Recommend a mouse?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mongol, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Mongol macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    The Apple magic mouse seems kinda bad, and it doesn't have a built in batteries?

    What's a good mouse?
  2. riptideMBP macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2011
    You should probably specify bluetooth vs. wireless, and price range... Anyway, I picked up the Logitech M510 and have been quite happy with it for gaming and general use over the last 1.5 years.
  3. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2012
    why would u want built in batteries? u cant change em. if u want recharagble, buy rechargable batteries

    been using magic mouse for 2 years, love it
  4. Mongol thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    How often do you have to recharge the batteries?

    Just seems weird to have current hardware use old school batteries.
  5. lockdown571 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2007
    I've been looking at this one. It's meant for gamers, but that doesn't really matter. It can used with a usb cable or bluetooth. Some of the reviewers say it works great for the mac and some say it doesn't. I guess that's what amazon's awesome return policy is for.
  6. Mongol thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    I don't mind bluetooth or wired. Price range: less than $100.
  7. wabbit42 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2012

    On my Magic Mouse at a guess I recharge once every two or three months. I also use the Apple Wireless Keyboard, so I bought Apple's rechargeable batteries +charger which works a treat, as it comes with 6 batteries meaning you always have the two spare :) (unless both run out at the same time.... ;) ).

    Also, I don't find the Magic Mouse 'bad', once you get used to it the multitouch gestures make operating the Mac much easier and I don't find it uncomfortable either, over 2 years of use.
  8. children macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2008
  9. Mongol thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    If the battery life is that long, I might just get that then. I just didn't want to carry around a charger or spare batteries.
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    OatmealRocks macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2009
    I have the m705. I had the magic mouse before but prolong use made my wrist uncomfortable and after a while just uncomfortable using it. I also had to add an app that would change the sensitivity and area which my fingers would naturally touch and move as I move my mouse.
  11. chibiterasu macrumors 6502


    Apr 5, 2012
    London, The United Kingdom
    I know there getting quite old now but that means they can be found at a good price anyway, I love my Logitech Revolution mx pro, simple to install just plug in usb bit and away you go no need to use the cd or download new drivers (like my windows 7 pc had to do)

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  12. wmouazzen macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2008
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    TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    I really like my Razer Mamba 4G. Rechargeable battery, 6400dpi laser sensor so it works on basically any surface other than clear surfaces like glass, has a tangle-free nylon cord and it can be used either wired or wirelessly.

    It's not the prettiest thing in the world but it's Mac compatible and it feels very natural and comfortable in the hand (arguably more important than looks for a mouse). It's a bit higher than your budget at $129 though.

    The Magic Mouse is pretty but very unergonomic and the sharp edges are irritating. Some people have reported that the aluminum 'pits' where the thumb sits after prolonged use too.
  14. OatmealRocks macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2009
    I actually thought about buying this but it is $99 vs m705 $49. I do like it has a dock but overall it is just too much clutter for me. Comfort wise, it is awesome.
  15. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2012
    old school? there still the standard industry batteries that can be bought ANYWHERE>

    why do you think apple sells rechargable double A batteries

    id get prob a month worth
  16. Hexiii macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2011
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Yes, Orochi is great, however, it is kind of small so it depends whether he wants it for desktop or laptop.
  17. andrewm macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    I've used Kensington and Logitech mice for years and had some mixed experiences: the quality was nice on the models I tried, but I have largish hands and started getting cramps with at least one model. I ended up switching to an Apple Magic mouse a while back, which isn't larger, but I hold it a bit differently.

    I'll anticipate some flak for this, but I'm actually becoming a fast convert of the Magic Trackpad. I bought one a year or more ago, used it for a bit, tossed it in the closet, and dug it out recently, and am already developing muscle memory for the multi-touch gestures.

    It's not a device I'd recommend for first-person shooters (if I ever dig out an old copy of Return to Castle Wolfenstein, I might not even be able to use the Magic Mouse).

    Just my $0.02, though. In own experience, mice, like operating systems or hardware manufacturers, can be a topic of heated debate, and I don't personally support a one-size-fits-all notion for them.
  18. Fortimir macrumors 6502a


    Sep 5, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
    Here's my mouse:

    As a photographer, when I'm the road the trackpad and a tablet do everything I want.

    BUT at home I'm a mouse guy. I think the Magic Mouse is great, but it depends on your preferred style of mousing. Some people like to hold a mouse... like really hold it. Have it fill your hand. Razer has always made my favorite mice with that feel. For general computing, I prefer a very high sensitivity and then to place my wrist on the table and move the mouse with my fingers. The Magic Mouse is designed for this usage. In that case it's great.

    And as far as traveling, I think the Magic Mouse also has a great form factor for fitting in accessory pouches and the like.
  19. chibiterasu macrumors 6502


    Apr 5, 2012
    London, The United Kingdom
    Yer the dock is a little annoying but i would rather had that than normal rechargeable AA batteries. Your right it really is very comfortable :)
  20. darwinian macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2008
    In R4, more or less
    You know, I miss a proper trackball, but most mice still have never solved the horizontal scroll in a way that I find elegant. Vertical scroll wheels are generally clunky for horizontal scrolling, for instance. So for me, Apple had it right with both the mighty mouse and the magic mouse because of their horizontal scrolling features. And as far as I've seen, they're the only company so far to have solved this problem, even outside of a BT mouse.
  21. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2010
    Have to recommend the Magic Mouse, it was built for OSX and I love all the shortcuts etc. The battery is not a problem, it lasts for ages in my experience.
    I even use mine for gaming, however it isn't great for this, you might want something a bit bulkier for gaming with function buttons. But I am happy to use it for some WOW now and then.
  22. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  23. Aodhan macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2012
    The Magic Mouse is cool, I have one and love it, but it's pretty dreadful for gaming. For that I use the Logitech Performance MX mouse. It is wireless, sadly it does not use bluetooth, it requires me to use a tiny USB dongle, so that takes up a USB slot. But aside from that, it's great. It also comes with a USB cable you can use to charge the mouse, or to power it if it dies on you.
  24. BlueOcean macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2012
    I'd go with the Logitech mice. I've been using one for years and it's been brilliant.

    I don't particularly like recharging and all that nonsense so I have one that takes standard AA batteries. I probably need to change them once a year and I use my iMac heavily every day. I think the most recent version of the mouse I have is the Logitech M705.
  25. OatmealRocks macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2009
    I wasn't aware they had this. How is the size compared to the m705/m905?

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