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MacRumors
Apr 30, 2003, 08:06 AM
LoopRumors.com (http://www.looprumors.com/) claims that Apple is "near completion" on cordless Bluetooth mouse.



yzedf
Apr 30, 2003, 08:56 AM
Two reliable sources confirm that Apple is near completion on a cordless Bluetooth mouse. The information we received is minimal. We know that the mouse will be rechargable when not in use via a FireWire connection and that Apple hopes to ship with the introduction of (970) PowerMacs.

MacObserver notes that Apple filed a patent application for a "Mouse having a rotary dial."
Cordless Bluetooth... is there any other kind of Bluetooth? :rolleyes:

Recharge through Firewire? What a waste of a port. Why not have a dock (same as other cordless rechargeable mice) that just plugs into the wall?

DaveGee
Apr 30, 2003, 09:10 AM
Originally posted by yzedf
Cordless Bluetooth... is there any other kind of Bluetooth? :rolleyes:

Recharge through Firewire? What a waste of a port. Why not have a dock (same as other cordless rechargeable mice) that just plugs into the wall?

Well I for one am gonna hold out for the corded-bluetooth one myself... :D Rumor has it it'll be in the rev 2 version.

D

celaurie
Apr 30, 2003, 09:18 AM
I frankly don't care if the first of Apple's wireless mouse is Infa-red or Bluetooth, I just wish they'd get the bloody thing done already!

j33pd0g
Apr 30, 2003, 09:56 AM
If Apple is going to make a new mouse then maybe they should make a new keyboard... recharge both through the keyboard. Maybe the keyboard can plug into a firewire port. That way you could use both your keyboard and mouse while they charge. They should put a firewire port on the keyboard as well. This is where your mouse could plug in to charge. I think I'm going to email this idea to Apple.

Grimace
Apr 30, 2003, 10:11 AM
both the keyboard and the default apple mouse are currently being updated, but neither will be bluetooth. As for this add-on BT mouse - great, but if Apple makes another 1 button mouse I will scream.

AllenPSU
Apr 30, 2003, 10:48 AM
I wonder if this mouse is going to have any of the features discribed in Apples patent.

dstorey
Apr 30, 2003, 10:52 AM
i wonder if this will come out as i mentioned a mouse rechargable by blutooth as an idea and people just laughed at a firewire mouse. Does anyone know what address to send ideas for new or adapted products to apple, i have a few ideas i wouldn't mind sharing.

AndrewMT
Apr 30, 2003, 10:52 AM
I am now positive Apple is coming out with a Bluetooth mouse because LoopRumors.com was the last one to predict it. I hate those guys. Just go away looprumors.

tacojohn
Apr 30, 2003, 11:03 AM
What if apple introduced one of these:

MobileWise (http://www.mobilewise.com/products.html)

The size of a mouse pad. The bluetooth mouse would charge off of that, but when the user wanted to take it they could just take it off the pad and it would work- say like 20 hour battery life or something.

I personally can't wait until desk tops are made out of this- its a pain to have to plug in my computer, palm, iPod, phone, and gameboy.

I seriously doubt this but it would be cool maybe. I have an optical mouse, but still use a mouse pad.

Glossybear
Apr 30, 2003, 11:19 AM
Originally posted by yzedf
Recharge through Firewire? What a waste of a port. Why not have a dock (same as other cordless rechargeable mice) that just plugs into the wall?

Seriously... My powerbook only has ONE firewire port, and my iPod lives attached to it.

But maybe the mouse would be kinda like the iPod: you could charge it over firewire or you could plug the firewire cable into an AC adapter (like the old iPods)

dongmin
Apr 30, 2003, 01:09 PM
well looprumors sure is throwing a lot of sh** on the wall. First, it's the "Move over Audrey" home appliance; then, it's the mouse-ipod-phone thingy; and now a bluetooth mouse. What's gonna be the next gadget rumor du jour?

nagromme
Apr 30, 2003, 01:23 PM
I'd choose USB for charging--and as a way to use the mouse when the batttery's drained, or with your other, non-Bluetooth Macs.

