Alternatives to the Bluetooth mouse
A traditional alternative to the Bluetooth mouse is the wired mouse. This provides a reliable connection without the need to worry about battery life or connection issues. Wired mice are often less expensive and offer a fast response time, making them particularly attractive for gaming.
Another alternative is the wireless mouse, which is wireless similar to a Bluetooth mouse but uses a dedicated USB receiver unit. These mice are typically less susceptible to interference with other wireless devices and provide a stable connection.
The trackball mouse is a special type of mouse in which the user moves a spherical control instead of moving the entire mouse. These mice are ideal for users with limited space or those looking for alternative ergonomics.
Bluetooth mouse testing procedure
Bluetooth mouse testing evaluates various aspects, including connection reliability, battery life, ergonomics, response time and compatibility with various operating systems. The range of the Bluetooth connection and the number of programmable buttons are also often taken into account.
In practical tests, experts use the mice over a longer period of time to simulate a realistic user experience. Particular attention is paid to everyday handling, precision in cursor control and behavior in different applications.
Technical tests often include measuring actual battery life compared to manufacturer claims and checking signal strength and stability. In addition, it is checked how well the mouse copes with different surfaces.
Bluetooth mouse tests and reviews
Trade magazines such as “Computer Bild”, “PC Magazin” and “CHIP” regularly carry out tests on Bluetooth mice. These tests provide detailed evaluations and comparisons based on comprehensive testing criteria.
The trade magazines evaluate Bluetooth mice based on a combination of technical data, user experience and price-performance ratio. Customer reviews and long-term usage experiences are also included in the ratings.
Stiftung Warentest has tested various computer accessories in the past, but specific tests for Bluetooth mice are not always available. However, their general computer accessories guidelines may provide useful information.