Xiaomi Portable Mouse
I have a Xiaomi notebook pro on my wooden dining table and it’s really an eyecatcher. the only downside of this beautiful workspace is that there is an old school Logitech mouse next to it. The touchpad is really nice but I prefer the mouse when working. I’m not a gamer so I do not need lights, extreme dpi or other features.
The only thing I found important is the deisgn (because it’s the living room) and if it does the ordinary mouse job. Most mouses need a USB receiver but I have Bluetooth on my notebook, so I want a Bluetooth mouse and save a USB port.
That was the main reason to buy this mouse. Let take a look if the mouse is a keeper.
Where to buy?
Of course, the mouse is for sale at Gearbest. For a price around 15 euro.
Interface: USB 2.0
Bluetooth Specification: Bluetooth 4.0
Range of Frequency: 2.4G
Power Supply: 2 x AAA Battery
Suitable for: Google TV Box,HTPC,IPTV,Pad,PC,PC360
Coding Supported: No
Mouse Macro Express Supported: No
Like I mentioned before: design is important for me. And because the brand is Xiaomi I think that would be the case.
- Product weight: 0.0775 kg
- Package weight: 0.1800 kg
- Product size (L x W x H): 11.02 x 5.72 x 2.36 cm / 4.34 x 2.25 x 0.93 inches
- 1 x Original Xiaomi Mouse,
- 1 x USB Receiver inside the mouse.
The case is hard carton and very strong. It would easily survive shipping from China without any damages. When I was unboxing I was looking for a receiver. It was not in the box, where was it?
As you can see in the photo the receiver is inside the mouse. it’s a tiny receiver, between the batteries
Does it fit your mailbox?
If you order only the mouse I think it will fit because the box is really small.
The mouse has 2 modes to operate: Bluetooth 4.0 or wireless 2,4 GHz. When using wireless you need the USB stick receiver. The mouse has 2 buttons and a scroll wheel that is clickable.
Build Quality & Design
The portable mouse has a good minimalistic design. The mouse gives me an Apple feel. It’s compact and small so it’s easy to fit in your bag. The receiver is stored in the mouse, but it’s so small that you also can leave it in your laptop.
The mouse slides well because of the two big sliders underneath the mouse. It works on different materials except for glass.
The left click on the mouse is a little bit harder than on my old mouse, but I’m now getting used to it.
Because of the small and flat form factor, it’s not a very ergonomic mouse. That’s the reason why I thought I would grab my old mouse soon. But that is not the case. After a week of using it, I don’t miss my old mouse anymore.
Logitech has a lot of alternatives for this mouse, but not that cheap. And a lot of mouses has features you don’t use. If you are looking for a cheap minimalistic alternative, I think there are two nice options for cheap compact mouses:
Click and there opens a new window with the specs and more info.
pro / cons
- Nice design
- 2 connectivity methods
- Flat design is a little uncomfortable for the long run