When we last took a look at a gaming mouse from Swedish company Mionix, their Naos 8200 turned out to be an utterly sublime product that offered gamers a robust mouse in what was the most comfortable ergonomic design I’d ever laid hands on.
In what could only possibly be called a minor “knock” against the Naos, it’s a right-handed only design; no love for lefties so far. So when we heard that Mionix was coming out with a new mouse that was ambidextrous, we certainly had high hopes. There are compromises, of course, with an ambidextrous mouse rather than a dedicated-handed one, but Mionix seems to be pushing to find the best of both worlds with the Avior 8200, sharing many of the same features, and even similar design DNA, though it’s been adapted for lefties and righties.
There aren’t many quality ambidextrous gaming mice on the market, so the Avior is in a small but competitive group of products. Quality, features, and comfort are typically the important trifecta for consumers in this segment. At a price of about $85, the Avior 8200 is positioned as a flagship mouse of sorts from Mionix, despite its more niche target audience, and certainly sits in the upper pricing echelons of gaming mice. It’s not cheap, but it looks promising. Is it worth the premium?
Let’s take a closer look at the Mionix Avior 8200 and find out.