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Default 01-19-2010, 12:57 AM

I've had less than stellar luck with the internal BT on my Mini. I recently reformatted and reinstalled SL and Win7 and since then it's been better but if you need to rely on the mouse to work 100% of the time I would either use a wired USB or RF mouse. BT just seems to be flaky sometimes.

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you have to remember to disconnect it before the machine goes to sleep otherwise BT gets screwed up when it wakes
Thanks for this tip. I was having issues with my Microsoft BT mouse reconnecting after sleep but since I started turning it off before closing the lid, it's been solid.

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Default 01-19-2010, 03:46 PM

i have the Apple Magic Mouse working on internal BT. It works perfectly for me. I have had zero issues. I like it because it is small and the trackpad on the 10V is such a PITA...

Well worth the money. I will be getting one for my iMac at home too!

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Default 01-19-2010, 04:04 PM

Logitech V450 NANO; tiny dedicated USB dongle, fab battery life. Less than $25 on eBay with free shipping. Awesome.

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Default 01-19-2010, 07:45 PM

I really like my Microsoft Arc mouse. Plus there's the irony of using a Microsoft mouse while running a Hackintosh.

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Default 01-21-2010, 02:57 AM

Kennsington also makes a BT mouse with the same profile as shown on page 1 of this thread. I have the trackball version and like it. They also make a presenter mouse version also in BT.

I got mine for less than the $60 Amazon shows but here’s a link for the description: Kensington SlimBlade Trackball Mouse with Bluetooth Wireless (Graphite) K72281US: Electronics

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Default 01-21-2010, 06:56 AM

I use an Apple Magic mouse, connected by internal Bluetooth. I wanted to do this because it really feels like a Mac product then :-)

I also used Better Touch Tool to tweak the mouse actions, giving me right click and multi finger gestures. This doesn't affect the internal touch pad's usability at all, so I'm very happy with it.

I never disconnect before sleeping either as some have suggested. I find that Bluetooth is just 80% reliable anyway, it doesn't always come on after sleep, but a sleep wake cycle is all that's needed to get it going again.

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Default 01-22-2010, 05:29 AM

I use the Mella Elephant ($30) mouse with it's own receiver. Haven't had any issues and the dongle is almost flush with the netbook, so I never have to remove it. uses 2 AAAs. 2 DPI settings is useful. Decent battery life

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Default 01-23-2010, 06:52 AM

I use this one.... Mouse - Sanwa Supply - - Sanwa Mini Wireless Laser Mouse 1600dpi 2.4GHz Black

The dongle is about as small as they get and sits in the bottom of the mouse when not in use so you don't lose it. I'd say it's about 2/3rds the size of a normal desktop mouse but still big enough to be comfortable. Probably one of the few things I've bought lately that I'm totally happy with, and zero setup required. I've often forgot to turn it off and the battery doesn't seem to mind G/L
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Default 01-31-2010, 02:45 PM

I use Dell Bluetooth Travel Mouse. It was cheap and works flawlessly on OS 10.6. It even works on Windows 7 but the bluetooth software on Windows is a pain to use. I have to discover and connect on OS X then boot into Windows. If I don't do this the Windows crap will never find the bluetooth mouse.

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