Razer Naga 2012 MMO Gaming Mouse ReviewWed, Sep 05, 2012 - 12:00 AM
Naga 2012 Usage and Final Thoughts
I am not much of an MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) type of gamer, but I do play games and use computer programs that require a set of complex commands, or functions in order for me to do a specific task. Now before I go out and jump right into playing any games or start using my programs I first needed to get adjusted and familiar to the Naga 2012 mouse. Shortly after getting adjusted to the mouse, and finding out what inter-changeable side that best suits my personal style of hold, I decided it was time for me to install Razer’s Synapse software so that I can start setting up profiles for various computer programs I use the most on my computer. These programs I am currently using the most on my computer are Auto Cad 2012, Corel Paint Shop Pro X4, and Electronic Arts game Mass Effect 3. I would set up a profile that required a series of macro functions, DPI settings and mouse buttons that will be specific to each one of my computer programs. I would then associate each specific profile to an executable for each one of the computer programs.
By allowing me to associate a specific program to a profile was able to keep my confusion down to a minimum on what profile did what for each computer program or game; eliminating the need of me having to physically switch and sort through multiple profiles trying to find a profile that was meant for that specific computer program or game. All I needed to do was start up a program and the Synapse 2.0 software would immediately load up the corresponding profile, it can’t get any more simpler then that. Since I use the same programs and games on my laptop, I moved the Naga 2012 mouse over to that platform and installed Razers Synapse 2.0 software on to it, also required me to log in to it as well, the Synapse software immediately downloaded all of my unique profiles, that I made on my main desktop, and installed them directly onto my laptop. Which demonstrates Razer’s Cloud based saving feature of the Synapse 2.0 Software is working correctly.
Granted the Naga 2012 mouse is more geared for MMORPG but as I found out I can program this mouse to just about any number of complex set of functions for various computer programs as well as games making this mouse more versatile for my specific or unique computing needs. There is more to a mouse then just gaming, just something to consider. Also being able to customize the fit of the Naga 2012 mouse makes for long gaming/computing sessions less tiresome, and will enhance our dexterity during these long gaming/computing sessions. Then, adding the ability of having our profiles uploaded to a Cloud based saving feature makes for not having to worry about losing your unique profiles in case we move this mouse to another computer or if and when we need to reinstall the OS on our computers; all we need to do is install the Synapse 2.0 software on these other computers, log on, and it will automatically update the mouse to our unique and individual computing needs.
There are a couple of areas I did not particularly care for with the use of this mouse. One of them being the setting up the Macro functions; the Synapse 2.0 software kept recording both the down stroke and up stroke of each key pressed on the keyboard, this just added a bit more confusion and added a little bit more time on adjusting each function to operate properly. The final area I did not particularly care for is having the use and install the Synapse 2.0 software on each of my computers. The Naga 2012 mouse does not have or use on-board memory (at least I did not see it mentioned anywhere) and in order for us to update the mouse to our specific profiles for specific programs or games we have to install the Razer Synapse 2.0 software on every computer; which we end up losing some of the versatility of this mouse. These are not major issues; these are small areas that I feel that need to be mentioned. Also these minor issues are based upon my own personal thoughts; so they may or may not coincide to your personal thoughts.
The Razer Naga 2012 mouse can be purchased for 71.11 USD with free shipping, and this mouse comes with a 2 year warranty. Which, makes this mouse affordable to just about anyone who wants a mouse that is not only versatile it is also able to be customized to fit any one of our unique personal styles of computing.
Legit Bottom Line:
If you are needing a mouse that is versatile enough to tackle just about anything computer related then you need to consider the Razer Naga 2012 MMO gaming mouse to fill that need.