• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Bar Issue

    Bought our Mac 11/01/08. Began having issues with the scroll bar within the first six months, but "rolled it" out and it would work again. Now, it's quit completely on the downward scrolling.

    Not satisfied.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design

    I love the design and the small scroller and the side clickers but i have faced some problems with the side clickers when you use your mighty mouse for a month or so
    the clickers will start to click easily when ever i put my hand on the mouse they both
    click. I had no problems with the scroller so far but when i use it allot it begins to
    scroll in deferent directions thats because dust or dirt comes in to fix this rub the mouse scroller on a paper until it works if that doesn't work use alcohol swipes and
    rub the scroller but other than that it is the best concept i ever saw.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't know what everyone is complaining about

    Had this mouse for about 4 months. No problems. No scroll wheel issues. Just everyday-works-the-way-it-is-supposed-to. Buy it. And by the way...if you do jam up the scroll wheel just invert on a standard sheet of white paper and roll back and forth and up and down. I have "fixed" 3 of them in our office.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Care Steps for Cleaning Roller Ball

    I've had my Mac for 8 months. Between my business and my husbands grad school work, we use the internet frequently. Only recently has the roller ball been getting stuck. It would scroll down but not up. Reading the other reviews I was worried about having to clean the mouse. I didn't want to do damage and void the warranty.
    I called Apple Care and was told, yes if you use the wrong chemicals or take it apart, it could void the warranty. This is how they told me to clean it. Take a clean dry paper towel/ tissue and hold it in your hand. Flip the mouse over and rub the roller ball in all directions on the towel. If that does not work, add a few drops of water to the paper towel for a little moister and rub the roller ball again. After doing so, my mouse works again. I find it is always best to call and ask instead of risking the warranty.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love my Mighty Mouse

    I've had this mouse since it first came out and I love it. I turned off the side buttons, that made it too busy for me, but the rollerball is great and the mouse works very well.

    I did have to clean the roller ball once, and I used some compressed electronic cleaner I got at radio shack, but that was more than a year ago and it's worked great ever since.

    Pricey but if you like rollerball scrolling this can be a great mouse.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks Every Week!

    Scroll Ball gets dust trapped inside of it. At first the scroll bar stops working every month or so, then after long term use, it stops working every week and needs to be cleaned. Apple has never updated it with a larger scroll ball, so it will always be a bad mouse. Once dust get's inside, it's really hard to get out, so I am sure there will be dust beneath the scroll ball for it's lifetime.

    When it functioned properly early on in it's short life, it worked great in Mac OS X because if it's 4 programable buttons. But now it seizes to function because Apple is lazy.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    mouse is good except roller ball dies

    I have had my Mac for about 7 months and love everything about it, except now the roller ball on the mouse won't scroll down.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Wired Mouse

    This mouse is excellent!! It feels so good to use and the scroll is great.
    The wireless and wired version of the Apple Mouse is great!!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Frustrating Mouse

    I love Apple products, but I have to admit disappointment with the Mighty Mouse. I unfairly blamed my wife for using it with greasy fingers, and applied alcohol with a Q-tip to clean the rollers. It would work correctly some of the time. Now that the Magic Mouse is out, I've got one on order.

    No sooner did I place the order for the Magic Mouse, I noticed that the click function on the roller ball no longer worked. In fact, I could hear a buzzing/zapping sound like shorting electricals coming from the mouse. I had blamed older software or possible spyware for the recent decline in performance of my 1 1/2 year old iMac, but this buzzing was the roller ball permanently depressed, sending a continual signal to the computer. I took the mouse from my 10 year old iMac and have it on this one.

    I'm eagerly awaiting the Magic Mouse and while I'll probably disassemble the Mighty Mouse to see if I can fix the problem, I doubt I'll ever use it again.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Clean your mouse and wash the french fry grease off your fingers

    My scroll wheel lost functionality recently so I searched for: cleaning mouse scroll wheel.
    There were plenty of hits online.
    I took a can of compressed air and inverted it so it would blow liquid refrigerant out the spray tip instead of air. I turned the mouse upside down and pressed the tip against the scroll ball to try to get the spray to go between the ball and the mouse cover.
    I sprayed a couple of blasts into the beast. Almost got frostbite from the liquid propellant that dripped on my fingers - that stuff is cold!
    Then I rolled the mouse upside down on a microfiber lint free cloth placed flat on a table top.
    I think Apple says to just turn the mouse over and roll the scroll ball for a while - but it was more fun with the compressed air. Don't try this at home - I am a professional.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product

    After going through not one but three of them I am thinking it is the worst product in Apple's line-up. By the end of my experience I ended up buying the cheapest Logitech mouse I could find in frustration one night and it works to this day outlasting three Apple mice at a fraction of the cost. I missed the squeeze function but that is nothing compared to the frustration of faulty scroller ball.

