MacBook & Logitech VX Revolution

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  1. dejavutm macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm planning to get a new macbook black in a few week. Also, I want to get a bluetooth wireless mouse to go with it, Logitech VX Revolution.

    and I was wondering it's possible to use the macbook's bluetooth with the mouse without using the mouse's receiver?

    thanks
     
  2. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    I can't see why not, the BT Mighty Mouse has no receiver other than your built-in Bluetooth.
     
  3. midnite2 macrumors newbie

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    the vx revolution is usb wireless mouse. you have to use the usb receiver and can not use bluetooth to control the vx. I personally use the vx revolution and love it.
     
  4. S2NINJA macrumors member

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    I also use the VX revolution.

    Just to confirm with the other replies, the VX revolution is indeed a wireless mouse, thus you must use the supplied usb receiver.

    Somewhat off topic, is anyone using the logitech drivers for the VX revolution? I've tried them, but they seem to be highly unstable, and have caused 2 kernel panics so far. I hear usb-overdrive is way better, but i don't want to pay $20 in addition the the amount i paid for the mouse...
     
  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    I also use the VX revolution and am highly satisfied. It is very ergonomic, and extremely responsive. I am also using the Logitech drivers without incident. No kernel panics, instability, or other abnormalities to report.
     
  6. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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  7. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    I love the VX Revolution, and use it on my iMac. However, since it is an RF wireless mouse and not a Bluetooth wireless mouse, you have to use the included dongle which means I will never use it with my MacBook -- I don't want to have to plug something in and have it sticking out the side. Although it has fewer buttons, the Bluetooth Logitech V270 is what I use on the go with my MacBook.
     
  8. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    I use mine constantly and get perhaps 3 months life on the one AA battery.
     
  9. dejavutm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I see, it's RF. That explained a lot. v270 seems cool, a little ugly though.
     
  10. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    that's great!

    For those with the VX, why did you choose that over the MX? Do you take it with you? Is the MX too big? Too expensive? I ask because I hear even more good things about the VX than the MX, but the MX seems like it's pretty much the same with even more features.
     
  11. UKingdom macrumors member

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    i'm struggling to choose between the vx and mx as well. i heard the vx is more stable on osx and has more customizability (zoom lever can be configured), however i also heard not to install the logitech drivers as it's incredibly unstable (just see the horror stories on the logitech support forum) and i read it's better just to use it plug and play out of the box as most features are already built in.

    i love the thumb wheel on the more expensive mx but it doesn't look like you can use it to scroll, only switch apps. i also read that the "search" button which can be used for one click web browsing searching is disabled on macs and only allows you to use spotlight; is this true?

    the price of both on ebay is about the same, but since some tout the cheaper vx as being superior and more stable than the mx i'm torn.
     

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