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Today we'll be taking a look at three of the four Star Wars-branded Razer peripherals: the Naga-variant mouse, the double-sided mousepad, and the lightshow headset. At list prices of $139.99 for the mouse, $129.99 for the headset, and $49.99 for the mouse let's hope that there is more to these peripherals than the lights and symbols. To find out for sure, read on.

It's certainly a little late but the review is finally posted over at Bjorn3D, written by yours truly, so feel free to take a look and offer some comments if you are so inclined.
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These look cool, but they're way overpriced imo.
     
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I think they look good but thats about it, for that price you can do better.

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Leave it to ea to milk franchises as hard as they can.
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Leave it to Razor to milk EA's franchises as hard as they can.


There fix it, even tho I own a razor mouse and like it, I think Razor overprices their products, you can most times find an equal product cheaper. But Razor does know how to make gorgeous peripherals tho.

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I was helping a friend install this earlier this week. This game has had a horrible launch. Server is always down and it requires a rather beefy computer to play smoothly on max settings.
 
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I have both a Naga and Naga Epic and am considering picking up the Star Wars variant. These are IMO the BEST MMO mice out there and once you get use to the hotkeys on the side, arguably the most functional for any game. I cannot see myself going back to a standard mouse after having one. I paid 79 for the Naga about 2 years ago and 129 for the epic back in september. Build quality on both is superb and cant see them not lasting me another few years.

Now if the SWTOR keyboard would get in stock somewhere....
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I was helping a friend install this earlier this week. This game has had a horrible launch. Server is always down and it requires a rather beefy computer to play smoothly on max settings.
Servers were wonky the last two days because of a major patch. Other than that the servers are rarely down outside of Tuesday mornings for maintenance. And yeah, with the new high texture options, you need some horsepower. How is that a negative? This is OCN after all
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Leave it to ea to milk franchises as hard as they can.
Uhh. In situations like this Razor pays EA to make them... Fair chance it was Razor's idea, since SteelSeries had the WoW endorsement.
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I have both a Naga and Naga Epic and am considering picking up the Star Wars variant. These are IMO the BEST MMO mice out there and once you get use to the hotkeys on the side, arguably the most functional for any game. I cannot see myself going back to a standard mouse after having one. I paid 79 for the Naga about 2 years ago and 129 for the epic back in september. Build quality on both is superb and cant see them not lasting me another few years.
Now if the SWTOR keyboard would get in stock somewhere....
My understanding was that the SWTOR Naga did NOT come with changable grips, just the default. That was a dealbreaker for me. However, as for the best MMO mouse, go take a peek at the new Cyborg M.M.O., I'm really considering it.
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My understanding was that the SWTOR Naga did NOT come with changable grips, just the default. That was a dealbreaker for me. However, as for the best MMO mouse, go take a peek at the new Cyborg M.M.O., I'm really considering it.

I don't mind not having the grips on my Naga but I couldn't justify the higher price for the epic if it didn't have them and only added wireless so I can see where you come from with that. I looked at the Cyborg as well but it seems more complicated than necessary. I may order one and do a side by side review for some MMO players. Also, it doesn't do much for my decor which I like to keep simple and modern. The Naga Epic with it's rotating LED colored lights matches nicely with the rainbow stobe I have setup on my alienware m14x where as the OG Naga goes nicely with my desktop since all lights are blue LEDs in and out including the Lycosa keyboard.
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However, as for the best MMO mouse, go take a peek at the new Cyborg M.M.O., I'm really considering it.

I must say... The MMO7 was quite possibly the worst mouse I've ever tried to use. The button placement is.... Less then stellar. And that's being as nice as I can about it. I stopped by my local computer shop and thought that it'd be awesome (As I have, and love the RAT 7), and found it had been returned... Who knew why? Well. I know now. Within 6 days I had returned it, and the staff there informed me that it was in fact, not a functioning mouse, but a truly amazing art deco piece (They kid of course, but the point is the same). The issue is simply that they tried to shove too many buttons onto a mouse, and your natural resting position happens to make it so that you accidentally hit the thumb-directional pad on the left, and the button on the right at nearly all times, and you can't even grip the mouse to pick it up to continue scrolling in a way. I also had an issue with the "Dual head" laser, where it would skip a few inches over every so often. It let a tank die ): I was a sad panda.

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Great Article, nice to see such an in depth review with full specs of everything! I found it very helpful, especially since I like heavy mice, and light (and comfortable) headsets tongue.gif Definitely helped a bunch!

Just a quick fix, on the intro, it says " At list prices of $139.99 for the mouse, $129.99 for the headset, and $49.99 for the mouse..." May want to add pad, to that last mouse. Had me scratching my head looking for a second mouse for a bit redface.gif.
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