Best mouse

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  1. macmastersam macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2011
    Essex, england
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    What is the best mouse to play minecraft and other games on in general on an iMac? The magic mouse or magic trackpad?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Check out Razer's offerings. They're very highly regarded for gaming mice.
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    Sep 14, 2011
    Essex, england
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    iMeant as in the magic mouse or magic trackpad. Forgot to put that in. My apologies.
  4. laserbeam273 macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2010
    Magic mouse would probably be better, but both are terrible in my opinion for gaming. A basic logitech mouse would be better - that's what I'm using.
  5. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    I was going to say the same thing. I tried playing Trine last night with the Magic Mouse and it was frustrating to say the least. The Magic Trackpac would definitely be a no. I think I'm going to have to look at other options like Razer and Logitech.
  6. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Both are awful for gaming.
    Get a Razer, Microsoft (from their gaming branch) or Logitech mouse.
  7. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    I love the MX500 series from Logitech. I've had mx500, 510 and 2x 518.
    They are cheap reliable and they fit my hand very well.

    I've also had a Logitech G9, good mouse, but I liked MX518 better, so I gave it to my brother.

    I've only had one Microsoft Mouse, a Intelimouse Explorer gaming mouse.
    Maybe I was unlucky, but the mouse was after a very short time falling apart.
    Buttons didn't have the right feel after a few months and it stopped working for like a second a few times every hour, very annoying. After that I've been sticking to Logitech.

    I'd try a few mices before you buy one, because they are often very differently formed.

    I haven't had much experience with Razer mices, but I've heard much good about them.

    Anyways, the most important thing to do in OSX when gaming is to remove mouse acceleration.
  8. gregorsamsa macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2006
    (Metamorphosing near) Staffs, 51st State.
    Agreed! As much as I like my Mac Mini, the Logitech is a definite improvement over any Apple mouse I've used when it comes to gaming. Plus, IMO, for a fair few other things.
  9. jamswirl macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2011
    Just a heads up on razer, I've had 3 mambas in 2 years, all have broken. The build quality of that mouse is terrible. The wireless signal drops all the time. The wheel can squeak really badly and the sensor breaks or stops working randomly.
    Read the reviews on it and search mamba problems on google. I'm not the only one.
    Go with Logitech mice, they're solid and reliable.
  10. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    My favorite input device is a trackball, specifically the discontinued Trackball Explorer which has widely varied prices due to basically supply and demand dynamics such as you-gotta-be-kiddn-me-$317 for a new one. This device when it was made ran about $50. I've got 3 of them so I'm good for the foreseeable future. Until I run into a situation where the MS driver no longer works on Mac. :) Hmm, I wonder how it will be with Lion?? :confused: I've been holding off on that upgrade. Research is warranted!
  11. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
    My vote goes to Razer; excellent sculpt, great performance.
  12. MasterTick macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2009
    I love my Razer Naga. You might like it for Minecraft since it has a keypad on the side of the mouse, makes selecting new materials a bit easier.
  13. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    My Razers break every 2 years. But I figured hey, I spend more on shoes and they get used less. Plus there isn't much better out there. All my Logitech mice die after a couple of years too.

    My Microsoft mice seem to be near indestructible and they're comfy. And they have some good tech in them. But they're pricey.
  14. Meever macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2009
    Dont get Razer if you are going to use on your mac. Drivers suck.

    Logitech is definitely the way to go.

    Get a MX---, or G--- (honestly, MX anything is good)
  15. dndlnx macrumors 6502


    Dec 9, 2010
    Lot of people think Razer stuff is gimmicky, but I really enjoy my gaming mouse and keyboard. :)

    That said, I don't really use them on OS X.
  16. donuttakedonuts macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2009
    The cyborg R.A.T. 7.
    however, if you insist on using an apple mouse, the wired mighty mouse is superior.
  17. lamboman macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
    You really, really don't need anything like a gaming mouse for Minecraft.

