magic mouse vs. mighty mouse

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Oktober, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Oktober macrumors regular

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    I don't know whether it is just me or anyone else feels the same, but the feel and hold of the new magic mouse just feels strange and a little uncomfortable. The top shell is rather sharp and aggressive at the edges compared to the mighty mouse's smooth and 'soap' like shell. So maybe Apple, decided to skip the R&D process and just make a mouse with its multi-touch surface not got have a mouse fit nicely in the users hand.

    I am even thinking about going back to my mighty mouse because of this and for go the loverly scrolling action and swipe motion (which is hard to master) features of the magic mouse.
     
  2. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I hate the Magic Mouse as much as the aluminum keyboards...probably more.
     
  3. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    I really did not like the Magic Mouse when I bought it on release day. After a week I was seriously contemplating returning it and going back to a Mighty Mouse. However, I decided to persevere because I did really like the touch scrolling. Now that my hand is used to it, I find other mice uncomfortable. I think it just takes a lot of getting used to, especially as I was using conventionally shaped mice for 15 years before I switched.
     
  4. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    What are you talking about? The Magic Mouse is wonderful. It is one of the best on the market. I hated my Mighty Mouse. The little ball always stuck and had to be cleaned. If the Mighty Mouse would have had touch scrolling it might have been better.
     
  5. js81 macrumors 65816

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    The Magic Mouse is a no-go to me simply because there is no way to "wheel click." I use this all the time to load new tabs in Safari/Firefox and would not ever want to live without it. Now, I DO use a Mighty Mouse, but that doesn't mean I like it that much... its just that it matches and I HAVE to have my stuff match. :D
     
  6. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Just curious, is there an iPhone app that lets it funtion as the magic mouse?
     
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  8. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    I'm lovin the Magic Might Mouse. The scrolling really gets me. I just wish there was a way to pinch zoom in and out. There is, but it seems to rarely work.
     
  9. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    Use the right-click and choose Open in New Tab ... it's not that difficult or time-consuming. :)
     
  10. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    I absolutely love the Magic Mouse. Haven't had any problems in the 2 weeks i have had it.
     
  11. Peace macrumors Core

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    Thumbs up for the Magic Mouse. Thumbs down for the Mighty Mouse.
     
  12. JNB macrumors 604

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    BetterTouchTool makes the Magic Mouse a real joy to use. It gives it nearly the complete functionality of the touchpad. In fact, it's great to enhance the touchpad too, even if you don't use the MM.
     
  13. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    I do like the magic mouse. It may be as it's very new, nobody is used to this kind of thing yet.
     
  14. akbc macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, BTT brings joy and wonders to the Magic Mouse.

    I assign it to many hotkeys and shortcuts, and it is just pure pleasure to use.
     
  15. js81 macrumors 65816

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    Two steps vs. one... every little bit counts, you know.

    That'd be like me saying my old 17" iMac is just as good as new one... its only a little bit slower...
     
  16. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    i really couldnt get used to it but i love the touchpad on my mbp
    currently using a razer copperhead .. no drivers for mac but its the perfect
    mouse of me
     
  17. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    i used MZoom (at least that is what the program is called in system preferences) to increase the speed of the mouse (tracking and scrolling), as the stock preferences were not ideal for me. Works wonderfully
     
  18. brucem91 macrumors 6502

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    I personally love and use both mice. I use the Magic Mouse in OS X, and when I occasionally boot into Windows, I use my mighty mouse. My mom got the 27" iMac for christmas, so I got to use the Magic Mouse for a while before I got mine, so I easily got used to it. I really do miss squeeze though. But with tools like BTT and MagicPrefs, I can customize the magic mouse to do a lot more than what  programmed the mouse to do.
     
  19. william1949 macrumors member

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    With BetterTouchTool you can set all sorts of gestures - right now I have a three finger click opens a new tab. It took me a while to like this mouse, but now I won't go back.
     
  20. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    Magic Mouse >>>>>>> "Mighty" Mouse. I finally got fed up with the effing scrollball. I love the Magic Mouse's low profile and smooth scrolling. I use MagicPrefs to get my middle click which is the only thing missing for me (Very handy to have when working with the command line).

    The Magic Mouse is a real home run IMHO. :cool:
     
  21. robfromabove macrumors regular

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    I've used one only at an Apple store, and although it was tethered to prevent being stolen, it was still a nice form factor. The price is a little steep, but when Apple finally refreshes their MBP's I intend on getting a Magic Mouse to go with it. :p
     
  22. DaREdBaRoN macrumors member

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    Get the magic mouse. It might take a little while to get used to, but it's soo much better than the scroll ball on the mighty mouse. My old mm doesn't scroll down anymore which is really annoying.

    Remember that there was a learning curve when you switched to OSX from windows, but think how unhappy you'd be if you hadn't stuck it out :D
     
  23. itsxtian macrumors newbie

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    You may want to look at this:
    http://clement.beffa.org/labs/projects/middleclick/

    it may change your view on the Magic Mouse.
     
  24. itsxtian macrumors newbie

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    Magic Prefs

    Update on my last post. This makes the Magic Mouse one of the best out there hands down.

    http://magicprefs.com/
     

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