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Razer Naga V2 Pro Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Reviewed Dec 21, 2022 at 10:38 am
Latest change: Writing modified Jan 10, 2023 at 03:56 pm
Razer Naga V2 Pro Picture
8.4
Work
8.3
Video Games (FPS)
9.2
Video Games (MMO)
9.3
Raw Performance

The Razer Naga V2 Pro is a high-end, wireless MMO gaming mouse that continues Razer's Naga lineup. Like the previous release in this lineup, the Razer Naga Pro, this mouse has a right-handed shape and modular design that lets you swap between three different side panels with either a 3, 6, or 12-button layout. New to this version are several performance upgrades, including a new sensor, a new generation of optical switches, and extended battery life. This version also has what Razer calls a 'hyperscroll pro wheel.' This scroll wheel allows you to customize various settings to adjust how it works. Examples of these adjustable settings include the smoothness or tactility, the number of steps in a full rotation, and how the wheel functions when you scroll at different speeds.

Our Verdict

8.4 Work

Though not specifically designed for this use, the Razer Naga V2 Pro is a great mouse for work. It's very sturdily built and has a comfortable right-handed shape with a finger rest on the right. It includes swappable side panels, so you can choose the button layout that works best for you. Using the customization software, you can program any of the buttons on this mouse, but the software is only compatible with Windows. This mouse also has a customizable scroll wheel that allows you to adjust how it feels and functions by adjusting the tactility, scrolling speed, and number of steps in a full rotation.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Comfortable right-handed shape with a finger rest on the right side.
  • Has a set of three hot-swappable side panels with either 3, 6, or 12-button layouts.
  • You can customize the scroll wheel behavior in the software.
Cons
  • Heavy.
8.3 Video Games (FPS)

The Razer Naga V2 Pro is a great mouse for FPS gaming, although it's much heavier than most mice designed exclusively for FPS gaming, which makes it challenging to move quickly and accurately in-game. That said, it feels extremely well-built and has a comfortable right-handed shape. It has interchangeable side panels with different button layouts, including a two-button layout most commonly used for FPS gaming.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Comfortable right-handed shape with a finger rest on the right side.
  • Has a set of three hot-swappable side panels with either 3, 6, or 12-button layouts.
  • You can customize the scroll wheel behavior in the software.
Cons
  • Heavy.
  • Somewhat worse delay to first movement performance than other recent Razer releases.
9.2 Video Games (MMO)

The Razer Naga V2 Pro is an exceptional mouse for MMO gaming. The build quality is excellent, and it has a comfortable right-handed shape with a rest for your finger on the right. This mouse has three hot-swappable side panels, including a 12-button side panel designed specifically for MMO gaming. You can reprogram all buttons using the customization software and optionally assign a shifting button to program a secondary layer of button assignments. Performance-wise, the sensor is remarkably accurate and consistent, and the click latency is superb, producing a smooth and responsive experience in-game.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Comfortable right-handed shape with a finger rest on the right side.
  • Has a set of three hot-swappable side panels with either 3, 6, or 12-button layouts.
  • You can customize the scroll wheel behavior in the software.
Cons
  • Somewhat worse delay to first movement performance than other recent Razer releases.
9.3 Raw Performance

The Razer Naga V2 Pro has outstanding raw performance for gaming in any genre. The sensor is remarkably accurate and consistent, and the maximum polling rate is 1000Hz, which produces smooth cursor movements. Its click latency is also extremely low, and you won't notice any perceptible delay between the moment you click and when the resulting action happens on-screen.

Pros
  • Remarkably low click latency.
  • Excellent overall sensor performance.
Cons
  • Somewhat worse delay to first movement performance than other recent Razer releases.
  • 8.4 Work
  • 8.3 Video Games (FPS)
  • 9.2 Video Games (MMO)
  • 9.3 Raw Performance
  1. Updated Jan 10, 2023: We've added a link to the newly-reviewed Razer Naga V2 HyperSpeed in the Wireless Versatility section of this review.
  2. Updated Dec 21, 2022: Review published.
  3. Updated Dec 16, 2022: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Razer Naga V2 Pro is only available in a black colorway. You can see the label for our unit here. While it isn't strictly a variant, there's also a new version of this mouse called the Razer Naga Hyperspeed X. This separate version uses AA batteries for power and has fewer features overall, with a simplified scroll wheel and no support for wireless charging. It also doesn't have hot-swappable side panels with different button layouts.

Compared To Other Mice

The Razer Naga V2 Pro is a high-end wireless gaming mouse and a continuation of Razer's Naga lineup. This version brings several under-the-hood updates to the series, including a new sensor, a new generation of optical switches, extended battery life, and a customizable scroll wheel. Otherwise, the mouse looks visually similar to the previous generation Razer Naga Pro, and it retains its three hot-swappable side panels, a feature that has become a signature of this series that sets it apart from MMO models from other manufacturers.

