Wireless Mouse without the USB Bluetooth Adaptor

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

  1. kirky29 macrumors 65816

    kirky29

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    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

    hallux

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    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

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  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    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

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    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

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    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

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  8. TonyK macrumors 6502a

    TonyK

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    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

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

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