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Dell Bluetooth Travel Mouse (MS700) review

Dell Bluetooth Travel Mouse (MS700) review

Consider the name of the $64.99 Dell Bluetooth Travel Mouse (MS700), and you might be forgiven for thinking, “Well, right?” All A travel mouse? “This is more true mice They can easily fit into a handbag, but purpose-built, compact “mobile mice” are truly a standout in the mouse world. This Dell entry, though, aims to eliminate not only the six feet of cord or wireless dongle that came with the Zone, but a lot of the bulk, too, thanks to a twistable design that almost flattens the mouse for storage. Virtually weightless, with a curved, arc-like shape when in use, the Bluetooth Travel Mouse is an often reliable option and its extreme portability can make it worth the price for some. But some issues, particularly its bad feet, may ruin the user experience for some people. The Razer Pro Click MiniAt a slightly higher price, it remains our favorite mobile mouse friend.


Little travel companion

Designed with travel in mind, the Dell Bluetooth Travel Mouse, as the name suggests, is meant to be tucked away in the side pocket of a bookbag or even in your back pocket. This brings us to the mouse’s primary trick: the twistable body. The twisting mechanism bears more than a passing resemblance to that of the Lenovo Yoga Mouse(opens in a new window) It was released a few years ago, so the design itself, while certainly unusual, is not unique.

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The twist serves two functions: the first is to turn the device off, and the second is to make the mouse as flat and compact as possible to transport, while also fitting nicely in the palm of your hand, like a TV remote. In everyday use, I felt like my hand was a bit too big for a mouse (as I did with my Logitech elevators), but smaller hands may find the mouse more comfortable.

In fact, rolling a mouse makes for a neat party trick—and it’s easy to do. When the mouse is in the flat “off” position, just turn the back half of the mouse clockwise, and you’re good to go. Turn it back on and you’re ready to stock up again. The entire process is smooth and reliable, and I didn’t run into any instances where the mouse would get stuck or wouldn’t connect after repeated flips.

Dell Bluetooth Travel Mouse (MS700) Top

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The shape-shifting gimmick doesn’t detract from the look and feel of the mouse, but adds to the professional look of the mouse, with the top and bottom side contrasting colors. Whether it’s part of the company’s XPS or Alienware lines, Dell products often have a stunning aesthetic about them, and this mouse is no exception. At 1.2 by 2.3 by 4.6 inches (HWD), the Bluetooth travel mouse’s compact frame is much smaller than typical productivity mice like our Editors’ Choice award-winning Logitech MX Master 3S. And at 2.01 ounces, it’s lighter than other featherweight gaming mice such as Razer Viper V2 Pro.

When rotated for use, this Bluetooth travel mouse takes on a sleek, ergonomic arc shape similar to the various models of Bluetooth bow mouse which Microsoft has sold since 2010. The slim body adds a bit of aerodynamic flair to the design. One or two primary buttons are where you’d expect them, and they’re equipped with nearly silent keys. Dell also replaces the usual analog scroll wheel with a tactile scroll bar, complete with an LED battery indicator. Touch scrolling is responsive, though you might lose the scroll wheel (and clickable button) found on most other mice for precise scrolling.

Dell Bluetooth Travel Mouse (MS700) profile

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Flipping the mouse over reveals the housing of two AAA batteries—Dell promises up to 24 months of battery life—plus a small button that connects the mouse to up to three Bluetooth-enabled computers, tablets, or phones. Thanks to a technology the company calls Dell Pair, the mouse can easily sync with nearby devices with just the press of a button. On the front of the mouse on the underside, you’ll see the optical LED sensor, which supports resolutions up to 4,000 DPI (dots per inch). You can adjust the resolution via Dell’s customization software, which we’ll get to in a moment.

Dell Bluetooth Travel Mouse (MS700) battery housing

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Two plastic glide pads run the front and back of the mouse. They are nowhere near as smooth as typical 100% PTFE treated feet. gaming mouse. Whether placed on a mouse pad, wood table, or the back of a book, the Bluetooth Travel Mouse has never felt so smooth to use. The glide was erratic, as if I were patting a mouse against a surface. The “sliding” movement was no such thing and I felt generally unsatisfactory, and the mouse’s small size combined with rough plastic feet spoiled my experience with an otherwise elegant design.


Simple utility, limited to late model of Windows

The Bluetooth Travel Mouse is compatible with Windows 8.1 and later, as well as macOS, ChromeOS, Android and Linux operating systems. But Dell Peripheral Manager only works with Windows 10 and 11.

Dell mouse software

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The software itself is bare, letting you control just touch scroll sensitivity, DPI presets, and the ability to swap the primary buttons left. (The latter, at least, is a welcome addition.) You can also check the mouse’s battery life and see the last three Bluetooth devices the mouse was paired with. Navigating around the tool is easy enough, but that’s mostly because there isn’t much to do there.


Travel advice: Think of another mouse

This Dell Bluetooth Travel Mouse will set you back $64.99, the list price, though Dell’s website has the mouse down to $51.99 as of this writing. But given how light the mouse’s features are aside from the swivel aspect, users looking for a mouse to boost their productivity will be better served by the full-size Logitech MX Master 3S, even if it costs $99.99. If you want something mobile-sized, consider the $79.99 or similarly priced Razer Pro Click Mini Logitech MX Anywhere Wireless Mouse 3.

If either is too pricey for your budget, other mice are, like Microsoft’s Surface Mobile Mouse And the Ergonomic wireless bluetooth mouse, lowering the Dell model’s list price a lot, while offering mostly comparable functionality. It may not be quite as compact as a Dell mouse, and it won’t rotate, but there’s no denying its portability.

Dell Bluetooth Travel Mouse (MS700) from the bottom side

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At the end of the day, the Dell Bluetooth Travel Mouse provides the basics but needs a new pair of shoes. Its angular design, twist gimmick, and ease of use may appeal to looks-conscious laptop users, but the rough slide for feet leaves a lot to be desired, and its body size will work with some hand sizes and not others. Meanwhile, the meager customization options may discourage users who want to tweak their mouse basics. Check out the better options above if you’re looking for a mouse to improve your productivity, or hit the following link if you’re looking for an upgrade Mouse ergonomics.

Dell Bluetooth Travel Mouse (MS700)

Negatives

  • Uncomfortable glide pads spoil mouse travel

  • The Windows program only offers a handful of customization options

  • Not comfortable for large hands

bottom line

Dell’s Twisting Bluetooth Travel Mouse may have a sleek look, but it lacks the convenience and customization offered by many of its high-end competitors.

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