You've just bought a new Logitech wireless mouse, and you're ready to take the plunge. But before you do, there are a few things to keep in mind about these new types of mice. First, wireless means no more tangled cords — so if your desk is crowded or cluttered with wires like mine is, it's going to be a win right off the bat. Second, not only does it free up space on your desk, but it also means that there will be less wear-and-tear on your cord because you'll no longer have to drag it across the floor when you need to get up from your desk that morning (or any day).
In this guide, we will show you how to connect a Logitech wireless mouse to a computer. We'll talk about how it works, the benefits of using one, and what to look out for when choosing.
How Does A Wireless Mouse Work & How To Make It Work?
A wireless mouse has the same working mechanism as a regular mouse with wires. However, it doesn't connect via wires. Instead, it uses radio waves (RF) or infrared rays (IR) to send information between the computer and the mouse. The data transmission is done through a USB receiver which is plugged into your computer's USB port.
When you move your mouse, the tracking sensor detects the movement and sends a command to the USB receiver. The USB receiver receives this command, which is then translated into an input signal by the computer and used to input your mouse. An advantage of a wireless mouse is that it frees you from working with wires. It provides maximum freedom of movement within a radius of 10–15 m (30–50 ft) without losing connectivity or convenience due to wires.
Are All Wireless Mice The Same?
There is no single type of wireless mouse available in the market. Instead, many brands are manufacturing different types of mice with varying features and specifications, which would make it difficult for you to make your choice. For example, some wireless mice may have a feature that allows you to assign a specific key for your left hand; some even allow you to set the speed of their scroll wheel and button depressions.
What Are The Benefits Of Using A Wireless Mouse?
Using a wireless mouse has many benefits, some of which include...
No Wires: Many mice use wires for communication between the computer and the mouse, but with a wireless mouse, there are no wires. This means that you are free to move your mouse around wherever you like without worrying about tripping over any wires or damaging the cord. However, one small problem with using a wireless mouse in public places is that it doesn't have an on-off switch.
Many mice use wires for communication between the computer and the mouse, but with a wireless mouse, there are no wires. This means that you are free to move your mouse around wherever you like without worrying about tripping over any wires or damaging the cord. However, one small problem with using a wireless mouse in public places is that it doesn't have an on-off switch.
Convenience: When you work using a wireless mouse, there is no need to keep unplugging and re-plugging your wired mice every time you need to move away from your computer. Wireless mice also tend to be more convenient than wired ones because they don't come with cords that can get caught on your feet or under furniture while working at night.
Wireless mice are generally preferred for gaming because a wireless mouse will give you more control over your computer as there are no wires to get in the way.
You can also use a wireless mouse while traveling. Many people who have to travel long distances prefer to take a wireless mouse with them to work on their laptop in their car or even on the train without being tied down by a cord.
How to Connect a Logitech Wireless Mouse
The Logitech wireless mouse can be connected to a computer using a USB receiver. The receiver is plugged into the USB port on your computer. To connect it, you typically press the small button on the bottom of the mouse.
To start, plug your Logitech wireless mouse into its USB receiver and plug in the power cord to a powered-on computer. Once this has been done, press and releases the button located at the bottom of the mouse to turn it on for less than one second - this starts finding nearby Bluetooth devices with which you can pair with your computer. The LED light will then blink rapidly until the pairing process is complete. If not paired automatically, click Discover Wireless Mouse in System Preferences or go to Apple menu > System Preferences > Bluetooth > Set Up Bluetooth Device to pair the device.
After a few seconds, your computer will find the Wireless Mouse and ask you to confirm that it is the one you want to add. Click the "Pair" button when prompted. This will take you through the pairing process, where you have to type in a six-digit number that appears on your mouse into your computer. Your computer will then make sure it is authentic and pair up with your mouse. Once done, wait for a few seconds while the system sets up all necessary files and folders before being able to use your Logitech wireless mouse on Mac OS X 10.
The instructions are the same for installing Windows 10, but you'll open Settings instead of Apple Menu.