Razer has been tinkering and refining its most tried and tested hardware. The Naga has been the preferred mouse for most RTS and MOBO players for some time now. Boasting the impressive 12 programmable keys on the Naga inside allows for near-single-hand gaming if you are playing MOBOs.
Razer has decided to add a new model to the range, coming in under the Pro, the Hyperspeed gains a few features and sheds a couple making it a very viable option for many on a slightly tighter budget.
Design and Packaging
Razer has done a good job of making the packaging feel as premium as possible. Some products come in very illustrious packaging which makes you wonder how much of the price tag is for the box. The Razer Naga V2 Hyperspeed comes in the usual-sized box and inside you find the mouse, a AA battery, a user guide, and a nice carrying pouch.
The first thing you notice when taking the Naga V2 Hyperspeed out of its box is that it is by no means a small and lightweight mouse. With the battery in, the Naga V2 Hyperspeed weighs roughly 118g and 95g like Razer cites.
The Naga V2 Hyperspeed is basically unchanged in terms of shame, from its predecessor. If it aint broken, don’t fix it seems to be the motto when it comes to this for Razer. The hump of the Naga V2 Hyperspeed is greatly placed to the back which makes for a very comfortable grip and rest for your palm. The design of the Naga V2 Hyperspeed is clearly made for palm-grip users. To further improve the comfort of the Naga V2 Hyperspeed the outside of the mouse has been extended and given a fourth finger rest.
On the inside, where most mice would curve inwards, the Naga V2 Hyperspeed bulges out slightly, which is strange at first. Fortunately, the 12 programmable buttons that live there have really deep comfortable grooves.
The Naga V2 Hyperspeed has n nice metal scroll wheel which has good weight while still feeling light. It can be made to roll free or be notched by a click of a button behind the scroll wheel. In front of that button, you have a small LED light that will denote whether or not you are in Bluetooth or wireless mode ( which has a slider underneath) as well as indicate which of the many DPI settings you are currently on.
|Size:||119.5 mm x 75 mm x 43.5 mm|
|Size (inches):||4.70″ x 2.96″ x 1.72″|
|Number of Buttons:||20 (including wheel click)|
|Main Switches:||Razer Mechanical Switches Gen-2 (60 M)|
|Sensor:||Focus Pro 30K (PixArt PAW3950)|
DPI can be changed by two smaller buttons found on the front of the left mouse button. I have shorter fingers so I found myself having to adjust my grip to reach these but DPI is not something I find myself adjusting too often so this is no big deal.
The Naga V2 Hyperspeed is made from good solid plastic which has a slightly rough matte finish. The space between the middle of the left-and-right mouse buttons is the only place on the mouse where you will find a gloss finish which gives the Naga V2 Hyperspeed great contrast.
Flipping the Naga V2 Hyperspeed over you will find the aforementioned on/off/Bluetooth/wireless slider, as well as the suburb PTFE feet which are on the front, rear, and around the sensor. This allows the Naga V2 Hyperspeed to slide and feel swift and nimble like a much smaller mouse.
The Razer Naga V2 Hyperspeed is fitted with the Focus Pro 30K sensor, which for those not so tech savvy means that it is capable of between 100 and 30 000 CPI. That is a massive number and personally, I never go past 1200DPI so I feel the rest of the range is rather wasted but the max DPI has always been a bit of a flex between brands. The polling rate can also be changed between 125, 500, and 1000.
The Razer Naga V2 Hyperspeed can be opened up by popping open the top cover which is also how you get to the USB dongle. This dongle is used for the wireless 2.4G connection. If you prefer to use Bluetooth, the Naga V2 Hyperspeed can connect that way as well.
The main buttons of the Naga V2 Hyperspeed uses Razers very own mechanical switches that are rated for 60 million clicks. The plethora of other switches and keys are possibly normal switches.
In my time spent with the Razer Naga V2 Hyperspeed I had a lot of fun, espesially during the open beta and server slam test for Diablo 4. I decided to pick characters that required alot of spell casting to really utilize the 12 programmable thumb buttons of the Naga V2 Hyperspeed. It is amazing how well they are positioned and how your thumb naturally finds the keys. The shape and hand position is another thing I really enjoyed. Hand fatigue was very minimal even after extended hours of play.
The only hiccup i experienced was when I used the Naga V2 Hyperspeed on my laptop. using the wireless dongle, it would cause me to drop WIFI connection and unable to connect back. I found that it interferes with your WIFI signal if you are running a 2.4GHz network. Once I switched over to a 5GHz WIFI my problems dissapeared.
Razer has been using their Razer Synapse for quite some time now and it has been refined and improved on numerous times. It has become a powerhouse that has a add-on for nearly every possible feature. Seeing as the Naga V2 Hyperspeed does not feature any RGB, there is no RGB tab in Synapse 3, but the other four tabs cover everything else you would like change.
Customize is where you will remap your buttons as well as Hypershift, which allows you to assign a second key to that button
Performance is used to adjust each of the five levels of DPI that can be flipped through by using the buttons found on the front left of the left mouse button. Polling rate can also be changed in this tab.
Callibration allows you to adjust the lift-off distance between three levels. Assymetric cutoff is also managed here.
Power allows you to set the idle time before the Naga V2 Hyperspeed will go into a sleep mode to save battery life, which is rated at 250 hours on wireless and 400 on bluetooth.
Despite the Naga V2 Hyperspeed being positioned as the budget version of the Razer Naga V2 Pro, I don’t see that as a fair description. Yes it has lost a few features that the Pro has, but when you look at its core function, to be a MMO mouse it does that as well as the Pro.
Therefor I think the Naga V2 Hyperspeed could be the better option if you are in the market for a MMO only mouse and you have a tighter budget and you are not obsessed with RGB.
Every aspect of the Naga V2 Hyperspeed is great and it cannot be faulted. Razer has not cut any corners in the making of the this mouse giving it the same sensor as its “bigger” brother.
Thanks to Apex Interactive for supplying the review hardware