Mionix NAOS 5000 Laser Gaming Mouse
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- Truly ergonomic design with support for all five fingers
- A unique weight tuning system for an optimal weight distribution
- 5040 dpi laser sensor - remarkable tracking performance built for gaming
- Bring your settings and recorded macros with you stored into one of the 5 profiles
- Completely Plug n Play, software needed only for configuration
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Mionix NAOS 5000 Gaming Mouse for PC A passioned hunt for perfection has come to an end. Mionix Naos 5000 has seen its first light of day. Get ready to meet a gaming mouse with an incredible ergonomic comfort and stunning technology that offers an outstanding gaming experience. Mionix Naos 5000 features a new innovative weight tuning system for an optimal weight distribution of the mouse, carefully selected high-end components and leading laser technology. Stunning features such as adjustable lift-distance, 5 onboard profiles, extensive macro settings and customizable LED-lights give you the opportunity to customize the mouse exactly to your liking. his prominent gaming mouse is named after the star Naos, a blue super giant and one of the brightest stars in our galaxy. Naos means “ship” and is enough powerful to create comet tails and huge clouds of auroras visible from Earth. Naos is constantly moving away from its original position in the constellation of Vela and it spins about 100 times faster than our sun. Since its birth it has covered a distance of 400 light-years. No one knows exactly why Naos has such a high rotation speed, but an explanation to this phenomenon lies in the gravitational interaction between many other stars.
From the Manufacturer
A passioned hunt for perfection has come to an end. Mionix Naos 5000 has seen its first light of day. Get ready to meet a gaming mouse with an incredible ergonomic comfort and stunning technology that offers an outstanding gaming experience. Mionix Naos 5000 features a new innovative weight tuning system for an optimal weight distribution of the mouse, carefully selected high-end components and leading laser technology. Stunning features such as adjustable lift-distance, 5 onboard profiles, extensive macro settings and customizable LED-lights give you the opportunity to customize the mouse exactly to your liking.
A Star Is Born
This prominent gaming mouse is named after the star Naos, a blue super giant and one of the brightest stars in our galaxy. Naos means "ship" and is enough powerful to create comet tails and huge clouds of auroras visible from Earth. Naos is constantly moving away from its original position in the constellation of Vela and it spins about 100 times faster than our sun. Since its birth it has covered a distance of 400 light-years. No one knows exactly why Naos has such a high rotation speed, but an explanation to this phenomenon lies in the gravitational interaction between many other stars.
The super giant's prime characteristics of speed, power, and brilliance were the inspiration for the Mionix Naos 5000.
Truly Ergonomic Design
Naos sports a truly ergonomic design with support for all five fingers. The rubber coating ensures a maximum grip for peace of mind during heavy, all-out gaming sessions. 7 programmable buttons can be assigned to any key command or macro, with an adjustable polling rate that's switchable in-game.
S.Q.A.T: Surface Quality Analyzer Tool
The Naos mouse utilizes the Surface Quality Analyzer Tool (S.Q.A.T.) to measure the tracking quality on a certain surface, ensuring optimal tracking and mousing on most surfaces.
Mionix Naos 5000 is completely Plug-and-Play, with no drivers or software needed for normal use. Use the included software for configuration for your specific gaming needs, but no driver installation is required to use the Naos 5000.
Built-In Memory for Custom Settings
Bring your settings and recorded macros with you with the Naos 5000's 128k built-in memory. Use the included software to customize every aspect of your mouse to fit your play style, then carry your profiles with you to use anywhere, on any machine.
Customizable LED Light System
Personalize your mouse with your favorite colors. Make your mark at your next LAN event with custom illumination settings.
- Sensor Type: Optical LED
- Sensitivity: 5040 DPI
- Lift Distance: 3.5 mm
- Response Time: 1 ms
- Frames per Second: 12,000 frames/sec
- Tracking speed: 5.1 m/sec (150 ips)
- Image Processing: 10.6 megapixels/sec
- Acceleration: 30 g
- Data Path: True 16-bit
Top Customer Reviews
I was trying to find the perfect mouse for my machine. I went out and bought a Razer Deathadder, which is a very nice mouse, but I figured if I'm spending 50+ on a mouse I might as well shop around. I also went to Best Buy and bought a Razer Imperator. That mouse is pretty incredible too, with 5 way custom dpi switching and an easy profile button on the bottom of the mouse to swap between load outs on the fly. I was happy with both but stayed with the Imperator because of the on-the-fly dpi switching (incredibly useful). I was content until I found out about the Naos 5000. There are no Imperator vs Naos 5000 reviews on the web, so I had to pick one up to try it. I'm so glad I did.
The Imperator is a comfortable, more traditionally shaped mouse. The thumb grove takes a minute to get used to, but I found it very comfortable. The ability to change the placement of the side buttons up and down is also useful. The downside of the thumb grove is the shiny plastic it's made of, which makes your thumb very sweaty. 5700dpi, 1000hz polling, 5 way dpi settings and multiple profiles make this a great mouse. Also, the scroll wheel on the Imperator is superior to the Naos. And that pulsing blue glow is trance inducing.
