October 2021 David Chu
A respected name in gaming, Razer enjoyed a record-breaking year despite the pandemic. Raking in over $1 billion in revenue in 2020, Razer’s profits are expected to rise even more following the 12% annual growth rate the gaming industry experienced last year. Among all of Razer’s cash cows, though, their most celebrated is their line of gaming mice. So today, let’s take a look at their 3-in-1 Naga Trinity mouse, which aims to provide you with the best features for your gaming rig.
The biggest draw of the Naga Trinity is its three interchangeable side plates. Each side plate has several configurable buttons, which can streamline the commands otherwise relegated to keyboards. The body is ergonomically designed, but there is a learning curve to overcome for users. Given that two out of three are densely packed with buttons, it’s pretty easy to press the wrong keys or accidentally mash several at once. However, the pinky rest and dual DPI buttons do provide extra grip and functionality which will be useful regardless if you use palm or claw grips.
The Naga Trinity is also designed in such a way that each side plate easily snaps in and out of place with little to no need for extra tools. Two tiny magnets act as the mechanisms that lock each panel into place, so you don’t have to worry about losing any screws. And just like other Razers, the Naga Trinity has RGB lights that illuminate the logo. Supported by the Razer Chroma, you can choose to customize your in-game lighting effects and patterns with over 16 million color options.
After years of the same Razer sensor, the Naga Trinity is a much-welcome foray into 5G optical sensors with true 16,000 DPI. Having very low latency, the Naga Trinity will benefit gamers who play titles like League of Legends who are looking for better real-time sensitivity. But going back to the Naga Trinity’s side plate, each of the 19 programmable buttons is wired to be more responsive. This allows you to cast whatever command is assigned to each button without having to hover too long or apply too much weight.
Razer stays true to its gaming roots with the Naga Trinity by incorporating components that satisfy the demands of both MOBA and MMO gamers. Gamers who use a gaming PC have probably personalized their rig to suit their gaming style, so they’ll be happy to use a versatile mouse like the Razer Naga Trinity, which can complement their personalized changes. What’s more, the Razer Naga Trinity is essentially three mice in one, so it’s a much more scalable investment that still goes well with just about any other future rig upgrades.
Meanwhile, the Razer Naga Trinity can also be “streamlined” with the third, two-panel, side plate option. Unlike the Razer Mamba, the Naga Trinity’s side plates can be configured so that they have horizontal scroll buttons. This means that those who use common Microsoft Office programs like Excel will also enjoy using the mouse. However, those who often use their mice for remote work or travel often may find the Naga Trinity a bit bulky and troublesome, given its size and wire.
The Razer Naga Trinity may not be the answer to everything you’ve ever wanted in a gaming mouse, but it does come close. Notably, Razer also recently released the much anticipated left-handed edition with all the same bells and whistles. Created to remove gamer pain points and improve customizability, the Naga Trinity is a solid option for those who can get comfortable with its bulkier size.
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