how responsive is mac bluetooth mouse

Gary King

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Jun 14, 2004
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How responsive is the Mac's bluetooth mouse? Is anyone here using it? Is it even good for games, where you need for it to be extremely reactive?

Thanks!
 

wPod

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Aug 19, 2003
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I use The Mouse BT by MacMice and it is usually OK durring games. . . until the action gets really intense or you need really fast, really percise movement. then you notice a lag and you get your ass kicked. Im assuming its about that way for any BT mouse simpley because of the lag that is associated with any BT use.
 

SilverLight

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May 11, 2005
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i use it on my imac and it works great.
i never expierence a problem with it. works just as well as a wiered mouse but without the wire
 

stevep

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Oct 13, 2004
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Just got the Microsoft one (not the Mac one) - took a little getting used to as the pointer speed and acceleration were different to my previous wired MS mouse. Also there are no MS drivers for the Mac, but it works fairly well anyway with the Apple bluetooth generic driver (just no bells and whistles).
I haven't really noticed any lag or jumpiness - it seems to work just as well as any other optical mouse I've used.
I use it for PowerPoint presentations at work - its great being able to control the slides from anywhere in the room.
I wish it had an on/off switch though - it powers down after about 30 mins (I think... still trying to check on this), but thats only if its not moved, so what happens when its in my laptop bag is anybodys guess.
 

y0zza

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Mar 10, 2005
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The Apple Bluetooth mouse has some noticeable lag, although it's not huge. Still, certainly noticeable compared to my Logitech MX700. I certainly wouldn't use it for anything other than very casual gaming where mouse response isn't all too important.

The Bluetooth keyboard seems to fare better wrt lag.

This is on a Dual 2.7GHz G5 with the mouse about 1m away from the BT antenna at the back of the case.
 

buryyourbrideau

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Mar 1, 2005
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no need for a new thread.
they are OK. kinda slow IMO. not ideal for gaming, go with wired if you want a good gaming mouse.
i love my mx1000 and wont switch from it ever
 

Janakin

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Mar 7, 2005
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Bluetake BT510 is junk.....

I got the new Bluetake BT510 bluetooth mouse last month and found it almost unusable. Now I guess I've gotten used to the jumpiness. But no way you could play games with it. Plus when it wakes up from its sleep mode, it takes several seconds and the cursor goes haywire across the screen. Very annoying. Too bad since the size is perfect (even for people with large hands like myself) and the USB cable backup is nice.
 

wheezy

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Apr 7, 2005
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My Apple BT Mouse (i HATE PC's...everynow and again, caps lock on or off, it finds a need to type in CAPS....), um, where was I? My Apple BT Mouse works like a champ, I love it. Is it good for games...sorry, I don't know. To me, when it comes to extra stuff, if Apple makes it, get Apples version. Not only is it guaranteed to have all functions with other Apple products, it just works awesome; they put a higher quality on their products. It won't turn off after 30 mins, either. The range on that mouse is great...much better than my BT Phone/Headset range....
 
Yeah, no problems with my Apple BT mouse, either. I've got a wired keyboard with the BT dongle out the back, so distance certainly isn't an issue. I often use the mouse on the desk instead of the keyboard tray underneath.

I never turn the mouse off. The thing's been on for months - pretty sweet, all in all.

MFK
 

OCOTILLO

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Mar 25, 2005
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Houston, TX
wPod said:
I use The Mouse BT by MacMice and it is usually OK durring games. . . until the action gets really intense or you need really fast, really percise movement. then you notice a lag and you get your ass kicked. Im assuming its about that way for any BT mouse simpley because of the lag that is associated with any BT use.
I purchased the MacMice Two button BT mouse to replace my Apple one button BT mouse. I used it for about a half day and could not stand it any longer. So I put it back in it's box amd went back to my Apple BT mouse. The resolution is much better as well as having no perceptible delay in normal use.