The Mouse of All Trades, Master of Macros
Apparently, Razer has targeted avid MMO and MOBA fans with the introduction of the Naga Trinity – a gaming mouse that possesses the best features of three flagship Razer peripherals. The biggest selling point of the Naga Trinity lies in its incredible versatility and more precisely, the swappable side panels it ships with.
The 12-button side plate of the Naga Chroma makes it suitable for World of Warcraft, the 7-button layout of the Naga Hex V2 would appeal to HotS, LoL, and Diablo 3 fans striving to improve their playstyle. First person shooter enthusiasts will fall for the minimalistic design of the Naga Trinity when the 2-button side panel of the DeathAdder Elite is attached. When you use the 12-button panel, you get a total of 19 (5 non-removable + 12 extra) buttons to assign macros and spells.
Personally, I do not know many people who can afford a genre-specific mouse for every game they play. That’s why I consider the Trinity a rodent with a perfect benefit-cost ratio.
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Razer Naga Trinity Design and Panel Swapping
The swappable panels make the Naga Trinity a one-of-a-kind chameleon. It can quickly change from a MMO mouse to an all-purpose gorgeous piece of merchandise.
Frankly, I had my reasons to believe that the thumb rest panel swapping thing would be a pain and the side panels would fall off in the middle of a game. Luckily, that never happened while I tested the Trinity in Diablo, WoW, and League of Legends.
The panels are attached to the mouse body via powerful magnets. The chance of having any of the interchangeable side plates fall during use is non-existent unless you drop off the mouse on the floor.
Allow yourself some time to get used to the panel swapping, though. Once you master the finger positioning, you can count on a true warrior to fight by your side in WoW and LoL.
Now let’s say a few words about the overall design. Save for the swapping panels, the Naga Trinity is not a big deviation from the Naga mice you are already familiar with. The Trinity is a relatively big mouse (after all, the Nagas are MMO/ MOBA – oriented mice); it comes with the standard right and left buttons, as well as a scroll wheel. The DPI buttons are right beneath the scroll wheel.
If I had to point a major oversight on Razer’s end, that would be the lack of a carrying case. It would have made the transportation easier and reduced the risk of losing the plates you do not currently use.
Naga Trinity Sensor and DPI
To provide you with a mind-blowing accuracy, Razer has opted for the 5G optical sensor found in the DeathAdder Elite, Basilisk, and Lancehead TE. The 5G optical sensor of the Trinity and its counterparts is known as a phenomenal pointer offering a maximum of 16,000 DPI.
Naga Trinity In-Game Performance
As the mice from the Naga series are unapologetically designed for MMO/ MOBA freaks, I could not resist trying the Trinity in WoW. I used the Naga Chroma side panel (12 buttons!), which turned the mouse into a 19-button monster, and found that it was amazingly straightforward to use the assigned spells and macros. The Hex V2 panel, having 6 side buttons, did an excellent job in League of Legends.
I guess the 2-button panel of the DeathAdder would perform well in FPS although I consider the Trinity a bit heavy for shooters. Overwatch and CS: GO enthusiasts prefer fast and simple devices like the Zowies or the Razer Mamba. In other words, if you are primarily into shooters, the Naga Trinity might not be the best choice for you. Still, the 2-button panel is excellent for everyday tasks, especially if you have bigger hands and mice such as the Orochi or Atheris are too small for you.
Naga Trinity Software
All Naga Trinity settings are accessed via the Razer Synapse Software. You can tweak the lighting effects, the button remapping, surface calibration, sensitivity, and more.
Players can further expand the commands with the 3-way scrolling wheel and the 8-way directional thumb pad to enable a full range of movements and infinite spell combinations. You can also double the existing commands by using the Hyper shift mode that opens up a secondary set of commands to create macros or shortcuts for windows. All profiles are saved in the cloud through Razer’s Synapse 3 Beta’s Cloud Storage.
When you swap the panels, the software instantly recognizes the panel you have just attached.
Is the Naga Trinity Worth the Purchase?
My most honest answer is YES provided that you spend most of the time playing LoL, WoW, Diablo, HotS, and other MMOs or MOBAs.
What makes me believe that the Trinity is a good choice? First of all, it is the price. Basically, you get three mice for the price of one, which is a good bang for the buck. Second, it is the improved 5G sensor. Third, it is Trinity’s versatility.
It would not be excessive to say that the Naga Trinity is the first mouse of this kind. The Roccat Nyth offers similar customization options. Having said that, I consider the Trinity a bit more refined.
In a nutshell, if you are a MOBA and MMO gaming hardcore fan, and you often switch between the two genres, the Razer Naga Trinity is the best gaming mouse in terms of features and customization options. If you stick to Overwatch, CS: GO, Call of Duty: WW2, or Destiny, I would recommend the Mamba, Basilisk or DeathAdder.