Better mouse for gaming...

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  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68000

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    We have a late 2012 iMac that came with a wireless Magic Mouse, works fine no problems.

    However the son now plays minecraft on the iMac and I hear him lashing about with the mouse and click click click click click, not good for the mouse and not what it was meant for I think!

    So I'm wondering if there is a mouse that is decent for games, works with a iMac, is Bluetooth (don't want any extra dongles etc), and will just work like the current Magic Mouse and not interfere with it, and just work whichever is moved to activate it.

    Anyone suggest one?
    Thanks
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    I use the Logitech Corded Mouse M500 for FPS gaming.

    I'm sure they got some bluetooth ones that will work for you.

    Tip: go to a store and see what fits better in you or your son's hand. My hand is quite big so I like a larger mouse.
     
  3. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I defo want a wireless one, and Bluetooth better as then hopefully wouldn't need a dongle.

    The sons only 10, so not a massive hand, it's more to be a bit more comfortable and not break my Magic Mouse!

    Doesn't have to be a Pro gamer one, any mouse I suppose would do as long as it's a bit more robust/comfortable and works easily with iMac
     
  4. boto macrumors 6502

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    I would recommend the Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX or Logitech Performance Mouse MX. If you wait till Black Friday you can snatch a good deal for $35 and $50, respectively at Amazon. They are both usb-wireless mouses that work on glass and just as good as any gaming mice.
     
  5. alksion macrumors 68000

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    This is an awesome mouse. I use it both for video editing and gaming.
     
  6. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    MX anywhere in UK is £42 (equates to around $67), so seems a lot more expensive.

    Will this work direct with the iMac's Bluetooth? Or so you have to have a dongle? I won't use it, I'll use the Magic Mouse so what the switch seamless.
     
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    Performance MX from Logitech as others have mentioned. Use several of these at the office/home. If you're kid isn't playing any competitive level FPS this should do the trick.
     
  9. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    I second that! I have a Razor ProSolutions, which is very sturdy en so precize. It does have a USB cable. I have it for years now and play a lot of games, it's much faster than any mouse of Apple and sits perfect in your hand. For gaming, forget a wireless mouse, as they are heavier and have a lag.
     
  10. Bear macrumors G3

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    My one word respones to that is: No!

    My longer response: I'm on my 4th Razer Naga mouse under warranty. The first one the laser died and the buttons were getting unresponsive. The replacement was glitchy and wouldn't let my Mac sleep. The third one had a bad laser out of the box. The forth one is sitting on the shelf. The razer sybapse software is glitchy and generate priofiles at random and sometimes forgets to login and grab my mouse profile. Why do I have to be connected to the net to get my mouse settings?

    I'm now using a Logitech G600 wired. There's also a wireless version. There is Mac software on the Logitech website for the Mac.

    I'd recommend a Logitech at this point to the OP.
     
  11. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Is said gaming mouse, maybe that was indicating that he was a pro gamer! He thinks he is bit isn't!

    Just another mouse that will save my Magic Mouse from getting battered when he's on minecraft is what I'm after.

    More so the convenience factor also, defo want wireless, defo want Bluetooth, no dongles required. I want both mice to be beside the iMac and then whichever is moved/clicked then is the one that will work.

    Thanks
     
  12. Bear macrumors G3

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    I have a Kensington Bluetooth mouse that is about 8 years old. It had some heavy use and still works well. They of course no longer make that model, but you could look at the Kensington SureTrack Mouse. The one negative review sounds like the person had a system problem and was of course on Windows. There is no software you need to install on OS X for that mouse.
     
  13. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    One word? Something doesn't add up here.
     
  14. Mac32 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, or preferably the latest version Logitech G400s. This mouse is great, highly recommended.
     
  15. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I like the Razor DeathAdder. Not sure if there's a wireless version.

    I can understand why you're worried about it. I can imagine the rapid clicking going on in Minecraft on the MM, it would almost be loud... aha.
     
  16. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Some options in here as I initially stated a gaming mouse are way way to expensive, eg the mx518 is £130 here in UK!!! I should have worded it better maybe

    I'm after a mouse that will work wirelessly via Bluetooth with no dongles on my iMac. Has any of the above been used on iMacs and work fine?

    Thanks
     
  17. kpgh554 macrumors regular

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    shame you say not want a dongled one as if go to digitaldaffodil.co.uk can pick a wireless one from there for about £6.00. so not break bank if break it and i had one myself worked perfect for what i used it for.
     
  18. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's just for less hassle really tbh. Would rather use the inbuilt Bluetooth on the iMac. Save a USB port.
     
  19. kpgh554 macrumors regular

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    found one on amazon. it's a HDE. bluetooth optical laser mouse for macbook pro. and is only £2.99 it says uses inbuilt bluetooth. comes without dongle
     
  20. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Linky?

    Found this, it states don't need a dongle etc
    Speedlink Snappy Wireless Mouse - Black (Bluetooth)
    http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B00491E1TC
     
  21. tmagman macrumors 6502

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    Logitech G700. Its wired or wireless and their flagship gaming model. Great ergonomics for gaming or non-gaming use. I have the previous generation G7 as well and they are both the best mice I've ever used. The other logitech wireless mice are nice but the sensitivity adjustment and the flexibility is unmatched.
     
  22. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    As mentioned above, my fault I think putting gaming mouse, but way too expensive for my needs.
     
  23. mslide macrumors 6502a

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    Do that many people really just read the subject without actually reading what original posters post? It's a 10 year old kid playing mine craft.... and the OP doesn't want a dongle.

    I'd just get any cheap bluetooth mouse. Even the cheapest mouse will be better for gaming than any Apple mouse.
     
  24. capecod5947 macrumors member

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    My grandsons brought a bunch of gaming mice here and they are all over the place here in my messy office, I dont really know what brand they are, but do know they are rather expensive and they work well. I dislike using them, so when the kids go home, I pull them out and fire up my regular Mac mouse.
    I see one now on the desk, its a Azza, or something like that.
    Guess if they pay good $ for them, they are what they need for gaming.
    Google for good gaming mice and whew, thats where I stop. Yeah, Minecraft,,,,,
     

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