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rMBP Mouse?

Cammington13

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Aug 7, 2012
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I am curious as to what everyone is using for a mouse on their new rMBP's. The trackpad is great, don't get me wrong, but for games and work, its nice to have a mouse. Are most people using the magic mouse, or is there a better alternative out there?
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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I prefer Logitech mice, such as my Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX™
 
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leman

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Oct 14, 2008
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IMHO, Magic Mouse must be the worse place of equipment ever produced by Apple, it has horrible ergonomy. For work, nothing beats the trackpad. For games, I use Razer Naga.
 
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CUsurfer

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Aug 29, 2010
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I use a (wired) Logitech G500 with Steermouse. I prefer wired mice because I hate batteries and the lag with wireless mice. For me, the G500 felt great ergonomically, offered numerous extra buttons and features (including the logitech smooth/click togglable mouse wheel scrolling feature -- awesome). I tried the Performance MX, but it tracks in an incredibly bizarre manner and it's kinda massive.

Steermouse is really an incredible application. Best $20 I have ever spent (you can try it free for 30 days). Steermouse enables context aware application mapping. This means I can have my mouse buttons (the G500 nets me an additional 5 buttons + the typical ones) mapped depending on what application I'm using. It's an extremely powerful and useful capability.

The magic mouse is a steaming pile of crap for serious use. Probably the worst product Apple has ever put forth. Do yourself a favor and get a real mouse. It's unfortunately that driver support for Mac is so bad, but third party programs like USB Overdrive and Steermouse remedy this issue.
 
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dmccloud

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Sep 7, 2009
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I'm using the Logitech M555b (bluetooth) mouse. I've used the Magic Mouse in the past, but for some applications (i.e., gaming) that mouse really falls flat on the usability front.
 
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alphaod

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Feb 9, 2008
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The Logitech Performance MX has terrific ergonomics and capability for home use. For portable use, I have their Anywhere MX.
 
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BlazednSleepy

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Apr 15, 2012
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The Logitech Performance MX has terrific ergonomics and capability for home use. For portable use, I have their Anywhere MX.

Exactly the same. When I'm at home performance MX is wonderful. Not too fond of the scroll wheel though. And the Anywhere MX is for school.
 
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SurferMan

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May 14, 2010
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IMHO, Magic Mouse must be the worse place of equipment ever produced by Apple, it has horrible ergonomy. For work, nothing beats the trackpad. For games, I use Razer Naga.
Agree, Magic Mouse is a pos, horrible ergonomics and use. I just could never get used to it. Love my Logitec for my desktops and laptops if I want to use it with them, but I generally just use the trackpad on the laptops.
 
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FastEddiebags

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Jun 1, 2012
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I roll one of these bad boys for home: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/mice-pointers/mice/marathon-mouse-m705

And a magic mouse for work. I have to say the magic mouse really isn't too bad, infact if you use full screen apps it's pretty useful being able to just flick back and forth between. Plus I find scrolling better than the logitech. I always thought they sucked but having used one for a while I quite like them

I agree... I understand that the MM isn't perfect for everyone,but its a very convenient mouse to have with OSX. The price is a little high for the lack of popularity though. I've played Diablo 3 with it, and it was good enough.
 
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andymac2210

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Jul 18, 2011
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The magic mouse is 10x better than most logitech mice.

Sure, if you're gaming you'll want something else, but for actual work it's perfect.
 
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