Which Mouse To Buy ?

vjmacaddict

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:confused: I'm shopping around for the right mouse, and could sure use some advice/recommendations. I need a mouse for my G4 iBook, and would like to have at least three buttons, with a high quality/accurate scroll wheel.

I'd prefer a USB optical mouse, not wireless. I already have a wireless mouse that uses lots of batteries, and also drains the battery in my iBook.

I just bought a Logitech mouse from BestBuy. Installed the software and my iBook froze. Couldn't do anything at all, until I plugged in my old mouse, so I could uninstall the software. Now I have to go back to BestBuy and return the mouse that claims to be OS X compatible!

Please share your experiences and recommendations. Thanks!
 

CubaTBird

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those chepo 15/20 buck mice from logitech service me quite well... i have been using one with my ibook for a little over a year now and longer when i had it hooked up to a previous pc..

oh yeah.. don't install the software... you don't need it.. all usb mice are os x compatible..
 

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I have a cheap Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical, which works fine. Beware of the Basic Optical Mouse though.
 

sw1tcher

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I know a lot of people who use Logitech mice with no problems.

I know you're looking for a wired mouse, but the Logitech MX 1000 laser mouse has a built-in rechargable battery. And it's super accurate.

There's also the Logitech V500.

As for wired mice, I prefer the Logitech MX 510 or the Logitech Click! optical mouse for something basic.