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Hello everyone :) So apparently wireless mouses using a USB dongle don't work very well with macbooks due to the aluminum casing (or something like that).
So I know that this has been an issue for a while and I have read a couple threads on here about it, and I am just wondering if anyone knows if this issue has been solved?
-does this problem still persist with new macbooks?
-could you suggest some other mouses similar to the one I have that would work better with my laptop?
I am on a 2010 macbook pro, using a Logitech Anywhere MX mouse.
Thanks in advance :)
It isn't likely that more info will come up on it unless it's directly from Apple. Apple forgot to add proper shielding to their new Macs/Macbooks that have USB 3.0 on them, which causes any wireless 2.4 GHz devices to fail spectacularly unless they've moved far away from the computer. A USB Extender works, but only if it is a) a properly shielded USB 3.0 speed cable, and b) if it is more than 24 inches from the offending port.
Because that is not a feasible thing for many laptop owners, the prevailing wisdom with the new MacBooks is to use a wired mouse. Any tech that uses the 2.4-2.6 Ghz wireless frequency range will suffer interference from the USB 3 ports, which operates at ~2.5 GHz, and when not properly shielded, cause dropouts in truly epic fashion.
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