Need advice for a Bluetooth Mouse

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  1. wfj5444, Feb 3, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2011

    wfj5444 macrumors 6502

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    So, I am in the market for a BT mouse. I love the Magic Mouse but it doesn't make the cut due to 1 thing.. no ability to detect a left and right click at the same time (I am a WoW gamer).

    All that being said my requirements:
    - Bluetooth
    - 3 buttons (preferably only 3, left, right, center)
    - Not too small (notebook size is a bit small, but I would deal)

    Desire:
    USB charging


    Anyone have any options? Seems like this is hard to find out there.

    Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The Magic Mouse does have the ability to detect a left and right click.

    http://www.apple.com/magicmouse/
     
  3. wfj5444 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I fixed my original post, my fault!

    I need the mouse to be able to detect left and right at the same time, not independently. In WoW, holding right button and pressing left, makes your character run. I use this in the way I play.


    Sorry about that. I hope that makes sense.
     
  4. karsten, Feb 3, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2011

    karsten macrumors 6502a

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    i've been looking for the same thing as you. there's not a lot out there as they seem to use their own proprietary dongle which sucks. anyways i found this one, see what you think. i think i'm going to get one as i dont like using a corded mouse for my right-click needs:)

    EDIT- i'm unable to see if middle click would work on this thing, one reviewer on newegg said it didn't work under mac gonna try and figure that out

    http://www.amazon.com/Targus-Blueto...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1296768192&sr=1-1


    here's another one i found:
    http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkPad-Bluetooth-Laser-Mouse/dp/B0013IQL4C


    here's a bunch on newegg, never found them before:)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...&Subcategory=65&description=&Ntk=&srchInDesc=
     
  5. Vice92 macrumors regular

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    There really aren't many good bluetooth mice out there.

    The Magic Mouse is way to small for my hands, and I have a feeling the orochi would be that way too :(
     
  6. wfj5444 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I found another that seems to 'fit the bill', but no idea if anyone out there has used it:

    http://www.radtech.us/Products/BT550.aspx

    The Razer may also be a good option.

    Microsoft used to have a model 8000 BT mouse with a charging pad and it was horrible. The scroll wheel was awful, I wonder if the 5000 is about the same?
     
  7. gman901 macrumors 6502a

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    I use the Razer Orochi. It serves as a BT mouse that is small, but is comfortable in your hand. It also comes with a cable to tether it to your Macbook for more precise controls.
     

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