Any mice like the old beige Apple Mouse?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by martychang, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. martychang macrumors regular

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    The first computer I ever touched was in elementary school, an old beige Powermac G3(I think). It had the lovely mouse you see here: http://webinstituteforteachers.org/2000/curriculum/homeroommodules/compBasics/MacMouse.jpg

    It obviously used an old connector(most likely PS/2, but I didn't care to look in 1st grade), and doesn't have amenities of today like wheel/ball scrolling or optical/laser tracking, but I'd love to have something like this for when I get my Macbook.

    Is there anything more modern like this available from other companies? If I had to find and use one of these, could I get it to work in OS X with a PS/2 -> USB adapter or something? I think it's more elegant and ergonomic than the mighty mouse, and most mice available today for that matter(they all find a way to hurt my hand).
     
  2. bluefiberoptics macrumors regular

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    Why not get one of those Apple Pro mouse ones? they're shaped similar to the old one but clear so you can see the hardware.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    You should be able to get it working with an adapter from whatever connection it uses to USB if you can track one down.
     
  4. Miner Willy macrumors regular

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  5. jamesi macrumors 6502a

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    did the same thing, i work in a lab and i found that keyspan adapter lying around and "borrowed" it. ive been rocking the old apple design keyboard too
     
  6. theman macrumors 6502a

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    Try this?

    I think that guy might be just slightly insane. Maybe.
     
  7. faust macrumors regular

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    If you want a real ergonomic mouse, buy a Logitech mouse, they are so comfortable. I'd suggest a Razer DeathAdder too, I love mine. Now, I've heard bad things about the Mighty Mouse, and it seems silly to use such an old mouse on a modern computer, so why not go to an Electronics store and see which mice on display are most comfortable for you?
     
  8. StuPidQPid macrumors member

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    You're looking for the "ADB Apple Mouse II" - I googled it and found quite a few for sale on Ebay, Craigslist, etc. (BTW ADB is "Apple Desktop Bus").
    You could also try the MacAlly ADB mouse. I had one of those, and it's almost the same - if not a little better.
    You'll also need an ADB to USB converter - try the Griffin iMate

    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/imate/

    I liked those mice too, but they inevitably wore out after a few years use.
     

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