"finally..."on by urpwnd
Pros bluetooth, laser mouse, multiple buttons, only *requires* one battery (but can use 2)
Cons side buttons still share function and are somewhat hard to press, tad expensive.
Summary overall, this seems to be an awesome mouse so far (had it for a few hours now). it improves upon the previous mighty mouse by implementing bluetooth for the wireless, and a laser-based sensor (compared to the previous optical one in the wired mighty mouse). you can run it off one battery (to save weight) or two to have the runtime as long as possible. it's simple to turn on and off by merely sliding the laser sensor cover, and even with two batteries in it, is quite lightweight. it tracks well and slides smoothly on any reasonable surface as well. it is a bit expensive though, at US$69. however, compared to other bluetooth mice, i think it's a reasonable amount for a first-party peripheral.
"On the right track"on by djcobb44
Pros Easy to set up and customize on a Mac
Cons Awkward placement of side buttons
Summary Since when has cnet.com cared about cross platform compatibility??? I never see Windows only software/hardware get a lowered review score because there wasn't a Mac version.
Pros Great functionality, Beautiful design!
Cons Side buttons need a little more pressure than I'd like.
Summary I bought mine the first day they were in stock at my local Apple Store. Best mouse I've ever owned. I love the 360 degree control of the scroll ball and the new screen zoom function. Not to mention that it's absolutely beautiful, and I finally have a mouse that looks as nice as the rest of my setup.
Pros beautiful form factor, wireless, 360 degree scrolling wheel
Cons the laser doesn't track well and the bluetooth lags
Summary Maybe the one I received is defective, but I find it almost impossible to believe that this thing got such great reviews. It arrived with my new macpro dual core yesterday and i'm in utter disbelief at the incompetency of this mouse. The laser doesn't pick up or track well even on my mousepad, desk, and countertop. The mouse I used to have on my old Commodore Amiga seriously tracks better than this thing. I plugged in my old USB optical mouse from my laptop and it is MUCH quicker and precise in comparison. Using this mouse is just pure frustrating and almost becoming infuriating.
Pros Tracks well on most surfaces, can be run on one battery, Bluetooth
Cons Right-click stops working after about 10 - 15 minutes, impossible to keep trackball clean enough, side buttons must be squeezed too hard to open Expose, power switch is poorly designed
Summary Why is it that I feel like I have to research every single piece of hardware Apple makes before I buy it? Oh yeah, it's because they continue to design and sell products like the wireless Mighty Mouse here. I got this mouse for Christmas from a relative, so I guess I'm stuck with it without a receipt.
After configuring the mouse for right-click in System Preferences, it only functions properly for 10 - 15 minutes before reverting back to the primary click. There are a couple of threads about this problem on the Apple discussion boards, and it seems pretty widespread. A few people there mentioned having to return their mouse 3 times before getting one that right-click consistently. Some people are saying that all you have to do to get the right-click to work, is lift your finger off the left button first. This is not the problem. My Mighty Mouse will not right-click after 15 minutes regardless of whether no other part of my hand is touching the mouse, or not. It's a defect in design, in the software or both.
Also, in my opinion, the side buttons that open Expose by default must be squeezed with too much force to be used comfortably. It should be a simple click on the side of the mouse, but it's not. You have to use quite a bit of force.
The power switch is very difficult to switch on and off. There is only one little notch a switch that's flush with the rest of the body of the mouse making it next to impossible to get a decent grip on it. Clearly, Apple could have done a better job here.
On the plus side, the mouse tracks well on almost any surface except maybe my dog. Bluetooth is nice because there's no extra USB adapters or anything.
Bottom line, I am looking elsewhere for a Bluetooth mouse, and I recommend you do the same. It really takes the joy out of using my MacBook Pro and OS X. Apple really dropped the ball here.