Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse & Keyboard Question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Krovem, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Krovem macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone,
    I was wondering should i get the Apple Wireless keyboard & mouse for my 13" Macbook unibody? I think mouse would help sometimes and i am not sure about keyboard... I mean it would be useful to sit back and relax...

    Let me know what you guys think.
    Thanks.

    Also post some thoughts about them. Oh and What case should i get for my Macbook?
     
  2. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    Definetly get the apple bt keyboard. As for the mouse if your going to be sitting at desks and have a place to put it its fantastic but if you want to use it on the coach, floor, bed, etc. I would get the microsoft blue track explorer i am going to pick one up soon for my laptop.
     
  3. Krovem thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i will probably at a desk. But sometimes just sit back and relax play with imovie etc..

    Lol i am still looking for a desk too something not too big and not too expensive. Oh and should i buy on eBay? opened box or store return or buy brand new? where is the cheapest place to buy?

    Thanks.
     
  4. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    I would buy off of ebay you could probably get the keyboard new or open box for $50 and a mm for $45. or if you want the explorer mouse i just bought the laptop version for $35 brand new and the destop ones are like $25.
     
  5. Krovem thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I probobly would go with apple. So its safe to buy open once?
     
  6. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    The keyboard is fine but under no circumstances should you pay money for that damn mouse. Apple doesnt have the slightest clue about making mice. Get a Logitech or Microsoft mouse.
     
  7. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    Definitely get the keyboard but only get the MM if you've used it before and like it.

    Also for movies and whatnot get the Apple IR Remote. Do the new MBs come with these. I got one with my iMac and I like using it for Front Row. :)
     
  8. Krovem thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i think i am getting mouse for sure and still thinking about keyboard
     
  9. Alias macrumors member

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    I am actually creating a setup for my macbook. I just bought the wireless keyboard and am loving it. I am looking to buy a mouse as well but I want a bluetooth one so I dont have anything else taking up USB slots.

    The blue track seemed interesting because I think eventually I will be using the mouse on my bed, however, from what I can tell it's not bluetooth.

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks!
     
  10. desiringGod macrumors regular

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    I have the Mighty Mouse and it is severely overpriced and is not that great.
     
  11. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    The Mighty Mouse works well for me but I understand why some people despise it. The BT KB is fine, but I'd rather have it be the traditional KB (with # pad) instead of the midget version.
     
  12. nilk macrumors 6502a

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    Try out the the bluetooth keyboard before you buy it. The layout is the same as the laptop which is nice (for consistency especially), but the keyswitches are significantly worse than the notebook keyboards and it just doesn't feel good to type on. You might not care about this, though, so that's why I suggest you try it out in the store first.

    I'm among the large group of people who think the Mighty Mouse is garbage. I have the wired one that came with my Mac Pro, and gave it a try for a while. It makes my hand hurt to use it. If you tend to rest your fingers on the mouse and use more than one mouse button, it will be useless to you because it will ignore your right-click if you have a finger resting on the left-click side. The "ball" is nice in theory, but is awkward to use. You're better off just getting a mouse with a normal track-wheel and holding down shift when you want to side-scroll.
     
  13. kitch95 macrumors regular

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    I would defiantly recommend the apple keyboard but I would not go for the mighty mouse fine for web browsing ect, but I consider the logitech mx revolution. I went from a mighty mouse the the mx revolution and can say that its a fantastic mouse far more comfortable than the mighty mouse. Hope this helps.
     
  14. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    Don't buy a Mighty Mouse. They're awful. The worst designed piece of Apple hardware I've ever come across.
     
  15. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    They aren't, the expose function of them is really useful for graphic design, they aren't meant for little kids playing world of warcraft. Saying that there is a much more comfortable Logitech mouse with programmable expose and spaces buttons now though.
     
  16. flanamac macrumors 6502

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    wireless? Perhaps not...

    I don't recommend wireless anything unless you have to.

    Wired systems are faster and on-time responsive. Wireless devices are slower and less responsive, even if it is just a tad.

    For a keyboard and mouse, nothing is more annoying than watching the bad Chinese movie delay (and you know what I mean when the kung-fu fighters are mouthing words and the english is behind their speech) on your mouse and keyboard.

    I have wireless at work and must use it. I find it rather annoying when you are trying to type 80 words a minute and find that the keyboard can only handle about 50.

    Mouses are the same. Just too jittery for my taste.

    Concerning the Apple wireless keyboard and mouse, I haven't tried them and they may work just right, but I would read the reviews on those items closely and ensure you can return them quick if they don't work as expected.

    I do have the new full thin keyboard at home and love it.
     
  17. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Expose isn't a function of the mouse. Any multi-button mouse attached to a Mac with some software can be configured to launch Expose.

    Mighty Mouse is absolutely without a shadow of a doubt the worst mouse I have ever used in my life. I've used mice that cost me less than £5 and they were better than this. The problem is that it doesn't have a physical button, so it relies on the same technology as a laptop's trackpad to guess where your fingers are.

    This means that if you want to right click you have to lift every other finger off the mouse. You also have to lift your fingers off the mouse ball too. It is a total pain and it is not very well thought out.

    The fact that it is one of the most expensive mice out there makes it even worse. How can anyone justify paying £49.99 for the wireless version when there are so many better options out there?

    I swear, if this was an idea cooked up by Logitech or Microsoft then it would have been killed off a long, long time ago. The only reason it is still in production today is because it is bundled with Apple's machines. If it didn't have the Apple logo I bet none of the people here who are singing its praises would even have tried it.
     
  18. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Its not even bundled with Apples machines anymore, which i guess is even worse :D But your right, there are mice for £5 which are better, although the Mighty Mouse isnt completely useless as some people seem to think. Infact i have one for £6 which i got from PC world, its wireless and is superb, people pay too much for mice.
     
  19. Krovem thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i really like the MS revolution mice, but price is about same on ebay 60 buks new. I am still thinking if i really need the wireless keyboard.
     
  20. Krovem thread starter macrumors 6502

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  21. striatedglutes macrumors 6502

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    What are you going to put on the bottom of the desk? Seems like a waste of space if you don't have a tower down there. I would have gotten something more open, and maybe not on wheels.

    Do they have a craigslist location by you? My ex-girlfriend got her desk (which I really liked) on there for free, and the one I'm using right now was $50.
     
  22. Krovem thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You talking about in the middle on bottom? idk anyone else have any desk suggestions?
     

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