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Genius Wireless Pen Mouse review

A different way to hold a 'mouse'

Our Verdict

This pen-shaped mouse works well and is easy to hold, but may not be everyone's cup of tea

For

  • Fast and responsive
  • Good for multiple monitor displays
  • Good wireless distance
  • Good price

Against

  • Bit cheap feeling
  • Not best suited for all day-to-day tasks

Whatever you do, don't mistake the Genius Wireless Pen Mouse for a replacement for a Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch graphics tablet, or even Genius' own G-Pen M609. This isn't a device for graphical artists to replicate their brushstrokes on the computer, and if you bought one thinking it was, you'd be disappointed.

What the Genius Wireless Pen Mouse actually is, is a pen-shaped mouse. Dragging the tip of the pen across a desk, we were able to control Windows pretty well. Pressing down on the nib replicates a left mouse button click, and there is another button on the shaft for right mouse button clicks.

It works rather well, with the familiar shape of a pen allowing you to get used to the new input device pretty quickly.

We found that the Genius Wireless Pen Mouse is best suited for working on large and multiple monitors, as you can move the cursor from one side of the screen to the other quickly, in a small space. You might find the Genius Wireless Pen Mouse a bit over-sensitive when you first use it, with its 1200 DPI sensor, but changing the mouse cursor speed in Windows can make a big difference.

It's a device that works well, and we can certainly see the appeal of it. It's not quite good enough to completely replace the traditional mouse for most tasks, however.

Tech Specs

Product TypeMouse
Number of Total Buttons3
Pointing Device Host InterfaceUSB
Ergonomic FitSymmetrical
Brand NameGenius
Pointing Device Connectivity TechnologyWireless
Pointing Device Wireless TechnologyRadio Frequency
Movement DetectionOptical
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Height16.3 mm
Width21 mm
Depth133 mm
ManufacturerGenius, KYE Systems Corp
Product Model31030049101
Product NamePen Mouse
Device SupportedComputer
Manufacturer Part Number31030049101
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.geniusnet.co.uk
Marketing Information

Genius introduces its latest innovation - Pen Mouse, which gives you a brand new experience on cursor control for better handling and more comfort than a regular mouse.

Pen Mouse is powered by 1200 dpi tracking technology and is switchable between 400 and 800 dpi. You can tilt it up to 85 degrees to provide a non-compromising surface advantage. Plus with 2.4GHz technology, Pen Mouse gives you an efficient performance with reliable working smoothness at all times. For power saving, a smart auto-detection is added to put Pen Mouse into sleep mode when no action has been detected, just press any button to start using it again. And the Flying scroll feature is the easiest way to fast web and document scrolling.

Another advanced feature includes a plug-and-forget Pico receiver to prevent breakage when using a laptop or desktop. A travel case is included for protection. For more information, contact your sales representative about this dazzling input device, Pen Mouse.

Movement Resolution1200 dpi
Package Contents
  • Pen Mouse
  • Pico Receiver
  • CD for Software Installaion
  • Metal Clip
  • 2 x Pen Tips
  • Travel Case
  • Mouse Pad
  • 1 x AAA Alkaline Battery
  • Multi-Language User's Manual