CES 2013: Mionix

by: Sean Cahill -
More On: CES 2013
One of the great things about CES is the proverbial "shows within in the show" that are attended in the first half of the week.  One of these shows is called ShowStoppers, which gives a chance for companies to spotlight specific products in a more intimate setting instead of on the main show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Dan and I had the chance to meet up with Peter Nygren, the CEO of Mionix, at ShowStoppers to check out a couple of the new products that Mionix is bringing out for PC gamers in the form of the Zibal 60 keyboard and the Naos 8200 mouse.


Naos 8200

Right handed truly ergonomic design, full palm grip
Grip friendly rubber coating
7 fully programmable buttons
3 steps in-game DPI adjustment
6 integrated LEDs in 4 colour zones
Up to 16.8 Million LED colour options
Lighting effects Colour shift, Solid, Blinking, Pulsating and Breathing
128 kb built-in memory
Large PTFE mouse feet
Gold Plated, Full speed USB 2.0 connection with Plug and Play
Cable 2m long braided cable

32bit ARM processor 72mhz
8200 DPI gaming laser sensor
Max tracking speed 3.8 m/sec (150 ips)
Max acceleration 30g
Data Format 16-bit both sensor and USB
Adjustable to1ms response time
Upto 12000fps
10.8 megapixel per second Image processing power
18.5 x 13.5 x 5.7 cm
Netto weight: 320 g

Zibal 60 Gaming Keyboard

Switch type: Cherry MX black linear mechanical switch
Switch mount: 18k gold plated backed
Actuation force: 60g
Key shape: Cylindrical
Responsiveness: 2mm (4mm to bottom)
Cable length: 1.55m (braided for durability)
Laser printed keycaps
Audio & USB 2.0 Hub
Media function buttons
Detachable wrist rest
44.4×20.6×4.4 cm / 17.5×8.1×1.7 in
Netto weight: 1.56 Kg
Windows® 2000 / XP / Vista / 7
Available USB port

Impressions of the Naos 8200

The mouse is incredibly comfortable.  Having larger hands, it can be difficult for me to find a mouse that truly molds to my palm and fingers, but the Naos 8200 is about as good of a fit as I've found.  The design of the mouse is very ergonomic and has a natural grip to it.  The material is soft and offers a nice cushion for long sessions of gaming.  Of course, the impressive part of the mouse is the 8200 dpi laser that it offers.  Gamers that require quicker motions need the extra dpi to make sure that there is a distinct advantage over their opponent.  The Naos 8200 looks to be a good choice, though I want to have longer sessions with it instead of the few minutes we had at ShowStoppers before coming to a final conclusion.

Impressions of the Zibal 60 Gaming Keyboard

This isn't your everyday gaming keyboard.  In a world where there are a ton of gauges, monitors, macros, and so forth, on just about every keyboard, it's nice to see a company provide a product that is built to last and is no frills.  The Zibal 60 stands out simply because it is a beast of a keyboard.  It is heavyweight, durable, and can take a beating from any gamer.  The solid body of the Zibal 60 means that durability isn't an issue, and the keys are quick-firing even though they stand out higher than standard gaming keyboards.  

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