• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ergonomic or functional - very pretty though

    Wanted to add my confirmation of what everyone has said.
    Love the look, but:
    - Roller often ceases to work
    - Right click often fails
    - Often left click instead of right accidentally (and vice versa)
    - middle click requires practice to achieve, it has no 'intuitively correct feel' to it
    - Side buttons (button 4) is HARD to operate, ultra awkward
    - Button 4 has no tactile detection, you have to look at the mouse to feel if your finger/thumb is on it before pressing
    - Removal of battery cover is just plain difficult and is a frankly hit and miss operation and feels like it will fail if used to often
    - On/off switch is unnecessarily difficult to operate
    - roller ball is too small for delicate movements
    - Design is intrinsically 'rattley', does not feel good
    - bluetooth connection is frequently iffy, often will not connect at start up time
    - took some time for me to find the correct fixes to make bluetooth work at all (had manually download patches as they were not offered to me routinely), that is, I had to go and find them.

    Apart from that, it DOES look nice.

    NOT a satisfied customer. I would have rated it at 0 (if that was an option) because the device generally fails to function sufficiently well and the price is too high.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Been through too many of these things...

    I am on my third mouse and have given up replacing it. When I get a new one it will work fine for awhile but then it will only scroll in one direction. Shortly after that it will stop scrolling all together. They have all had the same problem.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball is Terrible

    The Apple Store uses adjectives such as innovative, revolutionary, and amazing to describe the scroll ball on this mouse. Frustrating and useless is a much more accurate description. It will occasionally work fine for awhile but then it will stop. Often it will scroll in one direction only which is much more frustrating than not working at all. I've used three of these. They have all had the problem. I've come across many mice that I didn't like but none have been more annoying than the Mighty Mouse.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useable, but not chooseable.

    Although it has obviously benefitted from apple design and innovation, the funtionality leaves much to be desired. My first problem was trying to right-click, it you don't develop a technique it just recognizes it as a left-click half the time instead, very annoying. I also run into the common problem with the scroll ball malfunctioning, but it usually goes away on its own, as I don't use the ball very often. However, after 2 years the left-click is now intermittently failing to register. It works just fine for a while if you're getting it free with a computer purchase, but if you're looking to buy a mouse, (likely to replace this one) then look elsewhere.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    pretty sweet...

    i run ubuntu windows and leopard this mouse works perfect on all of my os' the side buttons which trigger expose are used as the previous page button while running the net, takes some getting use to.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't lose it but can't use it

    I love the look when it stays next to a MacBook Pro, but only problem is that it is only good in looking.

    Mighty Mouse is recommended for fancy interior accessory, but not for a professional user, who works a lot with mouse.

    And If you still can't give up the good looking side of it, then get a box of alcohol patch and clean the ball everyday before and after use. I find it so helpful. Because I am the one who did not give up using it.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This is by far the worst product in the Apple Line, and has been since the last generation of Apple products! First of all, unless your wear latex gloves whenever you use the mouse, your natural hand oils WILL (not might, will) clog the scroll ball within as little as four months. Second, and this makes me hate the mouse even more than the first reason, is that the contour of the mouse is totally not ergonomic, and honestly really uncomfortable. I don't know who's hand a mouse like this is supposed to fit, but it you do any design or precise computer work (hell, even if your browsing the internet), this mouse will make your hand uncomfortable. Also as a third point, has anyone else noticed that this mouse matches NOTHING in the current Apple product line?

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wheel gunks up inside - impossible to clean!

    This thing is fantastic. But after about 3 weeks the scroll wheel already started sticking. This happens every now and then, and if you mess with it you can get it working again. But here I am after about 11 months and it won't scroll down and I can't work it free, this time it's really shot.

    Just watched a video online about how to take it apart and clean it. Umm...not easy. Seriously apple? If it's that hard to seal the little parts inside from dust and debris, then for the love of god make it easier to clean! It's glued together! That's ridiculous. So i've got to go for a $50 mouse every year now? And be periodically annoyed by it that whole time whe it intermittently sticks?!?

    You get used to the scrolling action and it really is great, so when it stops working it's even more annoying than you'd think. Ugh, my love/hate relationship with apple continues...

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's great - for a month

    I own two of these things, one at work and one at home. Both of have exactly the same problems.

    First, reliability is bad. Wwithin a month they start loading up with dirt and you have to clean them regularly. By the year mark, both had lost one direction on the ball - one won't scroll left, the other won't scroll up.

    Second, the error rate for right click vs left click is too high. If you don't have your fingers fairly precisely positioned, you'll get left when you want right or vice-versa. The design of the mouse does nothing to ameliorate this, as the front is a smooth fixed-radius curve.

    Frankly, I'm giving up on these and going back to a real two-button mouse, with a real scroll wheel, with real ergonomics. Apple should be ashamed of making a poorly designed failure-prone product. That they charge a premium price for it is just adding injury to insult.

