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What mouse do you use with your PowerBook?
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nemanirc
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May 21, 2004, 08:55 AM
 
This question has probably been posted before, but I am always interested in what people are using. I used to use a Kensington PocketMouse optical scroll and loved it. Then, my wife inherited my old G3 PowerBook and the mouse with it (she hates the trackpad). Then, I picked up the BT-500 BlueTake mouse sold by RadTech (http://www.radtech.us/Products/BT500.aspx) and absolutely love it. It is a tiny BlueTooth mouse (no dongle required) that works great with my PB G4 12". It is a little small in my hand, but so are all little laptop mice.
     
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May 21, 2004, 09:16 AM
 
i use the apple bluetooth mouse. i love it.
     
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May 21, 2004, 09:41 AM
 
I use a logitech trackman wheel

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/pr...CONTENTID=5002

that I paid way too much for at Best Buy.

I can't use mice....they just kill my wrist.
     
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May 21, 2004, 10:13 AM
 
The trackpad on my PB17 is amazing. I only use a mouse for games and only when I´m at home and the PB is sitting on the desk.
I bought a Logitech MX700-incredible piece of equipment.
Haven`t gotten around to programming all the buttons yet.
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May 21, 2004, 10:31 AM
 
I use a usb Dell by Logitech, untill I can find a BT mouse I like.
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May 21, 2004, 10:36 AM
 
Originally posted by mdc:
i use the apple bluetooth mouse. i love it.

ditto!
     
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May 21, 2004, 10:37 AM
 
Originally posted by mdc:
i use the apple bluetooth mouse. i love it.
same here
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May 21, 2004, 11:00 AM
 
Originally posted by mdc:
i use the apple bluetooth mouse. i love it.
somehow i knew that would be the first response
     
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May 21, 2004, 11:04 AM
 
I got one of these:

http://www.targus.com/us/product_det...sp?sku=PAUM01U

At firts I thought it would be too small, but I got used to it pretty quickly, and the second button and scroll wheel work fine. Very portable.

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May 21, 2004, 11:59 AM
 
Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0.

It works great. Plus it was a free replacement when my old 1.0 broke.
     
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May 21, 2004, 12:10 PM
 
I'm using a Microsoft trackball, and then occasionally I'll use the mouse that comes with my wacom tablet.

Trackball saves a huge amount of space, as you don't need to move it around.

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May 21, 2004, 12:31 PM
 
Logitech MX310
     
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May 21, 2004, 12:40 PM
 
Well, I usually use my Apple Bluetooth Mouse, but alas, I've lost it already!
     
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May 21, 2004, 12:52 PM
 
Logitech MX900 here!
     
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May 21, 2004, 01:23 PM
 
i use the mx900 as well, even take it with me everywhere
     
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May 21, 2004, 01:24 PM
 
Originally posted by nate_02:
same here
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May 22, 2004, 03:38 AM
 
i use the Logitech MX700, i love it, the track pad on my powerbook is servicable but i really need a mouse.
     
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May 22, 2004, 09:56 AM
 
Originally posted by nemanirc:
Then, I picked up the BT-500 BlueTake mouse sold by RadTech (http://www.radtech.us/Products/BT500.aspx) and absolutely love it. It is a tiny BlueTooth mouse (no dongle required) that works great with my PB G4 12". It is a little small in my hand, but so are all little laptop mice.
Ditto, and it takes up very little space in my case.
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May 22, 2004, 11:27 AM
 
MX900 at office
BlueTake 500 on road and occasionally at home
     
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May 22, 2004, 11:30 AM
 
MX700 here, love it.

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May 22, 2004, 12:02 PM
 
I use the "Logitech Notebook Optical Mouse Plus". I like it so far. Nice portability and the size works OK for me. I do wish it were Bluetooth, though.
     
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May 22, 2004, 01:45 PM
 
Can't go wrong with anything from Logitech MX series. I'm currently using MX500 and will upgrade to a MX510 next week...
     
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May 22, 2004, 06:35 PM
 
Wow, I guess no one else uses anything from the dark side....

I have a Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer that I used to use on my PC.

it's been great for me!
     
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May 22, 2004, 08:02 PM
 
Logitech MX500....beautiful, useful....the best I ever had...
     
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May 22, 2004, 08:28 PM
 
I'm using the macally dotmouse for now. Looking forward for there bluetooth mouse coming out soon.

http://macally.com/spec/usb/input_device/dotmouse.html
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May 23, 2004, 08:15 AM
 
I'm happy with the Apple Bluetooth wireless mouse.
     
