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Old Sep 27, 2004, 11:44 AM   #1
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BEST wireless KB/Mouse

What's the consensus on wireless mice and keyboards? I want a multi-button mouse, so Apple's offering is a no-go. I have this Sony Vaio with wireless and they are both SWEET. I need this for my AlBook. Thanks in advance.
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Old Sep 27, 2004, 12:40 PM   #2
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Personally, I think Apple makes some of the best keyboards on the market. As far as mice go, I personally love Microsoft's Intellimouse Explorers (especially the generation before the tilt-wheel was introduced.. which is the style still available for the Bluetooth model). Logitech also makes nice mice, but to me they aren't as comfortable
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Old Sep 27, 2004, 12:45 PM   #3
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get the apple Wireless Keyboard (I had it with my old PB, but now with my G5 I stopped using it and sold it)

DON'T get the MS BT mouse: It's SLOW!!! I did buy that one too and slod it allso and that because I didn't used it anymore since it's to slow for me... in Photoshop ther was no way of working precise with it...

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Old Sep 27, 2004, 12:56 PM   #4
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I have the Apple BT keyboard and the MX 900. I must say that I like both a lot, and the MX 900 will get so much more useful once USB Overdrive supports it.
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Old Sep 27, 2004, 12:58 PM   #5
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I love logitech. Check out some of these:
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/pr...rid=483,ad=hmf
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Old Sep 27, 2004, 01:03 PM   #6
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Yeah, some people seem to unhappy with the current line of apple keyboards, which are sometimes said to have a "mushy" feel, but I really like my apple wireless keyboard, and have been using it with my PB for about 9 months now.
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Old Sep 27, 2004, 01:06 PM   #7
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Logitech BT Duo. It's like the MX Duo, but w/ the MX900 BT mouse.
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Old Sep 27, 2004, 02:43 PM   #8
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Microsoft Optical Desktop. I have had this for almost two year now without one regret, and the new version seems to have only improved.
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Old Sep 27, 2004, 04:29 PM   #9
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I have an Apple BT keyboard and MX 1000. I still say Apple makes the best keyboards out there (course im a fan of simplicity ). Also I love this Logitech mouse I just wish the included Logitech software was a little more flexible so I could program different buttons to do different things in different programs like I could on my old Kensington mouse. If anyone knows how to do this let me know.
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Old Sep 27, 2004, 04:30 PM   #10
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Logitech MX1000. I picked one of these up a few days ago and absolutely love it! Combined with the Logitech Control Center, it's nice to be able to use all of the buttons AND have excellent mouse speed.
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Old Sep 27, 2004, 05:51 PM   #11
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how is the mx1000? any major improvement over the 700?
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Old Sep 27, 2004, 06:24 PM   #12
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how is the mx1000? any major improvement over the 700?
I never used a Logitech wireless mouse before this, so I'm not sure. It's a much better experience than the Microsoft wireless I'm using on another Mac though.
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Old Sep 28, 2004, 12:13 AM   #13
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as far as mx1000 vs mx700 i think some of the small differences are the cruise control buttons are a little different as well as the thumb buttons and it adds a tilt wheel much like microsofts. but the main difference is that it has a laser tracker rather than the old style optical mice. logitech claims it is 20x more sensitive to movement than their old mice which i believe this thing is amazingly responsive and quick. love it
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Old Sep 28, 2004, 05:19 AM   #14
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I'm waiting for The Mouse BT when it comes out in October. If I like it, I'll buy it. If not, I'll wait. BT mice seem so expensive.

But if I had to go for one today, I'd get the Logitech.
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Old Sep 28, 2004, 12:21 PM   #15
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I just got my Apple Wireless Keyboard and MX1000. Previously I was using the Logitech MX Duo, and must say I like this combination much better. The mouse a is a pretty big step up from MX700 in terms of battery life, weight, and overall functionality. You can read a review of it at Tom's Hardware if you haven't gotten a chance to do any research on it. The Apple keyboard is my first, and works great! The keys feel awesome, almost as good as those on the Powerbook. I must say I am a huge fan of this combo and would highly recommend it!
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Old Sep 28, 2004, 12:24 PM   #16
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Just been and bought an MX1000, I'll let you know how it goes a bit later on when I've had a chance to play with it
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Old Sep 28, 2004, 12:26 PM   #17
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I really like both my apple BT keyboard and my MS bluetooth mouse. I'd reccomend them both. Only thing I don't like is that sometimes the mouse loses the connection for like 2 seconds and then comes back... that's annoying, but it's rare and very brief.
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