2017 Macbook Pro - Wireless Mouse Options

aspalmat

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Need a little help with wireless mouse options for a 13", 2017 MacBook Pro. I assume that Bluetooth wireless is my only option, is that correct?

The laptop is my daughters, and she would like a Logitech 325c, with a "cool" pattern, but this mouse, and most wireless mice use a USB transmitter, that does not work on the new MacBook Pro's.

Is bluetooth the only option? This limits the options by a large amount.

Thanks.
 

IllIllIll

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You can use USB RF wireless mice if you're willing to plug a dongle into the laptop.
 

kokhoong0624

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Need a little help with wireless mouse options for a 13", 2017 MacBook Pro. I assume that Bluetooth wireless is my only option, is that correct?

The laptop is my daughters, and she would like a Logitech 325c, with a "cool" pattern, but this mouse, and most wireless mice use a USB transmitter, that does not work on the new MacBook Pro's.

Is bluetooth the only option? This limits the options by a large amount.

Thanks.
Get Logitech MX anywhere 2 :) It pairs with bluetooth and it's probably the best mouse I ever used. However, keep in mind that 2.4GHZ wifi in windows bootcamp will interfere with the bluetooth connectivity.
 

MrGuder

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I don't understand why Logitech hasn't come out with a USB-C unifier receiver. I have always found Bluetooth wireless mouses to be touch and go, sometimes they connect perfectly other times they drop and lose mouse functions maybe 4.0 Bluetooth is better?

When I had the 2016 MBP I used an Aukey USB adapter to USB-C and plugged the unifying receiver into the Aukey and my Logitech M705 worked perfectly every time never dropped signal.
 

mrochester

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Bluetooth on my 2017 MacBook Pro in Windows is very flaky. I have a Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse that worked perfectly in Windows 10 on my 2014 MBP but constantly disconnects on my 2017 MBP in Windows 10.

I don't know whether it's an Apple problem, Microsoft problem or Logitech problem, so I don't know who to contact for a fix.
 

MrGuder

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djdownhill

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No offense but that is a very old style mouse released in 2012. I can't live without the side buttons on my Logitech for forward and backwards when toggling webpages.
did you try this?

I had to in my case unpair it from my Mac side first, pair it in Windows, then repair in Sierra and no problems so far?
 

MrGuder

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did you try this?

I had to in my case unpair it from my Mac side first, pair it in Windows, then repair in Sierra and no problems so far?
No I think your missing my point. I would never buy it because that mouse lacks key features. However if your happy that's all that matters.
 

SB-MBP

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The better mice all use direct Bluetooth connections anyway, without that annoying port blocker piece that often gets lost. Take your pick, macOS works seamlessly with them all!
 

FineFuturity

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This is the one I use: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q7V0W4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's about the size of a normal mouse, is affordable, and -- while I don't use them -- has the side buttons you need, and doesn't require a dongle. The only thing that bothers me about it is that it will disconnect after a set period of time, and you have to click to get it reconnected. I'm sure there's a setting somewhere to fix this, but I've been to lazy to look. Heh.
 

alicatt

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Get Logitech MX anywhere 2 :) It pairs with bluetooth and it's probably the best mouse I ever used. However, keep in mind that 2.4GHZ wifi in windows bootcamp will interfere with the bluetooth connectivity.
I have made myself crazy trying to find a mouse for my MacBook Pro 13" 2017 that I can program for a middle wheel button double click. Only must-have. Any recommendations would be so appreciated. as I've currently got 4 Logitech mice and none of them work for more than 6:45 minute and rarely even in secession.

Help!!!
 

jgelin

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I have made myself crazy trying to find a mouse for my MacBook Pro 13" 2017 that I can program for a middle wheel button double click. Only must-have. Any recommendations would be so appreciated. as I've currently got 4 Logitech mice and none of them work for more than 6:45 minute and rarely even in secession.

Help!!!
I wonder if you could configure it with BetterTocuchTool to perform a specific action to the middle wheel? It is how I have customized my MagicMouse into a crazy functional device. I think there are settings for regular mice in the program as well.
 

lambertjohn

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You can use USB RF wireless mice if you're willing to plug a dongle into the laptop.
Forget that. Why would you want to use up one of your valuable and scarce ports for a mouse?? Get a bluetooth mouse. Any will work with the MBP. We use a JETech bluetooth mouse on my wife's 2016 MBP. $12 at Amazon. Works great!! And it's less filling!!
 

lushnlife

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Aug 6, 2018
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Bluetooth on my 2017 MacBook Pro in Windows is very flaky. I have a Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse that worked perfectly in Windows 10 on my 2014 MBP but constantly disconnects on my 2017 MBP in Windows 10.

I don't know whether it's an Apple problem, Microsoft problem or Logitech problem, so I don't know who to contact for a fix.
I think it is apple, I have a 2017 Mac Book Pro and when I plug in my usb to USB C adaptor I lose my Wifi,
 

roland.g

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I have the older Surface Edition version with the touch scroll which the new does much better. Comes in 4 colors. While it is a MicroSoft product, the snaps flat for transport and to turn off is the most ingenious mouse design I have ever seen or used and it is quite comfortable. I have average to larger hands and fine it comfortable and my wife uses one as well and she has average female hands.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072FG8LBV/ref=twister_B071L123Z6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1