Sunday, April 4, 2010

Magic Mouse Problem

I read online that a lot of people have problems with their Apple Magic Mouse and how it tracks. In some cases, it turned out that the problem was not with the mouse but with the crappy Bluetooth antenna in their Mac. I tried connecting the mouse to my Sony Vaio which also has built-in Bluetooth and it works great, without all the special gestures of course. Crap. That means it's the Bluetooth in my Mac mini. I guess that's why the Apple Keyboard sometimes skips characters as well. I guess the only solution is to buy a plug in USB Bluetooth adapter to see if it improves reception. Should have stuck with the Logitech VX.

Good thing Bluetooth adapters are not that expensive.


The System Profiler says I have a CSR Bluetooth radio in my Mac mini. Maybe that's the problem (i.e., non-Broadcom part). It also has an Atheros 5424 wireless chip and a Marvell Ethernet controller... 0 for 3 on Broadcom content.

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