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post #1 of 21
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As part of my shopping yesterday I bought a logitech cordless optical mouse. Cordless may not be everyuone's cup of tea (as I discovered when my wife rejected it for her iBook), but I love it.... this mouse is acurate, fast, and free. I plugged it in and it works without any software in OS X - instantly recognised.

I did not like the thumb button position on the Mouseman version so i went for the older 2button/scroll wheel version (its smaller too). Just one question - it seems to be constantly on (or asleep at least with the light jsut dim and flashing).... does it ever really turn itself off and jsut go completely dark ?

Cheers
adam

PS, my wife wants the new white mouse that comes with the new iMac - the longer cord should be OK for the iBook. Anyone know when they will be selling it as the Pro mouse instead of the current black version ?

[ 01-12-2002: Message edited by: Adam11 ]</p>
post #2 of 21
I've got the Mouseman Cordless Optical and I agree Logitech's Optical Wireless mice are great. To anser your question, I don't think the light goes off. Mine always flashes too when my iBook's asleep.
post #3 of 21
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thanks Eman... I was a bit worried.... today I will buy some lithium AA batteries so that they will last for months.


Adam
post #4 of 21
Well you don't need to buy right away. The batteries in mine usually last close to 2 months.
post #5 of 21
Well I dont know about on macs, but on my friends PC the movement is choppy as all hell, about 40htz. It hurts to watch (hehe, puns are the lowest form of humor).
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post #6 of 21
Mine's is usually pretty smooth.
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
Same here - very smooth - but very quick and sensitive too.
post #8 of 21
I've also found it a lot better since I installed MouseZoon to speed it up a little.
post #9 of 21
I just got a Mouseman optical (wired one) I love it! It "flickers" because with movement more power is increased to the LED. When the mouse is idle, it glows less.
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post #10 of 21
Lots of optical mice pull the old flickering LCD trick. Dunno why. The Apple Pro Mose flickers very slightly.
post #11 of 21
I like my Cordless Freedom Optical, but the keyboard is too mushy for me and the mouse doesn't really track very smoothly. Not at all good for Quake 3...I use my old keyboard with the new mouse for games.

In fact, if anyone wants my KBD/mouse I sell for $90...
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post #12 of 21
I like my Cordless Freedom Optical, but the keyboard is too mushy for me and the mouse doesn't really track very smoothly. Not at all good for Quake 3...I use my old keyboard with the new mouse for games.

In fact, if anyone wants my KBD/mouse I sell for $90...
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post #13 of 21
[quote]Originally posted by cdhostage:
<strong>Lots of optical mice pull the old flickering LCD trick. Dunno why. The Apple Pro Mose flickers very slightly.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Really? I guess I'm used to my old Kensington mouse that didn't flicker when the computer was sleeping.
post #14 of 21
Adam, I have the same mouse you do. I love it, very smooth.

I've been using mine since christmas day if that says anything about the batteries, i hope they last a good few months, after all all that is being powered is the little light and the transmitter.

I will try to remember to post when they finally die.
post #15 of 21
[quote]Originally posted by The Toolboi:
<strong>Well I dont know about on macs, but on my friends PC the movement is choppy as all hell, about 40htz. It hurts to watch (hehe, puns are the lowest form of humor).</strong><hr></blockquote>

your daft, Puns are teh greatest, I love puns, once you start punning you just can't stop, sure for the most part they aren't relaly FUNNY but for me the point of puns isn't to be funny, ya know?
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post #16 of 21
[quote]Originally posted by Adam11:
<strong>I plugged it in and it works without any software in OS X - instantly recognised.

[ 01-12-2002: Message edited by: Adam11 ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

does it realy work in OS X cuz on logictech's web site it says-
"Mac OS 8.6 and above excluding OS 10"

cuz i want to get the Cordless MouseMan Optical and i would want all the buttons to work. Also anybody get the MouseMan Dual Optical, does it work better?
post #17 of 21
All mice with 2 buttons and a scroll wheel work in OS X.
post #18 of 21
[quote]Originally posted by Ti Fighter:
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does it realy work in OS X cuz on logictech's web site it says-
"Mac OS 8.6 and above excluding OS 10"

cuz i want to get the Cordless MouseMan Optical and i would want all the buttons to work. Also anybody get the MouseMan Dual Optical, does it work better?</strong><hr></blockquote>

I believe that when they say excluding 10 they are refering to the stupid webwheel (i think that is what its called) software that works in OS 9. Personally i find the mouse works far better in X than it does in 9. Everything in X is smooth, in 9 it is quite choppy. The webwheel software is uselss.

One more thing to note is that the scroll wheel works on all cocoa apps, but only some carbon apps.
post #19 of 21
[quote]Originally posted by Cosmo:
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I believe that when they say excluding 10 they are refering to the stupid webwheel (i think that is what its called) software that works in OS 9. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah, that and all the other features their software has.
post #20 of 21
I was going to get the ContourDesign MiniPro mouse but opted in the end for Logitech's Mouseman Traveler. An excellent mouse and I can vouch for the fact that both buttons and the scroll wheel work in OS X without any extra software--although there are programs that the scroll wheel won't work in, and Omniweb seems to provide better support for the scroll wheel than Explorer.

According to the Logitech website they are planning a release of mouse software for OS X this quarter (although it may initially just be a beta release).
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post #21 of 21
[quote]Originally posted by Retrograde:
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According to the Logitech website they are planning a release of mouse software for OS X this quarter (although it may initially just be a beta release).</strong><hr></blockquote>

Who cares? Their software is horrible. I'll wait til USB Overdrive is for OS X.
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