mouse recomendations

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by poultry2, Aug 26, 2002.

  1. poultry2 macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2002
    have a powerbook g4 running jaguar and i am looking for a usb optical mouse. i do a lot of cad and graphics.

    intersted in both small and large sizes.
    the macally icemouse jr. looks interesting for the small

    looks interesting for the normal size.
    logitech's mouseman dual optical mouse

    anybody use either of these or have recomendations for me.

    thank you.
  2. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    hey, i have a TiBook as well & i also do alot of graphics stuff. i looked at the Logitech Mouseman, but i ended up getting the Microsoft IntelliEye Explorer (or whatever it's called). i only got that because of the price, it was the cheapest i could find. i would have got the Logitech, but it was too much.:p :D
  3. MacMaster macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
    I have a Microsoft wireless intellimouse explorer for my 9500(soon to be running Jaguar!)and it's a great mouse...5 buttons and it's wireless! No lag what so ever...although the batteries only last about 2.5 weeks so get some rechargeables...

    btw...I got it on ebay for $40! NIB! You can't beat that! The retail is a little higher though because it's wireless...;)
  4. Digitalflick macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2002
    I just got the Logitech Duel optical - Great mouse!! Fits my hand Perfect. Plug n Play - Very Precice.
  5. flanders macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    i know it wasn't on your list, but I just switched from the logitech cordless mouse to a logitech cordless trackman fx trackball and i'm lovin' it! No more mice for me!
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    I love my Logitech Trackman Marble but I have a Logitech scroll mouse at work and it's great too.
  7. SilvorX macrumors 68000


    May 24, 2002
    'Toba, Canada
    my m$ intellipoint optical mouse is the sweetest mouse i've ever used, but it costs a lil too much, but its a really comfortable (for both right and left handed users)
  8. MacMaster macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
    You're absolutely right! Just don't get the wireless if you're a's righty only!:p
  9. scem0 macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
    Same here :D. It is a good mouse for its cost - cant say that about 2 many M$ products..... :D
  10. peterjhill macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    I have two logitech optical mice, one for home, and one for work. I love them. I am interested in the new Kensington studio mouse. It looks pretty sweet.
  11. oliverlubin macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2002
    re: mouse recomendations

    i have a logitech mouse-man optical or wahtever and i really dont like it. it's extremely heavy and logitech has totally dropped the ball on support in OS X. thank god for usboverdirve. i would suggest getting a microsoft intellimouse explorer wired/wireless depending on your budget. great device support under X and the mice are light and very ergonomic.
  12. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604


    May 4, 2002
    Go Vegan
    A is for Apple

    Get the Apple Pro Mouse, they are so cool!:D
  13. peterjhill macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Re: A is for Apple

    They are cool, but they only have one button. I like my contextual menu access.

    For some people, like you, many people, in fact, one mouse button is great and zero is even better.
  14. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    Avoid the Apple Pro Mouse. The cord is short, and there is only one button. I recommend you get an optical mouse with two buttons and a scroll wheel at least, wireless is nice. And whats with all the logitech and ms mice?:confused: Ya'll know there are other options right? Here are my suggestions.

    Targus - Wireless Optical Mini Mouse
    Great wireless mouse, small and convienent. It has no drivers for OS X, but it doesn't need any...OS X supports two button scroll mice. The color also matchs well with the tibook. This is my favorite of the three.;)

    Kensington - Pocket Mouse Pro
    This is not wireless, but the wire retracts into the mouse body nicely. This may be better than wireless...when its unplugged the sensor doesn't light. What happens to a wireless mouse when its bumped in a bag? :eek:

    Memorex - Wireless Optical Traveler
    A relatively new mouse. The nice thing is the wireless mouse batteries can charge from the USB port.

    I like choices, and here are mine;)
  15. robotrenegade macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2002
    Kensington Pro Mouse

    I just got one and it is the best mouse I've ever owned. Plus it looks like it matches the computer colors. It has:
    -Two Buttons
    -A sensor scroll wheel.
    -A thired button that is programable.
    -And if you hit left and righ button at the same time you can program that as well.
    -It's also optical
    Work in OS 9 and 10.2
  16. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3


    Feb 7, 2002
    i have the kensington studio mouse mentioned above... and it's pretty sweet. takes a bit of getting used to, but it fits really well with the mac style and it's mac only

    "who in their right mind would make a product for 5% of the market?"


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