AT APPLE STORE NEED ADVICE!

sjpetry

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I'm at the Apple store and I am thinking about getting the Apple Wireless Mouse. Should I? Has anyone had a bad experience with it. Please post.

P.S. I am typing from a Mini. :D :D :D
 

Nickygoat

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No problems at all but Fredstar on one of the other threads has problems. Buy it they're great :) What's the mini like?
 

sorryiwasdreami

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Hopefully you are talking about the Apple bluetooth wireless mouse. I've got one and I love it. I bought one for my brother and he thoroughly enjoys it as well.

The weight and feel of it is awesome. However, it does run through batteries faster than my Apple bluetooth keyboard. Just turn it off when you aren't using it and you will be fine.
 

sjpetry

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Nickygoat said:
No problems at all but Fredstar on one of the other threads has problems. Buy it they're great :) What's the mini like?
It is very quick (and everything is stock if you can believe it). :D

P.S. Typing on a Dual G5 2.5 GHz PM and two 30" screens! :D
 

Lacero

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Do Apple bluetooth mice have any sort of lag compared to a wired mouse? Otherwise, no thanks.
 

Nickygoat

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sjpetry said:
I hope not. Does anyone know?

P.S. Typing from a 17" PB connected to a 23" cinema display.
No there's no lag. None at all. Are you dancing round the store trying all the machines? :D
 

stubeeef

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I have a BT apple mouse that I use with a 12" pb, have had it 7+ months. No problems, like at wireless/bt mice have batteries around. get it, u will like it.
 

jsw

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The Apple BT mouse has no lag and, as mentioned, is a bit of a battery hog but not too bad. It's sole downside is that, as an Apple mouse, it has but one button, which some consider to be a plus. I'm getting one for my daughter to use while playing games as I am tired of unplugging the regular mouse and plugging in another one.

PS If you're bored, post a pic of the Store!
 

sjpetry

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Nickygoat said:
No there's no lag. None at all. Are you dancing round the store trying all the machines? :D
Of course. :D

I was the first one in the store! I took a train for an hour this morning. I am mad that the shuffles are out of stock. :( :mad: me>cry<me
 

stubeeef

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I was at the apple store in Glenndale Ca saturday afternoon, stood in line to play on the Mini, first thing I did was put my hand on top of the Mini, it was cool as a cucumber, after I played with iPhoto 5 it was still cool, nice.
 

killuminati

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I was wondering if anybody could tell me about how many hours of use you get with the BT mouse before you need to change battery's. (assuming your not always leaving it on)
 

sjpetry

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killuminati said:
I was wondering if anybody could tell me about how many hours of use you get with the BT mouse before you need to change battery's. (assuming your not always leaving it on)
An employee said 4 months. :)
 

Nickygoat

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sjpetry said:
Of course. :D

I was the first one in the store! I took a train for an hour this morning. I am mad that the shuffles are out of stock. :( :mad: me>cry<me
You're in the opposite situation to me - I got my Shuffle yesterday from Regent St but they had no minis for me to play with - at least I didn't see them :(. What are you playing with now? Bought the mouse yet? The shuffle is fab but it was a gift for my g/f :)
 

sjpetry

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Nickygoat said:
You're in the opposite situation to me - I got my Shuffle yesterday from Regent St but they had no minis for me to play with - at least I didn't see them :(. What are you playing with now? Bought the mouse yet? The shuffle is fab but it was a gift for my g/f :)
Their is no line for the Mini. Only one on it. :D I should jump the employees for the shuffle. JK
 

Nickygoat

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killuminati said:
I was wondering if anybody could tell me about how many hours of use you get with the BT mouse before you need to change battery's. (assuming your not always leaving it on)
I'm just about to change the batteries for the third time in 9 months on my mouse. The KB is still on its original set. My computers on about 7-8 hours a day, on average.
 

killuminati

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sjpetry said:
An employee said 4 months. :)
4 months???? so if you could use the mouse continousely (i think thats how you spell it) for 4 months without turning it off?!?!