Are there any great Bluetooth travel mice?
I'm a big fan of Logitech's Anywhere Mouse MX - it has a dual mode scroll wheel, it tracks on glass, and it's just the right size to be both portable and useful. But it uses a tiny RF receiver that eats up one of the two slots on my MacBook Air, and there are (many) times when I'm forced to choose between connecting a modem or a mouse. All this would be solved if Logitech made a Bluetooth version, but they don't. The V470 doesn't work on glass (a too-common material for desks in hotel rooms) and lacks the fast-scrolling wheel. With Apple taking a bigger and bigger share of the notebook market I assumed that Logitech would rectify this - two years ago. Any good alternatives I should be looking at instead?
The Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX is one of my favorite mice too but I've recently been using a Razer Orochi and I find that although it lacks a lot of the good things about the Anywhere Mouse, it's still pretty good and definitely worth a look.
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The Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 ( gdgt.com/microsoft/bluetooth-notebook-mouse/5000/ ) is pretty good. It has plenty of configurable buttons and it is pretty comfortable for a small mouse. And, of course, it is bluetooth so you can go transceiver free! They usually have them in stock at places like OfficeMax if you wanted to lay hands on one before making a purchase.
I would travel with Apple's Magic Mouse. There are smaller nice out there but with Lion you need a device that supports gestures. You'll get your native Bluetooth support and answitch underneath let's you travel with it without it powering on.
The best mouse I've tried recently are the Microsoft Arc Mouse (gdgt.com/microsoft/arc/mouse/) and Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse (gdgt.com/microsoft/arc/touch-mouse/). Instead of being a solid hump, both of these devices use a thin arc to achieve maximum curvature. The Arc Mouse has a solid feel and folds in half for travel. The Arc Touch folds outward the other way so it becomes completely flat to put in your bag. The Arc has a hardware scroll and the Arc Touch has a virtual scroll. It's the most elegant, futuristic, comfortable mouse I've ever used, and I've used most of them.