Doing something with keyboard and mouse both together sounds most likely to me.

ramiman
Apr 30, 2003, 02:15 PM
Well the only really import thing is really that apple has made a step to bluetooth. Of course it is waste of Firewire port which means that USB port would be more practical. Remember, apple is made for rip off. :)

iJon
Apr 30, 2003, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by yzedf
Cordless Bluetooth... is there any other kind of Bluetooth? :rolleyes:

Recharge through Firewire? What a waste of a port. Why not have a dock (same as other cordless rechargeable mice) that just plugs into the wall?
well the ipod dock is firewire, so maybe there will be a "firewire" dock, who knows. if i could ask for anything it would be the powerbutton back on the keyboard, i loved it so much, with the imacs and emacs its just annoying reaching your hand back their to turn it on.

iJon

Flowbee
Apr 30, 2003, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by dongmin
well looprumors sure is throwing a lot of sh** on the wall. First, it's the "Move over Audrey" home appliance; then, it's the mouse-ipod-phone thingy; and now a bluetooth mouse. What's gonna be the next gadget rumor du jour?

At this point, making up rumors is probably the only way they can keep up a reasonable amount of traffic. Face it, most of us probably see the blurb here and then click the link to read the full report, whether we believe it or not. Presto, tons of traffic. Then when things slow down after a few days, they make up something new. Who would even bother to read that site, otherwise.

mim
Apr 30, 2003, 06:56 PM
Originally posted by Flowbee
At this point, making up rumors is probably the only way they can keep up a reasonable amount of traffic. Face it, most of us probably see the blurb here and then click the link to read the full report, whether we believe it or not. Presto, tons of traffic. Then when things slow down after a few days, they make up something new. Who would even bother to read that site, otherwise.

But the blue tooth mouse idea is actually sensible - and probably inevitable. So they can't really go wrong there.

I think iJon is probably right regarding the firewire dock, if it's charged via firewire. Why make a new part when you can use that one? Or more to the point...why would anyone want more than 1 charging unit for all their devices? That said, the shape of the mouse would be kinda funny to fit into the iPod dock.

BTW, do people think the rumoured enclosure thing was neither the iPod housing nor the dock? I'm still desperatley holding out for a wireless display...I can't live without the convenience of a laptop around the home, but do really need more power than the iBook. Without starting a new thread, let's just say it would form the frontend of the ultimate digital hub.

aussiesteve
May 1, 2003, 04:31 AM
they also had a post about a pda, mobile phone and bluetooth mouse in one with a hard disk.
i think there is a lot to this rumour but its not completely correct.
i think it will be bluetooth mouse and a mobile phone together with a rechargeable battery.
someone on the road with a laptop can use the phone as a modem connection and when in a suitable place like a hotel they can use the mouse then as normal and its recharged on firewire and can be used as a mobile phone in your pocket.
this can also be done in your house, no need for a wall socket.
very simple but brilliant!

yzedf
May 1, 2003, 09:44 AM
Originally posted by tacojohn
What if apple introduced one of these:

MobileWise (http://www.mobilewise.com/products.html)

The size of a mouse pad. The bluetooth mouse would charge off of that, but when the user wanted to take it they could just take it off the pad and it would work- say like 20 hour battery life or something.

I personally can't wait until desk tops are made out of this- its a pain to have to plug in my computer, palm, iPod, phone, and gameboy.

I seriously doubt this but it would be cool maybe. I have an optical mouse, but still use a mouse pad.

LOL

I remember when that thing was announced... and I still don't know of anyone that would actually buy one as a real source of power. :rolleyes:

Interesting concept however.

zach
May 4, 2003, 02:15 PM
Originally posted by nagromme
I'd choose USB for charging--and as a way to use the mouse when the batttery's drained, or with your other, non-Bluetooth Macs.

Sorry to burst your bubble, buddy, but USB doesn't carry enough power to charge stuff. That happens to be a reason FireWire is used for iPod.

jaydisc
Jul 3, 2003, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by zap23
Sorry to burst your bubble, buddy, but USB doesn't carry enough power to charge stuff. That happens to be a reason FireWire is used for iPod.

Actually, sorry to burst YOUR bubble, but I charge my Sony Clie AND my Sony Ericsson phone via USB on my PowerBook simultaneously. You should be less condescending when you're incorrect.

plinkoman
Jul 5, 2003, 03:49 AM
Originally posted by zap23
That happens to be a reason FireWire is used for iPod.

the iPod is firewire because it transfers the files much quicker, it has nothing to do with power

jowie
May 17, 2006, 05:29 AM
the iPod is firewire because it transfers the files much quicker, it has nothing to do with power

And I guess because most of the older Macs had Firewire 400 and USB 1 - which meant that Firewire was the better choice. Now they have USB 2 I guess there's not an awful lot in it?

