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Razer Naga Trinity Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Dec 11, 2019 at 08:55 am
Razer Naga Trinity Picture
7.3
Office/Multimedia
7.8
Video Games (FPS)
8.8
Video Games (MMO)
6.4
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.0
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Razer Naga Trinity is a great, versatile gaming mouse thanks to its swappable side panel design. Whether you play FPS or MMO games, you'll find a button layout that's good for you. This is a wired-only mouse with very low latency, which is great. It's also compatible with Razer Synapse 3, which allows a great amount of customization. However, it's a bit bulky, so it won't be great for traveling or if you have smaller hands. Nevertheless, the Naga Trinity is very well-built and great for gamers who like a wider and taller body.

Our Verdict

7.3 Office/Multimedia

Good for office use. It has many programmable buttons, but it's on the bulkier side, so it isn't recommended for smaller hands. There's also no left-handed variant as of now. It has good ergonomics if you like to use the palm or claw grips.

Pros
  • Great gaming design.
  • Multiple button-layouts; customizable.
  • Very well-built design.
  • Excellent performance.
Cons
  • Not recommended for small hands.
  • Rigid cable.
  • Not suitable for traveling due to wired-only use and size.
7.8 Video Games (FPS)

Very good for video games like FPS. The wired connection offers a very low latency, which is amazing and the mouse offers great ergonomics for people that can palm or claw-grip the mouse. However, the mouse is rather heavy and the cable is a bit stiff, which can create some drag when moving the mouse. It's also a bit big for smaller hands. On the upside, it's also customizable, as you can choose the side panel button layout you prefer depending on the games you play.

Pros
  • Great gaming design.
  • Multiple button-layouts; customizable.
  • Very well-built design.
  • Excellent performance.
Cons
  • Not recommended for small hands.
  • Rigid cable.
  • Not suitable for traveling due to wired-only use and size.
8.8 Video Games (MMO)

Excellent for MMOs. This mouse has very low latency and you can choose to get up to 19 programmable buttons. The mouse has good ergonomics and feels good in the hand, but might be a bit bulky for smaller hands.

Pros
  • Great gaming design.
  • Multiple button-layouts; customizable.
  • Very well-built design.
  • Excellent performance.
Cons
  • Not recommended for small hands.
  • Rigid cable.
  • Not suitable for traveling due to wired-only use and size.
6.4 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Naga Trinity isn't the smallest or lightest mouse. If you're looking for a very light gaming mouse, there are better options.

Pros
  • Great gaming design.
  • Multiple button-layouts; customizable.
  • Very well-built design.
  • Excellent performance.
Cons
  • Not recommended for small hands.
  • Rigid cable.
  • Not suitable for traveling due to wired-only use and size.
5.0 Travel

Sub-par for traveling. This mouse is too bulky and can't be used wirelessly, which isn't ideal for travel.

Pros
  • Great gaming design.
  • Multiple button-layouts; customizable.
  • Very well-built design.
  • Excellent performance.
Cons
  • Not recommended for small hands.
  • Rigid cable.
  • Not suitable for traveling due to wired-only use and size.
  • 7.3 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.8 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.8 Video Games (MMO)
  • 6.4 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.0 Travel
  1. Update 10/5/2020: Fixed an error with the number of programmable inputs.
  2. Update 10/5/2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  3. Update 12/20/2019: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The Razer Naga Trinity has a very gaming-oriented look. You have RGB zones on the logo, wheel, and side buttons. It's not too flashy if you choose the side accessory with only two buttons.

Design
Shape
Length 4.7" (120 mm)
Height 1.7" (43 mm)
Width 2.8" (72 mm)
Grip Width
68 mm
5.5
Design
Portability
Volume
22.46 Cu. Inch (368 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

The Razer Naga Trinity is fairly big and there's no pouch to carry around the different side panels. This mouse isn't very travel-friendly.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
148 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
120 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
115 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

The two side button FPS panel is the lightest one if you want to reduce the Razer Naga Trinity's weight. However, it's still a fairly heavy mouse.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Razer Naga Trinity is very well-built. Although it's entirely made of plastic, it feels sturdy. The swappable side panels hold well in place, but there's a little wobble on the mouse wheel. However, this is probably due to the ability to tilt it.

