Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse/Transmitter

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by picklescott, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hello, I was considering purchasing the Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse (I want two buttons) for my new iMac. I also purchased the Bluetooth USB-Adapter for an extra 50 bucks (I can still return it tomorrow!!!). Basically, does the Microsoft Mouse come with a USB Bluetooth Adapter? If yes, will it work with future devices I might get (cell phone, etc.)? If it won't... then should I keep the USB D-Link Adapter I just purchased?

    I need to make this decision tonight!!! Please help...
     
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    technocoy

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    #2
    yup

    yes it comes with an adapter, and yes it works with my other accessories... you should be fine. I just kept my d-link to carry with my powerbook, since the microsoft one is a little bigger.

    hope that helps,

    technocoy
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks!

    Cool, I'll take back the one I have now... I can always buy it again later...
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse with Bluetoothed Macs

    I have a question regarding those blue Microsoft Bluetooth Mice. Will they work on PowerBooks with bluetooth built in? Do you still need to install the USB reciever? I had an IBM ThinkPad T30 with Bluetooth built in, but was not compatible with the Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse. (I also had to delete the internal trackpoint/pad drivers)
     
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    technocoy

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    yes

    before i took my new powerbok back it was working.

    technocoy:(
     
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    robbieduncan

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    Re: Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse with Bluetoothed Macs

    I believe that this is only an issue on Windows based machines!
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    A small word of advice, I have the BT Mouse and Keyboard from MS, get the new one from logitech bc it has a craddle for the mouse. You would be amazed how the MS one eats batteries.
     
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    robbieduncan

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    Ah yes, but for the laptop user a cradle is not really worth carting around whereas spare batteries as small and light!
     

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