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Hi, Anyone have any recommendations on a Bluetooth mouse for the PowerBook. I was looking at Apples, but it is only one button.

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I've heard some mixed things about DV Forge's Mouse BT. It's also kinda expensive. Both Microsoft and Logitech make good BT mice but they too are expensive and don't have the Apple 'look'. I'm waiting for this one, personally:

http://www.macally.com/spec/bluetooth/btmouse.html
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Hey I hadn't seen that one yet, thanks for pointing it out!

I'd personally stay away from the DVForge mouse... also on the lookout for a decent one.

The logitech is pretty cool, but lacks an on/off switch an is expensive.
The buttons also seem a bit cramped IMO.
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Hi, Anyone have any recommendations on a Bluetooth mouse for the PowerBook. I was looking at Apples, but it is only one button.

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I haven't had any good experiences with blue tooth mouse... Getting the mouse and pooter to talk to each other every single time was a chore...then there's the jumpy mouse. (I broke down and got the wired mouse...the clear case actually looks better to me)
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I've tried a few mobile sized mice (macally bt mouse jr, and the kensington bt pilot mouse jr.) and they are too jumpy, especially when you have to have some sort of precision. When all else failed, I went to the apple bt mouse and found that it was flawless. Obviously, it has only 1 button, but you'll get over it. What's good about it is that osx recognizes the battery power left in it, and it has a slick on/off switch.
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After reading here and other searching around, I'm going to pick up a Apple BT Keyboard and Mouse today. I will deal with the 1 button..oh well.

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Logitech MX900 works great for me. There's no way I'm using a single button mouse. And it's nice to have the extra buttons (forward/back) which I map to keyboard commands with ControllerMate.

It lacks the elegance of an Apple product but it's still a decent aesthetic match for the PB.
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My one complaint about the apple bt mouse (I don't mind 1 button) is just battery life. I have been looking all over for a recharable bt mouse and have not found anything worth upgrading to from the apple bt mouse. Logitech makes excellent mice and their new laser mouse is very accurate but almost everything uses a USB receiver

The MX900 is very nice but I don't need a whole Bluetooth Hub, I have bluetooth already I the mouse and a charging dock

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You don't have to use the hub for BT. I use the hub only for charging.
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You don't have to use the hub for BT. I use the hub only for charging.
Yea I know but its still just something extra to add to the cost that I don't need.

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This is not bluetooth, but its a great mouse, and I use it all the time.
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This is not bluetooth, but its a great mouse, and I use it all the time.

*Holds up silver cross.... AH! Microsoft! Run away!

I really would like the Apple BT mouse... And I don't mind one button. But not having a scroll is what drives me nuts.

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I know, I HATE Microsoft, BUT its still a nice mouse.(And also I don't think Microsoft even makes it )
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It says lifelong battery but it uses AA so I am guessing you just have to replace the batterys

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I found the Macally BT Mouse Junior to be excellent, so long as you have the sensitivity just right; sometimes, when you start it up, it's more sensitive than others, which is why it can be jumpy. When you get it set properly, though, it's a WONDERFUL mouse. It's very small, the scroll function works excellently, and its sensor is very well done. It's mac-style, as well, so it goes beautifully with any iBook or iMac. That being said, I've recently purchased a Mighty Mouse, and don't worry about the cordedness. It simply doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would. The only thing that could prompt me to switching away from it is perhaps its drain on my iBook's battery life in class, which is considerable (I generally get 5 hours with the mouse, 5 and a half without it, running only Microsoft Word and occasionally Safari.

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