While this mouse is primarily geared towards MMO gaming, Razer advertises that the additional side button panels provide versatility for playing games in different genres, including Battle Royale, MOBA, and FPS games. However, it's important to note that this mouse is heavy, and its weight makes it challenging to make quick movements in fast-paced, competitive games.

For more recommendations, see our picks for the best MMO mouse, the best wireless gaming mouse, and the best gaming mouse.

Razer Naga Pro

The Razer Naga V2 Pro is a continuation of the Razer Naga Pro lineup. The V2 Pro has a new sensor, a new generation of optical switches, and a longer advertised battery life. It also has a customizable scroll wheel, which the previous Naga Pro lacks. That said, the Naga Pro is somewhat lighter and has somewhat better sensor latency performance.

Razer Naga V2 HyperSpeed

The Razer Naga V2 Pro and the Razer Naga V2 HyperSpeed are similar wireless mice with comparable gaming performance from the same product lineup. The Naga V2 Pro is more versatile overall and includes a set of modular side panels with different button layouts. It also has a fully customizable scroll wheel and uses optical switches. On the other hand, the Naga V2 HyperSpeed has two additional buttons on the outside edge of the left-click button. It also uses mechanical switches and requires AA batteries for power, while the Naga V2 Pro has an internal rechargeable battery.

Razer Naga Trinity

The Razer Naga V2 Pro and the Razer Naga Trinity are similar mice in the same lineup. The V2 Pro is a wireless model that's much newer. It has a newer sensor, a much longer advertised battery life, and a customizable scroll wheel. On the other hand, the Naga Trinity is a wired-only model. Its sensor is older and has a much narrower CPI range but otherwise, the two mice offer similarly exceptional gaming performance.

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro

The Razer Naga V2 Pro and the Razer Basilisk V3 Pro are wireless mice with similarly excellent gaming performance. Both mice are versatile enough for playing a variety of games. The Basilisk has a shape with a thumb rest and more extensive RGB lighting. On the other hand, the Naga V2 Pro has significantly more programmable buttons and includes a set of hot-swappable 3, 6, and 12-button side panels. It also has a customizable scroll wheel and a significantly longer advertised battery life. On the other hand, the Basilisk is lighter, its shape includes a thumb rest, and it has more extensive RGB lighting.

SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless

The Razer Naga V2 Pro and the SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless are wireless mice designed primarily for MMO gaming. The Razer has significantly better overall gaming performance and has three hot-swappable side panels with different button configurations. It also has a customizable scroll wheel and substantially longer battery life than the SteelSeries. On the other hand, the SteelSeries has a honeycomb body design and is significantly more lightweight.

Corsair SCIMITAR RGB ELITE

The Razer Naga V2 Pro and the Corsair SCIMITAR RGB ELITE are gaming mice designed primarily for MMO gaming. The Razer is a wireless model with better overall gaming performance. It has a customizable scroll wheel and a set of three hot-swappable button panels with 3, 6, and 12-button configurations. On the other hand, the Corsair is a wired-only model. It has a full-12 button side panel that you can slide forwards or backward to better accommodate your hand size or grip type.

Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED

The Razer Naga V2 Pro and the Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED are both wireless gaming mice versatile enough for playing games in multiple genres. The Razer has a set of three hot-swappable side panels with 3, 6, and 12-button configurations and a customizable scroll wheel. It also has much better mouse feet and better overall gaming performance. On the other hand, the Logitech has software compatible with Windows and macOS, while the Razer only has software compatible with Windows. The Logitech also uses AA batteries for power, while the Razer recharges with a USB-C cable.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Coating
Matte
Lighting Color RGB

This mouse looks nearly identical to the previous generation Razer Naga Pro. It has a matte black plastic body with glossy black plastic accents near the scroll wheel. There are RGB lighting zones in the Razer logo on the palm rest and in the numbered legends of the 12-button side panel.

Design
Shape
Length 4.7" (119 mm)
Width 2.8" (72 mm)
Height 1.7" (43 mm)
Grip Width
68 mm
Ambidextrous
No
Left-Handed Friendly
No
Finger Rest
Pinky
7.5
Design
Portability
Box Volume
22.46 inยณ (368 cmยณ)
Receiver Storing
Yes

This mouse is fairly easy to carry, but it's bulky and isn't designed to be slipped into laptop bags or cases. There's a compartment under the removable side panel on the left for storing the USB receiver when it's not in use.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

This mouse has excellent build quality, and the materials feel high-quality. The body is made of solid plastic with a matte finish that feels nice in hand. There isn't any noticeable flexing or creaking when you apply pressure to the body, and the hot-swappable side panels are held firmly in place with magnets and don't slip out of place during regular use. There's some very minor wobbling and rattling in the scroll wheel, but this is fairly normal for mice with scroll wheels with L/R tilt inputs, and it isn't very noticeable during regular usage.

5.4
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
126.4 g
Default Weight
133.1 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

This mouse is heavy. Its heaviest configuration includes the 12-button side panel, while the lightest configuration is with the two-button side panel and the small puck on the underside of the mouse removed.

