World of Warcraft is huge. MMOs are huge. And they're growing. The popularity is on the rise, and accessory makers are obviously looking to get in on the fun. Razer
has always been quick to respond to market shifts and demands, and they introduced the original Naga last year in order to place more buttons onto a mouse for those who play MMOs religiously.
But the one thing that the Naga
lacked was wireless support. Now, Razer has fixed that with the introduction of the Naga Epic MMO Gaming Mouse, which features three interchangeable side panels for different hand grips as well as 17 MMO-optimized buttons, the choice to customize the backglow from over 16 million colors, and a dual mode wired/wireless functionality.
This means that it can be used wireless, or if your batteries are running low, you can plug it in to recharge and not have your game interrupted. The device will ship next month worldwide for $129.99 / €129.99.
Razer™ Launches A Wireless Version Of The Best-Selling Razer Naga™
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RAZER™ LAUNCHES A WIRELESS VERSION OF THE BEST-SELLING RAZER NAGA™
Razer Naga Epic MMO Gaming Mouse to feature 3 interchangeable side panels for different hand grips – Available worldwide starting November 2010
Carlsbad, Calif. – October 13, 2010 – Razer, the world’s leading high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals brand, today announced the launch of an elite wireless MMO gaming mouse that’s an upgrade from the original award-winning and best-selling Get Imba mouse – the Razer Naga™ Epic. Designed by the highly-acclaimed Razer R&D labs, the Razer Naga Epic epitomizes that fine balance between keyboard and mouse with 17 MMO-optimized buttons, and takes it to a whole new level with three ergonomic interchangeable side panels for optimal fit, the choice to customize the backglow from over 16 million colors, and a dual mode wired/wireless functionality. Gamers can now enjoy a MMO gaming mouse with no strings attached – literally.
“With the Naga Epic, Razer gives MMO gamers around the world more freedom than ever before,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President, Razer. “We combined the MMO gaming capabilities of the original best-selling Razer Naga and took it to the next level by giving it a true gaming-grade wireless option utilizing the same technology that we developed for the ultra high-end Razer Mamba™.”
The final design of the Razer Naga Epic, from optimal button configuration to its form factor, was achieved through the scientific testing and screening of more than 80 different model iterations by Razer’s ergonomics team.
“Every aspect of the Razer Naga Epic’s design, from its ergonomic form factor to button sizes, placement and angles was rigorously tested both internally in our R&D labs in San Francisco and Singapore, and with seasoned pro-gamers,” said Min-Liang Tan, CEO and Creative Director, Razer. “The Naga Epic is also one of the most comfortable mice we’ve ever designed, with 3 interchangeable side panels that ensure an ideal fit for various hand sizes and grip styles.”
The end result is a mouse that not only provides a personalized level of comfort, but with its dual wired/wireless functionality and unique MMO-optimized multi-button thumb grid also lets gamers fully immerse in their favourite MMO games knowing they have the full range of character abilities at their fingertips.
Razer Naga Epic
About The Razer Naga Epic
This high-end MMO gaming mouse is an advanced version of the original and award-winning Razer Naga, combining wireless functionality, ergonomic form factor, a customizable backlight glow, and 17 MMO-optimized buttons, making it truly epic.
The Razer Naga Epic MMO gaming mouse allows gamers to easily organize their character abilities for any game by enabling them to fully remap and assign programmed macros to all 17 buttons. With three interchangeable side panels for optimal fit designed for various hand sizes and grip styles, the Razer Naga Epic allows gamers to quest, raid, or PVP in comfort for hours on end. The true gaming-grade wireless connection on the epic mouse also allows gamers a greater variety of movement without any sacrifice of mouse control or accuracy, with zero downtime as the mouse charges while in wired mode.
Razer Naga Epic
Price: US $129.99 / €129.99
Razerzone.com –November 2010
Worldwide – November 2010
* 17 Fully-programmable MMO-optimized buttons (including 12 button thumb grid)
* Wired/Wireless dual mode capability
* Three interchangeable ergonomic side panels
* Charging dock (also functions as a wireless receiver unit)
* Unlimited character profiles with AddOns
* Optional MMO-specific software AddOns
* 16 million color backlight illumination
* 5600dpi Razer Precision™ 3.5G Laser Sensor
* 1000Hz Ultrapolling™ / 1ms response time
* Approximate size: 116L x 77W x 41H (in mm)
* Battery Life: 12hrs (continuous use); 72 hours (normal gaming usage)