Thanks to its unconventional design, the Lenovo N700 Yoga Mouse is one of the more distinctive Bluetooth mice I have ever reviewed. With its features and design, the N700 is a versatile Bluetooth mouse for presentations and lectures. The N700 was among the best Bluetooth mice I tested on laminate and wood surfaces, but it didn’t seem to do near as well on denim or carpet unlike some laser mice. On a glass surface, the Lenovo Yoga Mouse didn’t do well at all and not something I’d recommend if you a use glass computer desk without a mouse pad.
The mouse can be used in two modes, Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless. Especially for the N700’s intended audience of business users, the versatility is useful if you’re frequently using the mouse in a variety of work environments. For instance, if you’re working from an older desktop or computer that lacks Bluetooth support, you can simply plug in the included 2.4GHz USB dongle to use the wireless mouse. Notably, the N700’s dongle holsters next to its AAA battery slot. Considering how small dongles are and how easy they are to lose, it’s a convenient and user-friendly design addition.
In my hands-on testing, I found the Yoga Mouse has good general build quality. The rear portion rotates into an arced mouse mode and a remote-like pointer mode. When the mouse is in the flat position, it solely functions as a laser pointer. The rigidness of the shape in mouse mode doesn’t lend itself to a comfortable palm grip, but it works well with the claw and fingertip grips. When it’s flat, the shape makes it one of the most portable mice in my time of reviewing similar products.
Coming from a Logitech MX Master, the Lenovo Yoga Mouse is considerably different in every way possible. While I say it’s uncomfortable to me, that’s because it’s a completely different design than the mice that most of us are used to. With that being said, it’s something that I would definitely use on my secondary computer or maybe on my laptop. But the overall concept of the mouse is awesome especially for business oriented individuals with regards to the laser pointer built-in.
While the pointer mode is slightly superfluous unless you regularly give presentations or lectures, it’s a strong addition for professional users. However, the mouse lacks higher-end features like four-way scrolling and multi-channel Bluetooth connections, both would provide useful functionality for business users.
My overall final thoughts on the Lenovo Yoga Mouse are mixed and I don’t mean that in a negative way. The primary focus to me is for business oriented individuals who do conferences or presentations and similar type stuff. Mainly because of the the built-in laser pointer that it comes with, but also because of the shape and design.
As mentioned, it’s comfortable but uncomfortable though that’s coming from someone who has used a mouse such as the Logitech MX Master and prior to that used the Logitech MX 1000 for about 5 years. If this was something I forced myself to use, I feel I could do it. The only thing holding me back is that it doesn’t have 4-way scrolling and that is something that I heavily rely on.
With all of that being said, for the price of under $35, it’s hard to beat this mouse if you want something different and unique. As mentioned in the beginning, make sure you don’t use this directly on a glass surface or you will more than likely have issues as I did when testing.