Thoughts on the Naga Epic Chroma

Discussion in 'Mice and Surfaces' started by stabbarella, Dec 19, 2014.

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  1. homeBabyBlueever499

    homeBabyBlueever499 New Member


    I love my Naga mice. I have two classics, a 2012 and I just bought a Epic Chroma. The 2012 is good but it had an issue where, if plugged into my Mac at boot, it makes the Mac think the control key is pressed, so I cannot enter passwords into the EFi FileVault login.

    So I bought a Epic Chroma. I like the speed and fluidity, but I am having two major issues:

    1) The 12 pad is not laid out in an arc like earlier Naga nice. The key layout is square. This means I am constantly pressing 9 instead of 6. I really preferred the more natural arc button design as a thumb moves in an arc as you move it up and down. I am not sure why this design decision was made.

    2) The buttons on the 12 pad are so easy to click that when I go to move the mouse to the right, or tilt the scroll wheel to the left, I am pressing a 4 or a 7.

    Is anyone else running into these issues? Do they go away with practice?
  2. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I don't have the Naga Chroma edition, but I do have a Naga 2014, and if I understand correctly I think they are the same form factor, just different lighting.

    As for the keys, my hand is much smaller, so I don't even use the 10, 11, 12 keys. I can't reach them without twisting my wrist a bit and letting go of my right click button. However, I have accidentally clicked 1, 2, 3 while trying to move the mouse around if I need to pick it up and adjust, for whatever reason. (for me it's 1, 2, 3 because that's where my thumb rests in order for me to efficiently reach the L/R click buttons. lol

    Once I started playing WoW with the mouse, it helped. I was able to learn a few adjustments in how I hold the mouse and use it so that I don't hardly do that anymore, but there was certainly a learning curve. Not that it helps you at all, but hopefully you're able to find a way to minimize your issues as well.
  3. homeBabyBlueever499

    homeBabyBlueever499 New Member

    Yeah, a good example for this issue for me is the 4 button. If i rest my hand on the mouse and put my thumb over 4, as if I were to press it, and then move my thumb "upwards" it arcs and is now between 6/9. so I press both sometimes, or usually 9.

    If I do this on a classic naga, my finger ends up perfectly over 6. Then it is just fwd/back adjustments per row.

    Also, the new mouse is missing the little nub on the 4/5/6 keys for orientation without looking.

    I'm kinda bummed. Like the rest of the mouse.
  4. homeBabyBlueever499

    homeBabyBlueever499 New Member

    Here is a photo of the two layouts. You can see the classic has an arc to the keys and layout.

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  5. HaltusKain

    HaltusKain Well-Known Member

    I'm just sad they did away with the three interchangeable side panels, making the pre-chroma Epics functionally superior.

    The only thing that makes the chroma edition stand out is that it uses chroma technology.

    So... they traded function for a aesthetic gimmick... not a good trade, IMO.

    Fortunately pre-chroma Epics are still available from other retailers - those take the cake for Razer's best mouse IMO.
  6. homeBabyBlueever499

    homeBabyBlueever499 New Member

    I agree, I am going to keep this, but I won't be buying any more of this new design
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