Does the iPod transfer even quicker with Firewire 800? And Don't the new iPods come with USB cables anyway, or did I get that wrong?

And on the subject of Mice - trying to find a decent Bluetooth optical one that is also rechargeable seems to be an impossible task! I don't hold out much hope for Apple, I've never really been a fan of their mice and I've used Macs for 20 years. Everywhere I look however, there are wireless mice for sale and they almost always state "2xAA batteries" - what's the point in it being wireless if it's not rechargeable I ask you! :p

yippy
May 17, 2006, 05:40 AM
Way to revive and old thread.

But you know you can buy rechargeable AA batteries don't you? I have a couple sets for my camera and use rechargeable AAA for my Radtech bluetooth mouse.

Edit, no iPod takes advantage of firewire 800. In fact, the latest models of iPods are USB only, no firewire transfer supported.

jamesmcd
May 17, 2006, 05:45 AM
Jeez, was FW800 around when this thread was made?

jowie
May 17, 2006, 05:49 AM
But you know you can buy rechargeable AA batteries don't you? I have a couple sets for my camera and use rechargeable AAA for my Radtech bluetooth mouse.

Sorry if this sounds snobbish but I find that a little antiquated though, don't you? Most portable technology these days is rechargeable... Phones, laptops, iPods... Why should mice be any different? I'd have to buy a recharger and remember to take it with me wherever I go. Why can't I just pull a cable out of my bag and plug one end into my mouse, the other end into a USB/Firewire port and charge the thing? Makes more sense to me.

Edit, no iPod takes advantage of firewire 800. In fact, the latest models of iPods are USB only, no firewire transfer supported.

So there we have it folks, proof positive that USB charges :)

yippy
May 17, 2006, 05:55 AM
Well, even with the rechargeable phones you still have to have the cable/power brick that takes up the same space as a charger. Plus, with using standard AA or AAA batteries it is very easy to find replacements if you are in a pinch.

Also, most camera's use a proprietary rechargeable battery that usually requires a separate charger as well. The only advantage is that the batteries then are usually a little smaller and more space efficient.

Willis
May 17, 2006, 12:47 PM
And I guess because most of the older Macs had Firewire 400 and USB 1 - which meant that Firewire was the better choice. Now they have USB 2 I guess there's not an awful lot in it?

Does the iPod transfer even quicker with Firewire 800? And Don't the new iPods come with USB cables anyway, or did I get that wrong?

And on the subject of Mice - trying to find a decent Bluetooth optical one that is also rechargeable seems to be an impossible task! I don't hold out much hope for Apple, I've never really been a fan of their mice and I've used Macs for 20 years. Everywhere I look however, there are wireless mice for sale and they almost always state "2xAA batteries" - what's the point in it being wireless if it's not rechargeable I ask you! :p

I have a iMac G4 and it has USB 2.0 ports, yet my 1G iPod transfers data quicker via firewire 400 than my sisters iPod Mini via USB.

On Mice, well, what Apple needs is a Bluetooth Mighty Mouse. Although some have said it may not happen as it adds weight to the mouse and 'hard' to use.

Ho hum.

irun5k
May 17, 2006, 10:20 PM
This one seems to have potential:
http://macally.com/spec/bluetooth/btmouse.html

Includes a charging cradle. And since it uses 2 AAA rechargables, you don't have to chuck the thing in the trash when the batteries will no longer charge.

I like the mighty mouse, mostly, but getting a right click to register requires a little too much work. The tiny little scrolly sphere wheel has kind of grown on me though, although I'm not sure how or why.

Peyton
May 17, 2006, 10:23 PM
LoopRumors.com (http://www.looprumors.com/) claims that Apple is "near completion" on cordless Bluetooth mouse.


well I for one only want corded bluetooth devices from here on out. How hard is it to plug that bluetooth into your computer? Direct connection is where its at...:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

bigandy
May 18, 2006, 06:01 AM
And I guess because most of the older Macs had Firewire 400 and USB 1 - which meant that Firewire was the better choice. Now they have USB 2 I guess there's not an awful lot in it?

Does the iPod transfer even quicker with Firewire 800? And Don't the new iPods come with USB cables anyway, or did I get that wrong?

