The left/right mouse buttons are seamlessly integrated into curved design, which gives it a classy touch. The mouse wheels acts as a 3rd mouse button, below the wheel are the 4th/5th buttons which act as prev/next page in internet explorer/firefox, or can be assigned in-game for other functions.
At the back, as expected, there is small plastic cover for the battery compartment, and also a “connect” button to sync the mouse with the USB Dongle, which has a similar button.
The optical sensor does it jobs very good if it’s on a none reflective surface
, on a desk which has a waxed coating the optical sensor was unable to track the mouse’s movements accurately, moving it to a soft cloth mouse mat made it work without flaw, and very accurate, good enough for the occasional gaming session. The mouse feet at the bottom are large and make the Lynx-R7 move smoothly over all but the most uneven surfaces.
Low battery indicator light warns when you need to switch the 2xAA, it’s the small circle you see near the scroll wheel
The major strength of the Lynx-R7 is its communication system, the 2.4Ghz RF allows for the mouse to keep working even when pretty far away from the USB dongle. While the 2.4Ghz technology does place it in the same region as wireless USB routers, it did not cause issues, the Lynx-R7 will automatically switch between 48 available channels to find an unused one so it can communicate without causing interference. The only time where you can have problems is when you’re in an office where somebody is using the same mouse.
The Lynx-R7 uses an aggressive (if you can call it that) power saving mode which puts the optical sensor into sleep mode after 90 seconds of inactivity, after ~6 minutes the mouse will completely “power down” to further save battery power; however it comes back to live instantly when you move the mouse just a few millimeters. After using the mouse 40h/per week for three weeks the batteries have still not run out or does the low battery indicator light up.
The Lynx-R7 makes an impressive showing when you take into account its retail price, a little less than €20 (EU resellers
). Easy installation and clean looks and works as designed. Recommended for those looking to extend the range between PC (HTPC?) and keep battery swapping to a minimum.
Thank to Joyce from Ione Technology
for sending in the product for test.