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23-06-2015


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Review and testing of gaming mouse Mionix AVIOR 8200 and pad Mionix Sargas 320

Someone said: "Сonsistency is a feature of mastery." And, following this wise proverb, we continue to acquaint you with the products of the young Swedish company Mionix, which has already established itself as a manufacturer of high-quality gaming peripherals.

Mionix AVIOR 8200

This article is devoted to the gaming manipulator Mionix AVIOR 8200. According to the developers, its main advantages are the convenient ergonomics and high-precision laser sensor with a maximum resolution of 8200 dpi. We are very skeptical to all sorts of marketing and ready to personally check the truth of these bold statements. And we are going to start from of the technical characteristics of the tested model.

The specs:

Producer

Mionix

Model

AVIOR 8200

Interface

USB

Connection

Wire

Sampling rate, Hz

125 – 1000 

Sensor

Laser (Avago ADNS 9800 with support for function S.Q.A.T.)

Resolution, dpi

8200

Peak acceleration, G

30

Internal memory, KB

128

Max speed, in/s (m/s)

150 (3,81)

Image processing speed, fps

12000

Start height, mm

< 1,0

Quantity of buttons/programmed actions

8 + 1 (scroll wheel) / 9

Base

Plastic/teflon

Cable length, m

2

Additional features

32-bit ARM-processor with clock frequency of 72 MHz; LED backlight; braided cable with ferrite ring and gold-plated USB-plug; buttons to quick change sensor resolution; software and hardware operation (up to 5 profiles)

Color

Black

Dimensions, mm

125,3 х 65 х 36,6

Weight, g

93 (145 including cable)

Software

+

OS

Windows ХP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1

Warranty

24 months

Producer website

Producer website 

Product page 

Package and content

Gaming mouse Mionix AVIOR 8200 comes in a relatively small pull-out box, which is made of cardboard. It is painted in a nice dark matte color and has a very stylish design and good informative aspect.

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Almost the entire front side of the package is occupied by high-quality three-dimensional image of the manipulator, while the rear part contains useful information on the main technical and functional features.

 

Mionix AVIOR 8200

After sliding the top of the box we found a mouse under protective plastic. This form of construction not only helps quite carefully transport the product, but also allows you to visually evaluate its appearance and design features.

Mionix AVIOR 8200

As for the delivery set of Mionix AVIOR 8200, it is quite standard. In addition to the mouse, inside the box you can find a quick start guide and a small branded label. The usual set of drivers and software can be downloaded from the official page of technical support. In general, the decision is quite reasonable, since on the one hand it allows you to keep software up to date, and on the other it eliminates the unnecessary junk in the form of old CDs.

Design and elements layout  

Mionix AVIOR 8200

Attractive and practical exterior of manipulator Mionix AVIOR 8200 suggests the idea about a healthy pragmatism and absolute confidence. Everything is compactly. Thanks to the hard work of designers mouse is a kind of precious materials, where the craftsman cut all the excess, leaving a pristine minimalism and elegance.

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However, the simplicity hides a great ergonomics, which is revealed only through direct contact with the device. Since the mouse has a perfect weight distribution (laboratory weighing 95 g of the real mass) and proportionate body size (125.3 x 65 x 36.6 mm), it perfectly fits the hand use. In addition, the manipulator has a completely symmetrical design that allows it to be equally comfortable for right-handers and left-handers.

Due to the use of high quality materials, and solid matt black plastic with a soft 4-level soft-touch coating, the mouse has a very pleasant tactile properties and good practicality. Its body is almost clean and you won’t notice the fingerprints. So it continues to look quite presentable and stylish, even after a considerable period of time.

Mionix AVIOR 8200

The upper part of Mionix AVIOR 8200 is represented as solid, slightly curved plate, made of the previously mentioned soft-touch plastic. It flows smoothly into the base of the two central buttons. The interesting decorative feature includes corporate logo of the manufacturer, which while working has a simple and uniform illumination.

Mionix AVIOR 8200

The two main buttons manipulator has a slightly concave shape. This allows you to comfortably accommodate the index and middle finger for more precise and predict pression, which is very important in modern computer games.

