Best Gaming Mice for the Mac

Gaming on an apple magic mouse isn’t very comfortable. This is in some part due to the minimalistic design of the mouse. This guide will show you 5 excellent alternatives, which are designed specifically for gaming and are 100% Mac compatible.

You can use many gaming mice on OS X but you will often find that you can’t customise any of the buttons as the drivers won’t work.

Razer Orochi

Price: £45

The razor orochi has a nice sleek design. The mouse has a high dpi, which makes it great for first person shooters.

The mouse can be used with wired or wireless. This is great if you want to switch between them, while gaming and just surfing the net on a macbook.

  • 4000dpi (3G Laser Sensor)
  • 1000Hz Ultra polling / 1ms response
  • Sensitivity settings on mouse
  • Dual wireless/wire modes

Razer Deathadder for Mac

Price: £40

The razor deathadder is a very popular mouse with gamers. The mouse is very comfortable to hold and offers a wide range of features to customise your mouse.

  • 3500dpi (3.5G Infrared Sensor)
  • 1000Hz Ultra polling / 1ms response
  • 5 Hyper response buttons
  • Sensitivity settings on mouse

R.A.T 7 Gaming Mouse

Price: £65

Cyborg are a excellent company, they create futuristic looking mice. The R.A.T series look beautiful. They are extremely customisable and come with custom weights and configurations.

There has been a few complaints about overall comfort but if you have big hands it will feel great.

  • 6400dpi
  • Interchangeable grips/rests
  • Custom dpi settings
  • 5 Programmable buttons

Razer Taipan Expert

Price: £74

The razor taipan mouse is one of the fastest mice on the market for macs. The dpi is insanely fast and you will find it hard to find another mouse with such high dpi.

The mouse has 9 buttons to configure and has an excellent dual sensor.

  • 8200dpi (4G Dual Sensor)
  • 9 Programmable buttons
  • 1000Hz Ultra polling / 1ms response time

You can’t go wrong with razor mice, they tend to be built very well and often don’t break. They are decently priced and feature great dpi settings and drivers.

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I've been a passionate evangelist for Apple and the Macintosh throughout my working life, my first love was a Quadra 605 working with a small creative agency in the south of Norfolk UK in the mid 1990's, I later progressed to other roles in other Macintosh dominated industries, first as a Senior graphic designer at a small printing company and then a production manager at Guardian Media Group. As the publishing and printing sector wained I moved into Internet Marketing and in 2006 co-founded which grew to become one the top 200 visited sites in the US (according to Quantcast), at its peak receiving over 15 million visits per month. For the last ten years I have worked as an Affiliate and Consultant to many different business and start ups, my key skill set being online marketing, on page monetisation, landing page optimisation and traffic generation, if you would like to hire me or discuss your current project please reach out to me here.

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