Ever heard of Mionix Avior? Neither have I. The Mionix Avior 8200 gaming mouse is one of the most prestigious looking mice that I’ve come across in my many years as a professional gamer and that’s a big deal. How so? I’m a rather picky person when it comes to PC gadgets but this particular mouse just fits every expectation that I had of it.
Firstly, it comes with 9 buttons all of which are configurable based on your preferences. Just like the Razer Naga, with a 32-bit module embedded in it, you have the ability to store profiles directly on the mouse itself. Additionally, this little processor enables it to transmit higher polling rates, which in effect translates to more precise cursor movements and reduced input lag on it. You can easily get up to 1000 Hz in effective polling rate and the input lag is barely more than 4 ms, which is saying a lot because the average non-gaming mouse comes with at least 10 ms of input lag.
In terms of its ergonomics, the Mionix Avior mouse has an ambidextrous design, which means that you can use it on your left hand if you’re a well.. left-hander. Being an ambidextrous mouse also means that it fits both claw or palm grip users because its dimensions and design are symmetrical in nature. The grips at the sides of the mouse are also enforced with a strong rubber coating for enhanced control of the mouse. Much like any prominent gaming mouse these days (including any Razer, SteelSeries or even Mad Catz mice, a list of which you can find here: www.gaminggearlab.com), you have total freedom in adjusting the LED colors in order to get the awesome illumination effect on it. There are multiple lighting options available here including pulsating, color changes over time or breathing modes that you can customize to your liking.
To smoothen the mouse movement over a mousepad or any surface, the feet of the mouse are installed with teflon pads to reduce friction. If there’s a drawback about this particular mouse, I’d have to say that its DPI options are rather limited in the sense that you do not truly have perfect control over it since there are only 3 DPI settings that you can pick from, unlike say the Razer DeathAdder 2013, in which you are able to adjust the DPI anywhere from 1000 to 6400 in 100 DPI increments. Despite this glaring drawback though, the Avior gaming mouse still holds its own with its practical design and well-built features.