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Razer Naga Chroma 5G MMO gaming mouse review

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The Razer Naga Chroma 5G MMO is easily identifiable as a Razer mouse from the outset. It has that classic matt-black paint job and features a clear cut Razer logo at the rear, so that when it is powered up the light shines through.

The frame is split up into three distinct sections, a top and two sides and though the build feels sturdy, there is a little creaking if you press down on it all. It is also very much a right handed mouse, as there is unlikely to be anyone with a hand shape that would fit this in reverse. Also you need your thumb for all those buttons. Good luck getting your pinky to bend around to touch those without difficulty!

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Unlike most mice, the two sides of the Razer Naga Chroma 5G MMO are very different. The right hand side features a long, plastic finger rest and a rubber patch below it to give you additional grip. In contrast, the left hand side does not have much in the way of additional grip or a rest, but it does have 12 distinct, mechanical buttons, which feel a little loose in their housing when joggled.

A little like the Corsair Scimitar, the Naga does not however feature a shiftable button position.

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At the front end are the usual pair of aerating grills, with a pair of left/right mouse buttons and a rubber coated, light-up scroll wheel between them. Behind that is a couple of DPI selectors, providing up and down functionality.

An interesting style point to note is that the left/right mouse buttons, although part of the main mouse body, are slightly embedded in the frame, leaving short ridges on each side.

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On the underside of the Razer Naga Chroma, we have a centrally located 5G laser sensor and a trio of PTFE feet. At the front end is a notable protector at the base of the cable, which should help prevent shearing over long-term use.

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Speaking of which, the cable itself is braided with a smooth coating, so should not catch or drag at all. It also has a gold plated USB connector to improve durability.

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