The Naga V2 Pro is highly customizable and incredibly versatile, and is also just an excellent all-around performer. But if you don’t need all of its features, there are cheaper options.
Design and Comfort of the Naga V2 Pro
A medium-sized wireless mouse with replaceable side plates and a reversible scroll wheel is called the Naga V2 Pro. The Razer Naga V2 Pro features a similar right-handed, slightly sloped body to its predecessors, with a hump that is closer to the back of the mouse and a ridge on the right side for resting your ring finger. It differs little in terms of design from the Razer Naga Pro (or the Razer Naga X). It is enclosed in a sleek, matte-black plastic chassis with a textured surface on the right side (under the ring finger ridge).
Instead of the reverse, the LCD-GX is a headset for audiophiles who also happen to be gamers. The open-back design of this headset means that there is a lot of noise leakage for the listener as well as anyone nearby, so it is definitely a commitment to use it at home in a peaceful environment.
The Naga V2 Pro was a fairly pleasant mouse overall, though I wasn’t blown away by how comfy it was. This mouse, which measures 4.7 x 2.97 x 1.72 inches, is on the larger side of medium (albeit it’s not as long as the DeathAdder V3 Pro or the Basilisk V3 Pro). I have medium-sized hands and reasonably lengthy fingers (119.5 x 75.5 x 43.3mm). Even for an MMO/MOBA mouse, the Redragon M913 Impact Elite weighs 4.55 ounces (130g), the Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite weighs 4.3 ounces (122g), and Razer’s own Naga Pro weighs 4.12 ounces. Its weight of 4.72 ounces (134g) is quite substantial (116.5g). Although I like heavier mice since I palm-grip, the extra weight didn’t annoy me.
Three adjustable side plates with 12, 6, and 2 buttons each are included with the Naga V2 Pro. The side plates are relatively simple to replace because they attach magnetically. Numbered RGB buttons on the 12-button plate can be changed using Razer’s Synapse 3 software. The six- and two-button plates have textured surfaces for grip but no RGB.
When not in use, the 2.4GHz wireless dongle for the mouse can be stored in a tiny slot found under the side plates (e.g. if you connect through Bluetooth or the Razer Mouse Dock Pro).
A 2.4GHz wifi dongle, a 6-foot (1.8m) USB-C to USB-A Speedflex cable, and a USB extender are also included with the Naga V2 Pro.
The Razer Mouse Dock Pro’s wireless charging puck may be swapped out for the removable puck on the bottom of the mouse, which also has a profile change button (sold separately). In the Synapse 3 application from Razer, the profile change button can be reconfigured. A total of 10, 14, or 20 programmable buttons, including the three-way clickable scroll wheel, are now available for usage on the mouse (right, left, and regular click).
Performance of the Naga V2 Pro
Razer’s Focus Pro 30K optical sensor, which has a maximum sensitivity of 30,000 DPI, a maximum speed of 750 IPS, and a maximum acceleration of 70g, is a feature of the Naga V2 Pro. It makes use of Gen-3 optical switches from Razer, which have a 90 million click lifespan (which is… plenty). All of the buttons on the Naga V2 Pro, including the 12 on the side plate, are conveniently located and simple to push.
In a range of games, including an MMO (Elder Scrolls Online), a MOBA (League of Legends), a single-player FPS (The Callisto Protocol), and a competitive online FPS, I tried the Naga V2 Pro with all three side plates (Overwatch 2). The sensor on the Naga V2 Pro was precise and accurate, there was no discernible click delay, and the buttons provided exactly the proper amount of tactile feedback.
Overall, I didn’t mind the Naga V2 Pro’s weight, but in both competitive and single-player first person shooters, it was a touch too much. An ultra-light mouse like the DeathAdder V3 Pro will always win for me in games where speed is crucial.
Razer’s Mouse Dock Pro ($70) is only partially compatible with the Naga V2 Pro. Instead of using its 2.4GHz dongle, it may connect via the Mouse Dock Pro and charge wirelessly. Its maximum polling rate is 1,000 Hz, and it is incompatible with Razer’s HyperPolling Wireless Dongle as well as the integrated 4K HyperPolling transceiver in the Mouse Dock Pro.