Mionix AVIOR 8200

Between the right and left button there is a small island with two keys to quickly switch resolution sensor and a small but very convenient scroll wheel. It is covered with dense rubberized pads and features a smooth, well-controlled travel. As well as the manufacturer's logo, the wheel has a uniform LED.

Sides of manipulator are made of a soft-touch material and painted in matt black. They are characterized by smooth sleek lines that create a very ergonomic contour for easy holding device during the active game session.

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Since Mionix AVIOR 8200 has a symmetrical design, two programmable buttons «Forward» and «Back» on the left side are duplicated on the right, which has a similar shape and location. It allows you to interact with a manipulator and comfortably use its functionality regardless of the style and size of the grip.

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Unlike the sidewalls, the back side of the mouse is plain, while the front side contains USB-cable with length of 2 m.

 

Mionix AVIOR 8200

It is wrapped in a sturdy fabric braid, preventing bends and equipped with a small ferrite ring, reducing the negative impact of electromagnetic waves. In the end you can find gold-plated USB connector that provides a secure connection to an external port of the connected device.

Mionix AVIOR 8200

Bottom of the mouse is made of a dense opaque plastic. It has a slightly rough texture and can boast of a good durability. In the center there is another manufacturer's logo, inside of which is a small oval hole of laser sensor. There are two large Teflon legs to ensure fast and accurate sliding of the manipulator on any surface.

The mouse Mionix AVIOR 8200 has an amazing build quality. All the elements of the case fit very tightly and represent a single monolithic structure. The total hardness of the manipulator is at high level and deserves only positive reviews. Due to an abundance of thick wear-resistant plastic, even under intense pressure or trying to twist you won’t face with creaks or bending.

Software

Being a bright representative of modern gaming peripherals, the mouse Mionix AVIOR 8200 has well developed and multifunctional software. It is responsible for the trouble-free interaction of gaming accessories with a stationary device and allows you to fine-tune the operation of the gadget.

Using the functionality of the company utility, you can easily change the appointment of mouse buttons, adjust the sensitivity of the sensor, to create complex macros that control the operation of the LED backlight, but also program and save 5 personal profiles with individual settings for a variety of games and applications. To do this, just visit the official product page, and download the current version of the software.

Mionix AVIOR 8200

Application menu has a simple, but at the same time quite pleasant decoration. Its structure and functional elements location is easy to remember after the first use, so that even the most inexperienced user can navigate it without any problems.

Mionix AVIOR 8200

The main screen contains 5 separate utility tabs. Here is available the whole functionality of the device. After switching between them, you can adjust various aspects of the operation of the manipulator, save changes to the user profile. Since the model is equipped with 128 KB of internal memory, all the created settings can be easily store not only a stationary device, but also directly in the memory of the manipulator.

Mionix AVIOR 8200

The first sub-menu («Mouse Settings») allows you to set up an appointment absolutely to all mouse buttons (8 buttons and scroll wheel), activate the acceleration of the system cursor, set the time of the double-click function, as well as change the USB sample rate (from 125 to 1000 Hz).

Mionix AVIOR 8200

The second section of the menu («Sensor Performance») is entirely given over to setting the laser sensor. Here you can adjust the sensitivity of the manipulator (vertical and horizontal axis separately), adjust the distance of separation (the height of the work surface, in which a laser sensor stops responding), and if necessary, run the built-in utility S.Q.A.T. (Surface Quality Analyzer Tool), which will analyze the quality of the surface.

Mionix AVIOR 8200

In the third of menu item («Color Settings») you can find settings of LED illumination. Using the functionality of this tab, you can edit the color scheme (16.8 million colors and shades), select the mode ("Permanent", "Flashing", "Pulsing" and "Uniformly rising"), as well as assign emission area of embedded LEDs (scroll wheel and logo). All of the above procedures are available in each of the five profiles stored separately.

Mionix AVIOR 8200

As for the menu «Macro Setting», it is intended to create all sorts of macros. The user can program a rather complex sequence of commands that will help him to cope with any gaming tasks.

Mionix AVIOR 8200

And finally the menu item «Support» contains a huge amount of useful information, which is useful for an inexperienced casual players and a professional gamer. Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions, to register the purchased product, to receive qualified support and download the latest software and drivers.

In general, affordable software of manipulator Mionix AVIOR 8200 leaves a good impression, because it contains a fairly wide range of highly useful features.


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