FireWire 400 has a higher bandwidth than USB 2.0. it's double the speed in the real world, despite FW being 400mbps and usb being 480mbps.

FireWire 800 is supported by iPods only because it's backward compatible with FW400, like USB 1 and 2. Basically, you get no improvements by using FW800, apart from maybe using a port you wouldn't otherwise.

USB 2.0 charges, but only in later revisions - there's still sometimes you can plug in an iPod to a USB port and not get power out of it.

crazzyeddie
May 18, 2006, 08:11 AM
Since Apple dropped the ball on a Bluetooth mouse, RadTech has designed the perfect (for me) Bluetooth mouse with 5 buttons, scroll wheel and charging via USB (!!!).

BT600 (http://www.radtech.us/Products/BT600.aspx)

And in response to all the USB vs Firewire stuff in here, on the new Intel Macs Firewire 400 and USB2 are the same speed.

Atlasland
May 18, 2006, 08:30 AM
Since Apple dropped the ball on a Bluetooth mouse, RadTech has designed the perfect (for me) Bluetooth mouse with 5 buttons, scroll wheel and charging via USB (!!!).

BT600 (http://www.radtech.us/Products/BT600.aspx)

And in response to all the USB vs Firewire stuff in here, on the new Intel Macs Firewire 400 and USB2 are the same speed.

thanks for the heads up. have you got this mouse? if so, whats it like? ergonomically? compatability? does it look good "in the flesh"? can we get a review?

i've been looking for something like this for a while.

QuarterSwede
May 18, 2006, 08:36 AM
Since Apple dropped the ball on a Bluetooth mouse, RadTech has designed the perfect (for me) Bluetooth mouse with 5 buttons, scroll wheel and charging via USB (!!!).

BT600 (http://www.radtech.us/Products/BT600.aspx)

And in response to all the USB vs Firewire stuff in here, on the new Intel Macs Firewire 400 and USB2 are the same speed.
The only problem with all current BT mice is that they don't have anything like a scrollball (4 way scroll wheels are NOT the same). I'm so used to two-finger scrolling on my PB that I hate using scrollwheels now. I honestly prefer track pads better (never thought I'd say that!) thanks to Apple.

jeriqo
May 18, 2006, 09:35 AM
Cordless Bluetooth... is there any other kind of Bluetooth? :rolleyes:

Recharge through Firewire? What a waste of a port. Why not have a dock (same as other cordless rechargeable mice) that just plugs into the wall?

So you can't use the mouse when charging ?
How about laptops ?

A wireless/wired combo mouse seems to be the best solution.

jowie
May 18, 2006, 10:19 AM
Since Apple dropped the ball on a Bluetooth mouse, RadTech has designed the perfect (for me) Bluetooth mouse with 5 buttons, scroll wheel and charging via USB (!!!).

BT600 (http://www.radtech.us/Products/BT600.aspx)

And in response to all the USB vs Firewire stuff in here, on the new Intel Macs Firewire 400 and USB2 are the same speed.

Excellent - this looks like just the ticket! Do you have one? What's it like?:)

octoberdeath
May 18, 2006, 11:53 PM
if they come out with one of these.. a wireless mighty mouse.. i'd be first in line to get one

jowie
May 19, 2006, 04:20 AM
if they come out with one of these.. a wireless mighty mouse.. i'd be first in line to get one

I've ended up going for the BT600, it looks nice, is white (goes with the MacBook) and Radtech will deliver cheaply to the UK... Probably all told it's cheaper than mose wireless mice you buy in the UK!

Atlasland
May 19, 2006, 08:58 AM
I've ended up going for the BT600, it looks nice, is white (goes with the MacBook) and Radtech will deliver cheaply to the UK... Probably all told it's cheaper than mose wireless mice you buy in the UK!

let us know what its like when you get it.

also how much is the total cos (including delivery to the UK) in ús. i'm a fellow englander.

octoberdeath
May 19, 2006, 09:02 AM
I've ended up going for the BT600, it looks nice, is white (goes with the MacBook) and Radtech will deliver cheaply to the UK... Probably all told it's cheaper than mose wireless mice you buy in the UK!


nice! that looks like a pretty sweet mouse. yes please tell us how it is once you get it. i might have to invest in one myself.

eddx
May 19, 2006, 01:41 PM
Here is my thoughts on this. The "Mighty" mouse will come out with a bluetooth option.

