There comes a time in your life when your joints and bones start to give up on you and after 20 years of using a mouse on a daily basis my right wrist has started to ache following a few hours work. I have seen some fully vertical mice but from holding my hand in that position, it didn’t feel as natural so opted for getting this one and at around £15 for a wireless mouse, it was worth getting.
In The Box
◦ The mouse (with nano receiver stored in the battery compartment)
◦ Welcome guide (Instructions)
◦ Warranty Card
X - No Battery
Insert a AA battery (Not included). The plug and play wireless nano receiver installed in around 2 minutes on my pc (Win 7) and the mouse was ready to go. You can adjust the DPI by pressing the button on top of the mouse and each press cycles through the options of 800 / 1200 or 1600 DPI. (There is a red light just in front of the button which flashes (Once/Twice/Thrice) so you know which selection you have made.) Finding the right option depending the surface and your preferred tracking accuracy/speed is key. I preferred the 1200 DPI setting. I might be able to ramp it up to 1600 if/when i become more comfortable using it.
The mouse has a very soft and smooth exterior, is built well and feels very solid in your hand. I have been using a wrist support gel pad mouse mat with my regular wireless mouse but i had to spin my mouse mat around because the new wrist position which reduces the pressure and strain doesn’t require that extra support, you can even do away with a mouse mat as long as the surface is not too reflective.
It glides around the desk with no effort and is very responsive when clicked. Allegedly tested for 3,000,000 clicks (Is that per button?)
The mouse has the standard left and right click buttons, scroll wheel plus 2 other buttons accessed with your thumb for going to the next or previous pages when surfing the internet. These work really well and save going up to the top of the browser to go back
You can use the mouse up to 10 metres from the receiver thanks to a 2.4G wireless connection, so if your pc or laptop are not on or under your desk, you will have no problems.
For me, it feels too small in my hand. Maybe I’m not used to an ergonomic mouse and i’m holding it wrong. Am i holding it wrong? If i fit the mouse, right into my hand then my figures over hang the front end and i have to over curl my fingers back to press the buttons and if i hold the mouse so my finger tips are lined up with the buttons, it doesn’t feel like I’ve got a true grip of the mouse. I’ve keep trying to adjust my grip but keep coming back to the same conclusion.
I take nothing away from the actual device. It’s a great mouse and in the right (smaller) hand, it would be amazing.