Before we start, this one is a very good mouse. But, we’re not sure if the price of HP X7000 Touch makes it worth $25. In the following paragraphs, we’ll try to draw you an image of this beauty of a mouse as close as possible. Then it will be up to you to decide if it fits your wallet size and requirements. Without further ado, let’s give it a go. First of all – it’s wasn’t made with left-hand users in mind, unfortunately. If you’re one of those, you’ll feel alienated and uncomfortable, and you could give Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse a try.
Moving on, the best specs of HP X7000 Touch are certainly the ergonomic shape of it. If you’re a right-hand user, you’ll have a great experience using it. Next up – take a look at the back of your PC case. Are almost all USB ports already filled up with multiple devices you charge on a daily basis? That’s where Hewlett-Packard company shines with their idea. This mouse doesn’t use an adapter that goes in USB slot, but a Windows 7 computer compatible wireless network adapter. We were a bit saddened to experience a hypersensitive touch wheel is troublesome at times.
Battery life is also one of the HP X7000 Touch features that has a great promise. They said it will last you about 9 months with 2x AA quality batteries. We’ve yet to test that out, but so far it’s been going great. Now the network adapter thing we mentioned. We’re not sure how compatible it will be with other versions of Windows, but you can always check a list on Microsoft’s website. In our analysis, we managed to install the drivers successfully from the disc provided and had no troubles. And you know what’s the best thing?
Even though you need it to say ‘online’, you don’t actually require an Internet connection. All you have to do is keep the mouse in a vicinity and it’ll work effortlessly. Now – the hypersensitive touch instead of a classic scroll. Yes, we understand HP is trying to keep up, and it’s the newest trend, but there’s something good in a good old scroll. It created some troubles for us when we forgot our finger is there, which is a habit from the previous mice we used. Also, you can only use it to go up and down by the touchpad strip, not left and right.
All the cons are tied to that, unfortunately, and another one is – it’s hard to feel where the left click ends and the touch bar starts. This way, you will have to shoot a glance in order to keep things functional. Trust us, that’s quite an annoyance after a whole day’s work, mice should be used without looking. We’re near the conclusion, and it will be only up to you. Even though you can program all 5 buttons to a certain function, you can’t launch a certain application like some other mice can. The price of $25 is very affordable if you can put up with these slight annoyances. If not, maybe save up some more and choose Logitech MX Master.
|Dimensions||3.5 in x 4.8 in x 1.8 in|
|Wireless Receiver||USB wireless receiver|
|Mouse Features||Touch scroll|
|Cable Type||No Cable|
|Technology Used||AA type|
|OS Required||Compatible with any OS|
|Hardware Requirements||USB Port|
I switched to wireless a few days ago and i can tell you that HP X7000 Touch works great. It has 1600 dpi and it's a laser mouse which is great. Design-wise, it may look strange and somehow feel strange, but once you get used to it there isn't turning back