Design
Hand Size Recommendation
Palm Grip Hand Recommendation
Claw Grip Hand Recommendation
Fingertip Grip Hand Recommendation

This mouse has a comfortable, right-handed shape with an area for resting either your ring or pinky finger on the right side. There's also a small grip section on the right, and both the three and six-button panels also have textured sections for added grip.

Overall, this mouse is well-suited to a wide range of hand sizes, though it is fairly wide and may feel cumbersome for those with smaller hands. The buttons on each hot-swappable side panel are well-placed and easy to reach. However, you will likely have difficulty reaching some of the side buttons if you have extra-small or extra-large hands.

9.8
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
2
Bluetooth
Yes
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
Yes
Battery Indicator No

This mouse has an advertised battery life of up to 150 hours when connected with the HyperSpeed Wireless USB receiver and up to 300 hours connected via Bluetooth. This mouse supports wireless charging, but to use it you'll need to purchase a separate Qi-certified 'Razer Wireless Charging Puck' which replaces the default puck cover on the underside of the mouse. If you're interested in a similar wireless version of this mouse that uses AA batteries for power instead, check out the Razer Naga V2 HyperSpeed.

8.5
Design
Cable
Connectivity Wireless
Cable Length
6.1 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB

This mouse has an exceptional charging cable. It's quite flexible and lightweight, but it retains some minor kinks from how it's packaged.

9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
No

The mouse feet on this mouse are outstanding. They provide a smooth gliding experience on mouse pads and directly on desks. There's some minor noise and scratching when using the mouse on a desk, but this doesn't affect the gliding experience.

Design
In The Box

  • Razer Naga V2 Pro
  • HyperSpeed USB receiver
  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
  • USB receiver extender
  • Plastic puck covering
  • User documentation
  • Stickers

Control
9.4
Control
Additional Buttons
Total Number Of Buttons
20
Number Of Side Buttons
12
Number Of Programmable Inputs
42
Profile Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can program all buttons on this mouse, including the left/right scroll tilts. You can also choose to assign a 'Hypershift' button, which allows you to program a secondary layer of inputs. The total number of side buttons and programmable inputs are calculated using the default 12-button side panel. The left- and right-click buttons are Razer Gen-3 optical switches.

9.1
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
3.5 ms
Wired
3.0 ms
Receiver
3.5 ms
Bluetooth
11.9 ms

The Razer Naga V2 Pro has exceptionally low and consistent click latency. It delivers a highly responsive in-game experience for gaming in any genre.

9.7
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
-0.19%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
-0.17%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
-0.08%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
0.29%
Precision Error Between CPI
0.32%
Worst Tracking Error
4.19%
Minimum CPI
100 CPI
Maximum CPI
30,000 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
8.2
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
19.9 ms
Delay At Half Movement
5.9 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
6.3 ms

Overall, this mouse has excellent sensor latency. However, there is a bit more delay before the start of movement than with the previous version of this mouse, the Razer Naga Pro, or other recent Razer releases using the same sensor, such as the Razer Basilisk V3 Pro. This may be a result of power-saving settings, and it may be something Razer alters with upcoming firmware updates. These results were confirmed multiple times after double-checking that all power-saving settings in the software were disabled. To provide context, these results are still great, and it's extremely unlikely that you will ever be able to notice delays before movement during gameplay with this mouse. That said, the added delay may still have an imperceptible effect if you mainly play fast-paced, competitive games where even milliseconds count.

Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Razer Focus Pro 30K
Works On Glass
Yes
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The available polling settings are 125Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.

Note: This mouse does not support Razer's HyperPolling Dongle. For more information, you can check out Razer's support page for the Razer HyperPolling Wireless Dongle here.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel + Free Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
96 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
Yes
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

The Razer Naga V2 Pro has a customizable scroll wheel Razer calls a 'hyperscroll pro wheel.' It allows you to adjust the tactility, resistance, and the number of steps in a full rotation. Out of the box, there are five scroll wheel presets you can cycle between using the button below the scroll wheel, and you can add a sixth custom profile of your own design.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
Operating System And Software
Operating System And Software
Configuration Software
Software Name Razer Synapse 3
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
Profile Auto-Switching
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes

The Razer Naga V2 Pro uses Razer's Synapse 3 software. This software allows you to customize a variety of settings, including CPI, polling rate, lift-off distance, power settings, scroll wheel customization, and more. These options are reasonably well laid out, but the number of settings may be overwhelming to some. Additionally, some settings can't be saved to onboard memory, including RGB lighting effects.

As is the case with software from other major manufacturers, Synapse 3 receives significant criticism from the broader community. While there weren't any issues during the testing of this mouse, many users online criticize this software for requiring frequent updates, taking up disproportionate system resources, and a host of other complaints. This software may be frustrating to work with if you prefer more lightweight software options or no software at all.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

The Razer Naga V2 Pro is fully compatible with both Windows and macOS, but the software doesn't work on macOS.

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