Need a Mouse

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by harry*333, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. harry*333 macrumors 6502a

    harry*333

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    Ok, so with my nMP on its way, or at least it will be eventually, I'm working on piecing together my first desktop system. The one piece I'm having trouble finding is the mouse. These are my desired requirements:

    - Simple Apple-like design
    - High-quality build and performance
    - Wireless
    - Scroll-wheel
    - 3-button(Left, Right, and Center)

    So suggestions?
     
  2. TyPod macrumors 68000

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  3. harry*333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard many good things about that one and it is an option, though I'm not much of a fan of the thumb rest, nor do I really want anything with the extra thumb buttons.
     
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  5. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    I "third" the Logitech Performance MX Mouse!

    Great piece of equipment...
     
  6. Bear macrumors G3

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    I'd recommend a Logitech. Go to a Best Buy or a Staples (or both) if you're in the US and see which mouse fits your hand best. Also note that Best Buy now matches Amazon's prices (not marketplace vendors, just products actually sold by Amazon).
     
  7. MacDude21 macrumors regular

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    I would highly recommend the Magic Mouse, it can be found in Apple.com's store under Mac >> Mac accessories, and is a multitouch wireless mouse that works with your computers built in Bluetooth. It has all of the buttons but you use it with touch instead of the buttons. You can probably find a YouTube video on it, and if you do get it I recommend you get MagicPrefs for even more customizability. The Magic Mouse costs $70 and MagicPrefs is free, just look up magicprefs on your favorite search engine.
     
  8. Bear macrumors G3

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    The magic Mouse misses one of the OPs requirements - that being the 3 button requirement.
     
  9. MacDude21 macrumors regular

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    What are you talking about? It has left, right, and with a few clicks on MagicPrefs it has a middle click.
     
  10. harry*333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I like the magic mouse for everything except actually using it. I've used them before and they just don't work naturally with my hand; they're way too flat. Plus I definitely prefer to have all mechanical with my mice and keyboards.
     
  11. blueroom macrumors 603

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    I use a Razor Orochi 2013, excellent traditional mouse design, USB or Bluetooth support, excellent tracking. Hint: use Better Touch Tool with it.
     
  12. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Are you sure? Those extra buttons are the only way to [quickly] go back and forward. Horizontal scrolling doesn't behave the same way with third party mouses as it does with the Trackpad or Magic Mouse.
     
  13. DarthVader! macrumors member

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    The one thing I do not like about most, if not all Logictech wireless mice is the little usb nub thing you have to use. I understand the Magic Mouse does no fit your needs, but I do love how I just turn it on, pair it to the Mac and I'm done. Why do Logitech mice use that stupid nub :confused:
     
  14. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Because they use a proprietary wireless system. The advantage to which is that it uses less power than bluetooth*, so you don't have to swap the batteries as often. Also, many PCs still don't have bluetooth built in, so a dongle needs to be supplied anyway.


    *Traditional Bluetooth anyway. I imagine Bluetooth 4.0 "Low Energy" technology could probably bridge the gap, though we have yet to see this implemented in a mouse.

    BTW, Logitech does make at least a couple bluetooth mouses.
     
  15. MacDude21 macrumors regular

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    To me, it's more comfortable than any other mouse on this planet. But that's your opinion I guess.
    I hope you're not trying to place your entire hand on them though- if you are, then yes I would agree that that position is uncomfortable. I have my pointer finger on left click, middle on right, thumb around one side and index(one between pinkie and middle) on the other. To me, that is comfortable.
    But it is, again, your choice. You might want to consider the Mighty Mouse, which I used to use. It's more like a regular mouse, but still has that touch thing and one-button(uses touch right-click, it feels natural) and has buttons on the sides you can squeeze. It also has a 360 scrolling wheel, but it is a physical wheel and not a touch wheel. It is $10 cheaper than the magic mouse at $60. You do have a middle click, just push in the scroll wheel and click. That means it is a 4-button mouse, but you can disable the functionality of the squeeze buttons.
    OH, and the ones on Apple.com aren't wireless, but you can probably find wireless ones still in their package on eBay. I don't think apple makes the wireless ones, but I have seen them before. They are a bit heavy, though.
     

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