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Mionix Naos 5000, worth it?

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I've fallen in love with the Mionix Naos 5000. The only thing holding me back is the $90 price tag. On all its reviews from the major reviewing sites, the only thing preventing it from a perfect score is that steep price tag. Newegg sent out a promo code for 15% off all mice, which brings it down to $76 with free shipping. At that price point, would you give it the full 10/10 it deserves? Or is $76 still too much for what this mouse is, even though it fits almost every want and need I have for a mouse. Thanks for you input.
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post #3 of 40
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What would you suggest then? I would like something with the same ergonomics as the Naos or Ikari.
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post #4 of 40
xai, naos, kone+ are all worth their price
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I just got it for $76.49. The Logitech G9x, G500 are both 69.99 and they both have 200+ reviews at 5 eggs. I might as well pay an extra $6.50 for something I actually want.
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post #6 of 40
You could get the naos 3200 as theres little difference
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Originally Posted by zactillow View Post
I just got it for $76.49. The Logitech G9x, G500 are both 69.99 and they both have 200+ reviews at 5 eggs. I might as well pay an extra $6.50 for something I actually want.
Grats on the purchase. You wont be disappointed. Best mouse I've ever owned.
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post #8 of 40
I have a friend that owns one and it was the best mouse I've ever layed hands. From that moment on I've unsuccessfully tried several times to sell one of my kidneys just to buy it (and upgrade my rig)
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post #9 of 40
While I do love a lot of things about the Naos 5000, I didn't like the shape while I used it. I tend to pick up my mouse with my thumb and ring finger, but due to the shape of the Naos it didn't really hold well.

If you do like the shape of the Naos, I highly recommend it however. I have somewhat small hands and tend towards more of a claw grip, so if you have larger hands and/or hold the mouse differently you may love it. Feature-wise I think the Naos is one of the better mice on the market. Sure it's got a few gimmicks, but it has a good shape, reasonably solid build, and high-quality sensor.

Me personally? I'm waiting for the Puretrak Valor to come out before I ditch my G9.
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post #10 of 40
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Should be here tomorrow. I'm pretty excited. I'll update when I plug it in! Now to figure out a mousepad....
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