Is there a diff between reg wireless and Bluetooth Mouse?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by zub3qin, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. zub3qin macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
    I am waiting for my Macbook in the mail.
    I wanted to get a mouse (leaning towards the Mighty Mouse, although lots hate it- it seems.)

    Anyway, I could very easily get a much cheaper wireless mouse that isn't bluetooth.
    Is Bluetooth's only advantage that I don't have to plug a wireless dongle in the USB port, as I would with the other mouse?

    Any recommendations on a mouse?
    I want something that lets me scroll side to side (like a tiltscroll wheel), and I need extra buttons to activate expose and dashboard... and it needs to work with Mac well!

    Any advice on keyboards?

    Ideally I could get both for less than $50 but I doubt that is going to happen.

  2. Spoony Bard macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    That's correct.

    Personally, I recommend the Logitech VX Revolution. One of the most comfortable mice overall, never mind for a laptop.
  3. sw1tcher macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2004
    a bluetooth mouse should also give you a better signal range than a regular wireless mouse.... up to 30 feet.
  4. ktbubster macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2007
    I love my wireless mightymouse.:mad: :p Best 55 (special discount through my school) I ever spent. Expensive... yes, but I love the mightymouse.. and it's pretty :)

    Before that though I had a logitech bluetooth travel mouse (not super tiny.. but slightly smaller then the regular ones..) that I got for about 25. It was silver and pretty and worked great, but it didn't have the type of buttons (side to side scrolling etc) that I love so much in the mightymouse.

    gl on your search!
  5. AstrosFan macrumors 6502


    Jul 26, 2005
    I second this recommendation heartily! Originally, I was looking for bluetooth b/c I didn't want to deal with an extra piece of equipment to cart around (dongle).
    Howver, the USB dongle for the VX plugs right into the mouse for transport, which makes it easy.

    Also, the mouse is extraordinarily comfortable to use - I originally bought it for use solely with my PowerBook as a portable mouse, and I liked it so much, I ended up bringing it to work to use at my desk full-time!

    A month or two ago, Amazon & Costco both had them for ~$35 (after rebate at both places I believe), but I'm not sure what the current cost is.

    Best wishes!
  6. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    i bought my vx revolution from costco for $35 after instant rebate. no mail-in nonsense. i like the vx, but it's just a tad too small for my hands. i like the mx a tiny bit more.

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