Microsoft Wireless for Bluetooth

Discussion in 'Product Recommendations/Reviews' started by poisonmonkey, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. poisonmonkey macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2003
    Markham, Ontario, Canada
    If anyone was thinking about going bluetooth, I have a simple review for you.


    Works out of the box. The Left/Right Buttons anyways... the other buttons you can only assign to exposé. It has a nice feel to it...

    Problems: Bad for small hands
    Gaming: It can keep up good enough...


    Has the traditional deep feel. Which many people like... I don't. I prefer the "scisssor Keys" on my PB.

    Problems: If you have a disconnection, it is a extremely trouble some experience to re-pair everything. The media keys don't work.

    Overall, there is no software for the mouse/keyboard so everything will work OEM style. You cannot use these to wake up you system from sleep the option is greyed out.

    If Drivers ever come out for these it would no doubtably be a good combo... but till then.. it is just so-so.
  2. Koodauw macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2003
    Does your mouse cut out?

    Hello, I have the same mouse, and it keeps losing the connection, mid use. I changed the batteries, and that did not solve the problem. I was just about to head out and by another one to see if it was just a bad mouse, or if maybe I had a problem with the bluetooth internally on my PB. Any responses would be great.
  3. poisonmonkey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2003
    Markham, Ontario, Canada
    The mouse is fine for me... i have no problems...

    Keep your bluetooth "dicoverable" and it should be ok...

    Anyone know how to fix my dilema?
  4. ebelin macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2004
    same issues here

    it takes a lot to reconnect wireless keyboard when it gets disconnected, in fact, i have found no other way as deleting pairing, pullout kbd battery, and "setup new device". mouse behaves much better, at least it reconnects fine. mouse does lose connection every now and again, even mid-operation, so powersaving is ruled out. keep posting here if you hear something, please.
  5. nargot macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2004
    The MS bluetooth mice lose there connection alot. They can take alot of fiddling to restore there connection, i don't know if this is true for other BT mice. One reason could be that you have other devices nearby interfering with the BT devices.
  6. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    My experience has been that it loses the connection if the mouse is motionless for a minute or so - this is due to power-saving features which can't be disabled (as far as I know). Just moving the mouse again should let it be reaquired, although there's usually a few second delay before it happens.
  7. G4scott macrumors 68020


    Jan 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Well, it's good to read about bluetooth mice. I'm in the market for one, and I don't know what I want. The Microsoft one seems to be the only real one that works, other than the Apple one, although I like the Logitech MX900 more, but I've heard that it doesn't work well with OS X.

    I do like the smooth scroll wheels on the new microsoft mice, though...
  8. smharmon macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2004
    be sure to install the newest bluetooth software apple just came out with, that fixed all my problems with my MS mouse
  9. ThinkingMac macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse

    Is the Microsoft Wireless Mouse Bluetooth ??

    Sorry to sound dumb but I was thinking of one but the box in the shop does not say its Bluetooth, and as the info on the Microsoft web site is about as useful as a chocolate teapot. I thought it would be best to ask here as I have only just ordered a Mac for the 1st time.
  10. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    Microsoft has infrared mice and Bluetooth mice. The Bluetooth version is explicitly called "Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer for Bluetooth".
  11. Mac|Photo macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2004
    What doesn't work on the Logitech MX900 bluetooth? Does it cut out a lot or just plan have an incompatibility or something?
    I have the wireless set for my desktop PC, and I simply love that mouse (MX700 for basic wireless, non-bluetooth), best out there IMOO. I have used a lot of different mice, and this one is amazingly smooth, fast, and has a great feel.

    Any info on use of Logitech with OS X would be great, because they kick the pants off M$ easy
  12. justin216 macrumors 6502


    Mar 31, 2004
    Tampa, FL
    I had an MX900, but it seemingly lost connection to my AlBook for no reason. I don't have these issues with my new MS BT mouse, it is bar-none the best multibutton BT mouse. The two side buttons are great for expose, makes moving through photoshop while talking on iChat and surfing the net pretty seemless and easy move between programs.

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