Mionix Naos 7000 Mouse Review

The Mionix Naos 7000 mouse is a variation on the same theme as the Avior 8200 we reviewed previously. The main element that sets this mouse apart from the mischief is its ergonomic, full palm design which also means it’s for right handed users only. Hopefully, cutting out 15% of the population doesn’t prove detrimental to the function of this mouse.

The Mionix Naos 7000

The Mionix Naos 7000

Features and Specifications

The Naos 7000 is covered in matte black with the logo and mouse wheel providing the only color, which are fully customizable by the user. This is the same combination which I loved on the Avior 8200, and if you peruse their website you’ll see it’s a theme they carry into almost the entirety of their product line. The braided cable and gold plated USB plug are nice high-end touches to finish off the product. Compared to the Avior line, this mouse mainly differs because of the aforementioned ergonomic design as well as having two fewer buttons. Mionix also has a very straightforward product naming convention in that the DPI is called out plainly for the buyer, so this Naos 7000 has a 7000 DPI sensor while the Avior 8200 had 8200 DPI.

retail packaging

retail packaging

back of retail box

back of retail box

inside the box

inside the box

The Mionix Naos 7000

The Mionix Naos 7000

The Mionix Naos 7000

The Mionix Naos 7000

The Mionix Naos 7000

The Mionix Naos 7000

Bottom of the mouse

Bottom of the mouse

The Mionix Naos 7000

The Mionix Naos 7000

The Mionix Naos 7000

The Mionix Naos 7000

Product Specs

  • 32bit ARM processor running at 32Mhz
  • Right handed truly ergonomic design, full palm grip
  • Soft touch rubber coating
  • 7 fully programmable buttons
  • 3 step in-game DPI adjustment
  • 2 integrated RGB LEDs in 2 color zones
  • Up to 16.8 Million LED color options
  • Lighting effects: Color shift, Solid, Blinking, Pulsating and Breathing
  • 128 kb built-in memory
  • Polling rate adjustable up to 1000 Hz
  • Large PTFE mouse feet
  • Gold Plated, Full speed USB 2.0 connection with Plug and Play
  • 2m long braided cable

Sensor Specs

  • ADNS – 3310 gaming grade IR-LED optical sensor
  • Up to 7000 DPI
  • MAX tracking speed of at least 5.45m/sec (215 IPS)
  • No positive or negative hardware acceleration
  • Adjustable Lift Off Distance

Software

This might seem like I’ve simply copied and pasted all of the software screen shots from the Avior 8200, but that is just because the software suite is virtually identical. That’s not necessarily a bad thing as the software is very easy to use and laid out in an intuitive manner. This includes the questionably useful surface scanning tool. Just like last time, both my gaming surface and my desk scored 100%, so I’m not entirely sure what the benefit of this tool is. Frankly, if you are using a surface that doesn’t score 100%, you probably shouldn’t be using that surface to begin with.

Main settings

Main settings

Sensor performance

Sensor performance

LED Color settings

LED Color settings

Macro settings

Macro settings

Support info

Support info

Usage

The Naos 7000 is quite a comfortable mouse. It honestly feels like it was custom made for my hand. It’s at least as comfortable as my all time favorite Logitech MX1000. There are a few features which could make the Naos better than the MX1000 depending on what your preferences are. The Naos is slightly smaller and lighter than the MX1000 which can mostly be attributed to the Naos being wired, so it lacks internal batteries. The downside of that is the actual wire itself, which can get stuck on things and limit the range of movement. That also means there’s no risk of a dead mouse in the middle of a gaming session and the lighter weight means slightly less force to move it around.

