Razer Naga X Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Feb 05, 2021 at 10:08 am
Razer Naga X Picture
7.5
Office/Multimedia
8.3
Video Games (FPS)
8.5
Video Games (MMO)
8.2
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.0
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Razer Naga X is an excellent mouse for MMO gaming. It has a 12-button layout on its left side and a ton of programmable buttons, including the up/down scroll, the CPI button, and the right-click button. It's significantly lighter than other dedicated MMO gaming mice we've tested, so it's a great option if you mostly play MMOs but prefer a lighter-feeling mouse. It has a high maximum polling rate and its click latency is very good, although it isn't as low as the other Naga mice we've tested. It feels excellently-built, with no loose or squeaky parts. Like other Naga mice, it has a unique finger rest on its right side for your third finger to rest on. It's suitable for people with medium or large hands when used with a claw or palm grip; unfortunately, people with small hands may find it too big. Unlike the Razer Naga Pro and the Razer Naga Trinity, it doesn't have swappable side button panels and the Razer logo on the back isn't RGB-lit. Also, some people may be disappointed that there's only one CPI switching button since the most recent mice in the series had two.

Our Verdict

7.5 Office/Multimedia

The Razer Naga X is good for office use. It feels well-built and is suitable for medium and large hands using a palm or claw grip. Also, there's a unique finger rest on its right side for your third finger to rest on. It has an outstanding number of programmable inputs that you can customize with its companion software. Unfortunately, it can only be used wired, and the scroll wheel can't be unlocked for infinite scrolling and doesn't have a tilt feature.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Outstanding number of programmable inputs.
  • Fairly light.
  • Suitable with a palm or claw grip for most hand sizes.
  • Unique finger rest for third finger.
Cons
  • Software isn't compatible with macOS.
  • Wired-only design may be cumbersome.
  • No scroll wheel tilt or infinite scrolling.
  • Not suitable for small hands using any grip type.
8.3 Video Games (FPS)

The Razer Naga X is great for FPS gaming. It feels well-built and is suitable for medium and large hands using a palm or claw grip. It has a very good click latency, a high maximum polling rate, and a very wide CPI range, although the CPI can't be adjusted as precisely as on many dedicated FPS mice. It has outstanding PTFE feet that glide very smoothly. Surprisingly, it's fairly light, especially compared to other mice of its size.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Fairly light.
  • Suitable with a palm or claw grip for most hand sizes.
  • Unique finger rest for third finger.
Cons
  • Software isn't compatible with macOS.
  • Doesn't have swappable panels like some other Naga mice.
  • Not suitable for small hands using any grip type.
8.5 Video Games (MMO)

The Razer Naga X is excellent for MMO gaming. It feels well-built and is suitable for medium and large hands using a palm or claw grip. Also, there's a unique finger rest on its right side for your third finger to rest on. It has an excellent number of buttons, all of which can be remapped to whatever you want. It has a 12-button layout on its left side, and you can also set a HyperShift button to give you a second layer of programmable options. It has a very good click latency, a high maximum polling rate, and a very wide CPI range with decently precise adjustment steps.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • 12 programmable side buttons.
  • Fairly light.
  • Suitable with a palm or claw grip for most hand sizes.
  • Unique finger rest for third finger.
Cons
  • Software isn't compatible with macOS.
  • Doesn't have swappable panels like some other Naga mice.
  • Not suitable for small hands using any grip type.
8.2 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Razer Naga X is a great ultra-light gaming mouse. While it isn't as light as ultra-light gaming mice, it's still fairly light, specifically compared to other MMO mice. It offers a very wide CPI range and a high maximum polling rate, and its click latency is very good, giving you a responsive gaming experience. Also, the outstanding PTFE feet glide very smoothly. It feels well-built and is suitable for medium and large hands using a palm or claw grip.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Fairly light.
  • Suitable with a palm or claw grip for most hand sizes.
  • Unique finger rest for third finger.
Cons
  • Doesn't have swappable panels like some other Naga mice.
  • Not suitable for small hands using any grip type.
5.0 Travel

The Razer Naga X is poor for travel. It's likely too bulky to fit into most laptop cases, and it can't be used wirelessly.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Fairly light.
  • Unique finger rest for third finger.
Cons
  • Software isn't compatible with macOS.
  • Wired-only design may be cumbersome.
  • Fairly bulky.
  • Not suitable for small hands using any grip type.
  • 7.5 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.3 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.5 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.2 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.0 Travel
  1. Updated Feb 05, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Feb 02, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The Razer Naga X is entirely matte black, with glossy accents near the scroll wheel. Both the wheel and the 12 side buttons have RGB, but they're controlled as one RGB zone. Unlike the Razer Naga Trinity and the Razer Naga Pro, the Razer logo isn't lit, and it's quite hard to see since it's black.

