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daOutlawz
16th May 2005, 02:45 PM
I have almost made my powerbook 12" my primary desktop machine with the last addition of an apple bluetooth keyboard (which is marvelous), but the bluetooth apple mouse sucks, especially for the price :(

I was looking at the Logitech MX1000 but to my dissapointment, it isn't bluetooth. And the MX900 isn't as good looking as the MX1000.

Is there any other good looking mouses that are bluetooth with at least a scroll wheel? I can't seem to find any... :(

darknight84
16th May 2005, 02:48 PM
have you seen the logitech v500? its bluetooth wireless and Im thinking of purchasing one.

Johnny Appleseed
16th May 2005, 02:50 PM
The Mouse BT (http://maccentre.com.au/mouse-bluetooth-p-370.html) is identical to the Apple mouse, but has two buttons and a scroll wheel. Oh, and it comes in silver!

icant
16th May 2005, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by darknight84@May 16 2005, 02:48 PM
have you seen the logitech v500? its bluetooth wireless and Im thinking of purchasing one.
The Logitech v500 is not Bluetooth wireless.

markh
16th May 2005, 03:15 PM
Originally posted by Johnny Appleseed@May 16 2005, 03:50 PM
The Mouse BT (http://maccentre.com.au/mouse-bluetooth-p-370.html) is identical to the Apple mouse, but has two buttons and a scroll wheel. Oh, and it comes in silver!
except The Mouse BT is crap. IMHO, the Apple BT mouse works awesomely well

the_OM
16th May 2005, 03:20 PM
Originally posted by Johnny Appleseed@May 16 2005, 02:50 PM
The Mouse BT (http://maccentre.com.au/mouse-bluetooth-p-370.html) is identical to the Apple mouse, but has two buttons and a scroll wheel. Oh, and it comes in silver!
The build quality of those is seriously shit.
Not to mention the owner of the company who makes them is a convicted ciminal in the U.S. There's plenty of stories around about him on the web.

D_J_M
16th May 2005, 03:36 PM
Not to mention the owner of the company who makes them is a convicted ciminal in the U.S

So? I can't see what that's got to do with anything. I'm assuming that if he's been convicted then he's also paid his dues?

Bob
16th May 2005, 03:37 PM
can't fault the Apple wireless - but it is soo damn heavy.

I was looking at the Mouse BT for the two button and scroll wheel - but i'm glad i've come here first.

Does anyone own a Mouse BT and is happy with it?

hawker
16th May 2005, 03:39 PM
Originally posted by daOutlawz@May 16 2005, 02:15 PM
And the MX900 isn't as good looking as the MX1000.
I can tell you that the MX 900 mouse, is awesome :) and worth every cent. Although I did not have to pay for mine as it was work supplied :)

Rayd
16th May 2005, 03:40 PM
get the kensington pilot mouse i have one that im using with my powerbook 1.67 15" it is great the mouse doesnt skip, it has no lag time... its just perfect :) and it comes in silver!

http://www.kensington.com/html/5465.html

downsys
16th May 2005, 03:47 PM
forget the The Mouse BT. i had it, hated it. seriously, forget about it. did i say, forget about it, it's shite? it is.

although the creator being a convicted criminal has nothing to do with its awfully poor build quality and performance.

daOutlawz
16th May 2005, 04:16 PM
thanks guys, will check those mentioned now, let you know which one looks cooler ;)

bdanielb
16th May 2005, 04:23 PM
Ive also been on the hunt for a good BT mouse.... what I have found is one by a company called Bluetake (a.k.a Radtech).

Its a mini 2 button scroll mouse with bluetooth of course, it runs off batteries but if they go dead, it also comes with a USB cable to connect the mouse directly to the pc and it can run off of that. Also comes in white to match yor Ibook/Imac!!

