Help me find a new mouse

Posted:
in General Discussion edited January 2014
Besides the Magic mouse, can you guys recommend a good WIRED mouse that's not too expensive, around $60 or less. Not a gaming mouse although two or three buttons and a scroll wheel are acceptable, and of course, compatible with a Mac.



Thanks.

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  • Reply 1 of 9
    Logitech MX518 is an awesome mouse.
  • Reply 2 of 9
    spotonspoton Posts: 645member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by T'hain Esh Kelch View Post


    Logitech MX518 is an awesome mouse.





    I totally agree. Logitech makes the best mice anywhere. Apple could learn a lot from them.



    Laser tracking can be used on nearly any surface except glass.



    It has a wired cradle to charge the mouse when it's not in use, it's very ergonomically friendly and highly programmable.



    It's wireless to it's wired cradle, so no hassles setting it up, you get the benefits of charging and the benefits of wireless without the cord getting in your way, getting caught and stopping your mouse etc.



    Of course you can't use it unless the software is installed and OS X is running, but for those emergencies you should have a cheap wired mouse laying around.



    For laptops I would use a inexpensive tiny wired mouse though.
  • Reply 3 of 9
    Thanks for the responses.



    Strange, according to the Logitech website (under specifications), the mouse is Windows XP or Windows Vista only.



    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/mice_p...e/devices/4259
  • Reply 4 of 9
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,223moderator
    Also consider Microsoft Mice. Logitech have really sturdy scroll wheels but I don't like how they work - they have a ratchet wheel and then free movement, which you get by clicking the wheel. Typically, the wheel click is the middle-mouse button on standard mice.



    Wired mice are getting harder to come by and are mostly optical mice now or use early generation laser tracking. Microsoft's BluTrack is pretty good and they have one wired model here:



    http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mo...e_tab=overview



    I'd personally give up on the search for wired mice and look into a solution for recharging batteries. It can be a nuisance to replace them every 4 weeks but some mice last longer, it depends on your usage.
  • Reply 5 of 9
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Chrome14 View Post


    Thanks for the responses.



    Strange, according to the Logitech website (under specifications), the mouse is Windows XP or Windows Vista only.



    I just think that they won't want to waste time on support, or write a specific driver.



    I've been using mine for 4 years without a single problem. And paired with an application like USB Overdrive, you can set all buttons in any application.
  • Reply 6 of 9
    spotonspoton Posts: 645member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Chrome14 View Post


    Thanks for the responses.



    Strange, according to the Logitech website (under specifications), the mouse is Windows XP or Windows Vista only.



    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/mice_p...e/devices/4259





    Lots of Logitech mice work with OS X, you just didn't look hard enough



    http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/mi...r=f441&sort=s4





    Help page



    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/66/6052





    You should get the wireless mouse with the USB corded charging stand, this way when not in use you just place it in the stand for recharging. No need to fuss with batteries or the like.



    But also do get a cheap wired mouse for emergency use if OS X won't boot, it will come in handy if your machine has troubles, when you need to c boot off the installer disks or something else. Most wireless mice need to have the OS load first before the mouse can be used.
  • Reply 7 of 9
    Yeah, almost all mice works fine with Mac..
  • Reply 8 of 9
    Much thanks for all the replies gentlemen.



    Appreciated.
  • Reply 9 of 9
    Get a mini mouse, you know the really small ones that you can just throw in your purse or bag? I love them, they're so cute and they're the kind you plug into your computer. I can't stand the wireless ones.
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