I’ve used the mouse for approximately a month at this point and it still looks and feels brand new. The clicks are precise and quiet, the rubber coating hasn’t started peeling off, and the gliding pads have shown very little wear even on my rough mousing surface. Fatigue during long sessions is almost non-existent. I wish I could say with a straight face that I could discern the difference between 8200 DPI and 7000 DPI, but the truth is I think 7000 DPI is more than enough for most gamers. Even then, I spent the majority of my time with the mouse set to 3000 DPI because I think that speed is much more comfortable for general use. But, that’s the great thing about having the quick select buttons and driver software that allows seemingly infinite combinations of settings; every user can pick what is most comfortable for them.

Conclusion

Overall, I’ve enjoyed my time using the Naos 7000. I think Mionix has a winning combination with their minimal styling, solid build quality, and high end features. At $79.99 from Newegg.com, the Naos 7000 comes in at only $10 less than the Avior 8200. Like I mentioned before, I think most people would be fine with 7000 DPI, but the extra $10 isn’t necessarily a price-premium to step up. However, $80 is still a hefty price for a mouse and is tough to justify in itself. That being said, I do think the Naos 7000 is a great mouse and I’ve been very happy using it these past few weeks. It has all the features a gamer could want and a comfortable ergonomic fit. For all those reasons, I’m marking the Mionix Naos 7000 Overclockers Approved.

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Thanks to Mionix for providing the review sample.

- splat

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8 Comments:

SF101's Avatar
been waiting for one of these to go on sale in can for awhile now.

i like the pinky support i have a tendency to drag my pinky sometimes which can hinder my aim. the Razer naga helped with this problem but apart from hating the buttons on the side it started to double click and had to go.

i love the precision of my G400 but miss having my pinky and ring finger supported off the pad so i don't drag it this mouse looks like it would do this job perfectly while still having a great optical sensor with no prediction or angle snapping modes also :P.

Thats the problem with the naos 3500 it has pred and angle snapping and you cant turn it off unlike the 7000.
bob4933's Avatar
My first thought was "this looks identical to my razer naga" haha. Wouldn't shock me if they were built in the same place (even the mouse wheel looks identical xD).

Hmm, I do think the review was lacking a "gamers perspective". My naga is 2 years old so I'm shopping around for mice. Whats difficult with mice reviews is I find a lot of mice reviewers are jumping from their 5$ HP boxed set mouse to a higher end mouse and its "OMG THIS IS THE BEST MOUSE EVER" without any objective reviewing. this mouse is DEFINITELY on my radar.
SF101's Avatar
Its different from the naga in shape also with more pinky support. And two buttons like other fps mice. Also a optical sensor that's considered top of the heap and ability to disable angle snap and prediction is some features not to be over looked.
OnDborder's Avatar
Mionix mice are pretty nice.
My second favorite choice of mouse.
bob4933's Avatar
(edit: if you mean the "new" nagas, yes absolutely. I don't care for those at all. bulky and cumbersome. This naos seems to fit what I want pretty well)

They look pretty similar to me honestly O.o



Whats this "disable angle snap" thing tho?
SF101's Avatar
I have a original naga right here and it doesnt have the wing im seeing on that one perhaps thats a revision i wasnt aware of.

angle snap is when you flick a mouse side to side it will make a strait line instead of following your exact movement. so if your trying to aim over and slightly up it will only aim over and you will have to do the up after you get over.

alot of mice have angle snap and prediction.

that i know of only like zowe - logitec G400/s - Deathadders and the Naos 7000 have it turned off im sure their is others out there aswell who have started disableing it.
bob4933's Avatar

Thats what my confusion was lol. I know it doesn't look "identical", but the resemblence is definitely there.

Oh neat, I guess I never payed attention to that! Ill check into it.
SF101's Avatar
cool thing with the naos 7000 is it can be turned off and on i think.

so for those who draw and want the angle snap for that and not for games they can just enable / disable it when wanted.

Edit**Ncix Canada had this onsale this weekend in a surprise weekend sale so i grabbed one, as you don't see These on sale much i've been watching for one for awhile.
Id have liked for a 50$ sale price but we dont always get what we want and from what i read mionix doesn't produce huge overstock of their products so likely a 15$ off is best i will see.
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