|Specs at a look: Logitech Pop Mouse|
|Sensor||Optical (mannequin not disclosed)|
|Connectivity Choices||Bluetooth Low Power or 2.4 GHz dongle (not included)|
|Measurement||~4.5 x 2.6 x 1.4 inches (114.3 x 66 x 35.6 mm)|
|Weight||2.9 ounces (81.9 g) with battery|
|Guarantee||1 12 months|
|Different perks||Accessible in yellow, purple or pink|
There are lots of causes to choose wi-fi mice. They preserve your desk away from pointless cords, and it is now straightforward to seek out one with superior capabilities, a pleasant set of programmable buttons, and the power to carry a dependable connection. Some folks use a wi-fi mouse to regulate a distant system—like a media PC, for instance—and are thinking about mice that not solely lower the wire however the quantity as properly.
The Logitech Pop Mouse is geared toward that latter crowd. However earlier than you discover its absence of cable and talent to simply toggle throughout three units paired with Bluetooth, you may see the daring colour choices that scream “vibrant” in all their plastic glory.
Priced at $40, the Pop Mouse additionally boasts an “emoji button” instantly underneath the scroll wheel, pushing the system towards a younger demographic. However that emoji button is programmable, so the Pop Mouse can nonetheless be a viable choice for superior customers in search of a secondary or journey mouse. Simply do not depend on this diminutive, flatter, extra restricted mouse in your subsequent massive Photoshop venture.
Let’s discuss colours
One of many largest promoting factors of the Pop Mouse is its colours. That will sound foolish to some, however a vivid, thrilling look goes a great distance in livening up a piece setup. And the Pop Mouse nonetheless has sufficient different options to make it a critical contender.
My overview unit got here in what Logitech calls “Blast,” which is de facto only a mixture of black and yellow, with a splash of grey on the scroll wheel. The mouse additionally is available in “Daydream,” a shade of lilac that has made its manner from Logitech’s gaming side with yellow and mint inexperienced, and “Heartbreaker,” which carries varied shades of pink.
Logitech is pushing for a double buy by providing the wi-fi Logitech Pop Keyboard in the identical colour schemes. These are putting, playful designs, and there isn’t any toned-down choice. So should you’re not into statement-piece peripherals, the Pop assortment is not for you.
Three wi-fi units
I am completely satisfied to see Logitech supply this a lot wi-fi performance for $40. Just like the Logitech MX Anywhere 3, which prices twice as a lot, the Pop Mouse has three Bluetooth profiles (the function requires a minimum of Home windows 10, macOS 10.15, Chrome OS1, iPadOS 13.4, or Linux). You may toggle via them by hitting a button on the mouse’s underside. A small gentle exhibits up by a picture depicting PC 1, PC 2, or PC 3, so you recognize which one you are controlling.
And like that pricier mouse, the Pop Mouse can work with a dongle—the massive distinction is that it would not include one. When you choose that sort of connection, which ought to be extra dependable and simpler to work with than pairing it along with your PC, Logitech charges $15 for the dongle. However I used to be high-quality counting on Bluetooth. As soon as my three units have been paired, I had no hassle toggling via the programs in only a second or two.
One other accent the Pop Mouse would not embrace is a charging cable to attach the mouse to your PC. The excellent news is that it’s going to apparently be years earlier than that is an issue. In keeping with Logitech, the mouse will last as long as two years earlier than needing a brand new AA battery.
However even should you get barely shorter battery life, the mouse will nonetheless outperform many rivals. The MX Wherever 3 claims 70 days of battery time, Razer’s Pro Click Mini can go as much as about 30 days, and the Dell MS7421W (one other tiny mouse with three Bluetooth profiles) ought to last as long as 6 months.
The mouse’s software program, Logitech Choices, has a battery meter however would not present a exact battery proportion.
Hear me out: The emoji button is definitely helpful
Let’s get this out manner. I’ve completely zero want or curiosity in an emoji button. The power to drag up the Home windows or macOS emoji menu in any app that helps textual content did completely nothing to enhance my life. The gimmick might attraction to a youthful crowd, however depicting the enter as an emoji button actually undersells its worth as a normal programmable button.
By default, urgent the flat, easy button underneath the scroll wheel brings up emoji should you’re utilizing Home windows or macOS, however should you obtain Logitech’s Choices app, you’ll be able to reprogram that button to carry out extra helpful features. Or you should use the button to enter a selected, oft-used emoji as an alternative.
To be honest, I exploit the “thumbs up” emoji in Slack sufficient that the button may very well be helpful with that performance. However I most popular utilizing the button for different features, like displaying or hiding the desktop, taking a screenshot, launching a webpage or app, or controlling media.
And keep in mind, for fast entry to emoji, simply hit the Home windows key and “.” or “;” in Home windows or Management, Command, and spacebar in macOS. Pop Mouse not required.
The scroll wheel’s “click on in” can also be programmable.
Moreover, the Choices app permits the button’s settings to vary relying on the app at the moment in use. You may choose your individual apps, and Logitech has a small variety of pre-made profiles for some frequent ones, together with Zoom and Groups, the place the scroll wheel “click on in” turns into a microphone toggle, and WeChat, the place it turns into a display screen seize device.