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Vio1
Jan 5, 2006, 09:22 PM
Hi, i purchased a 15" powerbook and want to get a mouse for it. Anything really good out there on the market? Id like it to be wireless, cool looking and useful.


Any mice i should stay away from?



EricNau
Jan 5, 2006, 09:32 PM
How 'bout an Apple BT mouse?

Vio1
Jan 5, 2006, 09:38 PM
im looking for a mouse with more then one button, so the bt mouse is not an option

iDM
Jan 5, 2006, 09:47 PM
It depends how you plan on using your Pb if it will see most of its time on a desk check out the MX1000 which is laser and has close to 10 programmable buttons(I have mine set to go forward and backward on web-pages, switch between applications, raise and lower music, scroll, etc.) otherwise if it will be portable check out the MX900 which is bluetooth so you can utilize that without the need for a base station which the MX1000 requires(its still wireless but it has a receiver that you can hide away from sight)

Edit: Sorry forgot to mention they are "Logitech" Here is the MX1000(That I have) http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/Logitech_MX1000_Laser_Cordless_Mouse/4505-3148_16-31095326.html

And the 900(Bluetooth no stand better for portable)
http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/Logitech_MX900_Bluetooth_Mouse/4505-3148_16-30590580.html

adk
Jan 5, 2006, 10:09 PM
If you can tolerate it, I find the Microsoft Intellimouse BT to be very well designed, especially for those with large hands.

Avoid MacMice's TheMouse BT, It tracks pretty badly.

thedude110
Jan 5, 2006, 10:12 PM
I use the Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse (I know, I know) with my 15 inch PB. 20 bucks and no complaints.

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/productdetails.aspx?pid=008

That link is long. The time it took me to find this freaking mouse on MS web page? Much longer.

Vio1
Jan 6, 2006, 07:53 AM
any good bluetooth enabled mice? I dont want anything sticking out of the usb ports.

robbieduncan
Jan 6, 2006, 08:31 AM
How about one of these (http://www.newtonperipherals.com/Mogo_Products.htm)? Bluetooth, two buttons and fits in/charges in a PC card slot when not in use. Very cool!

adk
Jan 6, 2006, 11:23 AM
How about one of these (http://www.newtonperipherals.com/Mogo_Products.htm)? Bluetooth, two buttons and fits in/charges in a PC card slot when not in use. Very cool!

That thing is a good idea, but highly impractical for daily long term use. It can't be comfortable.

As to the OP, I seriously do recommend the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorerer Bluetooth.

Vio1
Jan 6, 2006, 09:25 PM
That thing is a good idea, but highly impractical for daily long term use. It can't be comfortable.

As to the OP, I seriously do recommend the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorerer Bluetooth.


i cant find anywhere where it says its compatible with a mac... is it?

rwk001
Jan 6, 2006, 10:16 PM
I use the white, pro/business version of the gaming Razer mouse, and it's far more accurate and responsive than anything else I've tried. Personally, I prefer a single button mouse, but have found that I can't go back because every other mouse now feels sluggish. It's not bluetooth, but that's because it's designed for gaming and so it's always on without connection delay.

rockandrule
Jan 6, 2006, 11:29 PM
If you don't mind using up a USB port, Logitech V500 all the way. I've had one now for about 6 months and I love it. It is quite comfortable and the battery life is decent enough to bring it around with you for about 4 months without worries. Also, the USB connector slides inside of the mouse and then closes for travel. I personally recommend it over any other wireless if you are looking for something compact.

liquidh2o
Jan 8, 2006, 07:11 PM
logitech used to make the mx900 bluetooth mouse, and it's sweet. They were a bit on the expensive side, but came with a recharging station and mine still works like a champ.