||“I found the Swiftpoint Mouse to be both responsive and precise—much more precise than a trackpad.” read more
||"...after working with it for a couple of weeks, I'm pretty much a convert.” read more
||" It is definitely the best alternative to a mouse I've ever used. On a scale of 1 to 5, I would rate the SwiftPoint mouse a 4.5." read more
||"Swiftpoint has birthed a mouse that's got the portability and efficiency of a touchpad." read more
||“The Swiftpoint mouse is a heck of way to compute as you work on the go.” read more
|Katie Boehret from The Wall Street Journal favours the Swiftpoint Mouse over Microsoft and Logitech mice. read more
||"The Swiftpoint may be the coolest accessory for laptops I’ve ever seen." read more
|Review the Swiftpoint Mouse and like its plug and play simplicity, pen-like grip and magnetic rechargeable dock. read more
||“Great for desktop and mobile use; they’ll have to pry it out of my cold, dead hand.” read more
||"I rate this device as a 5/5 in both design and functionality." read more
||"File this one under: things I never knew I needed, but I'm sure glad I found out I did." read more
||"If you hate touchpads on laptops and your looking to upgrade to a full mouse without losing portability the Swiftpoint mouse should be one of your top options." read more
||"It's ingenious, frankly." read more
||"Swiftpoint may be the only company in the entire world that has the mouse right for all of us suffering (or about to) from RSI and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome." read more
||“…after only a few days the Swiftpoint has not only become my travel mouse of choice, but it’s even starting to encroach on my Apple Mighty Mouse’s territory for day-to-day use.” read more
||"The Swiftpoint may be the coolest accessory for laptops I’ve ever seen." read more
||“To say the Swiftpoint is well designed is like saying the Burj Dubai is a tall building.” read more
||"It’s a well-designed and put together object and it comes with a pretty amazing amount of extras considering it’s ‘just’ a little mouse." read more
||"The SwiftPoint mouse is strongly suggested for all consumers to get.” read more
||“Totally useable and user friendly, this is now my mouse of choice….and you want to see me go!” read more
|“The Swiftpoint mouse is a sublime little gadget that’s quickly become part of our travel bag essentials list.” read more
|“After using the SwiftPoint mouse for a month, it's the last mouse I'll ever need.” read more
||“…the Futuremouse is very nicely crafted piece of kit, Christmas-cracker-sized but built like real jewellery.” read more
|“The mouse is a real treat to use on the go.” read more
||“The Swiftpoint mouse is surprisingly nifty, especially if you're a frequent business traveller.” read more
||“I love how the mouse is very light-weight and very respondable.” read more
||"The Swift Point Mouse is in our opinion, in terms of mobility, design and battery life unbeatable!" read more
||"The sensor of the mouse is so powerful to enable precise and accurate operation." read more
||“This mouse is very accurate, certainly more than just your trackpad.” read more
||Swiftpoint Mouse wins Editors Choice Award read more
||Swiftpoint Mouse a great alternative to the touchpad read more
Tan Mae Lynn from SPH thinks the Swiftpoint Mouse is a nifty little travel mate.
Some quotes from SPH review, Posted 3rd April 2011.
“The Swiftpoint mouse is surprisingly nifty, especially if you're a frequent business traveller.”
“The set-up is a no-brainer. Just plug the USB receiver into your laptop and it's good to go. No software installation required.”
”So, the Swiftpoint mouse already scores for being really small and wireless.”
“A wireless mouse is nothing new, but the Swiftpoint is only about 5.5cm long and uniquely designed.”
”With a small laptop or netbook and this small mouse, I can easily pack a mobile workstation into a large handbag when I travel.”
“The Swiftpoint has a funky design (ergonomic, I believe).”
“It takes a little bit of getting used to, but after using it for about half an hour, I got the hang of it.”
To read the full review on The Electric New Paper, Singapore click here.
Grant Gibson from Herald Scotland gives the Swiftpoint Mouse a star rating of 4.5/5.
Some quotes from Herald Scotland review, Posted 19th March 2011.
“Great for desktop and mobile use; they’ll have to pry it out of my cold, dead hand.”
“The Swiftpoint is tiny – no bigger than one of the buttons on my regular mouse – but is ergonomically sculpted and surprisingly comfortable to hold.”
“The buttons areoddly positioned, one in front of the other, but this feels natural after a couple of hours. The supplied wireless USB receiver doubles as a recharging dock which the mouse attaches to magnetically when not in use. All very neat.”
“But now I’m a Swiftpoint convert. For word processing and web browsing it’s great – the optional handgrip detection works flawlessly, so if you nudge the mouse while you’re typing it won’t move the cursor, while the SlideScrolling feature is great for long documents.”
“For photo editing it’s just about perfect – the pen-like grip allows for more natural retouching than a regular mouse, and the high-resolution sensor gives pixel-perfect control.”
“...for mobile workers, designers and anyone else looking for something a wee bit better than a regular mouse, this could be the one.”
To read the full review on heraldscotland.com, click here.
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Ryan Ward from BCCHardware thinks the Swiftpoint Mouse may well be the last mouse he ever buys.
Some quotes from BCCHardware review, Posted 21st March 2011.
“After using the SwiftPoint mouse for a month, it's the last mouse I'll ever need.”
“It's incredibly light weight and small; about a third the size of my Microsoft 5000 desktop mouse and easily half the size of my Microsoft 6000 portable mouse.”
“Using the mouse today is completely natural and it's easy to switch between the two should the need arise.”
“30 seconds provides up to one hour of use. This is fantastic for those of us that are negligent frequent chargers.”
“During the month I've had the mouse I haven't had a need to re-charge it yet. This is amazing battery life given how small and light weight the mouse is.”
“Tilting the mouse to the side engages the scroll wheel with the mouse pad for rapid scrolling, and zooming. This is an excellent feature that takes a little practice to get used to. The 'one up' for SlideScroll is the zooming ability engaged by left mouse button. I use this feature daily.”
“Customizable 'Up' direction: Many people use their mouse at an angle for comfort and the ability to recalibrate which way is up is golden.”
