I got a shiny new magic mouse for my birthday only to discover that it doesn’t really work with my early 2009 Mac Pro. The symptoms are a stuttering mouse that occasionally drops its connection. Not good.
I opened up the case and poked around a bit and discovered that Apple buries the bluetooth antenna deep inside the aluminum case, with no attempt make it external. My grandfather, a former electrical engineer, was watching this operation exclaiming “they can’t be that stupid!”
Anyway, here’s the definitive thread on the matter. I’m just going to order and external bluetooth module and be done with whole deal. Needless to say, it’s quite annoying, especially on such a high end machine.
Update 06/06/2011: Turns out things haven’t been working out with my external Bluetooth adapter. You see, it depends on getting power from the USB, so each time I set my computer to sleep, it drops the connection to mouse. This means that each time I wake my computer from sleep, I need to turn the mouse off and back on again. So, now I’m going do a hardware fix instead, something I obviously should have done the first time. Sigh.