Microsoft Wireless Mouse 8000 on OS X?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by thebeephaha, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. thebeephaha macrumors 6502

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    Will it work? Its bluetooth and all..

    Hmmm....
     
  2. evansc6 macrumors newbie

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    I want one too

    I'm dying to know how these go with a Macbook Pro as well. Any news from anyone?
     
  3. EliteMacFreak macrumors newbie

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    It does work, but it is unsupported and has several obnoxious quirks that make it difficult to use. We should be posting a review of the mouse Monday afternoon on InsideMacGames.com.
     
  4. PCMacUser macrumors 68000

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    I was planning to buy one for my iBook, but I couldn't find one in the shops here. So I bought a Logitech VX notebook laser mouse instead, and it's great!
     
  5. evansc6 macrumors newbie

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    MS 8000 Keyboard & Mouse Combo

    Thanks, look forward to the review. Any chance it includes feedback on Microsoft's IntelliPoint Mouse Software for Mac OSX which was just updated a day or so ago??:D
     
  6. EliteMacFreak macrumors newbie

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    Other than mentioning the fact that Intellipoint does not recognize the mouse unless you connect via built-in Bluetooth, no. If you have any suggestions, fire away, and I'll see if I have time to add it to the review before it's posted.
     
  7. Piepz macrumors member

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    Damn you people, use search button..

    Here, use this trick to make it work with built-in bluetooth..
    I use LaserMouse 8000 with my iMac everyday, fantastic mouse, except I don't like that when you turn it on, it takes some while (and freezin arrow) while it stabilizes.. But apart from that - brilliant mouse.

    And don't forget to set performance bar almost at the highest settings in intellipoint system menu.. Otherwise it's a bit laggy with built in BT (on medium performance settings)..
     
  8. evansc6 macrumors newbie

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    How about the matching keyboard?

    Has anyone heard of a Mac user successfully getting the MS 8000 keyboard to work seamlessly????:confused:
     
  9. Roba macrumors 6502

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    I thought that this keyboard was not being released until September?
     
  10. EliteMacFreak macrumors newbie

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    The WLM 8000 review is up. You can check it out here.
     

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