“SmartTouch sensor: This is an excellent feature for parking the mouse without moving the pointer off screen. I make use of this feature daily.”
“No Software: A monumental plus for me is there's absolutely no software needed to use all of the features!”
“Those looking for enhanced ergonomics may find it with the SwiftPoint mouse as I have. I have found less wrist movement and more finger movement, and using the mouse everyday is comfortable.”
“I found the SwiftPoint mouse to provide enhanced precision during graphic manipulation thanks to its pen-like grip.”
“It was my goal to find the best portable mouse that I could use with every application and game that I wanted, and that's exactly what I found.”
To read the full review on bcchardware.com, click here.
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Chris Bidmead from Hardware thinks the Swiftpoint provides an ideal alternative to the touchpad.
Some quotes from Hardware review, Posted 2nd March 2011.
“…the Futuremouse is very nicely crafted piece of kit, Christmas-cracker-sized but built like real jewellery.”
The main focus is not only to make it small but to design it differently so that the diminutive size doesn't bring on hand cramps.
This is backed up with a 1000dpi resolution, and an optical sensitivity that allows it to be used on any kind of surface, including – if your notebook's on your knees – over the keyboard itself.
You hold the Futuremouse like a pen, gripping it lightly between your thumb and your craned second finger. The index finger operates the equivalents of the left and right buttons as well as the scroll wheel, which is off to the side on the right. Those are the basics, but there are a couple of ingenious refinements too.
A sensor on the right hand side can optionally be activated to switch off the mouse action when the second finger is lifted. This makes removing the second finger equivalent to lifting the mouse, so that in limited space you're able to slide the mouse across the surface with just your thumb without moving the mouse pointer.
The other refinement takes advantage of the side mounted scroll wheel. Slightly tilting the mouse to the right allows the scroll wheel to be rolled along the work surface for fast scrolling.
This clever rethink of Doug Englebart's invention does what it claims, does it well, and is a near-perfect solution for my MSI Wind.
To read the full review on reghardware.com, click here.
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Jonathan Blum from The Street thinks the Swiftpoint might be the mouse that roars!
Some quotes from The Street review, Posted 10th February 2011.
“The Swiftpoint mouse is a heck of way to compute as you work on the go.”
“New Zealand-based Swiftpoint, has spent three full years(!) and, according to the product's inventor, Grant Odgers, dozens of design iterations to improve nothing less than the portable computing mouse.”
“He lent me a demo Swiftpoint wireless mouse, and I have been testing it ever since. My verdict? Mr. Odgers might just have the computer mouse that roars.”
“At first blush, there is serious gadget shock with the Swiftpoint…But the packaging, instruction and overall design make getting the hang of the mouse a breeze.”
“As weird as this all sounds -- and is, frankly -- Odgers knew what he was doing: The ridge-mounted right and left click control buttons are easy to use, right where they should be under your forefingers. And the unit reduces the strain on your hands almost immediately. And with a bit of practice I could get the control wheel on the side of the mouse to control my work well. In fact, pointer accuracy was excellent. And the mouse can work on any surface -- a tabletop, fold-down tray, hotel bedspread, you name it.”
“After about a week, the Swiftpoint quickly became the default way I work on my laptop.”
“The Swiftpoint mouse is, without question, state of the art for small-business travel peripherals. It is svelte, efficient, well-built and will save strain on your hands.”
To read the full review on Thestreet.com, click here.
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Aron Schatz from ASE Labs finds the Swiftpoint a great tool for use on the go.
Some quotes from ASE Labs review, Posted 8th February 2011.
“The mouse is a real treat to use on the go.”
“Road warriors and airplane fliers might not be at a desk when the call comes in to fix that presentation that your boss is doing in 20 minutes. Times like these call for an input devices that can handle itself when you need it. Not only is it stylish, Swiftpoint packed in a large number of features to set their product apart from the rest.”
“Pictures don't do this input device justice. We strongly suggest you check out the video review to get a full view of the mouse. It is really unique.”
“This isn't just a standard receiver. It serves multiple purposes. The first is for receiving. Most mice come with some sort of small receiver that fits in the mouse on the go, but this is also a mouse dock. The two metal bits on each device marry together and a magnet holds the combo together. This is how the mouse is charged and how you take the two on the go.”
“Since the connection is just magnetism, you can easily remove and put back the mouse on its base station without fiddling around to make sure the contacts are touching.”
“The front of the mouse contains the two buttons. The one with the raised bump is the right click and the lower is the left click. The left click button is large enough to click for the majority of hands and the raised right click button makes it simple to click that as well.”
“This is one of those products that doesn't bother playing "me too" against any other company. What we have here is genuine innovation and the market should pay attention. Features that this mouse boasts work, and they work well. No software is needed to change the orientation, or to do page scrolling.”
“The speed of the mouse is good. It is 1000 DPI, so it won't be too fast to control. It also should be able to control the entire screen on a tiny laptop surface without picking up and moving all over the place.”
“Ergonomically, the mouse feels good. Even on bigger hands, it works well after a bit of use.”
“The charging USB receiver is a great idea and the battery life is remarkable. Why should we have to carry batteries for our laptop mice? It really is a problem when you run out of juice, but with the Swiftpoint, you just do a quick charge and you're good to go. All laptop mice should do this.”
“We always suggest you try the mouse before you buy, and Swiftpoint even offers a 30 day money back trial period. This is an excellent thing to offer to customers. If you don't like the way it feels, get your money back.”
“…if you're a true road warrior or venture on airplanes all the time, this is a really handy input device to take with you. It just works and works well.”
To read the full review on Aselabs.com, click here.
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Macworld try the Swiftpoint and find it responsive, precise and ergonomic.
Some quotes from Macworld.com review, Posted 7th February 2011.
“I found the Swiftpoint Mouse to be both responsive and precise—much more precise than a trackpad.”
