Mionix Naos 5000

Mice, Peripherals

Mionix Naos 5000

With the Saiph 3200, perhaps one complaint could have been that the two furthermost right fingers were left trailing; this is not the case with the latest Mionix peripheral with defined mouldings for both fingers to be placed upon.


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The integrated weights system consists of a small tin of eight 5g weights giving a total of 40g extra weight. Personally, I prefer a lighter mouse, so tend to remove most weights from a mouse when I have the option. Still, a reasonable number of other gaming mice use a similar system so it’s obvious that gamers do like different weight classes of mouse.

Installing the weights is very easy though: a locking switch, when pressed upwards, opens one (of two) compartments housing up to four of the 5g weights. The small grooves on the weights mean that they slot easily into place and replacing the cover locks them into place.


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The four large Teflon feet are located around the outside of the undercarriage, giving the mouse an impressively smooth glide over most surfaces.

Looking more specifically at the sensor, the response time of 1ms and a tracking speed of 5.1m/sec (200ips) is reasonably comparable to the CM Storm Sentinel Advance which has specs of 1ms and 6.0m/sec (235ips).


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However, despite having only 64kB of inbuilt memory, the CM Storm gaming mouse is superior in several other departments: 8 programmable buttons to the Naos’ 7; maximum acceleration of 50g to Mionix’s 30g; and a maximum dpi of 5600. In truth, these differences probably aren’t particularly noticeable when physically using each mouse, but on paper at least the Sentinel Advance gets the nod.

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Last modified: May 11, 2014

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