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How many times when you were in the situation of having to choose your next gaming mouse, you had to face the big dilemma of key configuration? Are two side buttons enough, or is it better to buy something with more?
With the new Naga Trinity (Check on Amazon.com), Razer tries to answer this question, by offering us a modular mouse that can quickly switch from the classic 12-key configuration to a 2 and 7-key configuration, so as to adapt to the kind of gameplay we deal with. All while maintaining the aesthetic and ergonomic features that have always distinguished this particular (and appreciated) line of gaming mice.
The Razer Naga Trinity represents the brand’s idea of innovation in a field where there is already a lot of variety, so where it is not easy to stand out. This mouse consists of a quality black plastic body and an approximate weight of 120 grams without the cable. Razer opted for an asymmetrical design optimized for right-handers and one that adapts to a wide variety of grip styles and hand sizes.
On top, we find the two main buttons along with the scroll wheel and two additional programmable DPI buttons.
The two main buttons have their switches designed jointly by Razer and OMRON to achieve the best possible quality, and have a life of 50 million clicks!
On the left side, we find this mouse’s highlight. Having many buttons in this area can be good for some games and bad for others. To solve this problem Razer chose a modular design with three interchangeable side panels, joined magnetically so that it is very easy to snap them on.
The Trinity offers a panel with just two buttons, for productivity and games that require great accuracy (FPS), and two panels with seven and twelve buttons respectively ideal for MOBA and MMORPG games.
Hardware and software
The Naga Trinity is equipped with a state-of-the-art Razer 5G optical sensor, capable of pushing 16,000 DPI at 450 IPS (inches per second), with a maximum acceleration of up to 50G, while the polling rate can reach the usual 1000Hz.
Software side, the Naga Trinity can count on the Razer Synapse. Using Synapse you can program all 19 keys (including the two “tilts” of the wheel). It is also possible to customize the mouse’s performance by creating sensitivity profiles, changing the polling rate and calibrating the sensor according to the surface of your desk. With regards to lighting, Chroma Studio allows you to modify the visual effects of the side panel, logo, and wheel, using a total of 16.8 million colors.
Coming to everyday use, the Naga Trinity turned out to be a versatile and quality device. The ability to quickly replace the button panel, completely changing the configuration of the side keys, is a godsend and can resolve many of the problems that gamers face when trying to customize their mouse for a wide variety of titles. The sensor performs well in all situations, with precise tracking even in high DPI. The mouse’s comfortable design made it a breeze to use with graphics and Office applications.
The only potential drawback is related to the feedback of the left and right clicks, perhaps a little too “light” compared to other gaming mice, my Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum (Check on Amazon.com) is slightly more responsive from this point of view.
We tested the Naga Trinity with World of Warcraft and achieved excellent results. This was expected since the last two Nagas were also ideal for MMO games. Thanks to the 12 buttons side panel it was extraordinarily easy to use all of the character’s skills and a couple of macros.
We also used the Hex Pad for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, and played The Walking Dead with the two-button layout and the Trinity always performed flawlessly.
The Razer Naga Trinity is a different kind of mouse, a true jack of all trades if you will and it succeeds perfectly. Its modular panels are a great added value that many users will appreciate.
But it doesn’t stand out only in games, it is also great for applications such as GIMP or Photoshop since it lets you have all the important functions right at your fingertips.
Ergonomics is another aspect that has been perfectly addressed with the Naga Trinity since it supports most grip types and is comfortable for most hand sizes. The only downside is that is only intended for right-handed users.
Its buttons are of excellent quality and the scroll wheel has a very pleasant smooth movement, plus it can tilt left and right offering two additional buttons.
The Razer Naga Trinity costs (Check on Amazon.com), a figure that is not for everyone unless you take full advantage of all three configurations, then it’s a steal.