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17-06-2015


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Review and testing of mouse Mionix NAOS 8200 and mouse pad Mionix Propus 380

In this article we will focus on the production of a young but very ambitious company Mionix, which only recently began its triumphant ascent to the gaming peripheral market. Founded in 2007 by a young Swedish enthusiast Peter Nygren, it has already won a number of prestigious awards in the field of computer design and collect a mass of positive responses among demanding gaming audience worldwide.

 

 

Mionix NAOS 8200

For testing we have gaming manipulator Mionix NAOS 8200, the main feature of which is an excellent ergonomics, multiplied by the stylish and very attractive utilitarian design. And we have decided to use heavy artillery in the form of the gaming surface Mionix Propus 380 in order to fully analyze the hidden potential of the device under review.

The specs:

Producer

Mionix

Model

NAOS 8200

Interface

USB

Connection

Wire

Sampling rate, Hz

125 – 1000

Sensor

Laser (Avago ADNS A9800 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 (3,80)

Speed of image processing, fps

12000

Start height, mm

< 1,0

Quantity of buttons/programmed actions

6 + 1 (scroll wheel) / 7

Base

Plasric / Teflon

Cable length, m

2

Additional features

32-bit ARM-processor with frequency 72 MHz; adjustable LED lightning; cable with fabric braid, ferrite ring and gold-plated USB-plug; buttons to quickly change sensor resolution; software and hard ware operation modes (up to 5 profiles)

Color

Black

Dimensions, mm

130,8 х 84,7 х 38,7

Weight, g

99 (151 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 NAOS 8200 comes in a small, tight fitting pull-box which is made from high quality matte black cardboard. Following the accepted corporate style, it features simple but quite stylish decor and a pleasant, well-read printing.

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The front side of the package has three-dimensional image of a mouse, while the back side is almost fully occupied with useful information about the technical and functional features of the model, which is presented in 13 languages.

Mionix NAOS 8200

After sliding the top of the box inside you can find the gamin mouse under protective transparent plastic. This design not only makes it quite carefully to transport the product, but also allows you to get acquainted with the appearance of the gadget.

Mionix NAOS 8200

As well as package design, package of gaming mouse Mionix NAOS 8200 stands out due to strict minimalism, because it contains only a brief user's guide, but the usual set of drivers and software should be downloaded from the official page of technical support.

Design and elements layout

Mionix NAOS 8200

At first glance, Mionix NAOS 8200 is quite standard. Here is quite normal, albeit a pretty nice gaming mouse with a classic, well-recognized design. The same rounded edges and shapes, traditional separation of functional elements and a flexural circuit can be found on almost every second pattern in the segment of devices.

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All changes when the product is into your hands. After a few seconds of close contact you will understand a hidden agenda of designers and all the enormous amount of positive reviews of fans of the brand.

Thanks to perfect weight distribution (in laboratory weighing the mass of the device was 105 g) and proportional body size (130.8 x 84.7 x 38.7 mm), the mouse fits the palm of hand, and its presence is absolutely not felt even for a whole day is very intensive use.

Mionix NAOS 8200

In addition the above mentioned rounded edges and smooth shapes are very convenient to fingers and oblong convex back allows to place the wrist for secure and confident grip.

Also pleasant feeling is accompanied by high-quality materials of the body, which provide unrivaled tactile feel. Thus, the entire upper part of the Mionix NAOS 8200 is made of a durable matt black plastic with a slightly soft 4-layer soft-touch coating. Unlike similar material of most competitors, this plastic resists the appearance of fingerprints.

Mionix NAOS 8200

The centerpiece of the back of the mouse is slightly curved plate. It flows smoothly into the base of the two central buttons. Here is corporate logo of the manufacturer, which has a stylish and uniform illumination, which is a kind of pleasant advantage.

Mionix NAOS 8200

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

Mionix NAOS 8200

Between the right and left buttons there is a small island with two keys to quickly switch sensor resolution 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, all of the functional elements have a nice LED-backlit. 

Mionix NAOS 8200

The sides are painted in matt black. They are characterized by interesting sleek lines that create a very comfortable ergonomic contour with recesses for comfortable placement of fingers. This design provides a secure hand contact with the device and allows to spend a lot of time for game sessions in a fairly aggressive style.

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Mionix NAOS 8200

In addition to the two soft keys on the left side and double longitudinal groove on the right, there is a stylish decorative insert, which serves as a visual indicator of the sensitivity of the laser sensor and changes color depending on the selected speed and mode of operation.

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The front side has USB-cable with length of 2 m.

Mionix NAOS 8200

It is wrapped in a sturdy fabric braid that prevents bends, and equipped with a small ferrite ring, reducing the negative impact of electromagnetic waves. At its end there is a gold-plated USB-connector, ensuring reliable contact with the external port.

Mionix NAOS 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 a small oval hole of the laser sensor with standard technical information. In order to ensure fast and accurate sliding of the manipulator along the surface there are 4 attached large Teflon legs.

Build quality of Mionix NAOS 8200 is at the highest level and deserves only positive reviews. All the elements of the case are fit very tightly (not the slightest hint of a backlash or gaps). Total hardness is also at high level. Due to abundance of thick wear-resistant plastic you won’t notice creaks or flex even under intense pressure.

Software

One of the most important features of modern gaming peripherals is the presence of multifunctional software that allows to fine-tune the operation of the device. And as manipulator Mionix NAOS 8200 belongs to the premium segment of gaming accessories, it is not an exception to this pleasant rule.

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

Mionix NAOS 8200

Application menu has a simple and pleasant look. Its structure and functional elements arrangement is easy to remember after the first use, so even the most inexperienced user can navigate in the available options and immediately start editing the gaming profile without any problems.

Mionix NAOS 8200

The main screen is divided into 5 separate tabs. After switching between them, you can adjust various aspects of the operation of the manipulator, save your changes to the user profile. Since the model has 128 KB of internal memory, all the settings can be easily store not only to stationary device that is currently connected to a mouse, but also directly in the memory of the manipulator.

Mionix NAOS 8200

The first section of the menu «Mouse Settings» provides an opportunity to set up an appointment absolutely to all mouse buttons (6 buttons and scroll wheel), activate the acceleration of the system cursor, set the time of the double-click, as well as change the sample rate of USB (from 125 to 1000 Hz).

Mionix NAOS 8200

Section «Sensor Performance» is entirely given over to setting the laser sensor. 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 run the built-in utility S.Q.A.T. (Surface Quality Analyzer Tool), which will analyze the quality of the playing surface. The last point will be very useful for professional gamers, as it will carefully examine all the technical characteristics of the workplace.

Mionix NAOS 8200

The paragraph «Color Settings» contains settings of illumination. They allow you to edit the color scheme (16.8 million colors and shades), select the mode ("Permanent", "Flashing", "Pulsing" or "Uniformly rising") and assign 6 integrated LEDs (scroll wheel, logo, button changes the sensitivity of the sensor and the indicator on the left side). The above procedure can be done for each user profile separately.

Mionix NAOS 8200

The menu item «Macro Setting» is designed to create all sorts of macros. Just a few clicks the user can program a fairly complex macro that will help to cope with any gaming tasks.

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And finally, the last menu item «Support» contains a huge amount of useful information, which is equally well suited for the beginner, and more skillful gamer. Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions, to register the product, get expert support, and to download the latest software and drivers.

Mionix NAOS 8200

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


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