Mionix Naos 7000 gaming mouse review - Bloody premium mouse

First look

Mionix Naos 7000 comes in what could only be described as light packaging. The mouse is nestled inside a black box, with a glamour shot on the front, a detailed scheme on the back, a QR code with more info about the store and system requirements on the bottom, and that's about it because the other sides are all matte-black. 

Opening said box, you get the flattened rodent, a small sticker and an Installation / Customization / Warranty leaflet. Mionix has kept the wrapping minimalistic, and as a result you don't get fantasy-novel sized manuals, replacement cables, GOLD Member cards, or even a pair of replacement slippy pads (of which I am genuinely a wee bit sad).

Mionix Naos 7000 - FrontMionix Naos 7000 - Backside 

As for the peripheral itself, it tries to balance simplicity with plenty of smooth curves and RGB lighting. It has only 7 fully programmable buttons: joint left & right click, forward & back, as well as two buttons right next to the rubberized scroll-wheel that serves as lucky number 7.

Underside

Turning Naos around, there are 4-medium sized PTFE pads: a large one in the front, two on the sides and one to the back. The sensor is placed right in the middle surrounded by a Mionix sticker.

Mionix Naos 7000 - Underside 

While the mouse itself is quite bulky (it's actually larger than Logitech's G502), it only weighs 103 g (without cable), which means this is a very lightweight piece of tech considering its size. Sadly, it doesn't have any weight customization options.

As usual, I tested the mouse on several cloth "gaming-surfaces", from rough ones like SteelSeries QCK Heavy or QPAD's UC to smooth ones like Logitech's G240, CM Storm's Speed RX or Roccat's Taito. It glides almost-smoothly on most surfaces, the exception being a slight drag SteelSeries' QCK Heavy, however due to its lightweight design, it's miles ahead of the aforementioned G502. 

 Mionix Naos 7000 - Mouse mat

As for tracking, Naos behaves similarly to SteelSeries Rival, and so it should, since it uses the same sensor AVAGO (Pixart) ADNS3310: Uncalibrated there's a slight difference between smooth and rough surfaces, but once you calibrate it via software, most noise is gone.

Sides

Naos by design is a palm-grip type mouse, one that takes into account the position of all five fingers. It reminds me of SteelSeries' Ikari, though it's flatter, with a wider rear, and larger (and deeper) finger insets. Both sides also feature a thin soft-touch rubber coating, which lends itself to a pleasant velvety feel. If said coating resists through several months (years) of wear and tear remains to be seen.

 Mionix Naos 7000 - Left Side

The left side has a deep curvature designed to hold the thumb in place, with curved Forward & Back buttons at the exact position the (my) thumb ends - though the button curvature is a lot more subtle than the one on ASUS' Gladius and Razer's Deathadder - which makes them easier to press.

As for the right side, this is where the Ikari kinship comes into play with a ring & little finger inset that, at least in my case, manages to hold both fingers off the pad in what could be described as a comfortable position.

 Mionix Naos 7000 - Right Side

Cable

Mionix strapped a 2-meter long slightly-stiff braided cable on the mouse and fitted it with a gold-plated USB 2.0 connection. A large ferrite choke is added near the end of the cable to help dissipate noise. 

 Mionix Naos 7000 - Cable

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