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  1. MO74

    MO74 New Member

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    I am not using my Google TV very much at all due to the stupid Logitech keyboard mouse pad. I hate it !!!! :mad:

    Is there a way to control the screen with a wireless mouse ? How would that work ?

    Thanks.
     
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    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    A wireless mouse will work (although it's not officially supported at this time). You plug the mouse into the USB port. I tried it and one thing that I noticed is there is no 'right click' function. Also I found that without a table (desk) to use my mouse with the mouse was not very practical to use. If your sitting in a chair it's kind of hard to use the mouse just resting it on your leg. Maybe some kind of flat surface like a tray would work from a chair. However you can't do typing functions with a mouse.
     
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    I have the Logitech Revue keyboar and I don't see a USB port on it. Do you mean the actual Logitech box ? If so then i would need a long wire ! i always thought wireless mouse meant literally, wireless.
     
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    Your being a little confusing. Your topic reads wireless mouse, which usually means the mouse is independent without wires and receives/transmits signals from a usb transmitter/dongle. So yes, you would plug the transmitter/receiver usb into the set top box, and the mouse would be wireless, with a range of roughly 15 ft depending on the manufacturer and technology. The transmitter/receiver is completely separate from the mouse.
     
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    If you use a wireless mouse, such as the Logitech MX, it will connect directly to the Revue without the need for a USB transmitter/receiver.
     
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    thanks so much for the replies - i really did not understand how wireless devices worked until i asked our tech guy at work yesterday. Now I get it and will definately try the Logitech MX. Thanks again.
     
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    Thats probably one of the more interesting albeit minor details that ive heard about this device. Im surprised they took the time to build in a receiver capable of accepting a wireless mouse sans the mouse receiver.
     
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    danger-rat Moderator Staff Member

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    Logitech have a series of what they call "Unifying" devices. The Revue is one of these devices, so it's capable of working with a whole host of other "Unifying" mice and keyboards - pretty cool feature!
     
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    I currently use the Logitech MX mouse, and it works fine for the most basic features that I currently use it for.

     
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    I bought the Logitech MX mouse today and will try it tomorrow.

    if I understand you correctly, the mouse will communicate directly withtthe Revue without the USB transmitter plugged into the Revue box ? will ANY Logitech wireless mouse do this same thing ? I only ask bc the MX cost me $59 and they had much cheaper Logitech wireless mice at Staples. Thanks for all the help.
     
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    sparkyscott21 Moderator Staff Member

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    Well good question.
    I have tried 3 different Logitech mice, and, the Logitech I had used that looked just like that one w/o the chrome small moldings around it,I can't remember the model, think it was a MX1100, but, it did plug it in the Revue when I used it though.. but that worked well also..
    I am NOT sure the third button on the thumb part by your left thumb was working exactly as advertised, but for my purposes, it was just fine..

    I had a regular MX mouse a while back it was fine...
     
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    Victory !!! This is awesome, I bought the Logitech M305 wirelss mouse at Target for $11 on sale and presto ! it works great !!! This is going to change the way I use google tv. I have my keyboard and my mouse on a nice comfy laptop padded desk and it is perfect for armchair internet suring. Now my husband can use it too, he hated the mousepad also. :)
     
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    sparkyscott21 Moderator Staff Member

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    Cool dogs!!
    I am so glad that all is well until the the new op comes out later this year!!
    Congrats!!
     
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    I use the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000 from Amazon, $13.95, and it works great. Being an Optical mouse, it works on any surface, ( bed, chair, leg, etc...)

     
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    I bought an M305 mouse based on this comment and it won't pair with my revue - says 'Unknown error occurred' during pairing. Did you plug a receiver into the usb port? or use the built-in unifying receiver? Was only $4.50 on e-bay, so not a big loss if I can't get it working, but was hopeful. Thanks.
     
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    It might be possible that you have a version of the mouse which isn't Unifying compatible. First double-check if the Unifying symbol is on the bottom of the mouse. Did you try adding it per this Logitech Knowledge Base Article: 19841
     
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    I found this information on the logitech support forum:

    Mice with M/N M-R0003 use receiver P/N 993-000135 (AMR) or P/N 993-000136 (EMEA - Europe) - This is non-Unifying


    M305's with M/N M-R0012 use receiver P/N 993-000439 OR P/N 993-000438, in order to determine which one please contact Logitech Customer Care at 1 646 454 3200

    Mine is a M-R0012, but does not have any symbol under the model number. I guess not all M305s are compatible - bummer. Not a big deal. Thanks for the help.
     
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    All I did was plug the receiver into the usb port on the revue, put batteries in the mouse and it worked immediatly, no onscreen message or anything, I just suddenly saw the cursor on my tv screen.
     
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    but the unifying receiver only works with other logitech unifying devices. no bluetooth, no other 2.4ghz devices.
     
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    Could someone post a list of these Unifying devices?

    Thanks!
     

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