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Rapoo T120P Wireless Touch Mouse Review

Rapoo came out of nowhere asking us to sample the T120P. Its 5GHz wireless and touch technology has us interested to say the least. Let's take a look now.

@chad_sebring
Published Thu, May 15 2014 8:24 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 7:00 PM CST
Rating: 70%Manufacturer: Rapoo

Introduction, Specifications and Pricing

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Since we know very little about Rapoo, we had to go to their "about us" section to get a grip on what they are all about. Even though we had never heard of the company prior to this, they have been in business since 2002. It seems that their main mission and quest is to become the leader in wireless peripheral devices, and to deliver said products to global markets. At the time of writing their information, they were ahead of the curve with their 2.4GHz technology they were using then, but to stay on top of the market, Rapoo is now looking to deliver devices of the 5GHz flavor.

As far as why we have you hear today, it is to look at the Rapoo T120P Wireless Touch Mouse, which comes in five different color options. While we have seen a few wireless mice in our time, and we have seen some touch sensor based products, we have not seen them together and had the thrill of experiencing Haptic feedback in a mouse either. On top of all of that, the fundamental technologies this product features, are all packed into a very small design that will almost fit in your pocket. Talk about easy to travel with.

Today we are taking the time to express the pleasure it has been in testing and using the T120P Wireless Touch mouse. This compact, yet very functional, and user friendly design is something we really enjoyed using even if only half the size of our typical gaming mouse choice.

For those in the market for a mouse to accompany a laptop or Windows tablet, this little mouse is they way to go. Its super easy to store in just about any bag you might be carrying, and with its Haptic feedback to scroll the mouse and reasonable DPI level, you aren't tossing accuracy and feel out the window.

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As we checked Rapoo's Chinese site as well as their U.S. site, neither seemed to provide any specification for this mouse, so we opted to show the color options of the T120P instead. While there are five versions to choose from, they all offer Kailh switches, an Avago optical sensor, a USB dongle, and the need for a pair of AA batteries. Dimensionally, the T120P is only 97mm in length, 57mm wide at its widest point (near the front), and stands only 38mm tall.

The bottom of these mice will remove, but before we explain what is underneath that cover, we should note that there is an exposed power switch to save battery life, and with a rounded design to this mouse, it has two long feet that run front to back on this cover. Once it is removed, there is storage for the Dongle under the cover so it doesn't get lost at the bottom of the bag, and there is also access to replace the AA batteries (or to install your own, since there are none included in the packaging).

Locating the T120P is as easy as jumping on Google and shopping for it, as plenty of hits show up on the screen. The real issue is that you have to play the balance between which of the lesser named sites are honorable enough not to screw you over, and getting it at an affordable price all in the same swing. As we paid more attention to the pricing, we found the T120P in a few colors for less than $20 U.S. dollars, which is great. There is a flip side though, and in the one listing where we would have no trust issues at all, the T120P (in red as we received it), was priced right at $50. So, as you shop for this tiny T120P in whatever flavor you want, pay attention to the pricing as you can save quite a bit with the right choice.

PRICING: You can find the RAPOO T120P WIRELESS TOUCH MOUSE for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

United States: The RAPOO T120P WIRELESS TOUCH MOUSE (BLACK) retails for $38.98 at Amazon, the RAPOO T120P WIRELESS TOUCH MOUSE (RED) retails for $38.99 at Amazon, the RAPOO T120P WIRELESS TOUCH MOUSE (White) retails for $38.99 at Amazon, the RAPOO T120P WIRELESS TOUCH MOUSE (Yellow) retails for $38.99 at Amazon, and the RAPOO T120P WIRELESS TOUCH MOUSE (Green) retails for $38.99 at Amazon.

Canada: The RAPOO T120P WIRELESS TOUCH MOUSE (RED) retails for CDN$64.94 at Amazon Canada.

Packaging and Documentation

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The packaging is kept simple with the use of clear and red plastic to contain the mouse for shipping. On the front we see that it's Vibration Force Feedback, and it being made for Windows 8 come even above the product naming, so they must be proud of that.

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The right side of the packaging contains many versions of what we see here, the package contents list. What we find odd is that while it says here that we get a wireless mouse and Nano receiver, we see it also says there are supposed to be AA batteries in the mouse, but you will see that is not the case, at least not with our sample.

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Around back, on the large red panel, we find that this can be customized for Windows 8 shortcuts, it has tactile feedback in the scroll portion of the mouse, it offers four-way swiping, and it is also built on 5GHz technology, so there is not much out there to interfere with its signal.

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The last panel offers a little bit of information at this end. It states that this is a wireless touch mouse inside the box, but it also denoted the two-year warranty the T120P offers.

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Inside of the outer layer of plastic packaging, we find the mouse is pressed into the bottom of a much thicker plastic based inner packaging. This is what offers all of the protection for the mouse inside, and delivered our T120P in perfect condition. Under the mouse is also a bit of paperwork to look over.

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As we unfold the paper under the mouse, we find a basic guide of how to use the T120P. It shows how to remove the back panel, where the switch is, and how to use the four-way touch section where a scroll wheel typically is. We also see there is a place where it shows how to get full control of the functionality to grab the software, but there is a whole other issue there that we will cover later.

