I have a tough slip-case that goes into my backpack. Works well enough.
Re the Roccat, most 15" laptops have 3 USB ports, so you'd still have the two free like you have at the moment, once you change to another laptop.
You're not going to find any other Bluetooth Gaming mice, because it's an oxymoron. Bluetooth is slooow. If you don't mind plugging in the Orochi when you get home, you're using up a port then. I doubt you'll need more than 3 ports when you're out. Fully up to you, though. Either is fine, just the Roccat is a LOT cheaper.
Browsing the web, searching for reviews and hands-ons... search engines are very handy, no? Sometimes I have to take into account local availability so that the shipping cost is $0 since I can just walk in and buy it. Hehehe. Instant gratification, too.
In the meantime, I seem to got more than what I've bargained for. Gonna get used to accelerated AND natural scrolling now... Three buttons isn't good enough for any macros, though, so I think a proper gaming mouse is needed for them.
Thank goodness I always use a backpack when I travel with my laptop. I don't like carrying cases at all. The Air feels like it wasn't there in the first place, but I wonder what would it be like if it were a standard laptop.
Speaking of OS X, the Air is now again a dual-boot machine, just like before. OS X and Windows living side-by-side, but seeing as I don't see much use for OS X (not with the software required to use, making me staying in Windows almost all the time), I think I bought something I didn't really need.
Hmm... I think I'll spend the next week trying out gaming mice! (The purchase will come laaaaaaaaaater.)
Also, I have taken a good look at the Orochi, and it's just not tacky enough with the matte option. There's a reason why I'm thinking of that...
(I think I'll keep the Wedge Mobile for the tablet and when the laptop lid is closed.)
The Roccat looks nice, too, but yet another USB dongle-based wireless mouse? I've got enough ports in use already! If my polling rate and response time is compromised, so be it. Not that it quite matters when you can wire it if you really need it, and I don't think I need that much polling while out...
I think it's been a while since the last time I've used a full-sized computer mouse. Over half a year, perhaps?
Microsoft Arc Touch? Microsoft Wedge Touch? Razer Orochi?
(Notice anything that they all share?)
(Oh no, not again...)
I think I'll wait for a while, save up, and splurge on the Orochi when the time comes. In the meantime, to replace my broken wireless mouse, I'm using a cheap $15 old-school wired mouse that at least fits my hands. Something Microsoft. (Any cheaper, and I'd looking at totally unsafe shapes from a no-name brand)
I think I need to get some folders and racks to get my desk and stuff organized at this rate.
Is a gaming mice that looks like regular office mice an oxymoron?
I've seen the Razer Orochi gaming mice, and to be honest, it ticks almost every point in my checklist, aside from "not looking tacky in class besides a Mac".
Have you ever had buyer's remorse for any reason in the past? I've recently begun to think, maybe I could trade in this ultraportable and go standard laptop lately. Hmm... Decisions, decisions. Sure, it'll be more powerful and on the cheap, but I won't be able to hold it OK-ish with just one hand... And fan noise... Yeah, a bigger hard disk drive, but...
Wait a second, since I am using the MacBook Air as a Windows machine anyway... Maybe I should start Lion Recovery, (I've already backed up everything I need on the laptop), wipe everything and restore the Mac to factory OS and settings. I think there might be a beefier machine, seeing as I overestimated my own need for portability.
This might be the shortest stint I have ever had with a laptop, but there's always on concern for me with regards to laptop trackpads. The Air's trackpad is nice indeed, but I can't shake off the feeling that I'm basically using 2011 hardware today, due to my incredibly poor purchasing timing.
I think I'll be hauling my MacBook Air along with charging cables and the brick to shops for appraisal.
If you want to add something, I will read the edit. You don't need to post two VMs, lol.
I thought about getting an Apple Wireless Aluminium Keyboard for my iPad, considering I use it for forum posts and long replies so often. Autocorrect is not too bad (you can turn it off on the iPad, but it's more use than harm), but typing on a screen still isn't anywhere near using a proper keyboard.