Drew Turney June 10, 2012
Razer Naga Hex, $109.95.
The sweet spot in a gaming mouse is tiny - you need a lot of functionality in a very uncomplicated product.
There are some standards among gaming mice but also many variations for movement such as aim, strafe, run, jump and all. A good one can make all the difference to your score. Comfort is more important than in any other office or consumer use, because you'll be manipulating it almost all the time and executing a lot of precise, timely manoeuvres. The Logitech G400 feels better in the hand and the matte surface makes it more non-slip than the slick body of the Naga Hex.
A lot of manufacturers make the mistake of trying to make gaming mice look like weapons or vehicles out of a Transformers film - all sharp edges and straight lines.
They look cool on the box but comfort counts more.
Even though the G400 doesn't look all that much in comparison with the Naga Hex, it's far nicer to hold, with its curved lines.
The Naga Hex has 11 programmable buttons, six of them on the side under the thumb in a hexagon (hence the name), while the Logitech merely has forward and back thumb buttons, a clickable scroll wheel and three buttons to adjust the screen resolution on the fly.