Need a Mouse recommendation

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Susan, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. Susan macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2006
    I have a Mac OS X 10.3,9 and would like recommendations for a laser or optical mouse. Also, which cordless keyboard would you recommend?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Logitech MX1000 :cool:

    I'd get an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard.
  3. tweakers_suck macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    I have two Logitech optical mice for my computers. They work great and only cost around $20 each.

    Go with the Apple bluetooth keyboard. I bought one for my mom and she likes it very much.
  4. rwk001 macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Razer Pro

    After going through a number of Kensington mice, as well as the Mighty Mouse, the one I use is the Razer Pro V1.6 with matching ProPad. It comes from a company that specializes in gaming mice, where precision means the difference between life and death (digitally, anyways). Very sensitive, very precise, and it's so good that using other mice now feels like I'm sloshing through molasses. Also makes me a better Halo player to boot! :D
  5. Todd H macrumors regular

    Todd H

    Oct 14, 2002
    Eastman, Georgia
    I use the Razer Pro 1.6 as well. Great mouse, but the drivers don't work with my Intel iMac. Supposedly they're working on it however. Luckily all the buttons were configured automatically when I plugged it in so I haven't really had a need for the drivers.
  6. paddy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2005
    I find the Kensingtion PocketMouse Max Glow pretty good, nice enough design and it was just a case of plug and play for it to work.
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    There is actually a BT keyboard and mouse from Logitech it's black. It's quite nice, the whole design is awesome. But I highly recommend the BT apple keyboard for style and the mxlaser 1000 for performance. Never buy a cordless mouse that doesn't have rechargable batteries.
  8. markiv810 macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2002
    in Limbo
    OS X compatible laser mouse

    There are many laser mice available but only a few are compatible with OS X. I personally prefer a wired mouse rather than a wireless one. I am presently in India and logitech MX 1000 costs around 110 US Dollars, please advice.
  9. electronboy macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2005
    logitech mx 1000. I really, really like it. would not consider anything else. I recharge it once every two weeks.
  10. markiv810 macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2002
    in Limbo
    Does the mouse battery charger need to be plugged into an a/c supply, the question might sound stupid but I am in India and it's 230V AC @ 50 hz here, compared to 110V AC @ 60 hz in US or Canada.
  11. Vasileios macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2005
    Logitech v500
    wireless and small so you can cary it easilly with your laptop...
    And soooo beatiful :)
  12. rwk001 macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Razer Pro drivers

    You can get on their website and get Mac drivers for the mouse. I happened on the mouse and pad at the very last MacWorld Boston conference last year, where they were demoing the set. One cool thing is that they come in a carrying case so you can bring it to LAN parties, guess kind of like a holster for your gun or something of that nature. :rolleyes:
  13. Steven1621 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2003
    are there any bluetooth mice that do not require a wired reciever (like the logitechs)? i'd like to get a BT mouth that doesn't any more clutter to my desk. (the apple one is ideal in that it doesn't need anything else, but i need more than one button.)
  14. williamw macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2005
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    Mighty Mouse!:) Its awsome, nobody gives it a chance!:mad:
  15. sarnog macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2006
    If only there were bluetooth version of that rodent, ...
  16. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2006
    I have a Logitech MX510. It works fine and it was fairly cheap. It's your standard wired optical mouse, not too small, and the buttons are programable. I prefer that my mouses have balls, but you can't really buy those anymore, so this isn't a bad substitute.
  17. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    I use the Macally BT Mouse Jr. and it works fine. With rechargeable batteries I can go for a week or two, so I just rotate through two sets. No clutter, clickable scroll whell, nice silver case like my Pbook. I give it a vote. The only thing I wish it had was built-in rechargeability (is this even a word?). Syncing, etc. has never been a problem. Hope it helps.

    No comment :rolleyes: (Mouses = mice)
  18. sarnog macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2006

    I just bought an MX900 off of ebay. Those things aren't very portable. But, I intend to use it mainly in my "docked" setup. I don't think that Logitech is making them any more though.
  19. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    same as europe........

    i use a mighty mouse, and despite the bluetooth keyboard, i'm more than happy with it. it takes a day or two to get used to but really is brilliant.

    plus, if you're left handed, like myself, you'll HATE most logitech mice...
  20. markiv810 macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2002
    in Limbo
    Thank for the advice, Mighty Mouse was my choice but I heard so many good things about laser mouse, accuracy, not jumping to a corner. Thought laser mouse would be a good buy. Thanks again would buy mighty mouse if there isn't any laser mouse available.

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