I'm thinking of getting a wireless mouse to use with my MacBook. I'd like something smallish. Apple's wireless Mighty Mouse (Bluetooth I presume) is $69 but they also show a Kensington Si670m Bluetooth for $49. I figure as long as the MacBook has built in Bluetooth capability I might as well go that route and not have to fiddle with the USB gadget that some other wireless mice use. Also, 2 buttons and a scroll wheel is all I require. Any suggestions?<br><br>Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson<br><br>
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Yes: get the shape and feel you like (and if you test on a store shelf, remember that batteries will add weight). Having a better shape/feel is worth a lot, and that's subjective.<br><br>I like my BT Mighty Mouse, but not everything about it (mainly: the scroll ball sucks for weapon-switching in games). That Kensington does look good.<br><br>I too like small. Not just for travel--I find small mice far more comfortable. I hate the big "shoe mice" everyone sells, where you have to move your whole arm instead of just your fingertips.<br><br>I think my ideal mouse would be small and grabbed from the inside--like a doughnut or red blood cell. I'd move my finger(s) almost like a trackpad, resting them gently by their weight. Maybe a 2-inch oval. With the buttons on the near "lip." Anyone want to make one for me? <br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
I kept mine. I'm the only person on the planet that liked the puck, but I've got small hands and it was a perfect fit. I think I'll have it shadow-boxed.<br><br><br><br>I'm going to try not to not be such a lurker, but obviously, I have so . . . little to . . . add . . . f . ad . .ing <br><br><br><br> <br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
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Mine is my back up mouse when my wireless mouse needs recharging. I never had a problem using it either. Since my wireless mouse is multi-button, going back to a single button is a pain, though.<br><br><br><br>
I never liked the puck: it's small front-to-back where it doesn't matter, and wide side-to-side where it's annoying. And of course there's the matter of needing a notch (if you're lucky) to know which way is up.<br><br>Apple's current pill shape is ideal for a mouse, for me. It's their manner of right-clicking and scrolling that disappoints me. A bigger ball, against rollers that provide the "notches" of most wheels, and real independent left-right buttons, would make it ideal. (And instead of the "squeeze" how about tiny watch-button sized buttons at the tops of the two grip arcs? Easy to ignore if you don't assign them, but with a nice click feel if you do--and a total then of 5 buttons.)<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
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