“…this tiny size serves a purpose: The Swiftpoint aims to be the ultimate travel mouse by letting you use it in settings—say, while your MacBook is on your lap, or when working on a plane—when the only flat surface is your laptop’s own palmrest. That’s right: The Swiftpoint Mouse is small enough and precise enough (1,000 dpi) that you can stick it on your MacBook Air’s palmrest and mouse about when there’s no other flat surface in sight.”
“Unlike with many compact mice I’ve tested, the Swiftpoint Mouse’s design is surprisingly ergonomic…It feels a lot like holding a pen, and I was able to work with the Swiftpoint Mouse for extended periods without discomfort.”
“Just to the right of the mouse’s buttons, in front of your middle finger, is a large (compared to the size of the mouse itself), rubber-coated scrollwheel. You can use the scrollwheel comfortably with either your index or middle finger, but the Swiftpoint Mouse’s design offers an additional option: Tilt the mouse slightly to the right, and the bottom of the wheel comes in contact with the mousing surface, letting you scroll by moving the mouse itself forward or back. It’s a nice option that at times I found more comfortable than using either finger.”
“The scroll wheel also offers two additional features you wouldn’t discover if you didn’t read the user guide. First, if you hold the right-click (back) button and scroll, you get page-at-a-time scrolling instead of line-by-line. Second, if you hold the left-click (front) button and scroll, your onscreen view zooms in and out.”
“…using a mouse on your laptop’s palmrest raises practical questions about what to do with the mouse when you’re typing. Swiftpoint includes a couple clever solutions. The first is that the mouse’s tiny USB receiver (which provides a radio-frequency (RF) wireless connection) also serves as a storage cradle and a charger. When you don't need the mouse, it snaps firmly onto the receiver and sits there, suspended from your MacBook's USB port, juicing up all the while.”
“The second “Where do I put it when I’m typing?” solution is the included Parking Accessory, which is essentially a clear, thin mouse pad you can cut to fit your particular laptop’s palmrest area…It turns out that the base of the Swiftpoint Mouse hosts a tiny magnet, and the parking area hides a thin, metal plate; stick your mouse here, in between your hands, and it won’t slide off your laptop while you’re typing, even if you tend to tilt your MacBook at precarious angles.
“For those who prefer a mouse to a trackpad, the Swiftpoint Mouse works in even the tightest of workspaces. It won't replace your desktop mouse, but in cramped quarters, it shines, giving you a usable, comfortable input device that even works on your MacBook’s palmrest. The company has anticipated some of the biggest obstacles to such use, and has included features and accessories that address most of these challenges. It’s a clever product that’s as portable as a mouse can be, and it works well enough that some road warriors might even end up using it full-time.”
To read the full review on Macworld.com, click here.
"Into Tomorrow" with Dave Graveline review the Swiftpoint Mouse and like its plug and play simplicity, pen-like grip and magnetic rechargeable dock.
To watch a video of this review, click here.
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Katie Boehret from The Wall Street Journal favours the Swiftpoint Mouse over Microsoft and Logitech mice.
To watch a video of this review, click here.
The Urban Shogun finds the Swiftpoint Mouse an ideal travel companion.
Some quotes from Theurbanshogun.com review, Posted 29th January 2011.
“The Swiftpoint mouse is a sublime little gadget that’s quickly become part of our travel bag essentials list.”
“It’s surprising just how many features there are packed into such a small gadget and really is quite a design feat.”
“The style of the mouse is very nice and it feels really comfortable to use fitting in well with your hand.”
“Swiftpoint has rather cleverly included in their USB transceiver a magnetic charging system which also doubles up as a dock.”
“It uses a 1000-DPI sensor so the sensitivity is just perfect for travel use. It’s slightly more than the 800-DPI standard in most other mouses but then you’d want it to be unless you want to be moving the mouse all over your desk just to get things done.”
“Clearly Swiftpoint have much a great deal of attention to detail in making sure that every design aspect of the mouse is just right and well, when you clearly have this level of attention to detail, you end up with a fantastic product.”
To read the full review on theurbanshogun.com, click here.
OhGizmo! discover that sometimes good things do come in small packages.
Some quotes from the OhGizmo! review, Posted 21st January 2011.
“…after only a few days the Swiftpoint has not only become my travel mouse of choice, but it’s even starting to encroach on my Apple Mighty Mouse’s territory for day-to-day use.”
“…when you first start using the Swiftpoint you instantly realize that the designers have put a lot of thought into its ergonomics and usability, and not just “how do we make this thing smaller?”
“…you really only end up holding it with the tips of your fingers, which not only actually feels rather comfortable, but also feels like you have finer control than with a larger mouse.”
“On the top of the Swiftpoint you’ll find the left and right mouse buttons arranged in a vertical orientation instead of side-by-side, but it feels completely natural and is a non-issue…You’ll also notice a perfectly positioned rubber scroll wheel on the right side of the Swiftpoint.”
“…the Swiftpoint mouse features a built-in rechargeable battery, but instead of requiring some additional cables to top it off every now and then, the USB wireless receiver does double-duty…So besides serving as a wireless receiver and a charging station for the mouse, the USB dongle also serves as a secure dock allowing you to easily up and move your laptop with the Swiftpoint securely in tow."
“And speaking of charging, that’s one thing I particularly like about this mouse. On a full 90-minute charge you can expect to get about 2-4 weeks of normal use...But on just a quick 30-second charge with the battery depleted you can actually get a full hour’s use which is fantastic if you’re in a situation where you need to get work done but don’t want to sit and wait for a full charging cycle to complete.”
"I also like that the Swiftpoint has some simple but effective power-saving techniques to maximize its battery life. Built into the finger grips are touch sensors that know when you’re actually holding the mouse, and when you’re not. So if you happen to brush the mouse out of your way with your arm, or move it in any way without holding the finger grips, the movement won’t be detected or translated to the cursor.”
