Best gaming mouse for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by oxfordguy, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. oxfordguy macrumors 6502a

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    Hi - what is the best gaming mouse for a Mac (assuming I will be playing at least some games in Mac OS X not just in Windows under bootcamp, so need decent Mac OS X drivers)? I have quite small hands, so don't want anything too huge.

    The Razer Orochi looks decent for a small portable (even has a cute travel pouch) gaming mouse and can work in either bluetooth or wired mode (assume would use the latter for gaming), but it apparently a but laggy in bluetooth mode (though I think recent drivers have improved this from what I've read) and AFAIK you can't assign all buttons under Mac OS X

    Then there's the larger Razer wired models, e.g. Death Adder - does this work okay under Mac OS X? Is this a "big" mouse, or still relatively small for a full-sized mouse?

    The Cyborg R.A.T 7 is meant to be Mac-compatible, but is really overkill for what I need and looks far too big for me.

    What other options are worth considering? I don't mind wired mice as long as they don't have cables that snag and get twisted up easily. Also is it worth getting a precision gaming mouse pad? If so, which one? Preferable nothing too huge...,

    I mainly want the mouse for playing RPGs like Neverwinter Nights, Dragon Age Origins, KOTR, Oblivion etc., but also other types of games too. Thanks
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I have the Death Adder and have been happy with it. It's responsive and doesn't feel big in your hand, although it's definitely bigger than the Orochi. My only complaint is that the thumb buttons feel a little cheap, but overall I think it's a great buy.
     
  3. kamuix macrumors regular

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    i'm rolling with the razer naga and it's not too bad. the drivers also work fine so i can set up macros with the mouse. i got it set for a bunch of shortcuts, like close folder, get info, etc...
     
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  5. oxfordguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered a Razer DeathAdder 3500 in the end, cost me about £35 new on eBay. Hopefully this will work out okay! Also ordered a SteelSerie​s QCK Mini mousemat, which will hopefully the DeathAdder will work with okay, hope its big enough!
     

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