Razer upgrades Naga Chroma sensor to a whopping 16,000 DPI

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If you had to encapsulate computing marketing in a single phrase, you could easily say it was a numbers game. More gigahertz and gigabytes means something is better right? That same sort of theme is true in peripherals too, with the PR men always looking for that number to sell their products on. When it comes to mice, that number has often been DPI.

It should come as no surprise as we go through generation after generation of mice, that we’ve reached the point where sensitivities as high as 16,000 DPI are being touted by some peripheral makers. In this case, its Razer, which has updated its NAGA Chroma mouse to support the ludicrously high DPI.

This is the same “5G” laser sensor that Razer has been putting in its high-end Mamba wireless and Tournament Edition mice, making it usable on just about any surface and giving the ability to adjust its sensitivity in one DPI increments.

While there are certainly arguments to be made that 16,000 DPI is excessive and unneeded, the important point to take from the Naga’s ‘upgrade’ is that this allows for more customization. People that like super high sensitivities can now really crank it up with this mouse, just as those that like lower sensitivities can. And they can do it in minor increments, making it perfect for your personal preferences.

It is also important to remember that some people nowadays — the rich few — are gaming on multiple 4K displays, which by their very nature require more movement to cover. 16,000 DPI might still be overkill with a triple-4K setup, but it is certainly more viable.

On top of its DPI options though, the Naga Chroma also has the same RGB lighting choices available to it and all of its many buttons for customization and macro mapping. It’s a versatile mouse that is now more so. It’s also available for $80, making it one of the cheaper, high-grade gaming mice out there these days.

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