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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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Package

Both Mionix mice are contained in sleek black boxes that each have a large photo of the mouse on the front and general product information and some detailed specifications on the rear of the box. The understated presentation here is appreciated, and Mionix appears to have mastered minimalist design on several fronts.

The rear continues the visual cues from the front, providing a bit more detailed information.

Once inside the box, there is only the mouse and a paper insert that directs you to the Mionix website for drivers. It’s worth mentioning both the Naos 7000 and Avior 7000 are 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 download and install the drivers. We’ll look at this more closely in the Software section of this review.

Let’s take a closer look at these mice.

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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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