Whether you are working in the office or over a coffee in a cafe, having a compact mouse will add plenty of convenience to your work. Especially a mouse that is as quiet as the Razer Pro Click Mini.
Better known for their gaming mice, Razer does have a few productivity mice in their arsenal that usually go under the radar due to its more illustrious gaming cousins.
PRICE: S$129, available in Razer Store, Lazada and Shopee
CONNECTIVITY: Bluetooth and Razer HyperSpeed (2.4GHz wireless)
SENSITIVITY: 12,000 DPI
WEIGHT: 111g (with 2 AA batteries)
The Pro Click Mini is targeted at the office crowd who might be using different devices. This mouse supports both Bluetooth and Razer HyperSpeed Wireless, or 2.4GHz wireless via a USB dongle. So, you can switch from using Bluetooth in one device to another device with Razer HyperSpeed.
By the way, the Razer Pro Glide XXL (S$46, available in Razer Store, Lazada and Shopee) is a superb mouse mat to complement the Pro Click Mini and the Razer Pro Type Ultra (review here) keyboard if you want the complete Razer productivity suite.
The Pro Glide XXL is a massive soft mouse mat, which measures 94cm in width and 41cm in depth or roughly the size of two and a half food trays. Thus, it can essentially cover and protect most of your table top space.
Yet, its high-density rubber foam offers great cushioning for your hand and its textured micro-weave cloth surface lets you swipe more easily while not damaging your table top.
Around the size of two AirPods Pro cases, the Pro Click Mini features a two-tone white and grey design. It has no RGB or even any lighting, unlike most of Razer gaming mice cousins.
The top of Pro Click Mini is almost all-white apart from a grey scroll wheel and a scroll mode switch behind it. The rubberised sides are grey with two sliver-coloured buttons on the left side.
At the mouse’s bottom, you can three grey mouse feet, a slider switch to toggle between Bluetooth and HyperSpeed Wireless as well as a pair/switch button with an LED indicator light above.
Altogether, there are 7 programmable “buttons”, including the scroll wheel’s ability to tilt-click left and right.
Despite its ambidextrous design, the Pro Click Mini is not ideal for left-handers due to the forward and back buttons located on the left side of the mouse. This placement caters to right-handers.
A simple solution would have been to offer the same buttons on the right side as well. There are more buttons to offer to consumers and left-handers can map them accordingly.
There is no wired connection option for the Pro Click Mini. You can only connect it to your device wirelessly. Instead, it uses two AA batteries (included), that you can easily find in convenience stores.
+ Compact size for easy portability
+ Supports both Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless connectivity
+ Silent switches
+ Scroll wheel can be easily toggled
+ Uses AA batteries
+ Long battery life
– Not ergonomic enough
– No RGB lighting
– Does not support macOS
Some might prefer a built-in battery with the convenience of USB-C charging. But I always find AA batteries to be more convenient, as you do not need to wait for your mouse to be charged. A simple swap of the batteries and it is ready to use.
To insert the batteries, lift the mouse’s top lid to reveal the battery compartment. Here is also where USB dongle is discreetly stowed.
If you do not want to waste your USB port with a dongle, you can always opt for Bluetooth connectivity. But you have some pairing work to do. However, you can pair up to three devices to the mouse using Bluetooth.
To do so, push the slider switch to the Bluetooth option. Next, press and hold the pair/switch button for 3 seconds until the LED indicator flashes twice in repeated intervals. Go to the Bluetooth settings on your PC and click on the Pro Click Mini option to finish the pairing.
To pair another device, press the pair/switch button to move to the next Bluetooth slot. And repeat the steps above. To toggle through the paired devices, press the pair/switch button once to do so.
I thought the small size of the Pro Click Ultra might be an issue during use, as it does not have a rear bulge for your palm to rest on. However, it is still relatively comfortable to use whether browsing Web pages or sifting through reports. The scroll wheel’s tilt click for horizontal scrolling certainly helps with those Excel or Google Sheet.
Not to mention, you can choose between two scrolling modes with this mouse’s scroll wheel. You can use the free-spin mode when viewing long Web pages or the tactile mode for more precise scrolling. To switch between the two modes, just press the scroll mode switch forward and backward.
The best part about the Pro Click Mini is its quiet performance. Nobody will know you are clicking on something, as its mechanical switches are so quiet. In fact, I think the scroll wheel makes more noise than the click switches. Furthermore, the switches are rated at 15 million clicks. So, it should last for a while.
All the buttons and scroll wheels are customisable using Razer’s Synapse 3 software, which is only available on Windows. So, if you are using a Mac, you are not able to do so.
As previously mentioned, the Pro Click Mini runs on two AA batteries. In fact, it even runs on one AA battery. But its battery life will be halved as a result.
On two AA alkaline batteries, the Pro Click Mini is rated to last up to 725 hours on Bluetooth and 465 hours on Razer HyperSpeed.
In my tests, I found the mouse’s battery level dropping to only 94% after using the mouse (with Bluetooth) for around 40 hours. So, if you do the math, it sounds about right.
With a price tag of S$129, the Razer Pro Click Mini is quite expensive for a wireless productivity mouse. It is only S$40 cheaper than the industry-leading Logitech MX Master 3 (my current workhorse), which is more versatile and offers better ergonomics.
But the Pro Click Mini betters the MX Master 3 in terms of portability, silent switches, convenience of AA batteries and built-in dongle storage. So, it depends on what you want.
If compactness and quietness are the most important traits you are looking for, get the Razer Pro Click Mini.
BATTERY LIFE: 10/10
VALUE FOR MONEY: 7.5/10