Mionix NAOS 5000 mouse review -
The Profile Manager
The Control Software - The Profile Manager
Incorporated with the mouse is an application that will allow you to some extent program the mouse. The software is fairly easy to understand and use and not at all a Pandora's box.
The best thing about the software is that you can record macros. Macros are a series of pre-defined actions. In games this can give you a big advantage.
The first screen allows you to program the buttons with a dedicated function. The standard stuff really, more important is the next screenshot.
DPI sensitivity can be switched between three levels with the DPI switch button, and then assigned to profiles, five of them. What I like is that each preset can be configured to your preference as well. You can take the DPI level up to a whopping 5040 dots per inch per axis.
Macros - Why would you need a macro? Say you need to load a certain weapon and equip it with a silencer, usually you have to click your keyboard keys 3, maybe even 5 times before that weapon is armed and activated. With the software you can record such actions. And with the press of a button within milliseconds that weapon is now loaded. The sky is the limit here. You can save multiple (five) macros so you can use specific key-combos for each profile. Once set up, the software works well; and the only thing you need the software for is making macros for games.
There is also a color setting tab that allows you to configure the LED colors on several locations. So you want blue, purple, yellow, red whatever... it can be configured.
Mionix is a Swedish company that has been around for a couple of years and as such, for a company of their stature it will be difficult, but they'll try to compete with companies such as Logitech and Razer. Mionix tries to do things differently and desires to be a leading brand in the gaming market. Today we test their high-end gaming mouse, the Mionix NAOS 5000. Let's get the e-peen specifications out of the way first; the Naos 5000 is equipped with seven programmable buttons, 5040 dpi laser sensor, 1ms response time, 40,000MHz sampling rate and a tracking speed of 5.1m/sec. Numbers yeah... but do they uphold what they claim?