KINESIS PD7DXT-WR DXT Wireless Ergonomic Mouse 2

Editor rating

3.8/5 on May 26, 2017

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88 reviews


More reasons than ever to buy a DXT
When people ask me what ergonomic pointing device to buy, I usually recommend two choices: the RollerMouse Re:d for those with large budgets and little need for precision, and the DXT mouse for everyone else. With its increased speed options and wireless version, the new generation DXT mouse makes a great design even more attractive.

In the months since I reviewed the original DXT mouse, it has replaced the Contour as my full-time pointing device. So, when the long-awaited DXT2 appeared with its wireless version, I was excited to try it out. I’m not going to re-hash the core benefits of the DXT in this article, so if you need background you might want to read my previous review first. Otherwise, let’s jump right in and see what’s new.

Give me speed!

Most ergonomic mouse designs are fairly imprecise by nature, being intended for use with large arm movements. This imprecision will often cause users to turn their pointer speed way down in order to maintain control. (I myself have done this for years on the Contour mouse.)

With the DXT, the situation is exactly the opposite. This mouse is so precise that users tend to turn up the speed until it won’t go any higher. Then they start clamoring for a faster DPI setting. The second-generation DXT is the answer to this clamoring. Where the old unit maxed out at 1600 DPI, the new one can reach a scorching 2000. At this kind of speed the pointer positively flies, but remains easy to control due to the fingertip precision of the DXT.

Faster mouse movement means greater productivity. It means less physical motion, and therefore less space required – no more bumping into the keyboard and having to reset the mouse position. Intuitively it should also mean better ergonomics, but in my case, it wasn’t that simple.

See our full review of this mouse. Here is a short video review.

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