Can I use a Bluetooth Mouse on a PC if I buy a BT Adapter?

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#1 Posted by Ice-Cube (1644 posts) -

Hey guys, quick question,

I'm looking to buy a Razer Orochi gaming mouse that's meant for laptops. Though I use a desktop PC and I like this mouse a lot because it's wireless but it's only Bluetooth connected. Can I simply buy a cheap Bluetooth Micro adapter? Then turn my PC into a bluetooth enabled computer and be able to use the BT mouse?

Any help will be appreciated.

Here are the two links i'm referencing.

http://www.staples.ca/en/Razer-Orochi-Elite-Laptop-Gaming-Mouse-Bluetooth/product_125539_2-CA_1_20001

http://www.staples.ca/en/IOGEAR-Bluetooth-40-USB-Micro-Adapter/product_959028_2-CA_1_20001

Note: Reason why i'm buying it from Staples is because it's only available there locally. Best Buy/Future Shop does not carry it.

#2 Edited by JigglyWiggly_ (23463 posts) -

yes the orochi works with a usb bt adapter

i have one and it works

be aware that the mouse doesn't track that well when it's connected via BT

#3 Edited by MonsieurX (29548 posts) -

Get a cheap adapter from ebay/amazon, it will be fine

#4 Edited by danten81 (129 posts) -

@JigglyWiggly_ said:

Ice-Cube marked this as the best answer

yes the orochi works with a usb bt adapter

i have one and it works

be aware that the mouse doesn't track that well when it's connected via BT

Why is that? I'm using a combo Rocketfish Bluetooth Keyboard/Mouse and they seem to work fine.

#5 Edited by JigglyWiggly_ (23463 posts) -

i don't know what well means for you

it just doesn't track well on bluetooth for my standards.

#6 Posted by danten81 (129 posts) -

@JigglyWiggly_: Yeah, I'm not a long-time PC gamer so I guess ignorance is bliss in my case.

#7 Posted by FelipeInside (25314 posts) -

It will work but be aware that BT has mouse lag (and keyboard lag on some cheaper models).

If you want true wireless go infrared.

#8 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23463 posts) -

the latency is fine it just stutters when tracking

most noticeable in fps but it's okay on desktop

#9 Edited by FelipeInside (25314 posts) -

the latency is fine it just stutters when tracking

most noticeable in fps but it's okay on desktop

I noticed it was laggy a few years back on WoW (and not even on PvP, just questing).

Newer versions of the Bluetooth firmware are out now so surely it's got better, but I've heard it still lags or stutters.

Like you said, fine for normal desktop use (Internet, Word, Email etc)