Can I use my wireless mouse with the Apple keyboard with the numeric keypad?

When I purchased my Apple Mac I upgraded to a wireless keyboard and mouse.

I have subsequently invested in the Apple keyboard with the numeric keypad which is non-wireless.

Obviously I wish to avoid expense of having to purchase a new mouse if I don't need to and wish to understand whether my wireless mouse is compatible with the newly purchased keyboard.

Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

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5 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    The Apple Mighty mouse and wireless keyboard are separate and function individually. You can swap over your wireless keyboard to the cabled one without affecting the mouse.

  • Yes.

    The wireless mouse communicates over Bluetooth and the wired keyboard over USB, Macs can handle a mix of input devices without problem. (Heck, you can even use both keyboards at the same time... if you have enough hands the Mac will figure it out.)

  • Yes. The keyboard connects via USB cable. Your wireless mouse will still connect wirelessly via Bluetooth. Just plug the keyboard in and you are good to go.

  • Your wireless mouse works provided you have bluetooth on your Mac. It doesn't require any specific keyboard.

  • Your wireless keyboard and mouse, though made to work well together, are separate and you can use them both at once just fine. In fact, I think having no wire for the mouse would be helpful if you're using the wired keyboard--they won't get tangled (I use a wired Mighty Mouse and keyboard with numeric keypad and they occasionally get tangled).