RAZER X HUMANSCALE PRO CLICK REVIEW. With many of us living that working-from-home life right now, it’s important that we remember to take care of our physical health. When it came to a home office in the past, it was easier to skimp on an ergonomically-sound chair, desk, and peripherals, as they went relatively underused. Nowadays, with more time spent working at home, it’s time for an ergonomic upgrade. Enter the Razer Pro Click mouse made in collaboration with Humanscale. This is the GameRevolution review.
A clean start
In the box, there’s the mouse, a white carrying bag, an instruction manual, and a Micro-USB cable. The mouse itself is immediately striking with its clean and white look. While Razer is mostly known for gaming peripherals, the company clearly managed to reel it in a bit when partnering with Humanscale for a more office-appropriate aesthetic.
It would be remiss of me to gloss over the Micro-USB cable and port. This should really be USB-C at this point, which the companion Pro Type keyboard uses. This mismatch means separate cables for charging both devices, which is an unfortunate inconvenience.
Aside from that, the unboxing makes a good first impression and the instruction manual is concise yet clear, with an in-depth tutorial available on the Humanscale website for those requiring more assistance.
The shape of you
With any mouse, but especially an ergonomic mouse, it’s the shape that is the most important factor. It can have all the bells and whistles in the world, but if it doesn’t feel right in the hand, the user will grow to hate it and need to change.
It can sometimes take days or even weeks of continued use for a mouse to feel “right,” but the Pro Click immediately felt good to me. The shape of the mouse encourages a grip that resembles a hand when it is fully relaxed and limp. There’s no tension anywhere in the wrist or fingers, and joints aren’t strained in any way.
Shape is make-or-break for a mouse like this, especially when ergonomics-expert Humanscale is involved, so I’m happy to say it passes my test as a larger-handed, righty. Those with smaller hands may struggle, however, just as my partner did when commenting that the mouse was “too large.” Being suitable for medium to large hand sizes isn’t necessarily a fault of the Pro Click, as almost every mouse has been forced to choose a target user, but it’s definitely worth mentioning.
I will say that, after using the Freedom Headrest chair for over a year, it would have been cool to see Humanscale’s approach to adjustability and one-size-fits-all mentality implemented with this mouse. Perhaps looking at the Mad Catz range of mice with adjustable sizing could provide inspiration for future mice projects. (Edit: It turns out that the Humanscale Switch Mouse is adjustable in a similar way.)
Wireless put to work
The next big feature of this mouse is the wireless endurance. With up to 400 hours of battery life when using the Bluetooth connection and 200 hours in the 2.4 GHz mode (via the included dongle stored in the bottom of the mouse), this mouse just keeps on going. That’s over 16 full 24-hour days of use per charge on Bluetooth. If the Pro Click does somehow run out of juice mid-session, it can be used and charged simultaneously using the provided cable.
When using Bluetooth, the Pro Click can swap between four different devices using a button on the base of the mouse. This makes moving between main PC, laptop, tablet, and even a phone super simple and almost seamless.
I found the Bluetooth connection perfectly reliable with no interference from other devices in the room. My phone, watch, and earphones were all connected to Bluetooth and nearby, but the Pro Click never skipped a beat.
For those doing office work, Bluetooth is the ideal mode for this mouse to live in, as it greatly extends battery life with no perceptible downside.
Can the Pro Click be used for gaming?
Those also dabbling in video games, however, will want to use 2.4 GHz mode. Though the Pro Click isn’t primarily aimed at the gaming market, it does have “Razer” printed on it, so we’re gonna game with it.
In the 2.4 GHz mode, I didn’t notice any latency or wild acceleration when playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War or Apex Legends. Both games were perfectly playable. The 105 gram weight of the Pro Click did require some getting used to after I had been maining a 68 gram mouse for many months now, but other than that the gaming experience was solid.
When gaming, I was able to map my grenade and melee to the Pro Click’s side buttons, which of course also come in useful for their primary function as part of an office mouse. There are eight programmable buttons in total, which require Razer’s Synapse software to customize.
Razer Synapse has improved in recent years, no longer being as bloated as it once was. It now feels refined and accessible to the average user, even non-gamers. However, if you’re anything like me, you’ll download the software and rebind the buttons, save the profile to the mouse itself, and then uninstall Synapse. This works perfectly fine.
The Razer brand is often associated with bright RGB lighting which many gamers love. However, RGB lighting isn’t something that would go down too well in an office space. Thankfully, the Pro Click has no RGB, further confirmed by the absence of a “Lighting” tab inside of Razer Synapse.
It should be noted that the latest version of Synapse (3.0) is currently only available for Windows users. I’m hoping this will be opened up to Mac users soon, as the Pro Click (especially with its white aesthetic) is sure to go down well with Apple fans, not to mention that many office workers depend on Mac computers as part of their workflow.
Other Razer tech inside of this mouse includes its 5G Advanced Optical Sensor which allows for “cutting-edge precision.” This sensor can also be found in the Razer Mamba Wireless, Mamba Elite, Naga Trinity, Basilisk, and Lancehead Tournament Edition. Suffice it to say, this is a capable sensor that is accurate in fast-paced games, and so is unsurprisingly capable for normal everyday use.
The Razer 5G sensor allows for a DPI range that caps out at 16,000. This is pretty overkill, but better to have more than less, right? The only negative impact this has on the mouse is when it comes to the default values on the DPI button. With five presets available, I found the first two were sensible, while the final three were way too sensitive. These could have been lowered for better plug-and-play use with no Synapse download necessary, but it’s a minor issue that can be quickly fixed in the software.
Razer x Humanscale Pro Click Review | The Final Verdict
The Razer Pro Click comes in at $99.99, putting it not-so-subtly up against the Logitech MX Master 3. While Logitech’s offering has a secondary scroll wheel, USB-C connection, and even higher rated battery life at 500, its more aggressive design has me opting for the curvature of the Pro Click instead.
With the Pro Click, Razer and Humanscale have joined forces to create a fantastic wireless mouse that satisfies ergonomically. It’s fantastic to see a gaming brand taking the physical health of its users more seriously and I’m happy that Humasncale is getting involved. For those looking to spend under $100 on a wireless mouse for work and (occasional) play, and you like the only color option of white, this product gets a big thumbs-up from me.