Is there a Bluetooth mouse that doesn't suck with a Mac/MacBook?

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  1. Hog Milanese macrumors regular

    Hog Milanese

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    I feel like I've tried everything, including high-end Logitech and Apple's own products.

    Every Bluetooth mouse is jumpy, stuttery, doesn't always connect (needs re-syncing), etc. etc.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. camhabib macrumors regular

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    If the Apple keyboards are giving you problems then the issue is likely on your end, either with faulty hardware or some kind of interference. Most bluetooth keyboards I've tried have worked extremely well for me, especially the Apple ones.
     
  3. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    I have the MS Sculpt Comfort and it works well. Get it at Best Buy and return it if it doesn't work out.
     
  4. Hog Milanese thread starter macrumors regular

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    To be clear, this is when using them with a MacBook Pro in clamshell (closed) mode, hooked up to an external monitor.
     
  5. Jnesbitt82 macrumors 6502

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    I used these through my mbp in claimshell with no problems. I was also using a thunderbolt monitor.
     

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  6. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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    Are you using USB 3.0/3.1 gen1 or USB 3.1 gen2?
     
  7. Jnesbitt82 macrumors 6502

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    I don't have it anymore but the last time I used it was the last mbp that didn't have soldered RAM. I think that would've been 3.0 USB.
     
  8. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    I have that track ball at work on a windows machine and it works well. Its a real wrist saver, my wrist was getting really bad from using a mouse at work all day that track ball was a life saver.
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    The mouse I posted is Bluetooth. My windows machine at work is USB 2.
     
  9. Jnesbitt82 macrumors 6502

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    I forgot to say that the keyboard and mouse were Bluetooth but they used a small USB plug to transmit the signal. One USB plug from Logitech can support two Bluetooth items simultaneously.
     
  10. oldhifi macrumors 65816

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    I bought a
    Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse T631 for Mac

    and luv it..

    rechargeable also has switch to use on 2 different computers
     
  11. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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    I worded that poorly. I meant to ask if, when having connectivity issues, if any USB 3.1 devices are being used or a 3.1 cable is plugged into the computer.

    USB 3.1 can sometimes interfere with Bluetooth devices. Especially if within close proximity, and I've noticed that it seems to be more of an issue when there is considerable 2.4 GHz clutter in the surrounding area.
     
  12. JayMBP macrumors regular

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    I have Razer Orochi for both me and my wife when we are on the go. My wife actually switched full time to that after a while and never looked back. Maybe try that.
     
  13. Obagleyfreer macrumors member

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    I use the MX Anywhere 2 mouse and it's great!
    Battery life is crazy good and never had any issues connecting etc
     
  14. mpConroe macrumors member

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    You don't have to spend 70£ or dollars on bluetooth mouse which will work with your Mac.

    I bought this Dell mouse: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00FHST7RC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - less than 28£.

    It's working perfectly now without any USB-A adapter. There is even no wireless adapter in the box. Only mouse with two AA batteries.

    Connecting is really easy: turn on Bluetooth on your Mac and push the button to turn on the mouse, and push it again constantly to see blue colour. Now mouse is connecting to your Mac and after that should be seen on the Bluetooth properties.
     
  15. csurfr macrumors 6502a

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    I had the same mouse you do and loved it. I now have the larger version, the MX Master, and it's flawless as well via bluetooth. And shockingly enough, the Logitech Options software isn't half bad either!
     
  16. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    I have this mouse and I dont use it. Its just too small and was engineered without thought to the shape and size of the hand. Yes, its great as a stop-gap while traveling but it is not better that the Magic Mouse which is engineered properly.
     

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