The mouse is probably the most important device when it comes to computers, well maybe tied with the keyboard. When it comes to mice you’ve got plenty of options, and not all are created equal that’s for sure. The mouse hasn’t changed much really, but some companies try and redesign them like Smartfish. Today for review I’ve got the Smartfish Whirl Mini Laser Mouse that is unlike any other mouse out there. The Whirl features a laser sensor so it tracks very well on most any surface. What makes the Whirl different is the design of it. The Whirl features what Smartfish calls ErgoMotion, the mouse sits up on sort of a pedestal and the mouse itself pivots all different ways supposedly making it more comfortable and ergonomic. It’s certianly a unique mousing experience.
The Whirl arrived to me in just a plain white box, inside the mouse was wrapped in bubble and included was a user manual and batteries.
The mouse has just two buttons and a scroll wheel, it’s fairly basic. Here’s a few views of it for you, as you can see it sits up on a pedestal like base, the mouse pivots on it. The sides have a rubberized feeling to them, and the one I got is silver but it’s available in other colors as well.
On the bottom you’ll find the laser sensor, on/off switch and teflon feet.
On the bottom of the actual mouse is a door where the batteries go and you’ll find the mini USB receiver there. The receiver can be put back in when not is use for storage and transport so you don’t lose it.
Smartfish Introduces anti-gravity comfort for your computer mouse— the Whirl Mini’s patented ErgoMotion pivot system makes your mouse feel like it’s "floating on air!"
The Only Mouse with Gravity Defying Comfort Pivot Technology
For laptop use, it’s time to get rid of that old-fashioned “miniature mouse” and upgrade to the comfort of the Whirl Mini Notebook Mouse with ErgoMotion — the world’s first truly ergonomic compact mouse. No other portable mouse provides the fluid, air-like comfort of the patented ErgoMotion pivot system.
You can finally say goodbye to aches and pains while using a computer mouse. Whether you are right- or left-handed, you can enjoy the unique on-the-go experience of our Award Winning computer mouse that experts from MacWorld Magazine, PC World, GQ Magazine, Good Housekeeping and many, many more all agree will forever change your mousing experience!
The perfectly portable Whirl Mini Notebook Mouse with ErgoMotion combines the remarkably natural comfort of the patented ErgoMotion pivot system with the three most sought-after computer mouse features: Up to 800-dpi hi-def laser sensitivity, 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity and extra long battery life.
The ErgoMotion pivot system reduces your risk of Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) by adding motion! The magic of the function is how it naturally adapts to your hand motion rather than the other way around! While all other computer mice require your hand and wrist to remain in a fixed position, the Whirl Mini pivots naturally as you move, automatically changing it’s angle infinitely to match your wrist and hand. The mouse will lean, swivel or pivot with your movement so your hand and wrist are never in a fixed position, creating the most comfortable and healthy mousing experience ever. This mouse rocks!
The 2.4GHz nano-tranceiver lets you mouse around wirelessly. Keep it at your desktop, or take it on-the-go with your a laptop, the nano-tranceiver is discreet and has uninterrupted connection.
The Whirl Mini features a laser tracking engine that’s far more sensitive and responsive on more surfaces than traditional optical technology. That means it can track with precision on nearly every surface with no mousepad required.
Who says a comfortable mouse is only for right-handed people only. Smartfish’s Whirl Mini is designed for both left and right-handed users, making our mouse the most comfortable for everyone.
The Whirl is made for both left or right handed people so that’s a good thing right?
The Whirl installed with no issues, just plugged it in, turned it on and it installed automatically on my Windows 7 64bit system.
Using the Whirl I found it takes a lot to get accustomed to, it’s a very unique mouse that’s for sure. I’ve been using it as my main mouse for the last few days and it’s going to take a lot longer before I get accustomed to it, but I found that it works well well on most any surface. I used it on my desk, cloth pad and a hard surface pad and it performed flawlessly on all.
The Teflon feet allow it to just glide quickly and easily over the surfaces, especially a good mouse pad.
The ErgoMotion part of it is odd to say the least. At first I thought you just tilted the mouse to move it, but you tilt and then slide it as you would any other mouse. It’s sort of like riding a motorcycle in how you tilt to turn the bike.
Overall it’s not a bad little mouse, as I said it works great on most any surface and it’s very sensitive. The mouse doesn’t jump or skip no matter how fast or slow you move it.
The Whirl isn’t that much smaller really than most desktop mice, but it’s still portable and easy to use.
The Smartfish Whirl is great little mouse that can be used on any surface with no difficulties and perfect tracking.
The Whirl is well made and it’s wireless over USB so you can be free of the cord.
The USB receiver stores in the back of the mouse for safe keeping, and it uses regular batteries.
+Seems well made
+Wireless and portable
-Takes a while to get accustomed to
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