Pros 360 scroll wheel - programmable buttons
Cons NOT wireless - ergonomics - nothing really new
Summary As a person that uses both Macs and PCs, I've long been frustrated that Apple has unecessarily had an inferior mouse. The things Apple incorporated in to this mouse have been available on mice for years. I don't find the design particularly cool nor does the ergonomic design look any different than their current mouse. And WHY OH WHY didn't they make a wireless version!? Some times I think Apple does brilliant things and some times I just don't get how they miss such obvious things.
"Great mouse"on by slffl
Pros Ergonomics, scroll wheel
Cons Price, wired
Summary Wow, where does CNET get their employees? In the video the reviewer thinks that the side buttons are actual buttons that are supposed to depress and work independantly from each other. However it was designed so that you sqeeze the mouse and it performs ONE function! Well it's a very good mouse, however, I would take Cnets video review with a grain of salt because she doesn't know what she's talking about. Try it for yourself in CompUSA.
Pros Really there are none
Cons I went through 2 in 3 months. The scroll stops working after a month, the side buttons are to easy to bump which is really annoying when working, Is very uncomfortable, short cord and it is over priced like every other mac product.
Summary Go do what I did get a Microsoft mouse they do wok on macs or even better just get a PC
Pros Left and right click works better than I thought it would
Cons Scroll wheel is basically useless once it gets any dirt inside and it's virtually impossible to clean
Summary While the mouse is nice looking I have two big problems with it which are unusually bad examples of design for Apple.
Firstly the scroll wheel is very jenky. I've had my Mighty Mouse for about 8 months and I have endless trouble with the scroll wheel, to the extent that I no longer try to use it. This is as a result of dirt getting lodged underneath it with no way of removing it. Just when you thought cleaning your mouse was a thing of the past with optical mice, Apple have re-introduced the problem and it's much worse.
Secondly, the cable on the wired Mighty Mouse is not as flexible as it should be. I coil my cable everyday to put into my laptop bag and as a result it doesn't seem to uncoil to easily which makes it very annoying when it's brushing off your hands when your using it.
I have always been an apple mouse user but they really need to look at either sealing the housing completely or making it open so dirt can be cleared out.
Pros minimal design, for righties and lefties, vertical and horizontal scrolling, right-click (finally), side-click
Cons not full 360-degree scrolling (just straight vertical and horizontal), right-click requires suspended index finger, side click becomes flimsy and too easily activated--forced me to disable it
Summary I've owned the Mighty Mouse ever since the day after it came out, and I am still glad I bought it. Apple definitely has some work to do on it though. They really need to make it capable of true 360-degree scrolling. For some reason it scrolls Photoshop docs at a consistent and slow speed no matter how fast I'm moving the scroll wheel, which definitely needs to be fixed as well. In FireFox, horizontal scrolling triggers the Back and Forward actions, so it's very easy to accidentally go to the previously viewed page while scrolling down in a web page, forcing me to use Safari (which I usually use anyways, so not that big a deal). One thing I've noticed is that as soon as you're used to using the MIghty Mouse's scroll wheel, every other mouse's scroller seems very clunky, and I really miss horizontal scrolling. My index finger naturally suspends itself when I am right-clickong on something, so that was not much of a problem... if both fingers are touching the mouse, no matter which side is pressuring the click, the mouse will interpret it as a left-click. In all, I think it was worth the $50, but I reccommend trying it out at an Apple store before you go ahead and buy one.