Scott Hanselman

Buy a Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard today, deprecated tommorow

June 3, '04 Comments [4] Posted in Musings
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Is it just me, or do you visit the Microsoft Hardware site every week or so, just to see if the $150 Wireless Keyboard/Mouse kit that you to see if it's been deprecated?

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Thursday, June 03, 2004 11:29:39 PM UTC
Are you talking about the Bluetooth set? According to the site you can buy it at best buy for $89...
Friday, June 04, 2004 1:23:03 AM UTC
Yeah, I am curious as to what you are referring to as well. I hope they keep the bluetooth mouse around, I would like to try to get that working with an IBM T40 with bluetooth so I can eliminate needing wires of any sort (I prefer using a mouse to the on-keyboard stuff when possible).

Friday, June 04, 2004 10:34:39 AM UTC
Scott - you can't go wrong w/ Logitech's wireless set. I've had mine now for about 2 years already. Get the Wireless MX-700 w/ the wireless keyboard too. Here's the cool part...the wireless receiver that plugs into your USB/PS2 port is also a recharging recharges the mouse batteries. I have never had to replace the batteries for this wireless mouse yet...and it's been about 2 years since I bought it. Highly recommended.
Saturday, June 05, 2004 10:55:31 AM UTC
I for one bought such a bluetooth wireless mouse half a year ago. I tried using it with two computers and now I can't get it connected with any of them. A friend of mine tried it with his built in bluetooth transceiver, but the software refused to install due to competing bluetooth stacks.

Now it's collecting dust on a shelf.
Dave Van den Eynde
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