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logitech mx700, i love it
     
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May 26, 2004, 05:01 AM
 
Hi,

anyone tried "The Mouse"?

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May 26, 2004, 05:24 AM
 
tried the mx900
easy to setup, tracking is sub par for a 100 dollar mouse

now i use the mx500, best mouse ever
very smooth, 8 buttons, great logitech software
     
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May 26, 2004, 09:45 AM
 
Has anyone tryed the MS Bluetooth mouse?

...and what is the name of that software that will let you program the buttons on the mouse?

Thanks
     
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May 26, 2004, 02:07 PM
 
Originally posted by jorgem4:
...and what is the name of that software that will let you program the buttons on the mouse?
...would that be USBOverdrive ?
     
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May 28, 2004, 09:45 AM
 
apple wireless mouse
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May 28, 2004, 11:57 AM
 
I also use the BT-500 and absolutely LOVE it!!!
     
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May 28, 2004, 04:57 PM
 
I'm using a Logitech Cordless Optical Mouse for Notebooks.

The USB receiver looks like a Bluetooth module. Excellent battery life, and it comes with a nifty carrying case!
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May 28, 2004, 07:42 PM
 
I'm really surprised that no one else uses the Kensington Expert Mouse. I love it and it's supposedly one of the best/most ergonomic options out there. It comes in a wireless and a USB model. I have the USB.

http://www.kensington.com/html/2200.html
     
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May 28, 2004, 07:44 PM
 
Originally posted by wex:
I'm really surprised that no one else uses the Kensington Expert Mouse. I love it and it's supposedly one of the best/most ergonomic options out there. It comes in a wireless and a USB model. I have the USB.

http://www.kensington.com/html/2200.html
That looks really inconvenient to lug around in a laptop bag…
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May 28, 2004, 09:30 PM
 
Contour MiniPRO http://www.contourdesign.com/minipro.htm

usb 2-button w/o scroller. not the typical 2-btn, the main button is large while 'right' button is in the center on top. works really well for lefties or one-button users. it's pricey, i mainly bought it for it's size/weight and it works quite well.

i still have an original clear Apple Pro Mouse that i still really like.

i recently bought a $5 (on sale at Microcenter) Belkin usb mouse that's really small with 2 buttons and a scroller. comes with usb to ps2 adapter and usb extension cord, which alone are worth five bucks. it's not the greatest mouse, i just got it to see if i'd like a right clicker and i use it at work now.
     
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May 29, 2004, 05:14 PM
 
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/pr...CONTENTID=4986

MouseMan traveler! Fix very good with the PB 15'' al design and is very handy and nice to use! TOP DESIGN!
How can a boring thing such as a mac or a PC be so exciting??
     
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May 30, 2004, 05:01 PM
 
I use the Microsoft Notebook Optical Mouse. Good design, short usb cord perfect for the PowerBook...

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mo...s.aspx?pid=007
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May 31, 2004, 06:36 PM
 
I use the mouse that comes with the Cordless Elite Duo from Logitech: Here. I guess the mouse is the Cordless Mouse Man Optical. The Setup works but I want something different.
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May 31, 2004, 11:05 PM
 
Originally posted by diskgolfking:
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.
I should look into that. My wrist is messed up from computer usage and I'm trying to narrow it down. I've heard that trackballs are better for that stuff?
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Jun 1, 2004, 04:00 AM
 
Look into the Logitech Optical Trackman. Better trackball.

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Jun 1, 2004, 05:26 AM
 
I find the M$ wireless optical mouse´s response not rally good, would I use USB OverDrive instead of M$ software?
     
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Jun 8, 2004, 10:09 PM
 
That Macally bluetooth mouse, the BTMouseJr is out now:

I just bought an Airport Express or else I'd buy one of these little suckers... Anyone got one yet? They look like they'd go along with my 15" very well.
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Jun 8, 2004, 10:14 PM
 
Originally posted by [APi]TheMan:
That Macally bluetooth mouse, the BTMouseJr is out now:

I just bought an Airport Express or else I'd buy one of these little suckers... Anyone got one yet? They look like they'd go along with my 15" very well.
Your AirPort Express won't ship for over a month, so your credit card won't get hit until then. Splurge!!!
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Jun 8, 2004, 10:14 PM
 
Originally posted by iMan:
I use the mouse that comes with the Cordless Elite Duo from Logitech: Here. I guess the mouse is the Cordless Mouse Man Optical. The Setup works but I want something different.
I had one of those. I replaced it with an Apple Wireless Keyboard + Logitech MX900.
     
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Jun 9, 2004, 12:02 AM
 
usb overdrive doesnt work with bluetooth.

i use an MX-900.
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Jun 9, 2004, 12:42 AM
 
I use the MSI MI800 aluminum mouse,it works great but I am definately looking into the new BT mouse from Macally.
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Jun 9, 2004, 10:02 AM
 
I use a Kensington TurboRing trackball when I'm at home and just bought a Targus travel optical mouse with a retractable cable for when I'm on the road. I don't want to have to deal with batteries.
     
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Jun 9, 2004, 10:36 AM
 
Originally posted by rag on a muffin:
usb overdrive doesnt work with bluetooth.
yes, but my ms wireless is not BT, there is one thing really annoying about the m2 software, every time you do a F.U.S. (Fast User Switching) the mouse is uncontrollable, you need to open System Preferences to get it back right.
     
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Jun 9, 2004, 05:54 PM
 
Originally posted by angelmb:
yes, but my ms wireless is not BT
i was refering to this guy right here:

Originally posted by Musti:
...would that be USBOverdrive ?
referring to this post:

Originally posted by jorgem4:
Has anyone tryed the MS Bluetooth mouse?

...and what is the name of that software that will let you program the buttons on the mouse?

