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Old 04-18-2009, 11:54 AM
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What mouse are you using with your (Hack)Mac?

What mouse do you use and why?

I've been using Apple's Mighty Mouse (with cable) for a long time and I love it.
I wouldn't want to miss the tiny 360-degree scrolling ball and the design of the mouse.

However, I have to admit that I haven't used mice with my Mac for months - I'm in love with its glass trackpad. I've always been a mouse user who disliked trackpads, but this one is different. It makes you forget that you own a mouse.

Whenever I'm using a desktop PC or Mac, I'm using a Mighty Mouse, though.
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:10 PM
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my answer: logitechhhhhhh roxx !!

Why I'm using Logitech? Easy, it was the keyboard I used for Windows. But I love them, they have a good wireless system (no f*cking bluetooth) which works even with multiple keyboards and mice in one room (actually 3 keyboards and 4 mice). The keyboard feels good while typing. But the newer keyboards have an ugly-shaped mouse which isn't good for my hands, so I'm using older keyboard/mouse combinations. They're available for about 10-15 Eur on ebay.

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Old 04-18-2009, 01:02 PM
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Im using Mighty Mouse. But i have to say it`s not perfect.

Well, what i like about it is the design and it`s shape - it`s very nice to use, and works quite well. Squeezing buttons are nice but it`s not something that other mice dont have.

What i dont like about it - the scrolling ball. It works nice, but i hate the way it has to be cleaned ( and the hell it gets dirty so often ). It`s annoying.


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Old 04-18-2009, 01:30 PM
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I agree, unfortunately that's the weak point of the mighty mouse. If one is in a dusty room it gets dirty relatively quickly, and it's a pain to clean it.
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Old 04-18-2009, 03:41 PM
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Logitech mx518 with sensitivity controls on the side. Hey do you guys remember the round apple mice? What a horrible idea

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Old 04-18-2009, 04:05 PM
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Do you mean this one ? :



It seems strange that company which made new Mac Pros and iMacs should have made something like that


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Old 04-18-2009, 05:38 PM
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The round apple mouse is an absolutely brilliant piece of engineering, it comes with a Clip-on cover to make it a bit longer than wide and after 13 years it still works perfectly, just like my brand new Dell bluetooth mouse with scroll and YAW!

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Old 04-18-2009, 06:25 PM
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I always found it extremely difficult to orient.

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Old 04-18-2009, 08:15 PM
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I never liked the Apple mice until the recent version of the Mighty Mouse. I liked the one button style, but without the center click wheel and right click, that design is frustrating. I'm glad that they did away with that shortsight in the Might Mouse.

I'm also using the new slim aluminum keyboard.

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Old 04-18-2009, 09:58 PM
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Hehe, sorry guys if I hurt your feelings now. But this hole thing looks to me that using Apple keyboards and mice is to get a wanna-be-mac-feeling at low cost.

In my 20 years of computing I tested a lot of input devices, XT keyboards, AT keyboards, Logitech keyboards, C64, C128, Amiga keyboards, rubber- and foil keyboards (ZX-81, C116), and a huge variety of mice. I presume the beige old-style keyboards and mice from Apple are ok, but the newer, 'design-optimized' input devices from Apple are so crappy that... I never ever would use them. I'd prefer a C128D keyboard on my system before using an Apple Slim Alu keyboard. For me a keyboard must have real keys, with pressure and a click, no fluffy calculator-buttons.

The only Apple input device I'm using is the Apple Remote, and I don't wanna miss it.



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