34824 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: May 18, 2008 9:17 PM by Donkey Punch
What kind of mouse are you looking for? There is a few choices just in that regard.
Wired full size
Wireless full size
Wired compact notebook
Wireless compact notebook
At any rate heres my choices you might like:
In the same order as the above list
Logitech (you dont like so never mind)
Again logitech or a kensington no specific model
Logitech has one with a receiver so small it can stay in your usb port full time. or a bluetooth model. Microsoft has a small one also with a small usb stick receiver but it sticks out to far IMO.
Good luck best bet is to go to a few local stores and test fit to your hand also.
i'm using a "kensington pilotmouse mini bluetooth", a name almost bigger than the mouse itself
to get all the features you need to install their mouseworks software, it works fine with tiger and leopard on both ppc and intel macs that i've used it with
it has two buttons and a clickable scrollwheel, and an on/off switch
battery life with alkaline rechargeables is excellent (these are rarer than nimh, but much better in mice etc. as they give the same voltage as non-rechargeable alkaline cells), depending on usage i seem to get 2-3 weeks between charges
The only downside I can suggest is that the two (forward and back) buttons take some getting used to for a lefty. They are placed for right index finger use. As a lefty it is still a great mouse. Shopping around I found not only a cheaper price but a $30 rebate.
Well I'll say if you have the budget get a MS Wireless Laser 8000 Bluetooth mouse. I got mine a couple of days ago. So far its been awesome! It works perfectly with the MBP even without the MS bluetooth dongle.
Its as simple as going through the bluetooth setup wizard, select mouse... while its searching hold the button on the bottom of the mouse in, OS X will detect it and bob's your uncle Perhaps a good idea though to install the latest Intellipoint 6.22 from MS site. NOTE: You'll have to select something like the Wireless 6000 mouse on the downloads page, as OS X is not listed for the 8000. The Intellipoint software works for all MS mouse though.
Again, very happy with my new purchase! The battery on it lasts very long as well, plus its rechargeable with the 'pad' that you place the mouse onto when the battery goes low.
i'll chip in on this one... i have two suggestions:
a) avoid logitech like the plague. the hardware is usually good (except a weird obsession with usb mini-receivers over bluetooth) but the drivers are absolute crap, on both windows and mac.
i use a RadTech BT600 now - http://www.radtech.us/Products/BT600.aspx
its brilliant. small, light, plenty of buttons, and it charges with a regular usb cable (with a regular mini-usb port) so you dont need to carry a special cable/charger when you take it on the road. you can also USE IT while its charging!
Well, when at my desk at home or at the office, I use my Logitech MX Revolutions, but on the road and especially during presentations, I prefer my Logitech MX Air in air mode. Beware that once you have installed extra drivers for them, plugging or unplugging the receiver will cause the MBP to awake, since the O.S. needs to load or unload the kernel extension. As for the so-called 'mice for portables', I detest them cause they are usually tiny in size and don't fit quite well in my big paws. Ever get a cramp from gaming too hard with a puny mouse?