Logitech T630 Review
It seems like more and more people work from public places or homes nowadays. Which has been made possible by laptops, tablets and phones. This portability has given us more freedom but it also comes with a downside. For example the devices are great but they still lack some functionality when compared to traditional PCs. Sure you can argue that trackpads have gotten much better on laptops, and it’s true, but they still aren’t as good as a mouse. So why not buy a mouse? Well they are usually quite bulky so they take up space.
What if there was a way to combine the two? Logitech seems to think that they have found an answer to these problems. They have created the Logitech T630, an ultra thin touch mouse that’s much smaller and has plenty of interesting functions. The idea of it impressed me so much that I decided to purchase and review it. I’m personally a huge fan of the touchpads on Macbooks and I’m quite curious if it performs just as well.
- Dimensions: 85×59×18 mm / 3.4×2.3×0.7″
- Weight: 70 g / 2.47 oz
- Sensor: 1000 DPI
- Touch sensitive
- Type: Wireless
- Built-in lithium polymer battery
- Battery Life: Up to 10 days
In The Box
- Logitech T630 mouse
- USB cable for charging
The Logitech T630 is the smallest mouse I have ever used. It has a dimension of 85×59×18 mm / 3.4×2.3×0.7″ and it weighs only 70 g / 2.47 oz. And yes, that also includes the weight of the built-in battery! I wouldn’t even call it THAT small, it’s just that the mouse is incredibly thin. I can just throw it into my laptop bag and it won’t show anywhere. You can even fit it into a sleeve if you that to carry your laptop.
The overall mouse design is top notch. It has a brushed aluminium base that gives it a premium look. The top part is made out of this really nice matte black plastic. Whoever came up with the idea of combining matte black with brushed aluminium was a genius. It looks so nice in my opinion.
As you can see from the images, there aren’t any physical buttons on the top of the mouse. That’s because the surface is actually touch sensitive. The bottom side still has some switches and buttons for turning it on. There is also a small USB port for charging. That’s actually my only complaint in terms of the design. I really love the way the Logitech T630 looks like and the shape of it.
But what I can’t understand is, why on earth did they place the charging port underneath it. It makes it impossible to use it while the mouse is charging. Not only that, the supplied USB cable is also extremely short. So they must had thought about this and decided that they don’t want to make it possible for you to use this mouse while it’s charging. And I can’t understand why they would do this.
The T630 is a wireless mouse. It uses Bluetooth to connect to your devices. Which means that you first need to pair it if you want to use it. There’s a small On/Off switch underneath the mouse to turn it on. After than you need to press the Connect button and pair it from your computer. It’s quite simple but it does require some extra steps to go through. It would definitely be easier if it came with a USB receiver. But then again most wireless devices have gone straight Bluetooth so it’s just something you’ll have to get used to. Once it’s paired, you won’t have to go through the process again.
In terms of overall performance, the mouse works really well. Like I mentioned before the Logitech T630 has a touch sensitive surface. You can tap on it for clicks and do gestures for extra functions. For example you can even scroll by tapping and dragging your finger down across the surface. It does take some time to get used to but I quite like it. You can also just use it as a normal mouse by just tapping as well.
The mouse has a simple sensor with 1000 DPI. It’s obviously not a gaming mouse so it’s more than enough for everyday tasks. It also has laser grade tracking which is really accurate. The mouse has been responsive and I haven’t noticed any lag in terms of movements or inputs. So I have no complaints there.
You also get plenty of battery life. The battery lasts around 10 days. It obviously depends on how often you use it but it’s around that. It takes around 1.5 hours to fully charge it.
For me, there are two downsides about the Logitech T630. First is the price, it costs a lot for a mouse. Don’t get me wrong I understand why it costs this much. It’s made out of premium materials, it’s fully Bluetooth and it’s touch sensitive. It makes sense for it to cost this much. But I still can’t get over the fact that they placed a charging port underneath the mouse, making it impossible to use it while it’s charging. I just can’t get over that. But other than that, it’s still a fantastic mouse. Plus it’s also incredibly portable.