USB-C Mouse

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  1. Gixene macrumors regular

    Gixene

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    I've scoured the internet for a USB-C mouse. At this point it's like looking for Bigfoot. I hoped I could choose from either wireless or wired, by design or brand. I understood there wouldn't be a large selection, but surely a few companies are producing these.

    I know, I know. "Get a dock or dongle!" I can hear it now. Though I'd prefer to avoid this if possible. Below is the only USB-C mouse I could find and I hope it's not the only one.

    Mini Optical Travel Mouse for USB-C Devices, Black 99235 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FXDVNU4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Wh8gybHBTEMF0

    Anyone know of any USB-C mice?
     
  2. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502

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    Don't know about any wired USB-C mice, but why not get a Bluetooth wireless? There are lots of them on the market. I have Apples latest Magic Mouse and it works great. Love the scrolling without a wheel. My wife uses a BT MS Mouse on MBP and loves it. Why would you want the wire? It just gets in the way.
     
  3. Gixene thread starter macrumors regular

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    Better performance mainly. I don't typically game, though usually once a month I'll game with a group of friends. I've thought about Bluetooth, but have heard of issues with some brands with OSX.
     
  4. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    I found another one: Trust, though I would use a bluetooth mouse .
     
  5. Gixene thread starter macrumors regular

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    I see it's "mini" like the one I found on Amazon. Well, it seems I'll be going with Bluetooth then. While I'm here, any recommendations?

    Microsoft mouse was recommended. I'd rather avoid Microsoft. I'm sure it's a fine mouse, but I'm sure you would understand. I typically will choose Apple accessories with confidence. Though the Magic Mouse ergonomics seems it would be uncomfortable as a mouse that would only be used for gaming.
     
  6. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502

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    If you're going wireless then just search Amazon and you'll come up with dozens of gaming mice. Just find one that's Mac compatible that you like and run with it. they run in price anywhere from about $30 and up.
     
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  8. Gixene thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've been looking. Still have yet to find one.

    Yes, however I'd rather not have any buttons on the mouse.
     
  9. ltedward macrumors newbie

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    Wireless s-l500.jpg USB-C Mouse - US $26.34
    Elecom wireless mouse Type-C 5 button BlueLED black M-BL26DBCBK
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Elecom-wireless-mouse-Type-C-5-button-BlueLED-black-M-BL26DBCBK/263001690966
     
  10. epca12 macrumors regular

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    The linked type-c mouse looks like it's made for a smartphone not a notebook. I think nobody makes them because traditional usb-a is more established and most laptops with type-c also have usb-a.
     
  11. edoglink macrumors newbie

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    USB-C mice, like you have said, are basically only mini or wireless. I know you've said you'd rather not use a dongle at all, but something like this or this could work very well with mice you already have, and since they are both pretty small, you can leave them attached to your mouse's wire at all times unless you don't need it. I use one with my Samsung Galaxy S8, and it allows me to use any usb device flawlessly with my phone. Mice, keyboards, and controllers alike. They are very portable and much more convenient than a dock.
     
  12. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    OP wrote:
    "I've scoured the internet for a USB-C mouse. At this point it's like looking for Bigfoot. I hoped I could choose from either wireless or wired, by design or brand. I understood there wouldn't be a large selection, but surely a few companies are producing these."

    Fearless prediction:

    It's going to be a while before we see many 3rd party mice with USB-c connectors (instead of USB-a connectors).

    Simple reason:
    The overwhelming majority of people in need of such mice have computers that still have USB-a connectors.

    Who is going to bring to market a product that will require an adapter for most computers that it will plugged into?

    I'm not saying there won't be any USB-c mice (see the link in reply #9 above).
    We may start to see USB-a to USB-c adapters included with some mice.

    But again, I predict it's going to be some time (at least 8-10 more years) before we see the majority of mice using USB-c.
     
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