    41 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    this is by far the greatest mouse I've ever had! :)

    3 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not terrible, but don't buy it over another mouse

    I have to say that the Mighty Mouse is not a bad mouse, but it does have some annoying 'features' that would not make it a good choice to just buy separately. Firstly, the 'right-click detecting' is kind of annoying. Seriously, what is the problem with putting 2 physical click buttons in it? Don't downplay the power of the right click, Apple! Right and left clicking, simultaneously, is used in many games. Secondly, the '360°' scrolling is also annoying. Yeah it makes moving pages a little easier, but when will you be on a webpage so wide that it will be needed, at full screen resolution? And I can't scroll along only one axis. The third thing about the mouse is its tracking. It seems sluggish, even at the highest setting. This might be a software issue more than a hardware one, but still.

    Now, that's not to say that there aren't good things about this mouse. It does beat the trackpad on my MBP, and it lets me start spaces and exposé using the button configurations, which I don't think other mice can do. That's about it for the good stuff.

    In short, this mouse is sluggish and a tad bit annoying, but lets you use some useful things like spaces and exposé more easily than hitting fn+F8. Don't get this mouse for your Mac, but if it comes with it, don't bother replacing it. If you are looking for a new mouse or one to replace the gosh darn trackpad, find another 2 (two) button scroll mouse. This one is too expensive, and handles like a wheelbarrow full of cinder blocks, driven by drunk elephants and manned by hippos riding unicycles. Well, maybe not that last part, but $50 for a mouse?!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but not exemplary of Apple quality design

    The Mighty Mouse is my least favorite Apple product that I own.
    I appreciate the simplicity of it and the fact that it has multiple buttons and an all-direction scroll ball.
    However, the scroll ball hangs up quite often, limiting scroll functionality. This must be remedied by dislodging trapped particles in the mouse using various techniques like rubbing the ball firmly and swiftly on a hard surface. That is not Applesque design quality. I expect better from them. It is also very easy to accidently click the wrong button.
    With the touch technology incorporated into other Apple products, a touch/gesture-based scroll and/or click surface would greatly improve this product. It would bring it up to par technologically with other Apple products.
    I give the Mighty Mouse two out of five stars, because the product is better than low-end mice on the market, but far from what you'd normally expect from Apple. This, in my opinion, is Apple's worst product.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Fine

    I'm with Charles. Have had the mouse for almost a year and it has performed flawlessly. Of course, like anything else, an ounce of prevention probably helps - a small dust cloth over the mouse when I'm away. I work in a room that accumulates dust quickly, but so far, so good.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Second to none in my book

    I have no idea what these people are talking about who have given this mouse anything else but stellar reviews. This mouse has only one short coming and it is that you might have to do some periodic maintenance (i.e. compressed air on the track ball). I have had this mouse for about 2 years now and absolutely love it. If you treat it well then it will treat you well.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    the mouse works perfectly, just one annoyance is that dust accumalates on it and the WORST part is that my scrolling ball stopped functioning downward. i can't scroll down now. i've read the reviews to this, and obviously everybody has a problem with the scroll ball. APPLE DO SOMETHING!!

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Mac but not the Mouse

    Apple might need to reconsider the mighty mouse, its dull flat shape gives no way of resting the palm, fingers... too little scroll ball..is tough to reach and just go inside the mouse while pressing, when i try to scroll up, my fingers are rubbing againts the mouse body..and clicking will take the complete mouse up and down.. making a anoying feature..its tracking speed to small, though i set it to fast.

    My logitech bluetooth mouse works preferably..i just removed the mouse that came with the mac and started using my logitech mouse and now im satisfied...

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll button in disrepair

    This is the third "Mighty Mouse" I have tried over the past six months. The scroll button has broken on all three now - two do not scroll down, and one does not scroll up. Obviously there is something wrong.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete Disaster

    I have had 5 mighty mouses in the last 2 years and all of them after a couple of months had the same problem. The scroll ball stop working! I canot beleive that to this day, Apple hasnt done something to fix this problem. It is quit sad. The problem is quite simple, when using the scroll ball, dust gets inside the mouse and eventually, the scroll ball loses its traction. I strongly advise againts buying this mouse.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse scroll ball

    I purchased a Mighty Mouse for my G5 shortly after it came out and have had good results since, cleaning the scroll ball occasionally with a moist cloth. It recently stopped scrolling down and no amount of cleaning helped. I replaced with a Logitech mouse but did not like the scroll wheel. Before going to the local Apple store to buy a new Mighty Mouse, I tried one last approach. With the mouse disconnected and upside down I used a cloth well soaked with alcohol and cleaned the ball vigorously and for several minutes in all directions. When I reconnected it the scroll ball worked smoothly in all directions. I now believe cleaning with alcohol on occasion is a good maintenance practice.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not at par with the Mac - very frustrating

    I love my new Mac, however, the mouse is very frustrating to use. The ball becomes sticky frequently and it only scrolls in one direction. So, I have a cloth close by to clean it. I clean it by putting the mouse upside down and tapping gently the track ball. Then, a few days later it is sticky again!! I can't believe that Apple has not yet created a stand alone pad like it has developed for the laptops.

    6 of 6 people found this useful