“Overall the Swiftpoint mouse is a well-designed product that’s hard to fault after having had the chance to actually put it through its paces. It’s difficult not to be skeptical at its minuscule design at first glance. Particularly since we’ve all spent our lives using monstrous alternatives. But the Swiftpoint is well designed for the task it was created for, which is basically on the palmrest area of a notebook computer while it’s being used on your lap, on an airplane’s tray table or anywhere with limited desktop space. It may not be the perfect solution for everybody’s day-to-day needs, but I certainly recommend that road warriors who are not completely satisfied with their laptops built-in solutions give it some serious consideration.”
To read the full review on ohgizmo.com, click here.
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IT Enquirer investigates the ergonomic benefits of the Swiftpoint Mouse.
Some quotes from the it-enquirer.com review, Posted 18th January 2011.
"Swiftpoint may be the only company in the entire world that has the mouse right for all of us suffering (or about to) from RSI and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome."
"…the Swiftpoint mouse is marketed as a notebook mouse and while it’s actually smaller than the real rodent, it’s a great mouse for desktop computing too."
"Regardless of whether you own a notebook or not, if you have RSI or CTS, rush to the “Future Mouse” web site and buy yourself a Swiftpoint mouse. If you don’t have RSI or CTS, but you’re using a mouse on a daily basis, go do the same, because sooner or later you’re going to get one of these two ‘conditions’ for which there’s little medical help available (except for surgery…)."
"I’ll quickly tell you why you should go out and buy one: the Swiftpoint mouse makes you place your hand the same way as when you’re holding a pencil. That’s about as natural a hand and wrist position as you get when office or computer work is your destiny…"
"In addition to this the Swiftpoint mouse has other unique features that in my opinion turn it into the best computer mouse available."
"…without installing any drivers or software, you can make the mouse move only when your finger rests on the right-hand rubberised finger grip. This feature is not turned on by default, but I found it makes the mouse even more useful. Often when I’m working, I want to change the postion of my entire forearm so I can give my shoulder a rest. With a conventional mouse, picking up the mouse and putting it down again will almost always result in a moving cursor."
"A second extremely useful feature is the scrolling wheel…The wheel is rubberised and when using the mouse it can be rotated effortlessly using your fingers, but if you want to to move fast trough a document or a file window, you can just place the wheel on a surface and pull the mouse down (or up, depending in which direction you want to scroll)."
"After having worked with the Swiftpoint for about two weeks I am enthralled by the device. I still can’t believe my wrist and shoulder hurt much less than when I was using the Magic mouse (and on and off a whole collection of Logitech mice, for that matter)."
To read the full review on apple.it-enquirer.com, click here.
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Trauben and Huneycutt from Pixelated Geek check out the Swiftpoint Mouse at CES.
Some quotes from the pixelatedgeek.com review by James Trauben and , Posted 8th January 2011.
"Wow. I mean, wow."
"The Swiftpoint may be the coolest accessory for laptops I’ve ever seen."
“Swiftpoint Ltd is off to a fine start with its Swiftpoint wireless mouse, awarded the CES Innovations 2011 award.”
“The diminutive mouse is a radical departure from conventional wireless and laptop mice, developed with a focus on mobile users. Held with three fingers in a pen-style grip with buttons arranged in a row along the mouse’s crest, it fits easily into the palm. The Swiftpoint is designed for use atop the laptop’s palm rest next to the touchpad, but has a wireless range of 30 feet. It can zoom, page, and scroll with specialized gestures, and includes two buttons and a track wheel.”
"The Swiftpoint was developed over the course of four years and ten prototypes, and has met widespread acclaim. It won the Computer Shopper Editor’s Choice in September 2010 and was one of the 2010 100 Popular Science Best of What’s New choices."
"Wow. I mean, wow."
"This little thing is amazing. I didn’t even get that long to acclimate myself to it and I could easily see why it has won as many awards as it has. It’s very receptive and fluid with , and the design is more natural and elegant than simply transposing a desktop mouse to a smaller size."
"I could easily see this being a frequent traveler’s best friend when using their laptop on a plane or in a cramped web café."
"What really impresses me is the charging and transportation aspects. Incorporating a magnet into the tiny docking station to secure the mouse is an elegant solution, and getting two weeks’ minimum worth of operating time for an hour and a half’s charging time…"
"The Swiftpoint may be the coolest accessory for laptops I’ve ever seen."
"The Swiftpoint is a brilliant solution to every problem the laptop/netbook presents. Its small, its portable, it docks magnetically onto the USB dongle, its super sensitive, it has a 2-4 WEEK BATTERY LIFE with an ability to create a one-hour use quick-charge in 30 seconds, and at a $69.99 price point and world-wide availability, my only question is, WHY DON’T YOU OWN ONE ALREADY? I’ve ordered one. Already. You should too. Now. Even if you don’t own a laptop."
To read the full review on pixelatedgeek.com, click here.
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Rick Broida from BNET adds the Swiftpoint Mouse to their Gadget Lust Column.
Some quotes from the BNET coverage by Rick Broida, Posted 124th November 2010.
“…if you hate touchpads… the Swiftpoint might be a steal at any price.”
“Ever try to use a mouse on an airplane tray-table? Or in a car? Heck, even some tables at Starbucks are too narrow to accommodate one.”
“The Swiftpoint Mouse works anywehere. It’s small, rechargeable, dockable, and able to glide on surfaces including your laptop’s palm rest.”
“I like the way the Swiftpoint docks with its little USB receiver, though I’d be worried about it getting knocked loose inside my laptop bag. On the plus side, a mere 30-second quick-charge affords an hour’s worth of juice, so it’s easy to recharge on the fly.”
“…if you hate touchpads (most people do) and constantly find yourself in cramped working conditions, the Swiftpoint might be a steal at any price.”
To read the full coverage on BNET.com, click here.
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Jonathan Yaniv from Trustednerd.com rates the Swiftpoint Mouse a B+ or 4.5/5.
Some quotes from the trustednerd.com review by Jonathan Yaniv, Posted 18th November 2010.
"The SwiftPoint mouse is strongly suggested for all consumers to get.”
"No one these days likes those touchpads that come with laptops and today, as soon as a consumer gets a laptop, they disable that functionality. The people over at Swiftpoint understand this, and have invented an amazing product known as the Swiftpoint mouse."
