New Mouse. OMG WOW.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Murray M, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. Murray M, Sep 15, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2016

    Murray M macrumors regular

    Murray M

    Apr 19, 2010
    I've been plagued for years with a lagging Apple mouse. It seems to lag more every year. I've got a cMP 12 core with a lot of bells and whistles. It plays and edits 4K at 60hz. However, often the mouse can be a half a second--AND SOMETIMES A COMPLETE SECOND--behind.


    This issue has creeped up over the last five years. I've sorta learned to be more and more patient. Every new OS made the issue subtly worse.


    I finally had enough.

    After a day or two of reading up, it turns out that bluetooth mice are just slow. Corded optical is the way to go [laser mice are technically higher resolution but kinda buggy in how they perform in the real world says many reviewers]. Game mice are the way to go.

    I just received a Zowie EC2-A.

    I mean WOO HOO WOW
    I'm zipping through Adobe Premiere like I was on a Quadra 840AV [can I get an Amen? Anyone go back to one of those legendary Macs: the first Mac that could edit SD video at 30fps--if you had the right settings including disabling the clock?]. SIGH...

    Why didn't I do this years ago?
    The difference feels like 500% better. Possibly 1000% better. The mouse just moves where it's supposed to move. No delay. Imagine that.

    Best $60 you can spend on upgrading your Mac. Nothing comes close. Well, ok maybe the difference when you first move from HD's to SSD's comes close--it's THAT kind of different.
  2. Bollockser macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2014
    I'm still a big fan of the ADB Mouse II. I even got an ADB>USB adapter so I can still use it ;)
  3. zephonic macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2011
    greater L.A. area
    I'm still rocking the old corded Apple Mighty Mouse with my MP4,1. Every 18-24 months the trackball craps out and I buy a new mouse for $49.99; I just consider it a business expense. Reason I stuck with the Mighty Mouse was button 4 & 5 and Exposé, but since Mountain Lion that doesn't work the same anymore.

    I tried a few third-party (corded) mice, but none felt right.

    Since I already got used to it on my MacBookAir, I now have the first-generation trackpad and I love it. The newer trackpad is overpriced ($129?!?) and needs Yosemite or ElCap anyway (still on Mavericks here).

    For certain things I still prefer the Mighty Mouse (mostly older applications) but the trackpad is the future for me. No latency or anything, as responsive and seamless as the built-in one on the MBA.
  4. rawweb macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2015

    Have you tried the paper trick?

    Get a white piece of paper and turn the Might Mouse™ upside down and draw (with some good pressure) 8's repetitively with your track ball. Been fixing mine this way for eons. No need to buy new! ;-)

    Edit: Here's some dude doing it: youtube
  5. NY Guitarist macrumors 65816

    NY Guitarist

    Mar 21, 2011

    Hey thanks! Just tried it and it worked.
  6. rawweb, Sep 15, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2016

    rawweb macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2015
    Happy to help!
  7. Christian Schumacher macrumors newbie

    Christian Schumacher

    Oct 3, 2015
    Mouse lagging for me too though I fixed this already with the wireless trackpad

    I find it weird since both mouse and trackpad operate in the same distance and bluetooth version
  8. zephonic macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2011
    greater L.A. area
    Yeah, I did that a couple of times. The first time (like 8 years ago?) it worked well, but over time it becomes progressively less effective. Specifically, sidewards-scrolling never goes back to perfect. So eventually I decided to just buy a new one. I'm on #3 now, I think. And the trackpad of course.
  9. flowrider macrumors 603


    Nov 23, 2012
    It's the wireless Logitech Performance MX Mouse for me:p

  10. iMcLovin macrumors 68000


    Feb 11, 2009
    Logitech wireless mouses works perfectly and have zero noticeable lag. I own the new MX Master and the Anywhere2 Mouse. Sadly my hands ache from large mouses over a long period of time, so the Anywhere2 is my choice. The only useful thing to do with the apple mouse is throwing it in the trashbin, its useless. Im also annoyed that they all started using chargable battery. the Anywhere Mouse 1 could hold battery for 6 months, anywhere2 needs to be charged every second week.
    Also I noticed that bluetooth on Mac isnt perfect. I have had problems with the new Magic Keyboard when typing really fast as well as previous keyboards. I always thought that it was me typing mistakes. But after switching to a Windows custom built PC I don't write the same mistakes anymore, the keyboard works flawlessly. I bought the Windows Designer Keyboard - a pure ripoff from the apple keyboard, except in black and with numeric keyboard. But they got it right, it has long life with replaceable battery, NO LAG and the build quality is as nice as the apple keyboard.
  11. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2011
    The Netherlands
    I'm still Apple Mighty-corded since 2008! :p

  12. orph macrumors 68000


    Dec 12, 2005
    logitech make relay good mice & have good wariness (relay important as i can ware throu the cable in 1-2 years so i tend to get 1-3 mice for the price of one with a 3-5 year warranty).

    all wires less mice have some delay :E there good for laptops and siting room tables with apple tv's etc but suck for work.

    :p used to have a Bluetooth mouse id work with Photoshop on my laptop with & relay hated doing anything like masking as the lag makes it so hard to work.

    logitech has some mice that use inferred instead of Bluetooth (via a usb dongle on computer) there meant to be almost lag free but cost a lot more if you need no cables.
  13. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Apple hasn't made a decent pointing device (mouse or trackpad) since they introduced USB on the original iMac.

    I use Logitech mice. Years and years of ease-of-use.
    Will never use an Apple pointing device again (and I've been using Macs since '87!).
  14. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    When did Apple ever make a good mouse? I been using Macs since 1984 and NEVER used a Mac mouse. Most of them have been Logitech Mice since I can remember!
  15. haralds macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2014
    Silicon Valley, CA
    Did you saw antenna leads as described in another post? I found that a basic requirement for ALL Mac Pros (I have a 2,1, 3,1, and 5,1.) It is still not as good as others, but mice, keyboards and trackpads are behaving.
  16. c8rlo macrumors 6502


    Sep 1, 2015
    Logitech Anywhere2 - notebook
    Logitech MX Master - desktop

    either won't disappoint and i use ControllerMate for programming the back/forward buttons, FREE and more stable than other programs...
  17. AkuskaUK macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2011
    Shanklin, Isle Of Wight
    I'm using the Roccat Kone XTD, fantastic mouse for Windows and OS X!

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