New Apple BT Mighty Mouse vs Microsoft BT Intellimouse Version 2.0 (with tilt-wheel)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by finalcoolman, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. finalcoolman macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    I originally brought the Apple single button Bluetooth mouse when I brought my final rev. iBook last year. I HATED it. Not because of the lack of a right click button or extra buttons really but because of the lack of a scroll wheel. After using the scroll wheel for years I simply could not go back to the days before mice had scroll wheels. Then I ended up getting that erogonomic version 2.0 Microsoft Bluetooth Intellimouse. In case anyone wants to know the dfference between the two versions: The version 2 is the one when Microsoft added the tilt wheel, version 1 was only vertical scrolling and was not as comfortable or erogonomic as the second version. So the Apple has been sitting in my closet in it's box since last summer. Anyways, anyone find a review yet of the new mouse on the internet with pictures preferably, or has anyone who has tried the new BT MM and the Microsoft one would you say it's worth getting if you already have the version 2 MS one?

    These are the Pro's and cons I can think of between them:

    Microsoft BT Pros:
    -Very ergonomic
    -Has some "quirks" that I believe is attributed because of use with OS X such as the horizontal scrolling is WAY too slow in like Safari and basicly unusable because of this, it disconnects if you do not use it for a while and have to move it around for 5 seconds or more to restablish a connection
    -Only optical tracking
    -Although it still looks good in Blue, obviously doesn't match as well as an Apple mouse would

    Apple MM BT Pros
    -Laser tracking
    -I guess horizontal scrolling would be faster and actually usable since I'm not using a Windows mouse and would not have the same minor quircks as the MS one when using on OS X
    -Matches my iBook
    -Not erogonomic at all
    -Heard reports on the wired MM so no sure if it applies in case it has been fixed but the scroll ball can clog up real easy

    By the way if anyone wants to know which Microsoft mouse I'm talking about or has no clue how it even looks like here is a link:
  2. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2006
    I'd stick with the Microsoft mouse. The MM is not comfortable to use and it doesn't always recognize right clicks. Laser tracking is not that big a deal unless you use the mouse on a variety of different surfaces all the time or if your work requires very precise tracking. The 360 scroll ball is also easily clogged
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Doesn't the MS mouse also have built-in rechargeable batteries? I'd say, if you can stand the fashion issue with the MS mouse, then I wouldn't see any good reason to switch. I personally don't think I could live without a white mouse. :eek: :eek: That was my major reason for getting an Apple Wireless Mouse, and would be ditto if I ever got a Wireless Mighty.
  4. finalcoolman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    No the Microsoft does not have a rechargable battery. But since it uses two AA battaries just like the Apple one, it is no disadvantage. And hey, has anyone found a review of the new MM yet on the internet?
  5. ironic23 macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2006
    i'll be getting mine next week. it's already shipped. will let you know when i get it.
  6. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    In my case, mine always recnogizes right clicks. It's the people who hold it wrong or have weird crooked fingers or something who complain about the right click not being recnogized. :confused:

    (But those who complain that you can't click both the right and left buttons at the same time do have a valid complaint - I never have a need to do that, so I didn't care)

    But the scrollball do like to get clogged. It gets really annoying.
  7. finalcoolman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    Cool. Do you have or have you used the Microsoft mouse to compare it to?

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