Recent Topics
Pittsburgh Dad, this guy is a trip
by Rat407
06/18/18 02:06 PM
14 Jeep GC 5.7, PP 5w20 & 0w20
by Vigg
06/18/18 01:52 PM
Sell me on a SSD drive...........
by ZZman
06/18/18 01:07 PM
need some ideas on my issue
by matrass
06/18/18 12:36 PM
Put Pennzoil Platinum Euro L in a Honda.
by dunlop0078
06/18/18 12:36 PM
BMW V8 Oil Consumption Fix
by doc540
06/18/18 11:25 AM
More info on Valvoline Modern Engine Oil
by buster
06/18/18 11:07 AM
Shelf life of synthetic 2 stroke engine oil ?
by ScottMill
06/18/18 10:34 AM
Oil sample extraction
by Tikka
06/18/18 10:30 AM
Re-using building materials esp nails
by andyd
06/18/18 08:57 AM
Central A/C [censored] out
by TOMJ
06/18/18 08:43 AM
08 Scion tC under valve cover pics
by Highboy
06/18/18 08:39 AM
Storing extension ladded in garage?
by maverickfhs
06/18/18 08:27 AM
Do you let your tool batteries go dead in storage
by Snagglefoot
06/18/18 07:20 AM
Any news on what happened to this plane?
by Exhaustgases
06/18/18 02:36 AM
E4OD fluid ?
by Exhaustgases
06/18/18 02:23 AM
Update password ?
by meadows
06/17/18 11:59 PM
Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
by Reddy45
06/17/18 11:56 PM
Nissan DLR put 0w20 in car that specs 5w30. worry?
by CrAlt
06/17/18 10:40 PM
revive Nicd battery
by Donald
06/17/18 10:27 PM
Newest Members
WtsTacoma01, Orion62, Revd, blinky1041, mostdecent
65262 Registered Users
Who's Online
81 registered (Atesz792, 77GrandPrix, Astro14, Audios, 5AcresAndAFool, 5 invisible), 1614 Guests and 41 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65262 Members
67 Forums
285523 Topics
4765096 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#4662064 - 02/10/18 03:10 PM Bluetooth mice - worth it?
dishdude Offline


Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8730
Loc: Phoenix
I'd like to use a Bluetooth mouse with my Dell Latitude 5285 (like a Surface) so I don't have a dongle sticking out the side. Do these things stay paired or am I going to be frustrated when I need to keep pairing it and fighting to get the thing to connect? Running W10. Looking for something compact to travel with.
_________________________
2018 Challenger SRT

Top
#4662085 - 02/10/18 03:28 PM Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2731
Loc: Wet side WA
I've been using one on my laptop for three years now. Its a Logitech and it works great. Takes two AA batteries you have to replace about once a year. Oh I'm on Windows 10 as well.


Edited by JohnnyJohnson (02/10/18 03:29 PM)
_________________________
2004 Toyota Corolla 121525
Out: QSUD 5W-30 Purolator One 5030
In: Valvoline ML 5w-30 TG4967 117530 2-8-18
2006 Duramax 74016
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73752 4-22-18

Top
#4662087 - 02/10/18 03:31 PM Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude]
supton Online   content


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 11919
Loc: NH
I think it's worth it. At work I have two mice, a wired one and a BT one, and not having a wire is good for two reasons: no extra drag, and less things moving around my desk. [I kept the wired one and try to alternate hands from time to time.] I have a laptop for work, and a laptop at home, and both use BT mice. I wouldn't go back for anything.

I really want to get BT headphones as I'm getting tired of the wire getting wrapped around my chair.
_________________________
2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 160k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 143k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 181k, his

Top
#4662090 - 02/10/18 03:32 PM Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude]
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1684
Loc: Alberta
Mine’s an HP. They keep paired now adays. Once you try it, you’ll never go back.

Top
#4662092 - 02/10/18 03:37 PM Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude]
dishdude Offline


Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8730
Loc: Phoenix
Thanks guys!
_________________________
2018 Challenger SRT

Top
#4662099 - 02/10/18 03:45 PM Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude]
wymi516 Offline


Registered: 11/15/08
Posts: 427
Loc: Illinois
I've got 3 Logitech M310's we use, just the right size to fill your hand and the single AA battery lasts 6+ months. There's no pairing involved with the set up, just plug in the micro adapter and your ready for use. Never had one not stay paired. You can pick them up for $12-$15.
_________________________
2016 KIA Forte SX 1.6L T-GDI Daughter
2013 Chevy Impala LT 3.6L GDI Mine
2014 Chrysler 200S 3.6L PFI Wife

Top
#4662101 - 02/10/18 03:46 PM Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude]
mk378 Offline


Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 1414
Loc: USA
Get a Logitech etc. not some no-name brand. Bluetooth uses more battery power than a simple wireless mouse, you are looking at more frequent battery replacement or using rechargeable batteries.

