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MacMice Unveils The Mouse BT II

 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:57 am    Post subject: MacMice Unveils The Mouse BT II Reply with quote

MacMice Unveils The Mouse BT II
Friday, August 4, 2006

MacMice today announced the availability of The Mouse BT II, an alternative to the new wireless Mighty Mouse from Apple. The Mouse BT II is a 2-button Bluetooth mouse with 10mm miniature clickable scroll wheel. The Bluetooth transceiver included with The Mouse BT II supports the latest Bluetooth (1.2) standards, offering better battery life than its predecessor. It is plug-and-play compatible with both Mac OS X and Windows XP systems that support Bluetooth. The Mouse BT II includes two AAA NiMH rechargeable (user replaceable) batteries and a mini-USB desktop charging cradle that plugs into a USB port on your computer. The Mouse BT II will begin shipping on August 9th for $69.99.



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the original MacMice BT and the battery life (lack of) is definately an issue. Would be interested to know how long it lasts in the new version before it needs charging.
I've always been a bit averse to having charging cradles. Taking up yet another USB port seems to defeat the purpose of a 'wireless' mouse.
On the plus side, they are one of the few mouse that will match the rest of your Mac gear.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always thought "The Mouse" was a good looking mouse. But it should be noted that the company that made them went out of business for some wacky reasons and came back. That's doesn't mean this mouse is bad, but I would definitely wait for the reviews to come out before buying one. JMHO
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking mouse, but the scroll wheel looks like it's recessed into the body too far.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this is as functional as it looks then this is what the BT might mouse should have been.

Two real buttons
No one ball that can get dirty
Charging dock.

Jimmybt the dock is no problem because you can
A)not use it and just put your own batteries in
B)only use the dock when you need to charage the mouse
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacMice?

http://www.macintouch.com/mactable.html

Google search for MacMice "Jack Campbell"

Maybe things have changed recently, but I'd do a bit of research before buying this product. Or at least wait for a hands-on review from an objective source. There's a bit of history here.

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