Gaming Mouse that offers smooth scrolling

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Mike¬, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Mike¬ macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2011
    I'm looking for a gaming mouse (with 2 thumb keys) that offers smooth scrolling.
    I tried one but the scrolling experience leaves much to desire, it does the 00's style line scrolling that makes it easy to loose track of where you were reading.

    Is there a model for which drivers exist that smoothen the experience?

    Currently I use both a mouse and the magic trackpad. It's ok, but not that fast.
  2. Giuly macrumors 68040


    The Logitech MX Performance has smooth scrolling, so do any other Logitechs with the aluminum wheel (you push it down to toggle between smooth and line scrolling).

    The real gaming mice with smooth scrolling are the Logitech G500 and Logitech G700, though.
  3. Mike¬ thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2011
    Hmm, thanks for the suggestion, but the reviews say there are no Mac specific drivers available. Also don't like the USB dongle.

    But contrary to that I found this thread

    And in fact there seem to be drivers from logitech.

    Hmm... any more suggestions?
  4. NMF macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2011
    ...what reviews, exactly? Because there are Mac drivers available. Many of the Amazon reviews talk about using it on a Mac as well. :confused:

    To be honest, you're options are pretty slim if you don't want a USB dongle. I know of some Bluetooth mice that work with OS X but not any with smooth scrolling.

    Also: eww, smooth scrolling. Knowing that people actually prefer that hurts my soul. :(
  5. Giuly macrumors 68040


    As far as the G700 goes, the dongle is designed to keep the latency down and hence minimize the input lag. Also, as it's a "nano transceiver" rather than a traditional dongle, it's pretty small and barely noticeable.
  6. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    IMHO the best Bluetooth mouse with OSX support is the 2013 Razor Orochi, it doesn't have smooth scrolling but if you're handy you could probably remove the indents on the wheel.
  7. APlotdevice macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011
    I've used this mouse... It's pretty good. Just make sure you have it set to line scrolling while gaming. Otherwise the weighted scroll wheel can jolt back and forth with sharp mouse movements.
  8. Mike¬ thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2011
    Thanks, I'll have a look at the MX Performance, the G500, the G700 and also the G9.
    If they fit my hands well, I'll buy one and try out this Logitech Control thingie and hope it offers smooth scrolling on the software side.

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