Looking for a Mouse for my 2016 MBP...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by BiteSizeThumb, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. BiteSizeThumb macrumors member

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    ...and it's been a pain in the butt looking for one.

    Basically I just want the standard essentials, somewhat ergonomic (no Magic Mouse. I have the Magic Mouse 2 and it strains my hand), has scrolling, back and forth page button THAT WORKS ON OS X, and horizontal scrolling of some sort. It also has to be bluetooth, as my 2016 MBP has no USB ports...

    Problem is... I've tried 3 different Logitech Bluetooth mouses (MX Master, MX Anywhere2, M720 Triathlon) and they are amazing, for about 3 minutes, then they start connecting and disconnecting and dropping. Eventually just becomes completely incompatible. It works fine with the Unifying receiver, but other than that. It's garbage on Bluetooth. I don't know why. I've attempted to troubleshoot my best.

    So that being said, what mouses are you guys using that is bluetooth and functional? I have one from Amazon that's been fairly good, but it doesn't have horizontal scrolling.
     
  2. Mindinversion macrumors 6502

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    Microsoft arc mouse?

    /shrug I have yet to see a Bluetooth mouse beside the arc and the Magic Mouse that don't shut off every 3 seconds to try to conserve battery. For any serious mouse using I will hard plug my death adder or my naga just so I don't have to wake the thing up every time I turn around.
     
  3. BiteSizeThumb thread starter macrumors member

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    I checked that out. Only thing that bothers me is there's no side scrolling or back and forth page button.

    ...sigh. I just wish these Logitech bluetooth mouses would work correctly. My Tecknet $15 mouse from Amazon literally performs better because it just stays connected...
     
  4. Calby macrumors 6502

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    I got the Logitec MX anywhere 2 and I do love it, no need for a dongle or something like that it just works with the built in bluetooth on the MBP 2016.
    And I use it with the SteerMouse application so I can use the keys on the mouse to whetever I want.
     
  5. SurfaceBookUser macrumors member

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    I got the Logitech M535 a couple weeks ago. This is actually my first wireless mouse. I felt the need to stick with Logitech since I've been using a wired Logitech mouse that has held up since the early 2000s, through probably close to 15 years of heavy usage. Very happy with the M535 so far, no input lag or dropped connections in my experience.
     
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  7. BiteSizeThumb thread starter macrumors member

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    Have you had no issues with the mouse dropping connection? I've tried multiple Logitech mouses and they continuously fail for me.
     
  8. chabig macrumors 68040

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    You must have a custom model. All of the retail models have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 USB ports.
     
  9. BiteSizeThumb thread starter macrumors member

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    You are correct!!

    /s

    I just mean I don't want to have dongles for just a USB-A adapter :p
     
  10. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I know. I was having some fun. Are you absolutely committed to a mouse. Apple has pretty much deprecated the mouse, I think. Trackpad gestures are just...so...powerful!
     
  11. Mindinversion macrumors 6502

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    The plural of mouse is mice :p

    Also, I abandoned Logitech YEARS AGO because nothing they built worked correctly ;)

    Actually . . . I don't like the way they track since I bought the original Razer Naga way back in the day. Since using a Razer mouse the Logitech feel very weird in acceleration. I'd suggest the Razer Orochi, but only if you don't mind having to wake the thing up a lot. At least everything on the orochi can be custom programmed via synapse, so you can have the buttons do w/e... page forwards, back, etc.
     
  12. Lihp8270 macrumors regular

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    MX Master for me. No connectivity issues at all. Although, I only ever use a mouse for CAD work, everything else I am using the trackpad.
     
  13. Calby macrumors 6502

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    No, no issue for me.
     
  14. BiteSizeThumb thread starter macrumors member

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    I dock my MBP to an external display at the end of the day, and most of my tasks require a mouse. I could attempt a magic trackpad, but I've always enjoyed the use of a mouse instead.
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    I also tried that. Maybe I'll wipe my computer and see how it performs after that. Not sure what else I could resort to.
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    I'm almost certain I found my actual problem. The problem seems to only occur when I have my Jaybird X2 bluetooth headphones on and paired to my MBP along with the Logitech mouse (although my cheap Amazon mouse seems to work fine). Any work around this?
     
