Recent Topics
Car Door Fabric Glue
by cb450sc. 12/18/18 08:57 PM
Canadian Uber
by StevieC. 12/18/18 08:13 PM
71141 / Lifeguard 5
by chefwong. 12/18/18 07:52 PM
Tested Positive for Flu
by john_pifer. 12/18/18 07:37 PM
Cooper RTX?
by 01rangerxl. 12/18/18 07:25 PM
IPhone SE or flip phone?
by 53' Stude. 12/18/18 05:49 PM
1993 K1500 hard cold start
by BrianF. 12/18/18 05:43 PM
Put my wife's dog down yesterday
by Stelth. 12/18/18 05:04 PM
ATF Filter oem vs aftermarket any differences?
by 97prizm. 12/18/18 03:50 PM
Depth-Fiberglass Filter Media.
by Al. 12/18/18 03:43 PM
O2 sensor B1S1 no voltage??
by David1. 12/18/18 03:43 PM
Brilliant payback for package thieves
by SirTanon. 12/18/18 01:22 PM
Calling all Ford Owners
by dogememe. 12/18/18 01:01 PM
2003 Ford CVPI, 86kmi, 6kmi on Edge HM Ti 5W30
by Colt45ws. 12/18/18 12:35 PM
2017 Kia Sportage recall notice
by SlavaB. 12/18/18 12:26 PM
My VW Service Experience
by Delta. 12/18/18 11:36 AM
Newest Members
Sportbiker, trollhattan, MuhThugga, wxo, dbierman
66718 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
100 registered members (14Accent, andyd, ARB1977, -SyN-, 330indy, A310, 10 invisible), 1,855 guests, and 33 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics295,239
Posts4,930,746
Members66,718
Most Online2,553
Oct 27th, 2018
Donate to BITOG
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Bluetooth mice - worth it? #4662064
02/10/18 03:10 PM
02/10/18 03:10 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 9,305
Phoenix
dishdude Offline OP
dishdude  Offline OP
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 9,305
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 392 PUP 0w-40 Wix 57899XP
2018 GTI
Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude] #4662085
02/10/18 03:28 PM
02/10/18 03:28 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,530
Wet side WA
JohnnyJohnson Offline
JohnnyJohnson  Offline
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,530
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.

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 02/10/18 03:29 PM.

2004 Corolla 126884
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74478
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude] #4662087
02/10/18 03:31 PM
02/10/18 03:31 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 12,761
NH
supton Offline
supton  Offline
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 12,761
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, 170k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 144k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 195k, his
Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude] #4662090
02/10/18 03:32 PM
02/10/18 03:32 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 3,045
SE British Columbia, Canada
Snagglefoot Offline
Snagglefoot  Offline
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 3,045
SE British Columbia, Canada
Mine’s an HP. They keep paired now adays. Once you try it, you’ll never go back.


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude] #4662092
02/10/18 03:37 PM
02/10/18 03:37 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 9,305
Phoenix
dishdude Offline OP
dishdude  Offline OP
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 9,305
Phoenix
Thanks guys!


2018 Challenger SRT 392 PUP 0w-40 Wix 57899XP
2018 GTI
Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude] #4662099
02/10/18 03:45 PM
02/10/18 03:45 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 446
Illinois
wymi516 Online content
wymi516  Online Content
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 446
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
Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude] #4662101
02/10/18 03:46 PM
02/10/18 03:46 PM
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 1,600
USA
mk378 Offline
mk378  Offline
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 1,600
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.

Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude] #4662105
02/10/18 03:55 PM
02/10/18 03:55 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 11,623
Santa Barbara, CA
bdcardinal Offline
bdcardinal  Offline
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 11,623
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.
Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: wymi516] #4662115
02/10/18 04:11 PM
02/10/18 04:11 PM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,920
MIchigan
Warstud Offline
Warstud  Offline
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,920
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.

Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude] #4662133
02/10/18 04:32 PM
02/10/18 04:32 PM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 2,362
Slovenia EU
Kamele0N Offline
Kamele0N  Offline
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 2,362
Slovenia EU
I have logitech M705...it was worth any penny


2008 Toyota Yaris 1ND-TV 1.4 D4-D Elf FullTech FE 5w30
1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Shell Rimula R6M 10w40
Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude] #4662226
02/10/18 06:31 PM
02/10/18 06:31 PM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 31,005
NY
demarpaint Offline
demarpaint  Offline
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 31,005
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

Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude] #4662285
02/10/18 07:48 PM
02/10/18 07:48 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,526
New England
gathermewool Offline
gathermewool  Offline
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,526
New England
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.


'14 Forester XT FA20DIT (Cobb Stage 1)
Edge 0W-40 + FU filter (64,774 miles)
'15 Legacy FB25 (OEM Stage, uh, neg. 7?)
Edge 0W-20 + FU filter (40,803 miles)
Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: gathermewool] #4662367
02/10/18 09:41 PM
02/10/18 09:41 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,823
Katy, Republic of Texas
blupupher Offline
blupupher  Offline
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,823
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.


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe: Dealer oil and filter/5k
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20, CQ Blue, 5k
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20, EcoGard, 1yr
1994 Honda VT1100c: Peak 15w-40, PSL, 5k




Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: blupupher] #4662410
02/10/18 11:34 PM
02/10/18 11:34 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,526
New England
gathermewool Offline
gathermewool  Offline
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,526
New England
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...


'14 Forester XT FA20DIT (Cobb Stage 1)
Edge 0W-40 + FU filter (64,774 miles)
'15 Legacy FB25 (OEM Stage, uh, neg. 7?)
Edge 0W-20 + FU filter (40,803 miles)
Re: Bluetooth mice - worth it? [Re: dishdude] #4662419
02/10/18 11:57 PM
02/10/18 11:57 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 9,305
Phoenix
dishdude Offline OP
dishdude  Offline OP
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 9,305
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 392 PUP 0w-40 Wix 57899XP
2018 GTI
Page 1 of 2 1 2

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™