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New HP mouse connects via Wi-Fi

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Jun 2011 14:49 User comments (10)

New HP mouse connects via Wi-Fi HP has now begun selling a wireless mouse than connects to the computer via Wi-Fi, eliminating the need for Bluetooth or RF.
The HP Wi-Fi mobile mouse connects to Windows 7 computers through adhoc, meaning the mouse should not ruin the connecting PC's ability to connect to access points.

Currently, most wireless mice connect via built-in Bluetooth hardware or via dongles.

HP says the new mouse has 9 months battery life per two AA batteries.

The mouse is on sale for $50, available now.

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10 user comments

120.6.2011 16:13

Is it me or do I really not see these thing s flying off the shelves? I live in a rather hick-ish area, so theater PCs aren't very common, but has the TPC movement picked up enough to merit this device?

I suppose if they sell it well, business applications & the likes, but how many more Power Point mouses do you really need?

Just a thought.


220.6.2011 17:47

Honestly, I don't like Bluetooth and I'm interested to see how this works compared to a bluetooth one. Why don't more devices use wifi instead of bluetooth? Is Bluetooth less power hungry?

320.6.2011 17:51

Originally posted by KSib:
Honestly, I don't like Bluetooth and I'm interested to see how this works compared to a bluetooth one. Why don't more devices use wifi instead of bluetooth? Is Bluetooth less power hungry?
Yup BT is far far less power hungry

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420.6.2011 18:02

It doesn't seem like it though in this situation if they're advertising 9 months of battery life?

520.6.2011 18:42

Is it just me or am I just not really seeing the need, here?
I don't have any trouble at all with RF Logitech wireless mice. The MS ones suck hard, but Logitech seems fine. As a matter of fact, I can use a single, tiny receiver to connect many devices (unifying)

A wifi mouse seems like overkill.


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

620.6.2011 19:16

Originally posted by ThePastor:
Is it just me or am I just not really seeing the need, here?
I don't have any trouble at all with RF Logitech wireless mice. The MS ones suck hard, but Logitech seems fine. As a matter of fact, I can use a single, tiny receiver to connect many devices (unifying)

A wifi mouse seems like overkill.
i can see its usefulness in an HTPC situation, my house is pretty old iron beams, bricks and walls that are more likly to grind down a drill bit. RF is a no go in this house, bluetooth has crappy range and crappy precision. the only thing that works internally is Pre-N and 802.11A. B/G do work just not as well.

i may find a use for this, cant imagine the wireless output is very high.

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721.6.2011 3:13

Originally posted by KSib:
It doesn't seem like it though in this situation if they're advertising 9 months of battery life?
But under what circumstances? 1 hour of use per day or less? What kind of batteries? Lithium? To many questions to really say just how impressive 9 months of battery life is in real world use.

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821.6.2011 3:16

Yeah, that's why I posed it kind of as a question because there isn't enough info. I guess we'll have to see more about it first.

921.6.2011 4:43

Originally posted by Xplorer4:
Originally posted by KSib:
It doesn't seem like it though in this situation if they're advertising 9 months of battery life?
But under what circumstances? 1 hour of use per day or less? What kind of batteries? Lithium? To many questions to really say just how impressive 9 months of battery life is in real world use.
LoL...it is made by HP. It does not matter how good the battery is, it will break in less than 9 months. My last HP bluetooth mouse died before the SINGLE AAA BATTERY that powered it!

I really don't see much use for this. I realize that most people think that bluetooth is a crummy format that craps out all the time and only works within 8 feet, but that is just the crappy components that companies like HP build. I live in a brick house. My can leave my Droid inside and walk three houses down before my bluetooth starts to have problems...I cannot say the same for WiFi. If you really think that bluetooth is no good for controllers, I guess you don't own a PS3.


1021.6.2011 12:29

should have been like this from the start...

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