Best Bluetooth mouse?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jaydieu, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. jaydieu macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking to buy a good Bluetooth mouse that I can potentially play games with. Not looking to spend too much on just a mouse though. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. rpmucha23 macrumors newbie

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    I use a Logitech Performance MX mouse, best i have ever owned. Planning to get the Anywhere MX for my Macbook Air.

    I am a "Palm" gripper, if you are "Claw" gripper your preference maybe different than mine. The shape of the mouse compliments people who palm the mouse.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. jaydieu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for your input, but im looking for a bluetooth without the usb reciever, like the magic mouse, but thats probably not ideal for gaming use
     
  4. rpmucha23 macrumors newbie

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    Ah.... I apologize, i completely glossed over the "Bluetooth" requirement. I also searched for a decent gaming Bluetooth mouse, because i didn't want to eat up 1 of the only 2 usb ports on my MBA / rMBP. The one that kept coming up in my searches was the Razer Orochi. Although i was somewhat scared off by the complaints of the over-agressive sleep settings on it. It is also somewhat of a smaller mouse, because it was meant to be toted around with a laptop. Logitech (V470) and Microsoft (BT-Notebook) are non-gaming oriented mice, that are also the smaller mobile size.

    Seems that a lot of gaming companies that make gaming mice opt not to go Bluetooth due to polling rate limitations that may cause latency issues.
     
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  7. DaveNinja macrumors 6502

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    I picked up a Motorola bluetooth mouse from Woot for 25 bucks and it worked great for a day or two, now i cant get it to pair with any of my computers (os x or windows). maybe i'll return it and get the logitech V470
     
  8. dschultz macrumors newbie

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    I have been using the Logitech M555b for about three weeks now.

    I purchased it at the Apple Store.

    It works well on my Macbook Pro 13 (Early 2011)
     
  9. phased macrumors member

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    hi all,

    i to am looking for a BT mouse. my main gripe with the BT mice i've used in the past have been the slight yet incessant lag and consequent loss in confidence - which is particularly hampering as i draft.

    of late i've been using a logitech m505 mouse which uses a USB dongle to run on wireless 2.4GHz. far greater responsiveness than i've experienced with BT mice but now my new wireless router is interfering :(

    not interested in the mac mice as i need a physical scroll wheel with ability to push that scroll wheel left / right. a full-size mouse (at the very least, not 'small') would be preferred. and of course, no-lag is the name of the game here.

    am i asking too much of BT?
     
  10. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    The Razer Orochi 2013 ($80), recently released, is BT 4.0. I abandoned Razer for OSX usage a few years ago, but I am back to using an Orochi now and the driver situation has vastly improved.

    The soon to be released Cyborg M.O.U.S. 9 (~$130) is BT 4.0.

    BT 4.0 should solve some of the latency issues inherent with prior implementations of BT.
     
  11. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    The orochi only seems to support BT 3.0. The cyborg mouse is over the top for my regular office suite and coding workflow.
     
  12. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    Whoops, you are correct re: the Orochi 2013.

    What kind of low latency do you require out of a wireless mouse for your regular workflow?
     
  13. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    I just want the battery efficiency that comes with BT 4.0
     

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