"When you first look at the SwiftPoint mouse, you will be like, what exactly is this? It’s so tiny! Well, it’s a mini mouse that is designed to replace today’s annoying touchpad. It’s so small that its extremely portable."
"You can use it on your lap, on the laptop itself on the side, or wherever possible. The charging is phenomenal! For a one hour charge, you charge it for 30 seconds. Yes, that’s right folks, 30 seconds! It latches onto a small USB stick to charge the SwiftPoint device itself."
"If you want the mouse to enable scrolling functionality all that is required is a simple tilt of the mouse!"
"Mouse controls are very simple. Left button on the front, right on the back, and the scroll wheel is on the right. As we talked earlier about charging, the Swiftpoint mouse comes with a small USB receiver that fixes itself to the unit through a magnet. No cords required."
"Setting up the mouse on your PC or Laptop is a breeze. All you do is simply plug in the USB receiver. Nice thing is all the extra-functionality such as shortcuts work right out of the box!"
"There are several little features that bumped up our rating regarding its customization. What we found was there is a lock feature, so you don’t accidently move the cursor while typing (one of the major annoyances with touchpads)."
To read the full review on trustednerd.com, click here.
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Red Ferret's Dan Ferris likes the way the Swiftpoint Mouse, "just slots itself into your computing life."
Some quotes from the Red Ferret review by Dan Ferris, Posted 17th December 2010.
“To say the Swiftpoint is well designed is like saying the Burj Dubai is a tall building.”
“It’s about the size of a zippo lighter, charges in 30 seconds and may just change the way you use your laptop forever.”
“It’s made of glossy black plastic with moulded rubber wherever your fingers make contact with it, even the main mouse button has a small rubber pad. The two buttons are different heights so you can easily distinguish between them.”
“The wheel is located on the side of the mouse and it’s much larger and wider than a typical mouse scroller, but you still operate it via the index finger or by tipping the mouse on its side.”
“The Swiftpoint people see their mouse as a replacement for the trackpad and have designed it to run on almost any surface including the palm-rests of laptops.”
“The fundamental feature of the Swiftpoint seems to be removing the disconnect between typing and using a mouse on laptops…The Swiftpoint brings the mouse to the keyboard and a lot more besides.”
“The USB wireless receiver dongle holds the Swiftpoint in place while it charges, or stores the Swiftpoint while you move your computer around.”
“If the Swiftpoint has run flat, dock it on the charger and it will receive a 30 second lightning charge (groan) that will keep the mouse running for an hour. Or you can let it charge for 90 minutes and the mouse should run for 2 -- 4 weeks.”
“The scroll wheel behaves normally or you can tilt the mouse on its side drag the wheel on the desk, allowing you to power to the end of the document.”
“Another quite cool aspect of the Swiftpoint is its precision. The optical sensor is 1000dpi but the mouse itself is very precise. Because you’re moving it with your fingers instead of your hand and wrist, you can be much more precise in what your doing.”
“The Swiftpoint is a stunningly well-thought out bit of kit and is sure to make any road warrior worth-their-salt, way more productive on the road.”
“Possibly the best part of the Swiftpoint is the way it just slots itself into your computing life. Sure it might take five minutes of getting used-to but that’s it. You don’t need any software to get all the features, the dongle is pretty hard to lose, there’s no hunting around for another mouse if the battery has gone flat, it’s comfortable, it’s precise, it’s intuitive, and best of all it’s tiny. Swiftpoint are also offering a 30 day risk free trial, so do yourself and your wrists a favour and try one out. Seriously, it’s bloody brilliant.”
To read the full review on Red Ferret.com, click here.
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Emma Jones from Iconic Gifts thinks the Swiftpoint Mouse could change the way you work.
Some quotes from the review by Iconic Gifts, Emma Jones Posted 19th December 2010.
“Totally useable and user friendly, this is now my mouse of choice….and you want to see me go!”
“The Swiftpoint mouse is one of those inventions that could change the way you work.”
“This high-performance mouse can work directly on the laptop’s surface – and is small enough to fit under your thumb!”
“Ergonomically designed, the grip is reminiscent of a pen. Whilst you will need a little practice with the Swiftpoint, soon enough it becomes a natural extension of your fingers.”
“Just plug in USB dock, your laptop will pick up and auto load the new software and you are away.”
“A new pc peripheral that actually has a purpose, a reason. Once you start using a swiftpoint, you will not be able to go back to touchpad or even your standard mouse – it is that good!”
To read the full review on IconicGifts.com, click here
Daniweb gives the Swiftpoint Mouse a 9/10.
Some quotes from the Daniweb review by Davey Winder, Posted 9th December 2010.
"File this one under: things I never knew I needed, but I'm sure glad I found out I did."
“Seriously, you might think that your laptop touchpad is a perfectly acceptable solution to your mouse input needs, but only if you haven't tried the Swiftpoint Mouse. It's small but perfectly formed, a true merging of form and function which is both more efficient and responsive than any touchpad I've ever used.”
“…unlike any mouse I've ever used (and that includes the smallest of portable units) the Swiftpoint can be comfortably operated within the confines of the palmrest alongside the existing touchpad…I am currently using this clever bit of geek design quite comfortably on the very small area of palmrest next to the touchpad on my netbook - and that's an area of just a couple of square inches.”
“Instead of holding it like a traditional mouse…you grip the Swiftpoint as if it were a pen. Sure, it takes a while to get used to the idea of this …but boy is it worth getting your head, and your fingers, around.”
“And don't think that you are just getting the bare bones of a mouse with this thing, in the petite form there's even a scroll wheel.”
“The ultimate measure of how good the Swiftpoint is, though, the simple fact that ever since I've had one the touchpad of my netbook has remained a finger free zone.”
“…the Swiftpoint mouse is the ideal little gadget to add to your Santa wish list, or maybe just buy as a much deserved treat for yourself this festive season.”
To read the full review on Daniweb.com, click here.
Dvice News rates the Swiftpoint Mouse 5/5.
