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Mionix Naos 5000 review

Verdict:

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.

Review Date: 21 Jun 2010

Price when reviewed: £60

Supplier: http://www.scan.co.uk

Reviewed By: Kat Orphanides

Our Rating 4 stars out of 5

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.

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