The Mouse outside the US

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    Here's my situation: My girlfriend just got an iBook (mainly because of the looks) and is looking for a mouse right now. I know only two mice that would match the iBook perfectly: "The Mouse" by Macmice and the Microsoft wireless "Ice" one. First question: are there any other mice I should consider?
    I personally wouldn't buy the Microsoft one because of the huge sender/receiver... and basically, wireless is not a must-have feature. And then M$ next to the glowing Apple... (I have a IntelliMouse Explorer myself, but I scraped the writing off :) )
    So, I love "The Mouse"... but I think it's too expensive here in Europe (about 60 USD to my doorstep, no local dealer sells it). Does anyone know how I could
    a) get it cheaper here in Germany or
    b) order it in the US and have it shipped overseas?
    I just don't know that many US online stores that would sell it, so I need your help! Macmice itself charges over 30$ for shipping to Germany, so that doesn't help me. The AppleStore doesn't have it.
    Please make suggestions :)
     
  2. VAG
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    VAG

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    My friend you can search on ebay for this and will cost you less than online stores from US.
    BTW while you lieve in Germany you should try http://www.jes-computer.de/
    For example here has a nice Intellimouse: http://www.jes-computer.de/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=136_19&products_id=8112

    I live in Greece and their service is fast and the items well packaged, I have bough an aluminum keyboard 3 months ago from there.

    I own a iBook and a PowerMac and I can say taht in both I don't use the Apple Pro optical mouse, but M$ Intellimouses, I wonder why Apple still don't release a mouse with 2nd button and a wheel......

    Anyway i hope you can find something :)
    Greetings

    VAG
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Regarding "The Mouse' don't get one they are horrible little things, not very well built (it feels as if it's gonna fall apart) and the tracking by the 'optical eye' is no way near as good as the Pro Mouse. :mad:

    I've had one sat here since November, what a waste of money :mad:
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I should've mentionend that I naturally did that :)
    On eBay.com is exactly 1 (one!) item, and the 60$ are actually from eBay Germany...
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    First time I hear that! Everyone was saying they were good... any other opinions?
     
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    Stolid

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    It's a really high price point; and its ball not optical; but straight up the best mice in the world are Karna mice.
    www.razerzone.com
    They're marketed for games and graphics people -- they're extremely high resolution; very smooth. I use any other mouse and the difference in quality of it (both in terms of fitting the hand and responsiveness) is immediate. You'll pay for it; but they've got their primary plant in Germany IIRC so you should be able to get it locally.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, but that's not exactly the looks I was looking for... I'm more searching pretty white stuff ;)
     
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    Diatribe

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    If you really want the Mouse from MacMice get it from here:

    http://www.cyberport.de

    They sell it for € 39,-
    I think it's one cheap looking thing and I'd take my mouse over it any time. I just got myself a logitech notebook mouse for the go until they support the mx900 for mac. But that's just me. As style is concerned I don't think you can get anything cooler than the Apple mouse, if you can live with one button. I know I can't.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the input. I've actually never seen that mouse "live" before. I always thought it was the Apple mouse plus 2nd button and scroll wheel. I guess it's not like that? More description would be appreciated :)
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.macally.com/spec/usb/input_device/icemouse.html

    All white, optical, scroll wheel, and macAlly is a well known company who has done good buisness for years (MacMice has had a very spotty record).

    Alternatively they offer a smaller version
    http://www.macally.com/spec/usb/input_device/icemousejr.html

    If your girlfriend has smaller hands, or if she is going to be travelling with the laptop alot this might be more convenient.

    Both are available at:
    http://www.cyberport.de

    iceMouse for EUR 39 (same as theMouse)
    iceMouseJr for EUR 38 (wow what a discount!)
     
  11. macrumors 65816

    Sedulous

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    What about the Apple wireless mouse?
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Though beautiful, I want more than one button if I buy an additional mouse. But that's me, my girlfriend couldn't care less for that... she cares about the fact that, with a bluetooth dongle, it would be at least twice the price of any mouse out there...
     

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