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In case you missed it on the packaging, on the back side of what we just saw in the last image, Rapoo once again addresses the warranty, and where to go to see the terms and conditions.

Rapoo T120P Wireless Touch Mouse

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Looking at the left side of the T120P, we see red and black stripes that alternate until they reach the top where this mouse is entirely red. There are no buttons to be found here.

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Shiny surfaces are found everywhere with this T120P, and are even more noticeable as we look at the inset heel of this mouse.

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The right side of the mouse is a mirror copy of what we have seen on the left side. The striping along the side and a lack of any extra buttons is again what we see here.

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Looking at the front, we can see the left and right click buttons wrap around the midsection, and almost meet in the middle, offering a wide area of use for such a small mouse.

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Where we would typically find a scroll wheel, Rapoo has chosen to use a touch panel. This will scroll forward and back as well as side to side, and while using it like a normal scroll wheel, there is feedback to what would equate to a segment of the wheel.

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Under the T120P we see the black cover in the middle is most of the bottom of the mouse. The eye of the sensor and the on and off switch are in the middle of the red section. Down either side of that section are the long skinny feet this mouse rides on.

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Removing the plate is pretty simple to accomplish with only one clip holding it on. We do see the Nano receiver stored under the cover, but there are no batteries to be found.

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Just in case you have never seen one of these, this is the Rapoo Nano receiver that takes the signals from the T120P, and allows the PC to obtain them while keeping a super low profile in that USB port.

Inside the T120P

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One screw is all it takes to hold this mouse together, well that and the tabs at the front of the mouse that really do most of the holding together of these halves. We don't recommend opening this mouse as the two wired connections are very short and hard to extract, and the gold ribbon cable is no treat to work with either.

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Under the left click button, as well as under the right click button, we find that Rapoo has used Kailh switches, and uses a pad style switch for the click function of the touch pad section of the T120P.

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Just behind the switches is the Avago ADNS A3000 optical sensor. This takes care of all the tracking that this mouse is capable of within its 1000 DPI of range.

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At the other end of the PCB is the 4-bit MCP from Texas Instruments in this TSC 30601 chip. This is what translates the signals for the Avago optical sensor, and sends those signals to the Nano receiver for the PC to equate to movement on the screen.

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Now that we have this red T120P all back together, it is about that time to plug in the receiver, turn the switch on, and see what this mouse is capable of.

Final Thoughts

A few that have paid attention may be wondering where the software section is and therein lies a huge issue. With no included disk, you are at the mercy of their servers and site links to provide you with the correct product you are hunting for, and at Rapoo, that does not seem to happen. When we installed the driver package that is noted to be for the T120P, we ended up opening software for the E9180P, which isn't even a mouse, it is a mini keyboard with a touch pad on it. We even checked around in the software, as if maybe they just use generic software, but with what we had there is nothing for the T120P.

While we were not able to fully customize this mouse to Windows 8 as the packaging and instructions implied we could, we did find the mouse to track very well and being so small, also being very rounded helps us keep a hold of this little critter. While we were never more than five feet from the laptop and PC we tested it on, we did not ever see any signaling issues, or the need for line of sight between the mouse and receiver for it to work properly. We were also happy to see 1000 DPI set to the T120P, as most mice like this are incredibly slow getting across the screen.

We can't over look the fact that we seem to have gotten shorted with a pair of batteries. It isn't a huge expense to source a pair, and usually they are floating around your house anyways, but the packaging and the paperwork implied that they should be there. Not having batteries is not a deal killer in our mind, but because it was right there in black and red on the box, it needed to be discussed.

Since is our first look at anything with the Rapoo name on it, we are trying to be lenient as they haven't been in the peripherals game as long as many others offering wireless mice. Even when you can get this T120P for less than $20 (and that is a smoking hot deal), it just doesn't seem like they are that good at quality control with what gets boxed, and they appear to lack skills to get users the correct download for their device.

However, it may be that they just need to mature a bit, and are working through some form of issues at the moment, and we were just trying to get things done at the wrong time. Either way, with the issues we did spot, we think we would likely pass on the T120P, at least until we hear news of some sort of fix for getting the customizing drivers, so we could gain full use of what we were told we were getting.

PRICING: You can find the RAPOO T120P WIRELESS TOUCH MOUSE for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

United States: The RAPOO T120P WIRELESS TOUCH MOUSE (BLACK) retails for $38.98 at Amazon, the RAPOO T120P WIRELESS TOUCH MOUSE (RED) retails for $38.99 at Amazon, the RAPOO T120P WIRELESS TOUCH MOUSE (White) retails for $38.99 at Amazon, the RAPOO T120P WIRELESS TOUCH MOUSE (Yellow) retails for $38.99 at Amazon, and the RAPOO T120P WIRELESS TOUCH MOUSE (Green) retails for $38.99 at Amazon.

Canada: The RAPOO T120P WIRELESS TOUCH MOUSE (RED) retails for CDN$64.94 at Amazon Canada.

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After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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