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May 23, 2004, 08:57 AM
 
I use a wireless Apple mouse. How could make a better mouse to work with our Macs than Apple right?
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nemanirc  (op)
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May 23, 2004, 09:55 AM
 
Originally posted by Dean Krouse:
I use a wireless Apple mouse. How could make a better mouse to work with our Macs than Apple right?
Well, from my original posting, I think the BT-500 ([http://www.radtech.us/Products/BT500.aspx) is a better bluetooth mouse…
     
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May 23, 2004, 10:24 AM
 
MX900 Here!
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May 23, 2004, 10:30 AM
 
Apple Bluetooth Mouse.

Its the proper choice!

     
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May 23, 2004, 10:42 AM
 
maybe this is why apple [supposedly] has no intention of making a more than 1 button mouse. their bluetooth mouse is selling, thus sales show that people are happy with a one button mouse.

i know i am. (i don't play games on my mac)
     
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May 23, 2004, 11:02 AM
 
Originally posted by noirluispher:
MX900 Here!
What software are you using to program the buttons? it was my understanding that the Logitech software did not support it.

Thanks!

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May 23, 2004, 11:32 AM
 
I was looking at the mx900 on logitechs website and i was wondering do you have to use that bluetooth hub thing or will the the mouse connect directly through bluetooth and just use the hub thing for charging the battery?
     
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May 23, 2004, 11:53 AM
 
Originally posted by techyguy:
I was looking at the mx900 on logitechs website and i was wondering do you have to use that bluetooth hub thing or will the the mouse connect directly through bluetooth and just use the hub thing for charging the battery?
Correct!
You only use the "Hub" for charging.
     
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May 23, 2004, 12:51 PM
 
I use a Logitech MX700. Absolutely awesome cordless mouse. I've ordered the MacMouse but haven't received it yet to comment on it.
     
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May 23, 2004, 02:13 PM
 
My mouse is the Logitech cordless Trackman (even though I have a G4 iBook and not a P'Book). It's great. I even converted my g/f to it after she spent about 20 minutes on it.
I also have a M$ optical mouse, a really tiny one, for when I'm the road and want more than the SideTrack-enabled trackpad.

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May 23, 2004, 03:01 PM
 
Is the MX900 responsive enough for FPS?
Don`t want to get shot `cause my mouse can`t keep up.
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May 23, 2004, 09:09 PM
 
I use the trackpad 99.99%, but if I really needed the mouse for precision work, I'd borrow my MSFT Wireless Optical Explorer from the iMac and use that.
     
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May 23, 2004, 11:12 PM
 
I just bought a Logitech MX500. Best mouse I have ever used. Fits my hand soooo well.

I would have bought the 700 but really, I don't like the idea of having to change batteries every now and then.
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May 23, 2004, 11:30 PM
 
Originally posted by youngfook
I would have bought the 700 but really, I don't like the idea of having to change batteries every now and then.
I've had the MX700 for a year now. Haven't had to change the batteries at all. Charges last longer than a week.
     
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Macally iOpti Jr
     
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May 24, 2004, 06:42 AM
 
Originally posted by jessejlt:
I use the "Logitech Notebook Optical Mouse Plus". I like it so far. Nice portability and the size works OK for me.
Same here, and the colour and size match well with my PB. Compact and light to carry. Best of all, cord management.
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May 24, 2004, 08:56 AM
 
I just got a Bluetake for my new 12" and so far its a great mouse. Had heard reports of bad battery life on BT mice, but so far so good, several hours use on a set of rechargeable AAAs.

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May 24, 2004, 10:03 AM
 
I use the Logitech MX700 while at home, and the Logitech Mouse for Notebooks when on the move
very pleased with both of them

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logitech mx500
     
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May 25, 2004, 06:43 PM
 
Logitech MX 900. Bluetooth fun, made for my big hands, and lots of buttons. plus, it matches my slick 12in Powerbook.

Though it is a tad bit expensive. Well worth. The girls go wild for it.
     
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May 25, 2004, 10:52 PM
 
Still waiting to cut the cord. My Logitech MX500 feels very solid and has the perfect weight/balance. All boils down to personal preference.
     
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Just purchased the RadTech BlueTake notebook mouse. Works great with my revA PB17. Thanks for the tip!
     
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I use a Logitech MX700 mouse.
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