Apple Friendly Mice And Pointing Devices

Apple Compatible USB Mice

Replacement USB Mouse For Mac Options

Wireless may be all the rage - but many Apple users still prefer the reliable connection a USB cable provides to a wide range of pointing devices. Explore Amazon's selection of Apple Mouse Products worth browsing through. We all have unique criteria for choosing a USB computer mouse in terms of ergonomics, shape, size to suit or Mac computing needs.

           
Apple USB MouseKensington Pro USBMacintosh Pro Mouse
Invisible 2-Button USB

Mini Scroll-Ball
Mouse-In-A-Box 2-Button Scroll

Best-Selling Kensington
Shell Clicker USB Model

Apple 1-Button Mouse

3rd-Party USB Mice For Mac OS

From elegant multi-button programmable mice to dirt-cheap pointing accessories, there's affordable choices for a Basic USB mouse for less than you might think.

           
USB 2-Button MouseMicrosoft Mac BargainRetractable Cord Mouse
Logitech Quality

LS1 Laser Resolution
2-Button Comfort Mouse

$10 Scroll-Wheel Mouse
MacAlly Turtle Mouse

USB Cable Retracts


Sometimes less is more - and a basic 2-button optical mouse with a scroll-wheel is an ideal budget choice. Right and left button and scroll speed is easily supported by Macintosh OSX in the System Preferences pane. Unlike the challenges of finding a truly Macintosh compatible keyboard - Universal Serial Bus mice are rather generic - and as long as you don't go after those with unecessary extra-buttons and feature-itis, any 2 button style optical or laser Universal Serial Bus mouse will fit the bill for most Macintosh users needs.

MacBook Travel Mouse Options

For MacBook and iBook users on the road - you may opt for smaller, lighter and more portable mobile mouse that can easily stow in your MacBook's laptop carry case. Retractable or short USB cables in these travel mice minimize the likelihood of tangle.

       
Mini Notebook MiceKensington Travel Mouse
Belkin Travel Mice

5-Color Choices
Kensington ProFit

Retractable USB Cable


Alternative Input Peripherals For Macintosh

Personal preference and comfort drive alot of consumer choices in the input peripheral device market. Mouse alternatives can be more ergonomic and comfortable to use, allow greater pointing or scrolling or pressure sensitivity. Some Apple users choose a different mouses or pointing device to releive Carpal-Tunnel or repetitive strain disorders from the daily use of computer technology. A wide range of Macintosh compatible USB peripherals exist to address these ergonomic needs.

Controlling Mouse Behavior On A Mac

The Mouse System Preferences pane in Macintosh OSX supports generic two-button and scroll-wheel mouse functions nicely. However if you opt for a multi-button input device (with 4 or more buttons) - it's important you install any vendor-specific Macintosh drivers for OS X. Stay current with drivers from the support areas of vendor sites from Logitech, Kensington, MacAlly, Targus, etc. They'll allow you to assign keyboard shortcuts and Macintosh function key options - and properly interpret additional buttons or features the mouse or pointing device has.


OSX Mouse Software Control Utilities

If you require more precision control over your mouse, trackpad or tablet -- Several top-notch pointing utilities help give you programmable button and tracking behavior control. Check out MagicPrefs for Apple's touch-sensitive MagicMouse, or USB Overdrive to take full advantage of any USB mouse, trackball, joystick or gamepad on your Macintosh.