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What is best mouse for Linux machines Wireless via a USB dongle or Bluetooth?

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closed as off topic by Daniel Beck Aug 21 '12 at 16:21

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Sorry Every one .. I am asking about best mouse is blue tooth or wireless one ? – joe Jul 28 '09 at 11:24
I guess this is not duplicate of both of it – joe Jul 28 '09 at 11:26
Bluetooth is wireless. This question doesn't make sense. Please re-word it so that it does. – Brian Knoblauch Jul 28 '09 at 11:41
Wireless Mouse and Bluetooth Mouse is not Same ..Just consider Wireless Mouse will work if its supports with out Bluetooth . Blue tooth mouse is different than Wireless – joe Jul 28 '09 at 11:46
I'm guess wireless vs. bluetooth sounds like a stupid thing to ask, since bluetooth is a form of wireless. (I'm not the down-voter BTW). Perhaps you should improve the question? – Douglas Leeder Jul 28 '09 at 12:44
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Personally the reason I like Bluetooth is that it's built into most machines so you don't have the damn dongle that most wireless mice rely on.

One less thing to lose/forget, go wrong, have sticking out of your laptop waiting to get knocked when you're on a plane.

Maybe there are wireless mice which don't rely on a dongle using some other mechanism instead but most of the ones I've seen do.

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logitechs wireless mice have a dongle which is smaller than the actual USB-connection, making this a total NON-issue. – pavsaund Jul 28 '09 at 12:20
@pavsaund - so because it's small it doesn't go wrong and you can't lose it? I'd have thought that the fact it was small would make it easier to lose. – Jon Hopkins Jul 28 '09 at 12:22
I've seen the afore-mentioned adapters. They sit flush with the USB port when plugged in, and clip into the bottom of the mouse when not. Beyond that, its your fault. – Andrew Scagnelli Jul 28 '09 at 12:25
well, let me rephrase a little. By it being small, it never has to be removed from the USB port, thus explaining my previous post. – pavsaund Jul 28 '09 at 12:46
@pavsund -- going dongle-free frees up a valuable usb-slot (my mac laptop only has 2!) – Jason Sundram Aug 25 '09 at 5:46

The non-bluetooth wireless is more likely to just work, as it'll be emulating USB (probably). However, depending on your distribution/expertise, that may not be a problem.

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I think it's bluetooth, because using 2.4 GHz frequency. And have low susceptibility of interference.


  • specified frequency


  • frequency depends on the manufacturer
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