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Mionix Naos 7000 and Avior 7000

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Posted January 21, 2014 by Jake in Peripherals

Overview

Hardware:
 
Manufacturer:
 
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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Features and Specs

The feature and specifications are nearly identical for both the Naos 7000 and Avior 7000, which the one significant exception being that the Avior is an ambidextrous design. Beyond that, the internals, sensors, and hardware/software capabilities are identical.

With that in mind, below are the main features and specifications for both the Naos 7000 and Avior 7000:

PRODUCT SPECIFICATION

  • 32bit ARM processor running at 32Mhz
  • Ambidextrous design (Avior) and Right-handed (Naos), palm or claw grip style
  • Soft touch rubber coating
  • 9 fully programmable buttons (Avior), 7 programmable buttons (Naos)
  • 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 1000Hz
  • Large PTFE mouse feet
  • Gold Plated, Full speed USB 2.0 connection with Plug and Play
  • Cable 2m long braided cable

SENSOR SPECIFICATION

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

SOFTWARE FEATURES

  • Up to 5 Profiles saved to the in-built memory Adjustable X / Y Axis
  • Adjustable Polling Rate
  • Live record macro manager
  • Up to 16.8 million color LED options
  • Customize RGB manger
  • Pulsating, Blinking and Breathing LED effects
  • Color Shift lighting mode
  • Angle Snapping adjustable in 15 steps
  • Angle Tuning adjustable from -30 to 30 degrees
  • LOD Calibration tool
  • S.Q.A.T™ – Surface Quality Analyzer Tool

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

  • 125.3 × 65 × 36.6 mm (4.93 × 2.56 × 1.44 in)
  • Net (w/o cable): 100 gr
  • Net (cable incl.): 146 gr
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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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