best mouse to compliment mbp trackpad?

marble157

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Apr 21, 2010
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first time mac owner here, patiently waiting for my mbp to arrive :( just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a mouse that will compliment the mbp trackpad. i'll be using it for basic web browsing, photoshop/aperature, and strategy gaming. initially i thought about the magic mouse but i have all the gestures right in front of me with the trackpad so i dont know how much different it would really be. i guess i want something a little more traditional just in case i don't like the lack of tactile buttons for certain tasks. if that makes any sense. TIA

GBR
 

Kiddo86

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I own 4 different mouses and I find myself using my magic mouse the most. I believe its the only multitouch mouse that exists at this point. I don't recommend it for gaming though.
 

mingoglia

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I too recommend the magic mouse. I've had mine for a few months and it's the first and only mouse of Apples I like.... no, I love it.... particularly with the Bettertouch software which allows you to set up your own gestures.
 

calsci

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The magic mouse would be my choice. I love the thing and find myself swiping and pinching to zoom and scrolling on the school mice that are just crappy dells.
 

EVO9Nate

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IHMO you should get the Magic mouse... nothing else seems to even come close when paired to a MAC. However, I have found that having a mouse for my MACBOOK PRO is pretty much pointless in most cases because the track pad is so intuitive.

-Nate
 

squeakr

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Hands down the Magic Mouse. Compliments and extends the trackpad well. It can be set up to mirror the same functions (swipes and gestures) as the trackpad so the learning curve moving from one to the other is negligible.
 

TedJustAdmitit

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Feb 23, 2010
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Hands down the Magic Mouse. Compliments and extends the trackpad well. It can be set up to mirror the same functions (swipes and gestures) as the trackpad so the learning curve moving from one to the other is negligible.
So so true.
 

EVO9Nate

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I just bought a LogiTech wireless and have no issues with games, surfing or designing.

$19.99 Best Buy

I do use a magic mouse on my iMac though.
:apple:
LogTech does make some of the best gaming mice in the Industry. Although not as good as the Magic mouse for regular use...

I have a wireless LogiTech for playing BF2, an older FPS game. It migrated with me from my old Toshiba Laptop days.


-Nate
 

marble157

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Apr 21, 2010
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i've played with the magic mouse and really enjoyed using it, but i just get the feeling that for some situations i'm going to want some physical buttons to press. maybe i'm just over thinking things :confused:

GBR
 

EVO9Nate

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i've played with the magic mouse and really enjoyed using it, but i just get the feeling that for some situations i'm going to want some physical buttons to press. maybe i'm just over thinking things :confused:

GBR
How long have you had your MACBOOK PRO? After a few months I felt that having a mouse wasn't really necessary. This may end up being the case for you as well. Just remember that the track pad on the MAC is unrivaled when compared to any other Laptop...

-Nate
 

marble157

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How long have you had your MACBOOK PRO? After a few months I felt that having a mouse wasn't really necessary. This may end up being the case for you as well. Just remember that the track pad on the MAC is unrivaled when compared to any other Laptop...

-Nate
yea i don't have it yet, but when i do gaming and photoshop/aperature work i'm sure that i'm going to want one

GBR
 

EVO9Nate

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yea i don't have it yet, but when i do gaming and photoshop/aperature work i'm sure that i'm going to want one

GBR
For gaming you may want to buy a non-Apple mouse i.e. something from LogiTech...

But again IMHO, you really do not need a mouse with the MACBOOK PRO's for anything other than gaming...

I hope that this helps you out. Good luck and enjoy your new MACBOOK PRO...:apple:

Cheers,

-Nate
 

Kadman

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I have a Logitech V470 Bluetooth mouse and I'm pretty happy with it. I must admit that I haven't used a Magic Mouse, probably because every other Apple branded mouse has been pretty horrible.

For gaming I would stay away from ALL Bluetooth mice. There's a bit of lag that isn't usually detectable to most people in general use but can make gaming a horrible experience.
 

pyroza

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Logitech G5... I think the Magic Mouse is too flat and it seems like it would be very uncomfortable during long term usage.
 

mingoglia

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Dec 10, 2009
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Logitech G5... I think the Magic Mouse is too flat and it seems like it would be very uncomfortable during long term usage.
It has to be flat because the mouse gestures would be a pain if it was contoured to your hand. It's really a great device. Yeah it's different but you'll be amazed at how fast you get used to it and the wonderfully fluid scrolling when surfing makes you completely forget there was anything you didn't like about it.
 

johnnymg

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first time mac owner here, patiently waiting for my mbp to arrive :( just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a mouse that will compliment the mbp trackpad. i'll be using it for basic web browsing, photoshop/aperature, and strategy gaming. initially i thought about the magic mouse but i have all the gestures right in front of me with the trackpad so i dont know how much different it would really be. i guess i want something a little more traditional just in case i don't like the lack of tactile buttons for certain tasks. if that makes any sense. TIA

GBR
I don't know about "best" but the Apple Magic Mouse is awesome, IMO!
 
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