Logitech mouse on 27" iMac?

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  1. MiniD3 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Guys,
    Hopefully, I'm able to pony-up for a 27" iMac soon,
    I have a Logitec wireless mouse from my dead MS laptop,
    Will this mouse work on Apple devices?

    If so, I might just order the trackpad instead of the apple mouse, had a play with the apple one, did not like it that much
    Regards,
    Gary
     
  2. justperry macrumors G3

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    If it's bluetooth yes, if it's Logitech own propriety standard no.(Radio frequency)

    Edit: I really don't understand that after so many years Logitech still does not have drivers for their propriety radio frequency controlled hardware for Mac.
     
  3. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for the reply,
    I think it is 1.4GHz so I guess it is not blue tooth,
    Looks like the wife gets a new mouse!

    Do you get used to the Apple one or do most use aftermarket mice or just track pads?
    Regards,
    Gary
     
  4. iF34R macrumors 65816

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    Plug the receiver into the back of the iMac, and it will work just fine.
     
  5. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    i just sold my magic mouse on craigslist for 35 that thing was hunk of junk i suggest you select the trackpad if you order from apple
     
  6. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for your replies!

    Much appreciated,
    Will hang on to the mouse and get the trackpad
    Regards,
    Gary
     
  7. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    That is so wrong its not even funny. Every non bluetooth Logitech mouse comes with its own receiver, so you just plug it into a USB port and it doesn't matter what kind of computer it is.
     
  8. justperry macrumors G3

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    I tried once a while ago and it did NOT work, and Logitech themselves didn't even mention compatibility for Mac on many of their products.
    This was several years ago and I researched it back then, could not get it to work and it was a radio device.
     
  9. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Some heads-up

    After lots of googling,
    The concensous is that the M305 will work with Mac, (Review, CNET)
    Not sure about the policy of posting links here? Dont want to get flamed This early in my membership :)

    Will let everybody know if does work, hopefully in 3 mths time, failing me having another fall over that fiscal cliff
    Regards,
    Gary
     
  10. Georgio macrumors 6502

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    Just perservere with the standard Magic mouse, once you 'get it' then you'll be hooked by it's versatility; there's not many mice that combine a track pad with a mouse.
     
  11. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for the feedback, great to hear that it may be worth a try, I guess I've been using such a small mouse for so long, its hard to change
    Regards,
    Gary
     
  12. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    "I have a Logitec wireless mouse from my dead MS laptop,
    Will this mouse work on Apple devices?"

    Yes.

    In fact, I find Logitech mice to be preferable to Apple mice in every way.

    If the mouse you have has "extra buttons" on it (as does my Logitech MS-610), you can use software like "USB Overdrive" or "SteerMouse" to program the buttons.

    You can also use the "Logitech control center" software, but it's kind of "bulky" (25mb of software just to control a few buttons!)

    My suggestion is:
    - Try your mouse first without adding any software. It may work fine.
    - If you have extra buttons and need more control, try USB Overdrive (or SteerMouse) as well as the Logitech Control Center software. You may find you like USB-O better...

    Note: someone in reply 2 said you can't use a Logitech wireless (radio frequency) mouse with a Mac. NONSENSE. All you need is the plugin USB receiver. Works fine.

    As another reply mentioned, if you are buying an iMac, you may have a choice between the Apple mouse or trackpad. I would suggest you get the trackpad, keep your mouse, and use both!
     
  13. justperry macrumors G3

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    Lucky you're not living in Cyprus.:eek:

    BTW, most links are OK, as long as it isn't linked to spam, a link which has malware on it and not a commercial link to your own business, if you don't know for sure just ask the mods, or read the FAQ first.
    Link to CNET is OK.
     
  14. jtrainor56 macrumors regular

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    When I bought my iMac I purchased it with both the trackpad and magic mouse. The magic mouse is in a drawer, can't stand it. I plugged in my Logitech M310 and have no problems. I use it in conjunction with the trackpad.
     
  15. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    All good, I guess it enables me to get a track pad in the package,
    Easy choice actually,
    Reading through the many posts, "Fusion v SSD", is doing my head in :)
    Appears the "jury is still out" on the apple mouse ;)
    Regards,
    Gary
     
  16. tekboi macrumors 6502a

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    Unless gaming, why would you want to use a Logitech mouse? You can't take advantage of the advanced gestures with a normal mouse.
     
  17. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    As you would imagine, I've been studying all the options for the iMac,
    And the trackpad gestures do look like a "one device does all",
    I'm new to Mac but have seen my neice using her mac book with amazing skill using the guestures on the pad,
    The wife will also use the iMac and am sure she will only use a mouse as I drag her kicking and screaming away from her windows machine, although she is liking the iPad
    Regards,
    Gary
     
  18. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    I have yet to see a Logitech mouse that just flat out didn't work on a Mac. Having all the buttons work is a different story but that can be remedied by using the likes of Steermouse.
     
  19. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Tks for the heads-up on steermouse, all good info
    Regards,
    Gary
     
  20. bembol macrumors 65816

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    I love Logitech, I tried Apple's Magic Mouse and hated it, didn't feel right. I also tried Microsoft's Bluetooth 5000 NoteBook mice and the Back Button did not work. :( Ended up including it when I sold my Air (for my iMac).


    I have the Performance MX, it's amazing all 9-Buttons are customized to my liking.

    Wheel Button opens new Tabs. I also set it when I move it Left & Right it changes Tabs.

    Zoom Button launches Mission Control

    MultiWindow was changed to close Tabs.

    The rest are just standard functions like Back, Right Click, etc.
     
  21. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, looks like a lot of options although I'm not into gaming, the main use will be image editing and the odd movie

    How are you finding the fusion?
    Regards,
    Gary
     

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