Best MagicMouse Alternative

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sevoneone, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. sevoneone macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking for a replacement for my MagicMouse. I've kind of had a love-hate relationship with both units I have had over the past 4 years. I love the features and gestures and the fact that it is Bluetooth. I hate that the slightest tap or knock causes it to loose connection and that the tracking and clicks don't seem as responsive as other mice. For example, I have a cheap logitech M310 wireless plugged in right now and the difference in tracking and click responsiveness is very noticeable.

    What are the favorite alternatives out there for the Magic Mouse? I'd prefer bluetooth and I am left handed, which I know cuts out a large portion of the field. Is the new rechargeable version of the Magic Mouse any better than the old ones?
     
  2. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    Magic Mouse 2. The original Magic Mouse always had spotty bluetooth connection to my Mac Pro but the new model has solved all those problems and is more accurate and responsive than the original ever was.
     
  3. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    I'll second the MM2 recommendation. My problem with the older version was the batteries losing connection. Fixed with the paper shim trick. New mouse has great battery life and no observed issues. Getting over a month of use between charges and I don't have BT 4 on my old MBP.
     
  4. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    I'm left handed, as well. I love the MM2... and, frankly I loved the original MM, but it kept dropping the BT connection... would have to reboot my Mac to get it to connect again. Have not had the BT dropout at all with the MM2. Could be a coincidence... but it "just works".
     
  5. GammaPrime macrumors newbie

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    I use a Belkin Lounge mouse (F5L031qqWHT), it's bluetooth and runs on a couple of AA batteries.

    No problems with regards to dropping connections and works seamlessly on both Mac and Windows (bootcamp). It appears to be well constructed, looks good (if this bothers you), I find it comfortable to work with an is/was available for £20ish.

    I've not owned but have played with both Mac magic mice 1 and 2, I guess you get used to what you know - I'm happy with the Belkin mouse and feel no urge to switch to the apple MM.
     
  6. pcgeek12345 macrumors regular

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  7. Deane2000 macrumors member

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    I have one by a company called rock soul and the model is even called magic mouse. It's two button with a scroll wheel but the aesthetic is the same acred white form as the apple original.
     
  8. garysauctions macrumors member

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    I hated the Magic Mouse because of the BT issues.

    Went with a wire mouse while waiting for my Track Pad to be delivered.

    Now I don't use a mouse at all.
     
  9. flawless11 macrumors newbie

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    To the ones enjoying small mice, I would recommend the Logitech T630: bluetooth, similar gestures to the MM, very precise, usb charger, and you can pair it with two different devices.
     

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