Mionix Naos 3200 Reviewgotdamojo06 - October 26, 2010
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Once you get the Mionix Naos 3200 software downloaded from Mionix's website here and installed, we can begin to go through the software to get everything setup. The first screen that you are going to come up to is the Mouse Settings page. This is where you are going to be able to change basic features of the mouse. You are going to be able to change the Double Click speed from Slow to Fast; the Scroll Speed from one to six either by page number or by line number and you are also going to be able to change the Pointer Acceleration from Low to High. You are also going to see an image of the mouse with numbers next to every one of the buttons on the mouse. This is where you are going to be able to change the functions of each button. You are going to have your default commands such as Left Click, Right Click, Scroll Click, Forward, Back, DPI up, DPI down, and DPI poll. You are also given Scroll up, Scroll down, Single key assign, Assign recorded macro and Disable Button. If you click the Single Key Assignment button, you are going to get a pop up that lets you just press the key on your keyboard which you want to be assigned to a mouse button. You then click the OK button on the pop-up. You are also going to be able to assign a recorded macro you have created using the Mionix Macro Editor which I will show you later.
The next screen that we come to is the Custom Settings page. This is where you are going to be able to change the DPI settings up to 3200, the Pointer Speed from one to 11, the USB Polling Rate from 125Hz to 1000Hz and the LED Effects to either on or off. The DPI settings have three DPI Steps, 1 to 3 and have their own LED color to let you know what setting you are on just by looking at the mouse. Red LED would mean DPI Step 1, Green for Step 2 and Blue for Step 3. You are only given three choices for the DPI settings; 800 DPI, 1600 DPI, and 3200 DPI.
After the Custom Settings page, comes the Macro Settings screen. This is where you are going to be able to create a macro within the Mionix Naos 3200's driver software to be assigned to a button on your mouse. To do so, all you need to do is click New Macro at the bottom of the screen, type the name for the Macro then click the Start Record button off to the right hand side of the screen. As soon as you click Start Record, any key press on the keyboard is saved to the Macro to be performed from a single click of your mouse button. You are allowed up to ten Events. Keep in mind that a key press consists of both the press and release of the key that needs to be recorded. So in reality, you can only record five keys.
The final page of the Mionix Naos 3200 driver software is the Support page. This screen is where you are going to get Internet links to the Minoix Online Support page as well as a link to check for updates to the software that you currently have installed on your computer. Under the button for Check for Updates, you will see it says "Current software version: 1.07" which at the time of the review is the most up-to-date version of the software.
Now that the Minoix Naos 3200 is setup and configured to the way I like it, it is time to take a look at the specifications and features of the mouse, then continue on to the testing.