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I've been looking at claw-grip mice for my small hands. I was looking at the Razer Orochi and the Coolermaster Storm Spawn. Nothing really wrong with them. The Spawn looks really comfy but I hate the color and the CPI can't be customized.

I've been trying to find a black mouse that possibly had green LEDs, as the tower case I have is green. I was looking at the G9X but I've found the NAOS 5000.

It has custom DPI, rubber grips, and a comfortable claw-grip design. I've noticed there are not too many customer reviews on it. A few people complained about Windows 7/XP having trouble with booting/Plug & Play (read [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Mionix-Naos-Laser-Gaming-Mouse-Pc/dp/B003YJFV94/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1304652977&sr=1-1"]Amazon reviews[/ame]. TechPowerUp complained about it having a wobble but said it had the best sensor. Overclock3D said it was great but pricey. OverClockersClub said it was perfect (other than price.) This kid said it was the best mouse he ever tried... [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyJPcjWaf9A[/ame]
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Truly ergonomic design: Truly ergonomic design with support for all five fingers
Maximum grip: The rubber coating ensures a maximum grip
Balanced weight tuning system: A unique weight tuning system for an optimal weight distribution
5040 DPI laser sensor: Remarkable performance built for gaming
128 kb built-in memory: Bring your settings and recorded macros with you stored into one of the 5 profiles
Customizable LED light system: Personalize your mouse with extensive color options
S.Q.A.T - Surface Quality Analyzer Tool: Surface Quality Analyzer tool to measure the tracking quality on a certain surface
tracking
3 steps customizable dpi in-game adjustment: Set 3 dpi values and switch easily between them in-game
7 programmable buttons: The buttons can be assigned to any key, mouse command or macro
In-game profile switch: Switch easy with a click between stored profiles in-game
Adjustable polling rate: Tune it all the way up to 1000Hz through the software
Plug n Play: Completely Plug n Play, software needed only for configuration

naos_5000_3_0.png

Worth purchasing? Thanks. helpinghand.gif

PS: What mouse pad would go good with it? Someone told me that the [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Scarab-Expert-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B004H1T2RA/ref=sr_1_9?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1304653608&sr=1-9"]Razer Scarab[/ame] was the best pad in the world and he had tried almost all the popular pads out there. A good choice?
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 5/5/11 at 8:58pm
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Heheh. Worth buying? No way.
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Originally Posted by Deverica Wolf;13399317 
I've been looking at claw-grip mice for my small hands.
NAOS 5000 is a palm grip mouse...
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I hate the color and the CPI can't be customized.
don't you ever complain about the color of a mouse. you can complain about the Spawns CPI because that mouse is f'd up beyond repair, but its color, no. No no no. You're not a girl.
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I've been trying to find a black mouse that possibly had green LEDs, as the tower case I have is green.
actually maybe you are a girl. it'd be wrong of me to assume that everyone on the internet is a dude.
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It has custom DPI, rubber grips, and a comfortable claw-grip design.
I'll let you have the first two, but the NAOS is certainly not a claw grip mouse.
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I've noticed there are not too many customer reviews on it. A few people complained about Windows 7/XP having trouble with booting/Plug & Play (read Amazon reviews.
I wouldn't worry about this at all. These reviewers are most likely PC illiterate. Certainly mouse illiterate as you'd have to be to consider this mouse.
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TechPowerUp said it had the best sensor.
They said that? Yikes. Listen, never ever read a single word they publish ever again.
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Overclock3D said it was great but pricey. OverClockersClub said it was perfect (other than price.) This kid said it was the best mouse he ever tried... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyJPcjWaf9A
Yeah don't read these guys anymore either. I mean they're right about its price, but I could think of a million other issues before price.
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Worth purchasing? Thanks. helpinghand.gif
Never. Avoid at all costs. But look, if you really want this mouse... get the NAOS 3200. It's better. Yes, I know 5000 > 3200 and that the 5000 came out later, but that's all irrelevant. The sensor in the 3200 is much better simply because it doesn't have any acceleration.

Alright now tell me: how much did Mionix pay you to make this post?
Edited by cuad - 5/5/11 at 9:20pm
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I own an NAOS 3200(exact same design, no weights)....I use palm grip. But for claw grip, it could probably work. I would probably recommend something smaller, the G9x is really the only thing I can think of other than a Razer.

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Edited by SOCOM_HERO - 5/5/11 at 9:12pm
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There's no way you could claw grip comfortably (oxymoron?) on that Naos.
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Originally Posted by cuad;13399458 
Avoid at all costs. But look, if you really want this mouse... get the NAOS 3200. It's better. Yes, I know 5000 > 3200 and that the 5000 came out later, but that's all irrelevant. The sensor in the 3200 is much better simply because it doesn't have any acceleration.

