Best mouse NOT from Apple but compatible?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by xfusejc, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. xfusejc macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2006
    I've bought a Wireless Keyboard already, and it's great, but my wired mouse has had some kinks for a bit now (namely with the scroll wheel, which doesn't scroll down every so often) so I was looking for another mouse that was compatible with a MAC.

    I'd prefer if it was wireless, but it's not a necessity.

    Any thoughts?
  2. nickel macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2006
    The Logitech MX Revolution is a very fun and surprisingly comfortable mouse to use and it has plenty of buttons to customize. Logitech make the software for it too so its compatible.
  3. giganten macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2006
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    I have an ancient Logitech MX 300, and it's great. :) It has 3 buttons (excluding the scroll-wheel click), so I use the tiny 3rd button for Exposé. That's all I really ask for.
  5. ToddW macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2004
    any mouse i've plugged into my macs have always worked. a lot of logitech mice are not supported for osx, but they always worked just fine.
  6. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    If it's USB, I can't think of a mouse that won't work with a Mac. Serial & PS2, well, yoyo. Customized functionality that requires a control panel of sorts, must obviously have a Mac version of the software as well, but the mouse itself will still function. Kensington, Logitech, and Microsoft all have mice & Keyboards that offer "full" Mac compatibility (in other words, controlling software is available)

    I don't use a mouse at the desktop machine, preferring trackballs. Currently very happy with the Kensington Orbit Optical.
  7. xfusejc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2006
    thanks for all the options =) I think in the end I'll just end up going with the official mouse though. I like the white.
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    I really like the MX Revolution like a couple of others in the thread. Best mouse I've ever used, not to mention the most fun.
  9. xfusejc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2006
  10. jng macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2007
    Do you have bluetooth?

    The best is to get a bluetooth mouse. I wanted the wireless bluetooth mouse but it's so expensive and I've heard some bad things about the mighty mouse. I also find that I generally prefer an actual scrollwheel to apple's mighty mouse. Maybe I'm just not accustomed to it. I only use the mighty mouse in my school's lab.

    I have the Logitech V270 wireless bluetooth mouse in silver that (nearly) matches my powerbook. It costs $35 at

    The best thing about it is that it's bluetooth. I hate protruding adapters. And this one comes with a nice case for when you're on the go. And because I'm a student, I bring my powerbook everywhere - home, school, work - and I generally bring the mouse too.

    And battery consumption seems fine. I bought it in the summer and I've only replaced the AAs twice so far I think.

  11. jng macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2007
  12. flyfish29 macrumors 68020


    Feb 4, 2003
    New HAMpshire
    I love the mx200 mouse from logitech...have one at hoem and one for use at school. I just got mine from circuit city for $9.99 after two easy rebates...the one at school I have used for 1.5 years and never changed the battery...and I use it a lot. It has a small receiver and multibutton mouse with a scroll wheel that moves up and down as well as side to side and is also a button when you push on it. smaller sized which I like. works same for L or R as well.
  13. AstrosFan macrumors 6502


    Jul 26, 2005
    I have a Logitech VX Revolution - not BT, but wireless.
    The nice thing is that the dongle fits inside the mouse for transport, so there's no extra equipment to carry other than the mouse.
    I got it for $35 after rebate from Amazon, so essentially the same price as the V270.

    If you search here at MR under "BT Mouse" or "Wireless mouse" you'll find numerous threads with similar questions/recommendations.

    Good luck!
  14. unmesshome macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2010

    Mine won't scroll up most the time. LOL
    I will look at some of the options listed here foor replacing mine.
  15. noelister macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2005
  16. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    Keep in mind that you just revived a nearly three year old thread so any advice is quite dated. The new Apple Magic Mouse has nothing to clog and has more features than any other mouse when combined with BetterTouchTool.
  17. grahamwright1 macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2008
    North of the Border
    Logitech MX Revolution is the best mouse I've used since the early days of GUI's and I strongly recommend it for comfort and customizability

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