Apple Magic Mouse VS. Razer DeathAdder

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by michael.eckley, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. michael.eckley macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2009
    Central Missouri
    I am in the market for a new mouse for my Mac. Starcraft 2 is just around the corner and my old mouse just isn't making the cut anymore.

    I have narrowed down my choices to two mice.

    :apple:Apples new Magic Mouse


    :cool:The Razer Death Adder

    I am a classic mac fanboy and really want to play with the new magic mouse, but I have had my eye on the deathadder for quite some time. I know as far as performance the Deathadder has better tracking, but I cant seem to make up my mind on this one. They are pretty close in price, so I need some advice/help deciding.

    What do you guys/gals think about this one? I am also open to suggestions on other mice.

    Thanks! :)
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    If you're a gamer then the DeathAdder is your choice. It's really geared more towards gaming than the MM.

    Better tracking, more buttons to customize, better feel ... if I were a gamer I would not be using this MM right now.
  3. *LTD* macrumors G4


    Feb 5, 2009
    Two completely different classes of products, really.

    A Magic Mouse isn't really meant for gaming, especially considering it has no extra buttons and there's no guarantee any of the touch functions would be supported.
  4. michael.eckley thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2009
    Central Missouri
    Thanks guys. I totally agree, they are two completely different types of mice. But im not really a gamer at the moment (Will become one when SC2 comes out). I do a lot of photo browsing, web surfing, and lots and lots of spreadsheets. haha. So I am looking for a mouse that straddles the divide.

    I use a mighty mouse with my MBP right now, and it feels sluggish and unresponsive most of the time. So I kinda feel like im leaning more towards the deathadder at the moment, but know it doesnt allow the multi-touch gestures I am interested in.
  5. MichaelBarry macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2009
    the razor is wired so, with you having very limited USB ports on you macbook pro, I would definitely go with the Magic Mouse :)

    The MM is OK for gaming but if that's not your primary use then you won't notice any difference between the two when browsing photos, spreadsheets etc. The tracking performance difference is negligible considering the stuff you're doing.

    and it's multi-touch!
  6. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

    Mar 2, 2009
    for what you do, the gestures of the mm will be helpful. Having used both the mm is much better for what you need, im using it now!
  7. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    I have both, Deathadder for Gaming and great for Photoshop and design work.
    Magic mouse, Great for internet browsing and other similar tasks..
  8. phantomic macrumors member


    Aug 15, 2009
    Just bought a deathadder and i love it, works awesome when playing games.

    Got a friend that just bought the magic mouse and doesnt work very well while playing games however while using for internet browsing seems really good.
  9. c.dub macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2009
    I have a DeathAdder. Good mouse, definitely one of the better gaming mice you can get. I like the feel of it, and tracking is top notch.

    With that being said I have since retired my DeathAdder in exchange for a Logitech VX Revolution. I like a smaller mouse, and the VX has better features for daily use.

    I've never liked Apple mice. Even the new Magic Mouse does nothing for me. My MBP has a track pad that works better IMO, and the Magic Mouse feels like crap in my hand compared to my VX.

    Ergonomics > Fashion.
  10. zen macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2003
    Don't forget that with the Magic Mouse, you cannot right- and left-click at the same time, which is essential for a lot of games.

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