Rapoo 3920P 5G Advanced Wireless Laser Mouse Review

Rapoo 3920P 5G Advanced Wireless Laser Mouse Review

Rapoo's 3920P 5G wireless laser mouse packs some great features such as 12 month battery life and a small size for those on the move.

@chad_sebring
Published Wed, Dec 10 2014 9:14 PM CST   |   Updated Thu, Jul 30 2020 4:20 PM CDT
Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Rapoo

Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing

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Rapoo is a newer company that we have worked with once in the past, so we have little to go on. However, from what we have gathered thus far, Rapoo seems to be into smaller peripherals that are portable, stylish, easy to pack, and have so far functioned very well. To be honest, we clearly recall the last mouse and its vibrations feature, but we also recall that despite the quality device we received, it somehow passed quality control without any batteries inside of it, despite the package clearly stating batteries were included. Grabbing a pair of batteries is not a huge deal, but it has raised a flag, and we will be keeping our eyes peeled for such things this time around.

Rapoo must have liked what we said about the last mouse we looked at, because they came back to offer yet another wireless mouse. Yes, this latest mouse is compact, but there is more styling and functionality built into it. We were really drawn to this latest mouse by factors claimed in the literature. Rapoo not only takes the transmission to 5GHz to eliminate noise in the already filling 2.4GHz band, but they also state that on a single pair of AA batteries, this newest mouse will last twelve months. That's twelve months of battery life - not up to, not dependent on use, just a twelve month battery life, cut and dry. These things really grabbed our attention.

Rapoo has sent the 3920P wireless laser mouse for us to show you today. We have touched on the major features, and with many other mice fresh in our mind, we will see exactly what this 3920P is all about. Of course, we will be going over things with a fine-toothed comb, around the outside as well as on the inside, to see just what sort of device Rapoo has delivered.

If you have any inclination to own a portable wireless laser mouse with apparently amazing battery life, and would like it to fit in the pocket of a pair of skinny jeans, then continue reading. Of course, we will also have our minds trained to the functionality; when traveling, we do not like giving up things for the sake of space. Overall, we feel that Rapoo has put something together that may very well be worth your attention.

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Rapoo does not provide a specifications chart; while there is a tab for one, there is nothing linked to that tab. For us, this is not such a big deal, but customers may want to know the specifications for the 3920P, so we made up a chart to go over for the Rapoo 3920P, and its components. The 3920P comes in one color option, which they address as black. Despite the fact the color is listed as black, this design also features gunmetal grey metallic, flat grey, and even metallic-like coatings on certain parts to dress up the aesthetic appeal of the plastic frame and body. On top of that, there are even little splashes of orange paint to help point out the mouse functionality.

On the inside of the Rapoo 3920P, you will find it is based on the Avago A8020, a low power draw laser sensor. In this instance, there are two DPI settings available via the DPI button on the top, and one setting offers 880DPI, while the second allows 1650DPI. Under the main buttons there are Kailh switches to offer a long usable lifespan, while other switches like the DPI and two side buttons use smaller pad style switches. The rest of the chart covers the dimensions, weight with and without the batteries, the included AA batteries, and a 5GHz nano receiver. It also mentions the one-year lifecycle on said batteries, and the two-year warranty on the mouse.

When we think of compact wireless mice for traveling with, we usually don't expect a high price tag. Rapoo sticks with the market average for this mouse, and as we look around, we do find a listing for it at Amazon.com for just $37.90, before shipping. We also found it at a few lesser-known e-tailers that show good ratings, and they do offer the 3920P for up to $15 less, but once shipping is incorporated into the deal, we are only talking a couple of dollars difference.

While there are some giants of the industry already killing it in this market, like Logitech for example, they are the go-to, off-the-shelf brand, and this time around, we think Rapoo may have the upper hand. Rapoo may have something to offer that will change your mind about where to go next when looking for interference free use, compact size, and real functionality, all-in-one discrete package.

PRICING: You can find the Rapoo 3920P 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 3920P (Black) retails for $37.90 at Amazon, and the Rapoo 3920P (Gold) retails for $39.99 at Amazon.

Packaging and Documentation

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The Rapoo 3920 arrives in a clear plastic box with a cardboard insert that holds the mouse and nano receiver in the center for viewing and shipping purposes. Around the 3920P, we see the 5GHz band, and the twelve-month battery life. We also see the mouse is Windows 8 ready, and it will track on anything. The receiver, and the 4D wheel near the bottom are also noted here.

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The bottom shows us the model number and color in the center, and to the right, we find the serial number. Along with the Windows compatibility icons to the right, we can see the fine print - lifespan and operating distance will depend on use, and environment.

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The top is the only other small panel to offer any information. Here we find the Rapoo name with "the ultimate wireless" tagline above it. We also see there are seals on the packaging, and there is a sticker to the left, but we have no idea what it says.

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As we reach the back panel of the packaging, we find that it repeats much of what we saw already, but since there is more room here, this information is given in multiple languages.

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Along with the mouse and the nano receiver, there is a folded quick start guide. The guide shows to open the battery door, and there is room for the receiver to be stored there. Then it shows to plug the receiver into a PC, and it also shows what the buttons do.

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On the opposing side, we find troubleshooting, copyright, safety, and warranty information. The bottom section of the page appears to be a product registration form, but you will likely need a translator to figure this out.

