Mionix Naos QG Review 8

Mionix Naos QG Review

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Value and Conclusion

  • The Mionaix Naos QG mouse sells for €130 incl. taxes.
  • Very comfortable due to extra finger support
  • Very accurate optical sensor (PixArt 3360)
  • Heart rate and galvanic skin response sensor offer a unique perspective into your gaming habits
  • Programmable DPI switches
  • Excellent cable quality
  • RGB LED logo which may be controlled by software
  • Large anti-friction pads on the underside
  • Software is clean and easy to use
  • Fairly expensive
  • Heart-rate sensor requires a tight grip
  • No DPI indicator
  • Software needs to be installed and running to take advantage of the unique feature
  • Surface smudges quickly with the oils of your hands and fingertips
The Mionix Naos QG is quite the likeable device. Its simple aesthetics are a pleasure to look at (no hard lines, no drawn skulls, no bright orange flames, doesn't look like a cyborg), the grip is extremely comfortable, the optical sensor is a beast delivering impeccable accuracy, and the software is super simple to use despite being feature-packed and is clean (no weird fonts or neon lights).

However, there is a big "but": its price. At this price point, you could get a wireless gaming mouse or a mouse that is more customizable (more buttons, extra weights). While the heart rate and galvanic skin response sensors offer some nice insights into your gaming habits, their utility can be debated ("So, my heart rate spikes when I get ambushed in Dota2. What do I do with that?"). However, the gaming community is clearly interested in these statistics: this mouse was crowd funded, 840 backers pledging $107,125 to help bring this project to life.

The Mionix Naos QG is a unique beast, which means that it is one of a kind for those who want it, making it the one and only choice for those who want to quantify their gaming experience somehow. In such a scenario, it delivers on all its promises at a price of their choosing, but for all the more traditional gamers: you may want to look at all the other amazing mice Mionix has to offer.
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