If you are interested in pairing your iPad with a mouse you should know that by default this Apple tablet doesn’t support the use of any traditional mouse. However, the jailbreak market can’t accept limitations, so it has made available an app called BTstack Mouse that can at least make Bluetooth mice compatible with your iPad. The main downside is that in order to use this app you will have to first jailbreak your device. The good news is that BTstack Mouse is available for free, under the BigBoss repository of Cydia. To use it you will simply have to locate a Bluetooth mouse and launch it when you want to use the mouse along with your iPad. Now that you know what app to install on your iPad in order to make it compatible with Bluetooth mice, let’s see what mice you should consider first and foremost.
The Apple Magic Mouse is my first recommendation because it comes with a stylish and smart design. This mouse uses Bluetooth and laser technology and is able to deliver 20 times the performance of any optical mouse. The miniature sensors integrated inside this mouse are able to detect the slightest movement. This mouse is the first multi-touch mouse released on the market that allows you to interact with your iPad and any other portable device. If you are interested in purchasing this mouse you need to pay $69.99.
I also need to mention the Logitech V470 Bluetooth cordless laser mouse which costs $49.99 and impresses with a glossy and compact design. It offers smooth cursor control on any surface because of the laser technology used. You won’t need to worry about cables because this mouse connects via Bluetooth and can be used at a range of up to 30 feet. This mouse also features a battery life indicator. You have the possibility to extend the battery life of the mouse by turning off the switch available on the exterior.
You should also consider the Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse 5000 that has also been proven to work pretty good with an iPad on which the mentioned app was installed. The price of this mouse is less than $30 while its compatibility with the iPad is ensured not only by the Cydia app mentioned but also by the lack of USB receivers necessary for its use. The design of this Microsoft mouse reveals a small accessory that’s only 3.5 inches long and curves up in order to be comfortable to hold in hand. What’s used to power this mouse is a pair of AAA batteries, so you can easily make sure that you never run out of power. It’s an inexpensive option, comfortable to use.
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