We reviewed the LOFREE TOUCH PBT wireless mouse so you don’t have to. What have we found out? Is it worth buying? Read on to get all the details. I recently began to use Instagram some more again and discovered a new aesthetic. Next to the streamer/gamer RBG aesthetic that you might be familiar with, which comes across a bit cyberpunk-esque, there is a calmer style that comes with soft corners, rounded edges, pastel colors, and oftentimes featuring retro-tech design elements – they call it “cozy gaming“. The LOFREE TOUCH PBT wireless mouse, next to other LOFREE products, is a great example of this.
In the expansive universe of computer peripherals, the LOFREE TOUCH PBT wireless mouse stands out with its nostalgic yet modern design. But there’s more to this device than just looks. While it’s not a high-performance champion, it holds its ground in day-to-day operations and offers some interesting features that might just make it the right choice for you. Let’s explore.
A nostalgic design for the modern user
The LOFREE TOUCH PBT wireless mouse is a throwback to the vintage tech era, exuding an old-school charm that’s hard to resist. The design is one of its most striking features, with a delightful blend of retro aesthetics and modern accents.
What sets this mouse apart from the crowd is the ability to swap out buttons — a feature that adds a fun, personalized touch. Whether you’re looking to match your mouse to your setup or just fancy a change, the LOFREE TOUCH PBT lets you switch things up whenever the mood strikes.
Performance: Not a powerhouse, but gets the job done while looking good
If you want a good design, you will get a good design. But what’s under the hood? Underneath its stylish shell, the LOFREE TOUCH PBT is equipped with a PAW3805 sensor. This sensor provides motion detection up to 40 inches/sec on non-glass surfaces, offering a decent level of performance for general use. The DPI range is adjustable from 800 to 4000, which can cater to most common tasks. I am not sure why you would need more DPI than that, but in case you do, you might need to look for more niche solutions.
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One area where the LOFREE TOUCH PBT provides a sort of reliability is its battery life. With up to 75 hours of usage on a single charge, it’s a reliable companion for those long workdays or marathon browsing sessions. Where it falls a bit short is in ergonomics. The design might not suit everyone’s hand size, and some users may find it too small or not match the shape of their hands perfectly. This could be a factor to consider if you plan on using the mouse for extended periods. I commonly use a vertical ergonomic mouse to work, and I could get used to the TOUCH in a few hours, but others might feel more critical about that. If you check into customer reviews, some would claim that they couldn’t use the mouse properly.
Connectivity: Multiple options, but some hiccups
While the LOFREE TOUCH PBT does offer Bluetooth connectivity, it has been reported to sometimes struggle with maintaining a stable connection. However, the mouse also comes with a USB dongle and can be plugged in via a USB cable, giving you alternative ways to stay connected if Bluetooth becomes unreliable.
I personally had issues with Laptops that run Windows but I also saw that some testers did not encounter any Bluetooth issues on Apple machines. I am unsure what the root cause of this might be, but I encountered the same issue when testing LOFREE keyboards before.
Price: Fair deal for design aficionados
At a price point of $79.99, the LOFREE TOUCH PBT sits comfortably in the middle of the pack when it comes to wireless mice pricing. If design and personalization are high on your priority list, you might find this a reasonable price to pay.
The LOFREE TOUCH PBT wireless mouse is a stylish device that offers decent performance for general use but has areas where it could improve. Its design and swappable buttons are standout features, but the ergonomics and Bluetooth connectivity issues might give some users trouble.
- Unique retro design
- Swappable buttons
- Ergonomics could use improvement
- Bluetooth connectivity issues
In the end, the LOFREE TOUCH PBT is more than just a pretty face. It’s a decent performer that brings a touch of nostalgia to your desk. If you’re willing to overlook some shortcomings for its unique design, this mouse could be a welcome addition to your tech lineup. If you have the chance, I recommend that you try it out yourself and see how it works for you.
YouTube: LOFREE TOUCH PBT Wireless Mouse (promotional clip)
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Editorial notice: We have been provided with a free press unit to prepare the review article but were not paid for any aspect.