What's the best mouse to use with the Mac Pro (besides the Magic Mouse)?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by SamWavy, May 25, 2011.

  1. SamWavy, May 25, 2011
    Last edited: May 25, 2011

    SamWavy macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    Hey Mac Rumours Users,

    Quick question...

    What is possibly the best mouse to use with the Mac Pro Desktop? besides the Magic Mouse. My mac pro came with the magic mouse and its just not my type. Looking for comfort (I'll be using it for long), rechargeable, easy to connect, bluetooth etc. I have mid-sized hands. So far I'm thinking of the getting Logitech Performance Mouse MX. Let me know your suggestions.

  2. TheSideshow macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2011
    Typically Logitech or Microsoft mice are the way to go. Whichever version suits your needs with rechargeable and stuff.
  3. Cindori macrumors 68040


    Jan 17, 2008
    The Mac Pro is a computer. You can use any mouse you wish.
    I suggest you visit nearest computer store to try and find one that feels comfortable.
  4. hammten macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2008
    This isnt a mouse per se but i recently bought the magic trackpad and fell in love. It will be even more useful with lion, so depending on your preferences and needs you might want to test that out as well.
  5. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2010
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    Wacom FTW !
  6. bluesteel, May 25, 2011
    Last edited: May 25, 2011

    bluesteel macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2007
    the Logitech Performance Mouse MX is the best mouse i've ever used. i also use my Wacom Intuos4 tablet pen as a mouse at least 50% of the time. i've never been a fan of any Apple mice...can't stand em'.
  7. spiritlevel macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    Another happy Performance MX / Wacom user here too.
  8. red stapler macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2011
    I have the Logitech MX for my Desktop and I use the Magic Mouse for my MBP.

    I love them both. The MX is very comfortable and feels just as good as it did when I bought it a few years ago.
  9. vance09 macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2009
    keyboard and mouse

    i have the mcnally keyboard and mouse its mac/pc works great both ways and evn some pc things end up working in the mac(right click stuff)
  10. FluJunkie macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2007
    I like my Razer DeathAdder, despite the dumb name.
  11. Whaditis macrumors regular

    May 18, 2010
    I recommend and use the Logitech MX Performance mouse and I love it.

    Before that I used the Logitech Revolution mouse which was great too that went for using my laptop when it's docked. They do not make it anymore as it got replaced by the MX Performance version as they are both high-end mice.

    I didn't like the Apple mice (Magic or earlier version)

    Logitech mice are great.
  12. dreamersofeden macrumors member


    May 26, 2011
    +1, or any Mac-compatible gaming mice should be fine.
  13. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    I wanted the logitech performance mx, but I am a lefty so I got the anywhere mx instead. Great mouse.
  14. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    I use Logitech mouse.

    Very small mouse, not comfortable for some people.
  15. FluJunkie macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2007
    Are you thinking of the Orochi, their wireless portable mouse? The Death Adder doesn't really seem small - it's larger than the Magic Mouse by a considerable margin, and feels...pretty standard as far as these things go. Admittedly, it's not one of those mice that requires a full hand grip, but I'd hardly say its "very small".
  16. dreamersofeden macrumors member


    May 26, 2011
    Im using it (the DeathAdder 3.5G) with my iMac, and in my opinion this mouse has a "normal/standard" size for everyone. In addition, I would say that this type of gaming mices are the best choice if you want comfort, ergonomics and accuracy (this is very important for graphic design).
  17. gpzjock macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2009
    I use a Logitech MX518 gaming mouse for it's adjustable sensitivity, clicking scrollwheel and many buttons. I have large hands so it might not suit you. :D
    Previously I used a Microsoft Precision 6000 Laser Mouse but wired ones of them are no longer available. :(
    You can't go far wrong with either of the above manufacturers, the only thing M$ do well is mice, in my opinion. :eek:
  18. Gen macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2008
  19. MrLatte23 macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2007
    Kensington Expert Mouse - Trackball

    Not a mouse, but very versatile, comfortable (with the included elevated wrist attachment), and fully programmable for finder use or different programs. I gave up the fidgeting, clicking-lifting and moving and running out of mousepad real estate years ago and never miss it. And when I injured my right hand (doing other "work" related repetitive motions), I reprogrammed it and myself to use it lefty and haven't swapped back. Includes chords, dual button clicks, for even more commands and a scroll wheel which changes direction when the shift key is pushed.

    Since I use three desktop monitors, and sometimes four when I activate my attached 37" HDTV, the "ball" part is indispensable for covering large amounts of real estate with a flick of my fingers. Even added an Apple Trackpad for right handed use at the same time for certain tasks. It's replaced reaching for the Wacom tablet for simple drawing with my finger tasks.
  20. mkeeley macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2007
    Razer are cheap junk with a high price tag, just check forums to see how much of their stuff breaks within months. For general purpose then the Logitech MX Revolution, best mouse ever, not made any more but you can pick them up on ebay. Next best is probably the Performance MX. Don't think Apple have ever made a decent mouse (haven't made a decent keyboard for ages either).
  21. strausd macrumors 68030

    Jul 11, 2008
  22. karsten macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2010
    i use the Logitech M510. Battery lasts like 2 years on it and its extremely comfortable.
  23. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    My cheap Logitech M500 has always gotten the job done for me. It's comfortable and it tracks pretty well. Can't beat the warranty, either (3 years hassle-free replacement). It ain't cordless, but that doesn't matter to me because it's only $30.

    I've never used the Apple Magic Trackpad so I can't really comment on that, but I find the Magic Mouse to be uncomfortable with its hard edges and low profile. I'm also not a fan of "click zones" and rather have two physical buttons.
  24. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    A matter of opinion these meece. The Magic Mouse with a metal base often has problems connecting with Bluetooth. Something to do with the metal base of the mouse and the metal case of the Mac Pro.

    Went back to a Mighty Mouse which is more comfortable and works great never failing to connect immediately after boot.

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