This is a review for the T120p 15Ghz wireless mouse, made by the Rapoo company. The mouse was sent to me by the Rapoo company when they asked if I would like to write a review about how the T120p mouse functioned, and I agreed to share my thoughts about it. The mouse is designed with an ergonomic grip, comes in five different colors, and has a nice sleek design.
The average retail price for this mouse is around $34.99 USD and can be found at Walmart, Amazon, and Newegg, as well as most other online retailers. The mouse was designed for Windows 8 but it is also backwards compatible with XP, Vista and Windows 7, and also works with Macs. In fact, I used the mouse on a Windows 7 operating system and all the features more or less worked great (more on that below).
The Rapoo T120p mouse comes in a total of five colors, has a small wireless USB dongle to connect to almost any device, and works on a 5Ghz signal so that it doesn’t interfere with nearby 2.4g devices to avoid complications with wifi and bluetooth signals. In other words, all of your high tech devices should play along nicely together.
You can watch my Youtube Rapoo T120p Unboxing video here to see everything that comes in the box.
T120p pros and Cons
A few things that I really like about the mouse is that it has two separate mouse buttons, you would think that this is a standard feature but sadly not all mice are created the same. I have used a few that have a single “rocker” style mouse button so you can’t right and left click at the same time, anyone that plays video games will appreciate the two individual buttons on the T120p mouse.
The T120p mouse is very responsive and has smooth controls, I am a bit of a hardcore gamer so I tested it out on a few shooter games to see how it would hold up and it worked great, I had no problems using the touch scroll wheel to switch weapons, or look and maneuver around the stage. The touch activated mouse scroll wheel is a bit strange at first, but I quickly got used to it and I had no problems scrolling and navigating websites; it pretty much works just like a physical scroll wheel and responds the same way with simple swiping motions.
If you want, you can also download the drivers from the official Rapoo website to configure and customize the mouse to your liking. You can use the Rapoo driver interface to create customized button combinations and swipe controls, and as I said earlier, the touch wheel worked great even on Windows 7. If you do have windows 8 you can use the swipe touch scroll wheel to access system settings and the navigation menu, which is VERY handy in case you have Windows 8 but your current monitor is not touch activated.
The 5G wireless function had no problems, it never once lost the signal or disconnected while it was in use, and it never once had signal interference with my other wireless devices that were nearby (which is exactly what it was supposed to do).
The Rapoo T120p mouse was designed with an ergonomic body for right and left handed users, so it was always very comfortable to use. I had to use the mouse for several hours everyday and my hands never cramped up or felt strained when using it.
There were only two minor cons that I found with the mouse. The first was that the T120p mouse pulls a lot of power and drains batteries like crazy. Due to the fact that I spend a lot of time on the computer and there are sometimes multiple family members using the mouse, I found that the batteries died within about 20 hours or less, even if the mouse was turned off when it wasn’t in use. The Rapoo T120p mouse takes two AA batteries to operate, and I went through four of them in close to 48 hours; I could see that being a problem if this mouse was used all year long. I recommend you pickup a set of rechargeable batteries and a charger so that the mouse doesn’t keep dying on you.
The second problem was that the mouse was supposed to have a vibration force feedback function when you use the mouse scroll wheel, but the vibration function never kicked in and worked for me. I’m not sure if it was a hardware issue or some type of software conflict because all of the other features worked flawlessly, so sadly I can’t say how well it performed in that area.
The Rapoo T120p mouse looks cool, I love the color choices, it is comfortable to use, and all of its functions works great. The batteries dying is a bit annoying, and the vibration force feedback not working was only a minor inconvenience because I am sure that if I fiddle around with it I can figure out why it didn’t work. But, if you are looking for a wireless mouse with a few extra features that your standard mouse doesn’t have, I would recommend you give the Rapoo T120p mouse a try.
Overall, I would give this mouse an 8 out of 10. If I find a way to get the force feedback to work I will update the article and let you know and will adjust the review score accordingly.
For more information please visit the Official Rapoo website.
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