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Design

Deliciously comfortable and hard-wearing

Features

Aurora lighting and the option for up to 5 gaming profiles

Performance

128kb of on-board memory, 8200 DPI adjustable every 200 DPI

Pricing and Availability

Fiendishly difficult to get hold of but seels at a very affordable price – get one if you see it!

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We Like

Comfortable to the max!

Plug and play gaming mouse with the option of customisation

128kb on-board memory

Cheaper than the Chroma variety of Razer mouse

We Don't Like

No weight tuning options

Mionix Naos 8200 Mouse Review

Mionix Nao 8200 Mouse Technical Specifications

Measurements: 131 x 85 x 39mm (L x W x H)
Sensor: Avago 9800 Laser
Weight: 151g
Buttons: Omron switches

Although Mionix as a brand has been around for a few years now there have been a few of their products which really stick out above the rest. The Naos 8200 is one of them and this review will highlight exactly why it’s been dubbed as one of the most comfortable gaming mice designed for a medium to large palm grip.

Mionix Naos 8200 Mouse Design

Mionix Naos 8200 on a mouse mat

First off, the coating of this mouse is seriously luxurious, boasting 4 layers of maximum grip rubber coatings but still being able to give it a soft touch, and slip-free feel and function for right-handed users.

It’s designed for use as a palm grip mouse for the serious gamer but it would easily be at home in a casual gamers hand too.
Full palm grip design give you ultimate control over your cursor and never feels like you’re stretching your fingers or keeping them in an awkward place thanks to the ridges on the side.

There are 2 thumb buttons and 2 DPI buttons, that’s it. No hidden buttons, no frills, but fully customisable.

Mionix Naos 8200 Features

Naos 8200 Front View

All of the 7 buttons are fully customisable and allow for a vast array of gaming setups to really tailor your gaming needs. You can set macros or single strokes to these buttons and can be saved to 1 of 5 gaming profiles.

The Aurora lighting system allows for the use of 16.8 million colors in any way you see fit. Yes, it’s a bit of a gimmick but really helps to make your mouse blend in with your desk surroundings to match other color palettes that you may have.

There are options to set the lighting for blinking, solid, pulsating and even breathing. The colours themself can be color shifted to have an array of colors or to just use a single color.

Performance of the Mionix Naos 8200

Naos 8200 Boxed

The Naos 8200 boasts 128 kb of on-board memory allowing you to save up to 5 gaming profiles through the downloadable software. The Naos 8200 uses the Avago 9800 sensor and gives you full control of the DPI in 200 DPI increments up to a whopping 8200 DPI. This is a step up from the Naos 7000 which used an optical sensor rather than the 8200s laser sensor.

Some gamers prefer optical sensors as there is no acceleration like there is with the laser sensors, but the caveat is that there were often problems with the type of surface that the mouse was being put on and this caused a lot of problems.

Omron switches are standard and a gaming choice across the range of Mionix products. These give a satisfying and final click when you execute a button.

To enable the customisable gaming profiles and color options you’ll need to download Mionix’ software. As soon as you plug in the Naos 8200 you will be prompted to visit the Mionix website and download the updated software package (12.1MB).

Mionix Naos 8200 Adjustable SoftwareMionix Naos 8200 Color software

Price and Availability of the Mionix Naos 8200

If you can find this mouse it’s best to snap it up while you can as the price of these has really dropped over the past couple of years. The problem comes to trying to find any that are available.