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Mionix Saiph 3200 Gaming Mouse Review
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Written by Munk   
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Gaming has come a pretty long way since its humble beginnings of space invaders and centipede; because of this gaming hardware has improved slightly from the one button, 2 axis joysticks that were the first impressive pieces of gaming equipment. Gaming has become more than just a pass time it has become a sport. With several professional class gamers out there gaming equipment needed to follow suit. Thus from demand comes ingenuity; the gaming mouse was born. The new lines of gaming mice coming out are more than your standard white Microsoft 2 button scrollers. This new breed of mouse has multiple settings and features than you can shake a stick at. Mionix is a fairly new company to the gaming peripheral market so, let’s see if its new mouse the Mionix Saiph 3200 is as “stellar” as its competition.

 

Provided by: Mionix

Price: $66.28

Closer Look:

Specifications and Features:

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Ergonomic design (12° tilted)
7 buttons (5 programmable)
7 steps in-game dpi adjustment(with scrollwheel LED indication)
Configurable DPI between 400-3200 dpi
Built-in memory
Large teflon feet
Weight tuning system (up to 27 gr)
Netto Weight: 185 gr
Gold-plated USB connection
Plug n Play
Cable length: 2 m braided cable
Compatible with all kinds of surfaces

SENSOR SPECIFICATION
3200 dpi laser sensor
Lift distance: 1.8 mm
1 ms response time
1000Hz polling rate
True 16-bit data path
Acceleration: 20 G
Sampling rate: 40 000 Hz
Tracking speed: 1.27 m/sec (50 ips)
                  
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Windows® 2000 / XP / XP64 / MCE 2005 / Vista / Vista64
Available USB port
20 mb free space on hard drive

COMPLIANCE
This product is FCC, CE and RoHS compliant. For more
information please contact us.

WARRANTY INFORMATION
Warranty for Mionix products only covers defects caused by
manufacturing. The warranty does not cover defects
caused by any kind of usage that is not attributable to the
manufacturing process.

All of our products have 2 year warranty. Defect products
will be replaced with a new product. For more information
read our FAQ or contact your local vendor.

 

Testing:

In order to fully test everything the Mionix Saiph 3200 has to offer I decided to break down the testing into three groups: Overall Use, Gaming, And comfort. I decided on these three because overall use is probably going to be the majority of the use of this product (ie: websurfing, photoshop, and basic application use). Gaming is of course the most important; will it make you game better than a standard mouse. Finally the comfort test if you are an avid gamer you aren’t playing no 10 minute solitaire round you are going to be using this mouse for hours at a time in some cases so comfort better be fanfreakintastic. Let’s see the results.

Overall use and comparison:

First let me say I love my Logitech G5, I have used several gaming mice in the past and as the years have gone by since I first reviewed my G5 none have come close to beating it completely. While at first I love the new features of newer mice my heart still ends up belonging to the G5. Now having said that I feel like I am and adulterous hussy…er something more manly sounding…The Mionix Saiph has stolen my heart for a measure. It not only performed as good and better in some cases as the G5, it also has pretty lights….ooOOOoo I know impressive eh. The everyday use of this mouse was a pleasure and I will definitely give it a permanent place on one of my rigs for sure maybe even my main build.
Logitech G5: 8
Mionix Saiph 1800: 7
Mionix Saiph 3200: 8

Gaming:

So now the clincher did it make me a better gamer. Some people just can’t be helped, when I used to pwn with the pro’s life was good but now that 12 years olds are destroying me,  spouting racial slurs and making reference to me with some various strange sexual practices that even I am unsure of; it is nice to get a couple in before being annihilated. With the Mionix Saiph 3200 I have to say the broader range in dpi settings made for a much more rounded out gaming session and I was very happy with the results.
Logitech G5: 8
Mionix Saiph 1800: 7
Mionix Saiph 3200: 9

Comfort:

Ok for some of you it’s gaming, others it is everyday use, for me comfort is king. Very few mice are big enough for me to be comfortable with and most are too light. The Saiph 3200 has both angles covered. Not only is it wider than the G5 but it also has a weight system built in as well. This is a bit of an off topic side note but it also has a design style that you would think to see in a Razer product and all the best features of Logitech but I digress. The Saiph 3200 is by far the most comfortable gaming mouse I have ever used, bar-none.
Logitech G5: 8
Mionix Saiph 1800: 8
Mionix Saiph 3200: 9

Conclusion:

Ok I think it is prevalent that I love this mouse so let me just do some fan boy praise work here for you. The Saiph 3200 is the best Mouse I have ever seen for under $70. It has all the features gamers crave and a couple aesthetics most haven’t even thought of yet. The coupling of design and function this product offers will make any gamer a giddy school girls when unwrapping the package for the first time. From first shot to last point it will make you a fan over and over again.

Would I recommend this product? I think you know the answer. If you are still gaming with a white box mouse: take the mouse, get a good swing on it, then smack yourself in the head with it. After you regain consciousness go out and get a Mionix product and smarten the (your choice of expletive inserted here) up.

Pros:

  • Comfort
  • Usability
  • Functions
  • Appearance
  • Texture
  • Accuracy
  • Lights Change (yay)
  • Weight System
  • Anti-Sweat Coating and Thumbgrip

Cons:

  • None


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