News

CES 2012: Razer shows off new gaming mouse, goes to the cloud

Posted by: Nathaniel at 1/10/2012 12:59 PM
When the infamous 6-thumbed Zoobrians from PEGI 18 finally attack Earth, we'll be ready because Razer is using CES 2012 to announce a new gaming mouse called the Razer Naga Hex gaming mouse ($79.99 - in stores in March).  Its main feature is six large mechanical thumb buttons optimized for action RPGs and MOBA games.  It will also support up to 250 clicks a minute, so go ahead a slam a pair of 32oz Red Bulls without worrying that your increased dexterity and reaction time will be too much for your mouse to handle.  The Razer Naga Hex gaming mouse also comes with an ergonomic shape and interchangeable thumb rests, and it will be Synapse 2.0 enabled.
 
What's that?  You don't know what "Synapse 2.0" is?
 
Synapse 2.0 is Razer's new cloud-based unified driver and peripheral management software, now available for download.  It even supports brand new games like Star Wars: The Old Republic along with Razer's Blade gaming laptop, and the aforementioned Naga Hex gaming mouse.  To learn more visit raxerzone.com/synapse2.
 
For even more details, follow the jump.



PERFECT YOUR LAST HITS WITH
RAZER NAGA HEX GAMING MOUSE


Razer releases all-new gaming mouse with six thumb buttons designed for MOBA, action-RPG and hack and slash games pwnage

Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Nevada – January 10, 2012 – Razer, the world leader in high performance gaming hardware, is taking your intense arena battling and frenzied hack and slash gaming to the next level with the Razer Naga Hex MOBA/action-RPG gaming mouse. Inspired by the award-winning Razer Naga MMO gaming mouse’s 12-button thumb grid, the Razer Naga Hex features six large thumb buttons optimized for the user interfaces found in action-RPG and MOBA games.

Excitement in the world of gaming is heating up with the rise of the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) genre, with games like the critically acclaimed League of Legends.  Games that throw champions into a ring to arm themselves, level up, and duke it out against one another while defending massive super structures.

Six mechanical buttons optimized for MOBA/action-RPGs
Enter the Razer Naga Hex, designed with six mechanical buttons to specifically bind the spells, abilities, items, and other invaluable commands in MOBA games like League of Legends for faster and easier actuation.  With a mechanical key infrastructure that requires less force to actuate, you gain the edge in speed over enemies, attacking before they can react. The Razer Naga Hex is also perfect for obsessive clicking in hack and slash games.

High performance buttons up to 250 clicks a minute
Since both the RPG and MOBA game genres require intensive clicking, the Razer Naga Hex’s buttons are constructed with special switches for a performance of up to 250 clicks per minute – perfect for pro-gamers with lightning fast reflexes. Don’t worry about hyper-clicking though, as the Razer Naga Hex utilizes switches that are good for up to a whopping 10 million clicks.

Ergonomic shape and interchangeable thumb rests
The Razer Naga Hex is designed with an ergonomic curvature that fits your hand comfortably. The placement of the six thumb buttons has also been perfected over countless design reiterations, and validated by MOBA pro-gamers to ensure you’re getting the best game control and grip. 3 interchangeable thumb rests of different heights are included so you get the best comfort and grip that suits you. This is especially important for reducing strain during lengthy gaming sessions at home or at highly competitive tournaments.

Synapse 2.0 enabled
The Razer Naga Hex will also be Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled – this means the mouse is installed with the world’s first cloud-based storage software that automatically saves all user custom mouse settings and profiles to a cloud server. These settings can then be accessed from any computer, with any Razer Naga Hex, ensuring that the mouse is ready for use instantly, and setup just the way you like it.

“I love RPG and MOBA games.  And I believe that having the right abilities available is the difference between slaying enemies and winning, or dying a miserable death and having your character wiped in hardcore mode,” said Robert ‘RazerGuy’ Krakoff, President, Razer USA. “That’s why we designed the Razer Naga Hex – we believe that the six mechanical thumb buttons are going to help gamers stay ahead of the competition with the best ergonomic control.”

About the Razer Naga Hex Gaming Mouse
The Razer Naga Hex is perfectly suited for pro-gamers and fans of the MOBA/action-RPG game genres.  It is primed with six mechanical thumb buttons for the exact number of controls necessary to suit the user interfaces of those games. Bind your skill-bar or inventory grid to the six buttons for faster, more comfortably efficient access to your full range of powers as you take the competition down.

Price: $79.99

Availability
Razerzone.com : 10 January Pre-orders open, Ship End January
Worldwide : In stores March 2012


Product features:
  • 6 MOBA/action-RPG optimized mechanical thumb buttons
  • 11 total programmable buttons
  • Special switches in buttons for up to 250 clicks per minute
  • 10 million click life cycle
  • Ergonomic curved design
  • Razer Synapse 2.0
  • 5600dpi Razer Precision 3.5G Laser Sensor
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response time
  • Approximate Size : 116mm/4.57” (Length) x 78mm/3.07” (Width) x 42mm/1.65” (Height)
  • Approximate Weight: 134g/0.30lbs
  • For more information about the Razer Naga Hex, please visit www.razerzone.com/hex
For more information about the Razer Naga Hex, please visit www.razerzone.com/hex
 
RAZER SYNAPSE 2.0
ROLLING OUT TO GAMERS NOW


Razer’s cloud-based storage software Synapse 2.0 comes out of beta, with added support for more Razer peripherals

Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Nevada – Jan 10th, 2012 – Razer, the world leader in high performance gaming hardware is bringing their cloud-based unified driver and peripherals management software, Razer Synapse 2.0 out of beta.

Razer Synapse 2.0 is now available for download to the public and currently supports the Star Wars: The Old Republic gaming peripherals by Razer, the Razer Blade gaming laptop, Razer Naga HEX action-RPG/MOBA gaming mouse, and the award-winning Razer Naga MMO gaming mouse.  Razer Synapse 2.0 is designed as a unified driver, so settings for Razer products are conveniently accessible through one single program instead of through separate and multiple drivers. Razer will continue to add support for more of Razer’s legacy and upcoming products.

“I’m proud of what we’ve done with Razer Synapse 2.0 – its value added for gamers who use Razer products.  We’ve made it easier for them to have the custom settings for their Razer peripherals stored in a cloud so they spend less time setting up and more time doing what they should be doing, gaming,” said Robert ‘RazerGuy’ Krakoff, President, Razer USA.

The new Razer Synapse 2.0 software is built on next-gen, cloud-based technology to give gamers full access to all their peripheral hardware settings, anytime, anywhere at tournaments, LAN centers, at home and at the office.  Gamers will be able to take their Razer Naga HEX and any other supported peripherals to a LAN center and instantly sync their personalized custom settings simply by logging into Razer Synapse 2.0. Pro-gamers will be able to access custom settings while using Razer peripherals provided by a tournament host; so they spend less time setting up controls and more time gaming. As a unified driver for all upcoming Razer products, Razer Synapse 2.0 also automatically downloads game add-ons, and firmware updates as they become available, ensuring Razer devices are always updated and in optimum condition for winning.

Availability:
For more information on product compatibility and the launch of Razer Synapse 2.0 please visit: http://www.razerzone.com/synapse2.



About the Razer Group:
Razer™ is the world leader in high performance gaming hardware. Founded in 1998 with its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, the company has offices in nine cities around the globe.  Used by the most demanding professional gamers who compete in global tournaments, Razer provides gamers with the unfair advantage of cutting-edge technology and award-winning design. We live by our motto: For Gamers. By Gamers.™

Learn more at www.razerzone.com