A stylish mouse for standard use.
For many, many years now I have used a laptop as my main computer. As much as I like having a mobile command center, I do find the trackpad that is standard on these machines to be flawed. I like having control in all types of functions on my computer. That’s why ever since I’ve used a laptop — I’ve also used a mouse. The type of mouse has varied, but I’ve always had one as a primary accessory. Every once in a while, I like to try out new mice to see if a newer one meets my needs better than the other ones I’m using. When Satechi released the M1 Wireless mouse, I thought it was worth taking a look at.
The Satechi M1 Wireless Mouse connects to computers via Bluetooth 4.0. It is a rechargeable mouse that utilizes USB-C for charging. The mouse has a range of up to 32 feet and is compatible with most modern systems (macOS and Windows OS). The M1 mouse is designed to be ergonomic with a simple curved shape that is ideal for both left and right-hand users. The mouse is available in silver, space grey, gold, and rose gold to complement Apple computer’s color finishes. The M1 mouse also features optical sensors for precise, quick tracking and scrolling for web browsing, working, or data entry. The scroll wheel is constructed with aluminum to match the aluminum finish on the mouse.
- Wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 connection
- Fast, precise tracking – up to 1200 DPI
- Rechargeable Type-C port
- Modern, ergonomic design
- Compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled computers, laptops,
The M1 Wireless mouse comes in a Satechi branded box with basic details listed on it. The front has a large image of the product printed on the front. When you open the box you will find a USB Type-C to USB Type-A charging cable along with the mouse itself as well as a user manual. A quick start guide is also available for download on Satechi’s website.
When I started testing out the M1 Wireless Mouse, I was already using a compact, wireless mouse — the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S. That mouse features programmable buttons along with the typical left/right buttons and scroll wheel. Needless to say, making the switch between the Logitech mouse and the Satechi one was quite a jump. The Satechi mouse is comfortable to use and I love the look of it.
Unfortunately, looks aren’t everything. So, how does the M1 Wireless Mouse perform? I would say, it performs above average but isn’t exceptional to me. For starters, it is a standard 2-button mouse (2-button with a third in the scroll wheel). This limits certain functionality that a lot of computer systems have these days. For example, my MacBook Pro has the ability to switch between desktops by swiping across the trackpad with multiple fingers. This gesture can be programmed into the side buttons of the Logitech mouse, but not the M1 mouse because it only features two clickable buttons.
Aside from advanced functionality like the programmable buttons, the M1 mouse tracks easily and the buttons have a nice feel to them. The scroll wheel has a nice, smooth motion that helps with easy navigation of your computer functions.
As a basic mouse, I think the Satechi M1 Wireless Mouse is a nice companion accessory for MacBook users. Not only do their colors match perfectly, but the mouse is also a good replacement option for the Apple Magic Mouse. I don’t believe users who have experience with advanced mice or gaming mice would find the M1 as a suitable replacement for their needs, but for most standard users, it gets the job done.