+/- on Apple Bluetooth Mouse

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by AdamZ, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2004
    Does anyone know what the +/- slider is used for on the inside bottom of the Apple Bluetooth Mouse?? I cannot find any info about it anywhere? I am assuming it is for the range of the bluetooth connection, but I see no differences when I change the slider.
  2. macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    i think it's the springy-ness of the click... it's also present in the wired pro mouse.

    btw, how do you like the BT mouse? i'm thinking about buying it, as it is the cheapest BT mouse... but it's also one button. i'd really love a BT multi-button mouse that doesn't cost $100...
  3. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Apple briefly confirms this on their BT mouse page (that it adjusts the tension).

    As for the mouse, I think it works well -- tracks pretty well, gets good battery life, etc, but I got hooked on Sidetrack and I hardly ever use mine anymore. Wanna buy it? :p The Ed store price is $62, I'd probably sell it for about $50 shipped. Six months old, maybe about two hours of use.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    how long is the battery life (approximately)? if you've only used it two hours, then i guess you wouldn't be able to tell...

    i might be interested. let me think about it for a bit...
  5. macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2003
    The Netherlands - Utrecht
    Fist, i've used the mouse for about 6 months now, maybe a bit longer, batteries last about 4-5 weeks, and i use it quite intensively, never changable ones. I love how it works. That + and - thingy is in my opion a complete waste of features, it does absolutely nothing... i personally think it's a placebo....

    But apart from that, it's a great mouse...

  6. macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2003
    Tampere, Finland
    batteries last few months regular use, that is fair enough. movement is very precise and no wireless hiccups whatsoever. that is a great mouse!
  7. macrumors 68020

    Aug 9, 2000
    Try the MacAlly BT Mouse Mini. It's multi-button, has a scroll-wheel, and only costs $50. I'm going to pick one up later this summer.

    Previous Thread. It contains a link to a review.

    Also, I just found this. If you are a student, you can get it for just $40 from Academic Superstore.
  8. macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2002
    Almere, The Netherlands
    It's time that they make an IceMouse with Bluetooth there at MacAlly!

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