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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:04 AM   #1
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What mouse are you using?

Gonna buy the second option 21.5 iMac with Fusion Drive and praying it'll play Diablo 3 at medium-high settings. Just wondering what mice you guys play with.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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I use a magic mouse for now. It works well for games like WoW and Diablo 3. I may switch to this though: Razer Orochi
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 11:21 AM   #3
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I use a Steelseries Sensei, works great.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 05:00 AM   #4
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Zowie Mico.

I'm not a fan of big and clunky palm grip mice with thousands of buttons and ergonomic shape.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 09:11 PM   #5
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I'm not a fan of big and clunky palm grip mice with thousands of buttons and ergonomic shape.
Neither am I. A basic 2-button mouse with a scroller in the middle is basically all I need.

The current Apple Magic Mouse is decent, but I never understood why Apple left side edges to be un-tapered and at a "sharp" angle. It's not very comfortable that way. Otherwise, the multi-touch gesture functions and design is decent overall.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 10:55 PM   #6
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 05:02 AM   #7
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Logitech wireless trackball (M570). I like how I don't need plenty of room to move it.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 05:20 AM   #8
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Cyborg RAT7. Works like a piece of crap under OS X because of lacking driver support for 10.8 and support is complete *********.

Windows is fine, so for Bootcamp gaming this is a great mouse.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 07:13 AM   #9
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But you have to remove native retarded Mac OS mouse acceleration first: http://osxdaily.com/2010/06/02/kill-...-command-line/ (Apple kicked out guy responsible for skeumorphism so hopefully they will kick out guy responsible for this crap soon). This is heavy mouse with full palm grip and trying to use it with default sluggish movement will cause a lot of frustration.

I've played a lot of games since I got this mouse: CoD, Diablo 3, WoW, FarCry 3, and so on. And this is excellent mouse for gamers.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 08:25 AM   #10
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But you have to remove native retarded Mac OS mouse acceleration first: http://osxdaily.com/2010/06/02/kill-...-command-line/ (Apple kicked out guy responsible for skeumorphism so hopefully they will kick out guy responsible for this crap soon). This is heavy mouse with full palm grip and trying to use it with default sluggish movement will cause a lot of frustration.

I've played a lot of games since I got this mouse: CoD, Diablo 3, WoW, FarCry 3, and so on. And this is excellent mouse for gamers.

How is it working?
My extra buttons aren't working at all. What software did you install?
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 11:17 PM   #11
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Cyborg RAT7. Works like a piece of crap under OS X because of lacking driver support for 10.8 and support is complete *********.

Windows is fine, so for Bootcamp gaming this is a great mouse.
Also RAT7 for fps games despite the absolute ****tastic lack of support - the wonderful Magic Mouse for everything else.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 11:25 PM   #12
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 11:57 PM   #13
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I use a Logitech G9 with MouseFixer to disable mouse acceleration, and the trackpad to the right of the external keyboard.
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 11:20 AM   #14
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Use a Razer Mamba, exceptional piece of kit, brilliant software when used properly and very comfortable to use. Tactility of the buttons is superb, and when compared to the R.A.T series I find this to be better, not only due to there being no cable drag, but also because the buttons have a dip in them for the fingers to sit easily and not slide around on the surface. Very highly recommended for gaming.

Have a Magic Mouse, which is great for more or less everything out there but gaming due to the lack of an easily activated right click. Ergonomically it isn't bad, but when gaming I find the Mamba to be a better choice. Use this mouse for more or less everything but gaming, as it is such a pleasure to use in OS X.

Had Razer Ouroboros: overpriced piece of crap and broke virtually instantly, ergonomically it is awful when compared to similarly priced competition. IMO stay away.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 12:24 PM   #15
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Logitech G600. A mouse can never have too many buttons.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 04:04 PM   #16
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Logitech G500. Works great, and not a button overload, which just slows me down.
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Old Mar 4, 2013, 03:29 AM   #17
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 07:35 AM   #18
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The Magic Mouse.

A little disappointed at how the bottom edges get discolored buy it's not biggie. Love it for all the gestures in Mountain Lion.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 08:21 AM   #19
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I use some crappy mice worth maybe 5 quid. I would have told you more, but it's completely black and has only a very strange sign on the top. Hmm, very strange...
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 08:25 AM   #20
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Razer Naga. It's got plenty of buttons. I also use a Razer Nostromo, more buttons!

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Old Jan 5, 2013, 08:25 AM   #21
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Logitech G500

Works well with Steermouse but in Windows it is divine.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 08:29 AM   #22
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Logitech G700 gaming mouse. Works in OSX and Windows, the software to customize the buttons is only in windows though.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 09:15 AM   #23
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I use a regular, wired Logitech trackball. When I first saw a trackball, I didn't think much of it, but when I started using a desktop, it made perfect sense since you don't have to use up any extra desk real-estate.

I use the wired version because many of the cordless versions are for right-hand use only. I'm right-handed, but because of wrist issues, use my left hand for mousing (rather, "trackballing").
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Logitech G700 gaming mouse. Works in OSX and Windows, the software to customize the buttons is only in windows though.
Razer has software for both Windows and Mac.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 07:50 PM   #25
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I picked up a Logitech G700 on the recommendation/praise of many other users.

It is very comfortable, and there are lots of buttons. But there are a some glaring flaws in the design of the device:

First, you have to use Windows to adjust the mouse's settings, as Logitech (Still!) does not support using their gaming mice on the Mac OS. This has been brought up multiple times, but logitech's support forums are bursting with requests for a Mac version of the driver. After two years of requests, they have done nothing. So consider that before spending hard-earned cash to support them, because they sure won't lift a finger to help you when/if you have a problem with their product.

More glaring: due to some odd engineering decisions, many buttons on the mouse don't register as buttons in software. G8, G9, G10, and G11 are not available as generic, non-descript programmable buttons. By default, they act as switches for DPI and Profiles, and for checking battery life.

It gets better: you can't make these appear as mouse buttons, no matter how you configure it. I played with Logitech's software for over an hour; you can change these buttons to play back a macro or act as a key/key combination, but you can't make them plain old mouse buttons.

In the end, unless you use extra software (I use ControllerMate), you will really have a seven-button mouse with a few keyboard repeats that is advertised as a 13-button mouse. The side-scrolling buttons are also of dubious programmability.

In fact, the mouse will appear as a keyboard when you plug it in -- so don't be surprised when the "unidentified keyboard" window pops up.

Long story short, it can be a very nice mouse but it takes a bit of taming to be useful.
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