What kind of BT mouse?

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  1. clyde2801 macrumors 601

    clyde2801

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    Got an intel iMac. Getting a new alum BT keyboard today. Was seeking input from some of you old hands about what kind of BT mouse I should use with it.

    I've had a lot of bad experiences with the wired MM's ball gunking up.
     
  2. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    I have a Dell bluetooth mouse that works well. I don't know if you can buy it separately though. One thing I discovered is:

    Plug in the wireless might mouse first. Once the imac thinks it's using a mighty mouse it will add extra button features to it's wireless mouse driver. If you then plug in another bluetooth mouse those feature will remain.

    If you never plug in the wireless mighty mouse, any other mouse you use will be limited to minimum functionality. Unless of course it comes with it's own drivers the OS-X. I first had an iMac what came with a wireless mighty mouse. I didn't like that mouse, so I started using my Dell mouse. The side buttons on the Dell would open and close the Dashboard, and expand windows to make it easier to pick the window you want to use. There were problems with that imac, so I exchanged it for another one that did not include a wireless mouse. Without the might mouse being first installed, my Dell mouse is limited to right and left clicks, period.

    4D
     
  3. purelithium macrumors 6502

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    I bought a Logitech V270 off ebay, i love it. easy to connect, it's a normal mouse shape, and not too hard on batteries.

    I like the look of the v470 mice, too. I wonder how they would feel though...
     
  4. elfjuice macrumors newbie

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    Buy.com has this mouse on sale for $14.99 after $15.00 mail in rebate... Wonder how it would feel in the hand though? :confused:
     
  5. bstreiff macrumors regular

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    I just purchased a Radtech BT600. I've found it to be pretty good so far.

    Pros:
    * Charges over mini-USB.
    * Bluetooth, which means no stupid USB dongle!
    * It's (almost) a full-size mouse, not one of those dumb little travel mice sizes.

    Cons:
    * When connected via mini-USB, it doesn't behave as a USB mouse, which means I can't just take the mouse and use it on any machine, only those that have Bluetooth.
    * The only indication of charge info is through an LED-- it doesn't display the battery life in the Keyboard & Mouse->Bluetooth dialog. (Can anything aside from Apple keyboards/mice do so?)

    I'm not yet sure what the battery life is like; I've only had it a few days.
     
  6. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I too purchased the BT600 mouse. Only had it for a few weeks and the tracking just died. I can still use the buttons but can't move the mouse pointer anymore. It's not the batteries and I have sent several emails to the support people with no response. Will be sending several to their PR people soon.

    :mad: :(
     
  7. macgroovy macrumors member

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    I bought the Logitech V470 yesterday. Easy installation, fast response, ergonomic design - love it! and it won't take up a USB port.
     
  8. bstreiff macrumors regular

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    Huh, really? I was going to order another one for my desktop; I'm using a Logitech MX610 which is non-bluetooth (grr proprietary USB dongle) and also requires I have a separate external charger for batteries (I have two sets of rechargeable AAs for this one mouse.) I suppose I'll hold off a bit, then, and see how it fares.
     
  9. kingpikey macrumors member

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    So is the general consensus to stay from the mighty mouse?
     
  10. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I think I just got a bad lemon. It's the no replies that really bother me.
     
  11. citizenvern macrumors newbie

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    I don't think so. I'm having the same problem. You can reset the mouse by taking out the batteries and turning it "on" for 30 seconds or so. That worked for me... for a night. I wrote a rather glowing review of the mouse, but it looks like I'll have to modify that pending a firmware update and an apology.
     
  12. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    The Mighty Mouse has a good concept, horrible execution.

    So yes, stay away.

    I have the VX Revolution. Not a Bluetooth mouse, but it's honestly the best mouse I've ever owned.
     
  13. bstreiff macrumors regular

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    I've been using a Microsoft Bluetooth Wireless Laser Mouse 8000, and IMO it's a much better mouse than the Radtech one (which I've stopped using; the left mouse button stopped clicking as well as it used to).

    I've been meaning to pick up a second, but they've been out-of-stock on newegg for a while now (over a month).
     

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