What kind of mouse do you use?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by supernet33, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. supernet33 macrumors 6502

    Jan 29, 2008
    So I have the Might Mouse and I think the thing SUCKS! So I am looking to buy a better kind of mouse, but I can't deiced what one. So what do you guys/girls use?
  2. netmata macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2009
    New York
    which might mouse u had? the wirelss one? or wired? why u think it sucks?
  3. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    What mouse did you recommend?
  4. dborja macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2007
    Northern California
    Logitech MX Revolution - after trying out various mice...
  5. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    mighty mouse ftw dude. only thing better than a mighty mouse is a wireless mighty mouse
  6. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    BT Mighty Mouse. It's very comfortable for me, and the scroll ball works very well (yes, it does need to be cleaned once in a while).
  7. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    Hmmm. I don't think these recommendations will help the OP, since he doesn't like the Mighty Mouse.
  8. dantherevelator macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2007
  9. GamaFu macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    This is the one I am using right now. Highly recommend it. :)
  10. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    Agreed. I've got the MX Laser, which was the predecessor to the Revolution, and it's brilliant.

    That or a scroll wheel. They take some getting used to, but they really do rock.
  11. steve2112 macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2009
    East of Lyra, Northwest of Pegasus
    Another vote for the MX Revolution, with a vote for the VX as a close second. The Mighty Mouse is terribly uncomfortable for my big hands. Plus, it doesn't have nearly enough buttons or scroll wheels for me. The more, the better! :D
  12. kurosov macrumors 6502a

    Jan 3, 2009
    The only reason i don't like to use the mighty mouse myself is because of the way i hold the mouse (as a left-handed person using standard left click primary, cuts out hassle when i jump on someone else's pc) my right-clicks often register as left clicks.
    It was perfectly fine using it in a single click environment but some of the software i do use makes extensive use of right click.

    For the same reason i don't use anything logitech, They have an obsession with 'ergonomic' right hand moulded trash.

    I use a Razer Diamondback 3G with SteerMouse and am very happy. It's large bttons register a comfortable click no matter where you press them, This makes the mouse usable by many people.
  13. occamsrazor macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2007
    Logitech VX Nano is fantastic, I use it with a laptop but is fine as desktop mouse if you don't mind a slightly smaller mouse... if you prefer a larger mouse get the MX Revolution. The build-quality on both mice is superb and the scrollwheel is silky-smooth.
  14. WChurchill macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2009
    Logitech MX Revolution

    One vote for the Logitech MX Revolution....I have owned several logitech mice. I have MX620 at work and the MX Revolution at home.

    Very happy with both...much better feel and control than the mm imho.
  15. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I use an old Logitech Optical mouse (wired). It fits my hand well and works fine. I tried the mighty mouse and could not for the life of me get the right click to work right. Maybe it doesn't like left-handed people?
  16. revx macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2009
    I've got a logitech MX revolution and an older MX Laser, both are great and I use them everyday, highly recommend them.
  17. soldierblue macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2009
  18. cwazytech macrumors 6502


    Jan 7, 2009
    Is there an equivalent that doesn't use a USB port?
  19. xmerz macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2008
    I have a Logitech LX3. It works great & it's cheap.

    Personally I'd suggest a tablet. I use a Wacom Bamboo with my right hand most of the time. Only occasionally use LX3 with my left hand.

    BTW, used to have a mighty mouse at work and used it with my left hand too. Didn't have any problem though...
  20. WizardHunt macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2007
    Las Vegas, Nevada USA
    Well if you give us a bit more information, it would be helpful, such as is it wired or wireless? Why do you think it sucks? What is it not doing for you?
    Is it hard to use for you? Does it always need to be cleaned?

    There are remedies for that. I myself like the Mighty Mouse and if you keep it clean and your hands clean when you use it, it will stay working longer for you without having to clean the ball all the time. I have used both wired and wireless and both has its advantages and disadvantages. So you as the user has to come up with why you want wired or wireless first then decide what else is on the market that will work. I have not tried the others but it appears to have a few great choices or alternates instead of the MM. Good Luck.
  21. OldMike macrumors 6502


    Mar 3, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    Ok... I'll admit it, I use a Microsoft IntelliMouse :eek:

    (and I even enjoy using it...)
  22. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    "yes, it does need to be cleaned once in a while"

    If the reason the OP (or someone else reading this thread) doesn't like the MM because of a scrollball problem, pointing out it needs to be cleaned periodically is a helpful comment. There are more than a couple of threads started because of that very problem. :)
  23. imac2007 macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2007
    Mighty Mouse for me

    I am a high level quadriplegic and before I switched to a Mac I used a Trackball but when I set up my new Mac we hooked up the Mighty Mouse. Well after trying it for awhile I found out this is a great mouse for a person with a handicapped I cannot use my hands but on a mighty mouse all I have to do is rest my hand on It right-click lean to the right to did a left click lean to the left the double-click just press down twice and run my Palm over the trackball to scroll down. The mighty mouse has given me another tool to work with it makes me feel like a normal person being able to use a normal mouse.
  24. naptime macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2009
    I used the MX Revolution for a long time, and it was great until it started to stutter everywhere. I use a logitech MX518 now, and its amazing :D.

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