What Kind Of Mouse Do You Use?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by davekarn, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. davekarn macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2007
    I've been looking at the Logitech VX Nano Cordless Laser Mouse, but the one thing that bothers me is that it emphasizes on for Notebooks. I'm getting an iMac soon and this would work fine for it right? Is there a better desktop mouse out there that I should consider? Thanks in advance for any info!

  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    the vx nano is a fine mouse. it's advertised as a laptop mouse, because it's small. i have fairly small hands, and i think the mouse is still a tad too small for me. before you look into buying that mouse, i suggest you hold it in your hand to see if you can be comfortable with it.
  3. iPhonePlaya macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2007
    i just got the new wireless mighty mouse for my new imac. i like it alot
  4. bc008 macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2007
    i would get that one merely for the reciever! that thing is sweet, you could plug it into the side of your keyboard and forget.

    but, the mighty mouse is a great mouse in my opinion, although i have only been using it for about a month
  5. davekarn thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2007
    So you all think that I should give the MM a shot before purchasing a new mouse? I was thinking about getting the wireless MM, but didn't want to put $20 into something I may or may not like. I keep hearing all the bad things about it, and I've grown quite fond to right-clicking.
  6. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    Wired MM here. Once I got the keys setup the way I like, I love it.
  7. rjedoaks macrumors newbie


    Sep 16, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I'm new to mac also,my question . Is there any way

    an after market mouse will work on my Imac as it worked on my PC. In other words, forward and back buttons. I'm using the Mighty mouse, which is good, but having to always go into the menu is a pain . Am i missing something here. Thanks
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    i currently use a VX Revolution, but its been a bit flaky here and there, if it keeps it up ill end up trying out the vx nano
  9. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Not where you live.
    I use a Bluetooth Mighty Mouse on both my MBP and my iMac and love it.

    You can still right-click, I came from the windows world and would be lost without my right-click.

  10. xpisnotforme macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2007
    mouse isssues

    Yea, it's only fair to give the included MM shot...and it's totally understandable when you then shoot your Mighty Mouse....repeatedly.

    I work between an iMac 24" and a macbook and the mighty mouse super grossed me out and I wanted to love it. I currently am using a razer pro 1.6 mac mouse in white and it is amazing.

  11. angrygolfer macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    I am pleasantly surprised with my wireless Mighty Mouse. I really like it.
  12. nissan.gtp macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2007
    wired MM here. it's pretty good, having the right-click capability is great.

    will prob go wireless ...

    the new kdb is really great, wish apple made a full-size wireless one
  13. Richard.John macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2007
    Yurigaoka, Japan
    Logitech MX620! Nice feel, battery powered and has little USB receiver so no wires. Great mouse.
  14. divedude macrumors member


    Mar 25, 2007
    I'm using a simple HP optical mouse and a Dell keyboard through my IOGEAR KVM. Works fine.
  15. shinji macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2007
    I'm using a Razer Pro I bought at the Apple Store...$50 or so IIRC. It's a great mouse, configurable, feels great...only thing I don't like about it is it has a blue LED under the mousewheel which I find tacky. I'm using their drivers too, not usboverdrive.

    The MM I just didn't like the feel of...Razer Pro is much more comortable to use.
  16. MikeTheC Guest


    Apr 26, 2004
    Gallifrey -- Capitol City, Prydonian Sector

    Some thoughts on this...

    First, ignore the word "Notebook", "Laptop" or anything else implying portable functionality in the name of a mouse. The only normal difference between one of those and a "regular" mouse is the size of the case. You simply have to be comfortable with what you're buying, and for things like mice and keyboards, there is NO substitute for test-driving one. Period.

    Second, Laser-class optical mice are the only way to fly anymore, as far as I'm concerned. They track over a helluva lot more kinds of surfaces and surface finishes than their non-laser cousins, and not only that but their tracking is far superior. I wouldn't even *own* a non-laser mouse as a daily-driver mouse. I do own a few that I've collected over the years, pre-Laser, but they're in a closet and are for emergency backup and/or for guests that bring their computers over.

