Wireless mouse to pair with powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by answer348, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. answer348 macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2004
    I'm heading back to school in a few weeks, and I figure that I should head back with a mouse this time. As far as I know, there's no winner in the bluetooth mouse department, so I'm looking for a USB wireless optical mouse for less than $40. I just want something with good performance, good battery life, and a shiny exterior to match my powerbook. Any recommendations?

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    What do you mean by a USB wireless mouse?

    I use the standard Apple Wireless Mouse (Bluetooth) and I think it's great but I've only been using it for a week now so problems haven't had any chance to occur really. :)
  3. Eastend macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2004
    Nara, Japan
    I know it's the Darkside, but I use a Microsoft wireless, just recently changed the batteries, lasted over 10 months on the batteries that were in the box. It's very smooth and scrolls smoothly also, it came in 5 or 6 different colors, do not know if they still make it?

  4. whiteangel macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2004
    Get the logitech v500, and it matches the powerbook too ! :D

    I got one, and the touch scroll saves me from moving my finger repeatedly when scrolling long long pages of code, just place finger the end and press down. How nice ;)

    I am not sure how much it costs in the US though, got it for £38 .
  5. answer348 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Has anyone used the Logitech v200? On Amazon it has very positive reviews and costs a little over $30.
  6. YS2003 macrumors 68020


    Dec 24, 2004
    Finally I have arrived.....
    Thanks for this tip. I use V500 when I travel with my 12" PB and I have not noticed that scrolling feature (I may have; but I have not been paying attention) until now. That's a cool feature.
  7. RooX macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2005

    how could you not notice? do you buy products without doing any research or even read the packaging it came in? Why else would it be as expensive as it is?
  8. Eevee macrumors 6502a


    Aug 10, 2004
    New Haven, CT

    That's such a cool looking mouse...but it costs around $69.95 US.

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