Are you happy with your Bluetooth mouse and keyboard ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wts, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. wts macrumors member

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    Not more then a month ago i bought the late 2009 iMac 3.06GHz that comes with a Blue mouse and keyboard.

    Within a couple of days i purchased a USB full keyboard because the Blue keyboard has no side bar number keys.

    Now i am within hours of throwing away my Blue mouse.

    One gripe is that this mouse eats batteries for breakfast. I use duracell batteries and they are nearly dead within a couple of weeks.

    Also, the pointer action is very eradict: for example as i type the pointer just jumps and the a page just scrols down or up without my touching the mouse.

    Are you happy with your Bluetooth mouse ?
     
  2. Random Gemini macrumors newbie

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    I am very happy with my magic mouse.

    I will say, I had problems with the wireless mighty mouse chewing through batteries, periodically getting lost and freaking out for no reason that I could discern... but the magic mouse has been a dream to use, I'm still using the batteries that it came with and I bought it the day they came out.

    We haven't picked up a BT keyboard yet, but I have friends that have them and love them. I keep meaning to pick one up, but I just haven't done it yet.
     
  3. stridemat Moderator

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    I love the magic mouse, however I have the well documented problem of an old bluetooth keyboard and the draining batteries caused by the Magic Mouse not letting the keyboard go to stand-by.

    Very annoying at the moment, in fact so annoying that I have reverted back to my old logitech mouse, until a fix is released.
     
  4. Ardoptres macrumors regular

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    I'd like to go Wireless, but the fact that the BT keyboards don't have the side bar number keys makes me stay wired.
     
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Likewise. I don't need the number pad much, but when I do, I really need it. It's impossible to touch-type on the row of number keys.
     
  6. senseless macrumors 68000

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    I kept the keyboard, but shelved the Magic Mouse. The scroll function has a mind of it's own.
     
  7. blake836 macrumors newbie

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    I have the older bluetooth keyboard and the magic mouse.

    I am delighted with both. Yes at first I missed the numeric keypad but I have gotten used to that now. I might just of been lucky but I have had no problems with battery life on either device.
     
  8. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    I've owned the Apple wireless for a year and the Magic Mouse for two months. Zero complaints. I love this combination with rechargeable batteries.
     
  9. Kevin Rohrer macrumors newbie

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    I got my 27" iMac last Friday w/ the wireless mouse and wired, full-size keyboard. I love all three and have not had a problem.
     
  10. razorboy1969 macrumors newbie

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    I'm using a Logitech V470 laser bluetooth mouse with my 09 MBP, and so far it works great. I got the white one, and it complements perfectly with the aluminum unibody. Initial lag when mouse has been idle for a while, but otherwise the connection is solid. Battery life looks okay. Been using it for about a month now with intensive gaming on boot camp XP. My only gripe is that the click wheel is not programmable when gaming, even with SetPoint installed.
     
  11. sonnyh macrumors newbie

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    We bought the 21.5 imac with a full wired keyboard. This was suggested by the Apple store. Besides the side keyboard there is the usb port which I use for camera connection or jump drive. Hate to keep fiddling around with the monitor to plug in devices, plus running out of usb ports. I checked yesterday the magic mouse properties as we experienced the screen scrolling on its own a bit. (Why they call it magic mouse I guess?). I changed the setting from "with momentum" to "without" to see if it solves the problem. No definate answer yet. I was surprised to see that there was two "AA" batteries. I expected "AAA". My wife likes the MS mouse because it has the back button on its side (if that still works). I might use that instead of the magic mouse. Also, I don't like the noise it makes when moving it on the desk (petty I guess).
     
  12. Habitus macrumors 6502a

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    I had a wireless mighty mouse, but as you pointed out, it went through batteries like nothing.

    I use a wired Apple keyboard; it has the number pad.

    Those who have the magic mouse: how is it on batteries?

    Habitus :apple:
     

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