Reviews and Problems with Apple wireless Mighty Mouse
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Piece of tat
Ivan "visiting your planet while mine's repaired", Amazon
30 March 2014
Summary: I've been using Mac gear since the 80s and this is the first piece of Apple gear that I've come across that is fundamentally flawed. I've had three of these things and every one of them failed after a little while, always with the scroll ball ceasing to operate, sometimes intermittently and then terminally though the first one I had, a replacement for a previous non-scrolling mouse, never worked at all for upscroll.
Summary: straight to the point I bought a mighty mouse which side buttons were not working. I have asked to the seller to take this point into consideration and have a new mouse back but I have received no reply. After 1 months the scroll ball stop working.
Summary: Yeah yeah yeah, there's the fancy window changing buttons on the side and of course the handy side scrolling... But it's so sensitive and has a mind of it's own! If like me, you've bought an iMac for editing audio on logic and video on FCP, this mouse will drive you NUTS! It constantly sticks and the cursor has fits and heart attacks on screen, especially when you're doing very precise editing.
Summary: The ball stops working after a few months, and, as others have said, you can't then open it to clean it. Was going to take it back but it seems it happens to all of them so it barely seems worth it.
Summary: Why attempt to 're-design the wheel'?! After approx 3 days, the ball will no longer scroll up-down. Initially, disconnecting, then turning the mouse upside-down & rolling the ball on a piece of material etc, is effective. Initially... Eventually, even this tedious process becomes ineffective & the ball will not scroll up-down. Back to the drawing-board Apple, pronto!
Summary: The mouse looks lovely, but unfortunately it has so many problems: - The tracking is awful, I mean truly appalling. A good test is to move the mouse in little concentric circles - look at the mess on the screen! Compared to my old Windows Sony mouse which was 100% accurate, this thing jumps around all over the place. - There is noticeable lag, perhaps due to the Bluetooth. The cursor keeps moving after you stop your hand, for half a second. Small but annoying.
Summary: This is a nice looking mouse, it has reliable bluetooth and feels comfortable to use. The scroll wheel (or ball) is another story. After only 2-3 months of use, it stops working - Normally for me it stops going up first. Apples official cleaning instructions are to turn the mouse upside down and roll the ball like a crazed maniac on some clean white paper to dislodge the dust - This works for perhaps one day then it packs up again and requires cleaning...again.
Summary: For a one button mouse this is a great product, you have the squeeze that cascades your windows for an easily organised workspace, sideways scrolling for those larger web pages and designs. However I can't understand how the designers could have decided that one button is better than two (or more), you get used to the ctrl-clicking but its by no means comfortable, many games are simply a pain, and as the whole body of the mouse is effectively the button if you have a...
Summary: The Apple mighty mouse is overpriced and is poorly designed. The scrolling ball will only work for 2-3 months before it starts to stick. The grease on your skin will foul the rollers inside - and unlike other types of "mice" you cannot clean it!! So end up throwing it away. You can try taking it apart, but the base is glued down, and it is very difficult to remove without breaking it!