Since a lot of people are on a hunt for budget-friendly laptops, desktops, and other gadgets now that the “new normal” requires us to study and work from home, here’s another budget-friendly peripheral device that you may want to consider – a wireless multi-mode mouse that enables you to switch from one device to another in just a click. Meet the Rapoo MT550 multi-mode wireless mouse:
As someone who edits photos and videos everyday both for work and for fun, using a mouse is a breath of fresh air from my usual routine of sticking with my laptop’s trackpad. The ergonomic design is my favorite since it’s not a common mouse shape – this one takes the curves of our hand into consideration so it won’t get strained even after prolonged use. Easily adjusting the DPI (dots per linear inch) is also a big help as I switch from different tasks that require a different mouse sensitivity. For its price, the features are good enough! Switching from a work laptop and personal laptop is easy with just a click of a button, plus I can still connect two more devices (total of 4, but I don’t use more than two, to be honest).
When connecting via Bluetooth, just search for RAPOO BT 4.0 or RAPOO BT 3.0 via your device. This can be a bit tricky since you’ll need to ensure that your mouse is on and not out of power before it can get detected. Just make sure that you see the lights on the power indicator (left side) or on top near the DPI button.
The downside of using it; however, is that it doesn’t work well on glass surfaces and you’ll have to live with the extra weight of two batteries inside the mouse. Other devices that we’ve tried usually requires one battery only. It would also take some time for you to get used to switching from device to device since you’ll need to remember which is the first, second, and third device that it’s linked to aside from the one where the receiver is connected.
Since we’re just at home, these are somehow manageable and for the price of Php 1,240, it’s already quite a steal compared with similar brands that cost over Php 3,000. The mouse is still available at Silicon Valley branches nationwide.
- Dimensions: 5.31 x 1.97 x 7.28 inches
- Weight: Around 75g
- Buttons: Left button, middle button, right button, back button, forward button, Bluetooth pairing button, device switching button
- Scroll Wheel Direction: Two-way
- Connectivity: Wireless, Bluetooth 3.0, 4.0, and 2.4G, USB
- Sensor Technology: Optical
- DPI Values: 600 / 1000 / 1300 / 1600 (adjustable)
- Battery: 2 AA Alkaline batteries (lasts up to 12 months)
- Working Voltage: 1.5V
- Color: Black
- Warranty: 2 years