Wireless Mouse without the USB Bluetooth Adaptor

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kirky29, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. kirky29 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Lincolnshire, England
    Is there a wireless mouse about that will connect to my MacBook Pro (touch bar so no USB)?

    I don't like those USB bluetooth adaptors anyway.

    Also I don't want a Magic Mouse.
  2. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    Most of those that come with adapters are some kind of RF protocol besides Bluetooth. Since Bluetooth is standardized, there's no need to include an adapter with Bluetooth devices (forcing someone with a computer missing Bluetooth to go buy one).
  3. silber macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2009
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    I swear by Logitech mice (on my desktops).
    But -- I don't use Bluetooth. Instead, I use the small "USB receivers" that they include with them.

    I've read numerous posts about flaky operation using mice via Bluetooth.
    However, I've never had any problems using Logitech mice with the USB receiver.

    If you don't mind using the USB receiver, get a USB-to-USB-c adapter and use it that way.
    Yes, I realize it's "clunky".
    But it should work.
  5. silber macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2009
    Yes, it works as expected through the receiver. I have no idea why they haven't either released a USB-C receiver or--more preferably--fixed the damn Bluetooth problems.
  6. csurfr macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    I have a Logitech MX Master. Using it fine with my 2017 MacBook Pro via Bluetooth. I haven’t had any issues since, I want to say...the first point release of High Sierra and Adobe CC 2018. For a bit there, zooming in Illustrator was all over the map, as Apple had changed the scrolling behavior.

    The only downside is that the mouse IS a bit big if you plan to carry it around (I only use it at home). There is also the MX Master Mobile or something of that nature that isn’t bad either.

    The Logitech Options software is fairly comprehensive and often updated.
  7. StarShot macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2014
  8. TonyK macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2009
    We have a Bluetooth mouse from 2012, manufactured by Microsoft. It worked well enough. Uses 2 AAA batteries.

    Here is a link to Microsoft's current line of BT mice. https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-us/mice

    On the page, click the Features dropdown and select Bluetooth.
  9. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    I use a Logitech M585. $30 and has both Bluetooth and USB connectivity. (I use Bluetooth)

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