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    Default Is anyone using a Razer Naga and a Nostromo?

    I've heard nothing but good things from friends regarding the Nostromo, I also keep hearing good things about the Naga.

    I love the idea of using both but I want to make sure there aren't any incompatibilities before I pull the trigger.

    I am looking at the Belkin n52te version of the Nostromo as it seems to have much higher reviews than the Razer version, it is also less expensive.
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    Read the reviews, I know the Nostromo gets 1 star for being worthless.

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    I got both and enjoy using both alot. I rather have a G13 than a nostromo though its way better i cant seem to find one in any store. The mouse takes a while to get used to.
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    I use a naga - it's pure awesome sauce. Took me about a week to get used to it but I love it now and can't recommend it enough.

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    I never really understood the Nostromo. It's pretty much a less-featured keyboard with a dpad and a button or two for the thumb-- I'd rather have at least one hand right on the home keys, ready to chat.

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    Plus, I have tiny hands (for a male,) so that makes the super gigantor size of the Nostromo borderline painful to use for more than an hour.
    Last edited by Vanwaros; 01-30-2011 at 04:01 AM.

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    I use a Naga. It does take some getting use to, but its alright. If it wasn't for my employee discount, I wouldn't buy it again though.
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    I tried to use Belkin's Nostromo, but came to the conclusion that either, (a) I couldn't figure out a configuration I was happy with or, (b) I was so trained to use a keyboard I couldn't train myself to use a Nostromo.

    I also tried the Naga and felt tepid about it. I'll just stick to my G9x until I decided to get the RAT7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanwaros View Post
    I never really understood the Nostromo. It's pretty much a less-featured keyboard with a dpad and a button or two for the thumb-- I'd rather have at least one hand right on the home keys, ready to chat.
    Think of it as a controller for games that need more than x/y/a/b buttons.

    The point is that you can have all your ability keys close to your hand. On a regular keyboard it's quite hard to press anything beyond 6 or so with your left hand while still moving around. With the Nostromo you move around with the little dpad type thingy using your thumb while being able to reach all your abilities (or macros) with your other fingers. If you also use a Naga then you have twelve more abilities on your right hand, at least half of them in convenient thumb range. I don't own either myself, but after seeing this in action, I'm considering getting both devices (or alternatively a G13 instead of the Nostromo). I hate playing MMORPG characters that only use three or four skills most of the time. There are roles where this is viable, it's just something that I don't enjoy very much.

    Neither device is made for when you want to chat. You still have your regular keyboard for that.

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    i use both and love them.

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    I used a Naga for about.......a day before I took it back.

    As for the Nostromo, never used it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deputy View Post
    I used a Naga for about.......a day before I took it back.
    Yeah it's definitely something you need to try. I'm lucky in that I can reach 1-6 on the Naga comfortably, 7-9 quite well, and 10-12 easily if not comfortably. So I'm probably getting one. There aren't many mice that I think are comfortable, so I was genuinely surprised when I got a chance to try a Naga and it worked.

    The Nostromo is similar, I've seen both the Nostromo and the G13 and they feel quite different, I can easily see how someone who is comfortable with a G13 couldn't use a Nostromo at all and vice versa.

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    I have a Belkin Speedpad and nothing is better for PVP. For PvE it doesn't really matter if you use a keyboard or not as you dont have to be as quick using action and moving at the same time. You just cant beat using your thumb to move and strafe while freeing up all your fingers for actions. You don't have access to as many different action quickly on a regular keyboard.

    That being said. There IS a learning curve to get used to it and figuring out the optimal way to setup the buttons takes quite a bit of time and testing.

    I had a Naga for about 2 days before it completely stopped working. A quick google search revealed Nagas breaking for no reason all the time. For the price of that thing I expected much better quality. I returned the Naga and went back to a regular mouse.
    Had the Naga not broken, I think I still may have returned it. The thumb keypad buttons are so tiny and close together that you really can't use them all reliably. Even with the little 'nubs' they include in the package to train your fingers, those tiny buttons are way too crammed together. I would rather have a mouse that has 6 buttons spread out farther that I could easily distinguish than the 12 they cram in on the side.

    If you really want to PvP I recommend the Belkin n52te just because moving with your thumb and quickly hitting 24 or more actions can't be beat. If you only PvE you probably wont miss it though. The Nage may be ok for you, or you might be like me and unable to use all the keys (or the thing might break after a day or two). I would try one out first.

    That being said. Does anyone know of a good mouse with 6 extra buttons or so besides the regular mouse buttons?

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    I've used a Razer Naga for over 6 months now in everything from PvP in Aion and WoW, to competition tournament level play in FPS's like Call of Duty: Black Ops etc.

    The only thing I can say for it is completely positive. While it has a bit of a learning curve, the included trainers (small silicone pads to raise the buttons) help you grow accustomed to the keys easier and more quickly.

    One future Razer product I plan to pick up on ship date is the Razer Anansi. It is an MMO-driven keyboard with a unique button modifier design for increased performance in macro keys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony` View Post
    I got both and enjoy using both alot. I rather have a G13 than a nostromo though its way better i cant seem to find one in any store. The mouse takes a while to get used to.
    G13 is great, just don't try to use the joystick for anything important and you're good to go.

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    i use an n52 for all pc games and i love it. it took a while to get used to and new key configurations take an hour or two maybe tops now, but it's comfortable and i can go from typing back to playing instantly with no fumbling.

    my wow set up for my n52 works flawlessly with rift with little rebinding of keys(and theyre the same changes i have to do in wow).

    naga looks awful.

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