Mionix Naos 5000 review

Probably the most expensive gaming mouse we've seen, the design and specs are impressive, but we can't see most gamers getting their money's worth.

21 Jun 2010
Mionix Naos 5000
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
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Mionix's 5000 gaming mouse has a matt, non-slip upper surface and a comfortable, ergonomic design. By default, the two buttons behind the scroll wheel allow you to adjust the mouse's resolution and a pair of thumb buttons on the side of the mouse make for handy gaming shortcuts.

If you want full control of the mouse's configuration, you'll have to download software from Mionix's site. 128KB of memory is built into the mouse itself, so you can store macros, and use them on any PC.

The mouse is practically weightless out of the box, but it comes with customisable weights. We like heavy mice, so were happy to put them all in. Even fully weighted, the mouse felt almost frictionless as it glided across our neoprene mouse mat. Its 5040dpi maximum resolution translates every input precisely, but we couldn’t detect any great improvement over more common 3200dpi devices.

The Naos is lovely, but isn't a huge improvement over gaming mice half its price. It’s a very serious gaming mouse – and you'd have to be very serious to spend this much money on it.


Rating ****


Mouse type laser
Mouse buttons 6
Vertical scroll wheel yes
Tilt wheel no
Clickable wheel yes
maximum mouse resolution 5,040dpi
Mouse battery none
Connection wired
Connectivity USB
Extras 8x 5g weights

Buying Information

Price £60
Supplier http://www.scan.co.uk
Details www.mionix.net

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