Mionix has completely flipped the script since their last submission to our labs. While the Naos, their pervious submission, was all about the feature set, the mouse body was where that design shined. With all the mice to hit our labs, it is rare that you find one that accepts and tends to every finger on the hand, and it is then able to keep the entire hand on the mouse. Not only does it make the Naos very comfortable to use, but taking the hand entirely off the mouse pad, it also reduces friction and made the Naos very easy to use for precise controlled movements, even as the DPI neared the 8200 mark.
The idea this time around was to deliver all of the same level of software and components, but the exterior of the mouse has completely changed. Where thumb and finger rests once were, there are now concave sections to the side of this new contender. Even the top of the mouse, where the palm of the hand will rest, has been changed. Rather than a bulbous egg shape of the Naos, the roofline has been chopped, leaving the top of this new mouse much better for a relaxed finger tip grip or a claw grip. What sets this new submission apart from a lot of other mice is that Mionix cares about the "lefties" in the world, and designed this to be ambidextrous.
While there is still plenty we could discuss about this new Avior 8200 mouse from Mionix, we will be saving most of it for later in this review. Up front, it isn't very often that we get ambidextrous mice, and for our left handed readers, this may be exactly what you are looking for. As for the right handed users out there, of course this may be the perfect fit for you as well.
Stick around and find out if the new Mionix Avior is capable of taking on mice like the Steel Series Sensei RAW that is in use daily at the lab, and better yet, if the Avior is designed well enough to be chosen over the vast selection of "normal" mice as well.