Bluetooth mouse

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  1. Jeewhizz macrumors regular

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    I'm after a BT mouse that will work with my PB15" that is on its way. I would preferably want one that doesn't need me to plug a receiver or anything into the PB, and use the PB's BT connection instead. Optical, 2-3 buttons would be a necessity.

    What would you recommend?

    Cheers,

    Jee
     
  2. titaniumducky macrumors 6502a

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    I really like my Apple Bluetooth mouse, but it has only one button.

    Logitech's bluetooth mouse has it's own dock/bluetooth receiver which must be attached by USB, defeating the purpose of bluetooth.

    It sounds to me like M$ is your only good option.
     
  3. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a

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    Here's One

    There's a mouse made by macmice that looks exactly like the pro mouse but has two buttons and a scroll wheel. You can see it here:

    http://www.macmice.com/themouse.html

    This is a wired version, but they will be coming out with a bluetooth version in June. Hope this helps,

    JOD8FY
     
  4. James Craner macrumors 68000

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    I have the Apple BT mouse. I like it because it is small and light. Microsoft also does a nice Bluetooth mouse with multiple buttons and a scroll wheel, but it is much chunkier than the Apple one. I can slip the Apple BT mouse in my pocket on the way to meetings, which I could not do with the MS one. You don't need to use the adapter with the MS Mouse, but it is more expensive than the Apple's.
     
  5. oldschool macrumors 65816

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    The logitech dock doesn't need to be connected to your computer to use bluetooth...you can use the built-in bluetooth. I'm using it like that right now.

    With gamepad companion to map the buttons.
     
  6. tekno_geek911 macrumors 6502

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    I just ordered a Bluetake BT500...Not crazy about the blue color,but its small with 2 buttons and a scroll wheel...I'll let you know how it is when it arrives.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    i'm planning on buying the BT macmice one in june. until then, ill deal with the trackpad.
     
  8. lasuther macrumors 6502a

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    I highly recommend the Logitech Bluetooth mouse. IMHO it fits the style of the powerbook better than the macmice. I've used it with my friends PowerBook and it is very smooth. It has had some very good reviews. Check it out.

    lasuther
     
  9. mrdeep macrumors member

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    i have a logitech mk900, and I recommend it.

    The extra keys are mapped to exposé.

    The battery life / charger stuff is not a problem, i plugged the base station into the wall, just take the mouse off the station & start using it. The battery lasts for 2 days (~20 hours?) of usage (my usage is probably on the mid-high end), and even if it dies on you, you can put it on the base station for a couple of minutes and be all set.
     
  10. tekno_geek911 macrumors 6502

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