What would really be cool would be if the normal mighty mouse had a removable usb cable (like the iPod dock connector) and so when you wanted to charge the mouse or have it plugged in for some reason it would be like a normal mighty mouse but when you wanted to be "wireless" you could unplug the now charged mouse, carry on using it but wirelessly using Bluetooth.

This rumour MUST be to do with the wireless mighty mouse which has been months and months in the pipe line since the corded mighty mouse was realised.

Anyone argee???

Atlasland
May 19, 2006, 01:43 PM
This rumour MUST be to do with the wireless mighty mouse which has been months and months in the pipe line since the corded mighty mouse was realised.

Anyone argee???

my friend, this "rumour" is 3 years old. look at the date of the first post in the thread.

eddx
May 19, 2006, 01:47 PM
my friend, this "rumour" is 3 years old. look at the date of the first post in the thread.

Blast! :mad:

Still, when is my bluetooth mighty mouse coming out....tell me, tell me, tell me!!!!

jowie
May 19, 2006, 01:48 PM
What would really be cool would be if the normal mighty mouse had a removable usb cable (like the iPod dock connector) and so when you wanted to charge the mouse or have it plugged in for some reason it would be like a normal mighty mouse but when you wanted to be "wireless" you could unplug the now charged mouse, carry on using it but wirelessly using Bluetooth.

I'm sure something like this will eventually appear - but considering the Apple Bluetooth Mouse takes batteries, I can imagine that is what they will do with the Bluetooth Mighty Mouse as and when it appears.

But personally, I've always like a mouse shape more like the (apologies in advance) Microsoft Intellimouse. I like an ergonomic mouse that fits comfortably in the hand to reduce RSI, and gives me more buttons (that are obviously buttons) like the two ones on the side for Back and Forward.

So to be honest, now I've seen this BT600, even if Apple did eventually bring out a Bluetooth Mighty Mouse, I'd probably go for the BT600 anyway. I just hope it works as well as it looks! :)

jowie
May 19, 2006, 01:54 PM
my friend, this "rumour" is 3 years old. look at the date of the first post in the thread.

LOL... I must apologise, that's what happens when you do a search for a topic to find out more information, and start replying to it without first checking how old the thread is ;)

:D :p ;)

But then that just goes to show how slow Apple is in getting their mouse technology sorted. I love Apple to the core (groan) but mice ain't their strongpoint, never have been!

And yes - as far as the BT600 is concerned, I will let everyone else here know how well it works. I don't know how much the UK cost is yet because it hasn't appeared on my statement, but hopefully it should be quite favorable considering the good exchange rate at present :)

eddx
May 19, 2006, 01:57 PM
Well, I must say that my Logitech MX 1000 mouse works great for me, its probably the perfect mouse, but it would be nice not to have to buy mice from companies other than apple.

How about a Mighty Mouse, but the buttons on the side were seperate - left and right, so you could config it to do back and forward like on a lot of the modern Microsft and Logitech mice now do. I think this idea coupled with the ipod style charger on a bluetooth Mighty Mouse would sell very well for the current price of the normal Mighty Mouse.

octoberdeath
May 19, 2006, 05:18 PM
my friend, this "rumour" is 3 years old. look at the date of the first post in the thread.


haha thats hilarious! well they should release one anyway! and soon...

mo0805
May 21, 2006, 01:59 PM
apple already has a bluetooth mouse. it's been out for quite some time. i have one. here's a link: http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/6114002/wo/Rt6DuT8ufK1y3AIGuL11ufXsRDe/1.0.19.1.0.8.25.7.11.1.3

zap2
May 21, 2006, 02:02 PM
apple already has a bluetooth mouse. it's been out for quite some time. i have one. here's a link: http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/6114002/wo/Rt6DuT8ufK1y3AIGuL11ufXsRDe/1.0.19.1.0.8.25.7.11.1.3


read the thread silly:rolleyes: :p

look at the date, i take it this rumor was is about the same mouse you link to

octoberdeath
May 25, 2006, 09:13 AM
why are a lot of the wireless mice i have seen have to have a usb adapter to work? i thought wireless was suppose to be wire free and help free up ports for other stuff?!

jowie
May 25, 2006, 11:02 AM
why are a lot of the wireless mice i have seen have to have a usb adapter to work? i thought wireless was suppose to be wire free and help free up ports for other stuff?!

They will take up a port if they are wireless using their own standard, but the Bluetooth ones will only take up a USB port if you don't have Bluetooth already internal to your machine.

