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Mionix Naos 7000 and Avior 7000

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Posted January 21, 2014 by Jake in Peripherals

Overview

Hardware:
 
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Price at time of Review: $80
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Sleek design; Outstanding ergonomics; Clean software interface; On-the-fly DPI adjustment; Customized lighting effects; Ambidextrous use (Avior); Flagship design for less money
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Braided cable a bit stiff and unwieldy
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Outstanding mice for consumers who want the best combination of simple styling, customizable features, and sublime comfort.
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Introduction

Computer mice are such odd peripherals. So many variations to suit different personal preferences, resulting in such a difficult time trying to guess which one is best for you. Having seen a great many mice in my day, suffice it to say I’ve seen both good and bad, and plenty in between. Particular models become popular amongst users, making a name for themselves, and often taking on the established industry heavyweights in the fight to impress consumers. One of those companies which seems to have a good understanding of what makes a good mouse, and is becoming increasingly popular as a result, is Mionix.

We’ve seen several mice from the Swedish company Mionix, with the Naos 8200 and Avior 8200 being standouts in a crowded marketplace. The Naos is a right-handed mouse, while the Avior is ambidextrous, though each share the same design essentials of comfort, elegance, and simplicity. Can’t really argue with that.

Today we’re looking at the latest iterations of these Mionix flagship mice, the Naos 7000 and Avior 7000. Despite the difference in DPI, the other major difference is these two new products utilize optical sensors rather than laser internals. This has several pros and cons, which we’ll discuss in more detail, but the overarching point to realize here is you get nearly the same mice for less money.

We’re certainly fans of getting good value, so let’s take a closer look at the Mionix Naos 7000 and Avior 7000 and find out if they’re worth your money.

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3 Comments


  1.  
    Sean

    I just want my next mouse to not get discolouration at the bottom as has happened with my G300 from Logitech. As for the mouse in the review I still don’t see enough topside buttons with mice and so until I see more of that no way am I going to pay over $50 for a mouse just yet. Also this brand I am not really familiar with but the funny thing is I had more reliable cheap no name brand mice than all the brand name mice I have tried in the past few years. Razer Lachesis died on me quick and I was glad to get store credit back on that as it died just before all warranty stuff with FS was up. I have the G300 which again has had discolouration problems and then I had another brand name mouse I can’t seem to think of right now but the braided cord was a pain in the butt and when you click the top mouse buttons it makes too much noise and even has had times where it doesn’t register clicks. Now I remember …. It is a Steelseries mouse actually but forget which model it is.




  2.  
    Kirill

    “The other similarity, however, is the Avior 7000 uses the same Avago ADNS A9800 sensor as the Naos, the highest possible on the market today.”

    7k series doesn’t have adns-9800, it uses optical Pixart PMW3310DH sensor. In other hand, it makes it even better. I’m not a big fan of large palmgrip mice, so I can say nothing about Naos, but Avior 7000 is a great mouse. Much better than, for example, Sensei Raw and Taipan both in hardware and software.




    •  

      Thanks for the eagle eye there on the typo Kirill. It was supposed to say it DOESN’T use the same sensor, rather an optical. The review has been updated to reflect the correct info as you mentioned. Thanks for the feedback!





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