Alright now tell me: how much did Mionix pay you to make this post?

I currently own both the 3200 and the 5000 (buyers remorse; fine for mmo's I guess), but there was a huge issue with the 3200 that I could not deal with.

It had the most retarded lift off distance I've ever experienced on any mouse because I can literally use the mouse when hovering it almost a cm above my keyboard. I don't know if that's because the one I got was faulty, but it blows my mind that it can actually do that. I just gave it to my dad then bought a Naos 5000, which I feel stupid about now. Don't get me wrong, it's comfortable and built well, did me well for WoW, but FPS's... Yeah, the sensor isn't great and I don't know what I was thinking when I bought that for ~$90 with shipping.
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Originally Posted by cuad;13399458 
Heheh. Worth buying? No way. NAOS 5000 is a palm grip mouse...

http://www.amazon.com/review/R24Z9B4LCMF69B?ie=UTF8&videoPreplay=1

I was going by this guy's review. At 2:15, the way he holds the mouse is EXACTLY how I hold it. And I read the mouse was suited for small to medium hands.
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don't you ever complain about the color of a mouse. you can complain about the Spawns CPI because that mouse is f'd up beyond repair, but its color, no. No no no. You're not a girl. actually maybe you are a girl. it'd be wrong of me to assume that everyone on the internet is a dude.

I'm building a color scheme. Red just doesn't go with how I have things here. Performance comes first obviously but there are so many mice out that I'm sure I could find a good one that matches my color preferences. I want black products with LEDs if possible. I'm not really understanding your attempts at wit. confused.gif
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I wouldn't worry about this at all. These reviewers are most likely PC illiterate. Certainly mouse illiterate as you'd have to be to consider this mouse.
They said that? Yikes. Listen, never ever read a single word they publish ever again. Yeah don't read these guys anymore either. I mean they're right about its price, but I could think of a million other issues before price.

What are there politics here or something? I read editorial reviews as well as customer reviews. Both were generally positive. I also liked the layout for the thumb and pinky. I don't wanna buy a RAT 7...
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Never. Avoid at all costs. But look, if you really want this mouse... get the NAOS 3200. It's better. Yes, I know 5000 > 3200 and that the 5000 came out later, but that's all irrelevant. The sensor in the 3200 is much better simply because it doesn't have any acceleration.

Thanks.
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Alright now tell me: how much did Mionix pay you to make this post?

What?

Everyone's big hidden behind a screen. *Whistles*boxing3.giftyper.gifkungfu.gif
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 5/5/11 at 11:36pm
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Thank you for your input. That is why I'm asking before I buy, obviously. In the Amazon video above the man was claw-gripping it but, you know, I'm asking because it can hard to tell unless you're holding it in person. I heard it was smallish but maybe not so? I already know about the G9X and the Xai and Deathadder and other calw/palm mice but this one looked good for me. I wonder if a positive thing will be said.
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 5/5/11 at 11:29pm
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Originally Posted by cuad;13399458 
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don't you ever complain about the color of a mouse. you can complain about the Spawns CPI because that mouse is f'd up beyond repair, but its color, no. No no no. You're not a girl.

Well i doubt you ever tried out the cm storm spawn as the sensor is PERFECT at 1800dpi and 500hz
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I was going by this guy's review. At 2:15, the way he holds the mouse is EXACTLY how I hold it. And I read the mouse was suited for small to medium hands.
I guess it's possible, but the thing has the same length and height as the IME 3.0/deathadder. it's meant for palm.

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I'm sure I could find a good one that matches my color preferences.
You'll have to mix up some paints then. there are a lot of mice out there and they all have problems.


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What are there politics here or something? I read editorial reviews as well as customer reviews. Both were generally positive.
no politics, they just... don't really know anything.
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Well i doubt you ever tried out the cm storm spawn as the sensor is PERFECT at 1800dpi and 500hz

That CPI is way too fast for me. I think I can manage up to 800-1000 but 1800 is too much. That's my complaint about the Spawn. The good third of its CPI levels is messed up.
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Originally Posted by cuad;13401046 
That CPI is way too fast for me. I think I can manage up to 800-1000 but 1800 is too much. That's my complaint about the Spawn. The good third of its CPI levels is messed up.

I don't think the sensor itself have a flaw i think its only because they tried to interpolate the sensor to do 800dpi when its not meant to do that
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