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Bluetake BT500 Bluetooth Mouse Review - PAGE 1

- Monday, March 1st, 2004 Like Share


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REBE Mar 5, 04
Delivered today. Running Mac OS 10.3 on a G4 1.25 Ghz. As my computer has built in bluetooth there was absolutely no setup. Turned on bluetooth and checked "Discoverable" in the bluetooth menu. Mouse paired in less then 10 seconds after turning it on and pressing the little gray button on the bottom. The Mac built-in mouse control panel in system preferences adjusts the tracking, double-click and scrolling speeds without the use of the manufacturer's driver. A great laptop mouse for both platforms.
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arminius Mar 7, 04
Where can you buy it?
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clementwen Mar 12, 04
You can get it from www.iocombo.com www.umax.com www.newegg.com www.ajump.com www.ewiz.com
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Jeevan Mar 13, 04
The review is spot-on. I found the BT500 to be a very responsive mouse. Getting it paired up is very easily done and will allow you to use the mouse a few seconds after you turn it on.
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Kragoth May 23, 04
I have an ibook g4 with Apple's internal bluetooth module installed. Do i need the USB adapter that comes with the BT5000? Is the USB adapter for the BT its own adapter or a default bluetooth in case you dont have one? I noticed USB adapters can be up to $100, so if this is an 'all-purpose' sort of adapter rather than specifically for the mouse, the package is a good deal.
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Ace May 25, 04
it's a bluetooth usb adapter that is not mouse specific. if you already have a bluetooth adapter you will not need the version with the dongle
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Kirby Krieger Jan 6, 05
It's a great mouse. I'm using it with my PowerBook G4. Setup was trivial. Works like a charm. Rechargable batteries a must. I got mine -- without the USB converter, which, with Bluetooth built-in my Mac I didn't need -- from Radtech (www.radtech.com). Recommended!
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Bartolucci Feb 28, 05
Under Battery Performance, Andy states that "It is highly suggested that you use rechargeable AAAs for this mouse if you do end up buying it." I have been using the BT500 for about a year now, and have never been able to get it to work with rechargeable batteries. Apparently the cutoff voltage in the mouse electronics is above that of rechargeables, which is about 0.25V below alkaline voltage. This is unfortunate. Other than this disadvantage, I think the BT500 is a great mouse for laptop users.
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linkmanager Apr 13, 05
I find that the logitech MX900 is a better bluetooth mouse. I love it!

Bluetomorrow
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Ace Apr 13, 05
the mx lineup from logitech is swell - im using a mx700 at the office and a mx1000 at home. the selling point for the BT500 is the tiny size which cant be said about the MX series.
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KMP Nov 14, 05
I got one today - as others have mentioned it is very small and very dinky ... to be honest its so small that its not that comfortable to use - hopefully I'll get used to it!

Besides that, it seem as responsive as a wired mouse and very easy to pair with my mac.
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texn289 Dec 17, 05
Thanks for the 'little grey button underneath' tip. I did't have the docs handy and could figure out why my laptop wasn't discovering the BT500. Pressed the little grey button and it was discovered. CooL:D
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broreg Mar 9, 06
I'm looking for a mouse for my laptop and I'm interested in the Bluetake BT500. What about its "clickability", does it click smoothly and fast?
Is it yet available in europe and does anyoe now a retailer by any chance?
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Rikroving Jun 27, 06
I have just got a BT500 mouse and it doesn't work. I'm using a Sony Vaio and XP with Bluetooth already on board so I shouldn't need the Dongle. But although Bluetooth recognises the mouse it wont drive the curser or click!!

I have checked the Windows drivers etc. and it's all turned on but I'll have to sent it back to Think4 at my expense!! NICE!



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