[vcf-midatlantic] OT: bluetooth mouse

J. Alexander Jacocks jjacocks at gmail.com
Sun Jul 3 19:26:08 EDT 2016


That depends entirely on the Bluetooth version (2.1,3,4,etc.) and if it's
LE (low energy) or not.  Just for the savings of ports, I'd try the laptop
with the built-in Bluetooth, and if it works well, stick with it.
Otherwise, you would have to disable the internal BT, before using the
dongle, and possibly uninstall/reinstall software, depending on the
particular modules.

The difference in battery life is unlikely to be noticeable.  Range and
reliability are likes to be the more obvious differences.

- Alex

On Sunday, July 3, 2016, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> I ordered a Bluetooth mouse for my laptop. It comes with a little adapter
> that plugs into the laptop's USB port. Dumb question: the laptop already
> has Bluetooth built in, so would I not need that adapter? Then again, which
> would use drain the laptop battery less -- the internal Bluetooth or the
> adapter via USB?

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