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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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why not do it right, have a recharging dock and say good-bye to AA's!

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Rechargeable batteries would have been nice, but at least it looks like they are going with a laser tracking over optical tracking.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll keep on using my good old wired non-optical Logitech M-BA47 thank you. Can't stand optical mouses... can't use them because of the way I always re-center my cursor.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the mighty mouse (not the side buttons. Why Apple can't just accept another standard that works really well and get on with the business of selling computers I don' know), but I hope it's better than other otical mice. I've got a BT Mac mice and tried the Apple wireless optical and frankly, they both suck a lot of battery and don't respond nearly as well as their PC equivalents do.

Frankly Apple mic have always been their weakest feature. Then again Apple has never been willing to change just because a better idea comes along.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
I don't care for any mouse that Apple has ever came out with. I'm glad that they are still making advancements, but I'll pass.

I'm happy with my M$ Lasermouse 6000.

That's exactly what I have.. love it! I think probably the only area Apple keeps failing in are mice. The only thing the mighty mouse did for me was make me mighty nautious..
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
I don't care for any mouse that Apple has ever came out with. I'm glad that they are still making advancements, but I'll pass.

I'm happy with my M$ Lasermouse 6000.


Bandit, I agree. The two Microsoft products I still use today are their mouse and keyboard. Both excellent.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, it's for sale in the US apple store now, for 70 USD, that is. So it wil be in the europe (dutch) store, later this day.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

$70! Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't it nice of Apple to not include the estimated battery life on one or two AA batteries?

$70 for a "SUV like" power consumption of AA batteries.

more like $70 + almost ∞ $ for batteries over the mouse's lifetime.

Still glad they have a multi-button mouse, but still... could use improvement.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get 24 (a box of 6 four-packs) of Energizer Industrial AA batteries for less than $10. A pair lasts me about 6 weeks in the mouse, so 18 of these should last me a year, with 12 left over for the keyboard. That's probably about right.

For $10/year (or even twice that), I can't see messing with rechargables.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

splen wrote:
I actually like the scrollball, I know I'm probably in the minority here but there it is. I'm with you on the side buttons though, can't stand them. It just feels so un-natural to me. I have heard that bluetooth mice in general are quite un responsive, that is really the only thing which has stopped me from buying one! is it true? cos I would really like a decent and reliable wireless mouse!


I don't like the scrollball but it is the easiest to use when navigating sideways on wide pages. Tried a tlit wheel and it kept centre clicking every time.

The side buttons are simply POINTLESS. Why have two that can only be harnessed to a single function? My Logitech MX700 knocks spots of any Apple mouse. If the MM buttons were usable for forward/back browsing it would be so much better.

I've just acquired a cheap BT mouse and overall it's OK but when you first move it nothing happens and then it suddenly rushes across the screen to catch up. Reducing the speed and acceleration don't seem to do much to alleviate the turbocharged speed it develops when the pointer finally seems to move. I certainly wouldn't waste money on an Apple BT MM.

It also tends to lose the connection a lot even though it's a foot away from the iMac though that may be a battery thing.

If you want wireless don't waste your money buy a Logitech - I'll get the S530 combo eventually.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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$70! Shocked


You think that's expensive? The standard wired MM was $75 in the UK the last time I looked...
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MiniMoe wrote:
I get 24 (a box of 6 four-packs) of Energizer Industrial AA batteries for less than $10. A pair lasts me about 6 weeks in the mouse, so 18 of these should last me a year, with 12 left over for the keyboard. That's probably about right.

For $10/year (or even twice that), I can't see messing with rechargables.


Another example of the incredible price divide US/UK - those batteries would cost approx. $33. I agree changing rechargeables is a pain that why I like the Logitech charging dock.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...that why I like the Logitech charging dock.


Yeah, but they're so friggin' UGLY Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yeah, but they're so friggin' UGLY Laughing

The dock? Don't see it it's behind the monitor.

The mouse? It's soooooo ergonomic it's a joy to use! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tenex wrote:
The mouse? It's soooooo ergonomic it's a joy to use! Wink


I'm left handed, so you can probably guess how I feel about all those 'ergonomic' mice!
Seriously, it's annoying because most of the mice people recomend are these shaped ones and I simply can't use them! Confused
Which is why I'm giving some serious thought to the MM, Can anyone give me an idea of battery life on the original apple bt mouse, just for comparison's sake?
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