As computer technology became more affordable in the 1990s a whole new entertainment industry began to blossom, game developers grew and as the years went on the general populace across the globe started to embrace PC gaming as more than just a casual hobby. In today’s society many people take their gaming quite seriously, not just professional gamers but even people who just play in their free time can become intensely focused and competitive.
As a result of the professional needs and the ambitions of the everyday gamer, over the years we’ve seen the gaming peripheral category expand and the specialised market has taken leaps and bounds. There are now a number of manufacturers who live and breathe PC gaming and would not exist in the same manner if it wasn’t for the heights and level of popularity that gaming has reached.
Today we are going to look at two products from a Swedish company called Mionix. Now, most of you reading this have probably never heard of Mionix as they are a new player and have had relatively little exposure within the English speaking market. Game-1 have kindly provided us with the Saiph 3200 laser gaming mouse and the Alioth mouse mat to accompany it. On the outside both products look like promising pieces of kit and over the next few pages we will put them to test.