volntitan said:or software?
volntitan said:Thanks....going to put Office on it. Didn't know if there was any "fun" software folks like to put on it.
you will be fine w/o bluetooth. if you are ok with the 1 button mouse, go with the apple mouse. i prefer, and i know a lot of members here prefer 2 button mice. www.macmice.com is where i got mine from, i have the BT version, but the USB version looks like an apple mouse with 2 buttons (you might have some trouble with the right click, thats been a big complaint with that mouse) other than that micrsoft mice are usually pretty popular. the one MS product i think people here actually like! logitech is also a good brand, thats what i use for wired when i want that little bit of extra speed for gamming!volntitan said:Thanks....the ibook has 512mb of ram, so I am good there. It doesn't have bluetooth (should have ordered it, I guess). Any brand of mouse you suggest or any other "fun" accessories or software?
Yes. Plug it into iTunes and under Preferences, you can set the Shuffle to hold x% data and %music. And since it's formatted in FAT32, it works across Macs and PCs - and you don't even need iTunes on the PC for it to work as a data transfer device.volntitan said:Shuffle....interesting you mention that. We got a free 512mb Shuffle with the order. She already has a mini-ipod so we weren't sure what to do with the Shuffle, but hey, it was free. I was going to go out and get one of the sandisk portable stick drives, but you are saying that the Shuffle can also be used for that?
If I recall correctly, aren't the USB ports on the left side of the iBook? Apple's mouse's cord is very short (at least the model they included with my computer), which means if she's right handed, there may not be enough cord to make it to the right side. Some other users can comment on this. You'll definitely want to check this out before buying it, though.wPod said:if you are ok with the 1 button mouse, go with the apple mouse.
The wireless mouse (non bluetooth) would only really be useful if she will be using the iBook at her desk the majority of the time, and just to clear up cable-clutter (and it would only barely do that...no less cords, just in different places). On the road, she would still have to plug in the RF reciever to use the wireless mouse. Which would mean it would be just as easy- even easier, since to have less to carry- to use a USB mouse.volntitan said:I will probably buy her a wireless mouse unless there is a reason not to. Should it be a mini-mouse?
I have a Logitech wireless laptop mouse that doesn't take up any room. The mouse is the same size as an ordinary mouse (although I think I saw a smaller one) and the receiver is only as big as it needs to be to plug into the USB port. The biggest problem I have it that I'm always misplacing the receiver.velocityg4 said:What tobefirst said about an RF mouse is true. If you get your daughter a wireless mouse get a bluetooth one only. From my experience an RF mouse only works within 3 or 4 feet of the bulky receiver and still barely works. While bluetooth mice work 30 feet away flawlessly with a tiny usb receiver.