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Razer Naga Hex V2 Review - Armchair Empire

Razer Naga Hex V2 Review

  • 8.5/10
    Design - 8.5/10
  • 8/10
    Durability - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Features - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Performance - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Value - 7/10
8.1/10

Our Rating


Razer Naga Hex V2 Quick Specs
Sensor Laser
Connection Wired
Max DPI 16,000
Max Polling Rate 1000 Hz
Programmable Buttons 14

The Razer Naga Hex V2, as the name implies, is the second version of this popular mouse. The flagship version was truly the first of its kind. There simply weren’t any mice out there that were made exclusively for MOBAs. The second is a lot like the first, at least in the sense that it brings a septagonal button pattern around where the thumb is. However, the V2 still has plenty of new stuff that needs to be talked about, as this is a solid mouse that is one of the leading “specialized” mice that are tailored for MOBA-style games and MMOs alike.

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Razer Naga Hex V2 - Ergonomic MOBA Gaming Mouse with 7 Programmable Thumb Buttons - 16,000 Adjustible DPI
  • Created specifically for MOBA gamers, the Razer Naga Hex Chroma comes with a 7 button thumb grid outfitted with mechanical buttons, positioned in a way that ensures you never misclick.
  • Each of these buttons is programmable, giving you easy and quick access to skills, no matter how intense the fight gets.
  • Redesigned with comfort in mind, the Razer Naga Hex Chroma now features a new ergonomic form factor that will fit the most popular playstyles.

Design

The first thing that we’d like to mention is the buttons. If we’re talking about a mouse that’s made for MOBAs, it’s crucial that we start here. So, the Razer Naga Hex V2 has a plethora of different buttons. On top of the standard – left, right, clickable scroll wheel – you also have a couple of buttons that’re under the scroll wheel. These buttons serve either one of two purposes: A) adjusting the DPI sensitivity or, B) vertical scrolling.

But, the real reason why we’re here is because of the thumb buttons. This is where the rubber meets the road. Here, there are seven buttons in a hexagonal pattern with “1-4”numbers at the top and “5-7” on the bottom. It works very well when you’re playing, although you may find it a little wonky from the looks of it. However, you may find that you’ll sometimes click the wrong button here and there, but that’s to be expected when you’re first using a mouse that’s completely unlike ones you’ve used in the past. Though, in full-disclosure, it you still would more than likely use a keyboard until you’re used to it.

In terms of aesthetics, it admittedly doesn’t do anything super special. It’s not going to grab you as soon as you pull it out of the box, but we don’t think the Naga Hex V2 is all about that. It can even be considered a bit boring, though Razer has plenty of other gaming mice that are almost considered avant garde within the gamer community.

The actual body isn’t actually much different, if at all, than the first version. If you don’t really have much experience with the first one, V1 has a fair amount of heft, a large raise on top instead of the side, as well as an elevated palm rest. It’s much of the same here, though they have kept the V2 as comfortable as the first one.

Features

Feature-wise, the Naga Hex V2 is much like a lot of other Razers. One of the best features of any Razer is their Synapse software. It’s probably some of the best gaming mouse software that the industry currently has. The software allows you to reprogram each and every button on the mouse, add additional keymaps, and more. This way, you can essentially have more than 30 different keys whenever you want to. So, in short, you really won’t need much else in terms of customization.

Chroma backlighting is a hallmark of Razer’s stuff and it’s well-represented here. There are more than 16 million different colors to the user’s disposal, taking full advantage of the color spectrum and an level of personal customization that every gamer seeks. The coloration found in the Naga Hex can work in tandem or be separated in three different lighting zones on the mouse.

Furthermore, you’re getting a fair amount of dots per inch with the Naga Hex V2, featuring a robust sensor that ranges from 200dpi to 16,000dpi. Most of the time, we’ve seen that most gamers stay somewhere around 3,000dpi, though it’s nice to know that you can go as far down as you that or alternatively ramp it up to a ludicrous level.

Performance

In terms of straight performance, we think that this is a really good mouse for MOBAs. It will pass just about every test in that regard. Since this is a mouse that’s specifically catered to people who play MOBAs, we didn’t feel it necessary to test it for another type. Whole MOBAs can be intense, the truth is that the mouse doesn’t have to do much, though we did appreciate the side buttons for their specific purpose. They responded well. While they did confuse us for a while it became clear that there are plenty of people who could really make some good use out of the Naga Hex V2.

Conclusion

There really isn’t much to say about the Razer Naga V2 that most people don’t already know. If you’re a fan of Razer, you understand exactly what the kind of mouse you’re getting. Great chroma color, decent build quality, and the light et impressive Synapse software. However, there’s something to be said about the Hex or the Hex V2. We think that a lot of gamers out there will not see too much of a difference between a standard gaming mouse and the Hex. However, it’s not too difficult to pick up, and with it not being too expensive, it may be worth a try for some who want to take their MOBA gaming to another level.