Mionix Naos 5000 Reviewgotdamojo06 - April 14, 2010
Category: Input Devices
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Are you in the market for a new mouse for your gaming setup? When you are looking for a new mouse for gaming, not just any mouse will do; us gamers have a certain set of features that we are looking for so that we can sit in front of the computer for hours and be comfortable while fragging. Not only do the looks of the mouse count but the way that the mouse is constructed and fits inside of our palms could be the difference between winning a match or being gunned down. Just as important as the looks and feel of the mouse is the level of customization you have over your mouse, we all want to make something unique and our very own. Mionix just may have the perfect gaming mouse to satisfy you and your gaming needs with its Naos 5000 gaming mouse. I am very excited to see how well the Mionix Naos 5000 gaming mouse is going to compare to the others on the market in all aspects of a mouse.
The packaging for the Mionix Naos 5000 is quite unique looking compared to any other mouse that I have ever seen. The whole color scheme of the packaging is completely black with white and green print, giving it a very sophisticated feel to it. The front of the package has a large image of the Naos 5000 displayed in the center with the name off to the left hand side and the description "High Performance Gaming Mouse" off to the right. The bottom left hand corner of the package is where you are going to find the Mionix logo with the slogan "LIGHT-YEARS AHEAD OF THE GAME" printed below it. When you flip to the back of the package, you will find a whole bunch of specifications and features of the mouse and the sensor. There is also another picture of the mouse on the back that gives you a description of all the buttons on the mouse. When you open up the package, you are going to see that the mouse is displayed in a nice clean way that shows you the mouse as well as a nice little storage box that looks a lot like a mint tin. On the under side of the top flap, you will get the reasoning for the name, Naos, which is the name of the brightest star in our galaxy.
Once you get the mouse pulled out of the packaging, you will get to take the first glimpse at the overall design of the Mionix Naos 5000, which is designed to keep your hand comfortable while you are using it. The Naos 5000 has a short, flat, and longer design to it, this is going to allow you to just lay your hand down on top of the mouse and have a more relaxed hand positioning during your gaming sessions or during casual usage.
The top of the Naos 5000 has five buttons that can be used during usage; the two normal right and left clickers, you have the scroll wheel clicker as well as a pair of up and down arrow buttons sitting behind the scroll wheel. By default, the arrow buttons are going to change the pre-set DPI setting profiles, there are three of them. The side of the mouse is where you are going to find two more buttons sitting right next to the thumb groove, these buttons by default are going to allow you to go forward and backward in your browser. Sitting right in front of these two buttons are three LED lights that are going to indicate which DPI setting profile you have selected.
When we take a look at the bottom of the Mionix Naos 5000, you will notice that the Mionix logo is printed around the laser sensor to give it more of an aesthetic appeal; Mionix Naos 5000 is printed at the top of the mouse with the tag line "High Performance Gaming Mouse" printed below it. On either side of the laser sensor, you will notice two covers that can be removed; when we look under the cover, you will notice that there are slots that allow you to adjust the weight of the mouse by adding up to four weights to each side of the mouse, allowing you to customize the feel of the mouse.
The container that is packaged with the Naos 5000 that looked like a mint tin is where you are going to find the eight weights to customize the weight of the mouse. They are packaged nice and neatly inside the container with a rubber holder to keep them in place and display them in a clean way. The top of each weight has the Mionix logo etched into it and the bottom of each of them does display the weight of each of them, which is 5 grams.
Now that we know exactly what the Mionix Naos 5000 looks like, it's time to take a look at software that comes with the mouse and see exactly what we are able to customize.