Good mouse recommendations, anyone?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by holger, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. holger macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    can anyone recommend a good mouse for the Mac? I have two main requirements:
    1. wireless with bluetooth, so I don't need another dongle
    2. ergonomic
    I'm not gaming (just office, browsing, a bit of Photoshop), I don't travel with it, and I don't need 10 extra function buttons.

    I tried a few but didn't like any:
    • I don't like the Apple magic mouse 2, it's too flat and unergonomic for my taste
    • I tried the Logitech Anywhere 2 - but found it too small for my hands, even though I'd say that my hands aren't really big
    • I loved the old Microsoft Intellimouse and Intellimouse Explorer - but they don't make them anymore, and the one they just started to make is wired
    • I love the Apple magic touch pad 2 - and I still want a mouse

    The ideal mouse for me would be Intellimouse-shaped with the technology of the Logitech Anywhere 2, I guess.
    Any suggestions or recommendations?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    I don't think you go wrong with any of the Logitech offerings
     
  3. barmann macrumors 6502a

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    I liked the Intellimouse as well, and I'm now on my 3rd Logitech M510 , very similar feel .
    It needs a tiny 2.4 Ghz USB receiver, though , which I keep plugged into my keyboard .
     
  4. deckard666 macrumors 6502

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    Funny enough same thing here as I am really annoyed - My Logitech M510 mouse was working fine yesterday and now its lacking all the extras button controls as their unifying software can't see it anymore for some reason. Tried reinstalling etc and trying the USB receiver in different ports but to no avail- There seems to be a huge gash of bad feedback about this problem on the web - If I can't get it fixed you guys got any thoughts about a good replacement ?

    I saw this

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000Q7V0W4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3BK0N66SA4HRO&psc=1

    as I want something that just does the job for around 20 quid as I play zero games on this mac so not bothered by anything too flash. I might ask Logi if they'll give me a good discount on a new one of theirs as they've stuffed me over [​IMG]
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Logitech.

    But... for best performance, DON'T use bluetooth.
    Use the Logitech "unifying receiver" (USB) instead.
     
  6. holger thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That much better/worse?
    As I have a 2017 Macbook Pro 13" without USB-A, I hoped that I could avoid a "Unifying Receiver" on a USB-A-to-C adapter...
     
  7. frank4 macrumors regular

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    Logitech M557, Bluetooth (works very reliably no issues), using it last 4 years. I prefer a free rolling mouse wheel so I removed the internal ratchet spring that causes the clicking when the wheel is rotated.
     
  8. deckard666 macrumors 6502

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    Already got that effectively with my M510 mouse but wanted one that had additional useable buttons for surfing , ableton etc
     
  9. csurfr macrumors 68000

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    I have a Logitech MX Master (first one), and it works very well over Bluetooth with both my iMac and my 2017 MacBook Pro.

    The mouse itself can pair with three different devices and with a press of a button on the bottom can switch between them. The software has greatly improved as well. It does have a few extra buttons, but you don’t have to map them to anything if you don’t want to. The only one I use is at the base of the mouse where your thumb rests, and I have that mapped to launchpad.

    And in case you are wondering, I do not use the usb receiver that came with it.
     
  10. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Any reason you’re against an Apple Magic Trackpad? I used a Logitech MX Master for years, but tried the new Trackpad when it came out, and I don’t think I’ll ever go back to a mouse.
     
  11. powerplant macrumors member

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  12. barmann macrumors 6502a

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    One more thing to consider, Logitech customer service has been more or less offline for a couple of years .
    Access to message boards, online support and product registration hardly ever work .

    I still like some of their products, but don't expect any kind of proper support any longer .
    So I only buy their stuff if there is a good deal .
     
  13. holger thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I ended up buying the Logitech MX Master 2S - and I'm super happy with it.
    Best mouse I've had, and my worries regarding the bulkiness or that I wouldn't need the extra buttons were wrong - I quite like them.
     
  14. Hitrate macrumors 6502

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    Congrats. happy owner of a wired G502 here so I'd have suggested the G900/G903 since that's the wireless equivalent but the one you got looks nice too ;)

    btw. don't worry about customer support, it's a mouse, how much support are you gonna need XD
     

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