  15. mpConroe macrumors member

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    Do you guys know some mice that are wireless and doesn't require a bluetooth adapter to work? I think Magic Mouse is wireless and doesn't require an adapter but it's expensive. I'm looking for something cheaper. My Logitech mouse has an bluetooth adapter but on USB 2/3 and the MacBook Pro TB has only USB-C ports.
     
  16. mcomp112 macrumors regular

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    You probably got a defective MX Master. I've had one for almost 8 months and have had no issues at all. It's very ergonomic and very accurate. Best mouse I've bought.
     
  17. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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    When you had your Anywhere MX, what did you use to configure the mouse? Specifically, did you use LCC? IIRC LCC had some connectivity issues with one of the more recent Sierra updates, and I believe it has been fixed.


    If they made a USB-C or Bluetooth version of this mouse, I think it would meet your needs very well. It performs as if it was priced 5 times that of what it is. I've sent a message to the Vendor asking about USB-C models. I'm hoping they release something soon.
    https://www.amazon.com/VicTsing-Wir...id=1487617771&sr=8-3&keywords=bluetooth+mouse
     
  18. Exile714 macrumors 6502a

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    MX Master for me too (no dongle, to the person that asked), and no connectivity issues with my 2016 15'' MBP. Well, unless I'm using AirPods, and then it drops out for a few seconds every 5-7 minutes.

    Maybe it's your wireless environment? A nearby router, wireless phone, iPhone (mine nearby causes no issues), headphones, microwave etc. If you've gone through several mice I'd suspect it's more environmental than something wrong with individual units.
     
  19. esaelias macrumors regular

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  20. BiteSizeThumb thread starter macrumors member

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    They do make a Bluetooth version. I have ordered and tried it however the back and forward button as well as the horizontal scroll do not function on MacOS

    I purchased a second MX Master as well as tried other Logitech bluetooth mouses. I found the exact reason is that whenever my Jaybird X2 is paired via Bluetooth along with my MX Master or any other Logitech Bluetooth mouse for that matter, it effects the mouse specifically and cuts it on and off.
    That seems to be the problem I have. Except instead of a few seconds, the mouse completely drops out and needs to be reconnected. Sometimes it doesn't reconnect at all. I'm sure it has something to do with the Logitech configuration and how the MacOS detects it, because like I said. My cheap Amazon Tecknet bluetooth mouse works perfectly fine with bluetooth earphones paired to my 2016 MBP.
     
  21. mcomp112 macrumors regular

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    Oh ok.

    I do use my wireless Bose QC35's occasionally but for the vast majority of time I'm actually listening with wired B&W MM-1 speakers.

    I haven't noticed any problems with wireless headphones yet, but, then again, I haven't used the mouse with my wireless headphones long enough to be able to comment on the connectivity issues with it.
     
  22. Tazoawake2016 macrumors member

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    I was surprised to see this old Dell bluetooth mouse (Dell part # UN733) work with my 13-inch MBP. It doesn't require any USB adapter. Just switch it on and let your Mac pair with it. This particular model is nearly six years old! So, you should be able to find one pretty cheap.

    That said, I much prefer using the trackpad on my Mac. As a long time user of PC and now Mac, I'm very impressed at just how good the trackpad is on the later. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  23. likegadgets macrumors 6502

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    I just returned the MX Master. Lot's of Bluetooth connectivity disconnects and jittery using their infinity usb on latest Sierra update. Logitech tech support admitted that they are aware that they have issues with latest Sierra with no timetable for a fix.

    If you go over the user forums at Logitech you will se many complaints about connectivity, freezing, etc.

    Mouse was nice - but did not work
     
  24. mpConroe macrumors member

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    Thanks I will check later :)
     
  25. tibas92013 macrumors 6502

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    I have been using a Logitech MX Performance Mouse with my Mac Mini(Late 2014) with "no Problema" for around two(2) Years and it is one great mouse IMO.
     

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