Any mouse recommendations?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by galaksy, May 20, 2014.

  1. galaksy macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2014
    Any recommendations for mouse? Ones that doesn't hurt your wrists.
  2. Eva Thyssen macrumors newbie

    Eva Thyssen

    May 19, 2014
    Santiago, Chile.
    I have a nice Microsoft mouse. It was chewed by my adorable girl cat and it's still working great. Yep, Microsoft. They make nice hardware, don't they? ;)
    The only problem are the USB ports at the left side of the MacBook Pro. I'm right-handed...
    This is my very own MBP with my very own mouse.
    Although the mouse is compatible with OS X, the scroll wheel behaves quite weird. Up when you want down, down when you want up... but you get used to it.
  3. Micky Do macrumors 68000

    Micky Do

    Aug 31, 2012
    An island in the Andaman Sea.
    It comes down to personal preference.

    What works for some, may not work for others. What hurts one person's wrist, may not hurt others.

    I like Apple's Magic Mouse, but I don't like the hassle of batteries, so I don't have one. A decent sized, basic black wired $10.00 Logitech does it for me. Those cute looking little streamlined jobs don't.

    As to the left and right hand thing, I am also right handed. I tend to have books and such to my right, and am often writing or manipulating them. I generally find it more convenient to use the mouse with my left hand. It took a bit of getting used to at first, but now I am ambidextrous for using the mouse.

    The other option is to find a mouse with a cable that is long enough to go right around the laptop, thus making it convenient to use on the right.


    You can change that:

    System preferences > Hardware > Mouse > Scroll direction: natural (check or uncheck)
  4. Eva Thyssen macrumors newbie

    Eva Thyssen

    May 19, 2014
    Santiago, Chile.
    Thank you! ;)
  5. qtx43 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2007
    I like the logitech trackball when sitting on the couch. You can sit it on the right side of the track pad when you're not typing, or next to your leg.
  6. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    I find the Magic Mouse great and comfortable, but I guess the message is YMMV and best to try the fit and shape of a mouse for yourself, difficult for others to say what will be comfortable for you.
  7. Merode, May 21, 2014
    Last edited: May 21, 2014

    Merode macrumors 6502


    Nov 5, 2013
    Warszawa, Poland
  8. s2mikey macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Just a good old Logitech wireless, infrared mouse works great on my MacBook Pro. Priced right too. That's my recommendation.
  9. Giuly, May 21, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2014

    Giuly macrumors 68040


  10. arjo macrumors member


    Jul 17, 2011
    +1 for this. I've tried many, many pointing devices over the years (including a Waacom tablet) and the Performance MX is the best thing I've used to date. I own two of them; one for work and one for home.
  11. yegon macrumors 68020

    Oct 20, 2007
    Same here re: Performance MX. Fits in my hand well, just the right amount of buttons without overburdening it with functions, and tracks perfectly on a varnished wood desk without a mouse mat.

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