Wireless Mighty Mouse Issues: Really That Bad?

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  1. arnel13

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    Hi,

    I've been reading a lot of bad stuff about the wireless Mighty Mouse, and the one I'm most concerned about is the longevity issue. They say it starts to accumulate dust on the scroller ball in no time, and by then it requires constant cleaning for the scroll ball to function well.

    But this mouse is the coolest mouse I've ever seen.

    So... my question to philmuggers who experienced using this mouse... is this mouse really that bad, and I should just forget about getting one?
     
  2. Elx200001

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    This doesn't apply just to the wireless one. Both are a bit on the fragile side if the scroll ball is concerned. I remembered overhearing someone in Pmc Gb that it was the 3rd time they had the mouse replaced under warranty. Also they're not really ergonomically designed for long term use.

    However, if you're decided on getting a bluetooth mouse I suggest getting the V470 mouse.
     
  3. bhoyetjumpay

    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    as far as i'm concerned, no problems encountered since i bought wireless mighty mouse last november, the scroll ball works perfectly and does not require constant cleaning.
     
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    so far so good. i really like it. no issues with it. havent change the batteries yet since i bought it. i got it last nov too.
     
  5. Fidel

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    Had scroll ball issues with my wired and wireless mouse. Gave up on them a while back and I'm just using the trackpad.
     
  6. melo

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    i have one for 3 months now. no problem so far, works fine and good for me. i have logitech v470, good mouse also. never encountered problem so far.
     
  7. Kenneth

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    Depends. First, you should get a feel for it. Its bigger and the shape is different than an ordinary mouse so you should try it out first. Personally I don't like it. Ergonomically not good for me. My hand just can't get used to the form factor. I find it difficult to click properly as my fingers need to strain a bit because you have to keep a good distance between the index and middle finger, or you'll right click instead of left click . Yes the scroll ball needs cleaning every few months.

    My wired mighty mouse developed some kind of weird problem after a few months as it would randomly click on its own and gets stuck

    I'd go for Logitech. Or those A4 white Glazer (wired) mice are pretty cool, inexpensive too.
     
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    My wireless Mighty Mouse is more than 2 years old (bought December 2006) and I've had zero problems with scrolling. Maybe you guys don't wash your hands often :)

    And like Kenneth above me, I think the shape isn't as ergonomic as I would like it to be.
     
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    agree. it's big, heavier (w eneloop batt) and bizarre looking but i still love them :) i have 2 of them, the one with warranty is fine and problem free but the older one (out of warranty) has gone surgery already since it wont scroll up/down..

    just stay away from dust and sweaty hands and you'll be fine, but for a worry free use just buy the MX revolution or VX / Nano from logitech.
     
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    I have my wired mighty mouse replaced 3 times under warranty from iStudio. I've given up to it and now I'm using a generic optical mouse worth P300. No problem since. lol
     
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    I've been using this wireless MM for almost a year now, yet no problem encountered. I strongly recommend this product if you are having a doubt buying it.
     
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    No problem with my WMM. Been using for 7 months now. I just make sure I clean it every so often.
     
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    Been using an MM for what... since it got released.
    No issues except for 2 instances.

    First is the MM at home that seems to not scroll sometimes, but those "sometimes" was about 3 maybe 4 times only since i opened the box a year ago.

    Second was the MM in the office, which, during a serious project deadline that needed to be finished, at 2 in the morning at my studio, the side buttons (that reveals all open windows at once) keeps on clicking itself. I thought that was funny, but after several minutes, of stopping and starting again, i realized i couldn't work, so took another MM from another terminal and swapped it, only to discover that it's doing the same thing as well.

    Eager to finish the deadline and get it off my back, i forgot all about my Lola, who passed away 2 days ago, and that that night was the last night of her vigil.

    After her interment. It has not been repeated again.

    Funny? Perhaps. But true. No bull.
     
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    Either my Lola wants to play with the white mouse, or she's trying out Leopard.

    Whichever, that probably says a lot about Apple after life.
     
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    perfect mouse for your mac
     
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    WMM's left and right buttons aren't physical buttons right? sensor based?
    do they perform as good as the physical ones?
     
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    Mine only lasted for about 6 months. It is difficult to clean the nipple once it started collecting dirt. Now scrolling is not so smooth so I opted to replace it. Also, right clicking using this mouse is a pain in the you-know-what.
     
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    i'm planning to buy a WMM for my mac but im thinking if V470 is also good.. thanks for your comments here.. :)

    just want to share,most of my friends uses WMM and they said that its not that bad.. but V470 is more cheaper.. but WMM is more stylish and they said that it works perfectly for them..

    maybe, its the way they use the mouse and they way they handle it..

    for those who have some issues with WMM, com'on, lets face it, its part of the wear and tear!
     
  19. Bulakbol

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    For me, my Kensington mouse is perfect. It's a bit on the expensive side though but it's been 8 months since I bought it and it still works like brand new.
     
  20. Salaryman Ryan

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    The scroll ball is the biggest annoyance because it tends to get junked up quickly. The solution? Just rub it hard with rubbing alcohol and some cloth. So far so good.
     

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