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What mouse do you use?

7 years ago from , Designer

I have a macbook pro and I have been using Apple's Magic Mouse for years but recently having some issues with it. This is my second Magic Mouse and I would like to check out some alternatives.

What wireless mouse are you using with your setup?

59 comments

  • Patrick SchneiderPatrick Schneider, 7 years ago

    I don't understand how people can enjoy using the Magic Mouse. It looks amazing but for my slightly bigger than average hands it's insanely uncomfortable. I owned a few mice from the Logitech MX series, very comfortable shape for your hand! Currently I'm quite happy with the Razer Mamba.

    13 points
    • Phil RauPhil Rau, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

      I have big hands, but I love the functionality of the Magic Mouse, so I use this: http://mmfixed.com/

      At home I have a R.A.T. MMO, which expands nicely to fit.

      R.A.T. MMO

      2 points
      • Brennan Smith, 7 years ago

        Wow, is that Optimus Prime?

        14 points
      • Bryce DriesengaBryce Driesenga, 7 years ago

        The fix is interesting. The few times I've used a Magic Mouse though, I didn't keep my hand up like he does in the video. I lay my hand almost flat which is how I thought you should use the MM?

        0 points
    • Sebastian SellingSebastian Selling, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

      Love the Razer Mamba, fits me perfectly :) Bit on the expensive side, so I usually recommend the Razer Deathadder instead. Same type of mouse without the wireless capability :)

      0 points
    • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, 7 years ago

      I've always felt that the Magic Mouse was extraordinarily heavy compared to other mice.

      0 points
    • Hamish TaplinHamish Taplin, 7 years ago

      I have small hands and I can't use a MM for more than 30 seconds without my hand hurting.

      0 points
  • Will BakerWill Baker, 7 years ago

    I've found Apple's Magic Trackpad to be the most controlled and precise mouse-like peripheral. I still use my Intuos for drawing and the like, but 99% of my actual design work gets done with a trackpad.

    Plus, with all the multi-touch and gesture stuff, it still feels sci-fi as fuck.

    12 points
    • Aaron FisherAaron Fisher, 7 years ago

      I just switched from the Magic Mouse to the Magic Trackpad, I'm not sure why it took me so long. The gestures are awesome.

      2 points
  • John Doe, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    The Logitech Performance MX mouse has pixel precision and I find it to be extremely ergonomic. It just gels in your hand.

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    8 points
    • Will SmithWill Smith, 7 years ago

      I've used this for the past few years and love it; comfort, precision and some extra buttons.

      Along with changing the Thumb Button to Enter, setting the forward & backward to undo/redo in Creative Suite apps changed my workflow.

      1 point
      • Adham DannawayAdham Dannaway, 7 years ago

        the scroll isn't smooth though is it? It kind of clicks 10px at a time right?

        0 points
        • John Doe, 7 years ago

          @Adham - The scrolling is awesome! It has 2 settings, regular scroll (clicks) and hyper-fast scrolling (smooth). You can alternate between the two by pressing the o/o button just behind the wheel.

          1 point
        • Martin LeBlancMartin LeBlanc, 7 years ago

          It's very smooth and with two settings it quick to change it to fit the current task.

          1 point
    • James Van Dyke, 7 years ago

      Yes! I've used this and the version before it with the cool charing cradle for years and it's been great. I always look for new mice, but ultimately keep this one because it feels so right.

      0 points
    • Kyle LKyle L, 7 years ago

      I love this mouse. My hand started hurting after using my Magic Mouse all day so I switched to the Logitech Performance MX. Although it's not as sexy it fits my hand so much better. The scrolling experience is way better on a magic mouse but considering I use this 40+ hours a week I have gladly giving up a "sexy" experience for something more comfortable.

      http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Performance-Mouse-Mac/dp/B002HWRJBM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1402586226&sr=8-1&keywords=Logitech+Performance+MX

      Try it :)

      0 points
      • Charlotte DorrisCharlotte Dorris, over 6 years ago

        Would you say this is a good mouse for someone with repeated use related tendon issues in their hand? Enough tilt?

