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The magnet clamps are integrated properly. I’ve used it for a few months and did hot-swap these plates on-the-fly. I never had any issues with it. You’ll never feel or know if it is swappable unless you clip it out. The seamless integration matters a lot.
Grip Design and Gaming Experience
The mouse design feels to be more geared towards palm and claw users. But the mouse feels a bit awkward to lift and place to the center of the mousepad. This was very apparent when I was playing Quake Champions since most of its maps have a series of closed corridors and limited space when playing 5 vs 5 or a deathmatch. The only map where I didn’t have that issue is with ‘The Longest Yard’ map. Same when playing Overwatch. I recommend getting a large size mousepad to pair up with the Razer Naga Trinity 2018 mouse.
I would have liked if the weight of the mouse felt more ‘centered’ have the ring finger grab its right side. The way you grip the mouse on the left changes according to the plate, all the more reason the ring finger should grab the mouse, instead of resting on it.
Sliding and Surface Response
Vertical and horizontal sliding is smooth on the cloth and hard cloth (RGB pads) surface. The scroll wheel has deep bumps. And in my situation, it took time to ‘break in’ after a very long time of use. Eventually, it becomes smoother. Since the scroll wheel has horizontal clicks, the mechanism probably needs that to differentiate itself from vertical scrolling. No complaints about the optical sensor, though for people playing in 1080p-1440, anything more than an 1800 DPI is an interesting experience.
Naturally, the modularity will cost money. But at the time of writing, it is cheaper than the 2014 version and the Razer Naga Chroma.
Modular= unbalanced weight?
The Razer Naga Trinity mouse with modular components and additional horizontal scroll click adds weight. The weight feels off-centered, or maybe its because I am resting the ring finger on the top, against on the sides in conventional mouse designs. Interesting…
I just feel it makes sense to add this modularity to its Deathadder variants. This is because of the design of the mouse that most people are used to, irrespective of the mouse they previously used. The learning curve would not be steep as the Naga Trinity. Deathadder allows you to grab the right side of the mouse with your finger and pinky (“little finger”?)
The shape of the mouse and its influence over two-switch mode
The wrist rest area feels inadequate when using the two-button side plate grip. When you rest your thumb in a position to reach both switches easily, the bottom of your wrist doesn’t feel it has a support of the mouse’s surface. This also depends on the size of your hands. Mine is 7.5-inch x 4-inch.
That feeling exists because of the Naga Trinity’s base side, under the wrist rest that has a ‘lifted’ design. Traditionally, mouse wrist rest goes all the way down.
No shortlist of options to consider. Therefore…
If you are inexperienced with the Naga series of mice, there is a learning curve. For a long time Razer Naga users, The Naga Trinity is something they might want to look at. If you need to swap between two sideplates, it is not as if there are multiple choices out there. There’s no shortlist of options for such mouse. You will make the decision if you have the experience with Naga designs and want modularity to not swap between two mice designs because of the MOBA 12-button side grip that’s not ideal with another use case, including non-gaming.
- Optical Sensor
- Modular sideplates
- Build Quality
- Actuation of all buttons are top-notch
- Vertical (left/right) switches on the scroll wheel
- Matte finish mouse
- The absence of the ability to grab the right side of the mouse with the ring finger
- Slippery Thumbgrip on the two-switch plate
- Deep bumps in the scroll wheel
— Hardware BBQ (@HardwareBBQ) December 19, 2018