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Mionix Naos 8200 Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:52 am
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Mionix

Final Thoughts


Mionix isn't just trying to put their name in lights with a slogan like "light-years ahead of the game". The 8200 has to be one of the most well-appointed mice I have tested to date. Now I am not going to even attempt to say I can feel the speed difference of the ARM processor over other offerings I have tested, but like any tech-head, I love the latest and greatest my money can offer me. With the Naos 8200 there just wasn't anything to dislike. While I did have issues lifting the mouse, I just adjusted the DPI higher to allow me to not have to lift it anymore. Everything else that Mionix put together in the Naos 8200 just works, and works well.


On top of a mouse that is so well equipped, the Naos 8200 is one of those mice that caress your hand as you use it almost effortlessly. I experienced no tracking issues with the sensor, I found no issues with the LOD or it cursor wandering as I lifted the mouse, nor did I really need to step outside of the plug-and-play configuration of the mouse. One thing I did notice though is that there is a decent power draw required for the Naos 8200 and my keyboard pass-through port isn't powerful enough for the PC to even recognize this mouse. As with anything I buy, I want to have full control of the options, and the software you have to visit the site to get is just as good as the Naos 8200 it supports. With full control of all the aspects that will make life easy for various games, along with profile slots to allow you to set individual games, you can also do Macros in a very simplified way that shouldn't intimidate even novice Macro programmers. Plus once you get all of the finer details out of the way, you still have the four LED lit components of the mouse to play with along with 16.8 million color choices to set up the Naos 8200 exactly as you like it.


As for the Ensis 320 black gaming pad that I received with it, well it is a bit small for my personal tastes, and the edge isn't as smooth as I would have liked it to be, but it does offer a great surface to track the Naos on. Something that plays back to the software is the S.Q.A.T. tool. While I tested five mouse pads, including this, most of my cloth mats scored an 8 or a 9, but the Ensis 320 was the only one to score a 10. I don't have any other aluminum surfaces at this time to check against, but I was able to detect during use that the Naos 8200 was slightly more accurate and was a smoother glide against the PTFE feet.


The Naos 8200 in my opinion is worth every penny of the $89.99 MSRP that Mionix is asking. It is super comfortable in the hand, whether a traditional grip or claw grip, it just fits and is very easy to maneuver around. The Ensis 320 is a little pricey with the MSRP set at $39.99, but I was able to find it in the wild cheaper. Combined for one of the most accurate and pleasurable mouse experiences I have had in a while, this kit will set you back near $130 if you go with the MSRP listings, but think about how much you use a mouse. Considering most of you are now typing on a $150 mechanical keyboard because it is much nicer to use, what about your right hand in games, it just has to push a brick through the mud? Not with Mionix.


The kit they sent along is something I would not only recommend, but if I had to I would buy another for my other PC and likely give these as gifts to those closest to me.



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