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I have a MacBook and want an external mouse, any suggestions?

Asked by mikey7183 (338points) September 17th, 2008

I heard that the Apple mouses are not that great, but what else is out there for an external mouse on a MacBook?

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robmandu's avatar

Oooohhh… lookee what Google dropped in my lap.

jrpowell's avatar

Any USB mouse will work. I have a Kensington one that works better than the mighty mouse ever did. I paid 20$ for it.

melly6708's avatar

i got a wireless mouse at big lots cost me 13 bucks… and works pretty good

tWrex's avatar

I like the Razr Deathadder. It’s wired, but you can change the dpi and everything, plus it’s got 5 button goodness and you customize every button on the mouse through it’s firmware. Definitely a nice mouse if you do any gaming, design or 3d development. ps I hate the might mouse.

iwamoto's avatar

i’m a pathetic fanboy, i play team fortress 2 with a mighty mouse, haha, and i have the E set as the right mouse button

tWrex's avatar

Oh! So weak iwamoto! So weak! =)

iwamoto's avatar

i know, but you know, i can’t show up on lan parties with an awesome macbook pro and…a regular mouse…well, even worse, a customer today had a specially branded microsoft laptop mouse, not an awesome sidewinder, but a plastic crappy one…geez, talk about horrible

tWrex's avatar

That is terrible! My mouse for my pc is the logitech mx600 which is fairly nice as well. Both are laser so it’s definitely nice.

Seesul's avatar

I have this one which I bought at an Apple store. I’m very happy with it. I never bother to turn it off and have only had to change the batteries once in about 3 months. I like it because it can be used either right or left handed and I use it both ways. The only drawback is that I can’t use it on flights, so I have a small corded mouse for that.

tWrex's avatar

@Seesul That’s a nice mouse. The beauty of it is that it’s bluetooth so you don’t use up any ports. Does it have a noticeable drain on the battery?

Seesul's avatar

I don’t think so, I use it a great deal and at first I turned it off, but it got to be such a pain re-setting everything up, that now I just leave it on. I believe it went about 3 months on the original batteries. The second set is still going strong. It was very easy to set up and also easy to get it to the settings that I liked. I like the size, it’s sort of between a mini mouse and the larger ones. I think it is very well designed, at least for my hands.

argaudette's avatar

I’m quite happy with my bluetooth mighty mouse. Though some people enjoy picking on the mighty mouse, I rather enjoy it. Props iwamoto.

tWrex's avatar

Sorry if I offended anyone. I’m not knocking the mighty mouse. I just don’t like it and I can’t see it being used for gaming.

@Seesul Thanks for the info. Hopefully that’ll help the asker!

benseven's avatar

I use a Logitech MX Revolution, and would also recommend the portable version the VX Revolution, for which the dongle can be hidden inside the mouse for transport. Awesome.

mikey7183's avatar

thanks for your answers about getting an external mouse for my Mac. Are you sure that any USB mouse will work? So i can buy a Microsoft mouse and it will work on my MacBook as long as it has a USB connection? Thanks.

clairedete's avatar

apple mightymouse. works great. through bluetooth. I love it. battery life is a little shotty but I think if you turned it off when you’re not using it (which I don’t do) it would last a lot longer.

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