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Mionix Naos 5000 Hard Pad Versus Soft Pad Paint Test (Not Conclusive)

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After drawing some lines and circles on paint with my new Naos 5000 (which I love), I saw some interesting things. I purchased the Sargas 360 because it was claimed to be a cloth pad with the functionality of a hard pad (so soft, but great for laser mice). I'm not too sold after this quick little paint test.

The top lines and circles are using the Sargas 360. The bottom is using an Xtrac Pads Zoom (hard surface).

Besides a couple of outliers with the Zoom, it seemed to track better for horizontal movements? I'm not saying any of this actually makes a different to a KDR for me, but I thought it interesting none the less that I can see a clear difference between two surfaces.




Just received some Mionix swag I bought off Newegg. The Naos 5000 and a Mionix pad. Against my better judgement, I went with the Mionix Sargas 360, which is a soft pad. Soft pads aren't normally recommended for laser mice, but this one has some super secret coating that is supposed to make everything okay.

I love the Naos 5000...it feels incredible and is a very welcome change from my G9x due to its larger size. The finger grooves fit perfectly, and this mouse definitely comes highly recommended. I also purchased for $55 open box though, so I am not sure if I would expect anything less from a mouse with an MSRP as high as this.


However, I am still not sold on this Sargas being a good surface for a laser mouse. I'm not sure if it feels jittery due to the 7 cups of coffee I have had, the change from my G9x and Intellimouse I have been using, or is actually a result of the laser/pad interface.


Does anyone know of any software that can analyze the tracking between the two gaming surfaces I have?

Edited by Gizmo - 12/20/10 at 3:42pm
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paint. Draw some lines and circles and see if they look different.
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paint. Draw some lines and circles and see if they look different.
Did that...have some interested results that I will upload by tonight. Was hoping for something that could take the human element out of play, but then again, I have no idea how, or if, that would be possible.
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I retract previous statements regarding this mouse until further notice.

Still feels great, but horrible tracking suddenly occurred after an hour or two of use with a Sargas 360. Despite being cloth, the pad was specifically recommended for this mouse from the Mionix company, so I decided to chance it.

Awaiting tech support response from email and will keep updating as necessary.


Also of interest was the "SQUAT" (Surface QUality Analyzer Test) giving the Sargas 360 merely an "acceptable" rating versus the excellent rating received by most hard surfaces (Razer Exact mat for example). Would have thought a surface made by the same company making the algorithm, and recommending the mouse with the algorithm test on it, would score much better.
Edited by Gizmo - 12/20/10 at 9:05pm
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Would have thought a surface made by the same company making the algorithm, and recommending the mouse with the algorithm test on it, would score much better.
What algorithm are you talking about?
SQUAT simply reads the SQUAL Data (Signal Quality) from the sensor.

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Does anyone know of any software that can analyze the tracking between the two gaming surfaces I have?
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