Friday, 29 March 2013

Using a mouse on the Nexus 7.





This isn't going to be a big post or ground breaking, but I just wanted to talk and show you a cool little feature that I wasn't aware of until recently. Having written a review on the  IVSO Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for Nexus 7 last month. I found that for me the one problem I was left with to make it into an android laptop was the lack of a mouse. 



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Initially I bought the OTG USB cable to allow my Nexus 7 to use jota USB stick as extra memory and for file moving. Then one day whilst having my nexus in the dock  next to my PC I though what else can I plug in. Which led me to plug the mouse and to my astonishment it worked perfectly. Now having discovered this, then actually Googling it, I discovered I was nowhere near the first to find it out.    None the less  I found it useful to know. The mouse was the last piece to my puzzle. 

I made a short video just to show how useful this can be.




For anybody that is interested about getting one of these little gems I'll leave a link to it here.

Enjoy and please share.

8 comments:

  1. Does it need to be rooted to use with a mouse?

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  2. I discovered this after I dropped my Nexus and the touchscreen failed. It works pretty well with a Bluetooth keyboard also hooked up, especially connecting to a desktop machine via Splashtop to make it a dinky window on your deskop... the wheel works really well in stuff like the menu, too.

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    1. I have nexus 7 (2013) and bluetooth mouse worked great for about a week then is now getting stuck\slow to respond even with new batteries.. any thoughts?...btw.. blutooth keyboard works great with also!

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    2. This might be underestimating you, but have you restarted it lately?

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  3. I have also dropped my nexus and its touch screen is not responding. I have tried to work with mouse, using OTG cable. But my locked screen is not getting unlocked using mouse. So, I am stuck, without unlocking it, I can't do any thing.
    Can anybody help me in solving this problem

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    1. Hi
      Can you pull your notification bar down with the mouse? If you can go to settings then security and change it from lock screen to none

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  4. I cannot........
    I cannot see the cursor on screen.........

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