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Bluetooth mice?

LoneIgadzraLoneIgadzra Registered User regular
The idea of a bluetooth mouse is really tempting for me, since my MacBook Pro has bluetooth integrated, meaning I can perhaps free up a USB port. But the selection of such mice from my favorite brands (mainly logitech) is really bad. Do these work well if you get the right one? Which ones are good?

Backstory:

I've used an MX518 with this computer for years. Love it, but the other day one of the skates fell off and I can't find it anywhere. (It's an older model with four tiny skates, instead of two big ones.) It's really frustrating to use now, and that's not even counting the fact that the scroll wheel and buttons are getting really worn out. I don't use this computer for gaming any more (it's pretty much a software development and email machine) so I figured I could suffer through a mouse with slightly inferior tracking or responsiveness in trade for convenience.

But I can't seem to find any decent bluetooth mice. It seems like the best options are a magic mouse (doesn't work in Windows, yay), this generic looking thing (has a charge cable!), and this logitech V470.

I'm pretty pissed that I can't find one that most people feel is non-shitty that also has more than three buttons and is less than $60 tbh. My other choice is to blow $40 on some premium USB mouse (I don't see how RF wireless even counts as a second category since it's all the inconvenience of batteries + using a USB port) but dammit that's boring (I'll probably just get another MX518) and USB ports are at a premium on this laptop.

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    HoundxHoundx Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I looked pretty hard about a year ago and couldn't find any bluetooth mice that I liked outside of expensive keyboard/mouse packages from Logitech. And the one that I really would've preferred is no longer being produced.

    tl;dr - My experience in trying to find one says that they don't exist.

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Newegg has a bunch of Bluetooth mice.

    This one from Microsoft looks like it's decent for $30.

    Razer even has one that's less than $40.

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    LoneIgadzraLoneIgadzra Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    that's where I do all my shopping. Not many of them have a lot of reviews, or even 5 eggs though. And there are only 2 with more than 3 buttons.

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    LoneIgadzraLoneIgadzra Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Well I ordered that interlink thing. Ugh, I wish I hadn't. It's pretty lame. Accuracy and responsiveness are fine, but the acceleration is bizarre and almost impossible to get used to. (The lowest setting in the OS X mouse control panel is too slow, but one notch up is way too fast, using it for long takes so much control I want to scream. I feel more comfortable using the trackpad.) Construction is cheap. Form factor is way too small. (Why the hell do people like these tiny "laptop" mice? They're terrible.) For $40 in a wired mouse you can do so much better.

    All in all a disappointment. Probably gonna pay the restocking fee and send it back, then save up for a magic mouse. At least apple will get the acceleration for their own OS right.

    Edit: Acceleration seems pretty much fine in Windows though. Maybe I can find a freeware way to get better control in OS X.

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