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    Dear fellow CSnappers,
    My first post for 2008! First of all, I will like to wish all fellow CSnappers a happy 2008!

    Okay now to the main question. My old mouse has died on me recently with its kaput scroll wheel so its time for me to get a new mouse. My desktop has its own mouse so the new mouse is basically for my MacBook.

    I am looking at a wireless mouse. Preferably something that is light that I can bring it out easily. I don't mind spending a bit more so my budget for the new mouse is around S$150 maximum? Is it a little extravagant to spend so much on a mouse?

    And oh, any fellow CSnappers using Apple's wireless Mighty Mouse? Saw it on Apple's website but based on the reviews, it seems some people are having problems with its Scroll Ball function.

    Other brands I am seriously considering include Microsoft and Logitech. But I don't know if they make products for Mac?

    For those who often edit their photographs/works, what kind of mouse are you using?

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    {Mich}
    Last edited by mich_2103; 2nd January 2008 at 02:56 PM.

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    The razer lachesis not bad. only $129. Wired though.

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    Logitech VX Revolution should be about $128.

    me, I'm into cheap wired mice... for photowork, its always gonna be my Intuos 3 4x6 tablet

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    Logitech VX Nano gets my vote. I'm using it now and it has the world's smallest receiver and battery life is fantastic!
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    Razer for me...

    But seriously, do think about the wireless idea again. If you need to work on the photos on a long stretch, a wireless can't hack the job well. You'd need to keep recharging.
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    Don't waste money on wireless. Get a gaming mouse if you are going to do DI.

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    Default Re: Looking for a good mouse

    I'm sure you will have more suggestions coming your way, but I'll put in my 2 cents worth. If you're getting a mouse for your MacBook, you can look at the Logitech v470 Bluetooth Laser Mouse. There's a white/silver one to match your MacBook (assuming you have the white MacBook). Cost about S$85 and in my opinion, is worth the money.

    Try asking in the Apple Clinic in the HardWareZone forum to get more input and recommendations from the folks there.
    Last edited by Hitman; 2nd January 2008 at 08:35 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klose View Post
    Don't waste money on wireless. Get a gaming mouse if you are going to do DI.
    I know this is an über noob question but....

    What's the difference in a gaming mouse and the normal ones? Is it the "feel" and the handling?

    Thanks again for the feedback people!

    {Mich}

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    Quote Originally Posted by mich_2103 View Post
    I know this is an über noob question but....

    What's the difference in a gaming mouse and the normal ones? Is it the "feel" and the handling?

    Thanks again for the feedback people!

    {Mich}
    Both.... the sensitivity is much much better and the grip is wonderful.
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    I love the way my Razer can change DPI while i'm using PS. Rocks.

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    I noticed none of the razer packaging has a "Compatible with Mac" logo. Does it work? Anyone tried it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klose View Post
    Don't waste money on wireless. Get a gaming mouse if you are going to do DI.
    Agree.. they are very precise to the dot and fast. Using a Razer Pro 1.6..
    U can even adjust it sensitivity on the fly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yatlapball View Post
    I noticed none of the razer packaging has a "Compatible with Mac" logo. Does it work? Anyone tried it?
    most if not all usb mouse works on mac... (reputable ones)

    only thing is the bundle that comes with it does not... and some additional features...
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    i still using my razor copperhead....

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    me too... but copperhead not old leh... still selling...
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    are razor mices lasting?
    ive been wanting to try 1, but logitech mices have been serving me good and long so didnt change brand.

    if razor mices are lasting (like 4-5 yrs )i might try razor after my logitech dies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafein View Post
    are razor mices lasting?
    ive been wanting to try 1, but logitech mices have been serving me good and long so didnt change brand.

    if razor mices are lasting (like 4-5 yrs )i might try razor after my logitech dies
    depending on how u use it , some ppl like my sis like to bang the mouse when she's angry ... so if u bang yr mouse often high precision mouse is definitely not for u

    Razer mouse are said to be not so lasting ... but so far no problem for me as i take gd care of it

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    i slam my mouse when i am fustrated.. i smack my mouse when i am angry...

    now still working....

    thinking if i should get the pro kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennyong View Post
    i slam my mouse when i am fustrated.. i smack my mouse when i am angry...

    now still working....

    thinking if i should get the pro kit.
    make it heavier ar? then can act like Justice Bao issit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    me too... but copperhead not old leh... still selling...
    yep..razor copperhead....when not editing photos...used on WOW

    2years old mine and still working...
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