Should I buy a wireless mouse for my macbook pro?

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  1. Troy Boy macrumors newbie

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    I would love to have the new wireless mouse. Would it make using my mac book any easier..? How about the wireless keyboard? anybody?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    It's a preference, but I find that mice make a lot of precision based tasks much much easier.
     
  3. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    In general, I prefer to use a mouse along with my MacBook. It's much easier for gaming, photoshop, etc. As far as the keyboard, I don't need it. It depends on what you use your MacBook for I assume.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    The last time I tried out a wireless mouse, I found it less precise then its wired brethren so have so far avoid wireless mice. As others have stated, it all boils down to personal preference.
     
  5. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    A wireless mouse makes all tasks much simpler. I just purchased the bluetooth keyboard for my MBP. It's works great when I am running AutoCAD. :D
     
  6. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I rarely use my MBP keyboard. I love having a wireless mouse and keyboard to attach to it.

    I bought the magic mouse and adore it. Its nice not having to plug in a receiver. Same goes for the keyboard. I used to hate the apple wireless keyboard but have since warmed to it.
     
  7. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    I use the Wireless keyboard (3 battery slim) and the Magic Mouse and they both increase my productivity to a high degree. My primary reason on going with them is, well, I like them. Both very easy to use especially for long sessions. Second but equally as important was the warranty which is perpetual as long as you have a mac under Applecare. Asthetics were third. ;)
     
  8. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    On my ibook I had a USB mouse plugged into it when on the computer for a long time. I have the machine on my lap, though I use the mouse on the palmrest lol:D
     
  9. Lucbert macrumors regular

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    I I were you, I'd get a wireless mouse.
    Since the MacBook Pro only has two USB ports I would go for a bluetooth mouse instead of one of these 2,4 GhZ mouses.
     
  10. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    Depends how you use your MacBook Pro. Whenever I am at home, I have it connected to my external monitor, so to make it more comfortable/easier I got a wireless mouse and keyboard and I don't regret it one bit. I don't know how I would be able to use the big monitor typing on my MacBook Pro. When on the road, I never bring my mouse. To be honest, I actually prefer using the trackpad most of the time, but it just isn't the best solution the way I use it right now.
    If I manage to clean up my table sometime soon, I will post a picture to give you an idea of my set up and how I use it.
     
  11. JaZzMaN251 macrumors regular

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    Apple wireless keyboards

    Is Apple selling wireless keyboards with numpad?
    I only find these with USB connection (cord)
     
  12. lilskaterpunk macrumors regular

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    I prefer to use a wireless/bluetooth mouse with any laptop, its much easier and faster to perform tasks. Since I plan on buying a MBP soon, I would be purchasing a bluetooth mouse with it :)
     
  13. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely buy a mouse, wireless or wired is up to you.
     
  14. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    its a matter of choosing the right one, in my opinion.....

    Bluetooth isn't always the best reliability for a mouse and may provide a slow feedback. However if you want no cords, or receivers go for a bluetooth. I've heard okay reviews of the razer orochi.

    If you don't mind a receiver, Logitech (and Microsoft too....obviously, can't come up with their own ideas) has a mouse with a Unifying receiver. HOWEVER, the receiver is VERY small and it looks like it could be left in at all times.

    One is called the Anywhere Mouse MX: LINK

    Another one is called the Performance Mouse MX: LINK

    Finally, here's a review for both mice: LINK

    As far as a keyboard goes.....I like the bluetooth apple keyboard :) there is no use in changing your typing style from one computer to another keyboard.
     
  15. lilskaterpunk macrumors regular

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    I have had a Logitech BT mouse for almost 3 years now and its awesome! I don't notice any lag or issues. Plus u do not need a USB receiver, BT works like a charm :)
    V270 Cordless Optical Notebook Mouse for Bluetooth
    http://www.giantmike.com/reviews/LogitechV270.html
    System Requirements:
    * Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
    * Bluetooth enabled computer (built in or via adapter)
     
  16. DivineEvil macrumors regular

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    I'd recommend the v470. It has 2 buttons, a wheel + button, and when you tilt the wheel left or right that is 2 more buttons. So a total of 5 buttons and a wheel. Not bad at all :) and I got a refurb at eBay for 25$ :)
     
  17. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Sorry, the wireless ones are only without num pads. I want a wireless one with a num pad, but oh well...:(
     

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