How many of you guys still use the mighty mouse and keyboard

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bobhammer, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. bobhammer macrumors member


    Dec 13, 2007
    Hong Kong
    I think they look sexy and everything, but I want to get myself sth wireless, so what all of your advices, is the wireless mighty mouse and keyboard any good? or there are sth greater product out there?:apple:
  2. Bobbi Flekman macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2008
    The keyboard I like, I am just not so thrilled about the rodent. I may switch to a different mouse, not sure yet.

    I don't do wireless by the way, I just don't see a need for using it.
  3. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    The new (thin) BT keyboard is awesome, but like the previous poster, I'm not that happy with the BT mighty mouse and frequently need to plug in the wired mighty mouse when the BT mouse decides not to work !! ... :mad:
  4. richkent72 macrumors regular

    The keyboard is great. The mouse was used for inital set up and then ditched. I know some people love them but I found it the least ergonomic mouse ever. Shame, because it looks smashing.
  5. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030


    Jan 10, 2007
    The mighty mouse is horrible, and you will find more people in the "hate" category then the like or love category when it comes to that mouse.

    If you want a great wireless mouse try the Logitech MX Revolution. I love mine.
  6. bobhammer thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 13, 2007
    Hong Kong
    So it is the best for me to buy the apple wireless keyboard and buy a wireless mouse. Can i use builtin bluetooth for my mouse, or I will have to use the adapter depends on which brand I buy (logitch, microsoft)?
  7. Morod macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2008
    On The Nickel, over there....
    I sure do, both the keyboard and mouse, and both wired. I was most hesitant about both of these when we got our iMac, but now we love them! It's to the point I dislike using the PC K&M at work. They just feel right.
  8. psonice macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2005
    I love the metal keyboard (although I have the wired one - couldn't live without that number pad!) but the mighty mouse is terrible. It's very cleverly designed and looks good, but it's not designed for a human hand, it's not particularly reliable, it doesn't perform as well as some of the better mice. It's pretty good compared to a really basic mouse, but then you're comparing a £2 product with a £30 one!

    I went with a logitech vx revolution mouse - it's a laptop one, so a little small, but otherwise brilliant (and it was a lot cheaper than the mx.. or the mighty mouse for that matter :) )
  9. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    I have both wired and wireless Apple keyboards - don't much like the feel of either one (far too little travel in the keys), but the lack of keypad on the wireless one really only makes it suitable for occasional use on my laptop. Looking for something better in both cases.

    The mighty mouse, however, I DO like - particularly the bluetooth one which, being a little heavier, has a more positive feel.

    I've always been a logitech user in the past - had an MX700 for years with my old G5, but I'm planning to stick with the MM for now.
  10. RainCityMacFan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2007
    I love my keyboard (wired and alu). However, I think it might be a b**** to clean.

    As for the mighty mouse, I might ditch. I like it but I don't love it, it has its faults where the scroll ball will let you scroll up but not down, you have to literally smash the ball in order for it to work. That happens once in a while, most of the times, it goes good.
  11. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    I complained about the weight of my MM and a friend said (or did I read it on MacRumors?) "Remove one of the batteries" JOB DONE .. :cool:
  12. serega macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2007
    I love keyboard but hate MM, so I use Micro$oft mouse.
  13. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    The new Hybrid rechargeable are lighter than Nimhs. But, the lightest are lithiums. By half (comparing with the hybrids).

    I used to buy lithiums, because of the very long service live, but for convenience, I switched to rechargeable. Two lithium AAs weigh the same as a single hybrid. So, I'm also running a single cell. Worth the compromise between the weight and how often I need to go fetch a fresh battery.

    Getting back on topic, though, I've been happy with both MM (wired and BT), but the BT is noticeably more accurate. It's personal, I know, but they are among the most comfortable I've used. The scroll ball doesn't need to be cleaned but a few times a year and it gets daily use. Just a few rolls while inverted on a damp cloth.

