Your first impression after seeing a photo of the Swiftpoint might have been “What on earth is this?”. I had a similar impression when I received one from XCite to review. It’s actually a mouse, a very smart one at that. It’s one of the smallest mouses in the market and was built to be held differently.
The mouse comes in an ergonomic design. You hold it similar to holding a pen, that way you don’t get hand cramps after long hours of use since holding a normal mouse isn’t a natural hand position. The mouse is so small you can use it with the space that’s below your keyboard on your laptop. Since it’s light, the movement is smooth.
Apart from it’s size and grip, what makes this mouse unique is the fact that it comes with gesture technology. You flip it on the side and move it slightly, this will automatically make the device you’re using recognise it as finger movements. A full video on how that works below.
I’ve been using the mouse for a few weeks and I must say it has increased my productivity at work when on my laptop a lot. The mouse lasts 2 – 4 weeks on every charge and if you run out of battery but need to use it urgently, the first 30 seconds of charge will give you 1 hour.
You get a small mouse pad and a magnetic sticker with the mouse so that you can have your mouse hanging from your laptop when you move. The only issue I’ve found with the mouse is sometimes I’d left click by mistake while using gesture scrolling, its price being 40 KD might be an issue but considering how much productivity you get from the mouse, it can be worth it.
The mouse works with Windows, Mac, Android and iOS
To buy the mouse:
XCite: Link – 39.900KD
Amazon: Link – $140 (~45.000 KD)
I will be having a giveaway blog post soon where I will have a simple question and 3 people will be picked at random of those who answered correctly, each will win a Swiftpoint mouse.