Can someone recommend a gaming mouse that will work with OSX 10.6, XP, and Win7?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by walkstar, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. walkstar macrumors newbie

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    I'm not expecting plug-&-play compatibility here. I am willing to do some driver/utility work, but would really appreciate some tutorial links.

    I'd rather not buy a Mac-specific mouse, because from what I've seen they're more expensive and may not work in Windows. I'd really like to use the Logitech MX518, G5/500, or G9x - but I've read that most people have major issues trying to use them in OSX so if you know for sure those are dead-ends, please tell me so.

    I appreciate any recommendations or links you can provide. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. chrisvee macrumors regular

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    You could check out some of the mice they have to offer at Razer. They specialize in gaming mice and other peripherals.
     
  3. walkstar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestion chrisvee but I've been there and their website has absolutely nothing about Mac compatibility.
     
  4. chrisvee macrumors regular

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    I just went on the website, under the Techincal Specifications tab for most mice, it says they're compatible with PC/Mac.

    Personally, since I have a MacBook Pro, I'd go with the Razer Orochi or Mamba. HYBRID gaming mice, they allow you to use wireless bluetooth connectivity, OR wired via USB.
     
  5. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    The Logitech Performance MX works great in OSX, the only downside is that it steals one of your USB ports.
     
  6. jbyun04 macrumors 6502a

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    razer deathadder

    i believe the only difference between 'mac' and non-mac edition is that one is white and the other is blue

    i think some of the members here got their non-mac editions working in os x, all you have to do is download the mac drivers.

    i just went for the mac version though, i prefer the white over the blue :p
     
  7. walkstar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone for your replies, apparently I just fail at reading tech specs :p ... anyway, I just bought myself a Razer Imperator! I'll post back to let you know what I think :) Thanks again
     

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