Published on Friday, 06 September 2013 23:21
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I must admit that i've never really enjoyed watching other people play games at least not for long periods of time (ok girls are something somewhat unique since where i live that's a very rare phenomenon) and so i think that's also the reason as to why i sometimes fail to see the point behind the existence of all those relatively new eSPORTS professional teams out there. That being said however i also have to admit that because there are so many eSPORTS teams out there (mostly the really old ones) attracting millions of fans around the globe for the past few years manufacturers have focused a lot into developing much better gaming peripherals such as mice, keyboard and headsets. Mionix is amongst those manufacturers and although it's been quite a while since I’ve had my hands on one of their products for the past week we've been testing their latest Avior 8200 laser gaming mouse which brought back memories of the very impressive Naos 5000 laser gaming mouse (my very first encounter with them).
Mionix AB was founded in 2007 by Peter Nygren. The goal was to design and develop high-end computer peripherals made for gamers. The company stands for high quality, cool design and a touch of innovation. Mionix has received numerous of international prizes and awards for their products. Mionix has a global presence with a worldwide network of distributors, resellers and partners. For more information, visit www.mionix.net.
Since it's been roughly 3 years from the last time i tested anything by Mionix they have naturally moved forward and so the design of the Avior 8200 is nothing like that of the Naos 5000 which i used to like so much (this is where the Naos 8200 comes in and we will be looking at that pretty soon). This time over Mionix has chosen a more mainstream design for the new Avior 8200 and under the hood they have placed an Avago sensor (obviously the ADNS-9800) which is capable of delivering 8200DPI (dots per inch), 12000fps (frames per second) and up to 150ips (inches per second) at 30G's of acceleration. The Avior 8200 also features Omron switches for increased durability, a 2 LED 2 zone 16.8m color illumination system and an 32bit ARM CPU running at 72MHz. Such specifications is certainly something we've seen a few times in the past from other gaming mice but thanks to design, control software and specific firmware optimizations performed by each manufacturer the end result is always different. So let's see just what Mionix has been doing for the past 3 years shall we?