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HP 930 Creator Wireless Mouse Review: Made for Creators

HP 930 Creator Wireless Mouse

MSRP $90.00

“The HP 930 Creator Wireless Mouse is a highly customizable mouse with no serious downsides.”

Pros

  • Ergonomic design
  • Seven customizable buttons
  • Long battery life
  • Quickcharge functionality

Cons

  • Only for right-handers
  • A bit costly

HP has doubled down on its latest effort to woo artistic clients, with a full line of laptops just like the Envy 14 and Envy 15 aimed squarely at artistic professionals. But HP hasn’t stopped with laptops. It’s additionally come out with the HP 930 Creator Wireless Mouse, a tool that’s meant to work extra effectively in purposes like Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Pro.

I obtained a 930 Creator Wireless Mouse evaluate unit alongside the HP Envy x360 15, one other laptop computer geared toward creators. I put the $90 wireless mouse by way of its paces — does it provide something to compete in opposition to the best mice?

Design

Top view of the HP 930 Creator Wireless Mouse.
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The 930 Creator Wireless Mouse is constructed of two-tone silver and gray plastic and feels sturdy sufficient. It’s mild and straightforward to maneuver round with out feeling low cost, and the decrease half that flares out to the left has a little bit of a grippy coating that helps preserve management throughout quick mousing. Other than the colour scheme, HP’s mouse appears to be like loads like Logitech’s MX Master 3, its important competitor.

Like the MX Master 3, the 930 Creator Wireless Mouse has a twin perform scroll wheel with a button that switches from ratcheted to free-scrolling mode. HP’s model is simply as {smooth} when allowed to movement freely however chunkier in ratchet mode. The scroll wheel will be depressed and pushed left and proper for extra performance.

Along the left-hand aspect towards the highest of the flare are 4 buttons. The one closest to the person switches between two Bluetooth units, whereas the opposite three will be programmed to serve many features (extra on that later).

This is definitely an unlucky association as a result of it’s far too simple to hit the Bluetooth swap moderately than the primary programmable button, disconnecting the energetic gadget. I’ve used the mouse for a couple of weeks now, and I nonetheless hit the mistaken button every so often. HP would have been smarter to place the button on the underside of the mouse.

Opened view of the HP 930 Creator Wireless Mouse.
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The 930 Creator Mouse comes with a proprietary dongle that’s plugged right into a slot on the underside. It’s accessible by way of a magnetic cowl that’s simple sufficient to open when you learn the hooked up diagram that tells you to press on the underside to pry up the duvet. When mixed with the 2 Bluetooth connections, the dongle helps you to hook up with a complete of three units.

Like the MX Master 3, you may hook up with a number of units directly by way of Bluetooth and the dongle and transfer the cursor and recordsdata between units. That’s a pleasant function for those who use a number of machines directly, and the function works between Windows 10 and Mac OS.

Ergonomics

Side view of the HP Creator Wireless Mouse.
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Thanks to its well-design contours and rounded design, the 930 Creator Wireless Mouse is a snug gadget to make use of — for those who’re right-handed, that’s. It’s just about unusable by left-handed customers, which is unlucky. Of course, the identical will be stated of the Logitech MX Master 3 and lots of comparable mice.

For those that can use it, although, and in case your hand isn’t too massive, then you definately’ll discover the mouse to suit comfortably in your palm and your thumb to relaxation simply on the flare. Moving the mouse round is a simple sufficient course of that doesn’t generate vital fatigue even after hours of use.

The buttons are in the fitting spots, making them readily accessible however not too simple to press accidentally (apart from the Bluetooth swap, as talked about above). The left and proper buttons have a pleasant click on and aren’t too loud.

All in all, the 930 Creator Wireless Mouse passes the ergonomic mouse check fairly properly. It’s a mouse that’s meant for use for lengthy artistic classes, and also you received’t discover it getting in your manner.

Performance

The 930 Creator Wireless Mouse has a sensor decision of 800 to three,000 dots per inch (dpi), beneath some aggressive mice that may be as much as 10,000 dpi decision. The MX Master 3, for instance, has 4,000 dpi decision, greater than the HP however not a lot that the everyday person will discover. The HP Accessory Center app will be put in from the Microsoft Store to set the decision.

HP Accessory Center app sets mouse resolution.
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As talked about above, the scroll wheel works remarkably shortly when in smooth-scrolling mode. In truth, it’d transfer too shortly for those who’re fidgety, but it surely helps you to transfer by way of lengthy net pages and paperwork with ease. As far as cursor management goes, the 930 Creator Wireless Mouse is a assured performer, offering exact management due to a mixture of simply sufficient weight and the ergonomic design.

HP guarantees as much as 12 weeks of battery life on a single cost. So far, I’ve been utilizing it for a few weeks and I’m nonetheless sitting at round 70% battery life. So, I’m on observe to method HP’s estimate. HP additionally signifies {that a} one-minute cost will present half-hour of battery life, nice for these instances when you want to end a job and the battery runs out.

Programmability

All seven of the 930 Creator Wireless Mouse’s buttons — the depressed scroll wheel, the scroll wheel’s left and proper motion, the fitting button, and the three programmable buttons — will be assigned to features inside a number of purposes. The HP Accessory Center app is used to program the buttons.

HP Accessory Center app is used to program the buttons of the 930 series Creator Wireless Mouse.

As within the instance above, the app can acknowledge a number of purposes and robotically assign particular features to every button. Or, the features will be set manually. It’s an easy-to-use app that makes customizing the mouse for supported purposes a breeze.

Our take

The HP 930 Creator Wireless Mouse is a good new addition to the programmable mice class. It’s well-built, feels nice in hand (for those who’re right-handed), and affords easy-to-use and really versatile programmability. Buying this mouse alongside an HP laptop computer makes excellent sense, and offers you one place to go for assist.

There are different good mice, although, so do your purchasing. Chances are you’ll have the 930 Creator Wireless Mouse in your shortlist.

Are there any alternate options?

The most direct competitor is the Logitech MX Master 3, which prices $10 greater than HP’s mouse. The Logitech additionally helps a number of purposes with custom-made buttons, however not as many because the 930 Creator Wireless Mouse.

The Razer Pro Click is one other different to the 930 Creator Wireless Mouse, and it, too, is $10 extra. You’ll discover that the Razer has longer battery life, an equally ergonomic design, a 16,000 dpi sensor, assist for as much as 4 units, eight programmable buttons, and longer battery life. It’s a formidable competitor.

How lengthy will it final?

The 930 Creator Wireless Mouse is well-built and may final for years of use. The one-year guarantee is an business commonplace.

Should you purchase it?

Yes. It feels nice in hand and it’s customizable to suit your workflow.

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