    Razer mice used to be unreliable and used to break all the time - this has now improved, they are much better built than they used to be.

    Generally, you'll find that all the companies have a similar "shape" to their mice. Razer mice have become more ergonomic, and generally are a bit like more modern versions of Microsoft's IntelliMouse range.

    I'd say that if you like Logitech mice, you probably won't like Razer.

    Anywho, best thing to do, go to your local computer store and try some models out. They might not be the exact models that you are looking for, but they will give you a general impression of what to expect from various brands.
  18. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
    Sick looking mouse. Anything in the R.A.T. series will have the next door neighbor drooling over it.

    Razer Orochi drivers are top notch. Never had an issue with the Mac version. Windows, on the other hand...
  19. Meever macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2009
    Seriously? I've tried four Razer mice now and they've all had this weird acceleration problem and they also had strange quirks....

    Orochi is tiny and uncomfortable.
    Mamba was... actually nice. Until it broke XD
    Spectre (the starcraft 2 mouse) is also tiny and built with claw grip in mind.
    Death Adder 3g has this weird problem the cursor would skip around.

    A real bummer about Death Adder and Mamba because they were very comfortable....
  20. Funkatronic macrumors 6502


    Jan 5, 2010
    Pune, India
    I've had my Mamba for 2 years now and it's going pretty strong. Prior to that, i was using a Deathadder, the 1800DPI one, and it was probably the closest to perfect tracking i've noticed on any mouse (and i've used quite a few). The DA was using one of Razers No Drift Control firmware versions, and sometimes I still think it tracked better than my Mamba.
  21. Durandal02 macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2010
  22. Albright macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2011
    I snatched up a simple Razer Bluetooth mouse a while back on a deal, and it was garbage. The random disconnects were just absolutely horrible. After falling in love with Microsoft's Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, I picked up a Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 (MS isn't big on giving their accessories fancy names, apparently) and find that it works very well. The downside (with the mouse as well as the keyboard) is that the official drivers cause random and incredibly frustrating crashes on my machine (and contacting MS's help service about it got me a canned email featuring instructions on how to reinstall the drivers ON CLASSIC MAC OS. "Open up the 'System Folder' and find the 'Extensions' folder," etc…). Fortunately, the mouse works just fine without it, with the exception that the extra button on the side doesn't do anything, which I can live without. And I seem to be in the exception with regards to having these driver problems, so YMMV. At any rate, I highly recommend MS hardware, and will never buy Razer again.

    As for Logitech… meh. Their stuff isn't necessarily bad as it is cheap-feeling.
  23. primexx07 macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2011
    Yesterday we asked what the best mouse you've ever pointed and clicked with is, and hundreds of testimonials later, we're here to report back. From high DPI gaming mice to ergonomic RSI-killers to graphics tablets to portable mice perfect for laptop use, we had a ton of power users extolling the virtues of their chosen input devices. We've compiled the mice earning top marks into the following roundup of peripheral goodness for your consideration. Read on to see what mice your fellow readers loved and why.A note on the methodology: When a mouse was favored but no longer in production, if the new and in-production version was true enough to the original we included a link to the current model and noted the previous model—as in the case with the Logitech MX1000/MX1100
  24. rezenclowd3 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2004
    Undoing the work of Priuses: burning gas & rubber
    I have the Razer Orochi and Mamba, and personally the drivers are lacking. The 2011 Mamba however does have decent Mac drivers.

    I keep coming back to my Cyborg R.A.T. 9 for almost all use though, as the drivers are great, setup is easy, and I find it more comfortable for my mouse hand.
  25. Skoopman macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2011
    I use a Logitech MX510. It's freakin' old and looks horrible due to the exessive use, but it works like day one. Not sure what new mouse to get, but probably something from the MX series again. I do have a problem with the mouse, in Chrome, when I press the down scroll button and want to scroll up with the other button, I have to press that one twice, otherwise it doesn't scroll. Happens sometimes, not every time, could be just a drivers problem.

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