Alternative to Magic Mouse (Bluetooth)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by GustavoRamos, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. GustavoRamos macrumors newbie

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    Hi ladies :)

    I've got a 2012 13 inch MBP and now I want a good mouse to use with it. I've used the Magic Mouse on the store but it didn't feel all right. I personally wanted a mouse with real buttons and good tracking. I often see myself using the laptop on the bed or other uneven surfaces.

    Can you please suggest good alternatives to the magic mouse? Ah, and they should be bluetooth, I really didn't want to waste half of my ports (heh) with the wireless transceiver.

    Thanks!

    -GR
     
  2. wytwolf macrumors regular

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    I tried the magic mouse too and i like it for short periods of time, but extended use cause hand cramps. Also where it's touch sensitive right clicks would some times end up as 3 button clicks. I now have an orochi mouse and this seems to be much better. Like you I wanted a bluetooth mouse, another option is the bluetooth microsoft mouse (model # 5000 i believe) that seems to get good reviews.
     
  3. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    I am pretty sure that the magic mouse is constructed with cheap materials.
     
  4. GustavoRamos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What about those usb wireless mouses with teeny tiny transceivers? Someone told here wireless mouses works better than the bluetooth ones.

    I'd really like to have some programmable buttons (~2) on the mouse, and as I said, the transceiver should be small (i mean, really small :D)

    Can you suggest any ?

    Thanks lads =)
     
  5. wytwolf macrumors regular

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    I have the VX revolution (original as last version came with the usual nano receiver) and i found it pretty good. I just wanted something with bluetooth as the MBP only has 2 USB ports. The VX has been moved to the desktop.
     
  6. Drunken Master macrumors 65816

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    Just the sides with the faux-blasted aluminum.

    It's actually plastic with a paint job that looks like aluminum and starts to wear off with use. Hopefully they release a newer version that solves that (aesthetics) issue.
     
  7. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    The color comes off easily too.
     
  8. Drunken Master macrumors 65816

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    That's what I said.

    Did you watch Pootie Tang?
     
  9. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    Cool movie
     
  10. romills macrumors newbie

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    Magic Mouse/ Logitech User

    I was a long time windows user, and I ended up buying the magic mouse first, then thought I needed a real mouse with real buttons so I went with the logitech bluetooth mouse. (http://store.apple.com/us/product/H7914LL/A?fnode=56&fs=m.productKind=mouse)
    The logitech is a good mouse and matches what you are looking for, but to be honest, I rarely use it now, and have come around to liking the magic mouse when i must use a mouse (hint.. hold with finger tips, not with palm like you do most windows mice, if you try to use it like a normal mouse, your hand will cramp. The gestures support makes this mouse great)

    I only ever use either mouse on the desk, and then only when I am doing lots of click and dragging(photo editing, organizing files). Most work I find the trackpad more than adequate, and preferred (programming, web browsing). The Apple trackpad is light years ahead of the PC world (I still use a dell laptop for work, and it trackpad stinks, might as well not waste the space).

    Take some time to master the trackpad, I think you will find it the best general interface out there, especially in the environment you mentioned.
     

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