Whats the best bluetooth mouse for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by glenm, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. glenm macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2006
    #1
    Im still waiting for my mac book to arrive and I was hoping that you guys could help me choose a reliable easy to use bluetooth mouse. I really appreciate the opinions and advice that you guys could share.
     
  2. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

    Unorthodox

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Location:
    Not at the beach...
    #2
    This one is really good. It's kinda small, but thats good if your tight on space in your laptop bag.
    But bad if you have big mitts.
     
  3. SCMaverick macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2006
    #3
    I bought the Logitech MX900 and use it with my Intel iMac. I did have to purchase SteerMouse to get it function the way it should. It's comes with a cradle and rechargeable batteries and I need to recharge them about every 2 days. I'm actually not sure if this is normal because I have the Apple Bluetooth keyboard and I've never had to change those batteries and I had the keyboard for about 3 months. Hope this helps.
     
  4. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2003
    Location:
    Bay Area
    #4
    thread revived...

    I'm looking for one too. My old MS bluetooth mouse is dying. It's actually been a pretty good product, but it's old now and acting up.

    It's always done one really annoying thing that I don't want the next one to do - it loses the connection after a few minutes of inactivity, I'm guessing to save battery life. But that also means that it wakes up the computer (if it's been put to sleep), and recently it's started waking the computer up over and over.

    So I want a BT mouse that never loses it's connection unless I sever the connection myself. Is the MS way the exception, or the rule?

    edit: after reading threads on this forum and reviews online, I think I'm between the RadTech BT600 and the Logitech v270. The RadTech looks great, but apparently has issues playing nice with 10.4.7. Will either or both of these lose its connection to the mac if left idle for a few minutes?
     
  5. dav macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    #5
    I previously had the BT500, but now I use the BT500+ and love it. Recharges via USB (handy).

    It loses connection after awhile I think, but it reconnects so fast I don't notice.
     
  6. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2003
    Location:
    Bay Area
    #6
    Thanks for the reply. I'm thinking the BT600 is the way to go. That recharge via usb is really cool, and I would like the 5 buttons. Seems like the 10.4.7 problem is not so bad after all (and actually, the same issue may be why my MS BT mouse is acting up).
     
  7. dialectician macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    #7
    I've had the Logitech v270 for about a week now, and so far I've found it very good. It's a simple mouse, nothing like the functionality of the MX700 or 900, but it's still better than the one-button wireless mouse that Apple offers. I wish the Mighty Mouse was available with bluetooth...
     
  8. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

    steamboat26

    Joined:
    May 25, 2006
    Location:
    Arlington VA
    #8
    I have the logitech V270 as well, it is a really nice mouse, but kinda small...
     
  9. 4God macrumors 68020

    4God

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2005
    Location:
    My Mac
    #9
    I like Apple's the best. IMHO it just matches better and works just fine as well.
     
  10. jaydub macrumors 6502a

    jaydub

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    #10
    I have a targus bluetooth mouse I really like. It's got a scroll button and right/left click. I liked that it felt big enough to be easily used, even though it is small enough to travel with.

    [​IMG]

    You can find them on ebay for about $50.
     
  11. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2003
    Location:
    Bay Area
    #11
    one button doesn't do it for me. Heck, if I could find a good BT mouse with more than 5 buttons I'd buy it!
     
  12. dialectician macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    #12
  13. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

    steamboat26

    Joined:
    May 25, 2006
    Location:
    Arlington VA
    #13
    Apple's mouse looks cooler, if only it had more than one button and a scroll wheel...
     
  14. dav macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    #14
    I LOVE the recharge via USB.
     
  15. gammamonk macrumors 6502a

    gammamonk

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2004
    Location:
    Madison, WI
    #15
    I have the MX900 (now discontinued I think). I love the insane button count, I have all of expose, dashboard, and close-window mapped to my mouse.

    But the connection is terrible with my Powerbook. If the mouse is more than maybe 2 feet from the laptop, it gets jumpy and unusable. Forget gaming.

    Sorry, that doesn't help much to recommend a mouse.
     
  16. wwooden macrumors 68000

    wwooden

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Location:
    Burlington, VT
    #16
    Wow, that mouse is great. I can't figure out how to buy it though. Is it not out yet?
     
  17. Jay42 macrumors 65816

    Jay42

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2005
    #17
    After much deliberation, I finally settled on one of these. (Logitech V270) It was one of the few that met all my criteria:

    Full size, but not huge
    Bluetooth
    Three-button with scroll wheel (didn't want 17 buttons)
    On/Off Switch
    Nicely styled to go with my PB

    This mouse is great for day to day tasks. And since it goes to sleep by itself, its still running on the packaged, cheap-o AA's after about 4 months. Oh, and $50 is pretty reasonable.
     
  18. Jay42 macrumors 65816

    Jay42

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2005
    #18

    Nah, that mouse has been out for quite some time, but I think the general consensus is that it looks good but works not-so-good. You can find it here, but don't say I didn't warn you.
     
  19. gallagb macrumors 6502

    gallagb

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    IN
  20. Bern macrumors 68000

    Bern

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2004
    Location:
    Australia
    #20
    If only the Mighty Mouse was BT. :eek: I've been waiting since the USB release.

    The Logitech V270 is pretty good and the batteries last for a very long time.
     
  21. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2004
    Location:
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    #21
    Why, oh why cannot this thing just go and die in a dark place?

    The mouse sucks, the company sucks, the guy who owns it is a sleazy douchebag.

    The company has gone kaput, now please, can that damned mouse disappear in the mists of history?
     

Share This Page