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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Wireless Touch Mouse Review

December 28, 2016


I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas this year!  If you’re like me, you may have received some cash and find that it is burning a hole in your pocket.  If you’re in the market for a new mouse, I sincerely recommend the new Thinkpad X1 wireless mouse from Lenovo.  At a mere 2.3 ounces, it is the lightest mouse I have ever used.   For those of you who have wrist fatigue concerns, a lighter mouse might be the way to go as it takes a significantly less amount of effort to move it across a surface.  This mouse is going to be a lifesaver when I am retouching and editing photos.  My wireless Lenovo mouse, which I love, weighs in at 3.5 ounces, which, at first glance doesn’t seem like that much heavier but in your hand it feels like a world of difference.  This mouse has a lithium rechargeable battery instead of the added weight of AA or AAA traditional batteries.  If you are a frequent traveler, this is definitely the mouse you want to pack for work on the go.  Additionally, for the travelers, one minute of charging allows for 1 hour of continuous use which is outstanding.


Out of the box, this is incredibly easy to set up.  The bottom plate of the mouse slides up to reveal the plug port, the usb dongle and the connectivity switch.  The mouse moves effortlessly across a smooth surface (in this case, my desk) and the clicking operation of the buttons is smooth.  My favorite thing about this mouse is the ability to vertically scroll pages without using a roller wheel.  There is a very thin strip located between the left and right buttons on the mouse, and running your finger up or down the middle area will scroll a page.  My biggest mouse pet peeve is that due to the fact that I am online so excessively, my roller wheel gets worn and I suffer a fair amount of discomfort in my scrolling finger (first world problems, I know). This mouse solves that problem by allowing scrolling with a mere touch.  I love it.  For purposes below, the mouse is shown in comparison to the Lenovo Professional wireless mouse I mentioned earlier.  Pick one up today currently on sale for $59.99 at Lenovo.

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•  2-way touch capacitive scrolling
•  Dual wireless: Bluetooth 4.0 and 2.4Ghz wireless
•  Rechargeable internal battery, no more changing batteries
•  Multiple LED battery life indicator
•  Up to one month battery life
•  Touchpad presenter
•  Lightweight design (58.5g) allows user to carry with them
•  Micro-size USB receiver stores neatly inside the mouse for travel
•  Charging cable included (USB to micro USB)
•  1000 dpi
•  One-year warranty

Note: I received this product for review purposes at no cost as part of my participation in the Lenovo Insiders program.  All opinions are my own. #LenovoIN


August 20, 2014

Happy National Photography Day!  It seems like every day is some kind of zany excuse to celebrate something these days, right?  Recently I have been participating in the Lenovo Insiders program.  IMG_20140819_205720196_HDREssentially we get to try out and tell you about some great tech as soon as it hits the market and help you make a decision on which product might fit your needs.  I was sent a Lenovo Yoga HD Tablet.  For photography – or anything for that matter – the screen is amazing.  The sharp, high resolution makes all your photos POP.

As a photographer, there are certain times where you don’t want to bring all your equipment with you when going to a site.  Maybe you’re just scouting for available light at a certain time, or maybe you’re at brunch and you want to take photos discreetly.  This becomes difficult with a bulky high-powered DSLR.

“But, OMG, people who take photos with their tablets look so awkward and ridiculous,” you might be thinking, “And the photo quality isn’t even that good!”

To that, I challenge you to a game.  I took my high-powered professional Canon 50D DSLR and my Lenovo Yoga HD Tab (at a fraction of the weight) and put them to the test (unedited).  Can you spot which is which? Yoga or DSLR?  Try not to overthink it 😉

Picture 1:



Delish Strawberries

Picture 2:


Wine Bottle

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Picture 4:



Are you ready for the answers?  Scroll down…..

















Picture 1: The top photo was taken with the Lenovo!

Picture 2:  The bottom photo was taken with the Lenovo!

Picture 3:  The bottom photo was taken with the Lenovo!

Picture 4: The top photo was taken with the Lenovo!


Were you surprised?  How many did you get correct?

Cameras on tablets are changing.  Check out the Lenovo HD Tablet for yourself.