M$ Bluetooth Mouse compatiblility?

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  1. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    i saw in another thread that thanks to 10.2.5, M$ bluetooth mice work now. my friend has a M$ wireless intellimouse explorer for bluetooth mouse, which he is willing to sell to me. however, i don't know if it'll work on my iMac. On the microshaft page, it says you need windows xp. why? is it a driver thing? also, he doesnt have the bluetooth adapter that went with it. will any bluetooth adapter do? or is it some proprietary M$ bluetooth technology. if anyone who has this mouse or knows anything abou it can help, it'd be great.

    here's the mouse:
    http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouse/wiebt_info.asp
     
  2. iJon macrumors 604

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    Re: M$ Bluetooth Mouse compatiblility?

    not sure about having microsofts bluetooth, but i dount you need it. just get the dlink and im sure it worked. my friend said if he hears of one more person getting it to work he will go buy it again. he said it was the best feeling mouse he had ever felt.

    iJon
     
  3. beez7777 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it really is a nice mouse, but i don't want to buy it and the adapter if it's not going to. i don't see any reason why it shouldn't.
     
  4. iJon macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: Re: M$ Bluetooth Mouse compatiblility?

    niether do i, i think bluetooth is just bluetooth.

    iJon
     
  5. beez7777 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    grrrr... that's kinda disappointing...thanks felix
     
  6. iJon macrumors 604

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    what about that guy on the other thread, he said he got it to work. did you use the bluetooth setup thingy.

    iJon
     
  7. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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    Update: 10.2.5 includes the necessary HID support for the mouse.
     
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    *ahem*

    10.2.5 = works

    10.2.4 = doesn't work

    2 months ago = 10.2.4

    :rolleyes:
     
  9. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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    Digital hub and disc burning



    Bluetooth Setup Assistant now works with certain Microsoft keyboards and mouse devices.



    -There ya go... Straight from the Knowledge Base... Sorry for the confusion. There is only one Bluetooth keyboard and mouse available from Microsoft, so you have the answer now, and I am going to head down to Best Buy and pick one up. :D
     
  10. stuckwithme247 macrumors regular

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    i really want to buy that mouse but i don't want to pay for that adapter... my powerbook has it built in
     
  11. beez7777 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yay, thanks lot felix. do you know if any bluetoooth adapter will work with it, or does it have to be the microsoft one?
     
  12. iJon macrumors 604

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    ok thought you were smoking crack, they only make one mouse and keyboard.

    iJon
     
  13. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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    Someone would just have to try it with aother adapter other than the one included in the box.
     
  14. lolbro macrumors newbie

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    I have a 12"PB and MS Bluetooth mouse... and it work! with only 10.2.5!
     
  15. beez7777 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    does anyone know if any standard bluetooth adapter will work with the mouse?
     

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