Some good reviews on the net... check out:

http://www.bluetake.com/products/BT510.htm

daOutlawz
16th May 2005, 04:30 PM
lol, none are appealing except for the BT Mouse 2-button scroller. But after all of the rants about the company, I will stay away :P

The other one I was thinking of was the Microsoft Bluetooth Wireless Intellimouse Explorer which I think looks cool, but the only drawback is there is no dock for recharging.

Anyone got any ideas about how this mouse performs?

daOutlawz
16th May 2005, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by bdanielb@May 16 2005, 04:23 PM
Ive also been on the hunt for a good BT mouse.... what I have found is one by a company called Bluetake (a.k.a Radtech).

Its a mini 2 button scroll mouse with bluetooth of course, it runs off batteries but if they go dead, it also comes with a USB cable to connect the mouse directly to the pc and it can run off of that. Also comes in white to match yor Ibook/Imac!!

Some good reviews on the net... check out:

http://www.bluetake.com/products/BT510.htm
NOW THATS NICE!!

how long does it hold charge for?

And which shops sell them?

chrisp
16th May 2005, 04:46 PM
I've got a little Macally one but it plays up sometimes - usually when the battery goes flat though.. Otherwise it's okay.. A little big laggy

Good size/weight though.. takes 2x AA.

bdanielb
16th May 2005, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by daOutlawz@May 16 2005, 04:33 PM
NOW THATS NICE!!

how long does it hold charge for?

And which shops sell them?
Hey daOutlawz, glad you like it, but I dont sell them.... lol. Ive seen a few online stores selling them for US$69.95, not bad I think.... do a google search.

There is an Australian importer but it looks like they are just starting up cause I found their website, sent some emails but no replies.... They look really good that's for sure!

When you're searching also try Radtech.... they are the same mouse but go under different brand names... :)

eyeLikeCarrots
16th May 2005, 05:00 PM
I think the MX900 is comfortable and not too heavy, responsivness is very good.. i use it for RTS gaming and it even does ok with Medal of Honor etc...

The battery life is really good (5 days use at work then home for a charge) and you can bind buttons for expose, dashboard etc. The apple BT control panel does not show what the battery status and stuff is though, not much of a problem.

The only thing that shits me is that is does not have an on off button. If you pop it in your bag without precautions you end up with a flat battery after 1 night....

2 things that would make the mx900 perfect, an on.off button and the ability to plug it into USB or firewire for charging.

mvjs
16th May 2005, 05:01 PM
I like my logitech bluetooth mouse and keyboard.

bdanielb
16th May 2005, 05:04 PM
just found a review for it, the guy uses it with a powerbook and compares to the Logitech MX900.... and apparently its only US$59.95.... so there you go!

"Battery-life is a serious issue on the go. Iíve yet to replace the included 'AAA' batteries over the three weeks where Iíve been using the BT510 for a few hours a day. A BT510 retailer states the unit can last about one to two weeks powered 24/7. So thatís about 160 to 330 hours of use. Should the user shut the unit off between use, the mouse should have power for a few solid weeks."

http://www.envynews.com/index.php?ID=715&page=1

Also just found Aus website that sells them for AU$89.... take a look at:

http://www.macmall.com.au/mall/customer/pr...9&cat=472&page= (http://www.macmall.com.au/mall/customer/product.php?productid=1719&cat=472&page=)

waynie
16th May 2005, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by eyeLikeCarrots@May 16 2005, 04:30 PM
I think the MX900 is comfortable and not too heavy...
How big is the MX900?

I'm also looking for a Bluetooth mouse for my Powerbook, ad I've been looking at the Kensington Pilot. The MX900 looks rather large (a.k.a bigger than the Apple mouse) and the pilot looks nice and small, but not too small like those mini Targus ones...

Rayd
16th May 2005, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by michaelvjsmyth@May 16 2005, 06:01 PM
I like my logitech bluetooth mouse and keyboard.
what keyboard is that? and does the multimedia and other extra funtions work on it?