Hands on with the Swiftpoint Mouse

by Mark R

Some of you might remember when I reported on the Swiftpoint Mouse back at CES 2011.

For those who don’t remember, the Swiftpoint mouse is a tiny mouse that is designed to be the size of your thumb. The purpose of the tiny mouse is to use that space you don’t use on your laptop as a mousepad.

As many of you know, I have to have a mouse, but I have been in situations where I don’t have enough space (or a busted mouse) and had to resort to the trackpad. I can’t stand the trackpad, but I had no problem using the Swiftpoint Mouse.

The Swiftpoint Mouse has a wireless dongle and a mouse that can be joined together and charged via the USB. The kit comes with a sticker to be put on the laptop as a Swiftpoint mousepad. I am told that it will last 2 to 4 weeks on a single charge, but I didn’t get a chance to try that out.

I definitely think that the Swiftpoint Mouse is going to take some getting used to, but it doesn’t take long. Just so you know, it is available now for a price of US$69, GBP49 and EUR59 on the official site.

6 reviews or comments

Mansoor Ahmed Says: January 26, 2011 at 2:31 am

I feel comfortable with the mousepad. but by looking at this Swiftpoint Mouse I am thinking to give it a try. What do u think?

Curious Says: January 26, 2011 at 10:40 am

How is this a “hands on” report? The only thing reported that can’t be read off the product’s website is, “…but I had no problem using the Swiftpoint Mouse.”
After watching the companies video, I have a few questions for someone who has actually used one:
1) Does the mouse need to lay flat to work or can it withstand a bit of angle?
2) Is it difficult to deal with such a small mouse space such as the corner of a netbook?
3) Is it really more convienent to be constantly removing the mouse from the dock to mouse, then replace to type, then remove to mouse? If the mouse docks easier than placing a USB then maybe it is easy. Or maybe while typing you can drop the mouse where the track pad sits?
4) Have you ever used one of those track balls that sits on the corner of the keyboard? How does it compare to one of those? Seems to take up about the same amount of space in a bag, and have similar properties.

Midnight Says: January 26, 2011 at 1:13 pm

The only mouse I have ever used and will ever use is Logitech and no other!

machead Says: February 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm

I have two of these little wonders and they work great!!! I have one for my work PC and my home macbook. Yes this can be angled and it works pretty much everywhere except very glossy surfaces. This little guy is also a head turner but more importantly it works great. Several of my co-workers bought one as well. It does take a little while to get used to but once you do you will never want to use another mouse.

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