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Penclic D3

Penclic D3

from  $64.95+
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85 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Penclic B3 might look like a stylus or even a smartpen, but it's really a mouse -- just one that handles like a writing implement. This has the benefit of making it extremely comfortable to handle and better for your wrist, even for lefties.

You hold the B3 just like you would hold a pen or pencil, giving it a "natural feel" that helped Pure Overclock avoid "joint pain from the constant strain of twisting the wrist or awkward positioning." This ergonomic advantage isn't unique to the B3 -- previous generation Penclic mice follow the same design principles. But the newer version switches around some buttons to make it work for left-handed users. Technology Tell says this "significantly improves the comfort and handling" for right-handed individuals as well, and PC Mag appreciated the new layout for its "simpler user experience."

It may be easier and more comfy, but the B3 doesn't falter in use. Technology Tell says it "tracks accurately" and "performs well across all non-reflective surfaces." You can even set the dpi, though PC Mag only found the middle setting (1,200 dpi) ideal.

Whether you suffer from carpal tunnel or just enjoy the feel of holding a pen, the Penclic B3 is one mouse that will make your hands very, very happy.

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Other
Ergonomics
Right-handed
Sensor type
Laser
Resolution
1600 dpi
Scrolling device
Yes
Buttons
3
Connection type
Wired
Type
Ergonomics
Sensor type
Resolution
Scrolling device
Buttons
Connection type
Other
Right-handed
Laser
1600 dpi
Yes
3
Wired

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85 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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