Good Wireless Mouse For iMac

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  1. txhockey9404 macrumors 6502a

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    My wired Mighty Mouse just stopped scrolling, and I figured it's time for a new mouse. (Right now I am using an old Dell ball mouse)

    I really want to find a good mouse for under $50.

    Here is my criteria:
    At least 2 buttons other than left and right click (click scroll ball or wheel counts)
    Wireless (preferably Bluetooth, USB dongle OK)
    Optical or Laser
    Not a Combo Package
    Must have good Mac drivers
    Comfortable
    Decent Looking
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Kensington Si670m Bluetooth is the cat's pjs.

    I wouldn't have given it a second look had I not tried it at a client's. Super comfy, very responsive, and I love not having to clean that #@$% little trackball all the time. :D
     
  3. skrutzen macrumors regular

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    Is that really heavy? It looks like it could be. Also, how is the battery life? How many buttons does it have?

    Is it really that much smaller than the Logitech VX Revolution? I was looking at it because I found one for $60 at Costco. Also, could you answer the same questions that I asked above?

    Thanks for your help! This Dell thing is really annoying me.
     
  5. rowlands macrumors newbie

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    Personally I have always had good reliability with the *cough*micros..*cough*oft mice. They last a lot longer than mighty mice. I just don't really like their design and I always feel dirty paying for them. I got a mighty mouse with iMac 4 months ago and the scroll wheel is already unreliable. My first mighty mouse lasted 6 months before becoming unreliable. The ms mouse I bought it 2006 still works.
     
  6. skrutzen macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure how much smaller the Nano is in regard to the Revolution. I've never tried it. I did, however, get the MX Revolution originally and that hurt my hand (constant cramps) and I sold it to my friend. The VX Nano is geared towards notebooks but it is perfect as far as I'm concerned. Comfortable to use for hours. Battery life is also really good. I've owned it for about a year and only swapped out batteries once.
     
  7. txhockey9404 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    About how big is it? Is it less than 3 X 2 inches? I really like that mouse, but I am worried about the size. This mouse will have to last me at least 3 years so I really have to know what I am buying.
     
  8. weckart macrumors 68040

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    If you don't mind a "notebook sized" mouse, then the Logitech V470 gets good reviews and, being bluetooth, saves you a usb port.
     
  9. txhockey9404 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you guys for your help! Right now I have narrowed my choices down to the Logitech VX Revolution, the Microsoft Wireless Mouse 6000(new), and the Microsoft Wireless mouse 7000. I can get all of these for around $50 and price is not a factor, but I would really like some advice because I will be making my puchase on Monday.
     
  10. bjorn989 macrumors member

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    I purchased the Microsoft Bluetooth notebook mouse 5000 this year and I must say it is absolutely outstanding. It has 4 buttons and is well designed for such a small mouse. I use it all the time and I don't get sore hands or uncomfortable from the position.

    The best thing though is the bluetooth. I love being able to sit on the other side of the room and control my MBP connected to a TV and have full functionality.

    Then again, as a desktop mouse for use with an iMac, these things may not be relevant to you. If they make a desktop version that would probably be perfect.
     
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  12. jojo13 macrumors 6502

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    get the vx revolution or the mx revolution if you have the money
    they are the best mice on the market
     
  13. txhockey9404 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am now looking at the mx revolution as well because I have a deal with my parents that I will pay 70% and they pay 30%, so it would come out to about $55 if I purchase it from Amazon. Do you know how much smaller the VX is than the MX, because that is the major factor in which one I will get? I find the features to be pretty similar aside from the extra wheel on the mx and the replaceable batteries on the VX. I just don't want to spend another $20 on a mouse that is basically the same.
     
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    Another vote for microsoft! I have the microsoft 3000, and its a fantastic little mouse.
    Can't recommend them enough. Its a shame apple don't make anything nearly as good.(mouse-wise of course)
     
  16. jojo13 macrumors 6502

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    It's not the same
    The Mx is much bigger and comfortable and it's made for desktops
    The Vx is smaller and it's made for laptops.
    Now, The Mx has a wheel on the side wich is very cool and has rechargeable battery.

    I have a Vx for my macbook and i love it, but my sis has the mx and i have to admit it's even better. But for portability, the mx isn't the best choice

    If it's for your iMac, go with the Mx. You won't regret it. :D
     
  17. txhockey9404 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK so the microsoftmice are back. Now which one? 7000 or 6000? The 7k just is black with a rechargeable battery (I think). Or should I still go for Logitech?
     
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    I think there is a wired mouse with the same name but the one I am looking at is definitely wireless.
     
  20. windowpain macrumors 6502a

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    Probablythis one. Sorry for the confusion. :cool:
     
  21. txhockey9404 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    the microsoft mice are really called wireless laser mouse 6000 and 7000
     
  22. MrChurchyard macrumors member

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    Did you clean it? http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1537

    When it stops scrolling, I just clean it just as described (turn upside down etc.) and it did the trick every time.
     
  23. txhockey9404 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. That had actually worked for it 4 times previously, but now, it has just given up.
     
  24. txhockey9404 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    UPDATE:

    I have now added the following mice to my choices:
    Logitech MX 1100 Cordless Laser Mouse
    Logitech MX620 Cordless Laser Mouse

    I have removed the Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 due to sleep issues with macs.

    So the current running is the two above mice, the Logitech VX Revolution, the Logitech MX Revolution, and the Microsoft Laser Mouse 7000. Please cast your votes in the form of a post!
     
  25. highjumppudding macrumors 6502

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    RAZER pro|click bluetooth mouse. check it out. i would never buy any other brand after using razer the past 2 years. check them out.
     

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