We rarely review products: medical gadgets are expensive, invasive, and often dangerous. When asked to take a look at Slim-Mouse from Power Positioning (2P) Ltd. we gladly accepted. After all, we use computer mice every day to deliver our stories. Also, we figured that in addition to the device’s performance, we could shed a light on its ergonomics and ease of use.
When you first take a look at the box and the packaging, and then to the mouse itself, you realize that it is a well-thought through product with a great presentation. Made of a solid metal, and enclosed in a leather pouch, the device feels heavy in the hand for its small size. Our first impression was that it is a great gift: unusual, well-made, and useful for anyone with a laptop.
In terms of performance, the Slim-mouse, small enough to fold to fit inside the PCMCIA slot , is… a mouse. It works just fine in our professional blogger hands, on our Dell 700m. It is easy to unfold, but somewhat cumbersome to pack: the tiny cable needs to be rolled back inside the device. Without any handles, it takes a minute or so. We figured that we don’t need to store it all the time, so we often leave the cable out.
In terms of ergonomics, we found Slim-mouse to be a nice alternative to our regular mice. It is comfortable in the hand, as it is really not there: the hand tends to assume just a regular, comfortable position, and it is really not resting on the mouse itself. The controls are easy: buttons click just like on other mice, and the center slider makes it quite easy to scroll the web browser up and down.
Overall, Slim-mouse is a great little device, a different take on an old thing.