Mouses Mouses Mouses

My Mouse...

  • is an apple mouse or trackpad

    Votes: 18 47.4%
  • is a non-apple mouse

    Votes: 10 26.3%
  • is a trackball

    Votes: 3 7.9%
  • is a tablet

    Votes: 3 7.9%
  • s a touch screen

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • has a scroll wheel

    Votes: 16 42.1%
  • has more than two buttons

    Votes: 13 34.2%
  • has two buttons

    Votes: 5 13.2%
  • is optical

    Votes: 25 65.8%
  • is wireless

    Votes: 7 18.4%

  • Total voters
    38

AmbitiousLemon

Moderator emeritus
Original poster
Nov 28, 2001
3,413
0
down in Fraggle Rock
Well all this talk of future mice and some general discussion about scroll wheel speed in Navigator .2 got me wondering what mice people are using. So I present you a poll:

My Mouse ...

1) is an apple mouse or trackpad
2) is a non-apple mouse
3) is a trackball
4) is a tablet
5) is a touch screen
6) has a scroll wheel
7) has more than two buttons
8) has two buttons
9) is optical
10) is wireless

So check all the boxes that apply to your setup, and fill and let us know how it works for you.
 

Hemingray

macrumors 68030
Jan 9, 2002
2,914
26
Ha ha haaa!
My mouse is a Mouse-in-a-Box. It has two buttons, a scroll wheel, and you can click down on the scroll wheel for a third button. Like I said in previous multi-button mice threads, I used to be a loyal one-button Mac user. But those days are over. Ever since contextual menus really started living up to their name, I've found the "right mouse click" to be invaluable. And the scroll wheel for web pages is fantastic. Not to mention you can customize the buttons to do whatever you want them to do. Now THAT is functionality!
 

Mr. Anderson

Moderator emeritus
Nov 1, 2001
22,561
0
VA
9x 12 Intous2 Tablet. Possibly the best input device ever made, comes with a 4 button mouse w/ scroll wheel and a pen. If you've never done photoshop or illustrator with a pen and tablet, you're definitely missing out!
 

Rower_CPU

Moderator emeritus
Oct 5, 2001
11,219
0
San Diego, CA
MS mice currently...gotta love optical, no more cleaning mice balls (and no, that's not a dirty thing to say).

I'm really interested in getting a tablet for my PS work. I hear great reviews all the time...maybe I'll take the plunge when I get a PowerMac.
 

blackpeter

macrumors 6502a
Aug 14, 2001
919
0
Logietch Mouseman Optical...

I'll never use a corded mouse again. Mice are going the way of the remote control.
 

MacAztec

macrumors 68040
Oct 28, 2001
3,023
1
San Luis Obispo, CA
Originally posted by macstudent
Logitech cordless optical. The best damn mouse ever. THe only downside is that it sucks battery life. just buy recharables and you are fine.
Same what I have. And yes, the battery life does suck. I think apple should make some kind of wireless mouse/keyboard that recharges!
 

Beej

macrumors 68020
Jan 6, 2002
2,139
0
Buffy's bedroom
Question: Does anyone here not like their mouse? Every9one always seems to love their mouse.

I geuss if you don't like it, it's easy to replace...
 

macstudent

macrumors 6502
Feb 12, 2002
436
1
Milwaukee, WI
I have the graphite 2 that I use with my cordless optical. it is a nice combo. When my the batteries run out and I need to recharge them I simply use the mouse with the tablet. Otherwise I use the tablet for the pen. I would like to get a bigger one, but I don't want to spend a lot of $$$.
 

Beej

macrumors 68020
Jan 6, 2002
2,139
0
Buffy's bedroom
Originally posted by Rower_CPU
Nice 'tar Beej.

I'm not sure if I should laugh or be scared...I'll never look at shellfish the same way again :p
LOL :D Please laugh. I'm not trying to scare anyone! :)

If you do get scared, though, you're probably one of the first people ever to be scared by a 50x50 picture of a smoking prawn! :D
 

oldMac

macrumors 6502a
Oct 25, 2001
522
1
Logitech Cordless Optical

It's the only mouse for me... Never have used that 3rd "thumb" button, though.

As for battery life... Well, I bought a big pack of Alkaline AAs. Seems to go about a month before needing a new set. Not bad considering it's in use 10+ hours a day.

And... that light "never" seems to turn completely off. Even when it's sitting there doing nothing for hours.
 

Mr. Anderson

Moderator emeritus
Nov 1, 2001
22,561
0
VA
Originally posted by Beej
the first people ever to be scared by a 50x50 picture of a smoking prawn! :D
I've waved a smoking prawn at some friends (right after I took it off the grill), that works too!

Nice avatar Beej, I'd been waiting to see what you'd come up with.
 

iGav

macrumors G3
Mar 9, 2002
9,025
1
I'll second that eyelikeart......

Pro Mouse all the way............

It is, just to damn cool.......:D
 

Mr. Anderson

Moderator emeritus
Nov 1, 2001
22,561
0
VA
Originally posted by eyelikeart
hell yeah iGAV!!!

oh and Beej...they gave me sh*t for my first avatar too...;)
I like Beej's 'tar. I never commented on yours.

And soon you'll all have a chance to abuse me, anyway.
 

Beej

macrumors 68020
Jan 6, 2002
2,139
0
Buffy's bedroom
Originally posted by eyelikeart
hell yeah iGAV!!!

oh and Beej...they gave me sh*t for my first avatar too...;)
Ah, it's all good fun. No one's said they don't like it, so it's ok, I don't have to hurt anyone ;)
 

mischief

macrumors 68030
Aug 1, 2001
2,920
0
Santa Cruz Ca
Jeez.......it IS a prawn.....now I feel silly.

At first I thought it was a Bananna Slug with a Spleef and maybe you were a UCSC kid trying to mess with Jef and I.:p

It didn't register as a prawn cuz most of it's antennae aren't in frame.
 

macstudent

macrumors 6502
Feb 12, 2002
436
1
Milwaukee, WI
Re: Logitech Cordless Optical

Originally posted by oldMac
It's the only mouse for me... Never have used that 3rd "thumb" button, though.

I use that third thumb button all of the time! I use it as back on the internet. It is as valuable as the scroll wheel.
 
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