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Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Apr 30, 2003.
LoopRumors.com claims that Apple is "near completion" on cordless Bluetooth mouse.
Cordless Bluetooth... is there any other kind of Bluetooth?
Recharge through Firewire? What a waste of a port. Why not have a dock (same as other cordless rechargeable mice) that just plugs into the wall?
Well I for one am gonna hold out for the corded-bluetooth one myself... Rumor has it it'll be in the rev 2 version.
I frankly don't care if the first of Apple's wireless mouse is Infa-red or Bluetooth, I just wish they'd get the bloody thing done already!
If Apple is going to make a new mouse then maybe they should make a new keyboard... recharge both through the keyboard. Maybe the keyboard can plug into a firewire port. That way you could use both your keyboard and mouse while they charge. They should put a firewire port on the keyboard as well. This is where your mouse could plug in to charge. I think I'm going to email this idea to Apple.
both the keyboard and the default apple mouse are currently being updated, but neither will be bluetooth. As for this add-on BT mouse - great, but if Apple makes another 1 button mouse I will scream.
I wonder if this mouse is going to have any of the features discribed in Apples patent.
i wonder if this will come out as i mentioned a mouse rechargable by blutooth as an idea and people just laughed at a firewire mouse. Does anyone know what address to send ideas for new or adapted products to apple, i have a few ideas i wouldn't mind sharing.
I am now positive Apple is coming out with a Bluetooth mouse because LoopRumors.com was the last one to predict it. I hate those guys. Just go away looprumors.
What if apple introduced one of these:
The size of a mouse pad. The bluetooth mouse would charge off of that, but when the user wanted to take it they could just take it off the pad and it would work- say like 20 hour battery life or something.
I personally can't wait until desk tops are made out of this- its a pain to have to plug in my computer, palm, iPod, phone, and gameboy.
I seriously doubt this but it would be cool maybe. I have an optical mouse, but still use a mouse pad.
Seriously... My powerbook only has ONE firewire port, and my iPod lives attached to it.
But maybe the mouse would be kinda like the iPod: you could charge it over firewire or you could plug the firewire cable into an AC adapter (like the old iPods)
well looprumors sure is throwing a lot of sh** on the wall. First, it's the "Move over Audrey" home appliance; then, it's the mouse-ipod-phone thingy; and now a bluetooth mouse. What's gonna be the next gadget rumor du jour?
I'd choose USB for charging--and as a way to use the mouse when the batttery's drained, or with your other, non-Bluetooth Macs.
Doing something with keyboard and mouse both together sounds most likely to me.
Well the only really import thing is really that apple has made a step to bluetooth. Of course it is waste of Firewire port which means that USB port would be more practical. Remember, apple is made for rip off.
well the ipod dock is firewire, so maybe there will be a "firewire" dock, who knows. if i could ask for anything it would be the powerbutton back on the keyboard, i loved it so much, with the imacs and emacs its just annoying reaching your hand back their to turn it on.
At this point, making up rumors is probably the only way they can keep up a reasonable amount of traffic. Face it, most of us probably see the blurb here and then click the link to read the full report, whether we believe it or not. Presto, tons of traffic. Then when things slow down after a few days, they make up something new. Who would even bother to read that site, otherwise.
But the blue tooth mouse idea is actually sensible - and probably inevitable. So they can't really go wrong there.
I think iJon is probably right regarding the firewire dock, if it's charged via firewire. Why make a new part when you can use that one? Or more to the point...why would anyone want more than 1 charging unit for all their devices? That said, the shape of the mouse would be kinda funny to fit into the iPod dock.
BTW, do people think the rumoured enclosure thing was neither the iPod housing nor the dock? I'm still desperatley holding out for a wireless display...I can't live without the convenience of a laptop around the home, but do really need more power than the iBook. Without starting a new thread, let's just say it would form the frontend of the ultimate digital hub.
they also had a post about a pda, mobile phone and bluetooth mouse in one with a hard disk.
i think there is a lot to this rumour but its not completely correct.
i think it will be bluetooth mouse and a mobile phone together with a rechargeable battery.
someone on the road with a laptop can use the phone as a modem connection and when in a suitable place like a hotel they can use the mouse then as normal and its recharged on firewire and can be used as a mobile phone in your pocket.
this can also be done in your house, no need for a wall socket.
very simple but brilliant!
I remember when that thing was announced... and I still don't know of anyone that would actually buy one as a real source of power.
Interesting concept however.
Sorry to burst your bubble, buddy, but USB doesn't carry enough power to charge stuff. That happens to be a reason FireWire is used for iPod.
Actually, sorry to burst YOUR bubble, but I charge my Sony Clie AND my Sony Ericsson phone via USB on my PowerBook simultaneously. You should be less condescending when you're incorrect.
the iPod is firewire because it transfers the files much quicker, it has nothing to do with power
And I guess because most of the older Macs had Firewire 400 and USB 1 - which meant that Firewire was the better choice. Now they have USB 2 I guess there's not an awful lot in it?
Does the iPod transfer even quicker with Firewire 800? And Don't the new iPods come with USB cables anyway, or did I get that wrong?
And on the subject of Mice - trying to find a decent Bluetooth optical one that is also rechargeable seems to be an impossible task! I don't hold out much hope for Apple, I've never really been a fan of their mice and I've used Macs for 20 years. Everywhere I look however, there are wireless mice for sale and they almost always state "2xAA batteries" - what's the point in it being wireless if it's not rechargeable I ask you!
Way to revive and old thread.
But you know you can buy rechargeable AA batteries don't you? I have a couple sets for my camera and use rechargeable AAA for my Radtech bluetooth mouse.
Edit, no iPod takes advantage of firewire 800. In fact, the latest models of iPods are USB only, no firewire transfer supported.
Jeez, was FW800 around when this thread was made?