Wireless mouse recommendation

e93to

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Which wireless mouses are recommended in terms of comfort and performance (no skipping cursor, smooth responsive movement)? I would love to have a mouse where I can comfortably rest my ring finger and pinky finger like this:



I was looking at Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse, which has almost unanimous positive ratings. But it doesn't seem to have those spots where I can comfortably lay down my ring finger and pinky finger.

Any other recommendations?

Thanks in advance
 

cruisin

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I have the MX Master and it has a small ledge/slope for the two fingers. It works for me as I never felt my fingers fall off. You can also hack a ledge onto any mouse with rubber putty: https://sugru.com/gallery/make-your-mouse-comfier

Do you need bluetooth or are you fine with the dongle? The MX has both. You should look at the wireless gaming mice, as many have finger rests and are optimized for smooth cursor movement.
 

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I have the MX Master and it has a small ledge/slope for the two fingers. It works for me as I never felt my fingers fall off. You can also hack a ledge onto any mouse with rubber putty: https://sugru.com/gallery/make-your-mouse-comfier

Do you need bluetooth or are you fine with the dongle? The MX has both. You should look at the wireless gaming mice, as many have finger rests and are optimized for smooth cursor movement.
I would prefer Bluetooth mouse because wireless mouse seems to wake up iMac randomly...

That rubber putty is clever, though not an elegant solution lol.

Do gaming mouses with no OS X support work without issues on Macs?
 

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All mice can wake up the computer, usually because of vibrations. You can keep the mouse upside down or turn it off when not in use. Macs also occasionally wake up to do scheduled tasks, like backup.

All mice should default to a simple 2 button mouse without the driver, but I would get one that has Mac support just to be sure. My MX works without the driver as a basic mouse as does a wireless Microsoft mouse I have, but they are not gaming mice.
 
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All mice can wake up the computer, usually because of vibrations. You can keep the mouse upside down or turn it off when not in use. Macs also occasionally wake up to do scheduled tasks, like backup.

All mice should default to a simple 2 button mouse without the driver, but I would get one that has Mac support just to be sure. My MX works without the driver as a basic mouse as does a wireless Microsoft mouse I have, but they are not gaming mice.
My mouse doesn't have on/off button, so I have to unplug USB dongle everytime I sleep my iMac.

Going to order MX Performance, and try it out to see if my hands feel comfortable on it.

Thanks for your input!
 

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The Logitech G700S is a better version of the MX Master / Performance MX.

I've used both and gone with the G700S. Shape is very similar, but the G700S has better (high performance) clickers, nice grip, as well as more and better buttons.

The G700S is a superb mouse all around.

 
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It really depends on your needs. Personally I get hand aches from every desktop mouse because they are too large and ben my hand. I use the Anywhere Mouse 2 and highly recomment that one. Super responsive, works on any surface and has bluetooth so you dont need to waste a USB connection.
 
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I would prefer Bluetooth mouse because wireless mouse seems to wake up iMac randomly...

That rubber putty is clever, though not an elegant solution lol.

Do gaming mouses with no OS X support work without issues on Macs?
gaming mice use the same HID interface as any other mice so they will work. however, some gaming mice have fancy programmable functions like customizable button functions, custom light patterns, custom logos that must be configured via Windows exclusive programs. most mice have internal memory to store these settings after they have been configured so configuring them once should keep the settings for any OS. something to take into account before you buy
 
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http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Gaming-Mouse-Battery/dp/B00E4MQODC

The g602 is amazeballs. I certainly love the magic mouse and it's full swiping powers but this mouse is what I use for 90% of my time on the computer, especially in photoshop. I have a bunch of my actions and frequently used things like brushes made as hot keys onto the extra mouse buttons and it's very helpful. :)

Edit. The battery life is insane. One pair of double a batteries lasted me almost six months and you can run it with a single battery if you want it a bit lighter. It's a wireless mouse but you can wire it up if you're one of those wierdos who thinks that .0001 microsecond of lag is going to matter. ;)
 
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I have a bunch of my actions and frequently used things like brushes made as hot keys onto the extra mouse buttons and it's very helpful. :)
I'm right there with you brother, I love using gaming mice for non-gaming use not only because they're better mice (they're performance mice), but they also have a plethora of useful hot keys that you can program whatever you'd like to. I love programming frequently used actions or commands to my G700S! (great mouse).
 

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I guess it all depends on what you need, I have a Logitech M185, nice shape, hibernates after 5 min, wakes instantly, scroll wheel has click function, uses one battery which lasts for months with daily use and works perfectly with the games I play e.g. Deus Ex Revolution.
 
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Feel is super subjective. I'd really recommend you head out to a Staples or Best Buy and physically put your hands on one.

I personally LOVE my Logitech G5's, but unfortunately they don't make them any more. I've tried the 700-series, but as weird as it sounds, the second 'lower row' of thumb buttons touches my thumb where it rests, and I can't stand the feel of that!

--rob
 

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The Logitech G700S is a better version of the MX Master / Performance MX.

I've used both and gone with the G700S. Shape is very similar, but the G700S has better (high performance) clickers, nice grip, as well as more and better buttons.

The G700S is a superb mouse all around.

Seconded, this is a fantastic mouse.
 

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Feel is super subjective. I'd really recommend you head out to a Staples or Best Buy and physically put your hands on one.

I personally LOVE my Logitech G5's, but unfortunately they don't make them any more. I've tried the 700-series, but as weird as it sounds, the second 'lower row' of thumb buttons touches my thumb where it rests, and I can't stand the feel of that!

--rob
I had the g5 too.

Was a great mouse before it died on me after several years. Very comfortable with your hand.

I was looking into replacing it and I realized its successor (the g502 I believe?) was not similar in any way and not ergonomic in the least!

That's when I found the 700S and I do believe that was an upgrade.

I found the g500s on Amazon which looks similar to the G5 in shape, but with the new additions Logitech had implemented after the release of the G5.

I considered that one as well.
 

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jonen wrote above:
"however, some gaming mice have fancy programmable functions like customizable button functions, custom light patterns, custom logos that must be configured via Windows exclusive programs."

Not necessarily so, at least as far as the customizable buttons are concerned.

There's a 3rd-party mouse controller app called "SteerMouse" that will recognize and make usable ALL the buttons (whether the Mac OS -alone- "sees them", or not).

I've been using it with my trusty old Logitech MX-610. Logitech never supported that particular mouse with the Mac OS, but under SteerMouse (and previous using USB Overdrive) it works just fine.
 
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