[vcf-midatlantic] OT: bluetooth mouse

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Jul 3 20:38:39 EDT 2016

  Most non-Bluetooth wireless keyboards/mice/etc are based on the (rather
nice) nRF24L01 chip, for future reference.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

On July 3, 2016 7:41:21 PM Jonathan Gevaryahu via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> On 7/3/2016 7:31 PM, Corey Cohen via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> I'll ask the question.  Did you just order a wireless mouse or does it say
>> Bluetooth.   There are many wireless mice that use a USB dongle that are
>> not Bluetooth.
>> Cheers,
>> Corey
>> corey cohen
>> uǝɥoɔ ʎǝɹoɔ
> Yes, logitech wireless mice with the tiny dongle which is (on certain
> models) stored inside the mouse when not in use, do not use bluetooth;
> they use a much simpler wireless protocol, and are cheaper since they
> don't need to pay the bluetooth consortium a 'tax' per use on a
> commercial product.
> --
> Jonathan Gevaryahu
> jgevaryahu at gmail.com
> jgevaryahu at hotmail.com

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