What multi-button mouse do you like?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by riker1384, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. riker1384 macrumors regular

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    I've just used my standard one-button Apple mouse. As Mac users, what mice do you like that have at least 2 buttons and probably a wheel? Something not expensive.

    When I use the Apple mouse, I don't lay my hand down flat on it; my fingers curve upward over it. My index fingertip actually rests on the right half of it. (The mouse seems to be parallel to my forearm bones this way, rather than my hand.) If I get a 2-button mouse and I end up holding it the same way, I might want the right button to perform the basic left-click. Is that possible, or will I end up holding a conventional mouse differently?
     
  2. pknz macrumors 68020

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    I use the Logitech MX518, its a bit of a gamer mouse, but I do like having Exposé and back and forwards at my finger tips.
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I use a Logitech MX1000...I think it's since been superseded by newer Logitech models, but it's a fantastic mouse.

    As for your question about hand positioning and customizing clicks, just about every multibutton mouse allows you to configure the buttons however you like them. I might also recommend heading over to Best Buy or Office Depot and getting the feel of the mice there...the feel of the mouse can be a very individual thing, and it's an important consideration.
     
  4. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Logitech VX Revo...I want the VX Nano though..

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    How did you make that mouse work?

    I had one, and gave it away because it wouldn't work on my Mac Mini. The pointer moved, but the clicks didn't register. I tried all kinds of things, Logitech blew me off for using a Mac. The 518 was awesome on my PC, but if it doesn't work with my Mac, it's not getting used.

    I use an MX500 because it did work.
     
  6. Nermal Moderator

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    I use a Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical: 2 buttons and a scroll wheel. Nice and simple :)
     
  7. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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  8. JNB macrumors 604

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    Mice. Ugh. Been a trackball user since the late 80's. Right now a Kensington Orbit. Pretty reliable and comfy.
     
  9. pknz macrumors 68020

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    It works fine as long as you don't install the Logitech Mac software (as its not a supported mouse). Then to configure the buttons I use USB Overdrive.
     
  10. lost eden macrumors 6502a

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    Major Kudos to you! I recently upgraded to a Kensington Expert trackball from an old (serial!) Fellowes trackball. The new Kensington may have set me back £75, but so far it has been worth every penny. I have the four buttons set as left-, right-, middle- & double- click. Of course, I use a mouse for gaming though (Razer Krait).

    I always found it strange that Apple sells single button mice when their OS relies upon having a two button mouse...
     
  11. mag2001 macrumors 6502

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    why dont you like the revo?
     
  12. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Nothing wrong with the revo. I just want the nano's receiver :p
     
  13. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    So, what you're saying, is that I gave a perfectly good mouse to my brother in law, because I didn't know Macrumors was here back then.

    D'oh!

    Thanks for the link. :)
     
  14. Slip macrumors 6502a

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    I personally love the Mighty Mouse, nicely shaped and looks so damn cool. I find it nice and ergonomic but I could see it being less comfy if you have larger hands than myself.
    The killer I think is that it ties in so well with OS X (oddly enough) and really enhances the time spent using it.
    Also looks superfly when used with your Mac ;)
     
  15. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Mighty mouse gets my vote too .... :)

    The MX Revolution is also cool .. :cool:
     
  16. riker1384 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know the Mighty Mouse has an unusual way of detecting clicks, so can you switch the right and left clicks the same way you can with a normal mouse?
     
  17. skwij macrumors 6502

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    Another trackball user here. I canNOT get used to a mouse that actually moves around.

    Logitech Marble mouse, with 4 buttons in addition to the trackball.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. lost eden macrumors 6502a

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    The one thing that I have really welcomed in moving to the Kensington Expert is the 'scroll ring' - too often trackballs have no dedicated scroll function, which is fine if you're running full screen & cab just roll across to the edge of the window, but it starts to get annoying wasting time finding scrollbars when you have loads nested in frames or the such. And as we're posting pictures, this is my baby;

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  20. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

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    Logitech G7-works without needing any drivers for my Mac. Built in battery meter.

    Side button auto configured for Expose.
     
  21. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    My favorite 2 mice are: Logitech MX 400, and Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 5000
     
  22. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    I am currently using the Logitech VX Nano. I like it a lot.
     
  23. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Same and I elaborated in this older thread. Just to reiterate, I am not a gamer, but I just plain love this mouse. :eek:
     
  24. nilocalling macrumors newbie

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    After two Mighty Mice I bought myself a Logitech MX620 for €50 (about $50 in the US I guess). Wireless, works great, horizontal scrolling (but doesn't work that well) and drivers for Mac. It has 4 programmable buttons, 2 mouse buttons and a scroll wheel.

    Oh yes, and it works on 2 AA batteries (not-chargeable).
     

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