Any way for this to work on Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by waloshin, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

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    Yeah it's called Magic Mouse.

    But to answer your question, I'm not too sure if you could connect Microsoft hardware to an Apple product. Maybe if it connects with Bluetooth.
     
  2. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The Microsoft Mouse is way better then the magic mouse.
     
  3. opinio macrumors 65816

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    Why? I am just interested.
     
  4. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Way better looking, better design, looks more solid, the Microsoft mouse can track on almost anything including a glass surface.
     
  5. Serban Suspended

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    i think you didnt try magic mouse...glass surface really? magic mouse can't?
     
  6. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Nope, but that's not unusual. Most optical mice can't track movement on plain glass, but a few can. I have a glass-top desk so I have to use mouse pads with my Magic Mice.
     
  7. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Just tried my magic mounse on glass. Seems to work. Maybe because the glass is not super clean?

    THe Mac can use any mouse that follows "standard" mouse protocol. So if will be able to track the mouse and respond to clicks but not whatever features it might have over that. Try it, quite a few things might work.

    BTW I like the Magic Trackpad much better. I have both. The pad does multi-finger gestures, the mouse can't do that
     
  8. Omnius macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't feel any more solid, looks like most of the ugly black mice out there and what glass surfaces do mice not work on? The last time I ever had a surface a mouse wouldn't work on was a generic looking mouse like that black one and it didn't track on a glossy white surface.
     
  9. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    You got me curious about that and I tried an experiment. My desktop is clean and the mouse would not track at all. I pressed my palm to the glass several times in an area about the size of my mousepad, leaving faint palmprints. The mouse can track on those palmprints as well as it does on a mousepad!

    I'm not going to give up my mousepad, but it was interesting to see how that worked.

    BTW I also tried putting my mousepad UNDER the clean glass (pic attached) and no go, it would not track the mousepad through the approx. 1/4" glass top.
     

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  10. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    so basically, you haven't even used one or seen it in person. maybe you should try the MS mouse first. I didn't like the magic mouse at all, but I've always been a Logitech fan.
     
  11. opinio macrumors 65816

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    As noted, it is rather obvious you ave not even used or touched a Magic Mouse. Sure the glass thing is important if you have a glass table that you use. The only thing I don't like about the Magic Mouse is its battery life and the fact that it is Bluetooth. But I have a mobee charger so it is all cool for me.
     

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