BEAUTIFul Microsoft mouse... definetly outshines apple's offering.


Veldek

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I read a review of a buyer who said that after only weeks of using the mouse almost broke into pieces. Looks good, but seems to be very fragile.
 

RationalDreamer

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OMG... i take this post back. Just took a look at apple's site and saw the Kensington StudioMouse it's gorgeous, has 2 buttons.... and it's wireless. I can finally get rid of my one-button mouse.

Good looking on the fragility of the stark mouse.
 

thequicksilver

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It looks nice, but it's not nice to use. The entire left and right sides of the mouse act as the buttons, meaning if you're heavy handed <points at self> you're knocking the buttons all the time.

I'll stick to my Logitech Mouseman Traveller thanks.
 

JDar

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iGAV said:
Wacom... any mouse pales in comparison. ;)
Wacom--I don't think I've ever seen a darker mouse:) and I agree it works very well. Their pen is a thoughtfully functional tool as well, and all seem indestructible.
 

jsw

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The Wacom is nice, but I find myself using the Kensington wireless. Much nicer. Actually, after some mad coding, I'm on the trackball again... need to give my wrist a rest.

Edit: I think we can all agree that jokes about the above final comment are obvious and need not be expressed.
 

jsw

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iGAV said:
it's true though... mouses are so passe. :p
Thank God you must've been talking about using the pen with the tablet. ;) Now I can say it: the Wacom mice suck. The pens are great! The tablets are sublime! But the mice suck. :)
 

iGav

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jsw said:
Thank God you must've been talking about using the pen with the tablet. ;) Now I can say it: the Wacom mice suck. The pens are great! The tablets are sublime! But the mice suck. :)

heheh of course I mean the pen, when one says Wacom one means pen, not mouse. :)
 

scem0

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I love how this mouse looks too. Almost got one a couple weeks ago. Microsoft has some nice looking mice and keyboards.

*snif snif* Do I smell an Apple mouse ripoff?
and


They don't looks similar at all....

scem0
 

Daveway

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The topic of this mouse has come up before. I have this mouse and use it often on my PC but I still really like the Apple mouse. Just a note: the mouse does feel cheaply built and is too easily clicked.
 

Lord Blackadder

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A three button/scroll wheel mouse can never have the clean lines that Apple's mouse has. Unfortunately, I need the extra buttons, so I love my Logitech. Meh, I say, it isn't bad looking but I'm not excited.
 

Maxx Power

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thequicksilver said:
It looks nice, but it's not nice to use. The entire left and right sides of the mouse act as the buttons, meaning if you're heavy handed <points at self> you're knocking the buttons all the time.

I'll stick to my Logitech Mouseman Traveller thanks.
Hey!! Me Too!! I love this mouse, best and will always be the only mouse I'll use.
 

Mr. Anderson

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iGAV said:
heheh of course I mean the pen, when one says Wacom one means pen, not mouse. :)
But what size tablet do you have and what version. I had a 12x12 Intuos a while back and loved it. I've been thinking of getting another one, probably the 6x8, Intuos 3, but wireless mice have some appeal.....

D
 

wdlove

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My choice would be the blue. If I were going to go non-Apple Mouse would prefer a Kensington wireless trackball. It would be a learning curve either way.
 

OutThere

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jsw said:
The Wacom is nice, but I find myself using the Kensington wireless. Much nicer. Actually, after some mad coding, I'm on the trackball again... need to give my wrist a rest.

Edit: I think we can all agree that jokes about the above final comment are obvious and need not be expressed.
Hey a fellow trackball-er. I much prefer the lack of strain on the wrist, and the precision that I can use the trackball with to any mouse. While each pointing device has its benefits, I very much enjoy using my Kensington Orbit Optical trackball (2 buttons) :)
 

iGav

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Mr. Anderson said:
But what size tablet do you have and what version. I had a 12x12 Intuos a while back and loved it. I've been thinking of getting another one, probably the 6x8, Intuos 3, but wireless mice have some appeal.....

D
I've got the Intuos 3 A4... with the funky buttons that you program and you can use your fingers on the tablet as well. :)

I can't understand anyone wanting a mouse when a Wacom spanks it... :)
 

PlaceofDis

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i want the Logitech MX1000 to go BT and then i will consider it, the 1000 is awesome from everything i have seen, but with a powerbook i would want it to be BT for sure, although i have to try and replace the hard drive in the 'book now....hmmmmmm yeah BT is still better
 

scem0

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