Is there a mouse that's better than the Mighty Mouse?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by benguild, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. benguild macrumors 6502a

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    I can't stand this stupid trackball that keeps getting dirty. Let's face it, this mouse is not designed for everyday use.

    However, I like the feel of it and that it's fairly lightweight. Is there something I can get that's not ugly as hell but will be more reliable than this? Lightweight and horizontal-scrolling without wireless.
     
  2. scan macrumors 6502

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    I actually like Mighty Mouse

    I've had my mighty mouse for about 4-5 years now and I have absolutely no problems with it. I have read about all the problems but I haven't experienced any of that. I know it sucks for gaming so high speed movement wouldn't work well with MM but for everyday use: email, web browse, instant messaging, etc I think it's great.
     
  3. txnoob macrumors 6502

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    LOL. You should get a lot of replies on this one.
     
  4. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I disagree. It works flawlessly for like a month after you buy it... maybe two or three months. Then first the downward scrolling stops working and it's all downhill from there! For $50+ you'd think Apple would make something less crappy.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    You use it with clean hands otherwise you have to clean it.
    However, I use Logitech mouse mostly.
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

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    for many people, me included, and maybe most people.

    any mice out there is better than the mighty expensice mouse from apple.
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Virtually every other mouse on the market.
     
  8. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    The Logitech mice are extremely nice and I would use pretty much any of their mice over the mighty mouse. I especially like my Logitech MX Revolution and VX Revolution, best mice I've ever used.
     
  9. scan macrumors 6502

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    so how does mine still work after 5 years? Don't generalize your personal experience as everyone's.
     
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  11. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Haha. That's funny. I guess I've been around Apple products long enough to expect the worst.
     
  12. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a

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    go to target.find the cheapest mouse they have.that is better than a mighty mouse
     
  13. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

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    better question

    The better question is what mouse is not better than the mighty mouse?
     
  14. darrenscerri macrumors regular

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    Yep... better... much better! :D
     

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    Then it's useless.
     
  16. Morod macrumors 68000

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    My experience with the MM:
    The wired MM that came with my iMac would get its scroll ball dirty every couple of weeks it seemed. Horrible experience.
    The BT MM I bought separately about 7 months ago has never needed cleaning. Not once.
    Why? Who knows. My hands are as clean(or dirty) with it as they were with the wired MM. But not a single scroll ball (or any other) problem with the BT MM.
    YMMV,
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  17. bluesteel macrumors 6502

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    the mighty mouse blows. i never understood why apple would include such a terrible mouse with their computers. the only aspect of that mouse that i ever liked was the fact that it was bluetooth. other than that, its useless. its not even ergonomically correct. the design is horrible.

    pretty much any microsoft or logitech laser mouse is light years better than the mighty mouse.
     
  18. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    i personally love my wired mighty mouse(s).

    i got mine second hand about 2 years ago (the owner had it since '06) and it didn't scroll.

    i cleaned it out and that restored scrolling in all directions.

    haven't had a problem since.



    although my girlfriend's old wired mighty mouse i got, can only scroll left and right even after cleaning.


    her bluetooth MM has been great and she has used it for 1.5 years now without a problem!
     
  19. nerdish macrumors regular

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    Still using mine that came with my 2006 Mac Pro, and its as good as the day i got it out the box - never had a problem with it, nor my wireless one i use with my MacBook.

    I personally love the MM, works great and looks fantastic!
     
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  21. kajitox macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto. Take a stroll to Best Buy to try other mice out in person and then go home with some ideas and look them up online (a) because they're cheaper and (b) to see reviews.

    Maybe.
     
  22. amk29j macrumors newbie

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    That Dell mouse is better than the Mighty Mouse, in my opinion. I also don't like the Apple desktop keyboard. If I wanted a laptop keyboard, I would've gotten a laptop. I still like their computers though.
     
  23. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Nah, even with the trackball not working at all, it's still a million times better than that mouse.

    Why, you ask? Hint: That mouse has a ball, too.
     
  24. Beerfloat macrumors regular

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  25. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    +1 for MX Rev. Expensive, but awesome. Theres even a BT version out now.

    EDIT: lol @ hockey puck mouse :D
     

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