        0 points
        • Kyle LKyle L, over 6 years ago

          I have been using it for a year now and haven't noticed any wrist or hand pain since I started with it. I would say try it for a week you can always return it :)

          0 points
  • Jeff BroderickJeff Broderick, 7 years ago

    I have tried so many different types of mice. I have found gaming mice are the best because they usually offer precise control with no lag. The Mamba has been the simplest, most comfortable, mouse I have found to date. I have had several of them.

    5 points
    • Sebastian SellingSebastian Selling, 7 years ago

      It's awesome for sure, sadly my wireless capability broke down a few months ago so I use it with the wire. Still awesome tho :)

      0 points
  • Dan LeveilleDan Leveille, 7 years ago

    I can't really stand using anything other than the Magic Mouse.

    5 points
  • Lucas MoralesLucas Morales, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    I use the Apple Magic Mouse at work, but at home I use a Razer DeathAdder Black, and I think it's 1000 times better than Apple's mouse.

    Apple's mouse is nice, but it's not anatomic at all. Gaming mouses are way better for longer periods of time, and you can configure some extra buttons to do other stuff.

    http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-deathadder-black/

    2 points
    • Tom GantzerTom Gantzer, 7 years ago

      I've owned the Deathadder for almost 6 years of daily use, for both designing and gaming. It is, hands down, the most reliable and accurate mouse I've ever used.

      2 points
      • Robert BusbyRobert Busby, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

        I would have agreed until both of mine broke for the same reason, the scroll wheel collapsed and wouldn't scroll anymore :(

        I'm now using a Corsair M65 and feel it's level with if not better than the Deathadder. The based of it is aluminium so it's really heavy which I like.

        0 points
        • Tom GantzerTom Gantzer, 7 years ago

          That's a real shame, maybe I've been lucky! Mine's been thrown around in bags and car boots, generally abused and still functions perfectly. If it fails I'll look into the Corsair mice, as I have a K90 keyboard :) The aluminium backplate on that is so satisfying! :)

          0 points
          • Robert BusbyRobert Busby, 7 years ago

            How do you like that keyboard? I've currently got a Razer Blackwidow and thinking about alternatives.

            0 points
            • Tom GantzerTom Gantzer, 7 years ago

              I'm a sucker for mechanical keyboards, so if you can stand the clackety-clack noise, then it's great. Keys are very responsive with just the right resistance. Cleaning keys are easy due to the keys being raised somewhat from the backplate, and it's pretty comfortable!

              I'd say if you can find it on a deal (say, 20% off) then it's definitely worth it, though I would be hesitant to recommend paying the RRP.

              0 points
              • Robert BusbyRobert Busby, 7 years ago

                Yeah, the Razer Blackwidow is mechanical too, I think it has Cherry MX Blues. I'll try finding it in a store to test it out.

                Thanks!

                1 point
  • Brian StudwellBrian Studwell, 7 years ago

    I've never felt that I was as fast or as precise with a trackpad as I am with a mouse. This is likely a product of my upbringing, coming from a Protestant, Windows-based household in the Northeast. That being said, I spend so much of my time on my keyboard in development that my mouse needs to be little more than an effortless flick of the wrist for quick navigation and occasional work in one Adobe program or another. I also really needed something portable. Now I know I could get panned for touting a Microsoft product, but... enter the Arc Touch:

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    It's sexy, it's wireless, and it works. I have, quite seriously, had strangers come up and ask me about this thing when they see me snap/unsnap it. It's like a slap bracelet that controls your computer. Highly recommended. Only downside is it connects via USB not bluetooth.

    1 point
  • Martin LeBlancMartin LeBlanc, 7 years ago

    awesome mouse

    1 point
  • Chris LüdersChris Lüders, 7 years ago

    Logitech G500, is da sh*t! You can change the weight and its shape is amazing. Have it for 3 years now and still love it. Would always buy it again. And it's pretty cheap :)

    1 point
  • Philip LesterPhilip Lester, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

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    Ain't as sexy as the Magic Mouse, but it's the most comfortable I've used and significantly increases productivity levels.

    1 point
    • Joe AlfonsoJoe Alfonso, 7 years ago

      Been using it for more years than I can count. The absolute best mouse I've ever used.

      0 points
  • Rolando MurilloRolando Murillo, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    Ok no.

    Trackpad is sufficient 99.999% of the time (bc of gestures and proximity to keyboard) but if I want precision for illustrations, I use my Wacom tablet.

