What mouse do you use?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RedWings, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. RedWings macrumors regular

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    Was looking at the logitech V450 nano. I'm comcerned though about the nano dongle on the left since I'm right handed.

    So what are you all using (if you aren't using the trackpad).
     
  2. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    Wireless Mighty Mouse.

    Works really well and really customizable.

    A lot of people say the trackball gets dirty and stops working but I haven't had that problem. Maybe they just need to wash their hands more. ;)
     
  3. Cousin Dirk macrumors 6502a

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    I actually find the multi-touch gestures available in the MacBook Pro trackpad preferable to a mouse for standard use. Not tried to do much editing with it though.
     
  4. PolySciSurfer macrumors 6502

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    This thread will probably be moved, but I'll answer anyway! I am in the same situation, and I can't decide on a mouse. I have heard bad things about the Apple mighty mouse trackball failing. Plus I have always liked a scroll wheel. Since my MBP will only have two USB ports, ideally I would like a nice bluetooth mouse. So I'm looking for suggestions also!

    I really like that RocketFish mouse posted above, and it's a good price. But I've never heard of that brand, do they have good support/warranty? Reliability?
     
  5. RedWings thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does using a Bluetooth mouse effect battery performance by much?
     
  6. PolySciSurfer macrumors 6502

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    Wow, that RocketFish mouse has really good reviews. I'm picking one up this weekend. Any idea how long the batteries last?
     
  7. iShak macrumors 6502

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    Logitech v470, no problems so far! pretty sturdy.

    However, sometimes if you dont put the batteries in correctly (i.e push them in too low) the left button loses its 'crispness' .. easy solution though, take out the batts and reinsert.
     
  8. simplymuzik3 macrumors 6502a

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  9. kkim0228 macrumors newbie

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    Wireless Mighty Mouse and it is the worst mouse experience I've ever had.

    1. Bad contour: strain on your wrist
    2. Crappy scroll ball: no need to explain further
    3. Sudden bluetooth connection drops
    4. Yesterday I found it didn't register any clicks (right and left)! Reconnecting solved the issue, but having to reconnect every few hours gets REALLY ANNOYING.

    I like my MBP, but the MM absolutely sucks. Whatever, I bought it and didn't bother returning it, so the blame's on me.
     
  10. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    bluetooth connection drops...me too....like all the time...you gotta shut off and turn back on...somtimes you gotta click the button to make it come "alive" again...

    really sucks too, i also had the no click issues also, but figured it out to be batteries.
     
  11. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    Hi.

    I have a MicroSoft bluetooth mouse that I keep in my bag. It works well but eats AAA batteries to the point that I have rechargeable ones.

    My desktop mouse is a Logitech MX 1100 wireless USB. The fit is great and battery life is excellent.

    I have a RocketFish bluetooth keyboard and it quit after three months. Bust Buy said send it to RocketFish and the RocketFish warranty said to return it to the point of purchase.

    RocketFish is a subsidiary of Best Buy.

    Dale
     
  12. Higgs1 macrumors 6502

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    Microsoft Laser Mouse 5000

    I got the whole wireless set last year for like $15 (normally $75-80) as it was in a flyer for some store, so i Pricematched @ walmart for it :)

    haven't had any problems with it at all on my MBP, would love a Bluetooth mouse but really have no need for it right now (is kind of a pain in the balls to take up a USB port with my IR receiver though)
     
  13. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    My work MBP has a Dell keyboard and mouse. My home mini has a Logitech MX900 Bluetooth mouse (and the older style Apple Bluetooth keyboard). When my old mini had intermittent connectivity problems with the Logitech, I would plug in a basic Microsoft USB mouse.
     
  14. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    i use the gaming mouse: logitech g5 gaming mouse

    hooked up via USB. i love this mouse. you can change the sensitivity of the laser to either fast slow or regular. as well as the wieghts and stuff. its a gaming mouse of course lol and its super comfortable for me
     
  15. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Logitech MX1100 when I am at home. Switchable DPI, very big with a high contour, so it's very comfortable to use. Oh, and my favorite part: The wheel can be changed between free-spinning and notched. On the fly.

    I just use the trackpad when on the go. One less thing for my bag. It's a good trackpad, so I can get by with it for just surfing or taking notes in class. (I rarely do anything intensive away from my desk)
     
  16. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Doing work or minor things around the OS, Wireless Mighty Mouse. When playing games, Razer DeathAdder.
     
  17. wendyphotograph macrumors newbie

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    wacom tablet

    unelss I'm taking my laptop out and about I love the Wacom tablet the best - makes sense to me we use a pen like we were brought up to do! once you start you'll find it hard to put down!
     
  18. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    Mighty Mouse, and in all honesty, it's not that bad at all. I wouldnt recommend it for gaming at all, but for other things it serves its purpose.
     
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    Wireless Mighty mouse

    From surfing the web, to gaming, to photoshop/illustrator and 3d modeling.

    This thing is awesome, other than the bottom not having a REAL slippery surface (like gaming mice) i find it an awesome input device.

    The trakball hasnt failed me one in the 2 years since i bought the thing, and ive never had issues with the BT connection.´

    I would reccomend it to any one. I can se however some people wanting a separate right click button. This can do this but in some games you need to keep pressed the right button and then press the left one to fire, and with this mouse you have to let go, then press. Not a biggie but for hardcore fps gamers this wont cut it.
     
  21. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I just recently started using the Wireless Mighty Mouse since they released the bluetooth fix. I'm trying to get a acquainted with it.
     
  22. c.dub macrumors member

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    Logitech VX Revolution.

    - Very customizable.
    - Ergonomic.
    - Notices very minute movement / high DPI (a must for graphic work).
    - RF connection via dongle never drops, connects as soon as mouse is turned on.

    Best notebook mouse available IMO. I have used the Might Mouse and it is CRAP compared to pretty much anything Logitech makes.
     
  23. hamis92 macrumors 6502

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    On the go: MacBook Pro trackpad
    At home: Bluetooth Mighty Mouse or Wacom tablet (MM more often)

    I agree that Mighty Mouse is awesome, but sometimes the scroll ball gets stuck and you need to clean it. For once it was stuck so badly that I had to pry the mouse open to get the dirt out. That was scary...
     

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