March 14, 2007
After sending my Mighty Mouse off to MYER a few weeks ago, it’s finally back. Everything seems to be in order, but I must say, if you’re ever going to exchange something on warranty, then bring it straight to the source, not to a third party dealer. MYER ended up sending the mouse to an Apple Store anyway AND it took two weeks to get it there and back. But I’m just happy to have my mouse back and will report back if there’s any trouble. (None so far)
Also, I’ve decided that I’m going to update this blog on a regular weekly basis (every Sunday) unless I’m super busy, or there’s some breaking news (Like this).
February 19, 2007
Apple’s Wireless Mighty Mouse
Not as mighty as it may seem. It started off like a dream. Worked perfectly. Left click here, right click there. Scrolling up/down/left/right with the 360 degree scroll ball. Moving with lighting-fast precisions thanks to the laser tracking. But alas, that was 5 months ago and now, all is not well.
The laser tracking complete with on/off switch
The right click only works half the time unless switched on and off. The scroll ball has gotten stuck and now only scrolls down if pressed hard enough. Plus to top it all off, the bottom of the mouse is coming undone. All these problems seem to be hindering what used to be the perfect mouse.
The bottom of the mouse, which is meant to be flat.
But there is hope. According to Wikipedia (Not the best source, but a source none the less), Apple has “silently” fixed these problems. “Users report, that the Mighty Mouse (as of February 2006) runs much more smoothly and the scroll ball stays cleaner than the prior builds, and that the durability has gone up as well.”
So thanks to Apple’s One Year Warranty, I am going to go and try to replace my mouse this weekend, and just maybe, everything will be back to the way it was.