Design
Shape
Length 4.6" (118 mm)
Height 1.7" (43 mm)
Width 2.8" (72 mm)
Grip Width
69 mm
5.5
Design
Portability
Volume
22.46 in³ (368 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

The Razer Naga X is fairly bulky and isn't very travel-friendly, especially since it uses a wire that can't be detached.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
110 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
86 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
86 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

Surprisingly, the Razer Naga X is fairly light. It weighs significantly less than the Razer Naga Pro and the Razer Naga Trinity.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

It feels excellently built. Its matte plastic feels solid, and the PTFE feet are of good quality. There aren't any loose parts or creaking sounds, and the mouse wheel doesn't wobble at all. It feels very similar to the Razer Naga Trinity and the Razer Naga Pro.

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

The Razer Naga X has a comfortable right-handed design. It has a unique finger rest on its right side for your third finger to rest on, and there's a textured pinky rest right below it. The buttons should be easy to reach for medium and large hands when used with a palm or claw grip. Due to its bulky size, it isn't suitable for people with small hands. For a similar MMO gaming mouse with comfortable finger rests for both your pinky and thumb, check out the Redragon M913 Impact Elite.

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

People with small or extra-large hands may struggle to reach some of the side buttons when using it with a palm grip.

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

People with small hands may feel struggle to reach some of the side buttons when using it with a claw grip.

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

People with small or medium hands may struggle to reach most of the buttons when using it with a fingertip grip.

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

It's a wired-only mouse and can't be used wirelessly. If you'd prefer a wireless mouse, check out the Razer Naga Pro.

8.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 5.9 ft (1.8 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

The Razer Naga X uses Razer's Speedflex cable, which is paracord-like and more flexible than Razer's braided cables. It retains some kinks from the packaging.

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

The PTFE feet on the Razer Naga X are fantastic. It glides very smoothly on both mouse pads and directly on a desk, and there isn't any scratchiness. It doesn't come with extra feet in the box, and there aren't any third-party ones available, but if you find some, let us know in the discussions.

Design
In The Box

  • Razer Naga X mouse
  • User manual

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Razer 5G
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
18,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
-7%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The Razer Naga X has a very wide CPI range that can be adjusted by increments of 100, which isn't as precise as some other options. While the sensor is very accurate when moving the mouse quickly, it undershoots a bit when moving slower, so the sensor is a little inconsistent. However, it shouldn't be too noticeable to most people. You can adjust the polling rate to 125Hz, 500Hz, or 100Hz.

9.3
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Optical And Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
16
Number Of Side Buttons
12
Number Of Programmable Inputs
34
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

The Razer Naga X has an excellent number of buttons. All of its inputs are programmable, and you can also assign a HyperShift button to give you an extra layer of actions. The left button can be reprogrammed, but the left click action has to be assigned to another button first. For a similar MMO mouse with a 12 button panel that you can adjust forwards or back to suit your hand size, check out the Corsair SCIMITAR RGB ELITE.

Unlike the Razer Naga Trinity and the Razer Naga Pro, it doesn't have swappable side panels, so it features the 12-button layout only. Also, it only has one CPI switch button instead of two, which may disappoint some people.

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

The scroll wheel has a texturized rubber grip and an RGB strip on each side. Its incremented steps are pronounced, but it can't be unlocked for infinite scrolling. Unlike the Razer Naga Pro and the Razer Naga Trinity, there are no L/R tilt buttons.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet

The Razer Naga X is quiet and shouldn't bother those around you.

8.0
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
14 ms

The Razer Naga X has very good click latency. While it's higher than some other options, it shouldn't be noticeable to most people.

