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Long distance wireless mouse needed

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by PeterT, 25 Mar 2006.

  1. PeterT

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 835

    Location: Solihull

    Hello, I need to buy some long distance wireless mice to run the laptops in my Science department. The teachers need to be able to stand at the side of the lab and than operate the mouse to control the laptop/projector combo. As it is a school the price is important and I haven't got loads of money left to spend.
    I have bought the little Microsoft optical 4000 but it loses the signal after no more than 2.0 metres. So this is fine close to the computer but we need to be able to pass the mouse round the lab for pupils to use from their seats without having to move.
    Your advice please on what to buy bearing in mind my funding issues.

    Cheers, PeterT.
     
  2. Klytus

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    Joined: 16 Jan 2006

    Posts: 828

    Location: Yorkshire

    A bluetooth mouse will do the trick. Just had a very quick look on google and one of the first ones that came up was this:

    Anycom Bluetooth Mouse & USB Adapter Bundle $65
    working range of 100ft (30m)

    I have a microsoft bluetooth mouse but i think its range is only around 12m but don't quote me on that.
     
  3. Klytus

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Jan 2006

    Posts: 828

    Location: Yorkshire

    just had a look on the microsoft site and the range for the bluetooth intellimouse is 30ft and you can pick it up for around £40. I use it for normal use and gaming with no problems whatsoever.
     
  4. PeterT

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    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 835

    Location: Solihull

    Any Logitech products that will do the job long distance?

    PeterT.
     
  5. Klytus

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Jan 2006

    Posts: 828

    Location: Yorkshire

    V500 Cordless Notebook Mouse- USB - range 30ft.

    edited, no discussion of prices at competitors please
     
  6. basmic

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    Location: Darlington, County Durham

    delbuenno, I would recommend you being more vague when quoting from websites. Giving as much details as you do, allows people to easily identify competitors. Mentioning competitors is against the OcUK forum rules.
     
  7. benjo plz.

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    He hasn't meantioned any tbh, the number's the logitech part code.
     
  8. Camalot

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 6,633

    Location: Wolverhampton

    I have a Logitech MX1000.

    My pc is in my bedroom and it still moves the cursor if my brother takes it downstairs and runs it on the wall lol
     
  9. PeterT

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 835

    Location: Solihull

    Hello and thanks for your help. i have just placed an order for a
    V500 Cordless Notebook Mouse- USB - range 30ft.
    looking forward to it arriving!
    Cheers, PeterT.