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Old Apr 2nd, 2010, 10:37 AM   #1
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I hate using the track pad on laptops, so I've decided to buy a mouse. Does anyone recommend a specific brand thats both moderately priced and efficient? I'm not willing to order online so the closest stores near me are The Source, Future Shop and Best Buy.
I have/I'am getting a MacBook Pro 13inch, so it would half to be compatible with it. I've looked around their sites but can't find anything to appealing. Any help will be great thanks.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2010, 10:57 AM   #2
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Logitech or the Magic Mouse would be my recommendations.
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hmm, logitech you need to explain, they make alot of mouses. I currently own 2 for my PC, a G5 and a Optical Mouse. I'm hoping the Magic Mouse would be at Future Shop or Best Buy, because ordering online is a pain in the arse and I don't want to have to wait 2 weeks like my macbook haha.
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hmm, logitech you need to explain, they make alot of mouses. I currently own 2 for my PC, a G5 and a Optical Mouse. I'm hoping the Magic Mouse would be at Future Shop or Best Buy, because ordering online is a pain in the arse and I don't want to have to wait 2 weeks like my macbook haha.
Sorry Davis you said mice brand so that is all I thought you were looking for.

Well I know you don't want to spend too much but...

Logitech® Performance Mouse MX™ ($120 )
MX™ 1100 Cordless Laser Mouse ($100)
MX™ Revolution (if you can still find one... they are discontinued)
VX Revolution™ (if you can still find one... they are discontinued)

Those would be my main Logitech recommendation. They all have Hyper Scrolling (as do other models) which to me, once you have used it you just can't go back. That being said, I have owned both the MX™ Revolution and the VX Revolution™ and gave them both up for the Magic Mouse as it has a form of Hyper Scrolling with the flick gesture.

I think compared to the upper end Logitechs the Magic Mouse is very good value. It takes a little bit of getting used to, but I love mine and wouldn't go back to the Logitechs now. I always found the clicking (especially when clicking and dragging) on the Logitechs to be a little unpredictable at times and you really had to hold the click very firmly or when dragging they would release prematurely dropping files and folders before you wanted, which can be a pain.

That being said you can do far worse the the Logitechs that I mentioned, but they are expensive. If you can try out a Magic Mouse before buying it I would recommend it because they aren't for everyone. But as I said I really love mine. Good luck.
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I was looking at the Magic Mouse, do you think they have them at Best Buy? Since their an Apple Retailer. I know the source wont.
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Okay scratch what I just said, I looked and yes they do. What about the Mighty Mouse. Its 20$ cheaper and corded which would save time of charges.
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Okay scratch what I just said, I looked and yes they do. What about the Mighty Mouse. Its 20$ cheaper and corded which would save time of charges.
I would definitely recommend the Magic Mouse over the Mighty Mouse.
I found the Mighty Mouse's little track ball on the top will get collect dust/dirt over time and affect the opteration of the ball.

I luv the operation of the Magic Mouse and the ability to do gestures on it.
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The Magic Mouse is literally an extension of your touchpad and is great.

The Mighty Mouse was and is a dud.
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Wait so let me get this straight, the Magic Mouse, does it operate like a regular mouse or is it different? & from what I read from customer reviews of the mighty mouse, I can see it sucks haha.
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I continue to like the Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse. Cheap, decently built, no frills available almost everywhere. I don't want a lot of extra buttons - the Mighty Mouse with its side buttons drives me crazy. Give me left and right click and a scroll wheel and I'm happy.
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