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post #1 of 4
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I am raising this issue as I am curious about mac-certified peripherals specially mice.

Some companies nowadays like to label their devices "For MAC" or "Built for MAC" or "MAC Certified" or whatever along those lines.

I have never owned any MAC product, but in the future I might own a certified for MAC peripheral. Specifically --- the cyborg r.a.t. 7. contagion.

They say it is built for MAC... NOW I KNOW and I have read that this also works for Windows as most all mac certified peripherals BUT THE QUESTION IS....

Will a built for MAC perform 100% on Windows or do I loose some edge because I connected it to a PC/Windows?

e.g. If I put Tamiya branded batteries on an Auldey remote control race car... will it perform as well as if I bought Auldey batteries?

And the question goes vice versa as well... I have a steelseries sensei mouse and they say the drivers are coming sometime in 2012 for MAC for it. Now I know it will work with MAC but will it work as well as it was working on a PC/Windows environment?

Enlighten me guys.
post #2 of 4
It will work just fine, just download the drivers for PC instead of mac

( coming from a guy using an Apple keyboard and the white rat.

(imo, the rat is not worth the price, several issues with mine )
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Originally Posted by ClaytonGFinley View Post

It will work just fine, just download the drivers for PC instead of mac
( coming from a guy using an Apple keyboard and the white rat.
(imo, the rat is not worth the price, several issues with mine )

What issues did you encounter?
post #4 of 4
When it says that something is "certified" or "made for" mac, it means that the particular product has driver support on the Mac OS, it has nothing to do with not working well on a PC. Mac OS has many less drivers and is much more particular about the devices that are used, i.e. you cannot use any webcam that you please as quite a few of them don't have driver support, it helps to weed out the junk and amount of drivers that have to be installed on the OS, reduces incompatibilities and crashes due to driver errors and poorly written software.
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