A New Bluetooth Mouse to Choose From

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by finalcoolman, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. finalcoolman macrumors 6502

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    Well, I'm still waiting for a Bluetooth Mighty Mouse for my iBook, but it seems that Sony has made a Bluetooth mouse that looks like it would match pretty nicely with a Powerbook. Hopefully this also means that Sony will start putting Bluetooth into more of their computers like Apple has. It would compete I guess if someone is trying to choose between the non Apple but full size alternatives like the MacMice BT, the Logitech MX900 or the Microsoft one. All I can say it's nice to see another BT mouse thats full sized. It seems to be out in the US now but is not in Canada yet till Nov. 22nd. A nice thing about it is it seems to be able to be used via USB.

    Sony US:
    http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INT...VGPBMS30&Dept=computers&CategoryName=acc_Mice

    Sony Canada:
    http://www.sonystyle.ca/commerce/se...1&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&productId=1002106
     
  2. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    Wow, i like the way it looks, I might pick that up when it comes out.

    thanks for the link
     
  3. forumBuddy macrumors member

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    Umm, no thanks - that thing requires Lego hands.
     
  4. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    awesome mouse but it looks a bit wierd...:confused:
     
  5. wide macrumors 6502a

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    it looks really cool, but you'll be much better off getting an ergonomic bluetooth mouse like the ones microsoft and logitech sell. $70 for a three button, tiny bluetooth mouse is not a good deal. check ebay for the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer for Bluetooth and the Logitech MX900 Bluetooth. I recommend the former, i've most of the buttons work (all but the forward/backward buttons) and all of them should work once USB overdrive is released w/ bluetooth support. super fast response. only bad thing about it is that there's no on/off switch, so i just switch the batteries whenever i travel (so as not to wake up my ibook accidentally, i keep it on sleep mode most of the time). it fits my medium-sized hands very well, has withstood some pretty high drops, looks great, and does not need frequent changes of batteries. i'd recommend it for gaming too.
     
  6. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a

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  7. Chef Medeski macrumors 6502a

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    It better if its $70 + shipping. I think I could buy two one button mouses from Apple used for that price and then I would finally have a Wireless, good looking, two button, Apple mouse (mutant mouse).
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I think it's ugly (sorry :eek: ), and on top of that, it looks very uncomfortable.
     
  9. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Looks alone - it's ok. But for a mouse....meh. The ergonomics don't look so comfortable.
     
  10. joystik macrumors member

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    i dont think it looks that great...and doesnt look compfortable imo... i had a really thin and small mouse before, which was the size of that sony one and it sucked, might look nice to some of you but after a couple weeks of using it your hands will be in pain....and if i pay 70$ for a mouse it better be loaded with options...that sony one looks like a basic mouse with a heavy price tag... i havent seen many cool bluetooth mouses yet so i'll jsut stick to usb for now..

    http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/productdetails.aspx?pid=048
    you should check that mouse out..for 35-40 bucks it is worth it...it is very compfortable as well. And can do so much more than the sony, its just not blue tooth.
     
  11. maddav macrumors 6502

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  12. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    I'm sorry I am going to stick with my Kensington Pilot Mouse, that Sony mouse looks like a nightmare to use. My Pilot mouse may be ugly but its comfortable!
     
  13. plasticparadox macrumors 6502

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    That looks sweet. But I need extra buttons for Exposé! I'm gonna pick up the Logitech model once I've paid off my PowerBook..

    Second to Apple, Sony has got some really good designs. If I were buying a PC, it would be a VAIO, no question.
     
  14. Zoowatch macrumors 6502

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    stylish but lack the ergonomics...

    won't be very practical in real use...

    better to get a M$ mouse
    they are good, durable and consume less power
     

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