Logitech MX900 with BT Powerbook. Speed problems? o_O?

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  1. impact_blue macrumors regular

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    I really wanted to get this mouse for my PB, but I've read that it totally sucks due to the speed problems and jumping. Has any else experienced this with their mac? And what other great BT mice are there that work well with a BT Powerbook? THANKS! ;)
     
  2. witness macrumors 6502

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    I have a Microsoft Bluetooth Intellimouse Explorer that works just fine with my PowerBook, the tilt wheel doesn't work, but it's not that useful anyway.
     
  3. weg macrumors 6502a

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    I have a MS Bluetooth Intellimouse Explorer (latest version), and the tilt wheel works fine with Mozilla (but not with the rest of OS X). The scroll wheel is a bit jumpy, though. Otherwise, a great mouse!
     
  4. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    It was a little slow ... until Tiger.

    Now it rocks.
     
  5. qzak macrumors 6502

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    The MX1000 is awesome. i have it, and yeah you have a reciever for it, but it's the best mouse i've ever used.
     
  6. aboutthat macrumors regular

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    I have an MX900 and for most things it's great, like just bumming around on the web, etc. I do notice that it can get a little jumpy when using it for gaming from time to time, but I have a corded mouse for those occasions. It's nice to have for portability's sake (yay no wires!) or controlling movies from my bed. I'll have to see if things have gotten better since Tiger though, I haven't tried anything that really requires good mousing (word?) since I upgraded-not at my PB now, can report back later. What are you using it for?

    PS: Having so many buttons is great! I've mapped them to Expose and Dashboard so I no longer have to use pesky keyboard shortcuts :D
     
  7. impact_blue thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm typically gonna use it just to do daily tasks on my PB ie: surfing the web & other random tasks. But being a graphic designer and using Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, ect... I'm thinkin the sluggish part is gonna get me, which is the reason why I'm hesitant to buy this mouse. I swear if the MX1000 was BT or if Logictech had Mac Drivers for the MX900 I wouldn't have this problem :p
     
  8. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    It should work nicely for those tasks.

    I seriously don't feel the lag since upgrading to Tiger. It was pretty bad in Panther, but they seem to have resolved that in the upgrade.

    Try this: Buy it and take it for a test drive. If you don't like it, just return it.
     

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