Quest for a great Bluetooth mouse

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  1. Drake250

    Drake250 Notebook Enthusiast

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    So I'm looking for a great Bluetooth mouse to accompany my Lotus P151HM1 (Sager NP8130) with an Intel 6230 wireless card for Bluetooth. I'm only interested in Bluetooth mice.

    Theses are the two current ones that look nice:

    RAZER Orochi
    Pros:
    • RAZER
    • Optional Cord lets it become high DPI gaming mouse
    • Beautiful
    Cons:
    • Expensive
    • Very fast sleep issues (any fixes?)

    Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000
    Pros:
    • Cheap(er)
    Cons:
    • meh looks


    So is the Orochi's sleep mode issue really that big a deal like I've seen online? Or, does anyone else have a better recommendation for a Bluetooth mouse.
     
  2. Cin'

    Cin' Anathema

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    ^^They still have the MS BT Nbook 5000 priced a bit high for it's age.

    Another one to consider would be the Dell BT 5 Button Travel mouse. It's a good mouse, if not better than the 5000. Why? Because I have both, and I use the Dell BT 5 Button Travel mouse more.

    Also, the Logitech V470 is a very nice BT mouse:
    Amazon.com: Logitech V470 Bluetooth Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks (Blue): Electronics

    I can't comment on the Orochi, as I don't have it.

    Will you be doing mostly gaming on the BT? Or, more multi-usage?

    *15004*
     
  3. Mastershroom

    Mastershroom wat

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    If you leave the Orochi sitting for more than a few seconds at a time (usually 5 to 10), it will enter a power saving mode, and when you move it again it will take a small fraction of a second for the cursor to catch up. Considering that in Bluetooth mode, all you're doing is most likely browsing and stuff like that, I personally consider it a non-issue. Overall, I couldn't be happier with mine.

    That Dell 5-button Bluetooth Travel Mouse is good too. It's pretty straightforward, and one of the few BT mice with 5 buttons.
     
  4. reb1

    reb1 Notebook Evangelist

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    I had the Microsoft notebook 5000 and wore it out. I watched the sales for a couple of months and both the 5000 and presenter 8000 came on sale at newegg. I now have the Microsoft presenter 8000 mouse. It has more bells and whistles than the 5000. I like it allot. You can scroll both vertically and horizontally with the wheel on it. You can use it as a media remote also. It also has a laser pointer.
     
  5. crayonyes

    crayonyes Custom Title! WooHoooo !!

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    why you don't want the freeze with Orochi ? it's freekin cool ,
    that's why they decided to put it on "4G sensor" lift off . LOL
    Imperator 4g lift off freezing - YouTube
    Razer imperator 4g liftoff freezing - YouTube

    now on serious side, for some people who use their mouse for work and produce money like me,
    I'd recommend to stay away from orochi's bluetooth mode.
    It gives lower productivity and bad habit.

    from what I heard any other bluetooth mice mentioned (MS 5000,8000, dell,logitech) don't give so low sleep timeout like orochi (2-3 seconds in most cases, 10 seconds or none in rare cases)
     
  6. Mastershroom

    Mastershroom wat

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    Are you implying that I don't work for money?
     
  7. crayonyes

    crayonyes Custom Title! WooHoooo !!

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    chill dude, nothing I said points to you

     
  8. newsposter

    newsposter Notebook Virtuoso

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    2x on the the MS presenter mouse 8000.

    MS sells their own specialized BT dongle but the mouse works fine with standard BT.

    Small and compact for travelling, you can find these white-boxed via ebay for about $35 each not including the MS BT dongle.

    Downside is that is uses aaa batteries and eats them up in about 3 weeks.

    Other downside is the size; they are pretty small. I've got big hands and it took a bit of time to get used to the thing.
     
  9. Romiyo

    Romiyo Notebook Evangelist

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    • that should be in the cons bro, Razer makes many products, of these only 1/5 are generally problem free. eg, deathadder, and some mousepads. What im saying is that buying Razer is risky, certain people here purchased few of their products and most came with problems, furthermore, lots threads here are asking for help on the Razer product they purchased.

      If you wanted my opinion on the Orochi, which i owned for 2 weeks and then sold it off, then here, i hated it, sleep freeze issues, poor ergonomics (imo), extremely laggy in wireless mode (which is normal for BT but bothered me).

      Im surprised on how much hype they put on the 4G sensor, and then it turns out to be fail. Quality control at its worst. Razer at its best.
     
  10. bc2946088

    bc2946088 Notebook Consultant

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    I have the orochi and I can't say it's worth it. I use it at work but I leave it plugged into my docking station and I like it while its plugged in. It also works great when I need a bluetooth mouse. However to spend whatever I spent on it, $70 I think... It's not worth that amount of cash, $35 sure.
     
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