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Optical Mouse Question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by doogdoog, Apr 16, 2008.

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  1. doogdoog

    doogdoog Thread Starter

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    Aloha,
    I just acquired a laptop and want to install a wireless optical mouse. It comes with a receiver that has to be plugged into the laptop and I don't like that feature. Is that a bluetooth receiver? My laptop came with a built in bluetooth so I was wondering if I could use that or do I have to use the receiver that comes with the mouse (I haven't bought it yet). TIA

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  2. Arcadion

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    Some wireless mice use bluetooth, most don't. What mouse were you looking at?
     
  3. Compiler

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    Only 2-3 mice on the market are bluetooth... and are expensive. Go figure... you'd think with the number of notebooks with BlueTooth that there would be more notebook mice ready to go...
     
  4. doogdoog

    doogdoog Thread Starter

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    Aloha,
    Thanks for the replies and the mouse that I looked at was a Logitech V220. I just checked the Logitech site and there is a (bluetooth) V470 for $49.99. It looks like they operate in the 2.4 Ghz range and would probably cause some problems with my wireless router (Netgear RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N router) which operates in that frequency range. Do you know of any problems that was caused by using a bluetooth mouse with the wireless router? TIA

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