What mouse do you use with your MBP?

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  1. Kraad macrumors newbie

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    i appearently have a mouse, a cable mouse. Witch is covering about 1,1 USB ports... since my 13'MBP is having 2 USB ports witch are like 2mm apart, i have to choose between mouse or my internet stick.

    so im kinda sick from using the trackpad, gets dirty too.

    What mouse do you have, and whats your general thoughts about it?

    And please suggest me a good mouse, with bluetooth, if its any good?.

    (low budget, cant afford magic mouse)
     
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    I use apple's Magic Mouse. I'm happy with it and while its not the most ergonomically designed mouse it fits my hand and does what I want it too.
     
  4. LCTN macrumors newbie

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    I use a Magic Mouse with my 13" MBP. Although it is a bit uncomfortable, it's quite good and with BTT is even better:cool:
     
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  6. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Apple MM here too....I don't use it all the time, just for precision selection...The rest of the time I use the Trackpad.
     
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    You could just clean your track pad everyday or two..
     
  9. chrisvee, Feb 9, 2012
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    It would depend, I suppose, on you use your mouse for? Gaming, casual browsing, photo editing, etc.

    For a cheap bluetooth mouse, you could try this Dell 5-Button Bluetooth Travel Mouse. I bought one on-sale for about $15 back before Christmas. I honestly haven't used it that much - just bought it because it was cheap. It also comes in a bunch of different colours - I got a white one.

    Oh, and +1 for the Razer Orochi, Bluetooth OR USB mouse! Love it. Again, not low budget, but good.
     
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  11. jamojamo macrumors 6502

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    Same as Macman for me.
     
  12. Cmp1032 macrumors newbie

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    Same for me
     
  13. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I use an old Dell optical for playing Torchlight, but am more than happy with the trackpad beyond that, I find using a wired mouse on my MBP a little weird.
     
  14. Takashi macrumors regular

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    Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000 with bluetrack Technology.

    Apple mouse is great, but not good on the hands if used for more than 10 minutes.
     
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    Magic Mouse here.

    No issues with pain or discomfort. Love the two finger double-tap to activate Mission Control in Lion.

    Only issue I seem to have on the MBP: When the CPUs spin up to 100%, the mouse input can get choppy, like the BT signal is being interfered with.

    Also: Sometimes when I change the battery or switch the mouse on, my wife's Macbook Air will grab the mouse, and I'll be trying to figure out why my pointer isn't moving, and I'll hear her scream that her computer is possessed. It must have been paired with hers at some point, and a profile needs deleting.
     
  17. user418 macrumors 6502a

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    Same for me. I have both but tend to use the Trackpad mostly.
     
  18. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Magic Trackpad FTW. The only laptop i have ever had where I wouldn't prefer a mouse.
     
  19. Cmp1032 macrumors newbie

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    I agree the only time I use my MM is when I know I will be doing a lot of right clicking or copy and pasting. For some reason I really struggle doing both those tasks with the trackpad. Must be the all those years of not having a Mac.
     
  20. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    OP, you should reword the title of this thread because it seems you are asking US what we like to use.

    Again, I would buy a USB hub to give yourself more ports because that is why you are complaining.
     
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  22. new1macuser macrumors newbie

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    Ergonomic mouse-keyboard combos for mac please

    Can some please suggest Ergonomic mouse-keyboard combos for mac ?
    Thanks.
     
  23. toothache macrumors member

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    g700 and mx performance.
    These have just the right contours for me.
     

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