Today I get to take a look at my very first Mionix mouse, I’ve heard great things about them in the past and we loved what they had on display this year at CES 2014. The gaming peripherals market is hardly short on great products right now, there are plenty of premium grade brands making gaming mice that are simply incredible to use, so much so that it is getting harder and harder for new products to distinguish themselves from the crowd, so it will be exciting to see what the Mionix Avior 7000 has to offer to the fiercely competitive gaming market.
Last year was a great year for PC gaming, eSports is bigger than ever, competitive gaming is more popular, LAN events and general online multiplayer such as FPS and MMO gaming are growing in numbers. This growth means there is a seeming ever increasing demand for great peripherals that offer plenty of features and performance for a reasonable price tag. Kicking back to enjoy your favourite game, online or offline can be a wonderful experience with the right tools at your disposal, but you also want a mouse that will fulfil your day to day requirements for work and browsing the web, not just scoring headshots in Battlefield 4.
Priced at around £55 here in the UK and $80 in the US, the Avior 7000 isn’t especially cheap, but it does pack plenty of features. Most importantly is the powerful processor that will make sure the sensor and macro functions never miss a beat, while an ambidextrous design, fully programmable buttons and a highly customisable sensor means you should be able to find your optimum setup with relative ease.
- 32bit ARM processor running at 32Mhz
- ADNS-3310 Sensor
- Ambidextrous design, palm or claw grip
- Soft touch rubber coating
- 9 fully programmable buttons
- 3 step in-game DPI adjustment
- 2 integrated RGB LEDs in 2 color zones
- Up to 16.8 Million LED color options
- Lighting effects Color shift, Solid, Blinking, Pulsating and Breathing
- 128 kb built-in memory
- Polling rate adjustable up to 1000Hz
- Large PTFE mouse feet
- Gold Plated, Full speed USB 2.0 connection with Plug and Play
- Cable 2m long braided cable
The Avior comes nicely packaged in a tiny box, just a little bigger than the mouse its self and features a clear image of the mouse on the front.
Around the back we labelled image of the mouse that details many of the major features such as the 7000 DPI sensor, soft touch rubber coated surface, 3 step DPI adjustment and 128kb built-in memory.
In the box you’ll find the mouse, a cool Mionix sticker and a small owners booklet.