Some quotes from the DVice News review by Lee Nakamoto, Posted 23rd November 2010.
"I rate this device as a 5/5 in both design and functionality."
"It’s a uniquely shaped mouse that has the grip and feel of a very expensive pen. It’s ergonomic design and strategically placed rubber surfaces offer the perfectly natural grip and feel that you wish all companies would take in consideration before launching new products."
"This is more than the latest fad or cutting edge technology. Swiftpoint identified a need and have decisively filled that need with a wonderful solution. I won’t be using the trackpad of any laptop in the foreseeable future."
"The pen-like grip feels very natural and comfortable for users to pick up. Initially it’s such a different grip that it feels a little alien. After using it a few times that foreign feeling disappears and it becomes such a natural grip that I now think of traditional mice as very uncomfortable to hold."
"Connection to my Windows 7 PC and MAC were extremely easy. No downloads or software installation was necessary. You just plug it in, wait for the OS to recognize it and you are ready to go."
"The best feature of the Swiftpoint Mouse was the scrolling function. The tilt to scroll function is by far the coolest feature of this mouse. There is a large scroll wheel on the right hand side. You simply angle the mouse 45degrees to the right and roll up or down to scroll. It is fantastic when surfing news sites/blogs or other websites that have lots of content on tall pages."
"The mouse comes with a tiny USB receiver/charger. It’s got some magnets on top that hold the mouse when docked and complete the electrical connections. In the past 9 days that I’ve been using it, I have not needed to charge it yet."
"Pick one up yourself, you will never go back to a trackpad once you have one."
To read the full review on Dvice News, click here.
Weekiz.com in France reviews our mouse.
Some quotes from the Weekiz.com review, (Translated from French), Posted 8th November 2010
“This mouse is very accurate, certainly more than just your trackpad.”
“So you're not sure that this mouse would be a mouse for you, think again, I had the same prejudice at the start.”
“It's amazing how fast I could get used to it.”
"The first time you connect, you just wait until the driver is installed and presto: you can use your mouse. Yes, no CD to install, nothing! It's really very simple and very fast.”
“In any case, it is very convenient, as agreed, and rather pleasant to use. It is my opinion, a very good purchase especially when you consider its autonomy.”
“I recommend this mouse again mainly for users of laptops, netbook (although nothing prevents you from using a traditional PC (tower + monitor)). Really practical, pleasant to use, aesthetically beautiful I must say, and then Quick and easy… She has really great quality for such a small mouse, and its autonomy is really attractive…”
To read the full review on weekiz.com, click here for French and click here for English
WellConnectedMom Lori Cunningham looks at the Swiftpoint Mouse from a busy Moms perspective.
Some quotes from the WellConnectedMom.com review, Posted 8th November 2010
“I love how the mouse is very light-weight and very respondable.”
“…it took me no time at all to install the Swiftpoint mouse on my netbook.”
“It’s a very comfortable hold and although the buttons are centered vertically on the mouse rather than horizontal, like most mice, it’s pretty easy to get used to them.”
“The only surface space I had to use was the touchpad/handrest area of my netbook – which was only 2 inches long below the keyboard. My previous laptop mouse could never work on a such a small surface like the Swiftpoint mouse.”
“I have really enjoyed using the Swiftpoint mouse. I even have been using it with my desktop and it works great…”
“The Swiftpoint mouse is a winner. I like it better than my normal boring, black desktop mouse. It’s lightweight, compact, precise, and the buttons and wheel are convenient. I can dock it onto my netbook and I’m ready to go.”
“No long cord, no need for a table to use it, and it’s always conveniently docked on my netbook when I need it.”
“A lot of thought, research, and development went into the Swiftpoint mouse and it shows.”
“…they are offering a 30 Day Guarantee…although, I don’t suspect they will be getting any returns.”
To read the full review on wellconnectedmom.com, click here
Tuvie.com - Design of the Future - from Indonesia Reviews the Swiftpoint Mouse
Some quotes from the Tuvie.com review, Posted 28th October 2010
"The sensor of the mouse is so powerful to enable precise and accurate operation."
"The Rapid Charge feature of the mouse was quite impressive which let me use it for more than an hour by charging it only few minutes."
"Though the mouse is smaller than those we see around, it’s not too small to hold it as a pen, gliding easily on the laptop palm rest."
"No driver required to use the mouse, the plug-and-play simplicity enables the mouse to be operated quickly on any operating system."
"Scrolling over documents is super easy and stylish, just I had to tilt the mouse and slide the scroll wheel. Moreover, the Slide Scroll feature of the mouse enabled page through scrolling and zooming to get a closer look."
"The inclusion of Smart Touch feature made it energy efficient by stopping the movement of the mouse pointer when the finger grip doesn’t detect my finger on it."
"The customizable up direction is another feature that made me amazed which enabled me changing the up direction of the pointer according to my need."
"The USB dock charging system is really a handy feature of the mouse that not only can receive wirelesssignal from up to 30 feet distance, it also charges the mouse docked securely with the laptop."
"This arrangement also gives users the freedom to move as they want, without worrying about misplacing the mouse."
To read the full review on Tuvie.com, click here
NetbookHelden from Germany Review the Swiftpoint Mouse
Some quotes from the NetbookHelden.com review, (Translated from German) Posted 28th October 2010
"The Swift Point Mouse is in our opinion, in terms of mobility, design and battery life unbeatable!"
“The conditions for the fingers are very handy and offer good support. Even the scroll wheel and left-click (button front) are rubberized and beautiful to touch.”
”The Swift Point Mouse, you can practically take anywhere. Due to the very compact size, it can be stowed in each case - at a pinch in the pocket.”
“The handling is very simple, but you have to first get used to it. After no more than an hour you got used to the Swift Point Mouse.”
“Basically you can use the Swift Point mouse on each matt and smooth surface. We have used the Swift Point your mouse on a normal mousepad, and on numerous other documents. The sensor has not failed us and directs the mouse perfectly.”
"Although the two mouse buttons are placed above the other, they can express themselves easily and conveniently. The pressure point is very good and you also notice, on which button you are."
