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Mionix NAOS 7000 Optical Gaming Mouse Review

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   Regardless of whether you're a left or right hand user there will always be a wide range of gaming mice available in the market for you to choose from (especially if you happen to be right handed) from a large number of manufacturers. The real problem starts when people with large hands go out in the market to search for the ideal sized mouse something which can be very time consuming and not always with positive results since most manufacturers focus towards designing small and medium sized gaming mice with lightning fast laser/optical sensors (based on the demands by most consumers). Mionix is amongst the very few gaming peripheral manufacturers that actually cares about all segments of the market and what better way to prove that than by taking a look at all the different models in their NAOS line of gaming mice which have accompanied people with large hands for years now? Well for all of you we have good news since Mionix recently updated their NAOS line of gaming mice with the NAOS 7000 which happened to land on our doorstep roughly two weeks ago.


   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.


   Just like with the Avior 7000 which we had the chance to test a couple of weeks back Mionix used the latest ADNS-3310 IR-LED optical sensor by Avago (7000DPI/215IPS) for the NAOS 7000 along with the same 32bit ARM processor running at 32Mhz and 128kb of built-in memory. Of course now we know that the ADNS-3310 IR-LED optical sensor may at first not seem as impressive as the ADNS-9800 laser sensor in terms of specifications but thanks to its neutral hardware acceleration the first actually feels more accurate and responsive in many scenarios. Unfortunately as you will all see later on this time over Mionix has dropped the DPI indication LEDs (one of the things we all liked about the NAOS line) but on the bright side they kept the same ergonomic design that has won numerous awards for them (although not ambidextrous unlike the Avior line). So although the ADNS-3310 worked wonders for the Avior 7000 we can't help but to wonder how it will do with the larger body of the NAOS 7000.