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I have had my macbook for maybe a month now and i been using a old logitech mouse that i just plug in. since the macbook only has 2 usb slots, do you guys think it's worth to spend the extra money in getting the bluetooth wireless mouse??? it's a bit pricey and is it that good ??
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If you can get to an Apple store or authorized reseller you should check it out for yourself. Some people love the wireless MM. To me it was too heavy (batteries)!

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I've actually got so used to the touchpad I don't think I need a mouse for it anymore, though I might buy a wireless MM just incase. I just like the two finger scroll tbh =p
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I suggest you to get a USB hub, you'll have 4-6 extra USB ports and you can keep using your wired mouse.

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Probably the best bet is to just get a USB hub, Belkin has a nice 7-port hub that will keep you from needing any more for a while. Just don't go cheap, I got a cheapo power hub that claimed to be compatible with Macs, but didn't work. I don't even know if it worked with PC's b/c I threw it away in disgust.

If you do want a wireless mouse, I would suggest the MM. I have one and love. I always take my MBP to classes and it's nice to just pull it out and start using without wires or USB dongles.

The things I like about it are its low-profile design which makes it nice to carry around, squeeze "button" for Expose (I'll never live without this now), and the scroll ball is great. Many people don't like it. I had to get used to it, but it didn't take long and now scroll wheels feel clunky and old to me. IT does get dirty and stuck once in a while, but just turn it over and run it on some cloth and it works like new again.

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The Wireless MM works great for me. I'm right-handed, but the USB ports on a Macbook are at the left, having a wired Mouse would get a bit messy for me. Even when I forgot to turn off the Mouse overnight, it still had plenty of juice.

Only flaw with the MM is right-clicking forces you to lift your finger off the left mouse click, or else it will register as a left-click.
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Getting a BT mouse might be a good choice, but I never really enjoyed using them. I've been a loyal Logitech fan, plan on keeping it that way too.
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yeah i love my logitech vx revolution
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I had a Logitech MX518... sold it to get the wireless keyboard/mouse combo - Logitech S510.

I do miss the side buttons, but I've learned to adapt.
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I use a Logitech USB mouse and have powered USB port also.
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Just got my MM today about an hour and a half ago. I love it, plus it looks really nice .
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