• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is Junk!

    This mouse is one of Apple's major flops. The scroll ball doesn't work and the thing always has gunk in it. I tried cleaning it and the scroll ball still didn't work so, I plugged in my purple OS 9 mouse in and it worked like gold. Don't buy this!

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not comfortable to use

    My Mighty Mouse (or Apple Mouse as it now has to be called) hasn't had any problems at all in the couple of years I've had it. However, it's clearly a product of style over ergonomics.

    The mouse looks great and the scroll ball and squeeze sensors all work fine. But it's simply not a comfortable mouse to use. Mine only gets used intermittently as I eventually got sick of its poor, uncomfortable feel and replaced it with a proper ergonomically designed mouse - that is, a mouse that's designed to feel comfortable in my hand, rather than one that's designed to look good sitting on my mouse mat.

    Take my advice, don't buy this mouse, unless you're looking for an ornament.

    10 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Mighty Mouse" it is not

    Only reason I gave it 1 star is because you can't give it zero stars. Like others here, the thing
    works great. At first. Problems arise AFTER that stupid ball gets dirty or whatever happens to
    it. Thankfully, I have the extended warranty on my MacPro. The computer works great. The mouse?
    I am on the THIRD ONE. THREE!!! Ridiculous. And that is after I cleaned the bloody things time and
    time again. It got to the point where they didn't work at all. Apple missed on this one - big time.
    Sad thing is, as far as I know, you need to have the Apple mouse, otherwise I would go and get a
    mouse with the wheel on it. Hey Apple engineers - change the ball to a wheel. Hopefully, by the time this one gives out, I can get one that actually works and lasts.

    25 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Hand Sanitizer

    I have the same problem with the mouse as everyone else. Whenever my ball stops scrolling I take a paper towel with a generous dab of hand sanitizer on it and roll the ball in the hand sanitizer until it starts working again. Sometimes it take a couple of tries but it works for me every time. I only rated it 3 stars because I'm getting sick of having to do it all the time.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless mouse

    I've had two of these mice (lost the first when I moved house) and both have been great...without a single problem. I make the scroll ball clickdown do right click in preferences and it becomes very easy to do the right click then. The default right click can be a bit awkward because you need to twist your hand a bit.
    So theres nothing really wrong with the product as far as I reckon. My scrollball has never got dirty after 2 years with this latest one.
    The only thing I'd say to Apple is that really, having separate right and left clicker buttons is logical and easier for the user instead of doing these workarounds. Why they persist with with the single button seems nonsense. Thats why I gave it 4 not 5 stars. Are they waiting for the day when they can say....see we sold you one button is better than two....well its never going to happen. And another thing..a right delete button is easier than function delete.

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse ever

    I've used my mouse every day for over a year and there has never been a problem with either mouse or wheel - Maybe you should wash your hands once in a while ;-)..

    10 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll wheel clogs

    Overall this is a good mouse but the major design flaw is the scroll wheel. After a few months of use it becomes clogged with dust and debris and eventually ceases to scroll at all. The web is littered with blog posts complaining about the problem. There are guides online for those who want to dismantle the mouse and clean the faulty components, but should this really be necessary for a £30+ product? Consider carefully before making your purchase.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The Mouse is hard to use!

    I use this mouse at school and it is really Irritating. The ball isn't easy to use, it doesn't scroll as good a normal mouse. It doesn't have much grip to the table surface. I wouldn't recommend buying it. Try the new Apple Magic mouse it seems a lot better.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It gets the job done and has worked for almost 2 years!

    I give it 4 stars just because you have to clean it every few months or so. Pull out that plain white computer paper, unplug your mouse, flip it over onto the white computer paper and move it up and down over and over and then left and right over and over. Do that for about 30 seconds to a minute and watch it work like new again. If you are going to throw your mouse away... DON'T! Try this first and see if it works. Yes it is annoying but I have been using it every day for almost 2 years and it clogs up and then I work it on the paper and it works like new for a while. It's simple.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Idiot proof scroll wheel fix

    A fool proof way to clean the scroll wheel is unplug it and get an alchohol wipe and wipe the scroll wheel and presto! Brand new Mighty Mouse!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm on my second one too....