    Third, in my experience, the only two brands of mouse maker presently making an acceptable product are Logitech and (may The Steve forgive me) Microsoft. Apple's mice are crap, and have been ever since the beginning of their Mighty Mouse product line. The last good mouse Apple made was their so-called "Pro" mouse. Kensington has made some very respectable devices in the past, and I still own one, but the mice in their current lineup are, I find, also sub-par.

    Fourth, unless it's for a laptop (and even then) don't bother with wireless. I haven't found a good purpose for one yet. The Bluetooth mice are even worse, with poor and inconsistent tracking, lags on initial movement after the power-save time-out delay period has lapsed, and just generally don't have the responsiveness that even traditional RF-based wireless mice have. This has been my experience on both the Mac and Windows implementations of Bluetooth, and across at least two or three brands of mice (from the very-off-brand to even Apple's BT MM).

    My main mouse, which I use with my PowerBook G4 when it's in "desktop replacement" mode is a Logitech MX400. It's one of the best mice I've ever owned, and wouldn't trade it for the world. I haven't tried the one you're looking at, but if it's even half as good as the one I own, it should meet all of your expectations.

    Good luck!
  17. JBat macrumors regular


    Apr 6, 2007
    I've only had my machine about five days, but I've already dumped the MM because I couldn't stand it. Right now I'm using my old corded Microsoft optical Intellipoint mouse and it is working great. I DL'd the latest drivers for it and have full functionality.

    I was going to get a Logitech, but have been reading of people having problems with them on Macs (kernel panics and the like related to the Logitech Control Center software) and I'm going to hold off for now. I do like them from a hardware standpoint though.
  18. JBat macrumors regular


    Apr 6, 2007
    That's good info MikeTheC. I didn't know that about the BT devices. Maybe I'll give a corded, laser Logitech a whirl. IO'd love to have better tracking than my old optical, though that isn't that bad, truth be told.

    Have you not had any issues with the supplied Logitech software?

    I second the Microsoft vote, they really do make excellent input devices. :D
  19. jczubach macrumors 6502


    May 15, 2007
    has anyone tried this self replicating mouse?

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  20. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I use the Logitech VX Revolution, I think it is a great mouse, by far the most comfortable one I've ever used.
  21. richkent72 macrumors regular

    I've got the VX Revolution - not sure how this compares to the Nano. Although it's a bit smaller than some mice it's comfortable enough for everyday use (for my hands anyway). I've had no signal problems although the receiver is plugged into one of the USB ports on my keyboard and is therefore only about three inches away.

    The one caveat: Don't use the Logitech software. It does work but it makes your mouse seem defective (scrolling is slooooowwww - no wonder it needs the free-wheel function). Download SteerMouse. $20 well spent.
  22. sarah3585 macrumors regular


    Aug 12, 2007
    How much bigger is the MX Revolution to the VX. The MX packaging in the UK is in a box so you can't see it. The VX seems ok for my hand but would like to be able to compare with te MX.
  23. pcorajr macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2007
    I used a LX3 By logitech. MM is something you either love or love to hate. It is personal opinion but my hand feels awkward when using a MM . I need something that has some ergonomics to it. The MM is to flat and feels like crap to me.
  24. iElin macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2007
    I am using the mighty mouse i got with the iMac.
  25. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens
    Logitech MX300

    Cheap, "reliable" (they all give up the ghost in one way or another) and wired.

    I have to 2nd the opinion about wireless being an extra cost when using it for desktop.

    not only do you have to charge the batteries, but you have to replace them as well. Cue the "I havent changed my batteries yet!" rants.

    Save you money and get a good wired one.

    Anything above the 300 series (which they dumped) from Logitech should be good. Its all about how "precise" you need your laser (gaming) and how many extra buttons you can stand or want. I always liked the 500 series, gaming mice, but good all around.

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