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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

splen wrote:
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?


Left handed shouldn't be a bar obviously you can't use a right handed shaped one but there are others that are neutral. I had a MS one a couple of years ago that was pretty good.

I'd quite like a trackball - have you seen the Marble Trackball post from the Admins? They are neutral AFAIK http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7026&highlight=marble+mouse
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just checked the apple web site to see if I could order an imac with the wireless "mickey" mouse but you can no longer add a wireless mouse and keyboard. (at least for now)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$70 is steep for a mouse - but this is actually relatively inexpensive.

Compare this to other wireless, especially BT mice.

Considering it's coming from Apple, I was suprised to see it under $99.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

splen wrote:
Can anyone give me an idea of battery life on the original apple bt mouse, just for comparison's sake?


I get around 2 mos or so with one pair of batteries, and most people get between 6-10 weeks depending on how heavy of a user you are.

I personally get no lag at all, but my mini is only about 6 inches away from my mouse. I also use the keyboard and mouse on my PC (if I ever turn it on) and there is no lag there either, and it is about 4 feet away.

I have recently changed to 2500mA Energizer NiMH and they seem to be working well, and I am saving the environment! Yay me! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hdsalinas wrote:
I just checked the apple web site to see if I could order an imac with the wireless "mickey" mouse but you can no longer add a wireless mouse and keyboard. (at least for now)


Same with the Mini and G5. I'm betting it's replacing the single button Bluetooth mouse and they're updating all the configurations to offer it and the wireless keyboard as an option.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I hope Apple doesn't get greedy and overcharge for this thing. There's no reason why they should charge more than they do for wireless pro mouse. I was all set on buying the Macally BT mouse a few months ago and never was able to get one. I've been looking at a few of the RadTechs instead. They have a sweet looking mouse called the BT600.

http://www.radtech.us/Products/BT600.aspx


Plus, you can get 15% off of this mouse with promo code RTPROMO1.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The promo isn't working for me, but that would make the deal all the more attractive...

Do you think Apple was going to wait until WWDC to release the mouse, and released it early due to the 'leak,' or was this all planned?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:33 pm    Post subject: I am happy with my ... Reply with quote

... I am happy with my Apple BT one button, no scroll wheel mouse. I have used other mice and believe it or not this is the only one that has SURVIVED for more than 6 months. I don't know what I do to mice, but they don't live long for me. I have a rad tech that broke, a logitech wired that broke...

Also, the battery life in my Apple mouse is excellent. I go weeks between changes... whereas my Radtech batteries had to be swapped out a MAX of 4 days.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbstingray wrote:
The promo isn't working for me, but that would make the deal all the more attractive...

Do you think Apple was going to wait until WWDC to release the mouse, and released it early due to the 'leak,' or was this all planned?



I just tried the promo code again and it worked for me. It took about $9 off the price. Try cutting and pasting it. The O is the letter, not number. rtpromo1
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbstingray wrote:
The promo isn't working for me, but that would make the deal all the more attractive...

Do you think Apple was going to wait until WWDC to release the mouse, and released it early due to the 'leak,' or was this all planned?


You didn't do like me, not read the quote, and think the promo was for the new Bluetooth Mighty Mouse, did you?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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jbstingray wrote:
The promo isn't working for me, but that would make the deal all the more attractive...

Do you think Apple was going to wait until WWDC to release the mouse, and released it early due to the 'leak,' or was this all planned?


You didn't do like me, not read the quote, and think the promo was for the new Bluetooth Mighty Mouse, did you?



Yes, the RT in the code is for RadTech.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bsnoel wrote:
Yes, the RT in the code is for RadTech.


Yeah... I got a little overexcited and overlooked the obvious. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bsnoel wrote:
devo wrote:
I hope Apple doesn't get greedy and overcharge for this thing. There's no reason why they should charge more than they do for wireless pro mouse. I was all set on buying the Macally BT mouse a few months ago and never was able to get one. I've been looking at a few of the RadTechs instead. They have a sweet looking mouse called the BT600.

http://www.radtech.us/Products/BT600.aspx


Plus, you can get 15% off of this mouse with promo code RTPROMO1.


I saw a RadTech coupon in the back of Macworld magazine, but I can't seem to find the issue. I have a bad habit of trashing magazines and throwing them away. Do you know when the coupon expires? I'm pretty sure I'm going to order the BT600 and give it a shot, but I want to look around just a little more. You know, I may have considered the BT Mighty Mouse, but the lack of rechargeable batteries and integrated recharger threw that right out the window.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh, I see.... oops!

It would be nice if Apple offered a rechargeable option - like it includes the dock's 'contacts' in the mouse, and you can either buy the dock and battery pack from Apple or use AA's - that would be ideal, seeing as some of us want a dock, and others don't (I am in the no dock dept, but it would be nice if it was offered, no doubt.)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No discount for the wireless Mighty Mouse in the education store? Confused
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