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Mionix Naos 5000 Gaming Mouse Review

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Elton 20th March 2010, 04:43 Quote
It's still quite a splash, If it was half that price and for sale in the states, I might consider it.
Fozzy 20th March 2010, 04:47 Quote
Looks cool. I'd pick it up if it was wireless. Google time!
Fozzy 20th March 2010, 04:48 Quote
looks like it's wired only from their website : ( The search continues...
Shadowed_fury 20th March 2010, 04:49 Quote
Interesting, will keep my eye on this one for sure!
Jipa 20th March 2010, 07:29 Quote
I really like my Naos. Yes, the price is steep, but it sure feels like a quality product and fits my hand perfectly.
stonedsurd 20th March 2010, 08:04 Quote
Looks almost exactly like a Steelseries Ikari Laser.

Which means it probably feels great :D
GravitySmacked 20th March 2010, 08:14 Quote
Not a bad looking mouse and I like the look of the software GUI.
SchizoFrog 20th March 2010, 09:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by stonedsurd
Looks almost exactly like a Steelseries Ikari Laser.

Only if you mean in the manner of how all mice tend to look the same. It's black and has buttons, thats about it as far as I can see.

Anyway.... I like the look of this mouse although it looks like something Batman would throw at someone. I would say while the shaped moulding may suit some, others may find it more than uncomfortable.

It also seems to be following the current trend of products giving you more than you need and costing a fortune while doing it. £30-£40 is more than enough to get a fantastic mouse.
rickysio 20th March 2010, 11:57 Quote
Still sticking with my DeathAdder, but that's mostly because I have no $$ to upgrade. :(

It should feel better - the DA is now too small for my hands.
Invectus 20th March 2010, 12:54 Quote
swedish stuff,

got it love it buy it
Redbeaver 20th March 2010, 14:53 Quote
that sounds pretty great actually.

but hard to shift from a Razer fanboi :(
Fizzban 22nd March 2010, 09:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by rickysio
the DA is now too small for my hands.

Have your hands grown then?
TSR2 22nd March 2010, 16:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by Fizzban
Have your hands grown then?

Or the mouse has shrunk...
GravitySmacked 22nd March 2010, 21:03 Quote
I never realised mouse shrinkage could b e a problem.
scott_chegg 6th May 2010, 22:49 Quote
It's great. Was looking for a new mouse and after reading this review and a few others on the web decided to splash out. Great to use and the software is nice too.

Well worth that extra bit of cash!
MiT 8th September 2010, 13:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by scott_chegg
It's great. Was looking for a new mouse and after reading this review and a few others on the web decided to splash out. Great to use and the software is nice too.

Well worth that extra bit of cash!

Just ordered one too, my first gaming mouse!!

By the way its now £49.99 on play which includes free shipping. Same price as the Logitech G9x from Amazon.co.uk.
stan 18th September 2010, 05:07 Quote
I agree with the previous comment the Naos 5000 shape does borrow heavily from the Ikai Laser, with a dedicated resting place for all 5 digits of your right hand, it should be very comy for those who like using a palm grip.

5000 dpi, this is getting crazy, I'm wondering how much higher these dpi settings are gonna go ? Remember the Intellimouse Explorer v3.0, it made do with a dpi of 450 which makes me wonder if all this is just dpi business is just hype
mikemorton 30th January 2011, 11:45 Quote
I loved my Razer DeathAdder, but the Naos 5000 is the new king as far as I'm concerned.

It took me half a day to feel reasonably comfortable using it and a full two days before the adoption process was complete.

It's so comfortable to use it's unreal, and it goes without saying that's it's ultra-precise.

After experimenting with various weights I decided to leave them out altogether. But it's a good feature for those who are used to heavier mice or prefer a more weighty feel.

The ability to make three levels of adjustment on the fly is a massive plus point.

I still have the DeathAdder plugged into my PC (my son uses it to play games - he has small hands), but I wouldn't want to switch back.

I'm using the Naos 5000 in conjunction with a Razer Exactmat - and as far as I'm concerned this is a perfect match.

However, the Naos does not like all mouse mats - even high-end ones.

Its performance was dismal when used on a Razer Ironclad, while the DeathAdder's performance was stellar on this metal gaming surface.

In fairness to the Naos, there is a surface scan function, and the Exactmat returned an "Excellent" score, while the Ironclad was only "Average", so expecting it to perform well on the Ironclad was always going to be unrealistic.

And a Mionix soft mat returned the same "Average" score, so you really do have to finetune the surface if you want the very best results.

The one thing that could really elevate the Naos 5000 even higher though would be the ability to reposition the thumb buttons like the Razer Imperator and Cyborg R.A.T.

They are positioned slightly too high for my hand - and my muscle memory occasionaly lets me down by thinking "DeathAdder".
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