Value for Money - 55%
Quality - 80%
Look/Feel - 90%
Extra's/Features - 100%
Below is the list of hardware and specifications of the keyboard including the warranty.
“5G” Optical sensor with true 16,000 DPI
Up to 450 inches per second (IPS) / 50 G acceleration
3 interchangeable side plates with 2, 7 and 12 button configurations
Up to 19 independently programmable “Hyperesponse” buttons
Razer Mechanical Mouse Switches
Gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel
Ergonomic right handed design with enhanced rubber side grips
Razer Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customisable colour options
1000 Hz “Ultrapolling”
Razer Synapse 3 (Beta) enabled
119mm/4.69 in length, 74mm/2,93 in width, 43mm/1.69 in height, 120 gm without the (braided) cable
Before we get into the detail of usage, let’s talk about what the Trinity is. For those who are slightly overwhelmed by the selection of mice available in the razer line-up (Mamba, Lancehead, DeathAdder, Abyssus, Atheris, Orochi, Basilisk) and even more complicated by the multiple editions of any given model (Tournament, Elite, Hyperflux, Epic, Hex, Chroma), let me clear it all up for you. Wait, no sorry, I simply can’t. Basically, there’s a lot of different mice made by Razer, without much logic, rationale or obvious hierarchy to the range. The positive spin out of all this is that there is kind of something for everyone and are also some deals to be had and the Razer Naga Trinity feels like one of those.
The reason it feels good value (despite being R1 699 for a mouse) is that the “Trinity” in its name isn’t referring to the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, but rather to the fact that this is a 3 in 1 kind of deal. It’s effectively a Naga with three options for magnetically interchangeable side panels, these being: A normal 2 button type panel. A circular 7 button panel. The full fat 12 button panel. Although R1 699 isn’t particularly cheap for a mouse, the Naga Epic Chroma (a Naga with the 12 button panel only and an 8,200 DPI laser sensor instead of the Trinity’s 16,000 DPI) currently sits at R1 899 although it is wireless. I start out with the familiar 2 button panel to begin with and brace myself to install the latest version of Razer’s Synapse software. For those unfamiliar, Synapse is the name of Razer’s software configuration utility. It lets the user setup things like colour, profiles, macros, button shortcuts etc. It’s been a while since I used it and I see that Razer are now onto what they’re calling the Beta of version 3. I’m quite glad Razer are calling this a Beta though as it’s a sign of intent that they know it has shortcomings and needs further refinement.
I’m quite picky when it comes to mice, I suppose most people are. In general, I go for a fingertip grip meaning that the thumb and the extreme tips of my fingers are pretty much all I keep in contact with a mouse and movements are very small. Palm grips or claw grips are generally not for me so the Naga feels a bit unnatural to me mostly because of its contoured grip with a resting place for the ring finger. I’m used to guiding the mouse with the inside of my ring fingertip, I can still do this but it’s a bit further out than I’m used to. Buttons have a decent click feel to them and the wheel is one of the first I’ve used which has a reasonable amount of resistance for sideways movements (enough to require conscious intent but not enough to make you strain to activate). I personally slightly prefer a wheel which has a bit less distance between resting points and not as harsh a click as the Naga but these are minor points. I’m pleased to note the super slick pads on the base of the mouse which mean it glides nicely directly on my wood desk.
Switching games and familiarizing myself with the buttons again for this game profile, again the Razer Naga Trinity is quick to play with and feels natural in hand. My main issue is that these days, I unfortunately don’t have as much time for gaming as I’d like. That means that muscle memory for different control schemes between lots of games aren’t going to be something I remember easily. As such, I found that my most used functions with the mouse is tying a lot of commonly used windows functions and programs to the buttons. Helpfully I can bind anything from Razer specific functions like Hypershift and Synapse profiles through to normal windows shortcuts like copy, paste, opening task manager or notepad etc and this is the majority of what I’m using the Naga Trinity for.
In all the Naga trinity is one of the best mice I have ever used and I highly recommend it, its definitely on the pricey side but its 100% worth every penny.
P.S – Always BOLD your intro and conclusion
Display and Sensor
- OLED 128×16 single color
- 3-axis accelerometer
- Cylindrical vibration motor
- iPhone 5/5S/6/6 Plus with iOS 8 (or higher)
- Android 4.3 (or higher) device with Bluetooth Lower Energy (BT 4.0 or higher).
- Single button for OLED screen access and other specific functions
- Lithium-polymer battery with up to 6 days battery life
- Rain, sweat, and splash proof. Not suitable for showering and submerging.
- Charging via proprietary USB cable.
- Wireless syncing with mobile devices via Bluetooth LE.
Estimated RRP: R1,500.00 ($100 USD)
Release Date: December 2015
- Small/Medium: 60mm Wrist Diameter
- Medium/Large: 66mm Wrist Diameter
- Social notifications on LCD screen
- Benefits of a fitness tracker spliced with social enhancements
- Timezone errors (Firmware)
- Not available in SA stores yet (At date of this review)