Top
#4662105 - 02/10/18 03:55 PM Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude]
bdcardinal Online   content


Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 10978
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
I much prefer corded. I have had a few Logitech MX518s and might consider going with a wireless mouse if they offer that model in wireless.
_________________________
2014 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack
1995 Ford Mustang GT

Ford/Mazda Parts Counter
NRA Benefactor Member
Opinions expressed are my own.

Top
#4662115 - 02/10/18 04:11 PM Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: wymi516]
Warstud Offline


Registered: 09/02/05
Posts: 5389
Loc: MIchigan
Originally Posted By: wymi516
I've got 3 Logitech M310's we use, just the right size to fill your hand and the single AA battery lasts 6+ months. There's no pairing involved with the set up, just plug in the micro adapter and your ready for use. Never had one not stay paired. You can pick them up for $12-$15.


That's what I have. I was worried about reliability before buying it but it works perfectly. I endorse it.

Top
#4662133 - 02/10/18 04:32 PM Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude]
Kamele0N Offline


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 2038
Loc: Slovenia
I have logitech M705...it was worth any penny
_________________________
2011 Hyundai i30 1.4 CVVT Shell Helix Ultra 5w40
1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD various 10w40

Top
#4662226 - 02/10/18 06:31 PM Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29739
Loc: NY
I almost always use a USB mouse with my laptop computers. I have a logitech M310 which I am very happy with. The battery lasts a very long time, I use one with my tower and it gets a tremendous amount of use.
_________________________
God Bless Our Troops


Top
#4662285 - 02/10/18 07:48 PM Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude]
gathermewool Offline


Registered: 01/09/09
Posts: 5986
Even for gaming I don't prefer my wired mouse. It inevitably gets snagged on something, and latency is only an issue if you're online gaming, which I never do with my PC. For everyday tasks, you will never, ever be able to tell the difference.

Your laptop has bluetooth - use it to pair with your mouse (no dongle).

Most dongles (take a look at Logitechs universal dongle) are tiny nowadays. The days of having a giant USB thumb drive-sized dongle just for your mouse are over.

Top
#4662367 - 02/10/18 09:41 PM Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: gathermewool]
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4414
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
Originally Posted By: gathermewool
Even for gaming I don't prefer my wired mouse. It inevitably gets snagged on something, and latency is only an issue if you're online gaming, which I never do with my PC. For everyday tasks, you will never, ever be able to tell the difference.

Your laptop has bluetooth - use it to pair with your mouse (no dongle).

Most dongles (take a look at Logitechs universal dongle) are tiny nowadays. The days of having a giant USB thumb drive-sized dongle just for your mouse are over.

Yup, todays dongles are tiny, about the size of your pinky fingernail.

I have also found BT mice go through batteries faster than the regular wireless mice.
It has been years since I had a corded mouse as a regular mouse at home. I have a few around for emergencies, but not used unless absolutely necessary. Cords get in the way and stuff needs to be moved around, plus when I occasionally switch hands and a wired is a pain to do with that.
At work we have wired and it annoys me.
_________________________
1994 Honda VT1100C: Peak 15w-40/TG/2500 mile OCI
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k OCI


Top
#4662410 - 02/10/18 11:34 PM Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: blupupher]
gathermewool Offline


Registered: 01/09/09
Posts: 5986
Originally Posted By: blupupher
Originally Posted By: gathermewool
Even for gaming I don't prefer my wired mouse. It inevitably gets snagged on something, and latency is only an issue if you're online gaming, which I never do with my PC. For everyday tasks, you will never, ever be able to tell the difference.

Your laptop has bluetooth - use it to pair with your mouse (no dongle).

Most dongles (take a look at Logitechs universal dongle) are tiny nowadays. The days of having a giant USB thumb drive-sized dongle just for your mouse are over.

Yup, todays dongles are tiny, about the size of your pinky fingernail.

I have also found BT mice go through batteries faster than the regular wireless mice.
It has been years since I had a corded mouse as a regular mouse at home. I have a few around for emergencies, but not used unless absolutely necessary. Cords get in the way and stuff needs to be moved around, plus when I occasionally switch hands and a wired is a pain to do with that.
At work we have wired and it annoys me.


Right, I typically use the dongles. Bluetooth isn't as "specialized" a mode as the dongle
that's built for the mouse. When I use a wireless mouse for my laptop, I can leave the dongle installed and not even notice, it's that unobtrusive.

I don't mind the wired mouse at work, but I for sure would prefer a wireless. Unfortunately, we can't plug any aftermarket devices into USB ports, so we'er stuck with the provided, wired mouse...

Top
#4662419 - 02/10/18 11:57 PM Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude]
dishdude Offline


Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8730
Loc: Phoenix
I haven't used a wired mouse in 10 years, I've been using the Logitech ones with the little wireless USB dongle and they've been great. This new PC is more of a tablet and even the little dongle would be intrusive, so I'm looking at a Bluetooth mouse that won't require the dongle.

_________________________
2018 Challenger SRT

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >