After the Basilisk, the Naga is also entitled to an upgrade that brings it the new 30K Focus Pro sensor, revised switches, and an ultra-customizable steering wheel never seen before from Razer. Here is our review of the Razer Naga V2 Pro.
Mouse player The Razer Naga V2 Pro retains a strictly identical shape to the previous version and still benefits from the removable side shell system. Mainly intended for MOBA and MMORPG gamers, this mouse finds its audience for office uses as well.
Therefore, the second version of the Naga Pro incorporates the new optical sensor and new switches to improve its overall performance. There’s also a new fully customizable wheel, as well as Mouse Dock Pro support that we discovered with Basilisk V3 Pro.
With a suggested retail price of 200 euros, the Naga V2 Pro is quite simply the most expensive gaming mouse that has come our way and you will have to add 100 euros to add the dock.
Design: a deceptive appearance
Razer hasn’t changed the Naga recipe with this V2 Pro. And for good reason, this new model is identical in every way to the iteration released last year. Thus we find the same ergonomic shape, the same materials and the same interchangeable covers.
The grip is still just as convincing, although users used to more classic mice still take a bit of getting used to. Due to its shape and its relatively short hull at the back, the Naga V2 Pro is intended above all for grip palm grip. Just like last year, it’s mostly the front of your hand that will rest on the mouse.
Not necessarily best suited for shooters, the Naga nonetheless offers remarkable comfort and grip that makes it suitable for a multitude of uses. It will satisfy both gamers and users looking for a customizable mouse for certain office and creative uses.
After a few minutes of use, we quickly notice a first change compared to the V1, in particular at the level of the buttons. The brand has equipped the mouse with new switches that are livelier and generally more comfortable to use. The downside, however, is the increased noise generated by the two main clicks.
On the edges, Razer has kept the non-slip coating that makes it easier to grip the mouse. Naga range obliges, interchangeable side shells are always in the game with a choice of: 12, 6 or 2 button. A specificity that allows the Naga to adapt to all situations. The replacement of the housings is done in a few seconds thanks to the well thought-out magnetic system.
Visually, the steering wheel has not evolved, if we omit that it has lost its RGB lighting. Only the logo of the brand remained, on the upper part of the helmet. However, this new steering wheel hides its game well since it is one of the main novelties of the Naga V2 Pro. If we knew about the disengageable wheels, here we are faced with a fully configurable model that we will return to a little later in this test.
Another big first: compatibility with the Mouse Dock Pro which we discovered when testing the Basilisk V3 Pro. This docking station, which is once again not included, makes the mouse wireless charging compatible while also enabling wireless operation. at 4000hz.
Under the mouse, we find the location of the charge roller, the button to change profiles and the switch that allows you to switch between the different connection modes. If the user has not invested in the brand’s docking station, it is obviously still possible to charge the Naga V2 Pro using the USB-C port and the provided braided cable.
Finally, note that this V2 Pro consumed about fifteen grams compared to the previous generation, which was no longer recognized for its lightness. A point that should not be overlooked when buying, since ultralight mice have been in fashion for a few years.
Features: a new fully customizable wheel
One of the main novelties of the Naga V2 Pro is, therefore, this new customizable steering wheel. We already knew the automatic release wheels, but here we are in the presence of a completely different operation. Specifically, it is possible to precisely customize the resistance of the wheel and the number of notches on the wheel.
For example, in a shooter, you can set very sharp and few notches, so that switching between different weapons is more efficient. Similarly, for office use, the idea may be to reduce the resistance and increase the number of notches to approximate the operation of a fluid wheel such as Logitech’s MX mice.
Several presets are offered within Synapse, but it is also possible to create a custom setting to adapt the operation of the steering wheel to our preferences. This wheel doesn’t necessarily revolutionize mouse use, but it does bring something new that might make sense in certain situations.
For the rest, Synapse gives us the possibility to customize in detail the multiple mouse buttons according to our games and applications. The app also automatically detects the number of buttons present on the installed side shell. The possibilities offered by the Naga V2 Pro are endless and it will be especially suitable for creative people who need a lot of shortcuts.
Good autonomy and multitude of possible connections
The link with our computer is ensured by the choice of the dongle 2.4 GHz supplied in the box or thanks to the Mouse Dock Pro. It is also possible, as in the previous generation, to use the Naga V2 Pro on Bluetooth with multiple devices. Beyond expanding its compatibility, this Bluetooth operation allows, above all, to discharge the battery in uses for which performance is not essential.
Thus, Razer announces an autonomy of almost 300 hours when using the Naga in Bluetooth. This autonomy is logically reduced by half if the conventional radio link is used. Obviously, it is difficult to measure this autonomy precisely. However, we were able to use the mouse daily for two weeks without having to charge it once. Finally, note that it is still possible to use the Naga V2 Pro thanks to the USB cable that is included in the box.
During our few days of use, we did not notice any malfunctions in the radio link, which proved to be reliable and efficient. Latency was not noticeable and in fact is impossible to distinguish with a standard wired link.
Clearly an exemplary performance
Razer had the good idea to equip the Naga V2 Pro with the same optical sensor as its latest flagship models. With its sensitivity of 30,000 DPI, a definition of 750 IPS and the ability to support accelerations of up to 70 G, it remains and always is one of the best sensors of the moment.
In use, there is simply nothing to complain about. The mouse responds perfectly in all situations, be it highly demanding titles or precision uses as creative tools. We were able to put the Naga V2 Pro through its paces both in shooting games and during photo editing in Lightroom without having anything to complain about.
In summary, and beyond its different format, the Razer Naga V2 Pro offers identical performance to its cousins, the Basilisk V3 Pro or the DeathAdder V3 Pro. Like the latter, it is positioned as a true benchmark in the market of gaming mice.
Razer Naga V2 Pro price and availability
The Razer Naga V2 Pro mouse is available at the recommended price of 200 euros.