wireless mouse receiver into apple aluminium keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by speed12, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. speed12 macrumors regular

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    Hey,

    Looking at changing from my iMac to a macbook in the next week and am looking at getting an external keyboard and mouse so I can use it with an external monitor when at my desk. I was looking at the apple USB aluminium keyboard and was wondering whether the USB ports are powerful/fast enough to plug in the wireless receiver from a notebook mouse?

    Cheers!
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    It should be able to, as long as it's connected to a high-speed USB bus. On some older laptops, theres only one high speed USB bus, and one low speed.
     
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    yes.
     
  4. speed12 thread starter macrumors regular

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    brilliant, cheers guys! Just to clarify, I was talking about the USB ports on the keyboard itself. I would use a Bluetooth mouse but I was Reading that if you want to use a monitor without the MacBook screen, you can't use a Bluetooth mouse.
     
  5. j26 macrumors 65832

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    Not true - I use a Bluetooth mouse in that set up regularly.
     
  6. speed12 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh really? Oooh, that could be better then! So it works with the macbook display closed?

    Edit: Ah I missed the glaringly obvious "If you want to do the same thing with a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, see this article" link on the apple support page! Excellent, cheers!
     

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