    I recently bought the new BT Aluminum Keyboard and I'm totally 100% happy with it. Exactly what I need - thin, light, small, and a good feel. I was a bit apprehensive of the key feel, as I didn't really care for the MB I used for a short time. Guess it wasn't long enough or this is actually different than a MB. Zero problems connecting and reconnecting after sleep.
  14. JSchwage macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    I just bought a wireless Mighty Mouse and I love using it. I especially like the scroll wheel. Now all Apple has to do is put a slit though the middle of the front of the Mighty Mouse to give it two REAL buttons. I use the keyboard on my MacBook, but I have been thinking of buying one of those new wireless aluminum keyboards.
  15. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    Thanks for the info .. :)
  16. errol macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2008
    I just sold off the bluetooth wireless mouse and keyboard yesterday.

    The dealbreakers:

    Keyboard: The lack of extended keys. Thought this would be ok initially, but turned out I was wrong.

    Mouse: The scroll nipple gets clogged/dirty very frequently and stops working properly unless it's thoroughly cleaned.
  17. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    I use the wired keyboard and wireless mighty mouse. Like both of them. I find I can type faster on this keyboard than other "regular" keyboards.
  18. hwojtek macrumors 65816


    Jan 26, 2008
    Poznan, Poland
    It's not as good as my personal favorite MS Intellimouse Explorer for Bluetooth I use on my desktops, but I do like using it with the Powerbook.
  19. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I don't, I use an Inland keyboard and a Logitech VX Revolution. I don't like the mighty mouse or Apple keyboard, they just aren't comfortable to use.
  20. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    Keyboard is great I love it. Mouse in the other hand is horrible. The wired version is great and I liked it allot but I got the wireless version a couple of weeks back and it went back this past weekend. I then got a Logitech Revolution MX and that thing is awesome, the best mouse I have ever used.
  21. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2007
    das Fort
    I use the wired Al keyboard and wired MM. I really like both of them (I've never had any of the scrolling or right-clicking problems with my wired MM).

    I also have a wireless keyboard, but because of the lack of number pad, I use it with my PS3 instead of my iMac. I also have a wireless MM but have had the right-click problems with it since day 1, so I rarely use it for anything anymore.
  22. montycat macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2007
    We have the wired aluminum keyboard and mouse. The keyboard is great and the Mighty Mouse is very comfortable. I really like the 360 degree scroll ball. No complaints here. MC
  23. Chris204 macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2008
    I like the keyboard, but the mighty mouse is a little tough to get used to, especially when using the right click option a lot. I may just get a regular mouse.
  24. luffytubby macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2008
    one of the things i like about the Imac, is that you get everything for your computer from apple...

    its not like with pc, where the monitor, computer, keyboard, mouse etc... everything came from different manufactureres.

    I like that mac just fits.

    However, I can personally say that I have a hard time adjusting to the Mighty Mouse. Its not very good at right clicking, and sometimes the scroll dont work really well...
    its also very beautiful but its basic form seems like its not designed for human hands. its like a very soft stone, but its not comfortable to hold... its hard to get a good grip at...

    im wondering how many DPI a mighty mouse has! Also... has the mighty mouse evolved over the years like the keyboards, or is MM is the same as it was when it came out?

    another question... wireless keyboard and mouse, do they lose any precision or do they have response delays? and how long time before you have to exchange batteries(AA batteries I assume?)?
  25. Stardotboy macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2008
    Manchester, UK
    I have one of the new wireless Apple keyboards and it's served me very well.

    As for the mighty mouse, I went through two (in a year) before seeing the light and getting a Razer. I would strongly advise against getting a mighty mouse - in my experience:

    - It has some point and click capabilities
    - Performs better than just miming mouse-on-table actions

    - The scroll ball is unreliable, fiddly and very difficult to clean properly
    - The left and right click 'areas' can be unreliable
    - The side buttons are next to useless as they're just not easy to reach

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