I need a wireless mouse

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  1. VI™ macrumors 6502a

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    I purchased a Mad Catz M.O.U.S.9 and frankly, it's pretty terrible. I wanted a blue tooth mouse with more than the standard two buttons and scroll wheel for gaming and photoshop, but there doesn't appear to be a lot out there. I have a wired Naga for my desktop and even looked at the Naga Epic, but the wireless connector is apparently the charging station and I don't want to carry that around. I'd even settle for one I had to use a dongle for if it was a really good mouse, but I'd prefer to use blue tooth so I don't take up one of the two USB ports on my MBP.

    Anyone have suggestions to throw out there?
     
  2. spaz8 macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking at the naga 2014.. I actually want a wired mouse. To replace my old Bluetooth might mouse. I'm also looking at the naga epic, hopefully there will be a 2014 edition.

    How have you found the naga? I hear lots if horror stories about the synapse 2 software. Looks like razer just released a 10.9 compatible version just 10 days ago.
     
  3. VI™ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've never actually used it for gaming in OS X. I use it for everything else and don't really have a need for the side buttons. It's connected via a KVM so it does gaming duty on my Wintel desktop and photo editing duty on OS X.
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    The synapse software is a horror and their customer support is very slow and the Naga quality sucks - I went through 3 before giving up and getting a different mouse.

    Try the Logitech G600 mouse for gaming. There is Mac compatible software available for download from Logitech and it works decently. I've had my G600 for over 3 months now.
     
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I really like the Logitech Performance MX. It has a tiny USB dongle and it works great. I have three of them and have used them for years.
     
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    Have you looked at the Razer Orochi? Like the Naga it can be used wired or BT. I bought one because I needed to be able to right-click and left-click simultaneously. I don't remember offhand if I had to install the synapse drivers or not, but I haven't had any problems with it.
     
  8. VI™ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I want more than a 3 button mouse though.
     
  9. icefisher225, Jan 2, 2014
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    I (personally) use the Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 wireless gaming mouse. Yes, it does have the little bluetooth dongle thing, but if you want a really good mouse you will have to put up with it. I just bought the (cheap) Sabrent HB-UMLS USB hub. It gives you 2 extra ports on top of the mouse and equivalent one that is built in. Really like both the mouse and hub.
     
  10. kriebe macrumors member

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    I would also recommend Logitech, but I can't seem to get any of mine to work with Mavericks. I've loved their mice forever. Been using a 510 for quite a while, but the cursor jumps and stops constantly as their drivers and support suck. I'm also looking for a good alternative that works great with Mavericks. Something with the regular 2 buttons, scroll wheel and 2 side (forward/back) buttons. And not something like the Mad Catz which costs over $100.
     

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