Well the Naos 7000 has arrived on my desk in the midst of some epic mice, so does it have what it takes to stand out?
Starting off with aesthetics I think the Naos 7000 is a real home run for Mionix, the stealthy matte black finish looks fantastic and the full RGB lighting customisation really tops it all off. The braid on the cable is also of a very nice quality which really enhances the quality feel of the mouse.
In terms of ergonomics the Naos is, quite simply, the most comfortable palm grip mouse I have ever tested. The finger rest is epic and having spent a good week using the mouse I have fallen in love with the shape of it, it’s so good that its replaced the only recently appointed Logitech G402 as my personal mouse of choice.
The only real design complaint I have about the mouse is that it is lacking a DPI indicator, which to me should be a feature at this price point, although to be honest if it did have one I couldn’t think of a single reason to tell you to buy any of the Naos 7000’s more expensive siblings so that is likely the main reason it is omitted.
When it comes to performance the Naos 7000 is unsurprisingly sublime, the Avago 3310 is without a doubt a worthy replacement for the 3090 and at a hardware level the complete lack of acceleration is profoundly noticeable, I only wish the engineers hadn’t been overruled by the marketing department into artificially boosting the DPI as an unmolested A3310 truly is a wonderful thing, as the Zowie FK1 demonstrates perfectly.
In conclusion the Naos 7000 is an epic mouse for palm grippers, the superb ergonomic shape combined with the fantastic A3310 sensor creates a package that I can safely say is the best palm grip mouse I have ever tested. Without hesitation I award the Mionix Naos 7000 an Editors Choice award for the overall package, and also a Performance award due to that amazing sensor.
I’d like to say a massive thank you to Mionix for sending this mouse in for review, I look forward to seeing more from them in the future.
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-Excellent switches all round
-Good software options
-No DPI indicator
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