Mighty Mouse Quality?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Aranince, Aug 19, 2008.

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Do you like the Mighty Mouse?

  1. I like it

    22 vote(s)
    55.0%
  2. I don't like it

    12 vote(s)
    30.0%
  3. Mine had problems

    6 vote(s)
    15.0%
  1. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    #1
    I've been considering getting a Blutooth mighty mouse, but I can't decide with reports I'm hearing. Some people love it, others have problems. I want to see how wide spread the problems are.
     
  2. Samarium macrumors 6502a

    Samarium

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    #2
    It depends.

    If you wash your hands constantly and are a clean and germ-free for most of the time you will use it, you will simply love it.
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    #3
    I have it with no problems. I just clean it from time to time, the scroll ball does get dirty, but that is not a design but rather a technical issue. The ancient trackball mice used a ball, and it had to be cleaned. The 360 degree scroll ball on the Mighty Mouse is no different, a "trackball" but not on the bottom. By all means, if you aren't a dirty person, go ahead and buy it. The people that say bad stuff about it don't know what trackballs are and why they were replaced by laser/optical. In short, it's a great mouse, and it compliments any mac or even pc computer.
     
  4. Cameron08 macrumors member

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    #4
    I found out 2 things with my wireless might mouse:

    1.The black cloth that we all thought was used to clean (or just me thought that) well I used it for the wired mouse and the wired mouse worked great on it. However it would not work well on other surfaces. Since I bought the wireless mighty mouse then I could use it on so many more surfaces.


    2.The wireless mighty mouse connection would get sluggish when I connected my bluetooth headset to the mac. When I disconnected the mouse would speed up more.
     
  5. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    #5
    Mine is fine, but I wouldn't buy one if I needed a new mouse. Right clicking is a pain, and the scroll ball isn't as good as a genuine scroll wheel. For the price of a mighty mouse, you can do better.
     
  6. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

    BlackMax

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    #6
    You should have added one more option: "I like it for everything but gaming".

    I have two Mighty Mice, a wireless and a wired. The wireless Mighty Mouse has worked perfectly, but the wired Mighty Mouse had some initial scrolling issues that I've since resolved.

    I do not use either of them for gaming because I prefer the responsiveness I get from my MS mouse.
     
  7. dasikes macrumors 6502a

    dasikes

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    #7
    I personally like the mighty mouse a lot. The BT is a very nice mouse; I'd say it feels way better than the wired. (Just don't get that awful BT keyboard)

    However, I'm a HUGE proponent of tablet inputs, if you're into pro apps.
     
  8. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

    BlackMax

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    #8
    I've configured the scroll ball button as my right click and it works pretty well.
     
  9. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

    Dmac77

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    #9
    I liked the way that it looked, but otherwise I hated the damn thing. It would always get grimy, and the trackball would always get clogged with sweat and dust. I just got a Logitech MX Revolution yesterday, and it is the best mouse that I have ever used! There are a ton of programable buttons, but the only thing I dislike about it is that it isn't bluetooth. This mouse is so much more comfortable then the mighty mouse, and I would strongly recommend this mouse over the Mighty Mouse!

    Don
     
  10. ocbaud macrumors member

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    #10
    ditto

    i have an mx revolution for my desktop system, and just recently got a VX revolution to replace the bt mighty mouse for my mbp. the logitech mice are so much better than the mighty mouse. the biggest issue i had was the slow tracking speed and the right click not working as nice as i would have liked
     
  11. ryanflucas macrumors regular

    ryanflucas

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    #11
    Mine seemed really slow in comparison to the tracking speeds of other mice. I also tried a spare wired mighty mouse in its place, same results. Battery life for the bluetooth one was great, but I like a wheel vs a ball for scrolling, and since I set it up as left/right click, it didn't click the right way unless I clicked the far left or right.

    I also got sick of using the wired aluminum keyboard. I went back to a wired white Apple Pro keyboard and a wired Logitech MX518 mouse. Now I'm a complete happy camper. :p
     
  12. matchbox macrumors newbie

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    #12
    my mighty mouse had trackball problems within a month if first receiving it. it was replaced and the second one had trackball problems also. So I went and bought a microsoft comfort optical 300 mouse from target and it's been working flawlessly. Hated to spend $$ on anything microsoft, but it works well for me.
     
  13. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    #13
    The reason for "slow tracking" is the speed of the BlueTooth frequency. The proprietary 2.4ghz or 5ghz wireless speeds of Logitech is faster.
     
  14. quigleybc macrumors 68030

    quigleybc

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    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
    #14
    the mighty mouse is the worst thing apple made IMHO

    i should really throw it away and get a new mouse.

    I think i'll do that this weekend
     

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