Friday, April 17, 2009
Apple Bluetooth sucks!!
Look, I don't mind paying a premium for Apple stuff, but I fully expect the stuff to just WORK. I spend all day dealing with craptacular Windows machines at work and I don't feel like dealing with any computer drama when I get home. Now I went and bought (against my better judgement) a wireless Apple keyboard and Apple wireless Mighty Mouse for the Mac Mini in an effort to clean up the spaghettification of my couch. For three weeks, they worked great. Then I moved my wall mounted LCD screen. I always shutdown the Mac when I do a move of my equipment, and when I turned it back on, the mouse and keyboard were still working fine, for about 30 minutes. Then I got the dreaded Connection Lost. I figured the batteries died, but no, after a reboot of the Mac Mini I briefly regained bluetooth connectivity, looked at Keyboard and Mouse in System Preferences and they both had 5 bars of power. Apparently this is not unknown to the Apple community I saw 80 post on an Apple forum regarding this problem with zero solutions. It's a damn shame because I really love the Mighty Mouse, with all it's extra buttons it makes is a snap to navigate through all my windows using Spaces and Expose. And the keyboard was nice and small, not bloated with the superfluous number pad that I still have never used in my life. Oh well, I haven't given up hope yet, but I'm not going to lose sleep over it. My other mouse and keyboard work fine, I just get sick of being all tangled uo in the wires on my couch.