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Coolest Cordless Laser Mouse Ever!!!

What is the one thing that all cordless mice (Bluetooth & RF)  have in common?

That unsightly USB Dongle.



Well take a look at this…



October 4, 2007 - Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry


  1. The dongle was a necessity for RF mice since the radio frequency used for communication was proprietary.

    The dongle for Bluetooth mice is completely optional, though, since most laptops nowdays have built-in Bluetooth transceivers.

    Showing a picture comparing dongles to a slick looking mouse is like comparing apples to apple pie–it’s kind of related, but not a real comparison.

    I clicked on your link. For some reason, your image above isn’t showing the “nano receiver” that I think you were trying to get at.

    Either way, this isn’t a Bluetooth mouse, it’s an RF mouse, so bringing the Bluetooth dongle comparison is out of place.

    Comment by Mike | October 4, 2007

  2. What I want to know is why aren’t more cordless mice bluetooth? I added bluetooth to my laptop when I bought it 2 years ago so that if I desired, I could add a cordless mouse. Macs all come with bluetooth and yet Logitech appears to only offer a single bluetooth mouse. I’m sure someone out there has already answered this question, but I find it annoying that I can’t tap into the existing functionality of my laptop while utilizing the latest and greatest mouse designs.

    Comment by morgan | October 4, 2007

  3. There are Bluetooth dongles for laptops that do not have a bluetooth built in. My last Microsoft Bluetooth mouse came with a dongle.

    Comment by Bernard | October 4, 2007

  4. Morgan, I think it’s a bandwidth issue. We’ll probably see more bluetooth mice when the Bluetooth 2.0+ spec becomes more standard. I remember hitting bluetooth bandwidth limits with my old laptop. I was utilizing a bluetooth mouse, bluetooth headphones and bluetooth sync with my PDA. It choked.

    Comment by Mike | October 4, 2007

  5. Oh… If you scroll furtther down on the page you can see a pic of the “Nano Reciever”



    Still think it’s a cool mouse.

    Comment by Bernard | October 4, 2007

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