The Rapoo model is a great choice for a wireless gaming mouse for those on a budget.
The first thing that struck me was the size, a medium sized mouse with good button placements and a design that gives the look of a gaming mouse.
The button and surface on top are plastic while the sides are of soft-touch material, giving the mouse a premium feel.
The buttons are also configurable via the Rapoo software, a rather small interface but feature rich with many pre-set options available to assign to all the buttons, including the scroll wheel.
The mouse has 3 feet at the bottom and I think they’re very well placed, one large piece towards the front and 2 other pieces at the rear to cover all range of movements, gliding over mouse pads with ease.
Being a mouse that holds 2x AA battieries, the model packs quite some weight, giving it a solid feel as you glide it around.
The unit comes with 2x AA batteries pre-installed and within the compartment is an area where you can store the receiver when not in use. I think this is very well thought of feature, totally didn’t expect to see this.
Another neat feature on this mouse is the zoom switch of which you are able to zoom in and out of a web page with just fiddling of the switch. The zoom switch is placed vet close to the left button so there is a chance of accidental left-click.
Bear in mind that this is just the behavior by default, you can reconfigure that +/- switch to whatever else you deem fit. The zooming feature works not only on browser but on desktops and other applications as well. Here’s a video of it.
I tried the mouse on various games and the mouse worked great. The buttons click comfortably, don’t expect it to click like a gaming mouse though. The model has a button for switching between 800 dpi and 1600 dpi modes.
The best part about this mouse to me is that it works right out of the box, no driver installation required. I tried it over Windows 7 and Windows 8 and it behaved exactly the same – just plug and play.
For more details about the mouse, please visit the official product page.
Surprise surprise, the mouse retails for only RM 89Â of which I think is a great price for something that spares you the wireless clutter yet being comfortable to use.Â
It works right out of the box without the need to install drivers and the buttons are customizable. What more could one ask for?