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 Razer Synapse 3 software is great. It's very user-friendly with a fairly straightforward layout. It lets you remap the buttons and customize the RGB, and you can save your settings to the onboard memory so that you can maintain them when you switch computers. Unfortunately, the software isn't available on macOS.

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

Since the software is only available on Windows, the mouse is only partially compatible with macOS.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Razer Naga X has no variants. You can see the label of our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Razer Naga X is an excellent MMO gaming mouse. It has 12 side buttons that should be easy to reach for medium and large hands. Although MMO mice tend to be on the heavier side, this one is surprisingly light in comparison. However, unlike the Razer Naga Pro and the Razer Naga Trinity, the X doesn't have swappable panels. Also, some gamers may be disappointed to find that it only has one CPI button instead of two like the other Naga mice, and it lacks RGB lighting on the Razer logo. For other options, 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.

Razer Naga Trinity

The Razer Naga Trinity and the Razer Naga X are excellent MMO mice, but the Trinity's sensor performs better. The Trinity has more precisely adjustable CPI steps, a lower lift-off distance, and a much lower click latency. Also, it has three swappable panels with different button layouts to fit your needs for different types of games, while the X has the 12-button layout only. However, the X feels better built, its PTFE feet glide better, and it's significantly lighter, which is great if you're not a fan of heavy mice.

Razer Naga Pro

The Razer Naga Pro and the Razer Naga X are both excellent MMO mice. You can use the Pro wirelessly, and it performs better overall. You can adjust the Pro's CPI range more precisely, and its click latency is much lower. If you play various types of games, it has three swappable panels with different button layouts, while the X only has the 12-button one. However, if you don't like the feel of a heavy mouse, the X is significantly lighter.

Logitech G600 MMO Gaming

The Razer Naga X and the Logitech G600 MMO Gaming are excellent MMO gaming mice, but the Logitech performs slightly better. While the Razer has a lower minimum CPI, the Logitech can be adjusted more precisely. Also, it has a lower lift-off distance, a lower click latency, and a much more consistent sensor. However, if you find the Logitech too heavy, the Razer is significantly lighter, and its PTFE feet glide much smoother.

Razer DeathAdder V2

The Razer Naga X is better than the Razer DeathAdder V2, but the V2 might be a better option for FPS gaming. The X is a better choice for MMO gaming thanks to the 12 programmable buttons on its side, its much lower click latency, and its surprisingly lighter weight. On the other hand, the V2 has a lower lift-off distance and a more precisely adjustable CPI range, making it better for FPS gaming.

Corsair SCIMITAR RGB ELITE

The Corsair SCIMITAR RGB ELITE is a better MMO gaming mouse than the Razer Naga X, but it's less versatile overall. The Razer has better mouse feet, a better cable, and it's much lighter. You can also set a Hypershift button to program a secondary layer of controls. Unfortunately, its software is only compatible with Windows. On the other hand, the Corsair has a more precisely adjustable CPI and a lower lift-off distance. Its software is compatible with Windows and macOS. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but the Corsair is more accommodating for smaller hands.

Corsair SCIMITAR PRO RGB

The Corsair SCIMITAR PRO RGB is a better overall MMO gaming mouse than the Razer Naga X, but the Razer might be a better option if you prefer lightweight mice. The Corsair has a lower lift-off distance, a lower click latency, and a wide CPI range that can be adjusted very precisely by increments of one. It also feels incredibly well-built, and its size may be more suitable for people with smaller hands. However, the Razer is much lighter, and it has smoother-gliding PTFE feet and a better cable.

UtechSmart VENUS Pro

The Razer Naga X is a better MMO gaming mouse than the UtechSmart VENUS Pro. The Razer is a wired-only mouse but is much lighter. It feels sturdier, and its mouse feet glide more smoothly. It also has a higher maximum CPI, much lower click latency, and software that allows you to configure multiple custom profiles, a feature that the UtechSmart lacks. On the other hand, the UtechSmart connects wirelessly with its USB receiver. It also has a thumb rest and a lower lift-off distance. Both mice are large and unsuitable for small hands, but the Razer is more accomodating for more hand sizes.

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