MBP - What kind of external mouse to get?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rbasra, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. rbasra macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2010
    Hi guys I currently have a 2009 MBP and I'm planning on buying a mouse for it, I feel like I cant abuse the trackpad too much because I use this computer everyday, and its the main one I use. What mouse would you guys recommend?
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
  3. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2007
    Magic Mouse + BetterTouchTool

    I couldn't be happier. Especially since I bought the Magic Mouse from a member here for $40.
  4. aeboi macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2009
    Bay Area
  5. ajsnow6234 macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2010
    For me personally, the magic mouse just wasn't going to work for me. I wanted something small and portable. MM is great...just not exactly the feel I was looking for

    The Microsoft Notebook mouse 5000 is perfect. No usb adapter required if you have built in Bluetooth.

    Not my MBP, not my picture

    For you though, maybe the Magic Mouse would be great...
  6. tigress666 macrumors 68040

    Apr 14, 2010
    Washington State
    I'll +1 the magic mouse idea.

    It's nice and flat so it fits in my laptop's case well for portability. It's so useful even without the aftermarket drivers that I find I really try to avoid using my old mouse (basic logitech mouse). I love the inertia scrolling and two finger forward and backward swipes.

    Did have some aftermarket driver (not BTT, haven't really played iwth that one yet) but decided that it was more frustrating to use that way (so little space on the mouse it was easy to accidentally be hitting it with one more finger than you meant and have it do the wrong thing. Not sure if BTT addresses this by allowing you to appoint edges as not counting).

    Of course, now that I have my MBP with the glass trackpad I don't really need to take my mouse with me (my old macbook had the old style trackpad with click button. I loved my Magic mouse so much I'd take it with me over using that). But when I have my MBP in desktop mode I still use my magic mouse over my other one.
  7. fcortese macrumors demi-god


    Apr 3, 2010
    Big Sky country
  8. sk8r1230 macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2010
  9. circularforward macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2010
    +1. I have the MS Explorer Mouse with bluetrack, a very good mouse, but I would go with the MX if I were to buy again. Those extra programmable buttons would come in handy.
  10. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Magic mouse for sure. Would hate to have a USB dangling everywhere. :mad:
  11. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2010
    Southern Ontario
    the magic mouse just feels like you have your hand lightly sitting on the table, the perfect arch, and the scrolling it SO smooth.

    +1 for magic mouse
  12. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2010
  13. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    For a MacBook a magic mouse suits it well. It depends what type of things you'll be doing on the machine however.
  14. tflournoy95 macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2009
    i also like the little logitech wireless mice. i had one a few years ago (before bluetooth i think even came out) it was good until i walked into the usb adapter sticking out of my computer (i have a desktop) but it was good while it lasted. come to think of it i probably should have put the adapter in the back of the computer
  15. Sneakz macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    -1000 for the Magic Mouse. Please don't buy it. I'm certain many wouldn't if it wasn't an Apple product.

    Anywhere Mouse MX, Razer Orochi (for the BT crowd) or Performance Mouse MX (if you want something bigger).

    Those are my picks.
  16. ccashman92 macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2010
    Magic Mouse. Such a easy to use mouse and it is multi-touch.
  17. rbasra thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2010
    Thanks for all the suggestions guys.

    I have had my eye set on the Magic Mouse. Looks Good, Just goes with the Mac theme and have heard / seen great reviews on it.

    Quick Q tho - hows the battery on those things?
  18. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
  19. iLuXoR macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2010
  20. circularforward macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2010
    That was/is a FANTASTIC mouse. The wheel works great for mac os.
  21. brianfast macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2010
    I use a Razer Pro Click Mobile Bluetooth mouse. I got it for like 18 dollars on buy.com a fews months ago, it is pretty solid, and it is better for gaming than the magic mouse most likely.
  22. aeboi macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2009
    Bay Area
    that's the last gen

    performance mx is the replacement
  23. peapody macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    MX revo is still an amazing mouse. That wheel is awesome.

    -1000 here for magic mouse too.

    1. frictiony - does not glide smooth for me
    2. battery life was horrible
    3. hand cramps

    My perfect combo is the vx revo paired with a nano receiver. Perfect shape for my smaller hands.
  24. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2007
    Don't ever buy the Magic Mouse. It sucks + way too expensive.

    Get a cheap logitech wireless mouse. You'll be fine.

    I use a Logitech V220

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