Mionix Avior 8200 Review: An Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse

By Luke Plunkett on October 1, 2013, 10:45 PM
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I'm left-handed. Yet when it comes to computers, like most other lefties I know, I use a mouse with my right hand. It's just...how I was taught. So I've never seen the need for a mouse that tries to somehow accommodate both normal humans and sinister mutants. I mean, let's look at the situation here. People buying a proper gaming mouse expect something of a certain quality, a certain comfort. How it feels in your hand is important.

It's why the best mice - I'm talking stuff like the Razer DeathAdder and Naos 8200 - are so serious about their ergonomics. How could a mouse half-assing between hands possibly offer the same level of comfort? And why would you bother, when mice like the DeathAdder ship with dedicated left-handed variants?

No idea. But hey, this category of the market exists because people want that flexibility anyway, so if you really must sit on the fence, the Avior 8200 is a good way to do it. Made by Mionix - they of the Naos 8200 fame, my favorite gaming mouse of them all - it's of course lacking in the bulk or custom ergonomics you'll find in a right-handed mouse. Everything else I like about the Naos 8200, though, is here. It's just a bit smaller.

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1 person liked this | madboyv1, TechSpot Paladin, said:

That's a sleek looking mouse, too bad this sinister mutant is happy with his right hand oriented Performance MX mouse. =p

psycros psycros said:

That's a sleek looking mouse, too bad this sinister mutant is happy with his right hand oriented Performance MX mouse. =p

They made a leftie version of that series years ago, don't recall the exact model. You can still find them online although the price is going up with increasing rarity.

This mouse sounds great but I can get the left-handed Deathadder for that money. I'm not certain it has four extra buttons within reach, though.

2 people like this | hellokitty[hk] hellokitty[hk], I'm a TechSpot Evangelist, said:

I saw the advertisement, now where is the review?

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

It looks nice. I can see this appealing to a good few people.

JC713 JC713 said:

$90, that is a bit steep for my liking.

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