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Microsoft Wireless Bluetooth Mouse Compatible?
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iDORK
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Dec 4, 2002, 09:39 PM
 
Hi there,

Microsoft recentlyreleased the Wireless Bluetooth Mouse - the specifications mention nothing about being Mac compatible however I know OS X is bluetooth compatible.
Has anyone had a chance to use this mouse on their Powerbook/iMac/G4?

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Dec 4, 2002, 09:45 PM
 
I remember hearing about someone who bought one, I want to say that he said it's not compantible or maybe the extra buttons weren't but I would hate to misinform you.
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Dec 5, 2002, 11:03 AM
 
There's some good informatin on this over at Macintouch.
     
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Dec 5, 2002, 11:43 AM
 
i don't understand why you would need a Bluetooth Mouse when there are already cheap wireless ones, Logitech?

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Dec 5, 2002, 11:39 PM
 
Originally posted by -Q-:
There's some good informatin on this over at Macintouch.
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Dec 5, 2002, 11:40 PM
 
Originally posted by G4ME:
i don't understand why you would need a Bluetooth Mouse when there are already cheap wireless ones, Logitech?
It is true that the Wireless RF mouse are cheaper however the Microsoft Bluetooth mouse has a much smaller receiver that plugs in your USB port similiar to a USB flash drive (key) oppose to the RF receiver that is made mainly for a desktop.

I'm not sure if I mentioned this but I'm looking for a wireless mouse for my Powerbook. I may just end up purchasing the MX500 for it.

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Dec 6, 2002, 04:43 PM
 
This look s like an inexpensive alternative for you iDork:
http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...ct_code=293316
There's also a ball version that's only $30. I haven't tried this with the Mac, but I don't think it should be a problem.

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Dec 6, 2002, 10:31 PM
 
Originally posted by Conrad:
This look s like an inexpensive alternative for you iDork:
http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...ct_code=293316
There's also a ball version that's only $30. I haven't tried this with the Mac, but I don't think it should be a problem.

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