    Yes, it's true... it seems the scroll ball is ultimately susceptible to finger grime - however...I've really yet to find another mouse I like as much. The "squeeze" for expose' is a truly useful feature. I'm very enticed by the new magic mouse with what is by and large...a replacement for the scroll ball... but where is the "squeeze" for Expose' functionality? I've used my iMac hours daily for years... this is my second mighty mouse. I've tried cleaning techniques also when the first one failed. Ultimately...I bought a new one.. and I'm probably good for another two years. I never did try compressed air...I hear that can help. Sure I wish it lasted forever... but I'm getting acceptable mileage. The wireless version strikes me as "too heavy" I like the lighter feeling wired version.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ehhh... Worked okay for a while and then KABOOM!

    I really, really wanted to like my Mighty Mouse. When I got my iMac in the mail, the mouse was the first thing I wanted to try out - not the computer. And it was fabulous for that first week - I was just in love with that scroll ball; it was so helpful in Photoshop, among other things. Then I started noticing that the side buttons were super, super sensitive. I figured I could live without them, so I turned them off in Sys Prefs. Then the scroll ball started clogging up. No biggie, I could turn the mouse upside down and roll it around until it started working again.... right?
    Anyways, long story short, seven months later... the scroll ball WILL NOT unclog. No matter how I try, it's just stuck. I'm scared to take it apart, so I'm using an old Microsoft mouse now. I wonder if the Magic Mouse will be any better?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Fantastic!!

    Not sure why everyone has such a hard time with the scroll ball. I am a mechanic and use the mouse with greasy hands all the time. Not once has the ball stopped working.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad mouse

    this mouse is great, briefly, but it is unreliable and the wonderful scroll button gets greasy and does not work properly, fast. I even tried another one, same problem.

    why can't Microsoft make an ergonimic mouse that works well?

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not bad.....

    great product but ....THE SCROLLER DOESNT WORK AFTER A WEEK!!! so dont buy it.But i am getting the new magic mouse

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great mouse...

    I use this mouse for a variety of applications, both on a PC and a Mac. Whether gaming, browsing or doing design work, it's never let me down. As for those who've experienced roller-ball issues: just give the mouse a good cleaning, and it'll be working like new again. I've found that a microfiber cloth will clear just about any jam - if it's particularly bad, lightly damp the cloth. I've been using mine since the Mighty Mouse was released back in 2005, and plan on using it for many years to come.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The mouse that finally beats the non-Mac mice! If it's wired...

    This mouse finally has two buttons and a scroll wheel! Finally, Apple is ahead in their mice. The wheel DID jam occasionally, but I was able to easily fix it with a slightly damp cloth. I love the 360˚ wheel, the side buttons, and the right click. GET IT IN WIRED, though, because the wireless looses battery and is not needed.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK

    I have recently become a huge fan of so much that Apple has to offer. iPhone / iMac and such. The mouse that came with the iMac was this mouse. It was fine for about 5 months then the roller ball started to not work well. I've cleaned and cleaned and cleaned...to no avail. The side buttons became so sensitive that I couldn't grab the mouse without engaging them. I finally had to turn off the action that was associated with them. The roller ball because useless about 3 months ago. This has been the one Apple item that I could not stand. Almost as if it was the job of some summer intern to come up with this design. I look forward to using the new mouse just released today.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    niiice!

    This is a great mouse. The 360 degree scroll wheel is awesome. Only complaint is you have to clean it regularly to ensure the wheel doesn't stop working over time. People eat or go outside and don't wash their hands and then use the mouse and it starts to stick. Over time, you can clean the wheel with a swab but it begins not to work if you don't do it religiously. Great mouse, otherwise. Wouldn't expect anything less from apple

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cleaning the Scroll Ball

    I found the best way to clean the scroll ball is to wet a paper towel with isopropyl alcohol and work it around in all directions on the scroll ball for about 30 seconds, or until the ball starts moving again. Then continue for another 15 seconds or until the movement becomes smooth and consistent. I don't know how long the cleaning lasts, but it appears to do the job.
    I am disappointed that Apple didn't do a better job of documenting the care and maintenance of the scroll ball since the majority of posts on this review site are about scroll ball problems. I've used competitor's mice for many years and have NEVER had this problem.

    2 of 2 people found this useful