You may remember Razer's Naga Hex mouse from last year, when it was introduced as a derivative of Razer's Naga MMO mouse, albeit with fewer buttons. You see, the "Hex" part of the name refers to the six buttons embedded along the left side of the mouse, intended for use as hotkeys during action-RPGs. The latest Hex retains the same uses as its former incarnation, but now it's aimed specifically at the approximately 32 million League of Legends players worldwide. Of course, those six side buttons are programmable using Razer's Synapse 2.0 software, and Razer's promising 250 clicks per minute (that's quite a lot of clicking, we're told). The same 5600dpi 3.5G laser sensor drives the Naga's precision, which shows up lag-free on your screen thanks to a thread-wrapped USB wire. Take a closer look at Razer's latest branding effort below, and head to Razer's online store should you like to snag one for yourself -- it's available now for $90, and even comes with a free LoL champion (Tryndamere). Head past the break for all the details, straight from Razer.
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RAZER AND RIOT GAMES LAUNCH LEAGUE OF LEGENDS COLLECTOR'S EDITION PRODUCTS
Engineered Specifically For League of Legends, New Razer Peripherals Help Give Gamers An Advantage In The Most Popular Video Game Today
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CARLBAD, Calif. – 5 March 2013 – Razer™, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, today announced a partnership with Riot Games to produce official Collector's Edition peripherals for League of Legends, the world's premiere PC gaming title.
As the only mouse on the planet optimized for Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) gaming, the Razer Naga Hex features six large, mechanical thumb buttons and a custom League of Legends logo and detailed rune script on its scroll wheel. Gamers can pair the mouse with a League of Legends-branded Razer Goliathus mouse mat designed to enhance swift movements during the fast-paced lane wars across the Summoner's Rift. Both products come with an in-box code to unlock one of the game's champions and skin*, and they are now available at www.razerzone.com/league-of-legends.
"We're ecstatic to be able to bring to market peripherals that are custom-designed for domination in the most competitive e-Sports title today," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. "Partnering with Riot Games is a step forward for hard-core PC gamers everywhere. We have been strong supporters of the League of Legends scene since its inception and continue to sponsor some of the world's top teams."
Razer currently sponsors defending World Champions Taipei Assassins, as well as Counter Logic Gaming, Evil Geniuses, and Korean power-houseKTRolster, making Razer the peripheral brand of choice by most in the professional gaming circuit.
More images of Razer-sponsored League of Legends Teams.
With 32 million active monthly players online, League of Legends has taken the PC gaming world by storm. In terms of hours-played-per-month, League of Legends is the most played video game in the world today.
*In-box codes available in North America, Europe and China. To redeem code, visit www.razerzone.com/gettryndamere.
About the Razer Naga Hex League of Legends Collector's Edition:
Gear up with the right items and dive into combat fearlessly with the Razer Naga Hex League of Legends Collector's Edition MOBA and action-RPG gaming mouse. In place of the award-winning 12-button thumb grid MMO gamers have come to love with the Razer Naga, the Razer Naga Hex features 6 large thumb buttons optimized specifically for MOBA and action-RPG user interfaces. Spells, abilities, and items from these games can be mapped directly onto the 6 thumb buttons for extraordinary game control.
Validated with some of the top MOBA pro-gamers in the world, the Razer Naga Hex's 6 thumb buttons are constructed with a mechanical key infrastructure to provide faster key actuation. This allows you to attack quicker than enemies, which can make all the difference in high-pressure battle arenas.
U.S. $89.99 / EU €89.99
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• 6 MOBA/action-RPG optimized mechanical thumb buttons
• 11 total programmable buttons
• Special switches in buttons for 250 clicks-per-minute
• 10 million click life cycle
• Ergonomic curved design
• Razer Synapse 2.0
• 5600dpi Razer Precision 3.5G Laser Sensor
• 1000Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response time
• Approximate size : 116 mm / 4.57 in. (l) x 78 mm / 3.07 in. (w) x 42 mm / 1.65 in. (h)
• Approximate weight: 134 g / 0.30 lbs.
For more information about the Razer Naga Hex League of Legends Collector's Edition, please visit www.razerzone.com/licensed-and-team-peripherals/league-of-legends-razer-naga-hex/.
About the Razer Goliathus League of Legends Collector's Edition:
The Razer Goliathus League of Legends Collector's Edition gaming mouse mat is engineered to exceed the exacting demands of the world's top professional gamers. Its slick speed-enhancing surface blends high acceleration with razor-sharp responsiveness to give gamers the fastest, smoothest glide while maintaining lane domination.
U.S. $19.99 / EU €19.99
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• Slick cloth weave for unbridled speed
• Anti-fraying stitched frame extends mat durability
• Pixel-precise targeting and tracking
• Rubber base for a secure grip on smooth surfaces
• Approximate size : 355 mm / 13.98 in. (l) x 254 mm / 10 in. (w) x 3mm / 0.12 in. (h)
• Approximate weight: 188 g / 0.41 lbs
For more information about the Razer Naga Goliathus League of Legends Collector's Edition, please visit http://www.razerzone.com/licensed-and-team-peripherals/league-of-legends-razer-goliathus-speed-edition/.
About the Razer Group:
Razer™ is the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems. Founded in 1998, with its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, the company has offices in nine cities around the globe. Used by the most demanding professional gamers who compete in global tournaments, Razer provides gamers with the unfair advantage of cutting-edge technology and award-winning design. We live by our motto: For Gamers. By Gamers.™
For more information, please visit http://www.razerzone.com/.
About Riot Games
Santa Monica, California-based Riot Games aspires to be the most player-focused game company in the world and was established in 2006 by a couple of entrepreneurial gamers who believe player-focused game development can result in awesome games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, to critical and player acclaim. Over 32 million gamers play League of Legends every month. For more info about Riot Games visit www.riotgames.com. Get started playing League of Legends at signup.leagueoflegends.com.
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