8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
Pinky

The ergonomics of this mouse are great. It's made for right-handed people, and the overall feel depends on which side panel you use. With the 12-button one, some buttons are harder to reach. Due to its large format, this mouse is better used in palm or claw grip and isn't recommended for people with smaller hands.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No

This grip is unsuitable for small hands, as you won't reach all the buttons, and extra large hands, as they'll extend beyond the mouse.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

This grip is suitable for most hand sizes, but small hands might have trouble reaching some buttons.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
No
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

Due to its large format, the mouse is hard to grip with fingertips if you have a small or medium-sized hand.

0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No

The Razer Naga Trinity is a wired-only mouse and can't be used wirelessly. However, there's a wireless version available, the Razer Naga Pro.

7.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 7.0 ft (2.1 m)
Cable Type
Braided
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

The Razer Naga Trinity's braided cable is fairly rigid and isn't the most flexible. There are some folding marks on the cable because of the way it's packaged, which can be bothersome when using the mouse.

7.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • Razer Naga Trinity mouse
  • 3x swappable side panels
  • Manuals

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Razer 5G
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
16000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
-10 %
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz
9.5
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
20
Number Of Side Buttons
12
Number Of Programmable Inputs
42
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

Update 10/01/2020: Fixed an error with the number of programmable inputs. We didn't count for the extra layer of inputs you get with the HyperShift button.

The Razer Naga comes with three different side panels that offer different button layouts. You can get up to 20 total buttons using the 12-button panel, which is great for MMOs. You can easily set their function in the app and switch between DPI settings and profiles. You also get an extra layer of customizable inputs with the HyperShift button.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
Yes
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

The Razer Naga Trinity's wheel is decent. It has a nice incremented feeling and also has the ability to tilt for extra inputs.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
9.0
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
6 ms

The Razer Naga Trinity's wired click latency is very low and is optimal for gamers.

Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Razer Synapse 3
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes

The Naga Trinity is compatible with the Razer Synapse 3 software, which allows many customization options. You can play around with the RGB lightning and set the performance settings to your preference. If you like to play different games with different settings, it's quite easy to save profiles and switch between them. There's also a function to calibrate your mouse to a Razer mousepad, but we didn't test this. The settings are saved inside the mouse's on-board memory, so you won't lose them if you plug it into a new computer.

8.3
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Partially

Great compatibility, including full Windows support; however, the Razer Synapse 3 software isn't compatible with macOS, so the customization options aren't available. However, you're still able to plug in and use your mouse with macOS devices, though you'll be limited to the default settings.

Compared To Other Mice

The Razer Naga Trinity is an outstanding wired gaming mouse. It has amazingly low wired latency and its design is suitable for multiple game genres as you can easily switch its side panel to suit your needs. However, people with small hands might prefer another option and this mouse's cable is quite stiff and prone to kinks. See our recommendations for the best wired mouse, the best gaming mouse, and the best mouse. If you're interested in Razer products, also check out the best Razer mice.

Logitech G600 MMO Gaming

The Razer Naga Trinity and the Logitech G600 MMO Gaming are both great MMO mice. The Naga has a unique design with three optional panels to give you your choice between two, six, or 12 additional buttons. Both mice can only be used wired, though the cable on the Logitech is slightly less rigid. The Logitech can be used comfortably in both palm and claw grip by everyone except those with small hands, but isn't recommended at all for fingertip grip due to its shape. On the other hand, the Razer is best for medium and large hands in palm grip, everyone except those with small hands in claw grip, and only larger hands for fingertip grip.

