Mionix Naos 3200 Reviewgotdamojo06 - October 26, 2010
Category: Input Devices
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Have you been looking for a new mouse for your gaming setup? Maybe the mouse you have now is giving you an uncomfortable ache while you're sitting in front of your computer - gaming for hours and hours on end. Well if that's the case, you are going to want to find an ergonomic mouse that is going to fit perfectly in your hand and give you support while you are sitting there killing your friends, zombies, aliens or whatever enemies are in the game you are playing. To help with that, Mionix has released the Naos 3200 gaming mouse. This mouse comes with an ergonomic design that is going to be able to comfortably support your hand while you are gaming. Just as important to a gamer as comfort and feel are customization and the overall look of the mouse you are going to be using for hours a day. Well, Mionix understands this and has given you a great looking mouse that you are able to customize to your liking by being able to reprogram all of the buttons found on this mouse. I am excited to see how the Naos 3200 is going to be able to compare to its big brother, the Mionix Naos 5000 as well as others out on the market.
Looking at the front of the package for the Mionix Naos 3200, you are going to see a large image of the Naos 3200 with the Mionix logo printed in the bottom left hand corner of the package with the slogan "LIGHT-YEARS AHEAD OF THE GAME -MIONIX.NET" printed below. Along the left edge of the package is where you are going to find the Naos 3200 Logo printed and on the opposite edge is where you are going to find a short description of the mouse: "High Performance Gaming Mouse". When you take a look at the back of the package, you are going to see the Mionix Naos 3200 logos printed along the top, with an image of the mouse with all of the key features highlighted such as the seven programmable buttons, 3200 dpi optical-LED sensor, customizable LED light system and much more. You are also going to get a quick model overview, technical specifications and sensor performance. When you open up the package, you are going to see the Minoix Naos 3200 presented in a very elegant way. The entire inside of the package is made up of a black cardboard while the mouse is displayed through a molded plastic casing to keep it protected. On the top of the lid, you will see a short paragraph explaining how Mionix came up with the Naos name, which is named after the star Naos that happens to be a blue super giant and is one of the brightest stars in our galaxy.
When you pull the Mionix Naos 3200 out of the packaging, you are going to see that it looks identical to the Mionix Naos 5000 that I reviewed earlier this year. The overall design for the Naos 3200 is for a longer, more flat mouse than most mice on the market. You are going to get many ergonomic features such as molded support all over the mouse for all of your fingers, including your ring and pinky fingers.
Taking a look the Mionix Naos 3200 from above, you are going to see that there is a scroll wheel placed in the typical spot and you will find two extra buttons located directly behind the scroll wheel that can be programmed (via the Naos software) to carry out any function. The bottom of the mouse is where you are going to find the 3200 DPI optical-LED sensor that can capture up to 6469 frames per second and that also has a 1ms response time. The USB cable that connects your Naos 3200 to your computer is two meters long and is braided to increase the durability of the cable. It does use full speed USB 2.0 Plug n Play as well as having a Gold-plated connection.
As I mentioned before, you are going to see two buttons positioned directly above the scroll wheel on the Mionix Naos 3200. These buttons can be programmed to carry out any function that you may want them to. However by default they are going to control the DPI setting profiles that you have setup in the software. There are also two buttons on the ledge that your thumb rests on. These two are also fully programmable.
Now that we know exactly how the Mionix Naos 3200 was packaged and what it looks like, it is time to get the software installed and see exactly what settings we can change.