Why does the Mighty Mouse suck so much?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mroseneo, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. mroseneo macrumors member

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    I have the Wireless Mighty Mouse, and I have been using it for a while now.

    I just hate how I have to clean it all the time. I don't know if my hands are extremely dirty or what, but I am sick and tired of cleaning this thing. I am going to go outside and smash it tomorrow. For $60 i shouldn't have to clean my mouse, it should get up and clean my house for me.

    Anyone feel like me?

    Any suggestions for a new mouse? I want a cheap bluetooth one with a scroll wheel that WORKS!
     
  2. scr1968 macrumors regular

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    Can't go wrong with anything from Logitech. They have some cheap solutions that work, IMO, way better than the MM.

    SCR
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  4. bigiffo macrumors member

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    Rub the trackball hard.

    Remember: The mouse is mightier than logitech, or Mikkisoft
     
  5. mroseneo thread starter macrumors member

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    That is the thing, I have to rub the scroll ball and clean it all the time. I just tried cleaning it for about a half an hour, but it still won't work. I think the time/money cost for this thing is too high if you have to clean it too.

    For $60 this mouse needs to go do MY laundry, not the other way around.
     
  6. emdotdee macrumors regular

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    I've been using a Mighty Mouse with my new iMac and not had one issue with it (I used to use a Wacom tablet with pen instead of a normal mouse)

    Maybe you're just a bit dirty? or overly obsessed with cleanliness, OCD anyone?? :rolleyes:
     
  7. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    Aside from it's shape and lack of buttons, it's an average mouse with above average scrolling capabilities. That being said, I'll never go back to it after upgrading to a Wireless Logitech MX Revolution, even though I think my Revolution may be slightly broken.

    And you can keep your MM clean by washing your hands now and then. :D
     
  8. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    I love my Mighty Mice. When the ball needs cleaning, I open it up and clean it.
     
  9. ljhatlga macrumors newbie

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    I think I see your problem: Apparently, you haven't learned to satisfactorily customize your mouse in "Preferences." For example, I have my wireless mouse doing my laundry as I type this message. Add a simple right-click, and it's folding my undies.

    Although I wouldn't mind a software upgrade that includes a programmable death-ray function.
     
  10. thunderclap macrumors 6502a

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    How do you open it?
     
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  12. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    I got my MM in September when I got my iMac; I have had to clean it once. I spray iKlean on a rag and run the roller over it. Nothing more. Simple.
     
  13. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    I have seen pictures of how to do this; I would rather just buy a new one. It's like defusing a time bomb. Props to you.
     
  14. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    I didn't care for the Mighty Mouse at first but it has grown on me and I really like it now. I too was a bit confused by the terminology used for the "secondary" button but once that point was clear, it has done all that I need of it. I do use that black cloth every few days so hopefully that will keep the track ball relatively debris free.
     
  15. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    I use a small Swiss Army Knife to pry open the gray, oval piece on the underside of the mouse. After that, it's pretty simple.
     
  16. Tracer macrumors 6502

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    Get the MX Revolution.

    Bluetooth is coming soon, but they have a Wireless one now if you can't wait.

    Tracer
     
  17. Aj2488 macrumors regular

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    i just use screen wipes to clean mine. works great, just don't get the scroll wheel to wet... that tends to slow it down for a few seconds.
     
  18. HLdan macrumors 603

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    I would have to say the OP needs to wash his hands more often, I have had the MM since last August and I clean it with a damp cloth only because I want to, it never clogs or gets dirty and the scroll wheel is always smooth.
     
  19. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Excellent advice... keeping clean is easier then getting clean where the MM is concerned.:apple::cool:
     
  20. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Cleaning mine is the arduous task of turning it upside down, blowing it with air, and rotating the ball. Solves any scrolling problems. Best mouse EVER.
     
  21. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Absolutely awful mouse. Finally settled on MX Air.
     
  22. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    i bought a wirless mighty mouse last year and i have had no issues with it all, its been fanatasic. It does get a little dirty but not much, a quick clean once a month and its good as new.

    Oh, and my boss says i have OCD!
     
  23. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    you do realise that if you call apple the'll send you a new one?
     
  24. mason.kramer macrumors 6502

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    Logitech ships with a control center that can cause system lockups. This means that in order to specify key bindings beyond expose key bindings, you will have to spend another $20 for a third party driver.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=448177
     
  25. ubercool macrumors 6502a

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    I have no problems with my Mighty Mouse, but I do have two Logitech V270 Bluetooth mice and I love them. Has been superseded by the V470, which should be equally good or better. :cool:
     

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