Razer Naga Pro

The Razer Naga Pro is better than the Razer Naga Trinity for most uses, but they're very similar mice. The Pro is wireless, feels better-built, and the feet offer a better gliding experience. However, the Trinity is wired, has a lower lift-off distance, and the sensor has less overshoot.

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB

The Razer Naga Trinity and the Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB are both great mice for MMO gaming. The Naga features a unique design with three optional side panels to make it suitable for all types of games from FPS to MMOs, while the Corsair features a more traditional MMO style with 12 additional buttons on the side. Unfortunately, the Naga is a bit larger and people with small hands will have a tough time getting a comfortable grip; the Corsair should be comfortable for small hands in both palm and claw grip, though very large hands may have a difficult time with palm grip.

Logitech G502 HERO

The Razer Naga Trinity and the Logitech G502 HERO are both great gaming mice. They're wired right-handed mice that aren't recommended in any grip for people with small hands, though people with large hands should be able to use them both comfortably in any grip type. The Razer has a unique design with three optional side panels to give you the option of two, six, or 12 additional side buttons, while the Logitech has six programmable side buttons.

Razer DeathAdder Elite

The Razer Naga Trinity and the Razer DeathAdder Elite are both great gaming mice, but for different purposes. The Naga Trinity has three optional side panels to give you your choice of a more standard two-button layout, a more MMO-centric layout with 12 more buttons, or a circular 6-button layout. They're both designed for right-handed use, though the DeathAdder will be better in palm grip for small or very large hands as the Naga is quite a bit wider, and has a palm rest on the right side.

Razer Mamba Elite

The Razer Naga Trinity and the Razer Mamba Elite are both great gaming mice. The Naga has a unique design with three swappable side panels to give you the option between 2, 6, or 12 additional side buttons. Meanwhile, the Mamba Elite has two side buttons. People with smaller hands may find the Mamba Elite more comfortable, as the Naga isn't recommended in any grip type for small hands. They both have very low latency and wide customizable CPI range, which is excellent.

Razer Basilisk

The Razer Naga Trinity and the Razer Baslisk are both great wired gaming mice. The Naga has a unique design with three optional side panels to give you the choice between two, six, or 12 additional side buttons. On the other hand, the Basilisk has three side buttons. However, if you have small hands, you will likely be better off with the Basilisk, as the Naga is larger and may be tough to get a comfortable fit with. In terms of performance, they both have a wide customizable CPI range and a very low latency, which is great.

SteelSeries Rival 500

The Razer Naga Trinity is a more versatile gaming mouse than the SteelSeries Rival 500. While the Rival 500 is meant for MMO gaming and is likely too heavy for most FPS gamers, the Naga Trinity is a bit lighter and has a unique design with swappable side panels so you can change the number of programmable buttons available depending on the type of game you're playing. The Rival 500 is better suited for people with small hands, but the Naga Trinity has a much lower click latency.

UtechSmart VENUS

The Razer Naga Trinity is a much better wired MMO gaming mouse than the UtechSmart VENUS. The Razer has a unique design with swappable side buttons, making it a great choice for both MMO as well as FPS games. It also has more programmable buttons, with its MMO panel installed, as its mouse wheel has L/T tilt buttons. The Razer may also be a better choice if you have very large hands and use a claw grip. On the other hand, the VENUS has weight optimization and a better and more consistent sensor.

Corsair GLAIVE PRO

While both the Razer Naga Trinity and the Corsair GLAIVE PRO have swappable side panels, the Naga's three side panels feature a different amount of programmable buttons, while the Corsair's side panels offer different grip textures and shapes, including a thumb rest. Both of these mice are wired, and while the slightly lighter weight Corsair is better for FPS gaming, the Naga gives you the option to add 12 programmable side buttons, which is better for MMO games. The Corsair is a better option if you have small hands, while the Naga is best suited for medium or large hands.

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