Best WIRED Gaming Mouse?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ravenvii, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    So I'm going to give up my beloved Logitech VX Revolution for a Magic Mouse. Yeah, I know, if I loved my VX Revolution so much, why am I giving it up? Because I'm a sucker for new technology, that's why.

    But I do realize that the Magic Mouse is next to useless for gaming (imagine trying to switch weapons with Magic Mouse's scrolling... no thanks!)

    So I'm looking for a wired gaming mouse that'll be used solely for gaming. Why wired? Simple answer: cost. After paying $70 for Magic Mouse, I don't want to spend another $70 on a gaming mouse.

    (Why not keep the VX Revolution? I'm thinking of that too, but I'd rather not have TWO battery-powered mice to take care of).
     
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  3. Chipskip macrumors member

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    I really like the Razer DeathAdder. It does come in a Mac version but I think any of the Razer mice would work fine.
     
  4. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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  5. StruckANerve macrumors 6502

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    I would just keep both. But if you'd rather not, look on Amazon, they have great prices on Mice.
     
  6. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    I still swear by Logictech MX500 series, had a mx500, 510 and two 518s.
     
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  9. nemrod macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I'm looking gor a G500 but a fully operational one, does anyone tried drivers like Steermouse or USB overdrive ? thanks
     
  10. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502

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    I use USB Overdrive with my MX518 and it works great. I haven't been able to get the two buttons above and below the scroll wheel to be recognized though. I used Steermouse with the same mouse at my last job and while it worked well, in 10.5.x it would randomly stop working until I rebooted the system.
     
  11. VoR macrumors 6502a

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    Best tracking mouse I've ever owned is a logitech mx518, not sure if they're still available any more though.
    I don't have much experience of it in osx though, the (unchangeable) mouse acceleration curve makes it irrelevant - and none of the many apps/osx changes that 'try' and fix this don't work satisfactory.
     
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  13. nemrod macrumors member

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    So there is no solution to get a fully functional mouse on OS X, even an old one like MX518.

    I would like to be sure that, on a G500 :
    - Buttons are well managed
    - Resolution can be modified
    - Wheel can be switch, free or not

    As far as i know, support from steermouse doesn't have even an idea, gret, i've just sent an query to USB Overdrive support.
     
  14. TheHumphries macrumors member

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    Logitech G5

    The tried and true gaming mouse = Logitech G5.

    All my buttons work in OSX (and Windows too). The logitech control center doesn't support this mouse but it isn't needed. All 5 buttons works as well as the DPI change buttons. This mouse has a great feel, customizable weight, great length of the cord, and a great laser.

    I feel it is the best bang for the buck when it comes to a mouse.

    Link: http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/441/135&hub=1&cl=us,en
    (They have a Blue version which I have. Looks way better. Hard to find now adays I think. Best Buy seems to have them at their stores.)
     
  15. steerpikegg macrumors member

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    I use a standard PC Razer Diamondback 3G here.

    Fantastic mouse, works fine on Mac, and no issues with tracking speed either.
     
  16. Blow up tre1 macrumors member

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    G5

    The Blue one is the newer version. I bought one and it's great. Thumb buttons need usb/steer mouse or only work with expose/spaces etc in mac.
    With Razer because they have onboard memory SUPPOSEDLY ALL their buttons do the same in mac as windows-you just need to program them in windows first.
     

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