When we last took a look at a gaming mouse from Swedish company Mionix, their Naos 3200 turned out to be an excellent value product that offered gamers a robust mouse in what was the most comfortable ergonomic design I’ve ever laid hands on. Tackling the industry heavyweights is no small task in the mouse market, especially for a company as relatively new as Mionix.
Then we heard rumblings of a newer version of the Naos, a flagship version set to promise gamers a more advanced laser engine. With other manufacturers pushing the envelope, the Naos 3200 seemed pale in comparison, at least in terms of high DPI sensitivity. The race for big DPI was on. In response, Mionix now has the Naos 8200, a refresh of a winning formula that captures the same outstanding ergonomics while jumping to the top of the heap with that coveted high sensitivity bragging rights.
This puts the Naos 8200 right in the midst of a highly competitive mouse market dominated by several very popular products, backed by industry stalwarts that have ruled the roost for quite some time. That may change, however, as the Naos 8200 looks to battle the competition with bold claims of better features and advanced ergonomics.
At a price of $90, the Naos 8200 is positioned as the new flagship mouse from Mionix, and sits in the upper echelons of gaming mice. It’s not cheap, but it looks captivating. Is it worth the premium? Can the Naos 8200 improve upon its predecessor without losing its original appeal? Let’s find out.