the mouse does price in the mid to high range of devices you can find in the market. The only downside I can see with the product design is that you’re going to struggle with this if you are a left-handed gamer, as it’s only available as a right-handed model.
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The Razer Naga Epic Chroma can be both used in a wired or wireless mode. It comes with a docking station that recharges the built-in battery – which is rated for 20 hours of continuous gaming. If the battery does start to run out then you can have it setup so the LED’s on the device change to make you aware its getting down low. If you don’t feel like going with the wireless option, then you can easily remove the plug from the back of the charging unit and stick it straight into the front of the mouse for a wired gaming experience.

Much like Razer’s other peripheral products, the mouse can be connected to their configuration software called Synapse. This program allows you to customise all the options of your mouse including the DPI of the movement, button bindings, macros, LED colours, and more. Synapse offers gaming profiles so you can select your favourite titles and have each one customised to your own liking.

I tried out the mouse using a variety of different games over a few genres including Star Wars: The Old Republic, Dirty Bomb, and Dota 2. The stand out genre here is definitely MMO’s, with the Razer Naga Epic Chroma giving players an array of buttons right under their thumb, as opposed to sliding your hand along the keyboard to line up your next command in the combo. Your focus ends up being on the action within the game rather than making sure your hand is in the right position to continue the chain of commands. The same goes for the MOBA space with Dota 2 — it’s very easy and convenient to have some of your commands or items bound across to the mouse rather than away from your fingers on the keyboard. While I didn’t find myself using the full range of buttons on the grid, it was handy to have more buttons than usual to work with.

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It’s hard to fault the Razer Naga Epic Chroma gaming mouse as its design is amazing for all types of gaming experiences. While it does shine the most in MMO’s and MOBA’s, you’ll still be able to use this without any hassles in other genres. If you are willing to look for a mid to high ranged priced gaming mouse then the Razer Naga Epic Chroma is hard to pass up.

Technical Specs
  • 19 MMO optimized programmable buttons
  • 12-button mechanical thumb grid
  • Tilt-click scroll wheel
  • 8200dpi 4G laser sensor
  • Wireless gaming-grade technology
  • Charging dock
  • Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling
  • Up to 200 inches per second/50g acceleration
  • Zero-acoustic Ultraslick mouse feet
  • 7 foot/2.1m braided fiber USB charging cable
  • Approximate size: Length: 119mm/4.68”; Width: 75mm/2.95”; Height: 43mm/1.69”; Approximate weight: 150g/0.33lbs
  • Battery life: Approximately 20hrs (continuous gaming)
  • The life expectancy of this battery depends upon its usage

The Razer Naga Epic Chroma gaming mouse was provided by Razer and reviewed using a PC. 

 

Review: Razer Naga Epic Chroma
9 out of 10

The good

  • Great button design. Easy to keep your eyes on the screen.
  • Lots of customisable options in the Synapse software
  • Wired and Wireless mode
  • Comfortable in your hand

The bad

  • Left handed gamers beware

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