Mouse for Air 11"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by inzite, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. inzite macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2011
    Hi all, just got my new air 11" (nice and fast!!), any suggestions for a nice small mouse to take on the go? been looking at razor orochi... preferably a wireless mouse. I will do occasional photo editing on the air. :D
  2. bill-p macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    Any particular reason why the Magic Mouse wasn't paid some attention?
  3. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    do search for the logitech mini mouse - usb - the usb device is so small - I have two of these...
  4. torbjoern macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2009
    The Black Lodge
    To OP: Logitech makes good bluetooth-mice. I recommend the v470.
    Probably because it sux.
  5. rosemary1 macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2011
  6. aeboi macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2009
    Bay Area
  7. PeterKG macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2003
    You bought a new computer with Lion installed. Lion gives you the option of using six different mouse gestures. So the Apple Magic Mouse would be the best match. Not a mouse designed for Windows users.
  8. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Seconded. I actually have two of them now since I bought a second one when I thought I lost my first one. :eek: Oh well. Awesome mouse:D
  9. iApple Mania macrumors member

    iApple Mania

    Jul 11, 2011
    Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
    Yes, strongly agree.
  10. tanhm macrumors regular


    Jun 7, 2011
  11. CardboardGiant macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2011
  12. Hexiii macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2011
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Here's a vid of Orochi + MacBook Air, if you haven't seen it yet. But I don't like the black + blue compared to white MBA, so I would probably go for Magic Mouse. It's nicer and more useful with Lion.
  13. KillerTree macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2008
    I hear the Orochi battery is bad when being used wireless. They aren't rechargeable too.
  14. alecgold macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2007
    IMHO for portable use non-recharable is the way to go.
  15. GekkePrutser macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2005
    I second this. Both the Logitech V470 (I own 2 of them now) and the comment about the Magic Mouse, although I wouldn't put it like that :)

    To elaborate: The Magic Mouse is way too flat for my hands. It is in no way ergonomical and I get cramps immediately. I understand it has to be this way for the touchpad to be usable but it just doesn't work for me.
  16. No-Me macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2011
  17. RobT macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2007
    Ohio, USA
    I too would recommend Magic Mouse. It's only drawback is price.
  18. Brandon0448 macrumors 6502


    Aug 2, 2011
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Amazing mouse once you disable apples acceleration on it.
  19. PaulWog Suspended

    Jun 28, 2011
    Don't bother with a mouse. The touchpad is just fine.
  20. inzite thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2011
    it was the first mouse i looked into actually, however seems that there might be better alternatives especially when i'm not going to use gestures from lion much when i'm spending my time in lightroom or photoshop.

    was actually looking at these last nite and looks like it could do the job.

    haha, i duno, if we can't settle on something maybe we will take the mac.

    hmm.. looks nice, wonder how it compares with the razer.

    me wants but the lady keeps reminding me how we broke 2 already from over usage (sticky left clicks from clicking too much)

    yes i love the gesture system in lion however i probably won't be using thos gestures while i'm editing in lightroom and photoshop.

    thanks for input on the razer

    see above..

    again, see above..

    looks real niffty


    i would probably opt for non rechargeable simply just for convenience, battery is easy to buy through out the world. I hate it when it runs out of battery and forces me to charge it.


    appreciate the input on the magic mouse.

    yes.. :/

    the razer isn't cheaper...

    i see.. :D

    touchpad is great, but it won't suffice when doing editing in lightroom and photoshop especially when doing 1:1 editing on a small screen like the 11".

    the search continues :p:p:p
  21. Nioxic macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2011
    Design / comfortwise.. its probably the worst mouse on the market, imo

    its way too flat and has no grip etc.

    at least for normal "mand-size" hands :p

    I personally use a Logitech G500.. on my pc. but i dont use any for my MBA. if i had to i'd use my old MX518 (same design as the G500)
  22. Azathoth macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2009
    Nah, nothing to do with hand size - I have hands that match my 120pound (male) frame. And the Magic Mouse is still an ergonomic abomination (there are a couple in the office and I never use them).

    I like the Logitech M505 sized mice - compact, ergonomic, work well with the nano receiver, though for my MBP I manage to use just the trackpad.
  23. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    I fully agree. There is really no need for a mouse on a macbook. I used to say that with a thinkpad, but since they botched the trackpad by moving trying to copy the macbook's (no pc maker has adequately sensitive or tuned drivers to pull off the one touchpad button thing), the macbook pro /air lines are the only ones where I think that a mouse is unnecessary. The ergonomics of its touchpad are equivalent to a mouse. Only buy a mouse if you think that you can't adjust, but in terms of precision and efficiency, the touchpad works as well.
  24. jace88 macrumors regular


    Jan 3, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    I use the v470. Looks good and is straightforward. I'm not a fan of the Apple mouse now- for some reason I find it awkward/uncomfortable to use, and the multitouch gestures don't seem to work very well for me other than scrolling.
  25. robby818 macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2007
    Logitech m505. On sale at Costco for $19.

    I generally abhor wireless mouse. Too much lag, especially bluetooth ones. I've been using the m505 for months now and really like it. It uses a tiny dongle which I just leave plugged in my MBA. It works well with Apple's standard drivers, unlike many Microsoft mice which track oddly unless the Microsoft software is installed. The mice with dongles generally work much better than the bluetooth ones. A good value.

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