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Mionix Naos 5000 Review



To properly test the Mionix Naos 5000, I will be testing it on 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 handle. 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.

Testing Setup:


Comparison Mice:


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 extreme discomfort.



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 easily 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 Intelimouse received a 0 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 5000 received a 9 in the speed test for while it was very fast and can be set to have up to 5040 DPI (which is very fast and would only be used in everyday usage on a very large monitor or set of monitors), the Logitech G500 was just a little bit faster at 5700 DPI. When it came down to the comfort testing, the Naos 5000 got a 10 due to the fact that it is probably the most comfortable mouse that I have ever used. Not only does it have nice curvatures to support your fingers and thumb while you are gaming and provide enough room to keep your entire hand on the mouse, but it has a more gentle slope for your palm, giving it a more relaxed feel. Not to mention that the outside of the mouse where your hand sits has a non-slip rubber coating on it to help keep your hand and fingers in place just like the Razer Diamondback 3G has, which is a feature that I absolutely love. The precision test resulted in a score of 8, because I was able to keep my hand nice and relaxed during the game and not have to worry about moving the mouse very far when it was set to 2970 DPI (nice quick-but-not-choppy setting). The customization for the Mionix Naos 5000 is where the mouse went well above and beyond the competition; not only were you able to customize all seven of the buttons on the mouse and make sure that you were able to change the DPI settings, you are also able to create five profiles that you can switch through that can all have separate settings. Where Minoix went above was with the customization of the mouse by allowing you to change all four of the LED lights on the mouse to all the same color!

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Configuration
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing
  5. Conclusion
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