Rapoo 3920P Wireless Laser Mouse

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With the 3920 now free of the plastic and cardboard, we see how all of the colors and textures play against each other. The side with the light grey stripes is textured, and offers page forward and page back buttons with orange arrows on them. As we move into the shiny bit at the top, we see the Surfree naming of their tracking system.

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The back of the mouse is highly curved from the feet on the bottom, out and around the heel, and over the top. The 3920P also has a gentle curve from side to side, and the majority of this section is painted in this metallic dark gray.

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The right side of this Rapoo mouse carries the same black textured side panel, and even keeps the light grey striping, but this time there are no buttons, or splashes of orange paint to denote anything about this side.

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At the front, we see that the leading edge is cut away at the bottom to keep all rounded edges as it curves its way into the right and left click buttons, which are also metallic.

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On top of the mouse there is a center section that appears to be metal, but it is just paint. The center section has a scroll wheel with side arrow indicators for 4D movement, the DPI button, and a milled aluminium-like Rapoo name plate. The tiny hole is for a blue LED that indicates the press of the DPI button.

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Under the mouse, we see how all of the edges have gently curved into the flat section closer to the front of the 3920P. There is a single wide foot at the front, the sensor way off to the left, the power switch to the right, and a pair of smaller feet on the battery cover.

Inside the 3920P

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Upon opening the cover, we do indeed find the small hole in the center to store the nano receiver, but this is the second time our mouse arrived without batteries. Just to make sure we were not crazy: It does say there are two pre-installed AA alkaline batteries, right? So what gives here?

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Moving on, we were able to take the 3920P apart by removing just two screws; it easily splits in two. With this view, you really get the sense of how compact this mouse is, and just how close together those components are.

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Under the left click button, we find the first of two Kailh white switches, which are heavily greased. These switches offer an audible click when used, and require medium force to activate while still having a nice feel.

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Moving around the inside a bit, we can now see the black pad style switch used for the DPI switch behind the scroll wheel. We also see the Avago A8020 laser sensor that uses the Sufree technology to allow this sensor to track on any sort of surface, and still retain accuracy.

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The pair of buttons on the left side of the 3920P also use the same black pad switch we saw for the DPI. All three offer more of a thud when pressed, and are much springier than the Kailh switch.

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Speaking of Kailh switches, since we had one under the left side, it only makes sense to find one under the right side as well. However, this time less grease has been applied, but we do use the left click much more often.

Software

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The Rapoo 3920P will work just fine as a plug and play device, and is said to be driverless, but Rapoo actually offers software for most of their devices. After installing the software, we have to select the product's model number at the top. Once that is done, we see this window showing the 3920P and its buttons to afford users a bit of customizability.

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After clicking on the left click button, we see a whole menu with options to combine keys, flip 3D, set Macros, and even launch and disable profiles. On top of that, there are also sub menus. In the basic function section, we see eight standard commands that anyone would appreciate.

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The advanced section is exactly what it claims to be, a section of more advanced commands to set to the buttons. There are ten options to this list, including zoom, window control, and other things of that nature.

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Under "mouse function," we have a list of all the basic controls we saw in the first software image, so we moved right to the multimedia choices. Here are all seven options one would need for media control.

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Then, at the bottom, there is even a Windows 8 specific section to allow a single press to take you to the start screen, search panel, bring up the charms bar, or even zoom in and out of the screen. While it is a driverless mouse, having this software provides us with much more than we expected during our initial look at the 3920P.

Final Thoughts

Looking at the Rapoo 3920P as it stands out of the box, for such a small mouse, we had no issues with grip, moving it around, or even the position of the buttons. Everything was as expected. The 3920P feels solid, it can take a fair bit of weight and still glide around, it can track on any surface we could find around the house, and it has an outstanding battery life with general usage. While we did get boned on the batteries again, for us it is not such a huge deal, but it is a fault. With a similar previous experience, we have to wonder: Are customers getting the Rapoo 3920P without batteries as well? We can't be the only ones.

As we started to think we were going to have to really dish it to Rapoo about the whole battery thing, we were doing some investigation on the matter, and read something about software. So, we had a look, and we found this extra little gem for the 3920P. Of course, we liked the 3920P before we tried this out, but even offering something as simple as basic keyboard functionality reassignment possibilities really spices things up.

The software definitely delivers more value to the mouse. While we strongly hope you take our advice and try the 3920P, at the same time, we hope that you are provided with all of the contents. These days, batteries can cost around $5 a pair; while that's not catastrophic, considering we already paid for them, it just doesn't make much sense to have to pay even more.

Right around $35 (price varies by location), we feel the Rapoo 3920P can, and will be a great companion on your travels. It allows for slight customization if you chose to install the software, it is surprisingly accurate, and the feel and movement were better than we expected. The 5GHz band for less cross talk between devices is also a great addition.

Overall, Rapoo has shown us that they are on top of their game, and can offer a fully functional and affordable mouse that even a five-year-old can stuff in their pockets. As far as travel mice go, this has to be one of the top three wireless mice that we have ever had our hands-on.

PRICING: You can find the Rapoo 3920P 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 3920P (Black) retails for $37.90 at Amazon, and the Rapoo 3920P (Gold) retails for $39.99 at Amazon.

TweakTown award
Performance91%
Quality including Design and Build93%
General Features96%
Bundle and Packaging75%
Value for Money90%
Overall89%

The Bottom Line: Rapoo's 3920P is perfect for those on the go with little room for a full-sized peripheral in the bag. The cost isn't bad, it functions very well, and is even customizable - it is just too bad they can't seem to find any batteries to include in the package.

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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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