Swiftpoint SM300 Laptop Mouse
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- Wireless, rechargeable optical mouse that can be used on the laptop palmrest.
- Small and easy to use (57mm length x 42mm width).
- Natural, ergonomic pen-like grip with padded thumb and finger grips.
- Lasts 2-4 weeks between charges. RapidCharge provides 1 hours useage after 30 sec charge.
- USB receiver for wireless operation, charging and docking the mouse.
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I was originally excited to have it for art/design. I thought it would help me avoid getting an aching hand or RSI when from my laptop touchpad using design programmes like Photoshop and Final Cut, that require a lot of mouse/touchpad action. Also, I hoped that it would be a more convenient solution when setting up and adjusting a video as part of an art installation using a mac mini and projector - sometimes the mac mini has been mounted in hard-to-access places, and I have had trouble using conventional mouses or even a mac bluetooth mouse. The swiftpoint has proved fantastic for these applications, and my hand no longer aches, even after a few hours of editing images/video. It has become so fast and intuitive using the swiftpoint that I now get frustrated when I have to use someone else's computer who doesnt have one.
But one unexpected major plus: I am a new mum, and during hours of feeding, I had been watching videos etc on my laptop. Before having the swiftpoint, I was always awkwardly juggling baby and laptop when trying to reach to stop/start/change volume etc etc. Now, I can keep my laptop at a good viewing distance away on the coffee table, and adjust everything using the swiftpoint, just rolling it on the couch arm. This is probably its best feature and most common use right now!
The only change I would like to make is not actually to the swiftpoint, but to my macbook pro, which stupidly has its two usb ports very close together on one side of the computer, so that it is difficult to use more than one usb device at a time, since most devices (even usb keys) cover access to the second usb port. Since I now want to leave my swiftpoint connected all the time, I hope that Apple will rectify this in the next design update to the macbook pro.
I've been a solid Logitech mouse user, but Swiftpoint replaced my Logitech laser after I got used to it - it took roughly two days. I'm now a believer of this mouse. The smallest I've ever used, it doesn't take much space in my bag. I started using it everywhere (haven't used on glass yet). What I like the most is its comfort. My wrist gets tired being in front of my computer 12hrs+ a day. So, I've started using this one in my home office as well. The only down side is that it didn't come with a bag so I started using an old sunglass bag. On the positive side, finally someone has discovered that software is not needed even for a wireless mouse! No need for a reset or pair buttons either. It simply works... well done Swiftpoint!
But... none of that maters because it stopped working after a few weeks. Same problem as other reviewer - the USB receiver just stopped working. My computer doesn't recognize the mouse. I can't get it to pair. None of the support pages or FAQs can help. It's just poor quality.
UPDATE - After talking with Swiftpoint, they have sent me two new USB receivers. Extra points for great customer service. Still, I have seen people have the same issue and the fact they sent me 2 new receivers (instead of one) makes me think I will be going through them like water. I will update after a month to see if the new receivers last and my issue was a fluke.
It has now been several weeks since my replacement receiver and the mouse works great. Must have been a fluke as promised. I can now gladly recommend the mouse with confidence. The features are great, the mouse is ergonomic and serves me well through all of my classes and homework on my laptop. Most of all, it's super portable and can fit in your pocket if need be. Great mouse and company has the customer service to back it up.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Game changer. Very useful for laptop and on the go. Responsive, accurate, and long battery life.Published 1 month ago by Fielden A. Coleman
I love mine. Have had mine for more than 2 years. Had a problem with the receiver after six months or so, but great customer service from Swiftpoint and received a replacement... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Twc
I love, love, LOVED this mouse. That is... until it stopped working. The USB-dongle / charge station came apart, essentially making the mouse useless. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Adgee H
Best mouse I have ever owned, charges on the USB input device. Reall east to use and hols charge for weeks.Published 15 months ago by JOHN MCMAHON (Oslo Woof)
Huzzah! The new Swiftpoint GT is arriving in December. I have loved my original Swiftpoint 300 for just over 2 years. The quick charge and ergonomic feel are my favorite featuresPublished 21 months ago by Don
The product fell apart after the first day I charged it up. I have to tape the 2 pieces together to charge. Not happy at all.Published 24 months ago by Dorothy Champagne
I've had my Swiftpoint mouse for about two years now....and it's still going strong. Very short learning curve....useage quickly became seamless. Read morePublished on May 10, 2014 by CAREFUL CONSUMER
wanted to give this a 5 but the price holds me back, but quality, customer support, ergonomics, excellent. Read morePublished on April 27, 2014 by GeekAbides
Purchased as a Christmas present. Must of had a built in timer to quit after 30 days but only lasted 28. It died today 3/23. Read morePublished on March 23, 2014 by NJ Bill