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Mionix Naos 5000 Gaming Mouse

Posted February 2, 2010 by Jake in Peripherals







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Features & Specifications

Mionix has an interesting approach to their products in that they are inspired by the stars. Not sure if it’s marketing hype or a philsophy that permeates their whole purpose, but it’s pretty unique when you look at their website.

Regarding the Naos 5000: "A passioned hunt for perfection has come to an end. Mionix Naos 5000 has seen its first light of day. Get ready to meet a gaming mouse with an incredible ergonomic comfort and stunning technology that offers an outstanding gaming experience. Mionix Naos 5000 features a new innovative weight tuning system for an optimal weight distribution of the mouse, carefully selected high-end components and leading laser technology. Stunning features such as adjustable lift-distance, 5 onboard profiles, extensive macro settings and customizable LED-lights give you the opportunity to customize the mouse exactly to your liking."

  • Truly ergonomic design
    Truly ergonomic design with support for all five fingers

  • Maximum grip
    The rubber coating ensures a maximum grip

  • Balanced weight tuning system
    A unique weight tuning system for an optimal weight distribution

  • 5040 dpi laser sensor
    Remarkable tracking performance built for gaming

  • 128kb built-in memory
    Bring your settings and recorded macros with you stored into one of the 5 profiles

  • Customizable LED light system
    Personalize your mouse with extensive color options

  • S.Q.A.T – Surface Quality Analyzer Tool
    Surface Quality Analyzer tool to measure the tracking quality on a certain surface

  • 3 steps customizable dpi in-game adjustment
    Set 3 dpi values and switch easily between them in-game

  • 7 programmable buttons
    The buttons can be assigned to any key, mouse command or macro

  • In-game profile switch
    Switch easy with a click between stored profiles in-game

  • Adjustable polling rate
    Tune it all the way up to 1000Hz through the software

  • Plug n Play
    Completely Plug n Play, software needed only for configuration

Below are the specifications:

  • Configurable dpi up to 5040 dpi
  • 6 integrated LEDs
  • 128 kb built-in memory
  • Large teflon feets
  • Balanced weight tuning system (up to 40 gr)
  • Gold-plated USB connection
  • Cable length: 2 m (braided for durability)
  • Size: 130.84 x 84.72 x 38.67 mm (5.15" x 3.33" x 1.52")
  • Weight: 158g (with cable), 106g (wihout cable)
  • Gold-plated USB connection
  • Adjustable lift distance
  • 1 ms response time
  • 12 000 frames/sec
  • Tracking speed: 5.1 m/sec (200 ips)
  • 10.6 megapixels/sec image processing
  • Acceleration: 30 g
  • 40 000 Hz sampling rate
  • True 16-bit data path

The Naos 5000 is contained in a sleek black box that has a large overhead photo of the mouse on the front and general product information and some detailed specifications on the rear of the box. The package opens nicely with a flap that’s kept shut with a magnet. Pretty slick, and the understated presentation here is actually appreciated. Gotta love the Swedes and their mastery of minimalist design.

Lifting the box flap reveals a clear front panel which leaves the mouse inside fully visible. Once inside the box, there is obviously the mouse, the weights, and a paper insert that directs you to the Mionix website for drivers. We’ve seen that Mionix regularly updates their drivers so this approach makes sense rather than having an installation disk. Further, the Naos is entirely plug-and-play; you don’t actually need any drivers, so no worries about a useless mouse without an install disk. However, more customization is available if you do download and install the drivers. We’ll look at this more closely in the Software section of this review.

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Mionix Naos 5000
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Mionix Naos 5000

Let’s take a closer look at the Naos 5000 itself.

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