    1 point
  • Cosmin NegoitaCosmin Negoita, 7 years ago

    I have smaller than average hands for a 20 yo guy and I still find the Magic Mouse painful sometimes, but I love it's functionality and It really helps my workflow despite it's shape/size.

    1 point
  • Javan GriffithsJavan Griffiths, 7 years ago

    Mionix Naos 8200

    0 points
  • Autumn WellesAutumn Welles, 7 years ago

    Logitech M570

    0 points
  • Mihnea ZamfirMihnea Zamfir, 7 years ago

    No mouse! Just the built-in trackpad :)

    0 points
  • Jodi WarrenJodi Warren, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    I really enjoy the Magic Trackpad for most of 99% work, but also have a fairly nice wired Logitech G400 mouse for emergencies. I didn't mind the Magic Mouse but definitely don't miss it at all in retrospect.

    0 points
  • Mariusz OstrowskiMariusz Ostrowski, 7 years ago

    Logitech Revolution MX

    0 points
  • Nemanja NenadicNemanja Nenadic, 7 years ago

    Steelseries Sensei. The best mouse I ever used. Lots of fine tuning (even for gaming mouse), beautiful design and very comfortable in hand.

    0 points
  • Alexis CreuzotAlexis Creuzot, 7 years ago

    It took me weeks to tame my magic mouse. Now I can't live without it, but boy was it a pain to get used to it !

    0 points
  • Andreas DruschelAndreas Druschel, 7 years ago

    I keep it simple. Apple Magic Mouse and Logitech M325 Wildlife.

    0 points
  • Tomasz PiątekTomasz Piątek, 7 years ago

    A4 Tech X7. Ideal mouse for left hand

    http://img1.digitalversus.com/produits/389/5243/389_5243_2.jpg

    0 points
  • Vladimir GorshkovVladimir Gorshkov, 7 years ago

    Tried using Logitech mice but all turned out to be more annoying in one way or another. Magic Mouse has been the daily driver, but it does start to hurt after 5 or 7 hours of straight work. I think any mouse will.

    The touch gestures speed up workflow. I like it.

    0 points
  • Casey BrittCasey Britt, 7 years ago

    Logitech Performance MX is the best mouse I've ever used. Highly recommended.

    0 points
  • Danny GarciaDanny Garcia, 7 years ago

    Magic Mouse here. I really like the super smooth momentum-based scrolling.

    0 points
  • Rik RoukensRik Roukens, 7 years ago

    I actually own a magic mouse, trackpad and Intuos 5 Pro. And I use them all for different types of scenario's. The one I can't live without would probably be the Intuos 5, because of the photo retouching and video editing.

    2nd choice would be the Apple trackpad :-)

    0 points
  • Alex ChanAlex Chan, 7 years ago

    Logitech G400. I have the same one at home for gaming on my PC.

    Paired with USB Overdrive (Mac), it allows me to have full control over the sensitivity, acceleration, and button mapping.

    0 points
  • Benjamin Mikiten, 7 years ago

    I picked up a couple Steelseries Kinzu v2 off of a Woot.com thing a while back. I use those at home and work for everything. They were $15, and they do the job exactly nicely.

    I am about to transition into uncharted territory, however.

    I aspire to make sure my computer as unusable to other people as possible. I currently have blank black keys on a 60% keyboard (no arrow keys), a Poker II.

    In two months, I'll be building an ErgoDox keyboard. To go with that, I'm going to grab a CST LaserTrac and do the ripster mod on it, adding some side buttons. The goal is a vague approximation of this amazing setup.

    0 points
  • Robert BusbyRobert Busby, 7 years ago

    Corsair M65, one of the best I've owned, I love it. That with a gaming mouse pad is just glorious to use.

    0 points
  • Francesco BonomiFrancesco Bonomi, 7 years ago

    I used the Magic Mouse for a long time and I don't have too big hands so it was comfortable to me. Two weeks ago I got an Intuos Pen & Touch and I'm trying to use it also as a trackpad, but if you're used to Apple's trackpad gestures it's actually a bit weird and limited.

    0 points
  • Marcelo Novaes, 7 years ago

    I use the Apple Magic mouse, I had to remove the previous and next swipe but, it works great.

    0 points