Mionix Naos 5000
Modern gaming mice strive hard to achieve a high level of personalisation allowing the user to ‘make the mouse their own’. Mionix have clearly tapped into this concept with extensive lighting options, adjustable weights, changeable polling rates and dpi and up to five different profiles stored at one time.
In appearance, many parallels can be drawn between the Mionix 3200 and the new Naos 5000 not least the default green lighting (the six integrated LEDs can be swapped to a range of different colours if the green doesn’t take your fancy). Both feature the same smooth, grippy rubber coating and a total of seven buttons albeit only five of them being programmable on the Mionix; all can be customised on the Naos.
The customisation of these buttons is less restrained too with commands not solely limited to a predefined list – any key/mouse command/personalised macro can be set via the downloadable software.
The buttons are incredibly responsive and require the perfect amount of pressure to be applied in order to activate them: neither excessively stiff nor overly wobbly. The scroll wheel has a smooth feel to it and the rubberised surface is a worthwhile upgrade.
Whilst on the subject of the button configuration, the (default) dpi buttons allow swift adjustment in three different steps right up to the maximum of 5040. Each step corresponds to the set of three LEDs at the side of the Naos distinguishing each setting apart just in case the mouse speed wasn’t immediately obvious.
A favourite word among gaming mice manufacturers is ‘ergonomic’: ergonomic design, ergonomically placed buttons, ergonomic shapes. Essentially all they are saying is that the design is such to prevent discomfort and maximise productivity or ease of use. In this respect, the Mionix Naos 5000 excels allowing one’s hand fitting perfectly around the mouse.