The reason I decided on the Naos is because of one thing: comfort. This is the most ergonomically designed mouse I've ever had the chance to land my hand on. The entire mouse is covered in that matte rubberized plastic like Razer mice (no shiny sweat-inducing plastic). The feel is akin to the SteelSeries Ikari but better. This is a great mouse for those people that prefer a heavier mouse because of the custom weights included with the Naos 5000, I personally like my mice light so that was a non-factor in my decision. The dpi light indicator is great mid game for reminding you what setting you're on, although it's only 3 way switching. The sensor is a little less capable (5040dpi vs 5700dpi), but you will honestly NEVER notice the difference. Anything past 4000 dpi, even at low sensitivity is too fast. The ability to change the light color is really cool, it'll keep you busy for weeks.
The difference really comes down to the comfort level. The Naos 5000 is simply the most comfortable mouse money can buy. I wish someone would have written this review so I wouldn't have spent around a month and a half with a tight budget testing mice, but it was worth it. The Razer products are great, but I'm taking as many precautions as I can to stop Carpel Tunnel, and this mouse feels incredible.
I had a deathadder before I got this sleek mouse and the three biggest problems I had with it were: my fingers were longer than the buttons, I couldn't grip the sides because it was slick plastic, and there was nowhere for my ring finger and pinky to rest so it would drag on the mouse pad. The naos fixes all of these and more!
If you're worried about it being totally rubberized, don't be; this is the best material I have ever felt on a mouse: slick when you want it to be and grippy when you need it. The added weights on the 5000 make this mouse feel a lot sturdier and heftier, but it's up to you if you like that. It goes without saying that this mouse tracks like a pro, and the software you need to download works very well and is easy to use. (Make sure to download the latest software AND firmware for the naos over at mionix.net)
The only con's I have are really minor gripes such as: when it arrived, the feet looked a little scratched, it's kind if easy to get the mouse dirty, and it took me the longest time to figure out how to open up the weight covers. For anyone else having issues, you have to push hard on the switches all the way until the covers pop open. If you feel like you have pushed far enough but the flaps aren't open yet, keep pushing, I used my fingernails to coax it to the end.
Current Mouse Pad: SteelSeries SX.
Current Mouse: Mionix 5000 (have owned an used this mouse for almost 6 months)
Grip Type: Palm
Build/Construction Quality (7/10) - Everything lines up, joins are even and the base is level. The backlighting for the logo has started not working for some colours after less than 6 months of use - not essential but makes me wonder whether the mouse might soon suffer the same fate! The weight system requires a bit of effort to use and the locking mechanism is a bit crappy, however most people won't keep changing the weights..
Materials Quality (6.5/10) - Some of the plastics used feel cheap i.e. the base of the mouse and the weight system doors and locking mechanism. Also the DPI and Side buttons feel cheap (quite clicky and have a tiny bit of lateral movement even when the buttons are not depressed). The top of the mouse is a nice rubberised plastic although this starts wear where the palm and fingers rest on the mouse (this is probably expected).
Comfort (9/10) - No radical changes needed here... Ergonomics - shape of mouse and location of buttons is perfect. I think simply improving the quality of the plastics would make this 10/10 for comfort. The scroll wheel is wide with a nice rubberised grip, it is nice to use although it has recently started squeaking when it is turned.
Software (9/10) - Software is reasonably intuitive. The Mionix is very customisable with the ability to setup up to 5 different profiles. Creating and/or recording macros is easy and these can be added or removed from profiles.
Price (6.5/10) - This is an expensive mouse, I don't mind paying top dollar for computer peripherals but the quality has to reflect the price and I simply don't think this is the case here.
- The mouse has four decent sized gliding feet, which no doubt improve glide performance and allow mouse to accelerate evenly across the mouse pad.
Wish list for future revisions of the Mionix 5000 mouse:
- Improved weight system and ability to add more weight. Suggest use of a cartridge system similar to many logitechs.
- Improve quality of buttons (Side & DPI buttons only) - use logitech G5 as a reference.
- Retain existing Scroll wheel design although ensure this remains squeak free!
- Improve quality - LED shouldn't stop working after less than 6 months, this could likely be the result of a poor solder joint.
- Improve some of the materials. I think that the base should be made of a thicker higher quality plastic and the left and right sides should be made of a a thicker texturised plastic. This will add to the base weight of the mouse which I don't think is necessarily a bad thing.
- Retain existing shape of mouse and the location the buttons - this is already perfect.
I bought this mouse primarily to be used for playing multiplayer FPS (Battlefield), but it still had to be usable as an everyday mouse. Does it achieve this, the short answer is Yes. It is an excellent mouse for FPS and is also quite capable as an everyday mouse. It's definitely one of the most comfortable mice on the market, although don't be surprised if it takes you a while to get used to it! If this mouse stopped working tomorrow, I would probably buy another one.
Overall, I think Mionix is on to a winner with this mouse! I look forward to future revisions of this mouse...
Please let me know if you have any specific questions regarding the mouse and I will try and answer asap. Thanks.
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