Wireless Mouse and keyboard

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pagartimun, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. pagartimun macrumors newbie

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    Are they any good with iMac? Or should stick with the given mighty mouse and power cord?

    Heard wireless drains battery and not that reliable....Thanks..

    :)
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    I had wired mouse/keyboard at first and then went wireless a few months later and can't look back. It looks much neater and is easier for anyone wanting to use their desk for other (non-computer :eek: ) stuff too. Just get some rechargeable batteries and you'll be fine. :)
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    no problem with battery life here, the KB is great with them, the mouse does well enough though too considering.

    do a search the the wireless KB and mouse and you will find tons of info on 'em, but i highly recommend them
     
  4. Chef Medeski macrumors 6502a

    Chef Medeski

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    I have a powerbook, which may not be a iMac. Nonethless, I recieved my Apple Wireless Keyboard yesterday and my MacMice today and I am loving it. I know a 12" Pb is supposed to be portable but those things get so dash darn hot and a keyboard feels ten times lighter. I highly recomment also because when I hook up my powerbook to my main monitor and use it as a desktop, the ability lean back in the chair with keyboard and mouse in hand is just priceless. By the way, for batteries, just purcahse a 8 pack of rechargebles with a charger. I got mine for $45, this way I have all rechargable batteries and I have backup. Puuuurrrrfect with Tiger!
     
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    wireless is totally the way to go, and it will work great with the imac. That said, I wouldn't use the apple one button bluetooth mouse... but that's just me.
     
  6. mpw Guest

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    I've got a MS BT 5 button mouse which is great but it does tend to use more batteries than a wired mouse.:rolleyes:
     
  7. ShadyMac macrumors member

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    I have both wireless keyboard and mouse. Can't complain when it comes to clean around the computer desk.
     
  8. Graeme Pearce macrumors newbie

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    I love my BT keyboard & mouse. Wouldn't change them at all.

    Went to an Apple store yesterday to test drive the "Mighty" Mouse expecting to love it. I hated it. This is one person who is very happy to stay with a one-button mouse and use the option key.

    For scrolling you still have the page up/down keys and the arrow keys. (BTW I also have a two button scrolling mouse which I have set aside in preference to the BT mouse as the missing cable is a boon on a crowded desk).

    As for batteries the keyboard is very economical. The mouse eats a lot. But then again I am on the computer for many hours each day. I use rechargeable NiCd batteries. At the first warning the batteries are low I whack them in the charger. The charge cycle finishes about the time the batteries finally conk out.

    Gp
     
  9. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    Just go wired. You'll have the wireless remote for movies and stuff. Surely a little cable going for 4" around behind the iMac isn't a hassle?
    I think wired are a lot neater. The less **** around that takes batteries, the better.
    Just my $0.02, which wasn't spent on batteries :D Except of course for that one bluetooth apple one.
     

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