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Hi all,
On Monday, I got my Mac Mini and while I was there, I trialled the Magic mouse and found it was a little too flat for my tastes.

Does anyone have any recommendations for an alternative mouse, please? At the moment, I'm using a bog-standard USB wired mouse, but the USB cable keeps getting snagged and annoying the heck out of me.

A friend mentioned the Logitech V470 and it has fairly good reviews at amazon, but I thought I'd ask your advice, as well.

Thanks in advance.

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It's not bluetooth but is supplied with a usb wireless receiver. This is my only personal recommendation. Logitech MX Revolution I'm personally selling my Mighty Mouse once I pick one of these guys up.
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It's not bluetooth but is supplied with a usb wireless receiver. This is my only personal recommendation. Logitech MX Revolution I'm personally selling my Mighty Mouse once I pick one of these guys up.
I love Logitech mice. The Revolution looks a bit large for my smaller hands but I am sure it's an excellent mouse. If someone needs a slightly smaller mouse, the Logitech M555b or the V470 are both Bluetooth mice and also quite good. Not as many buttons as the Revolution though.

Our own CWA here on the forums owns a M555b and loves it. Prefers it to the V470.
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I'm a huge fan of the Magic Mouse. Great app to go with it to give it great customization is MagicPrefs.

Been using mine for 2 months. Wow, I feel I've had my MBP longer. LOL, how did I ever survive without it before? LOL!

Good luck on the mouse hunt.
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Apple can't design peripheral devices that are ergonomic - sad, but a fact - they all look pretty but are ergonomic disasters (like their keyboards) - if you use the mouse a lot, go for the best wireless mouse you can afford, which feels good when you use it - I use a Logitech wireless mouse that I used to use with my PC and it is fine - much better than any Apple mouse.
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It's not bluetooth but is supplied with a usb wireless receiver. This is my only personal recommendation. Logitech MX Revolution I'm personally selling my Mighty Mouse once I pick one of these guys up.
Hi Emptee,
I used to own a MX Revolution, about 3-4 years ago and I admit, they are nice mice, but ideally, I don't want to add any more USB devices/leads, as I'm trying for the uncluttered look. I have on-board BT on the Mini, so I might as well take advantage of that.

Thanks for the suggestion, though.

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I love Logitech mice. The Revolution looks a bit large for my smaller hands but I am sure it's an excellent mouse. If someone needs a slightly smaller mouse, the Logitech M555b or the V470 are both Bluetooth mice and also quite good. Not as many buttons as the Revolution though.

Our own CWA here on the forums owns a M555b and loves it. Prefers it to the V470.
Hi dtravis7,
Thanks for the link to the M555b. I'll ask my good friend Mr. Google if there are any reviews on it.
One thing I don't like about it, though is the scroll wheel - I think the one on the V470 looks sturdier.

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I'm a huge fan of the Magic Mouse. Great app to go with it to give it great customization is MagicPrefs.

Been using mine for 2 months. Wow, I feel I've had my MBP longer. LOL, how did I ever survive without it before? LOL!

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Hi mtbinva,
Thanks for your suggestion, but as I said in my top post, I already tried the Magic Mouse, when I was in store and I found that it was too flat for me to hold comfortably and work with for any length of time.

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Apple can't design peripheral devices that are ergonomic - sad, but a fact - they all look pretty but are ergonomic disasters (like their keyboards) - if you use the mouse a lot, go for the best wireless mouse you can afford, which feels good when you use it - I use a Logitech wireless mouse that I used to use with my PC and it is fine - much better than any Apple mouse.
Hi didymus,
Yes, I totally agree that Apple's ergonomic design leaves a lot to be desired.
Let's face it, Apple's all about UI and prettiness. In fact, I'm still waiting for Apple to use the name "iCandy" for one of their pretty products! LOL

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Hi dtravis7,
Thanks for the link to the M555b. I'll ask my good friend Mr. Google if there are any reviews on it.
One thing I don't like about it, though is the scroll wheel - I think the one on the V470 looks sturdier.
You can see my review here:

Mac-Forums Blog ObjectUncategorized Review: Logitech m555b Bluetooth Mouse

The scroll wheel has two modes, frictionless and the standard "clicky" type. As far as sturdiness goes, it's been very resilient for me.

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You can see my review here:

Mac-Forums Blog ObjectUncategorized Review: Logitech m555b Bluetooth Mouse

The scroll wheel has two modes, frictionless and the standard "clicky" type. As far as sturdiness goes, it's been very resilient for me.
Hi cwa,
Thanks for the link to your review. It makes an interesting read.
One thing you didn't mention in your review, is whether the m555b suffers any noticeable lag, like some other BT mice do.

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I've heard that complaint before, but never noticed it myself in any of the BT mice I've used. So either I'm not sensitive to it or it's not occuring.

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I'm a huge fan of the Magic Mouse. Great app to go with it to give it great customization is MagicPrefs.
Thanks for the info for Magic Prefs, it's a great app.

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Got the M555b myself and love it. Good mouse and very sturdy.
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I've heard that complaint before, but never noticed it myself in any of the BT mice I've used. So either I'm not sensitive to it or it's not occuring.
Agreed with CWA. Never had any Lag issues with 2 logitech BT's, a Microsoft BT and the Magic Mouse.
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