Best mouse to use with a notebook?

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  1. Scorch07 macrumors 6502

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    What's your favorite mouse to use? I've been trying to decide on getting a new mouse since I got my MBP, as the only extra mouse I have to use with it right now is a 4 or so year old $10 walmart edition compaq mouse. It works alright but meh...

    Anyway, I've kind of had my eye on the Logitech VX Revolution Nano, but I guess I don't like the fact that it still has to use a USB port. In that sense I guess I would like something bluetooth but the only bluetooth option listed on Logitech's sight looks pretty ugly to me. My Criteria: I want something fairly small and portable, with good (maybe rechargeable?) battery life, and wireless support (preferably bluetooth).

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. jTreu macrumors 6502

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    i love my bt might mouse, i get really good battery life, and no stupid dongle, but its kind of a love it or hate it mouse for most so try it out first.
     
  3. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    another vote for wireless mighty mouse. it works great except that over time you do need to clean the scrolling ball as it gets stuck if clogged.
     
  4. mbp-wayne macrumors newbie

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    Apple mighty mouse

    I have tried the VX (before the nano version), but as you point out, it takes up one of the USB ports. The newer nano does not have the same design and is not as comfortable to use. I ended up with the Apple mighty mouse (have both a bluetooth and a wired one). It is the best bluetooth mouse I have found (the microsoft presenter mouse is also bluetooth, but the scroll wheel is junk and it is too small). The Logitech bluetooth and a Kensington blue tooth mice were both functional, but neither felt right.

    All in all, I am satisfied with the Apple mighty mouse (just remember, it is not a gaming mouse). If you are into games, then I would get one of the Razer mice - they are all wired (they have a OSX mouse now).

    Wayne
     
  5. Scorch07 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh I know the scroll ball cleaning drill like the back of my hand from my iMac mouse. ;)

    I guess I kind of wanted to look at some options other than the BTMM, but if I get enough recommendations for it, I may consider it. I'm not even sure why I wanted to look at other options, but something just makes me want to.
     
  6. Scorch07 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I thought the VX looked a little better too, but it was $10 more and I figure the nano would be more portable.
     
  7. aiterum macrumors 6502

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    Apple makes terrible input devices. Say what you will about everything about them, but every single apple mouse/keyboard that I've used that wasn't part of the actual product (eg: laptops etc) is absolutely terrible from apple.
     
  8. Scorch07 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I semi agree on mice but I absolutely love their keyboards!
     
  9. JWest macrumors 6502

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    I'd go with the VX nano, it seems pretty nice to me (though I've never actually tried one out).
     
  10. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

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    My favorite Bluetooth notebook mouse is the Logitech V470. I use a Mighty Mouse though since I had a BestBuy gift card and BestBuy doesn't sell the V470.
     
  11. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    I have the BT Mighty mouse also and i'm not really impressed with it. It works great and does what it's suppose to but i've had better.

    I use the Logitech v320 and it works much better. I'm still in search of a better mouse. So i can't offer much help there other than commenting on those which i have used.

    Place me in the, "Still in search of" club.
     
  12. lauriechelt macrumors member

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    Another vote for the bluetooth mighty mouse...it looks amazing and battery life's great. I've been using it non stop since christmas and battery levels still at 100%. Bit worried about all the stories of the scroll ball clogging up but so far very happy...it seems well worth the money
     
  13. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    Another vote? Nobody here is suggesting it, its trash. I would recommend picking up a Logitech MX1000 BLUETOOTH version (they're harder to find, so make sure its the bluetooth one). Awesome mouse.
     
  14. lauriechelt macrumors member

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    Are you sure Taylorwilsdon?

    "Another vote for wireless mighty mouse."

    "I love my bt might mouse"
     
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    VX Nano is my favorite. The USB receiver is a little nub that you can just leave in at all times.
     
  16. Scorch07 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I liked the size of it, but considering I only have two USB ports at my disposal...
     
  17. Maccleduff macrumors regular

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    Just use a USB hub, for the situations when youre gonna use a external mouse, its proly a good idea for more usb ports anyway.
     
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    Totally agreed! I love my mighty mouse and have absolutely no problems thus far. :D
     
  20. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    if you look around, you can find a vx for much cheaper than a mighty mouse. my vx only cost $27, and i love that it's so programmable. i've got individual functions for exposé (windows and desktop), spaces, dashboard, skip next track in itunes, close window, page forward and page backward. all that with left and right clicks and the free-wheel scrolling. i tried a wireless mighty mouse last year but couldn't stand it, and i can't ever see myself going back.
     
  21. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Razer now has a bluetooth mouse. Not many buttons (just 3 I think) but supposedly pretty precise for a bluetooth mouse (hey, I'd trust razer over anyone else!).

    I had a vx revolution for a while and really liked it. Went back to my (wired) MX518, but if I had to use a cordless, I'd go with the vx (so hard to find any others that have enough buttons).
     
  22. InSaNeCyAnUr macrumors member

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    I made my girlfriend buy a Pro Click Mobile (from Razer) for her MB, because I bought my gaming mouse from them and they offer excellent products. I have a Deathadder for my PC and a Pro Click 1.6 for my iMac. They all work perfectly.

    Here's the link to the mobile : http://www.razerzone.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=75

    It's bluetooth and the batteries last pretty long. Maybe you'll thing it's a bit expensive, but it's really worth it. If you have any problem with your mouse, they offer one of the best support I've ever seen. They'll replace it before you even know it.

    I might sound like if Razer are perfect...well....they are:D
     
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  24. tanjacob macrumors member

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    Using the VX (not Nano). Comfortable but the touted free-scroll function fails after a few months. Nano is too small for people with big hands. Razer mice are good for gaming. MS has pretty good mice but they seem to fail quite fast.
     
  25. Scorch07 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I ended up going with the Razer ProClick mobile. Great little mouse so far. I love the size and the fact that it's Bluetooth. I was surprised that it was cheaper than the MM, but it was.
     

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