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iMacBook 08-22-2007 04:52 PM

Looking to buy a Wireless MM
 
I'm lookin at buying a wireless Mighty Mouse, but some of the reviews on Apple.com are making me think twice about buying one.

Has anybody ever had problems with the wireless MM? What about the scroll ball? Any problems with that?

Is the tracking very good? Do the right clicks register correctly all the time (when you right click, does it right click and not left click)?

Oh, and is cleaning the mouse a must?

Thanks. I hope the responses are good because I really want one.

bcooper0125 08-22-2007 09:11 PM

I had one for a couple of days, and hated it. There is no grip on it at all, and it doesnt feel right in the hand, because it has no curves. It is a little heavier than I like, so it didnt track very well because I couldn't move it as freely as I wanted. I didn't like the scroll ball, and half the time it wouldn't work as I needed it to.

The clicks didn't register all the time properly, either...

So the answer to your question is, I don't recommend it :)

I returned mine and got a Logitech MX Revolution and love it. It's a little more expensive, but Logitech products are amazing (when they release them for Mac's, at least)

Oh, and I've never cleaned any of my laser or optical mice. They typically don't require any attention.

TWM 08-22-2007 09:29 PM

I hate mine with a passion... don't waste your money!

amendolair 08-22-2007 11:45 PM

Don't bother. Like bcooper, I got an MX Revolution + SteerMouse. Just awesome. It was a refurb off of eBay. It is basically brand new.

TWM 08-23-2007 12:08 AM

i use a microsoft mouse and down loaded the microsoft driver from aple website... works like a charm.

kuchiki 08-23-2007 01:03 AM

I personally know the mighty mouse only from playing around with it in a electronics shop and I actually liked it a lot...the design matches the Macs perfectly (obviously) and they were pretty nice to use. However some of the reviews I read on the net made me not buy it for one and the second reason for me was: I have been a long time Logitech user (since my windows days) and I like it to have a lot of additional mouse buttons.
I can tell you that the Logitech mouse I own now fits my needs perfectly (VX revolution)...BUT please be warned Mac support by Logitech isn't as good as for windows and the drivers seem to cause issues so Steermouse probably is a must if you decide on buying a Logitech mouse.

kuchiki

ps: I am having a giveaway contest on my blog for a steermouse license so if you decide to buy a Logitech why not try your luck?

MacHeadCase 08-23-2007 06:33 AM

Besides, SteerMouse even supports the Mighty Mouse, I've heard. :)

BTW, your blog looks great kuchiki!

Kilted1 08-23-2007 07:35 AM

I have used the BT mighty mouse since I purchased my iMac (Oct 06) and besides a new battery and the occasional cleaning of the scroll ball I have had no problems
The right click works fine I have learnt to apply slight pressure to the rear part with the palm of my hand and then clicking...It's the coolest mouse I've used...

dtravis7 08-23-2007 07:54 AM

I have had no issues with the Right click as long as I lift my Left finger. Works every time for me and I have 3 MM's.

The Scroll Ball does get dirty sometimes but I can always clean it and get it working like new in a minute.

That said, my favorite Mice overall have always been Logitech. Used them for years on the PC and on the Mac.

iMacBook 08-23-2007 11:48 AM

Some of you say to go Logitech, some say that the MM is good.

I'm so confused!

I think I'm just gonna go ahead and get a MM. I used to use a Logitech MX series mouse, but not that mouse doesn't seem to register clicks very well. I'd have to click extremely hard. :(

I'm sure some of you are saying, "Wow. Then why bother have this thread?" Well, its because I wanted to see what actual users had to say. So, I thank you for helping me.

Sure, I might be walking into a problem zone by buying a MM, but, I guess thats a risk I'm willing to take.


So, thanks for some of the tips. And, what exactly is Steermouse?

Kilted1 08-23-2007 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iMacBook (Post 469385)
what exactly is Steermouse?

This was from an earlier post in this thread

http://daysofourmacbooks.blogspot.co...our-mouse.html


Good luck with the MM

wytwolf 08-23-2007 05:18 PM

I had the MM for about 2 days. The only thing i hated about the mouse is the right clicking didn't always register or it left clicked when i right clicked. I returned it for the Logitech VX revolution and find it great. Not to mention it has more buttons then the MM and at the time was cheaper.

jALVA21 08-25-2007 01:39 AM

In my case, i already had the logitech mx400 corded mouse from my PC, so when i purchased my iMAC, i opted for the wireless MM and figured I can switch from one to another.

When working on graphics/websites/photos for a client, i cannot risk not being able to use my mouse due to low batteries so I always need a corded mouse ready to go. I hope I like the wireless MM when the iMAC arrives, because i plan to use it for websurfing and misc. stuff.

And it just looks so wicked next to the aluminum iMACs and keyboard...


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