best Bluetooth mouse for MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by btownguy, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. btownguy macrumors 6502

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    So I went out and bought the wireless Mighty Mouse. My first impressions are not good. Although I like the functionality, it just doesn't feel right - it feels a little flimsy and I can't get used to the scroll wheel. To top it all off, mine has a defect (it won't scroll left....only up/down/right). So I'm going to take it back to the Apple Store tomorrow. I think I'll end up getting something different, but I would like to keep with a Bluetooth one so I don't have to plug anything into my computer. Recommendations?
     
  2. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    The new Logitech M555b seems quite nice. I generally like Microsoft's travel mice however. The laser feels more accurate. However since you are not complaining about the Mighty Mouse's tracking I don't think you will notice the difference.
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Mighty Mouse has laser tracking.

    To OP: I think you have to enable left/right scrolling in System Preferences. Set the Scrolling to 360 degrees. Give it some time, I never get used to any mice without using it for a few days, Logitech, Microsoft included. I think you have 7 days (or maybe 14) for a return, so break it in before you decide.
     
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    I would stick with Logitech or Microsoft mice. Unfortunately most bluetooth mice are small compared to corded mice so it would be best to check them out at a store if you have big hands.

    Office depot caries a lot of wireless mouse and keyboard combos and some are likely bluetooth though they are starting to get rare. Probably because MS and Logitech charged outrageous amounts for them.
     
  5. btownguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I had those settings set correctly. It would scroll right, it just wouldn't scroll back left no matter what I did. I wish I could find an exact bluetooth copy of my Logitech G5 gaming mouse. Definitely taking it back. Maybe I'll find something.
     
  6. btownguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm thinking it would be sacrilege to use a Microsoft mouse with a MacBook Pro. No?
     
  7. navjot macrumors newbie

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    I have the logitech v470 in white to use with my MBP 15. It is great for basic use like word, internet etc. (I wouldn't use it for gaming).
    Plus it is easy to turn on and off to conserve battery. I have been using mine for about 20-25 hours/week for 3 months and the battery is still well over half.
     
  8. btownguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does it come in any colors? Are there any other buttons besides the two on top and the scroll wheel? Is there a thumb button? I can't see one in any of the pictures I'm looking at.
     
  9. navjot macrumors newbie

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    Hi, it does come in other colours but no sure which ones. Red and blue I think. The scroll wheel clicks towards the left and right. There are no side buttons. There is Mac software included which you can use to assign the buttons:
    left button
    right button
    wheel down
    wheel tilt left
    wheel tilt right
    wheel scroll
     
  10. btownguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I took the Mighty Mouse back out of the box and decided to give it another shot before I take it back in to the Apple Store tomorrow. I have to say that it's starting to grow on me. Although the initial defect remains, I'm thinking I'll like it much better with that fixed. I wish the "squeeze" buttons were a little more sensitive and the mouse had a "back" button, but overall, I may can make this work.
     
  11. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    The MM is a nice mouse once you get used to it. Works really well on OS X and Windows. I like the smooth tracking it has.
     
  12. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    Not all laser tracking are made equal. I might be more picky than most however. I find the best portable is an older Microsoft Laser 6000. I've used all the logitech portable ones and the Mighty Mouse and they all lack the feel of a larger mouse like the MX Revolution in terms of tracking.
     
  13. illibball087 macrumors regular

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    i just ordered the new razer orochi mouse which i think will be awesome
     
  14. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    The MX Revolution is available in Bluetooth as a part of a mouse/keyboard boxed set.

    I'd like to see how this new BT Razer performs. If it truly is what it claims to be - a BT mouse capable of gaming - I'll replace my VX Revolution/Nano receiver combo in an instant.
     
  15. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Razer Mamba for my MP and it's the best mouse I've ever used, the Orochi is basically a smaller Bluetooth laptop version and I'll be picking one up to go with my uMBP in a couple days!
     
  16. Kev3000 macrumors newbie

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    agreed... this a great mouse for basic use and portability..
     
  17. highertechnology macrumors 6502

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    Yup sorry, love mine too.
     
  18. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    I've been using the Targus AMB08US Bluetooth Laser Mouse for Mac since May when the scroll ball on my Mighty stopped working---check lots of forums and reviews and you'll see this is a common problem. Shame since I actually did like the MM.

    The Targus is nice--white and gray colors and style fit in with Apple styling (if that's important to you). It has 2 thumb buttons that can be customized--I use one for the "squeeze" functionality of the MM and the other as a Back button. One thing that people either love or hate it that instead of a scroll wheel or ball, it has an optical sensor for scrolling. Takes a little getting used to but I like it--was actually deciding factor for me since it's not a moving part like a typical scroll wheel/ball and thus can't breakdown in the same manner.

    I got mine from Amazon---currently they run just under $50.
     
  19. illibball087 macrumors regular

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    *update*
    i have recently received my razer orochi mouse and am severely disappointed.
    it wont sync with my umbp and it feels awkward with very sharp edges. bad quality imo
     
  20. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Logitech Nano VX is my favorite laptop-sized mouse. It's not bluetooth, but does use one of the Logitech micro-receivers, so it can remain plugged in to the laptop without getting in the way (though it does use up a port).
     
  21. illibball087 macrumors regular

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    forget the vx nano get the new logitech anywhere mouse it has the new darkfield technology that allows you to use the mouse on glass
     
  22. rhythmac macrumors 6502

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    +1 ...see my sig!
     

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