HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse Available Now

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Crimson87

Why stop at mice?

    I see this as a doorway for all sorts of wifi peripherals with keyboards being up next. Joysticks, gamepads, and possibly the monitor and any form of audio. It would be nice to set up surround sound without running wires.  I say we end the dependence on (connector) cables, cut the clutter, and give our cats less wires to chew through when they're feeling frisky!

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big_montana

One question that is not addressed here. Can you still attach to your WiFi router and surf the internet with this mouse attached to it as well? If not, it is a pretty useless product, and I will stick to my clickpad on my Lenovo Edge. I do have Blutooth, which I did order so I could pair my phone and use it as a hotspot if I happen to be in an area with no free internet (works great BTW).

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pmassey31545

Doesn't bluetooth give you the option of wirless connectivity already? And would MOST lappie built with Win 7 have BT? So isn't this redundant to a degree? Kinda stupid if you ask me.

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livebriand

Many laptops lack BT. Mine does. I could have gotten it for $20 more (when I ordered that is), but I have no use for it, so I didn't. I don't care about the fact that my wireless Logitech V220 has a reciever the size of a thumb drive. It's cheaper. Granted, not all people care as much about price, but still...

btw I wonder what the realistic battery life is. My Logitech ones haven't lived up to their claims.

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Morete

Wifi is WAY BETTER than Bluetooth 

    Wifi Direct is a new technology that isn't actually very new. We all know and love how our phones and tablets connect to the free Wifi at Starbucks. HP has had a lot of success with printing directly through your printer through Wifi. This is the same core technology.This mouse pairs directly to your PC's Wifi radio (no router needed). Set up is quick, although software is needed (bummer!). Once paired  - the mouse should never have to be repaired.In terms of quality, I find it to compare favorably the Logitech V470 and Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000. Both are $49 notebook mice with Bluetooth. HP's Wifi Mouse trumps these two with 9 months of battery life (more than 2x other the other two). This has been the huge disappointment of Bluetooth overall.One thing I noticed a lot with Bluetooth is 'Bluetooth lag.' There is a better technical term, but when the mouse has to re-establish connection when waking up from battery saving dormant state. With Bluetooth I found this could take up to 3 seconds. With Wifi it was almost instant.
Pros:
9 months battery life
No USB receiver or port needed
Laser tracking
5 buttons
Cons
Only works with Windows 7
Ambidextrous design (which comparable mice are as well)
No advanced scrolling (which comparable mice lack as well)

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Holly Golightly

Hey... Ambidextrous features of a mouse is actually considered a good thing. There are many left-handed computer users. Still it would be nice to see actual left handed mice instead of ambidextrous... But this is the lazy way out. I would love to see a left handed WiFi mouse made from Saitek... I freaking love their R.A.T. mouse.

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Morete

Yep, Holly.  It would be nice if they actually manufactured mice that are for exclusive left-hand and right-hand use.  But like you said, they take the lazy way out. 

Regarding the R.A.T. mouse, I find it a great perepheral and it works well for gaming.  Chilla Frilla reviews on YouTube complained that it was way too plasticy and felt cheaply made.  While I would be fond of things to be made out of titanium or reinforced aluminum alloys, it just is not going to happen.  For people like me on a budget, I'll accept the cheaper plastic designs.

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Holly Golightly

Granted the materials are not of premiere quality. But the mouse does have some metal on the bottom and some extra metal nobs. It is the only mouse with a built-in screw driver... Talk about cool! I use the R.A.T. 7 for gaming, and I use the Easy Cat for everything else. I primarily use the Easy Cat because I use my left hand, while my R.A.T. is for gaming with my right hand. It would be a dream to see a left-handed gamer mouse that uses WiFi for sure.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Would those be HP laptops made in the past couple years?

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