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    Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer for Bluetooth

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    Re: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer for Bluetooth

    Your PC or Laptop needs to see bluetooth such as the Pavilion dv5000 that I have
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    Re: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer for Bluetooth

    And how the heck do I tell if that's the case?

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    Re: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer for Bluetooth

    Simplest advice is to stick with what you know... I have a colleague who wants to have everything and anything that sounds fantastic and cutting edge....He is always grumbling and shouting at his PC 'cos it isn't doing what it is suposed to do!! My attitude these days is get it if you really need it.

    Back to your question. How old is your PC? If it is really, really new then the chances are that it may have Blue tooth capability. You can buy Bluetooth devices which look very much like a USB memory stick that you can use and are very cheap, I have one but only because Jezzarette 1 and 2 like to download their images from the phones.

    Ask yourself "Do you really need it?"
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    Re: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer for Bluetooth

    Jerry:

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    Ask yourself "Do you really need it?"
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    The obvious answer is "No".

    I was just looking for a new mouse, and the idea of a wireless mouse came along, and so... and they're not that expensive...

    But at the same time I've also seen kvetching that the batteries die etc., and since I use my PC *hours* a day, that's certainly a consideration...

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    Re: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer for Bluetooth

    Chuck,

    So get a wired USB mouse. They really work and no batteries! <img src=/S/blackteeth.gif border=0 alt=blackteeth width=20 height=20> ( there was no Bluetooth smilie ) <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer for Bluetooth

    Jerry/Bob:

    You guys are right... back to my IntelliMouse Explorer...

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    Re: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer for Bluetooth

    No problem Chuck

    I think you have ( in my opinion) hit the nail directly on the head....batteries. The number of threads in the Lounge that state their wireless keyboard and mouse don't work because of A or B... good old fashioned [tongue in cheek smilie] works great. Bluetooth has its place for telephony and PDA type work but for simple I/O tecnology forget it...( <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>IMHO) <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer for Bluetooth

    From another guy's perspective, I'm on my second cordless keyboard and mouse (Logitech, USB) and only because my previous one just gave up the ghost after a few years of use. I won't go back to wired unless I absolutely have to. The cost of a couple of AAA batteries for the mouse every few months doesn't bother me in the least. This one's at about three months now. I've only had to change the batteries in the keyboard about once or twice a year - so seldom that I don't mark it on the calendar. My computer runs 24/7. Yes, I have seen others who say they've had deplorable luck with mouse batteries, that's why I stuck with Logitech for my replacement.

    PS I wish I could say my luck was as good with mobile phone batteries - aaarrrggghhh!

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    Re: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer for Bluetooth

    And ya see Doc, my mobile batteries have never given me trouble... so I count those blessings...

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    Re: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer for Bluetooth

    I bought a brand new Logitech cordless keyboard and mouse a few weeks ago. The keyboard managed to completely consume a set of batteries in 2 days. I naively fed it some new batteries and those only lasted 2 days as well. I sent it back for an exchange and the replacement seems fine.

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