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orinjuse 
24/7/08 6:51:11 PM
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I'm considering getting a mouse for my Macbook. I want something that's portable, but not horribly tiny. Ideally, something with Bluetooth would be good, but there's just not that many options around. The Mighty Mouse is awful, the Microsoft ones don't play nicely with OS X, and Logitech's ones are OK, but eclipsed by their other mice.

I really like the Logitech MX Nano - the tiny receiver is great, it's got good features, but it's very small. Has anyone used it and found it too tiny for everyday use?

Are there any good options out there that I've missed?

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noobmelater 
24/7/08 7:21:21 PM
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It's a mouse I wouldn't think they'd need any special drivers to work?

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plebsmacker 
24/7/08 7:31:22 PM
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Logitech V470 is easier as it's bluetooth and won't take up a usb port with the dongle, I use one on my MBP.

I have a nano as well, better features but dongle needed.

Driver support is fine for both.

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orinjuse 
24/7/08 8:47:20 PM
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Quote by noobmelater
It's a mouse I wouldn't think they'd need any special drivers to work?



The MS bluetooth mice are apparently a real pain to set up on Macs. The only officially supported way to do it is with their giant bluetooth dongle, which kinda moots the whole point of having bluetooth.


Quote by plebsmacker
Logitech V470 is easier as it's bluetooth and won't take up a usb port with the dongle, I use one on my MBP.

I have a nano as well, better features but dongle needed.

Driver support is fine for both.



How's the Nano is terms of size? Is it comfortable enough to use for long periods?

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plebsmacker 
24/7/08 9:00:05 PM
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I did shelve it in favour of the V470 at home, I keep it in my bag for when I'm on site, but it does have the extra buttons and the hyper scroll.

Take yourself to office works or Hardly Normal, they usually have some on display for you to try out. I use the full sized MX Revolution, that baby is one of the best out there, for a non gamer.

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orinjuse 
24/7/08 9:06:55 PM
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Quote by plebsmacker
I did shelve it in favour of the V470 at home, I keep it in my bag for when I'm on site, but it does have the extra buttons and the hyper scroll.

Take yourself to office works or Hardly Normal, they usually have some on display for you to try out. I use the full sized MX Revolution, that baby is one of the best out there, for a non gamer.



Hmm. I do like the VX Revolution, considering it's essentially a larger Nano, but the relatively large dongle is what turned me off. Perhaps that's something I could live with.

I'm not a gamer, I just do a reasonable amount of photo/design work that the Macbook touchpad (wonderful as it is) isn't really up to. Plus, I miss my Opera mouse gestures.


Edited by orinjuse: 24/7/2008 09:08:09 PM

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plebsmacker 
24/7/08 9:10:26 PM
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If you are tossing up between the VX and the Nano, the Nano wins hands down.

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orinjuse 
24/7/08 9:15:47 PM
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Quote by plebsmacker
If you are tossing up between the VX and the Nano, the Nano wins hands down.



Really? How so?

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plebsmacker 
24/7/08 9:18:21 PM
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It feels nicer, you can leave the dongle permanently in your laptop and it wont snap off.

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orinjuse 
24/7/08 9:22:55 PM
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Quote by plebsmacker
It feels nicer, you can leave the dongle permanently in your laptop and it wont snap off.



That definitely is an attractive little feature...

The drivers and everything work OK?

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dBUG 
24/7/08 9:23:49 PM
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Agree with Pleb, i'm using VX revolution, but i, personally, prefer the Nano.

The driver for VX works perfectly fine..so i guess the same to Nano.


Edited by dBUG: 24/7/2008 09:24:17 PM


Edited by dBUG: 24/7/2008 09:24:43 PM

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plebsmacker 
24/7/08 9:31:00 PM
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Quote by orinjuse
Quote by plebsmacker
It feels nicer, you can leave the dongle permanently in your laptop and it wont snap off.



That definitely is an attractive little feature...

The drivers and everything work OK?



Full driver support for nearly all Logitech products, except the DeNovo keyboards, but they still work with native Mac bluetooth so the dongle is not needed.

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orinjuse 
24/7/08 9:38:30 PM
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Quote by plebsmacker
Quote by orinjuse
Quote by plebsmacker
It feels nicer, you can leave the dongle permanently in your laptop and it wont snap off.



That definitely is an attractive little feature...

The drivers and everything work OK?



Full driver support for nearly all Logitech products, except the DeNovo keyboards, but they still work with native Mac bluetooth so the dongle is not needed.



Well, pending a bit of a fondle down at Officeworks, I think I'm sold on the Nano.

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Apoptosis 
27/7/08 7:23:19 PM
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I am currently using a MS Bluetooth Notebook laser mouse 5000. Tis awesome. No fucking about with OS X's spastic sensitivity. No drivers needed. Just pair the mouse and MBP and she works an absolute treat :)

Bit small for my large hands, but I use it very frequently without pain etc.

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kunzie 
28/7/08 4:40:34 AM
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I've got the VX Nano myself. Beautiful little device. My only gripe is that it needs a USB port. If this guy came in bluetooth form... I'd buy one in a heartbeat!

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bastard 
29/7/08 9:15:57 AM
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Quote by Apoptosis
I am currently using a MS Bluetooth Notebook laser mouse 5000. Tis awesome. No fucking about with OS X's spastic sensitivity. No drivers needed. Just pair the mouse and MBP and she works an absolute treat :)

Bit small for my large hands, but I use it very frequently without pain etc.



+1 I've got one as well and I would have to say it is one of the better more responsive mice that I have used.

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komuso 
29/7/08 11:01:21 AM
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Quote by bastard
Quote by Apoptosis
I am currently using a MS Bluetooth Notebook laser mouse 5000. Tis awesome. No fucking about with OS X's spastic sensitivity. No drivers needed. Just pair the mouse and MBP and she works an absolute treat :)

Bit small for my large hands, but I use it very frequently without pain etc.



+1 I've got one as well and I would have to say it is one of the better more responsive mice that I have used.


Another +1

I love this mouse.

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lunchbox1988 
4/8/08 2:59:53 PM
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I got a V470 for my EEE, it is beautiful.

THey even have a white one labelled "Made for MAC!".

So you can even look like you are using a MAC when you aren't...

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Linux_Inside V2 
4/8/08 9:34:59 PM
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Quote by lunchbox1988
I got a V470 for my EEE, it is beautiful.

THey even have a white one labelled "Made for MAC!".

So you can even look like you are using a MAC when you aren't...



Where's the Aluminium one for us Adult mac users? :P

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lunchbox1988 
5/8/08 12:33:42 PM
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Quote by Linux_Inside V2
Quote by lunchbox1988
I got a V470 for my EEE, it is beautiful.

THey even have a white one labelled "Made for MAC!".

So you can even look like you are using a MAC when you aren't...



Where's the Aluminium one for us Adult mac users? :P



It is over there....

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