Bluetooth Mouse for Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by local711, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. local711 macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2008
    I just got a Macbook Pro and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a good wireless (bluetooth) mouse aside from the Mighty Mouse, maybe one known to work well with Macs.

    I was looking at a Logictech Bluetooth mouse, but I've heard they've had some problems with Macs. (

    Any suggestions or shared experiences would be appreciated.

  2. iJimmy macrumors regular


    Feb 4, 2008
    i just bought a white v470 and i havent come across any problems with it. i bought it from for ~$20 (had a $15 MIR).
    i'd recommend this mouse.
  3. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
    I got a Mighty Mouse free with my MBP, i mean, i bought a MBP, 80GB iPod 5G and Bose SoundDock in a go so they refused to allow me to pay for Mighty Mouse... But its a brilliant mouse and never drops BT connection. Lightweight and portable..
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
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    I was thinking about the Microsoft Notebook 5000 bluetooth mouse because it has an additional button (compared to the Logitech V470) that can (only) be used for Spaces. Eventually, I think MS will stop being dumbasses and let us program that button to whatever we want. I think even Windows users are having trouble with that button.

    Anyway, it's supposd to be a brilliant mouse, but then I found out about the Logitech VX Nano, and I asked myself "Why do I even need Bluetooth?" The receiver for this mouse is so small, I'm not even going to take it off my laptop. It's also a better mouse, and has a LOT of buttons for such a portable mouse. I can use them for Spaces, and hopefully Exposé and maybe another as a BACK button for Firefox.
  5. Agurri macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2005
    Québec, Canada
    I have he V270 BT mouse from Logitech for more than a year now. The mouse works perfectly, never lost connection, long battery life..... and it also comes with a nice pouch......... :)
  6. EasyRider macrumors regular


    Mar 28, 2008
    Use steermouse (google it) to reprogram mouse keys anyway you like. I use it on my logitech mx1000 and it works great.

    VX Nano is good too (have that one with laptop) it's a bit small so make sure you will comfortable with it... I don't see why every mouse doesn't have a usb receiver that small.
  7. dumoon macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2007
    I've got the Kensington Si670m Bluetooth mouse. The first one I got had a sticking left mouse button. After calling Kensington, they shipped me a free replacement! This one works quite well and I have been happy with it so far.
  8. iJimmy macrumors regular


    Feb 4, 2008
    i also have the logitech vx mouse. that mouse is awesome! i gave it to my girlfriend (upgraded from the logitech v450). i loved the programable buttons. the v470 was a downgrade for me, but i needed the extra usb port.
  9. Hankster macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    If you don't need Bluetooth the VX Nano is an AWESOME mouse! The receiver is sooooo tiny. I use this for my desktop but for my MacBook I use a BT MM because I don't want to use up a USB port.

    If you don't mind the receiver and can spare a USB port get the Nano, it's an awesome mouse! Much better than the MM.
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
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    Don't worry guys, I already bought the VX Nano. ;)

    I don't think I need the extra USB port. After all, I used a wired mouse on my MB and old PowerBooks. I have never had a wireless mouse, so I guess I already know what my USB requirements are. I definitely don't need 2 open USB ports.

    This mouse is being mailed to me, hopefully by next Monday or Tuesday. Heck, there's a chance it may get to me by tomorrow, but that's wishful thinking. :(
  11. chinarider macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2008
    I have the Microsoft 5000 - Works great, but takes a minute to kick in after boot - Don't know if that's the Mouse or the Bluetooth in general....
  12. McBanjo macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2007
    Same prob with MM, so I'd guess it's the bluetooth.
  13. MascisMan macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2008
  14. nauset24 macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2008
    I NEED that back button

    So, are you saying that you can use steermouse to reprogram buttons on any mouse? I want a BT portable with a back button. Since so many are made for Windows, I ruled out most of them. Is steermouse hard to install and program?
  15. bobbleheadbob macrumors 6502a


    Feb 6, 2007
    I have the Kensignton Slimblade and am pleased with it. I got it about a month ago to replace an apple: MM. The squeeze buttons on the sides of the MM were beginning to drive me nutz.

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