Pros: Shape, build quality
Cons: slight jitter and acceleration
Compared to the naos 5000, nothing much has changed. This is a good thing since it was great in every aspect, except arguably maybe the sensor.
So what is new?
- 8200dpi avago 9800 sensor, unlike previous products with the Avago 9800 sensor, the naos 8200 supposedly don't have problems with delay.
- 32-bit ARM processor
- Customizable LED lighting system
- The gimmicky weight system has been removed
- A new cord? Or that might just be me
Again, nothing much has changed but again, this is a good thing!
If you own a Mionix mouse or previously have owned one there are not many changes so just skip this part.
Here's a list of the different things you can do with the software.
Here you assign different commands to the buttons, change the double click speed, scrolls speed, add acceleration(from off-slow-medium-high) and change the polling rate.
Here you can change the dpi options, with options to have different settings for the X and Y-axis, change the windows sensitivity, change the lift off distance with 32 increments and analyze the surface.
Here you can turn the LED's on and off, and if you chose selective, you can assign which of the four sections is on as well. On the right you can set it to color shift, which makes it constantly shift between colors, or you can select between 20 preconfigured colors or make up your own with 16.8 million options. At the bottom right you can change the LED effects from solid, blinking, pulsating to breathing.
Where you can create your own macro's.
FAQ, product registration, support and downloads.
The only flaw I could find with the software is, when you install it, it will set the windows sensivity to 7/11 which will give pixel skipping and ruin your accuracy. This can easily be changed though, by changing the sensivity in the software to 5 instead of 6
The software only use 34mb of memory which is low
The shape and dimensions are exactly the same as before. I'm not too sure about the weight though, my guess is the weight is around 99-103g without cable. It feels slightly lighter than the Deathadder 2013 which is 104-105g
Size: 130.84×84.72×38.67 mm / 5.15×3.33×1.52 in
Weight : ? probally 99-103g
The shape is strictly for palmgrip, and can work for clawgrip too but I wouldn't recommend it. The shape is simply AMAZING and is definately the most comfortable gaming mouse I have ever tried. If I had to describe the shape it would be taking some clay, and then forming it to fit perfectly ergonomically with support for all fingers.
Another great thing about the shape is all the buttons are easily reached, including the dpi buttons.
The dpi buttons, as well as the LED's that show what level of dpi you are on, are both easily seen.
The Mionix naos 8200 uses the new avago 9800, which is basicly the replacement of the older avago 9500 used in the naos 5000, as well as most gaming mice till recenty. Many people have been complaining about delay the avago 9800 sensor, but Mionix promised that it is fixed with the naos 8200.
After testing it for some days now I can say that I never felt ANY delay at all, so if there is any it is a very low amount. Unfortunately the sensor is not without a couple of issues though imo it's slightly better than the avago 9500 on the lower dpi levels.
Here are my results in terms of perfect control speed. Quite compareable to the avago 9500
There's no prediction but some slight jitter at higher dpi levels
Here is the acceleration test, which shows that there is a slight amount of positive acceleration. This was done several times and sometimes it was slightly more or slightly less so it is pretty safe to say the acceleration is inconsistent as in the avago 9500. Sorry that it's unfocused
The default lift off distance is low and is above 1cd(1.2mm+) but you have the option to lower or increase that with the software
Overall the sensor is great and will be more than good enough for most people.
The buttons have a very nice amount of feedback. In terms of audible feedback it is not that special, but the great thing about the buttons is the amount of pressure required to activate the buttons.
The scrollwheel is quite smooth and easy to press. It feels very similar to the ones in the Deathadder 2013 and the Steelseries sensei
The side buttons have a bit long travel and feel a bit mushy though this is the case with pretty much all gaming mice
Here's a comparison between the Deathadder 2013, the zowie am-gs, cm storm spawn, mionix naos 8200 and the ninox velocity in terms of feedback.
If I had to rank some of the most popular mice in terms of amount of pressure required to activate I would rank them like this.
From highest to lowest amount:
Mionix naos 8200
Razer deathadder 2013
cm storm spawn
The build quality definately feels great, as with other Mionix products I have tried. The cord is on the thin side for a braided cord and it is very flexible for a braided cord. Its about the same thickness as the cords zowie is using in their mice, just slighty thicker. It is pretty much EXACTLY same in terms of thickness and flexibilty and the Razer deathadder 2013, so it might be the same cord.
The mousefeet are big and is the same as in previous versions so it will be easy to get replacement feet if needed.
The coating is a very smooth rubber coating that looks amazing. It's very soft and without any texture and feels just great
In terms of build quality it seems almost perfect and I would say that only the two dpi buttons feels a little bit cheap.
The Mionix naos 8200 is an amazing mouse for people who use palmgrip, though it's not without its flaws. In terms of shape and build quality it's pretty much perfect. In terms of sensor performance there can still be some improvements. So overall I can definately recommend it if you are looking for a laser mouse with a ergonomic palmgrip shape with supports for all fingers
For the future I hope they can improve the sensor performance and finally get rid of the jitter and slight acceleration that is present in every avago 9800 mice. Or better yet just release the updated version of the naos 3200 but with the avago 3090 sensor