Best Wireless Mouse

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Xander7, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Xander7 macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking for a wireless mouse for my newly purchased MacBook Pro. As much as I love its trackpad, it still doesn't offer the precision of a mouse. I've always been a strong supporter of wired mice because of their fast response times, but wirelessness seems like a necessity when I'm on the go with my MBP. However, I can't stand any bit of input lag from a mouse. I don't want it to feel like a Wii remote. Is there a wireless mouse that has a very fast response time?

    I don't want a Magic Mouse, if any of you are thinking of that.
     
  2. Xander7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm... with a bit of effort, I found a Logitech VX Nano at Best Buy on sale for $60 from $96. It's response time is great, and the receiver is amazingly small.
     
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  4. Crunch macrumors 6502

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    Just out of curiosity, may I ask as to why you don't like Apple's Magic Mouse?
     
  5. peapody macrumors 68040

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    There is plenty not to like!
     
  6. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...I have and really like the following:

    MS Arc = $27 - price matched to Walmart

    MS Blue Track = $29 - priced matched to Walmart

    Logitech wave keyboard/mouse set = $$35 - from a clearance rack (50% discount)

    iHome 131 laser nano mouse = $17 each (x2)

    I don't like the iHome slim optical mouse as much = $12

    The Micro innovation micro travel mouse is too small = $28 - price matched to Walmart (wish I hadn't bought this but it was the only thing available at the time...
     
  7. Crunch macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for narrowing it down for me, bro. :rolleyes:
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    barring the Magic Mouse, the VX Nano/Anywhere is the best wireless mouse i've ever used.
     
  9. circularforward macrumors 6502

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    I use the MS Explorer with blue track. It works pretty well on the mac, but there have been times I wished I had gotten one of the Logitechs that have a couple more programmable buttons.
     
  10. chrisvee macrumors regular

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    Hm, am I the only one who liked the Apple (Mighty) mice? I used one for 3 years in high school for my graphics program and loved it! It was a wired mouse, white, and had that trackball! I liked it! Easy scrolling ftw!

    I have yet to get myself a mouse for my new MBP, but I'll probably get one soon. Either a Magic Mouse, or an older Apple mouse. As long as it's bluetooth, and scrolling is a snap, I'm good.
     
  11. Crunch macrumors 6502

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    I couldn't be happier with the Magic Mouse. The only thing I wonder about is as to why it runs through both batteries in like 4-5 days. The keyboard doesn't do that. Am I supposed to turn it off?
     
  12. peapody macrumors 68040

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    Thought it was obvious!

    But here is my list.

    1. Eats batteries like crazy.
    2. Not ergonomic - gives me hand cramps.
    3. Accidental swipes happen all the time for me.
    4. Rough bottom - does not slide over desktops smoothly -too much friction.
    5. Awkward to swipe forward and backward.
    6. Not as universal for my other computers as I hoped.

    PS. Not a bro ;)

    For portable - can't go wrong with MX anywhere
    For home - can't go wrong with MX Performance

    My Perfect mouse is the now discontinued VX revolution paired with a VX nano receiver.
     
  13. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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  14. circularforward macrumors 6502

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    +1. The VX revolution's configuration/layout with some of the improvements of the MX would be great.
     

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