Specifications, Availability and Pricing
The information Genius provides on the energy mouse is very brief. They cover the 2700mAh battery that is on board. They then continue to cover that charging the battery is done via Micro-USB, and discharge is done via standard USB connection on the provided cable that comes with this mouse. As for the requirements, they show OS support for functionality, that you will need a USB port free to charge the mouse, and that you need a device that uses Micro-USB for charging them.
What they don't say is that this mouse comes in blue, red, silver, and pink. They also do not say that it is 65mm wide, is 100mm long, or that it stands 37mm tall. The Energy offers functionality of the basic functions like left click, right click, the scroll wheel, and the pressing of that wheel. Genius also offers rubberized side grips so that control of the mouse in any situation is almost guaranteed, and they even added a rubber pad for comfort on the heel of the mouse.
There is little mention of the optical sensor, more that it is based on one, but not a peep about the Pixart PAW3204DB that is inside. They also do not mention the switch type, and we found it uses black pad style switches along with black switch T-MEC switches under the right and left click buttons.
What may surprise most of you is the pricing. Looking around, just a battery banks will start near $20 to obtain one of this power. On the other hand, it will also cost you closer to $30 just for the basic wireless mouse to use on-the-go.
Taking that into consideration, and while looking around at the various locations that offer the Genius Energy mouse, the roughly $30 average pricing is a great price to get both devices. Saving ten to twenty dollars buying both at once is an obvious deal to be had, but let's get a close look at what we are getting and put the Energy through its paces and see if it is in fact worthy of our recommendation.