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BT550 Mid-Size Bluetooth Wireless Mouse for Mac and PC

Product Review


Company: RadTech
Contact: 1 877-777-9088
Price: $ 54.95
Pros: 1200 dpi, smooth, laser tracking, charges via USB
Cons: none

Product Rating



by Gary Miller ,AAUG Member

The BT 550 Bluetooth Mouse by RadTech is a beauty, it’s black, and ergonomically shaped for your hand, comes with a USB cable to charge while you work (you can buy a USB to Bluetooth adapter if you don’t have Bluetooth capability on your computer directly from RadTech). It’s a 1200 dpi laser tracking, will work on any surface( I tried slippery, glass, and wood desk – worked great), even comes with rechargeable AAA NiMH batteries ( I had to go to their website to see how they were installed into the nicely shaped mouse…), 3 programmable buttons.

I downloaded and installed the configuration driver from their site, so I could assign the buttons to applications. The scroll wheel is also a meter to show power level of the rechargeable batteries. I liked leaving it plugged in to my USB on my iMac. I wanted to find a better quality mouse than the Apple Bluetooth mouse I’ve been using, and that has been replaced many times by Apple thru Applecare, but in the end, I’m tired of it not working…

The RadTech mouse is superior in feel, use, and sensitivity- in fact, I had to get used to it after using the Apple one, amazingly powerful. It has a 35 foot range too, nice. They’ve used a frequency hopping range so it doesn’t interfere with other devices too. The on off switch was a bonus, so I don’t have to take out the batteries or come home to a dead mouse.
It’s windows compatible too, separate driver on the site.

Very well designed, easy to use, and it charges itself! Get one!

BT550 Specs:

Radio Class: Bluetooth II
Frequency: 2.4 – 2.48 GHz
Profile: BlueTooth HID
Data Rate: > 700 Kbps
Tracking Method: Laser (Invisible)
Resolution: 1200 dpi
Power: 2-5VDC
2xAAA NiMH Cells included
Charging: Via USB Cable
Charge Rate: 500 mAh; 140 min
Dimensions: 106 x 57 x 35.5mm
Weight: 98g with Batteries

– Mac OS 10.3 or later
– PowerPC or Intel Processor
– 2MB free hard disk space


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