So. Many. Buttons!
So I got the Naga out of the box and had a go at using it in game. Mixed feelings so far but holds a lot of promise…
I will include pictures on my final in-depth write-up of the product; at the moment I feel my general musings will be enough to get an impression of the mouse, they are certainly changing enough after a couple of hours of play to make me unsure what the final review will be like!
The Naga comes in fairly standard Razer mouse packaging, a black box with a flap that lets you see the mouse behind a plastic cover. On the box the key features are listed as well as some attractive artwork.
Opening the box you get obviously the mouse and an accessory packet. In this packet there are some Razer stickers, a certificate of authenticity, detailed instruction manual (fairly important!), Razer brochure and a health and safety warning.
The instruction manual is surprisingly helpful, with the Naga not being your standard pointer thanks to the numpad on the side there are some small hoops to jump through upon installation. When plugging the Naga into my Mac it was detected as a keyboard initially, the manual advises to close this installer which I promptly did and head to www.razersupport.com to download the latest Razer drivers.
When you land on the Razer Support site you are presented with four options:
- Drivers, Manuals & Downloads
- Knowledge Base & FAQs
- Technical & Razer Store Support
- Other Inquiries
To get to the Naga drivers you need to go to the Drivers option, and then select Razer Mice Products, Razer Naga.
Once on the Naga screen you are then presented by four more options:
- Firmware Updaters
- Master Guides
Once you have clicked the driver’s option you are presented by the latest Windows and Mac drivers. At only 1.7mb the Razer Naga drivers are very lightweight; with the amount of features on offer I was expecting a file around the 30mb mark so the tiny file really impressed me. I normally find that the more bloat-filled the driver the worse it works and the more problems it causes.
Once in the driver you can configure settings such as acceleration and sensitivity, I am also pleased to report that the Razer drivers over-ride the Apple way of controlling the mouse pointer. This makes it much easier to swap between PC and Mac which for me is essential. Kudos to Razer for putting so much thought and effort into the Mac on a gaming product.
With the drivers installed and configured to my general liking I hit the WoW icon in my taskbar and loaded up the game…. Watch out for the next instalment to find out how I got on!