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Bluetooth mouse when will it be ?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by StarLog, Oct 12, 2010.

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    Has anyone heard of any developers working on getting a BT mouse to work on the iPAD?
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    There is no "point" to it. It is a Touch interface, not a pointer interface. It would be a pretty major feat for that to even be considered in an iOS outside an extreme jailbreak.
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    I'm not so sure...
    iOS 4.2 Beta 2 at least recognizes an Apple BT-mouse already, which wasn't the case with any previous iOS-versions.
    Maybe we're in for a surprise one of these days...
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    recognizing and utilizing are completely different. I mean, I have an off-brand BT mouse that is recognized by the iPad, but it cannot utilize it.

    Still tho, what would be the point of a mouse on an iPad?
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    The one good reason for a mouse is for people who use remote control products like logmein, vnc, rdp, citric etc. Normally the client you are connecting to is designed to be controlled by a mouse. I find these products very useful but a little difficult to use for long periods of time without a mouse. I.e remote support using an iPad with a Bluetooth folding keyboard, and a blue tooth mouse would be good.

    For anything else I can't think of a use.
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    I wouldn't mind a mouse for when using my bluetooth keyboard. It's a kind of a pain to reach over to the screen to tap something when a mouse click would be easier.

    Heck a BT keyboard with built-in trackpad would be nice too.



    Michael
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    Even if there is no mouse pointer, I agree, it would be nice to be able to scroll up/down/left/right without moving too far from the BT keyboard.

    I asked a while back if the Apple bluetooth trackpad would work. Most of the replies were from people who couldn't comprehend why anyone would consider doing this :)

    Here's what the trackpad looks like --> Apple - Magic Trackpad - The Multi-Touch trackpad for your desktop.
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    Exactly guys, my needs are for iTAP RDP, and using the trackpad, good info thanks.
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    I can only agree with Tinman.
    Typing on the keyboard, then lifting the hand up to the near vertical screen starts hurting after a while.
    Here, I'd like to be able to use a mouse.
    I tried it with the mouse-driver from Cydia. This worked quite fine.
    The disadvantage was that the BT-stack for the keyboard doesn't support all the keys.
    But otherwise I found it really relaxing for my hand to be able to keep it moving horizontally.

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