Zagg Pro Mouse review

This rugged mouse will conquer your multicomputer setup [Review]

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This rugged mouse will conquer your multicomputer setup [Review]★★★★
The rugged Zagg Pro Mouse mouse pairs with multiple computers and charges wirelessly.
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Your iMac, MacBook and iPad can easily share the Zagg Pro Mouse. With the press of a button, the rugged Bluetooth mouse switches between multiple computers. As a bonus, the accessory supports wireless charging.

I tested it in my multicomputer office for a couple of weeks. Here’s what it’s like to use every day.

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Zagg Pro Mouse review

I switch between two computers as part of my regular workday. An iPad Pro is my primary computer, but I also use a Microsoft Surface. I used to have separate mice for these, cluttering up my desk, so the Zagg Pro Mouse was a welcome addition.

And keeping the Bluetooth accessory charged just means occasionally placing it on my AirPods charger.

A rugged Bluetooth mouse

Zagg Pro Mouse
The somewhat bland exterior conceals a lot of functionality.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Zagg used a standard capsule shape for this device. It’s comfortable to hold as every corner and edge are heavily rounded.

It measures 4.5 inches by 2.4 inches and 1.2 inches thick at its widest points. The only color option is a matte charcoal. The overall look fits in with Apple devices fairly well, but if the sleek Apple Magic Mouse is a ballerina, Zagg’s is more of linebacker.

The two sides are textured so your finders don’t slip. But if you do drop it, the Zagg Pro Mouse is designed to take the punishment. And the relatively small size makes it more portable than many other desktop mice. Your MacBook and iPad go on the road – your mouse needs to as well.

The left and right buttons are large and easy to press. The same goes for the scroll wheel – it’s big enough to be comfortable to use.

On the left edge of the Zagg Pro Mouse are small forward and back buttons. On the right edge is a button to open a list of apps. How well these work varies between operating systems – the left ones don’t do much of anything on my iPad but the right one works great.

Flip the device over to find the power switch.

Easily switch between computers

Zagg Pro Mouse offers wired out wireless charging/
The large buttons and scrollwheel are ready to use on up to three computers.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Press a second small button on the right edge of the Zagg Pro Mouse to toggle between three Bluetooth profiles. A blue LED blinks to indicate which profile you’re on. It’s a simple system but it works.

It was easy to pair the accessory with my iPadOS and Windows 10 computers, then switch between them. In roughly two weeks of testing, they’re have been no random disconnects or other problems.

Cursor movement speed is adjustable, of course. The mouse’s default is 1,000 DPI, and you can adjust it between 800 DPI and 1,600 DPI for faster or slower movement.

Pro Mouse supports macOS, Windows, Linus, Chrome OS and Android. That said, the accessory requires Bluetooth low-energy, so it won’t work with really obsolete versions of these OSs.

Wireless charging is so convenient

Zag says Pro Mouse’s internal battery is good for 3 months of use. That’s a bit low for this product category, but is inconsequential because charging it is so easy.

When you’re not using the accessory, occasionally place it on a wireless charging mat to replenish the battery. The mouse comes with  the mat you need.

I keep a changing mat on my desk for my AirPods, and Zagg’s mouse gets power from it just as easily. Or an AirPods Wireless Charging Case can draw power from Zagg’s mat.

If you aren’t into wireless charging, there’s a USB-C port on the front of this accessory for juicing up the battery. A cable is included.

Zagg Pro Mouse final thoughts

Zagg Pro Mouse pairs well with iPad, MacBook and iMac
Zagg Pro Mouse pairs well with iPad, MacBook and iMac.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Sharing a mouse between multiple computers can’t get much easier than this. My testing confirms that this accessory lives up to its promise. Zagg Pro Mouse can switch between multiple computers setup on a desk, or several people could share the peripheral in an office.

And the rugged design means the device can be survive riding around in a backpack with your MacBook. Wireless charging is the cherry on top.

The only drawback is the lack of color options.

★★★★

Pricing

The Zagg Pro Mouse costs $79.99.

Buy from: Zagg

Buy from: Amazon

There are rival mice that can switch between several devices, but the Zagg one isn’t as bulky so it’s more portable.

And there are plenty of cheap Bluetooth mice out there. But, unlike Zagg’s, these can’t be easily shared with multiple computers, and I can speak from experience when I say they are easily broken.

Zagg provided Cult of Mac with a review unit for this article. See our reviews policy, and check out other in-depth reviews of Apple-related items.

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