"It is ergonomically designed and makes sure that the fingers are pain free after several hours."
To read the full review on NetbookHelden.com (in German), click here
Swiftpoint Mouse gets reviewed in the New Zealand Herald
Some quotes from New Zealand Herald Mac Planet review, Posted October 14th 2010
"It's ingenious, frankly."
"For one thing, it's tiny - with is partly the point. It's so small you can happily use it on the space below the keyboard and beside the central trackpad on most laptops, and most definitely there is plenty of room on Apple's."
"It's possible the Swiftpoint Mouse has the potential to address ergonomic issues associated with using small mice, due to its pen-like grip. This feels natural and comfortable to use..."
"Although very small in size, (42mm x 57mm), it has been tested with a whole range of hand sizes. This makes perfect sense - you don't tend to buy bigger or smaller pen sizes depending on your hands."
"The USB receiver is tiny - you can leave it in the port (to handle connection, you need to anyway) and just dock the mouse on it whenever you want - a 30-second charge will give you an hour of use…"
"Ninety minutes charge gives you a purported 2-4 weeks use, which is pretty amazing. Hurrah to that."
"In your right hand, your thumb fits naturally into the red, rubberised thumb-grip on the Swiftpoint's left. You put your middle finger in the right-side black rubberised groove and your index finger falls naturally to the textured scrollwheel and buttons."
"You do a three-point dance with this finger, between the normal left-click button (at the front), the right-click button (pull your finger back a few millimetres) and lift it over two or three millimetres to the right to find the scrollwheel."
To read the full review on The New Zealand Herald, click here
Mark Webster from mac-nz.com rates the Swiftpoint a 4.5/5
Some quotes from the mac-nz review by Mark Webster, Posted October 8th 2010
"It’s a well-designed and put together object and it comes with a pretty amazing amount of extras considering it’s ‘just’ a little mouse."
“…despite its tininess, it integrates a thumb-grip, middle finger grip, right-click button, left-click button, LED charger light and a status light, and a scrollwheel.”
“The USB receiver is tiny – you can leave it in the port and just dock the mouse whenever you want for a quick charge – and I mean quick! A 30-second charge gives you an hour of use – perfect for those plane trips!”
“The scrollwheel is quite big – that’s clever – you can literally tilt the whole thing (it’s very light) onto its right point and roll the wheel directly on your mousing surface for a fast scroll.”
“…all in all, it’s clear a whole lot of effort and expertise has been expended on this tiny device. It’s ingenious, frankly.”
“…much more handy and portable than a typical little mouse you might buy for laptop use, and it’s pretty neat you can use it on your actual MacBook’s spare real estate.”
To read the full review on mac-nz, click here
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Computer Shopper - Swiftpoint Mouse Wins Editor's Choice Award and is ranked 8.8 out of 10.
To read the full review on ComputerShopper.com, click here
Computerworld - Barbara Krasnoff looks at how the Swiftpoint Mouse enhances mobile mousing.
Some quotes from the Computerworld review by Barbara Krasnoff, Posted September 10th 2010
"...after working with it for a couple of weeks, I'm pretty much a convert.”
”You can use the mouse (rather than your touchpad) on any surface -- not only on the table next to your laptop, but also on the surface of the laptop itself, making it easier to work with your computer on your lap or in an airplane seat.”
“I approached the Swiftpoint with not a little suspicion -- it looked so small that I couldn't imagine it was comfortable to use. But after working with it for a couple of weeks, I'm pretty much a convert.”
“I found the Swiftpoint simple to operate and much better for long computing sessions than the netbook's touchpad.”
“The two buttons are well placed -- your forefinger rests directly on the larger "left" button; the "right" button is slightly in front of it and raised so that your finger can find it immediately. When I wanted to use the scroll wheel, it was a simple matter to shift my forefinger slightly to the right.”
“Despite the fact that my netbook doesn't offer a lot of free surface -- and has a rather shiny, slick surface, which isn't ideal for the mouse -- I was able to use the Swiftpoint quite comfortably while the computer was on my lap.”
“The Swiftpoint mouse can be very useful for owners of laptops and netbooks, especially if they find themselves working with their systems on their lap or in confined spaces.”
To read the full review on Computerworld.com, click here
To read or view the full review on Notebooks.com, click here
Notebooks.com - Josh Smith looks at how the Swiftpoint Mouse addresses the short comings of the touchpad.
BWOne.com Review - Bowman says "..the best portability and battery life I’ve seen for a laptop mouse."
Some quotes from the BWOne.com review by Bowman, Posted September 8th 2010
"If you hate touchpads on laptops and your looking to upgrade to a full mouse without losing portability the Swiftpoint mouse should be one of your top options."
"Another major key in design was portability and with the mini usb docking station they have achieved probably the best portability a laptop mouse could have."
"The magnet has a solid grip and no matter how you shake it the mouse will stay put."
"...a cool quick charge feature that if you leave it on the charger for 30 seconds you will get a 1 hour charge and if you leave it on for a full 90 minutes you will get 2-4 weeks of battery life."
"Overall hardware design is solid and the best portability and battery life I’ve seen for a laptop mouse."
"The scroll is also unique with being able to use your flinger to scroll like an normal scroll wheel or use the surface to do it as well. Very unique idea with scroll and a cool option to have."
Swiftpoint say "that its 30-40% more efficient than a touchpad and without a doubt it is and couple possibly be even higher than that."
"On the parking accessory there is a magnetic spot that you can “park” your mouse on so you can freely type and not worry about accidently mouse movements and clicks. This like the usb dock will make sure the mouse stays right where its at no matter how you shift or move around."
"Swiftpoint shows that 18 months of development can really pay off as this mouse works and works very well right out of the gate."
"If you are a designer or video editor and you use a laptop this mouse is what you have been waiting for as the portability is there and the experience is solid."
To read or view the full review on BWOne.com, click here
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KTLA - Cyberguy Deputy Gabriela rates Swiftpoint a 4.5 out of 5
Some quotes from the KTLA review by Gabriela, Posted September 1st 2010
" It is definitely the best alternative to a mouse I've ever used. On a scale of 1 to 5, I would rate the SwiftPoint mouse a 4.5."
