BT510: Bluetooth Mouse of the Gods

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Date: Thursday, May 5th, 2005, 09:02
Category: Peripheral

RadTech BT510 Bluetooth MouseI have been using the new RadTech BT510 Bluetooth mouse (US$59.95) for a few days now and totally dig it. It’s a little larger than the BT500 making it more suited for day-to-day use on the desktop, whereas the smaller BT500 is more suited for your gear bag. The BT510 has one of the most brilliant features one could think of in a wireless mouse – a removable USB cable that keeps you in action where your batteries get drained. Read More about an undocumented feature that you’ve got to know about this great BT mouse…


RadTech BT510 Bluetooth MouseI have been using the new RadTech BT510 Bluetooth mouse (US$59.95) for a few days now and totally dig it. It’s a little larger than the BT500 making it more suited for day-to-day use on the desktop, whereas the smaller BT500 is more suited for your gear bag. The BT510 has one of the most brilliant features one could think of in a wireless mouse – a removable USB cable that keeps you in action where your batteries get drained.
What’s even cooler is that the 510 actually delivers 40-50 mA at the battery contacts – enough to trickle charge NiMH’s. RadTech doesn’t advertise this fact as the current is purposely kept very low to avoid heating and swelling non-rechargeable batteries.
Word is that RadTech may may start including NiMH cells with the BT510′s and increasing the charge current slightly to really push the trickle charge feature. One semi-important consideration is that they’ll need to communicate to folks not to use the power cable if they have fresh non-rechargeable cells installed – this is a concern as so few people pay attention to instructions. RTFM people!
The bottom line is that if NiMH’s are installed in the BT510, the power cable will slowly charge the batteries. The perfect hidden feature in the perfect Bluetooth mouse.

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