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Best mouse for MacBook pro

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  • 20-03-2014 10:34pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 755 ✭✭✭


    Hi all,
    Just bought the above mac, what is the best mouse to buy.

    Thanks.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 905 ✭✭✭StompToWork


    IMHO, the trackpad on the Pro, with all it's gestures, is as good as any mouse. However, to answer your question, I would recommend the Apple Mighty Mouse (the older one with the trackball and the two side buttons). You may need to look second hand to pick one up, unless Harvery Norman's still sell them.

    Stay away from the new(ish) Magic Mouse. It works fine, but for me, the Mighty Mouse is far superior.


  • Registered Users Posts: 905 ✭✭✭StompToWork


    By way of clarification, the Mighty Mouse doesn't actually have two side buttons as such. It has two buttons, but you can't push them individually. It's more of a "squeezing the mouse" kind of action. You can assign any number of actions to the "squeeze". For instance, I use it to display Exposé.


  • Registered Users Posts: 755 ✭✭✭mcko


    Thanks for that.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,678 CMod ✭✭✭✭Sad Professor


    The Mighty Mouse has it's own set of problems. The trackball tends to give trouble and may eventually stop working. I'd recommend the Magic Mouse over it. But if you want something really reliable you should probably consider an non-Apple mouse.


  • Registered Users Posts: 755 ✭✭✭mcko


    The Mighty Mouse has it's own set of problems. The trackball tends to give trouble and may eventually stop working. I'd recommend the Magic Mouse over it. But if you want something really reliable you should probably consider an non-Apple mouse.

    Thanks again
    Excuse my complete lack of knowledge
    What would be a good non apple mouse and where would ne the best place to buy one.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 578 ✭✭✭Owenw


    mcko wrote: »
    Thanks again
    Excuse my complete lack of knowledge
    What would be a good non apple mouse and where would ne the best place to buy one.

    IMO a mid-range wired USB gaming mouse from Logitech is a good place to start as they are designed for extended use and accuracy. Look at amazon for user reviews , go in to PC world or Harvey Normans and test for comfort , button placement etc. for example, I have the predecessor of the G500s (£56 on amazon uk) which I use for graphic design. Not too many buttons and came with weights so you can fine tune the balance and heft of the mouse to your liking.


  • Registered Users Posts: 954 ✭✭✭ComeraghBlue


    The Mighty Mouse has it's own set of problems. The trackball tends to give trouble and may eventually stop working. I'd recommend the Magic Mouse over it. But if you want something really reliable you should probably consider an non-Apple mouse.

    I use the mighty mouse at work everyday and its a pain when the ball stops working but there is a simple solution for this in case anyone gets the same problem.

    1- Unplug 2- turn it over 3- Rub the ball part in circler and side motions against a piece of paper. This releases any debris inside that is making the ball fail.

    The magic mouse has its flaws and consistently just disconnects for no obvious reason. In the end i binned the magic mouse and went back to the standard mouse.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,753 ✭✭✭Doodah7


    Use a mighty mouse with my Macbook Pro. Picked it up in Tesco of all places over Christmas for €12!! Couldn't leave it behind. If you get one, remember to configure it fully in System Preferences...


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,206 ✭✭✭Zcott


    Actually, the Magic Mouse isn't bad with the right tools. There's an app called BetterTouchTool which allows any mixtures or swipes and taps with single or multiple fingers which you can assign to a keystroke, so if you really wanted a two finger swipe down for cmd-Q, you can have that.


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