The original Naga Hex from Razer was a mouse that was like no other; it featured a plethora of buttons on the left hand side of the mouse instead of the usual two buttons. This mouse would be known as the mouse for MMOs and be pushed heavily as such.
The Hex v2 is pretty much the same as Razer’s original Naga but they have swapped out the twelve button 4×3 grid for a seven button wheel with a thumb rest in the middle. The Naga could often be quite a complex mouse to master, so the Naga Hex v2 is a nice middle ground to ease yourself into a mouse with a mass load of buttons at your disposal. Supposedly intended for the MOBA scene, the reduced button configuration looks like it is aimed at the genre which is similar to MMOs but usually requires less abilities to be used from the keyboard, thus less buttons on the mouse.
When it comes to design, the Naga Hex v2’s body shape is identical the latest version of the Naga, the Naga Chroma. It features the bulky, more heavyset style which is favoured for better controlled grip. Like a lot of gaming mice on the market, it is designed for right handed gamers (sorry lefties) with the “hex” wheel on the left side and only comes in a wired option with no wireless version available or announced.
On the right side, there is a ledge that allows you to rest your ring finger on, with other designs in Razer’s catalogue usually sloping straight off. From a comfort point of view, the ledge works nicely at supporting your unused fingers. As a whole the Hex v2 is comfortable with your hand naturally resting with curved matte black design and the ledge for your fingers, but only if you normally use a palm grip. Claw grippers might not get along with the mouse as it is designed for your thumb to readily near the wheel, where the weight of your palm is on the rest of the body. As claw grippers only use the tips of their fingers, you won’t be in the best position to use the wheel.
The usual buttons are found in the places you would expect. The scroll wheel is 4-way directional which is clickable horizontally and directly underneath are two more smaller buttons set up as the DPI switcher. On the opposing side to the wheel there are no buttons, which makes sense when you need stability on that side to be able to use the wheel properly. With 7 buttons, you may be thinking the Naga should not be called the Hex, but I am guessing Razer’s marketing team decided the Naga Hept or Heptagon probably did not sound as sexy.