Conclusion: The Naos 3200 isn't the greatest mouse ever made, but it does the job of a great gaming mouse without emptying your wallet. It comes equipped with a very similar shell to the Naos 5000, so it still feels great, but it is still missing a few bells and whistles that make it be in the upper echelon of gaming mice. I feel this mouse has definitely shown you don't need to buy a mouse with around a $100 price tag to get great results.
Pros: Plug and Play, High Quality Construction, Comfortable, Works on multiple surfaces well at the higher DPI settings
Cons: Limited customizability with the 2 built in LEDs, Does not come with as many accessories or software features that Naos 5000 does.
Summary: Most people interested in a high DPI gaming mouse like this are FPS gamers, and these people will use the default settings of the mouse, and for that it works great. The mouse is smooth and fluid, and the sensor tracks on just about anything, except for obvious no-no surfaces like glass.
There is no onboard memory, so there is no option of taking your mouse and having your customizations work on a new computer.
Excerpt: Being a fan of big action video games puts some specific requirements on the gaming mice I use. Most of those games don’t fare well with low DPI or slow polling gaming mice. In fact, the shape of the mouse and button placement affect the experience. If the mouse isn’t tuned right, targets and objectives are missed.
Summary: Despite the fact that I've not heard of nor seen any Mionix products for sale before here in the US, I was impressed with the function and quality of the Naos 3200. Upon first inspection, the packaging and product are very Razer-esque, offering a well finished look that belies their relative newness. The rubberized coating gives the mouse a nice feel and a sure grip, all the buttons work as they should and the scroll wheel turns easily yet has well defined stops.
Excerpt: , winning over the several models we've tested in the last few years. Now the Swedish company has released the Naos 3200, kind of an “economy car,” so to speak. By itself, it's one of the best mice we've tested, exactly because it keeps the strong features of its bigger cousin – essentially the comfortable body design and the easy and efficient configuration software.
Conclusion: Mionix is not the biggest name in gaming peripherals but they are makers of some of the best mice on the market. The Mionix Naos 3200 is their mid range gaming mouse entry which offers plenty of buttons and features for the price. It is a performance gaming mouse for a budget price. Will the Naos 3200 make you a better gamer, I don’t know.
Conclusion: When I first started using the Naos 3200 I didn’t think I’d use the feature that allows you to change the DPI settings on-the-fly but after actually experimenting with it I found it quite useful, even if the buttons set as default got accidentally hit occasionally. I also liked the fact the LEDs on the mouse-wheel and Mionix logo changed depending on what DPI settings you’re using.
Pros: Comfortable design, Fast and accurate, On-the-fly DPI switching, Gold plated connector and braided cable
Mionix NAOS 3200 High Performance Gaming Mouse Review
2 December 2010
Conclusion: The peripheral market truly is a dog eat dog world and Mionix waded into it feet first. As you can imagine, this was a massive risk on their part and in our opinion it didn’t exactly pay off this time. The NAOS 3200 had the potential to be an absolutely killer product but it simply fell short in many key categories. While highly subjective, proper ergonomics are a must for any peripheral and that goes double for gaming mice.
Conclusion: The Mionix Naos 3200 is a good choice as a mid-range gaming mouse. It offers enough buttons for most users and can be customized heavily within the software. Moreover, the 3200 DPI sensor and rubber grip coating contributes to the accuracy and precise movement of the mouse. Although it doesn’t have an adjustable weight system, it’s still fairly weighty and it’s ergonomic shape makes it really comfortable to use.