Razer has been on a product-announcement spree leading up to the holiday season and at this years Blizzcon, an event dedicated to promoting Blizzard franchises such as Overwatch and World of Warcraft, Razer announced two new peripherals aimed towards the MOBA and MMO gaming communities.
The Razer Naga Trinity
is the ninth iteration of the Naga-series mouse, which is known for its multiple-button MOBA and MMO-friendly layout. Weighing in at a not-too-heavy, but not-so-light 120 grams, the Razer Naga Trinity has three interchangeable side plates that alter the button layout of the mouse. The three plates included with the Naga Trinity take it from a 12-button World of Warcraft beast all the way down to a two button FPS-friendly layout, with a seven button layout available for the Heroes of the Storm and Diablo III-style games out there. When the 12-button side plate is used, the Razer Naga Trinity sports nineteen total programmable buttons. Razer is outfitting the Naga Trinity with a 5G 450 IPS optical sensor that can track up to 16,000 DPI, so tracking reliability shouldn't be an issue. The Razer Naga has been a very popular mouse and now that Razer has made it more versatile, I see the Naga Trinity being very popular with users who need a stylish mouse with multiple buttons. The Naga Trinity is supported by Razer Chroma to allow for RGB adjustment across all of the LED zones.
Looking like it could be one of the main controls for piloting the Millenium Falcon, The Razer Tartarus V2
is a programmable keypad with 32 programmable keys and it includes a padded wrist rest, directional thumb pad and a scroll wheel. I was hoping that Razer would be offering true mechanical switches on the Tartarus V2, but they are using their new Mecha-Membrane key switches, which are membrane switches with a tactile click. The Tartarus V2 is capable of layered macro support, so it can be used to cast spells in your favorite games, or to launch programs in Windows. The Tartarus V2 is fully supported by Razer Chroma to allow for programmable RGB effects and in-game lighting integration, all controlled by Razer Synapse 3 (Beta) software.
What do you think about Razer's latest entries into the MMO/MOBA peripheral market? Hopefully I can get them in for testing soon, as I'd like to see how the Naga Trinity mouse operates compared to the SteelSeries Rival 500 I looked at a while back. The Tartarus V2 looks very interesting and it has some very nice functionality potential. I can see FPS gamers mapping it to get rid of their keyboard completely to allow for a larger mouse surface area, but that ability will depend on just how good the switches and ergonomics on the Tartarus V2 are.