Best Replacement Bluetooth Mouse Options For Macintosh
Apple Bluetooth MiceApple's latest Bluetooth mouse incarnation is impressive - and a joy to use. The same Multi-Touch technology introduced on the iPhone is used in the "Magic Mouse". It’s the world’s first Multi-Touch mouse. Click anywhere, scroll in any direction, and swipe through images on its smooth, seamless mouse surface. It works wirelessly using Bluetooth, so you don’t have to worry about cables or adapters cluttering your workspace. (You just have to futz with battery replacement / recharging occasionally.)
Apple really outdid itself in it's latest mouse design. Lacking any discrete buttons or scroll-wheel, you might think this mouse would be hard to learn to operate. Instead it's the most intuituve pointing experience you've ever had!
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Apple Magic Mouse
With Multi-Touch Surface The gesture controls to navigate thru OSX multi-touch aware applications like iPhoto, Cover-Flow and others makes the Magic Mouse a fine improvement to the previous generation MightyMouse. The multi touch sensitive surface and laser tracking is state of the art. The MagicMouse's white and aluminum casing goes with many recent and older Apple computers. NOTE: The MagicMouse REQUIRES OSX Leopard 10.5.8 and higher! So if you're still running OSX 10.4 Tiger look to these replacement Apple mice instead.
Earlier incarnations of the now discontinued Macintosh Bluetooth mice can be found. You might try eBay for deals:
Bluetooth Optical Mice - 3rd PartyKensington SlimBlade
Check out this growing number of 3rd-Party Cross-Platform Bluetooth Mice from companies like Microsoft, Logitech, Targus, MacAlly and others are now available. It was a slow start, but now there's alot of traditional 2-Button / Scroll-Wheel options available.
Wireless RF Frequency Mice For MacintoshThere are other kinds of 'Wireless' mice that don't use Bluetooth. They use other 2.4Ghz RF radio frequencies to transmit data over. They normally come bundled with a proprietary USB transmitter. These imply using up Yet-Another USB port on your Macintosh and the USB transmitters are specific to the brand of mouse it comes with. Taking advantage of a Mac's built-in Bluetooth is usually wiser if your Macintosh desktop or laptop already has a Bluetooth receiver built-in.
Some Mac users might experience interference with Bluetooth devices, a Macintosh compatible RF mouse and keyboard might perform more reliably. Especially look at Logitech's line of RF wireless accessories for Macintosh which provide UNIVERSAL from just one RF USB dongle.