Thanks
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Jun 10, 2004, 12:04 AM
 
1 more vote to Logitech Cordless Optical Mouse for Notebooks... what a mouthful.

Great battery life, accurate mouse pointer movement, neat package with the carrying case. I will consider upgrade if they release release a BT version.

Anyway, how difficult it is to make a BT mouse? How come there are not much choices?
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Jun 10, 2004, 07:23 AM
 
Originally posted by rag on a muffin:
i was refering to this guy right here:
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Ah, excuse me, my fault.
     
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Jun 10, 2004, 09:27 AM
 
I love my Logitech Trackman Wheel. I've fully converted from a mouse to a trackball. It wasn't easy...sorta compare it to my transition from briefs to boxer shorts. What's funny is watching my non-trackball using friends attempting to use it, especially the left-handed ones. That said, I'd really love a bluetooth model to arrive to match my Apple Wireless Keyboard which I love. Coupled with the Griffen iCurve (essential if you don't use an external monitor), it's a perfect setup.
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Jun 10, 2004, 09:36 AM
 
Wacom Tablet. Slips in next to my 17 AL, far prefer it to a mouse.
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Jun 10, 2004, 05:30 PM
 
Originally posted by [APi]TheMan:
That Macally bluetooth mouse, the BTMouseJr is out now:

I just bought an Airport Express or else I'd buy one of these little suckers... Anyone got one yet? They look like they'd go along with my 15" very well.
I just posted a review at Technohappymeal. The mouse is very nice. The scroll wheel lights up blue when the mouse is in pairing mode.

I have 30 of these mice in-stock, which I'm selling at a new Bluetooth webstore that I'm opening. The store isn't "officially" open yet, since I'm still waiting to get direct credit card payments set up, but we are accepting credit card payments via PayPal for now.

Macally says that after the first batch is sold out, they can't get me anymore for about a month, so get it while it's available.

If anyone is interested in this or other Bluetooth products, come check it out:

http://www.btboutique.com
( Last edited by PLin; Jun 11, 2004 at 02:10 PM. )
     
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Jun 12, 2004, 11:20 PM
 
would this mouse work with my pb 15' and the built in bluetooth

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mo...s.aspx?pid=001
     
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Jun 13, 2004, 12:30 AM
 
Originally posted by PLin:
I just posted a review at Technohappymeal. The mouse is very nice. The scroll wheel lights up blue when the mouse is in pairing mode.

I have 30 of these mice in-stock, which I'm selling at a new Bluetooth webstore that I'm opening. The store isn't "officially" open yet, since I'm still waiting to get direct credit card payments set up, but we are accepting credit card payments via PayPal for now.

Macally says that after the first batch is sold out, they can't get me anymore for about a month, so get it while it's available.

If anyone is interested in this or other Bluetooth products, come check it out:

http://www.btboutique.com
I have a couple of questions about this mouse.

1. Does Apple's Bluetooth preference pain battery meter thing recognize this mouse?

2. Is there a manual shut-off button on the mouse?

3. When I first bought my iBook, prior to my PB purchase, I also bought a MacAlly ice jr mouse. I wasn't happy with it because the buttons on the mouse were so loud that it was distracting to use while in the library. Are the buttons loud on the bluetooth mouse as well? How would you rate them when compared to Logitech's mice?

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Jun 13, 2004, 06:07 AM
 
Originally posted by GENERAL_SMILEY:
Wacom Tablet. Slips in next to my 17 AL, far prefer it to a mouse.
Yeah, I tried that with my A4 Intuos 2 and it is cool, but to be honest I need more practice.
     
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Jun 14, 2004, 12:36 PM
 
Originally posted by jessejlt:
I have a couple of questions about this mouse.

1. Does Apple's Bluetooth preference pain battery meter thing recognize this mouse?

2. Is there a manual shut-off button on the mouse?

3. When I first bought my iBook, prior to my PB purchase, I also bought a MacAlly ice jr mouse. I wasn't happy with it because the buttons on the mouse were so loud that it was distracting to use while in the library. Are the buttons loud on the bluetooth mouse as well? How would you rate them when compared to Logitech's mice?

Danka;
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Jesse,
1. No, the battery meter does not recognize it. I'm not sure if it recognizes any non-Apple mice. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

2. There is no manual shut-off, but the mouse has an auto-off feature that activates when no Bluetooth link is detected. If you throw it in your bag, and the mouse button is hit, it will wake up for a second, determine that there is still no Bluetooth link, and shut off again. It's not like the USB wireless mice that wake up simply by moving them.

3. I don't think the buttons are any louder than the other mice I have here, including a Logitech, a Microsoft, and a Kensington. It's hard to compare it to Logitech's Bluetooth mouse, because the MX900 is a lot larger and not as suitable for travel. It also retails for twice the price.

I should also point out that the tracking is better than the Apple Bluetooth mouse. I let a few Apple Store employees try out the Macally mouse, and they all agreed with me on this.

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Jun 14, 2004, 08:08 PM
 
At home I use an MX500 and my Graphire2. On the road I just take my graphire with me.
     
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Jun 15, 2004, 07:37 AM
 
I fear the more a topic like this grows the more it will be a collection of all available mouse models on the market.

I use a Macally iOptinet with my Powerbook and a Macally icemouse with my Thinkpad. The first one developed the bad habit to interpret a single click as double. The icemouse is newer and still works fine.
     
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Originally posted by raiste:
ditto!
Double ditto!
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Jun 16, 2004, 10:20 PM
 
I tried out "The Mouse AL" . It looks great, but I kept tapping the right mouse button unintentionally, Iand I didn't like the overall feel of the mouse.

I went with a corded Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer. With 5 programable buttons and both up & down AND side to side scrolling, it seems perfect for my 12".
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