Some people buy wireless mice just so they have more freedom, not necessarily for freeing up ports. If your sole reason for buying wireless is to free up ports, then go Bluetooth; but make sure you have Bluetooth built-in to your machine, or you will still need to buy a Bluetooth USB dongle. :)

jowie
May 25, 2006, 11:16 AM
I forgot to let you all know, my BT600 mouse arrived a few days ago.

It does exactly what it says on the tin, so that's a good start. I was a little disappointed at the design, since on their website it looks smooth and white which blends quite nicely with the Apple style. However for some reason they have imprinted some design on the top which I personally think detracts from the look. The button to switch it on has been quite literally 'plonked' on the top instead of hiding it nicely underneath, which I think is a little bit of a shame too.

Having said all that, the mouse itself is a nice shape in the hand, and the buttons have a definite feel to them, if a little on the 'squidgy' responsiveness side. Setting up was a doddle (as Bluetooth should be); I did a search for Bluetooth mouse devices while the mouse was on - the mouse wheel glowed blue (nice touch). When they were paired, the light went out and hey presto, I had two mice on the go.

I was worried that the reponsiveness of this mouse was going to be normal wireless mice that I have used before (some seem to have a poor frame rate on screen), but not so with this one.

I do find that the mouse is a lot faster than my current one. This shouldn't be a problem for most people who, using this as their only mouse, can just turn down the speed in the Control Panel. However, since I bought it as a second mouse for my MacBook (hopefully arriving next week), I'm not sure if it will mean I have to keep going into the Control Panel to change the speed when I am using it on the go with the trackpad compared to on the desktop with the mouse. So if anyone has any ideas or work-arounds for that I'd be very interested!

I'm not sure if that is down to the good/bad resolution of the mouse (it's about 800dpi as far as I know), or some other thing I can change the setting of?

Anyway hope this was of interest to some of you!

:-Joe :)

bericd
May 25, 2006, 11:19 AM
the iPod is firewire because it transfers the files much quicker, it has nothing to do with power

USB:
5V @ 500 mA = 2.5W max

Firewire:
12V @ 1.5A = 18W max

It has everything to do with power.

tempques
May 25, 2006, 08:41 PM
I forgot to let you all know, my BT600 mouse arrived a few days ago.

Would you mind posting a couple of pics of the top of the mouse so we can see the design and the placement of the on/off switch?

jowie
May 26, 2006, 04:13 AM
Would you mind posting a couple of pics of the top of the mouse so we can see the design and the placement of the on/off switch?
sure no problem, will have to wait until I get home from work tho:)

tempques
May 26, 2006, 07:39 AM
sure no problem, will have to wait until I get home from work tho:)

Thanks! :D

Rocketman
May 26, 2006, 09:27 AM
On Mice, well, what Apple needs is a Bluetooth Mighty Mouse. Although some have said it may not happen as it adds weight to the mouse and 'hard' to use.


Since mice of the past and of various brands have been "massive", I for one would think adding some mass in the form of a rechargeable battery would be a good use of mass and resources.

The recent iPod dongle for Nike with integrated non-replaceable battery is a great example. After ~10,000 charges, throw it away and get a new one.

Rocketman

jowie
May 30, 2006, 05:09 PM
sure no problem, will have to wait until I get home from work tho:)

ooops I forgot to reply to this didn't I, go too wound up in using the new machine ;)

Haven't taken a picture of the mouse on its own, but here's a pic with it in:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jowie/154114713/

It's very comfortable to use, and extremely straightforward to set up. The design isn't brilliant but it's not bad. :)

Highly recommended (until it goes wrong of course ;))

tempques
May 30, 2006, 07:12 PM
Thanks for the post! After I went through your link I did some more snooping around Flickr and found this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/janearlgarcia/151427784/

Thanks for your update and enjoy the new computer! :)

jowie
May 31, 2006, 04:19 AM
Thanks for your update and enjoy the new computer! :)
Thanks ;) and I am, very much so!! :D

netdog
May 31, 2006, 04:24 AM
Sorry if this sounds snobbish but I find that a little antiquated though, don't you? Most portable technology these days is rechargeable...

The idea is that my mouse is never tethered to a cord. It is always free on my desktop, ready to use. Rechargeable AA batteries are a fine solution. Why would I want to have to plug my mouse into something?