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RadTech’s BT600 Bluetooth Mouse

I have a Logitech MX3100 which has been replaced by the MX3200, and I really enjoy the mouse, it is fantastic!!! It is a large and comfortable mouse to use. I also have a Microsoft Trackball, yeah it is 5 years old, but it is large and comfortable to use. I am a man and I have standard man-sized hands. So I prefer to use a larger mouse than the typical user. This last November, I found a really nice looking Bluetooth mouse. The design in very nice and pretty straight forward. It has 5 buttons and an on/off switch. It comes in black and I really wanted it, in fact, it made it on the TechnoLUST list.

I was not sure if I really wanted to order the mouse or not; but every time I went online RadTech kept popping up and so I ordered the BT600. I was notified in the order process that the mouse was back-ordered. I decided, it must be pretty popular.

About 2 weeks ago I finally got my BT600, disappoint set in as soon as I opened the shipping box. The write 4 Different Miceup on the website said full-sized mouse. It didn’t look full-sized to me in fact it looked more like the wife’s notebook mouse I had been using [and am still stuck with]. As you can see in my picture that the BT600 is larger than a micro-mouse and smaller than my MX1000. I was saddened by this fact.

I used it for a day or two and it just didn’t settle with me, especially because OS X didn’t recognize it and allow for the 5 button functionality that I need [okay not really but it saves a bunch of hand movements].

I just couldn’t live with this mouse being undersized and without its full functionality. What can I say, am I a mouse snob? I don’t know, but I would love to see, Microsoft, Logitech, Belkin, Kensington, or RadTech make a full-sized Bluetooth mouse that doesn’t need a desktop recharger [and some of those desktop mice have been small]. What I would love more than that is a full-sized trackball that is Bluetooth, but I will probably pass out from holding my breath before I see that.

Is there a problem with people’s hands shrinking that I am not aware of? Or do these companies just thinking everybody wants a tiny ‘notebook’ mouse??!

I am still searching for a good mouse to go with my MacBook Black.

iron wil

Additional pictures:

Rear View of BT600 and MX1000 Left Side View of BT600 and MX1000

Front View of BT600 and MX1000 Rigth Side View of BT600 and MX1000

5 Comments

  1. it looks nice.

  2. Rob

    Looking at that same mouse. Currently have a logitech MX Revolution that is out for replacement (after 2 years). You'd love it, ergonomically. My beef is that its not bluetooth. Logitech HAS a bluetooth version in a package with a keyboard on their website, but won't sell the bluetooth mouse individually. Causing anger.

    Did the extra buttons not work after installing the customization software?

  3. they worked okay, but the biggest problem was that the device was to small.

  4. Peter

    I know I don't hold the mouse with my whole hand. I hold the sides with my thumb, ring, and pinky fingers to move it around, and click with my index and middle fingers. This allows minimal wrist movement, which I like.

  5. Peter

    I know I don't hold the mouse with my whole hand. I hold the sides with my thumb, ring, and pinky fingers to move it around, and click with my index and middle fingers. This allows minimal wrist movement, which I like.

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