Originally Posted by MobileMe
The quotes above me validate my statements. A positive discussion or a discussion on how Apple can improve it's current hardware is always welcomed... but the comments above are not and fall into the category of Drive-by Trolling IMO.WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MACTRIPPER ACTUALLY
Well since you brought my name into it.
You see, I've used Apple mice, Microsoft mice and the lovely Logitech mice for years, since Apple Computer came out with that first square brick of a mouse with the single click button on top.
I've cleaned zillions of mouse balls and rollers, know all about human oils, it's natural transfer and how it hardens in mice, getting picked up from mouse pads, and even how it hardens around the water line in hot tubs etc.
The Mighty Mouse had a roller scroll ball on the top with tiny, hard to handle, inaccessible rollers inside, so any hair, dirt or human oils could not be cleaned off the device without opening and ruining the device, although somebody did post a detailed surgery method that could clean the device and superglue it back together.
So I accurately predicted that people would have a problem with the device based upon this alone, not to mention the default setting that made even grabbing the new mouse do unexpected things as well as the difficulty right clicking etc.
Sure enough the complaints started rolling in over the years and people dumped the Mighty Mouse for something else.
So you see, some of us KNOW what we are talking about and we know Apple's tendency to just design a device or product based upon looks and style and not much upon usability or function. We can't always write a book for every Apple defender explaining in detail why some Apple products suck eggs, so you just have to take some people's word for it and hope Apple is listening and open to change.
If Apple would do some product testing they would know their mice and other things suck, but their marketing approach is to make things slim and stylish with a lot of eye candy and flashy reflections to induce a impulse luxury purchase, not so much on the usability or functionality. They tend to keep their future products a closely guarded secret until release, thus feeding the rumor mills and driving demand that way.
Apple has their particular marketing method and it works for their niche market approach, but I'm willing to bet Logitech has sold more mice in its short existence than Apple has sold (unbundled) in it's entire existence.
The most advanced, comfortable, easy to use and human friendly mice I have ever used have been from Logitech.
The fanciest, valueless and most uncomfortable mice have been from Apple.
The uglyist and cheapest, but very functional mice, have been from Microsoft.