Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Penclic Wireless Bluetooth Mouse B2 - White


Have you heard of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) mouse arm/ hand? When we lay our arm on the table, our hands will naturally tilt to one side with our thumbs at the top. While holding a traditional computer mouse however, our mouse hand is forced to sit on top of the mouse horizontally, which can cause discomfort around the wrist, or even in the whole arm. And when your hand stays in this position for too long, it can lead to RSI.

Understanding this, the Swedish company Penclic has designed a range of ergonomic mouse (and other computer accessories) that'll prevent RSI mouse arm problem, which are shaped like pens! They have kindly sent me the new Penclic Wireless Bluetooth Mouse B2 in white for review purpose, and not only did it feel natural to hold, its sleek design is very chic too!


Penclic Wireless Bluetooth Mouse B2, pen shaped mouse, mouse for RSI mouse-arm people

Penclic Wireless Bluetooth Mouse B2, pen shaped mouse, mouse for RSI mouse-arm people

Penclic Wireless Bluetooth Mouse B2, pen shaped mouse, mouse for RSI mouse-arm people

The white Penclic Wireless Bluetooth Mouse B2 (RRP €99.99/ £79.99) comes in a cylinder container with an acrylic-like display unit. A rechargeable AAA battery, USB charging cable, white velvet pouch, technical specification leaflet and quick guide booklet can be found in the cylinder's base.

I normally don't talk about the packaging, but I really love how the Penclic mouse is being presented.

The Penclic Wireless Bluetooth Mouse B2

  • is connected to PC or MAC wirelessly via Bluetooth (for PC that doesn't have Bluetooth, you can buy a Bluetooth USB Adapter)
  • has 5 buttons (left click, right click, middle click, backward and forward) and a scroll wheel
  • is set to 1200dpi
  • can be used on almost any surface without a mouse pad or tablet (might be slightly less responsive on very smooth surface)
  • can be used as soon as the rechargeable battery is fully charged (non rechargeable batteries can be used as well, but make sure you don't charge them), and with every day use, it's suppose to last for approximately a month before it needs recharging
  • will switch to energy saving mode after being inactive for 10 minutes


Penclic Wireless Bluetooth Mouse B2, pen shaped mouse, mouse for RSI mouse-arm people

Penclic Wireless Bluetooth Mouse B2, pen shaped mouse, mouse for RSI mouse-arm people

Penclic Wireless Bluetooth Mouse B2, pen shaped mouse, mouse for RSI mouse-arm people

Penclic Mouse B2 has 2 parts, the pen at the top where you hold, just like you would a pen, and the base that looks like a traditional mouse but much smaller.

You'll find all the buttons on the pen part, with the buttons for left click, right click and middle click along where your index finger can reach, and your thumb controlling the buttons for forward and backward (previous and next page on your browser, for example).

The base is where the battery, on/ off button, Bluetooth connection button, light and wheel are located.

Unlike the demo Abby helped me with in the above picture, which is done before we understood B2, you would control the wheel with your middle finger. My ring finger and pinky will then fall naturally on the right side of the base. But when I don't need the wheel, I can just hold the mouse with my index and middle finger, exactly like when I'm holding a pen.

Of course, everyone will hold it differently, but it definitely has a comfortable grip. I won't say that there isn't some getting used to, after all I've been using a traditional PC mouse for over 20 years! It is however not difficult like you are holding something completely new (it's like a pen after all), and it being very light in weight (compared to my previous PC mouse anyway), it felt easy to control it.


The light indicator on Penclic's Mouse B2 turns blue when it's connected through Bluetooth, flashes green when it's being charged, solid green when it's fully charged, and red when it requires charging.


Penclic Wireless Bluetooth Mouse B2, pen shaped mouse, mouse for RSI mouse-arm people

Penclic Wireless Bluetooth Mouse B2, pen shaped mouse, mouse for RSI mouse-arm people

We tried connecting Penclic's Wireless Bluetooth Mouse B2 to my Android smartphone and our smart TV, and it worked well with both. Since I used my PC most, however, I wanted to test drive B2 with it, but it didn't have Bluetooth technology, so we bought a Bluetooth USB adapter. You'd search for B2 on your PC just like you would on your smartphone.

Although I lost a USB port (my PC mouse and keyboard were connected to the same USB port, so I can't do a direct replacement without losing my keyboard as well), I don't really mind, and although I'm still trying to get used to B2's speed (it's so light in weight, when I click a button it sometimes moves, causing a drag than a click), I do prefer to use it over my old mouse as it's comfortable and better looking!

I also like the precision B2 offers me when I edit pictures. I can click and drag the cursor to exactly where I want it, where as with the traditional mouse, I had to learn to overlook the imperfection.

I'm using B2 on a smooth surface without a problem, it's only when I need to wake it up from sleeping mode, I have to move it to a rougher surface (my crafting mat) and click before it will wake up. Not a problem as my crafting mat is always here anyway, but if you encounter the same problem where your mouse won't wake up, try put it on a rougher surface.


Overall I think Penclic's Wireless Bluetooth Mouse B2 is a great mouse to use. It does take some time to get used to especially when you are already used to the traditional mouse, but we've all held a pen before and it really is like holding a pen, just with extra buttons. It is designed ergonomically to prevent RSI, while looking good on your desk at the same time. And only takes up a small amount of space too. It also makes whatever you do look more professional, in my opinion.

If you are doing anything on the PC that requires precision work, Penclic's mice will definitely be more suitable for the job. I wouldn't necessarily say that it can replace a stylus or a digital drawing pen, but for other precision work, it will do the job, and I don't need another gadget for it.

You can buy Penclic's mice from Penclic's website, as well as Amazon UK.