This isn’t really a problem because, as we’ve established, this isn’t really that kind of mouse in the first place. Polling rates exceeding 1,000 Hz are mostly for speed-focused gamers at an elite, competitive level of play. But, it’s important to note that the Mouse Dock Pro only offers wireless charging, so keep that in mind if you’re considering buying one. The Razer Wireless Charging Puck, which costs $20 separately and works with any Qi-certified wireless charging device, is also compatible with the Naga V2 Pro.
Features and Software of the Naga V2 Pro
With Razer’s Synapse 3 software, you can customize the Naga V2 Pro. You can program the buttons on any one of the three side plates’ side views on the main screen, which also features a top-down mouse view for each of them. Every button on the mouse, including the profile switch button at the bottom, may be customized in two different ways using Razer’s HyperShift function. There is space in the mouse’s onboard memory for up to five profiles.
You may configure the mouse’s buttons and change the DPI to make it as detailed (or not) as you desire. You can switch between the mouse’s five pre-installed DPI stages (400 – 6400) by pressing the DPI switch button (second button under the scroll wheel). You can alter these steps, omit steps, or allow various DPI settings for mouse movement in both the vertical (x-axis) and horizontal (y-axis) directions.
The Naga V2 Pro’s HyperScroll Pro scroll wheel, which has six different settings, including a user-adjusted custom mode, is arguably its most intriguing feature. These modes range from “distinct,” which has high scroll tension and fewer steps for firm, distinct scrolling, to “ultra-fine,” which has moderate scroll tension and a great number of steps for soft, but still tactile scrolling, and “smooth scroll,” which has zero scroll tension for seamless, fluid movement.
You may switch modes on and off, reorganize the order in which they appear, and enable features like “browser detection,” which changes the scroll mode to “smooth scroll” once a browser or other application is opened. Also, you may customize the default scroll mode to have the desired scroll tension (0–100) and number of scroll steps (0–96) and modify the scrolling sensation using the haptics graph.
Razer’s Basilisk V3 Pro and other mice with scroll wheels may alternate between notched/tactile scrolling and smooth scrolling, but the Naga V2 Pro’s customizability sets it apart. The tactile/free-spinning scroll wheels on some Logitech mouse, such as the G502 X Plus and the MX Master 3S, are hardware-based, in contrast to the Naga V2 Pro’s software-based scroll wheel modes.
Wireless Experience and Battery Life
Three types of connectivity are provided by the Naga V2 Pro: wired, 2.4GHz wireless, and Bluetooth (USB-C). Together with a six-foot USB-C to USB-A Razer Speedflex connection, it includes a 2.4GHz wireless USB-A dongle.
According to Razer, the Naga V2 Pro’s battery life with a 2.4-GHz wireless connection is up to 150 hours, and with a Bluetooth connection, it is up to 300 hours. These figures were obviously obtained with the RGB lighting off because I initially used the mouse with the lights on (and set to maximum brightness), and after a day of moderate use, I was hitting 50%. Yet, the mouse decreased from 100% to merely 96% in the same amount of time after I switched the lights off.
One of the most adaptable mouse on the market is the Razer Naga V2 Pro thanks to its unique, multi-mode scroll wheel and replaceable side plates. Moreover, it has a Razer Focus Pro 30K sensor and a battery life of more than 150 hours, and the pricing reflects these features.
Although the Naga V2 Pro is a fantastic gaming mouse, many players might not require or use all of its functions. How frequently should side plates be changed, exactly? I’m going to think not often; I can imagine switching between two occasionally, but three? The Naga V2 Pro’s customisable scroll wheel is also distinctive, but it seems a little superfluous. I found that all of the preset scroll modes, with the exception of smooth scroll, were a touch too stiff, so I mostly alternated between smooth scroll and my own (tactile) mode. I’d much rather have a solid two-mode configuration than five or six useless ones.
Although it shares the same form factor and sensor as the V2 Pro, the V2 HyperSpeed does away with the interchangeable plates and the configurable HyperScroll Pro wheel in favor of a conventional HyperScroll wheel with two modes (tactile and free-spin). Using a single AA battery, the V2 HyperSpeed can operate wirelessly for up to 250 hours over 2.4GHz and for up to 400 hours via Bluetooth.