"At first, I didn't know what it was and had never seen anything like it before which intimidated me. But after using it for a little bit I quickly got the hang of it and realized just how easy it was to use. It fits comfortably in your finger tips and has a pen-like grip."
"I also really like how quickly it charges, making it even better when on the go, a 30 second rapid charge gives you up to one hour of use and a full 90-minute charge lasts 2-4 weeks."
"It is magnetic so it sticks to the side of your laptop or desk which is great if you are constantly on the move. It also comes with an adhesive magnetic parking strip that prevents your mouse from slipping off while you type which is incredibly convenient."
To read or view the full review on KTLA.com, click here
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Engadget - Joanna Stern puts Swiftpoint Mouse though its paces
Some quotes from the Engadget.com review by Joanna Stern, Posted August 12th 2010
"Swiftpoint has birthed a mouse that's got the portability and efficiency of a touchpad."
“Swiftpoint ...took on all the ergonomic issues facing mobile mice with the gadget, and designed it with a pen-like grip so it would feel natural and comfortable for users to pick up.”
“... natural for us to take our right hand off the keyboard and automatically assume the pen-grip position.”
“...the red rubber groove for your thumb and black one for your middle finger do feel soft and quite homey.”
“We like the convenience of just affixing the mouse to the dongle.”
“..the beauty of the little guy is that it doesn't have to sit on there too long to charge – our mouse came topped off with juice, so we haven't had to charge it in the last five days of use.”
“The mouse itself is extremely easy to setup on both a Mac and PC, and requires no extra software. We just plugged in the USB dongle and we were up and running.”
“By far our favorite feature is the tilt to scroll. You can simply use your index finger on the scroll wheel, or you can tilt the mouse to the right so the wheel is resting on the palmrest or table and drag it up and down. There's something about all the movements that remind us of flying some sort of futuristic vehicle.”
“For the touchpad-haters of the world or those who simply despise the touchpad on their laptop, the Swiftpoint does make a really solid alternative -- not to mention, the tilt-scrolling is just brilliant.”
“Ultimately, there's no denying that there's nothing quite like it crawling around out there looking to alleviate our touchpad woes.”
To view the full review on Engadget.com, click here
Popular Science Magazine:
"Best 100 Creations in 2010" Award, Computing Category
Computer Shopper Magazine:
Editor's Choice Award
Wild Blue Yonder Magazine:
Top-10 Gadgets of the Year
Innovations Award: CES
Design and Engineering
Gold Medal Winner:
Best New Product
"Love It. Love It. Love It. My Apple desktop mouse just went on eBay." - Andie
“Great work so far, fantastic! The [old standard] mouse on the work desktop already seems like a strange, counter-intuitive device.....” - Paul
"Wow. Im actually in love with the Swiftpoint Mouse." - Toby
"Thanks - it's a great product - really well thought out, great build quality, anticipated any potential issues (sticky mousepad, quick charging, magnetic attachment), quick delivery, 30 day cooling off period...
...This should be in textbooks on top notch product development. I wish everything in life was this well designed!"
“The Swiftpoint is a stunningly well-thought out bit of kit." - Dan
"Have spent a few weeks using my #SwiftPoint mouse. now going back to #Logitech cordless to get comparison...
...yeah - after half an hour, I'm surprisingly missing he teeny, tiny #swiftpoint.... it's a great device.." - @benkepes
"I love this little thing!" Bobbi
“... the best mouse I have ever used. I take it everywhere with me and use it all the time.” - Brad
"I officially declare Swiftpoint to be the best improvement in mice since the scroll wheel. You want one." - @happyinmotion
“I have to say it is one of the most amazing input devices I have used.” - Dom
“After about a week, the Swiftpoint quickly became the default way I work on my laptop.” - Jonathan Blum, The Street
“Totally useable and user friendly, this is now my mouse of choice." - Emma
"Maybe it's a combination of the weight, the friction on the gripping surfaces and the tiny effort it takes to move it, but it actually feels like there is nothing there. What a triumph." - Nick
“It's brilliant. I love it. On the occasion I find myself at another computer with a standard mouse the standard mouse seems huge and unwieldy...we've got more on order.” - Ian
“I've now played StarCraft II, Command &Conquer III: Tiberium Wars, and Call of Duty: Modern Warefare all the way through with no problem or fatigue. I love this thing!” - John
"I wasn't convinced I would like the mouse but having used it for two days you wouldn't get me using anything else." - Andy
“Your mouse is far and away the best I have used. As an architect i wanted a pointing device like a pencil not a half house brick and now i can draw quickly and accurately on screen.” – Hugh
“…the product is absolutely fantastic & a lot better than any other mouse I have used.” - Brad
"The Swiftpoint is a brilliant solution to every problem the laptop/netbook presents." - James Huneycutt, Pixelated Geek
“The mouse is just perfect. Great to use.” - Gideon
“I really really love the mouse and have recommended it to several people…your product design is very ergonomic... and it should relieve some of my stress issues.” - Margaret
“This is amazing customer service! I will definitely tell my friends about you guys.” - Sean
“I'm really enjoying the swiftpoint mouse; so much better than the trackad.” - Hspdion
“The style of the mouse is very nice and it feels really comfortable to use fitting in well with your hand.” - The Urban Shogun
“…after only a few days the Swiftpoint has not only become my travel mouse of choice, but it’s even starting to encroach on my Apple Mighty Mouse’s territory for day-to-day use.” - OhGizmo!
"Thank you again for such great customer service. I’m very impressed by your company and look forward to seeing additional great products in the future." - Michael
"Wow. I mean, wow. This little thing is amazing." James Trauden, Pixelated Geek
"It is the best PC mouse I ever held in my hands! It is a pleasure to work much more freely now." - Andreas
"Swiftpoint may be the only company in the entire world that has the mouse right for all of us suffering (or about to) from RSI and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome." - IT Enquirer