Mouse for MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stanitsas, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. stanitsas macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2007
    I want to buy a mouse for my new MBP 15'' 2.4
    Do you have to recommend something?

    What about Apple Mighty mouse (wireless)?
  2. Sopranino macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2006
    Alberta, Canada
    The Apple Mighty mouse is a very decent mouse, accurate tracking. The left/right clicking takes a little bit to get used to but works great. I love the scroll 'wheel' (nipple)

    Low power usage as far as my PB G4 is concerned, I loose about 10 minutes actual battery time due to the BT connection. The battery in the mouse seems to last forever. I've only changed them once in 6 months.

  3. ScottDrummer macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2007
    Is there a solution you can use wherby you dont have to have 15 dongles hanging out of your laptop to use an external keyboard and mouse, i.e can you get a wireless KB and Mouse or BT KB and mouse functional at the same time.
    coming from pc to mac i feel like such a newbie
  4. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    i use an Apple BT keyboard and Logitech VX Revolution with my MacBook Pro.
  5. Jestered macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    Austin, Texas

    You can have multiple BT devices going at the same time. Right now I have an Apple BT moust and keyboard connected. There is nothing, but my power adapter connected to my MBP.
  6. ScottDrummer macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2007
  7. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I personally would avoid the Mighty Mouse, I went through two of them and had no end of problems with the click mechanism. I use a $20 wired MS mouse now :D
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    The click mechanism is one of those things that you have to get used to. I've pretty much learned that unless you have a ONLY one finger on the right side of the mouse clicking down, it will always register as a left click. If you meant to right-click but had your finger slightly misaligned, or if you happened to rest your index finger on the left hand side as you were right-clicking, the mouse will assume it was a left-click and treat it as such.

    It's mildly annoying at first, but you get used to the behavior. For me the scroll wheel more than makes up for this. :)
  9. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    I have two BT Mighty Mice (plural) and one corded one. Absolutely no problems with any of them ... :)
  10. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    My problem was just the opposite: It'd regularly detect left clicks as right clicks.
  11. DavoMrMac macrumors 6502


    Oct 9, 2005
    May I also recommend the Logitech V270 which is a notebook cordless mouse. Apart from being available in a nice silver colour to compliment your MBP, it does not need a dongle as it has bluetooth.
  12. MikeyTree macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2007
    Is a mouse with a USB dongle any more or less accurate than a bluetooth mouse? I've heard some horror stories about the tracking on bluetooth mice.
  13. aliquis- macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    I use the Razer DeathAdder which is an excellent mouse but Razer doesn't support OS X for any of their mouses except the Pro mouse so I have to use USB overdrive or whatever it's called to get support for all my mouse buttons. I doubt it makes use of all the features the mouse has thought.

    Logitech is better with the support and G5 is a nice mouse aswell or the wireless one called revolution or something like that.

    The Pro mouse will look good with a white mac thought, or any mac:

    [​IMG] pro mouse & pad.jpg

    I really doubt that the mighty mouse is anything to have compared to thouse mouses but I could be wrong.
  14. starlabs macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2006
    Logitech Revolution VX... awesome mouse.

    If you won't be moving your MBP around much, you can also try the Logitech Revolution MX.

    I have both, and I love both! :D
  15. Mr Fusion macrumors 6502a

    Mr Fusion

    May 7, 2007
    If you're like me and prefer a mouse that looks like it belongs with the notebook, try The Mouse BT Aluminum:


  16. wallaby macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2007
    I use a wired Logitech MX518, one of the best mice I've ever used (one more button than the G5). Personally I hate to see wireless dongles sticking out Macbooks; for me it's either wired or Bluetooth (and I've heard not much good about the Mighty Mouse). A bluetooth G7 or Razer would be awesome.
  17. thebrain74 macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2006
    My vote goes for the MX Revolution. Great scroll wheel with horiz. scroll (particularly handy in iTunes/iphoto), I've missed the back/forward buttons, a built in app switcher, and a spotlight button. The Amazon review says that the Mac support for this mouse is not on par with windows. I guess by not on par that means you have to go to the logitech website and download the software for it as the the CD is only for XP (yes you have to go to the website to download stuff for Vista) Anyway with that installed you predictably get a preference in sys prefs that gives you full control over all of the mouse functions, which I really appreciated as my old MS intellimouse didn't have this and when I moved over to OS X i lost my horizontal scrolling and back/forward buttons. Oh and its has really slide-y feet. (insert Borat voice) niiiice.

    Oh and I am using it with my 2.2 SR MBP just in case you were wondering

  18. BlueArctos macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2007
    I have both as well. I really love them, although I would only recommend the MX for desktop style use, as it is much larger and has a dedicated charging station. The VX is one of the coolest, nicest looking, and most responsive wireless notebook mice I have used. The dongle even fits inside the mouse!! How freaking cool is that!?
  19. Gandhi macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2007
    For the brief time that I had my MBP, I used the Mighty Mouse BT and it worked great. If you can afford it, I recommend checking it out at a store and getting the MM BT model.

    Logitech mice are great, but I just hate the RF reciever you have to plug in to a USB port. Hate that it uses up a port, and that it is sticking out there, all exposed. I go to school, and student desks are small, especially with my law books scattered about. The bluetooth is a much better solution.

    Wish there were more bluetooth models out there, but the MM is great. And it has native Mac support. I have heard some not-so-great things about Logitech mouse software on the Macs.

    Just my opinion.

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