by Rory Buszka on May 14, 2007 in Peripherals
You know that Razer makes great gaming peripherals, but did you know they also produce products suited for the professional and stylish type? Today we are taking a look at their Pro|Click mouse and Pro|Type keyboard which both look great and function well.
Like the Pro|Type keyboard, Razerâ€™s Pro|Click mouse is simply a white version of a Razer gaming product, the Razer Diamondback. The Diamondback happens to be my personal mouse of choice, so I expect good things from the Pro|Click. Both feature the same 12-position illuminated scrolling wheel, and the same 1600-dpi infrared sensor.
The Pro|Click is white, with gray buttons and steady blue illumination. Clear silicone-rubber grips and the clear scroll wheel allow the internal illumination to shine out. The buttons are enormous, and pressing anywhere on the button applies a positive clicking force.
This mouse is ambidextrous, meaning that lefties arenâ€™t left out. The sides of the Pro|Click also contain buttons integrated into the side grips, though these are fairly uncomfortable to use and require the userâ€™s hand to be bent into an awkward and unnatural position to use. I donâ€™t suggest assigning any critical gaming or productivity functions to these buttons. However, these buttons can be used for on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment.
The mouse rides on three Teflon plastic feet, which provide for smooth, effortless motion on all the surfaces I tried it on, from carpet to denim, paper, and even the wood-grain vinyl wrap that my computer desk is finished in. The light emitted from the infrared sensor engine is invisible to the naked eye, so nothing interferes with the blue illumination of the mouse.
Razer outfits the Pro|Click with an eight-foot cord, which means that this mouse has plenty of reach â€“ I was even able to snake the cord through the ferrule on my computer desk and around to the side with plenty of length to spare. Never underestimate the convenience of a nice, long cord.