Mionix Naos 3200 Reviewgotdamojo06 - October 26, 2010
» Discuss this article (5)
To properly test the Mionix Naos 3200, I will be testing it from four different aspects: speed; comfort; precision and customization. To test the speed of the mouse, I will rate how fast the cursor is able to move across the screen. To test the comfort of the mouse, I will rate how comfortable it is to use. The precision of the mouse will be rated by in-game sniping ability rated by the number of head-shots. For the last rating, I will be rating how well you are able to customize the mouse to fit your needs. The Orochi mouse will be tested as a wired mouse.
- Processor: Intel i7 920
- Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P SE 1366
- Motherboard: MSI X58 Platinum
- Memory: 996805 Redline PC312800 6-8-6-24 1600MHz
- Video Card : XFX HD 5870 1GB
- Power Supply: Mushkin 800 watt modular power supply
- Hard Drive: 1 x Seagate 1TB SATA
- Optical Drive: LG DVD-RW
- OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
- Case: NZXT Beta Evo
- Mousepad: OCZ Behemoth Regulator Mousepad
- Mouse: Mionix Naos 3200
- Mouse: Cooler Master Inferno
- Mouse: WarMouse Meta
- Mouse: Choiix Cruiser
- Mouse: Razer Orochi
- Mouse: Razer Naga
- Mouse: Razer Imperator
- Mouse: Mionix Naos 5000
- Mouse: Logitech G500
- Mouse: OCZ Behemoth Double-Laser Gaming Mouse
- Mouse: Razer Diamondback 3G Gaming Mouse
- Mouse: Microsoft Intelimouse
First up is the speed test, which will be rated on a scale from 1-10. I will be moving the mouse from the top left corner of the screen to the lower right corner. A 10 rating would represent lightning fast, while a 1 would be equal to a snail moving across your screen.
The comfort test is going to be rated by how comfortable and natural the feel of the mouse is to the hand, using a 1-10 point scale, where a 10 represents your hand is in heaven, while a 1 is equal to the feeling of being caught in a badger's jaws.
In the precision test, I will be gaming using Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and using the Barrett .50cal. I will rate the accuracy on a 1-10 scale, where 1 would represent no headshots and a 10 would mean all headshots.
Lastly, we have customization. To grade each mouse on this test, I will see exactly how well you are able to change the buttons of the mouse, as well as how easy it is to adjust the DPI resolution levels on the fly while you are in a game. A 10 would mean you can easily change your DPI settings in the game and have full control over changing the buttons using the software. The Microsoft intellimouse received a 1 score in this benchmark due to the fact that there is no ability to customize the mouse outside of the standard customizations Windows allows (double-click speed, pointer speed, wheel speed, etc.).
The Mionix Naos 3200 received a nine in the speed test due to the fact that while it was able to move across the screen very quickly at 3200 DPI, it was unable to beat out some of the other mice which are coming in close to 6000 DPI (even though those speeds are way too fast for myself). During the comfort testing, the Naos 3200 received a perfect ten. This is due to the fact that the mouse does give me the ability to rest my hand on the mouse in a way that almost seems like I am just setting my hand on the desk. The Naos 3200 has room for all five of my fingers on the mouse itself, my pinky is no longer dragging along next to the mouse while I am gaming. The Naos 3200 is also covered in a rubber coating to keep my hand from slipping off the mouse when it begins to sweat during a long intense gaming match. In the precision test, I was able to get an average of 90% head-shots because of how comfortable and natural it felt to have my hand resting on the mouse. The DPI settings also came into effect in not being too fast or slow when I moved the mouse across the screen. The customization testing is where the Naos 3200 began to slack. I was only able to honestly give it an eight. I was disappointed in the fact that the software limited me to only 3 DPI settings, you could not change the LED colors like its big brother the Naos 5000, and you were also limited to ten Events in the Macro programmer.