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What is G Mouse - not a problem; only curious


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#1 cafejose

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:46 PM

When turn on computer (laptop) and plug in the wireless mouse transceiver, and then turn on the wireless mouse, I wait a few seconds and then Windows 10 notifies me that G Mouse is ready.  

 

The mouse seems not really to be named or officially called "G Mouse".  This device was very low priced, made by Onn company.  If I look in File Explorer, there is nothing listed as G -anything.  No device shown as "G";  no storage shown as "G:".  If I look in computer's "Devices,..." and see what is shown for the pointing device and mouses, nothing special about any "G" is shown.  

 

There is no functionality problem.  The wireless mouse works well.  I am just curious what is exactly mean by "G Mouse".

(Actually, I have used this wireless mouse on both Windows 10 and Windows Vista laptop computers).



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:03 AM

Yeah seems to be some obscure cheap Chinese company, I cannot find much info in them and they seem to be in the neither realm of tech (not good quality but will do in a pinch)

But if it works then hey good on it :D


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:07 AM

You sure it's not something like "2.4 G Mouse" which is the frequency (2.4 Ghz) a lot of these wireless devices work at.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:09 AM

That is probably what its referring to.

I mean its a good assumption as everything about this mouse seems to be lost in the vast sea of the internet.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:06 AM

You sure it's not something like "2.4 G Mouse" which is the frequency (2.4 Ghz) a lot of these wireless devices work at.

 

That is probably what its referring to.

I mean its a good assumption as everything about this mouse seems to be lost in the vast sea of the internet.

No; probably not; the taskbar area of the Windows 10 computer merely shows the message "G' Mouse is Ready" when I plug-in the usb-tranceiver and turn on the mouse.

 

I don't want to create confusion here.  The mouse is for 2.4 GHz.  Other than that, the labeling on the bottom of the mouse says, "Onn Wireless Mouse", and stock number ONA17HO044.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:13 AM

I can only guess then that the description "G Mouse" is coded into the transceiver's firmware and it "self identifies" as that  :crazy:

 

Other than the big brands like Logitech, MS etc. I think most wireless mice are fairly generic, probably bundled with whatever transceiver the manufacturer could source cheapest.

 

BTW, what does it show as in this screen?

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:27 AM

I just now looked in those settings to compare.  Before plugging in the usb-tranceiver, nothing shown; only "now discoverable,..." and the name of the computer.  Upon plugging in the tranceiver and turning on the mouse, it soon showed, Mouse, Keyboard and Pen, and an icon of a mouse, and the label, "G Mouse".   So Windows has decided to call this device now active as "G Mouse", in the settings.  (This being seen on the Windows 10 laptop).


Edited by cafejose, 13 February 2018 - 12:27 AM.





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