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Disclosure: The HV-MS764 ergonomic mouse is sent by Havit.
What about ergonomic mice and what about the Havit HV-MS764??
You don’t get to see products and reviews with such mouse designs except a selected few. The vertical grip ergonomic mice are meant to reduce stress in your hands caused when you’re using the traditional mouse during extended use. Such discomfort eventually leads to injury-like pain, eventually leading to carpal tunnel syndrome. Because of the almost vertical grip design of the mouse, it is more natural of an end user.
Havit made an ergonomic mouse with a relaxed price tag of $27.99, cheaper than many gaming mice out there. The not so very ergonomically named ‘HV-MS764’ mouse also has variable DPI and a string of RGB lighting. No fancy controls. No gimmicky functions. Simple ergonomic mouse with RGB lighting.
The packaging is very basic, which is expected for a mouse in this price range. All you get is the mouse, the detachable wrist rest and some reading materials.
- Chip: PAN3212
- Interface Type: USB Wired
- Key Numbers: 6 keys
- Key Life: 3,000,000 times
- Operating Voltage: 5V
- Cable Length: 1.6m
- Size: 148.85*94.82*98.93 mm
- Net Weight: 220g
- Resolution: 800-1200(Default)-1600-2400-4000DPI
- Operating Current: ≥ 70mA (lights-off), ≤165 mA (brightest backlight)
- Wired Mouse
- User Manual
- Happy Card
The only mouse which uses PAN3212 sensor (according to Google search) is the HV-MS764. The mouse is heavier than a typical gaming mouse like the CM Storm Alcor and Mizar. But when you’re holding the mouse, you’ll notice most of the weight is towards the base. There are six mouse function keys. Towards the base, there are two switches- one toggle switch for the RGB lighting and the other for the DPI setting.
About ergonomic mouse designs
The grip area of the mouse has a soft feel to it, with the main buttons and scroll wheel towards the right and the forward/back buttons towards the left where you’ll rest your thumb. While the concept of grabbing a somewhat vertical mouse might be alien to most users, The function is the same. Due to the design, its meant for right-handed users.
A majority of the users will not be familiar such a design for a mouse. It doesn’t really need a learning curve, aside from getting used to the almost-vertical grip. Left, right and the scroll wheel will use the same set of fingers and front/back button is beside the thumb rest. There is an additional attachment where you can rest your wrist on. Personally, I would rather have a larger than standard mousepad if I need some comfort for that part of the hand. When you rest your wrists over the detachable wrist rest, it creates a friction against the hard surface mousepad (Such as the Thermaltake Draconem RGB mousepad).
You’ll see two switches at its base. The mouse is curved giving that sliding smoothness towards the front and the sides, with a smaller foot towards the rear. The detachable wrist rest has larger mouse feet and smaller feet towards its side since you would be resting your wrist on it.
Mouse feet and Grip
The Havit HV-MS764 is a comfortable mouse to hold and use. It provides a large enough grip, with a height of 4-inch The click switches protrudes outwards unlike the standard mouse design. It is probably done to make users aware of the switches and also give a good confidence for its actuation. Compared to many mice, the scroll wheel is well made. It doesn’t feel cheap and tacky, with a rubberized coating on it.
Grabbing the mouse could be compared to holding a beer bottle. In the picture, the wrist is raised upwards since I take photographs on the floor. But usually, it rests on the mat. Pressing the forward/back button feels nice as you just have to nudge the switches with your thumb.
Who would have thought to have RGB in an ergonomic mouse?
Obviously, it is for aesthetics. Most review websites (includes ours) usually don’t really talk about illumination unless comes in the way of its basic function. For the price of this mouse and due to the shape around the border, the RGB lighting does make it look attractive.
If you have an RGB…everything, you can proudly say disco is back from the dead! You can kill the disco again on this mouse by using the switch at its base.
My Experience with the HV-MS764…
For everyday general use, this mouse is great. The important part of this is that my wrist feels relieved. Except the friction caused by the removable wrist rest, the movements and actuation of the buttons feel natural. I needed more time getting used to specific workloads such as using my mouse in Adobe Lightroom or for any editing work requiring a mouse. Gaming isn’t the strong suit as most of the weight is towards the base, thus making it a bit awkward whenever you lift it and place it at the center of the mousepad.
You do feel the discomfort when you switch back to a conventional mouse. It is then you realize most of these ‘ergonomic gaming mouse’ are not ergonomic at all. But using a vertical ergonomic mouse is difficult/impractical in some workflows and gaming. Maybe it’s far-fetched, but it would be interesting to see a mouse where you can tilt the grip somewhere between the horizontal and vertical grip.
Comfort is good! Pain is not!
Overall, the Havit HV-MS764 is a great mouse for everyday work if you have frequent wrist pains. The vertical grip does indeed feel natural and more comfortable to use. For the price you pay for it, you can’t really complain unless you look beyond its primary purpose. Most home PC owners, even gamers, will use their PC not just for gaming. Therefore, It is impractical for many to have two different mice for two different purposes. But I am more open towards that option- and there is a wireless version from Havit.
I have no problems recommending this mouse for its intended purpose.
- Vertical grip ergonomic design
- Ease of use
- Responsive switches with protruding keys
- Soft feel Grip
- Hard to use in certain workload that requires cursor accuracy, gaming
— Hardware BBQ (@HardwareBBQ) January 26, 2018