    The roller ball is the critical flaw, how they could not get something correct that is used so much amazes me. It will cease operating. You will clean it, it will function for a week or two and it will again sputter. On the first go around I gave it a second chance and ordered another. Repeat entire issue.

    On the third go around I bought the wireless and made every attempt to keep my work area as clean as an Intel chip production factor floor. Still repeat on the roller ball jam up.

    Part of me wanted to demand all of my money back on it.

    I am ordering the new magic mouse with great optimism and here is to hoping Apple has finally got their mouse issue fixed. It is really the only piece of Apple Hardware that I have had massive disappointment on.

    23 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Started great, but ended badly

    My "Apple"/Mighty mouse came with my iMac and I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread and did not know why others put it down so much. A year and a half later I know why it is so put down. The scroll ball kept clogging up and I did the usual bit of turning it upside down and rolling it on a clean cloth to get the dirt out, but apparently something finally wore down and the ball no longer works. I can not even click it for use as a third button.

    It started out as the greatest mouse I had ever used and ended up just as another 3 button mouse. It will be delegated to my old iMac when the magic mouse shows up. I pray it will not have any defects in it. The hope is since it does not have a physical scroll ball it will last much longer.

    2 stares for the year and half and for Apple giving it a good try.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I have had the wireless version of the Apple Mouse (previously known as the mighty mouse) for over a year and a half now. I love my mouse, and with the proper care (i.e. don't do things that are generally bad for any computer or mouse-like eating while using) and you should have a great quality mouse. (The wireless version works like a dream and I haven't even needed to replace the batteries yet!)

    The only downside is that you cannot click the right and left buttons at the same time, this is almost never an issue and has only been a problem for me in one piece of software that required that functionality. However, this will not be a problem for the average user.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Considering Apple's supposed high quality on all their products, this mighty mouse is a huge disappointment. The scroll ball doesn't work. The Geniuses said I have a lot of gunk and dirt on my fingers (not sure how they determined that), so I have to clean the scroll ball with alcohol on the end of a cotton swab. This only lasts about a week before I am unable to scroll again. Also, the pointer sometimes goes nuts and ends up on the opposite corner of the screen. And if you scroll down (like zooming out on a map), the mouse ends up zooming all the way in. Maybe they can put this mouse in their hilarious PC commercials. Apple should provide a free, or highly discounted, upgrade to their new mouse (if it, in fact, works as advertised).

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously Disappointed!

    I purchased the wireless mighty mouse and like SO MANY other's I had issue's with the roller ball getting dirty no matter how many attempts i made to clean it, the ball eventually stopped working after only a few months! I had read the negative reviews prior to purchasing and even discussed them with an Apple Representative who assured me this was not an issue to worry about. I went ahead and purchased this mouse and much to my dismay I am out the $90 dollars I paid for it! If anyone reads this PLEASE pay attention to the overall concensus of the reviews written here and let the "majority" of opinion good or bad be the governing factor when you make your next purchase. In this case the majority of reviewers all agree this is NOT a good product and a waste of your hard earned money! I am by no means disgruntled since it was my choice to make the purchase regardless of the negative reviews. I am still loyal to the Apple products and since have purchased the new Magic Mouse which i am very happy with so far.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I just bought my Mighty Mouse a few hours ago and it works great!!! I have a windows computer.

    2 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse

    This Mouse is the best I've had. The only problem i've had with it is the centre ball but apple replaced it straight away no questions asked. I love the 3rd and 4th buttons, I use them all the time!!!! I believe this mouse, even though it's wired is better than the new Magic Mouse, because it has the Expose and Dashboard activation buttons on the mouse. Apple this is your best mouse!!!!

    12 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product Ever

    The ball gets dirty and works down but not up. The ball gets dirty and works up but not down. Tape, rubbing alcohol, dismantle and clean, more tape. What a joke. Now the clicking lags or barely works. One star for you! Sure looks pretty though.

    36 of 44 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sometimes good and sometimes bad.

    firstly, this mouse has a great design. i love how you can click anywhere on the top of the mouse and i love the the side buttons that you can click to show all your windows. the 360 degree scroll button is a nice design as well.

    but, this mouse also has it's flaws. the scroll sometimes doesn't work. maybe about 50% of the time. i'm not sure why but if you roll the ball, it just doesn't scroll. also, sometimes it just goes wacky and the pointer on the screen moves by itself without the mouse moving. maybe the precision optical sensor on the bottom is over sensitive? but this can be really annoying and it makes it very frustrating.

    i'm thinking of getting the new wireless mouse as soon as possible and hopefully it will be an improvement from this one.

    38 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    This has been the best mouse I have ever owned. I don't know why people have such problems with the scroll wheel. I love being able to scroll in all directions. This mouse is great!

    16 of 35 people found this useful