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Old Dec 14, 2012, 03:58 PM   #1
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OK so here I am with a 6 year old Logitech gaming mouse which is laser illuminated and was about 50 back in the day. It didn't work with the Mac until I bought USB Overdrive for $20.

My question now, imminently to unpack a 680me equipped 27 inch leviathan - do I need a new mouse and how do I get USB overdrive onto the new machine in such a way as to support my current mouse?

I cannot remeber my USB Overdrive username or password. I questions whether the program is even necessary on a new machine?

I love my current mouse. If needed - which wired mouse would be your choice and why??

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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:01 PM   #2
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If I was using a wired mouse I would use a Razer DeathAdder. No need for USB Overdrive as Razer supports Macs. The only reason I sold mine was because I wanted wireless.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 11:57 PM   #3
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If I was using a wired mouse I would use a Razer DeathAdder. No need for USB Overdrive as Razer supports Macs. The only reason I sold mine was because I wanted wireless.
Thumbs up for the Razer DeathAdder. That's the mouse I use as well for gaming on my iMac. Just plug it in through USB and it works - no need for drivers or USB overdrive.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 12:19 AM   #4
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Razer mice are great, I got the Razer Naga and I love it.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 12:37 AM   #5
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My husband and nephews use Razer Mamba mice, but they are too big for my small hands. I have a Razer Orochi, which is a laptop mouse and small enough to fit my hand. It's Bluetooth wireless and I got a cool black chrome color. I only turn it on and use it for gaming.
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Logitech G9X is my choice.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 01:07 AM   #7
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If I was using a wired mouse I would use a Razer DeathAdder. No need for USB Overdrive as Razer supports Macs. The only reason I sold mine was because I wanted wireless.
Which one u go for wireless?

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Tried to use trackpad yesterday
I guess I don't wanna use Magic Mouse anymore.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 10:09 AM   #8
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Which one u go for wireless?

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Tried to use trackpad yesterday
I guess I don't wanna use Magic Mouse anymore.
I'm using a Logitech Performance MX right now. I prefer Razer and Steelseries stuff more since they support Mac gamers, but I prefer wireless mice more.

Razer has the Mamba and the Naga... The Mamba is a great mouse, but horrible battery life. The Naga is pretty good, but I don't like the phone dial pad mmo style mice. I would love to see a mid-level wireless mouse, say a wireless version of the Deathadder with decent battery life. I realize the Mamba has a similar shape to the DA, but the Mamba is advertised as "high performance" whereas the DA (not counting the new one) has always been an entry level gaming mouse.

Steelseries only has one wireless mouse right now and it's the WoW mouse. I would love to see a wireless version of the Ikari mouse.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 12:31 PM   #9
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OK so here I am with a 6 year old Logitech gaming mouse which is laser illuminated and was about 50 back in the day. It didn't work with the Mac until I bought USB Overdrive for $20.

My question now, imminently to unpack a 680me equipped 27 inch leviathan - do I need a new mouse and how do I get USB overdrive onto the new machine in such a way as to support my current mouse?

I cannot remeber my USB Overdrive username or password. I questions whether the program is even necessary on a new machine?

I love my current mouse. If needed - which wired mouse would be your choice and why??

Thanks,


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best wired mouse - price/performance value + style + mac white color + mac/windows compatibility is rat 7 albino edition.

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Old Dec 15, 2012, 12:41 PM   #10
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not wired, but the Logitech Performance MX is a GREAT mouse. Been using it since it came out and the Revolution MX before it for years.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 12:44 PM   #11
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best wired mouse - price/performance value + style + mac white color + mac/windows compatibility is rat 7 albino edition.

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While I can't speak at all about the performance of that mouse, that thing is ugly. It looks incomplete and I can't see how that looks comfortable.

That being said, I'm not doubting its performance.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 12:53 PM   #12
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While I can't speak at all about the performance of that mouse, that thing is ugly. It looks incomplete and I can't see how that looks comfortable.

That being said, I'm not doubting its performance.
it's actually one of the most comfortable mouses, you can fully adjust its weight, hand rest etc..to fit your hand/preference exactly.

The style obviously is a personal choice, but i thought it looks pretty cool and different and fits well with the imac.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 12:55 PM   #13
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it's actually one of the most comfortable mouses, you can fully adjust its weight, hand rest etc..to fit your hand/preference exactly.

The style obviously is a personal choice, but i thought it looks pretty cool and different and fits well with the imac.
Good to know. My bro-in-law wants that mouse.

I agree though, finding a white gaming mouse to match the iMac is hard to do, and that mouse would look great with an iMac.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 12:58 PM   #14
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it's actually one of the most comfortable mouses, you can fully adjust its weight, hand rest etc..to fit your hand/preference exactly.

The style obviously is a personal choice, but i thought it looks pretty cool and different and fits well with the imac.
I really wanted to like this mouse, but I did not find it that comfortable. For one thing, it's kind of a flat mouse, with almost zero rise in the back. There is a back you can swap out that raises it a little, but it doesn't make much of a difference.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 01:00 PM   #15
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Since we're speaking of mice...

Can you have two wireless mice running at the same time on OSX?
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 01:35 PM   #16
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You got things wrong. This is not a mouse, it's a space station!
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 01:43 PM   #17
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I am using my $20 Microsoft mouse Works well, and right click works without a problem without the need to hold down command button
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