Looking to change up your mouse at work? While Logitech is probably the first name to come to mind, HP actually makes some very good PC accessories. In fact, the HP 930 Creator Wireless Mouse gives one of our favourite work mice, the Logitech MX Master 3, a run for its money in terms of features, and performance.
- 7 programmable buttons and hyper-fast scroll wheel with tilt-click function
- Weight: 130g
- Compatible with computers (Windows, macOS, Chrome OS) with USB-A port and Bluetooth
- Resolution: 800 to 3,000dpi
The HP 930 Creator looks similar to the Logitech MX Master 3, but in silver instead of black. It has an asymmetrical design with a thumb rest for right-handers. The sensor works on all surfaces, including glass and fabric. At 130g, it's around the same weight as its Logitech rival, too. It's a bit hefty for gamers, especially for FPS shooters, and MOBA games. But the 930 is fine for office use. Especially seeing as it has 10 buttons, of which seven are programmable using HP's imaginatively-named Accessory Center. Its scroll wheel has the ability to scroll horizontally. It also has two functions — a super-fast smooth scroll, and the standard, segmented scroll. Just press the button below the scroll wheel to toggle between the two. However, the scroll wheel feels a tad loose, and jiggles a bit, though.
Like most work mice, the HP 930 Creator can connect to multiple devices via Bluetooth, or a 2.4GHz USB-A dongle. I like how seamlessly you can toggle between paired devices (two devices via Bluetooth, and one via the dongle) by pressing a button at the side. Alternatively, you can also use edge gestures — swiping to the corner or side of your workspace to switch to a different computer. The dongle itself can be stowed inside the mouse — a magnet holds it in place.
Like the programmable buttons, you can configure edge gestures using the HP Accessory Center. This app offers quite a bit of customisation. This can be useful if you like to bind certain keys for specific tasks depending on the app. For example, I can assign Play/Pause to a specific button for VLC media player. But when I'm using the browser, pressing this button brings me back to the previous page instead. You get the idea. The HP Accessory Center has a battery indicator. HP says the mouse will last up to 12 weeks on a single charge, while a 1-minute charge is good for 3 hours of usage.
At S$149, the HP Creator Wireless Mouse is around the same price as the Logitech MX Master 3. I think both mice are equally good for office workers. Despite its name, there isn't any special “Creator” features to distinguish the HP 930 from other productivity-focused mice. It performs well, and has just about every feature you'd want from a work mouse. Get it now from HP, Lazada, or Shopee.
Note: Review unit provided by HP.
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