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Upgrade a Retro Corded Mouse with Wireless Bluetooth Connectivity

If there’s a beloved retro mouse gathering dust in your office closet for want of wireless connectivity, this detailed tutorial will guide you through upgrading the guts to turn your corded mouse into a Bluetooth model.

If you’re handy with a soldering iron and not afraid to hack apart the guts of a modern but inexpensive Bluetooth mouse, you should have no trouble digging right into this project. The end result is a modern mouse packed inside the casing of your old mouse–same old look and feel, brand new engine inside.

Hit up the link below to check out the full tutorial.

Retro Wireless Apple Mouse [via Lifehacker]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/10/12

Comments (3)

  1. r

    …or you could just get a new one

  2. Ushindi

    Trouble is, r, I can’t find an inexpensive Trackball wireless, so until they come down like about 50% I’m still stuck with my wired one.
    Yes, I’m unable to function correctly without a trackball. Life is hard.

  3. r

    I have a friggin’ drawer full of mice, keyboards too. I get them every time we order a new workstation.
    Unfortunately, no trackballs to send you Ushindi

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