Mionix NAOS 5000 mouse review -
We've been telling this over and over again, testing a mouse is a subjective matter. Each person has different hands, different preferences and a different usage. So I've been using the mouse for a couple of days now just to check out how well I like it in gaming and normal desktop usage. Personally I'm still using the good old Microsoft Trackball Explorer series. So darn precision... why are good trackballs not made anymore anyhow?
Overall we think this is a great mouse though. It's aesthetically pleasing, sits well in the hand and with the adjustable weight system you can give it the perfect preferred feel.
If you feel the need for programmability, you can do so with the mouse application software. Playing games then. The mouse is responsive, very responsive in Battlefield Bad Company 2, you easily navigate through everything in the field. Once you reach your enemy and get into a shootout you'll quickly cycle to a lower DPI level so you can aim a little more accurately. Selection of the DPI works nice and fast.
In the very same game when you need to snipe very precisely, you simply toggle down to the lowest DPI settings (if you prefer) and easily snipe with the mouse again -- success. The mouse works really well in games where you need to make fast decisions and move around quickly.
The programmability of the mouse is nice as well; say you play Anno 1404 (an RTS) what you consistently do with your left hand is navigate though the screen. You can now assign that function to say the scroll wheel (pressed) and browse though the playfield much more easily, again, all options.
So the response time and accuracy certainly feel good as well. The laser optical engine combines high precision movement with light weight, making the mouse easier to move quickly and repeatedly.
Now I'm not a professional gamer, but with all the gadgets and fine tuned features I'd say this mouse makes a great one alright.
Oh and of course for generic desktop usage the mouse is easy to use, navigate and work with. Not problem. The mouse itself is just on par with everything. Pretty much all buttons are positioned just right.
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?