Overall and Final Verdict
At the end of the day, what do I think about the new Naga? Well first I have to point out that I think Razer has made significant improvements to the overall design both with its hardware as well as their software over the past few years. Swapping to mechanical buttons for the side button grid array was most likely costly both from a parts and manufacturing perspective, but I know it will hold up much better in the future. This gives me hope actually, in the past few years Razer has started to develop a bit of a reputation when it comes to their build quality, I really hope this is a sign of the way things will be in the future. I also think they did a good job listening to their customers with both the inclusion of the tilt scroll wheel as well as changes to the placement and shape of the side buttons to make them easier to use. As someone who isn’t used to the Naga design I did find the G600 design a little easier to pick up and go with, but I know that Naga faithful will have no trouble at all with the new design. I am a little bummed that Razer hasn’t listened when it comes to their software requiring you to log in even if you aren’t interested in saving to the cloud and the same goes for the green back lighting color.
The only major sticking point for me really is going to be on the sensor. Hopefully the issues I experienced will be worked out in later firmware updates and most might not even notice them. All in all I think that Razer has stepped up to the plate to bring the Naga up to date to compete against a growing market of MMO mice. I think the Naga 2014 is one of if not the best option on the market right now, with that only being debatable due to my easier experience using the G600 (and I know a lot of people haven’t had that same experience with the g600). As for the Naga’s price point, I think Razer hit the nail on the head. This is priced along with mice that have a lot less going one (mechanical side buttons). If you need an MMO mouse, I would recommend checking out the new Naga 2014.