Mionix Naos 3200dpi Gaming Mouse Review


A Star is Born

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  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent

  • Mionix Naos 3200 Gaming Mouse
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  • Last modified: September 12, 2014

Review Summary:

For around $60 you get a great gaming mouse that's also useful for productivity and has one of the best ergonomic feels around.

Nearly everyone who uses a computer also lays their hands on a mouse most of the day.  If you have your choice of hand-rodent, then why not get one that is suitable for both gaming and productivity, and has a great ergonomic feel?  Many “gaming-grade” mice usually don’t have the great ergonomics of a comfortable office mouse, but Mionix fills the void with their NAOS 3200dpi Laser Gaming Mouse.

The marketing people at Mionix must share the same love for astronomy as myself, as they were inspired to name this mouse after one of the brightest super-giant stars in the Milky Way galaxy.  Although it is 1400 light years away and is large enough (100 times larger than our Sun) to create comet tails and huge clouds of auroras visible from Earth.

This is pretty much what’s in the box, and that’s all you need.

I know you people didn’t come to this review to get an astronomy lesson, so we’ll jump right into the features and specifications of the Naos 3200.

  • Truly ergonomic design
  • Grip friendly rubber coating
  • 7 buttons (7 programmable)
  • 3 steps in-game dpi adjustment
  • Configurable dpi up to 3200 dpi
  • Adjustable polling rate
  • Built-in memory
  • Large teflon feet
  • Gold-plated USB connection
  • Full speed USB 2.0 with Plug n Play
  • Cable length: 2 m (braided for durability)
  • Compatible with all kinds of surfaces
130.84×84.72×38.67 mm / 5.15×3.33×1.52 in
Netto (w/o cable): 99 gr
Netto (cable incl.): 152.2 grSENSOR SPECIFICATION

  • 3.5mm lift distance
  • 1 ms response time
  • 6469 frames/sec
  • Tracking speed: 1 m/sec (40 ips)
  • 5.8 megapixels/sec image processing
  • Acceleration: 15 g
  • True 16-bit data path
  • 3200 dpi gaming LED-optical sensor

The box is rather nice, and has magnets embedded in the bottom flap to keep it closed

On the next page we open the box and take the Naos for a test drive…