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Kensington Pilotmouse MINI Wireless

Kensington Pilotmouse MINI Wireless
alaScore 74

191 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the durability and size. The design and usability also get good views.

price, usability, design, size, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Kensington Pilotmouse MINI Wireless is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Kensington Pilotmouse MINI Wireless from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on

price, usability, size, durability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of Kensington Pilotmouse MINI Wireless from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on

design, price, usability, size, durability

53% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Kensington PilotMouse Mini Wireless


Review: Although it's neither the smallest nor the lightest mouse we've seen, the Kensington PilotMouse Mini Wireless strikes a good balance between portability and features. Available for a reasonable $40, this travel-ready mouse will make a good...

Great performance; stowable receiver; three programmable buttons; comfortable grip

Uncomfortable to use for long periods; no sleep shut off; small scrollwheel

This travel-size mouse isn't the most comfortable, but its operation is flawless, and its receiver is stowable, making it one of our favorites.


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I love it and came back to get another one


Just a suggestion to the manufactures. Would be nice if we didn't have to plug in a receiver, I have had to modify the cover due to having it for so long and so many battery changes that the plastic latch finally gave out. However I have had it for 4-5...

Very small so very easily packed for travel ; I have used it for days for many hours at a time and my hand doesn't hurt ; Very responsive and accurate ; I have many different kinds of mice from wired to bluetooth and this is by far my favorite

Does eat batteries pretty quickly but if I but good batteries its not too bad ; The one I have is the same mouse but I see they now have a on/off switch. I'd rather just have it go into sleep mode but not a big deal

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great product deserves great ratings


I saw the bad ratings and had to comment. I bought this mouse two years ago to go with my laptop, and it has never failed me. I've taken it with me on multiple overseas travels, so I know it can take a beating. I don't know why the other reviewers...

Works like it should. Plug and play. Fantastic. No complaints whatsoever

It tends to "eat" batteries. Usually a set of batteries lasts me 2-3 weeks with heavy use (8~9 hours per day). I buy AAAs on clearance at the dollar store, so that's not a big problem for me. Also, rarely I have to coax the mouse to communicate with...

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There are much better notebook mice


Even if this mouse had worked, the design is lousy. Mouse is very small (less than 3.5"L x 1.75"w), but even if that's what you want, the receiver is big & chunky.

Plug & play with Windows

Arrived DOA - mouse would not sync w/receiver. Receiver does not attach to mouse when not in use. On/off 'switch' requires holding scroll wheel while pressing connect button on bottom

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Died after 3 days


Very small. Plug and play

Died after 3 days. Won't be buying Kensington again

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Good overall


Compact size, okay range for laptop use, programmable buttons (lots of options for the click actions - including ejecting the CD drive, running a program, simulating typing, etc.

Small size makes it straining to use for lengths of time.

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Nice mouse


Small, good response, battery life and range are pretty good

Kensington drivers/software were a bit wonky. Uninstalled them and used the WinXP drivers instead. So far, so good

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Never buying Kensington again



Was not truly "plug&play", usually had to keep plugging and unplugging and hope I get lucky. Drains batteries very quickly. Kensington device drivers corrupted my system registry and I was unable to use any kind of pointing device; had to reinstall...

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good until...


the first week of owning this mouse, it worked fine, the connection now however wavers severely.

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Product Specifications

The Kensington Mini Pilot 27MHz Optical Wireless Mouse is your perfect travel companion. This wireless and optical wonder unleashes you from cables and mouse pads, freeing you to work and roam anywhere you want. Just plug in the Mini Pilot and go. When you're done, the USB micro receiver clips to the bottom of the mouse so it's always at hand. The mouse automatically shuts off whenever the receiver is stowed, saving your batteries for when you really need them. Add programmable buttons, a scroll wheel, and integrated rubber grips, and the Mini Pilot is as easy to use as it is to carry.


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Europe
Manufacturer:Kensington Technology Group
Model:Mini Wireless
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Kensington PilotMouse/Kensington PocketMouse

Input Device

Buttons Qty:2/3
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Form Factor:External
Interface (DB):RF
Movement Detection Technology:Optical


Color:Black / Silver
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.0 / Apple MacOS 9 / Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows 98/ME