First look: Microsoft Arc Mouse
Posted 28 November 2008 - 07:40 PM
Man, I could not agree more. I was excited about this product, right up until I saw that it uses RF instead of bluetooth. WTH?? Why are peripheral makers so freakin' hellbent on NOT using Bluetooth?! I just don't understand it. I would love to see some explanations from Microsoft, Logitech and almost every other company that makes computer mice.
Posted 28 November 2008 - 08:55 PM
No kidding! Is there some sort of kickback for using components from R/F manufacturers or something? I can't honestly imagine that Bluetooth would be much more (if any more) expensive... why not just go w/ the superior technology? I've been using Bluetooth input devices for about four years now, and honestly the only issues I've ever had w/ the signal is when the batteries get weak. I've seen a dozen or so folks struggle with R/F devices - even with the dongle pointing directly at the mouse. Having seen both in action, I tell everyone who is considering wireless that they need to pick up something that uses Bluetooth; if you're set on R/F you're seriously going to save a lot of headache by staying wired.
Posted 05 December 2008 - 02:17 PM