• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Brand New Scroll Wheel

    My first mighty mouse that came with my iMac was great until the scroll wheel stopped working due to dirt. Even after trying to clean it it just wasn't the same.

    Now I have a BRAND NEW mighty mouse. Just opened the box this morning. Plugged it in and was excited to use it. It works great EXCEPT the scroll wheel does not scroll UP! This is a brand new mouse so I can't see the issue of dirt around the scroll ball being an issue. I'm highly disappointed with Apple over the design of this mouse.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Had enough of cleaning the thing!

    Absolutely had enough of cleaning it every week with a lint cloth to get the scroll wheel working down again!

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works amazing until dirty

    I loved the mighty mouse. We had a perfect 1-2 year relationship. Until one day I couldn't scroll down anymore. Once the scroll wheel gets dirty and stops working you have to basically break the mouse to clean it and glue it back together. The intermittent scroll failure when dirty will drive you insane!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Still clickin'

    I've had my iMac and Mighty Mouse since I bought them in 2006. I've occasionally had trouble with the MM, but after a while it would right itself. Yesterday, the MM quit scrolling anywhere but up. Today I checked into the product reviews to see what might be learned(and I was considering a wireless mouse). One of the reviews mentioned the damp cloth technique,so I tried it. And I'm back in business. Hard to say how long this fix will last, but I'm happy to have some control IN the 'fix'. I work at home, on the computer, so a working mouse is important, and yes, food, oils and dirt get in there, and I agree with folks who complain the mouse is impenetrable for maintenance. But, on the whole, no complaints here.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse, Horrible for gaming

    Great mouse for everyday use but horrible if you need tp play a game that requires at 3 button to play. Some games you actually need to hold down the right button and fire with the left. This mouse does NOT allow for this action.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It

    I have had the apple wired mouse for almost a year. I am still using the one that came with my imac. I have never had an issue with the mouse. I was thinking about buying the wireless one, so I began by reading the reviews to see if it was worth the money. After realizing that almost half the reviews are bad because of issues pertaining to the scroll ball, I decided to write a review myself. It has been almost a year and my scroll ball has never faltered. Maybe my mouse is just a fluke, but i would like to think that apple does provide good products to the majority of people.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    What were they thinking?

    An otherwise fine product is seriously marred by the inability to be able to clean the trackball. There is no way to open the mouse and clean the innards, and the "fixes" are temporary.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Like it

    I've been using the Apple Might Mouse for about a year by now.

    I've been very happy with it. I have had to clean the 'little ball' once or twice. It wasn't difficult. I think I just followed the instructions I had found somewhere on this site.

    I don't mean to judge anyone. But I have read a lot of complaints about the 'little ball' getting dirty 'too easily.' If you like to eat certain foods while you use your computer, this might not be the mouse for you. You can probably just take a look at your keyboard to determine if your level of cleanliness will be conducive to Mighty Mouse usage. If you have a lot of filamentous structures (aka mold) strewn throughout with small food particles permeating every crevice, you may want to look elsewhere and hope a third-party will come out with a new product for you. They could call it the 'Dirty Mouse,' if they were so inclined.

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why can't Apple correct the Mighty Mouse faulty design?

    It's been three years and the Mighty Mouse (wired or wireless, I've got both) still only lasts a month before the ball stops working. Seriously, how can Apple keep selling a defective design for all this time without fixing it? And how can we consumers keep buying it? I'm about ready to send back (under AppleCare) for my 4th Mighty Mouse because they get to the point where you can't even clean them to get them to work anymore. Once AppleCare ends, I'm off to a competitor.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's nice

    Nice solid build, takes a little more than normal force to click however but you soon get used to it. Good movement and the scroll ball is good, I would recommend it.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product Ever

    I don't even know where to begin with this thing - it is all around absolutely the worst Apple product I have ever owned, but I guess the worst thing is its ability to function as a mouse. Anyone who has the two-button functionality enabled knows the exquisite headache of trying to intuit what this small plastic egg will recognize as a right click or a left. The "side" buttons are a special treat as well - they are awkward to use, and don't tend to click "off" very well. The one redeeming point is the scroll wheel, which seems to function okay. So if you only need to scroll infinitely through one document, you're set. For those of us that need to use Sketchup or similar multi-click dependent programs, we must resort to third-party mice. Apple, please test future mice in people's hands, not in store windows.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for 12 months, then it gums up and into the landfill it goes!!!

    I've been using this mouse for about 12 months, and it's absolutely great when the scroll ball (track ball on the top of the mouse) is working. I like the size and ergonomics of the mouse just fine, the left and right clicking works perfectly, and I love the multi-directional scrolling with the track ball which enables me to scroll quickly both up-down and side-to-side on large spread sheets and web pages. The problem lies in the maintenance of the little track ball. Once it starts to get dirty from the normal oil that we all have on the surface of our skin, it slips a little on the inside of the mouse (meaning that the track ball moves but the cursor on your screen doesn't), Apple recommends that you flip it upside down and run it around on a damp cloth, which works fine for a month or so, but eventually the dirt on the inside of the trackball housing accumulates to the point where the track ball gets so intermittent that it's useless. And like so many other seemingly high-design Apple products, it's impossible to take apart and properly clean. Since there is no recycling symbol on the bottom of the mouse, there is only one place left for it to go --> into the trash and into the landfill. So much for Apple's green commitment.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Abosolutly Amazing!!!!!!!!

    I just bought this mouse yesterday for Windows, even though some features don't work, it's amazing! It has a comfortable grip and is easy to use! I hope that my scroll bar doesn't get jammed though. Anyway, I love it so much that I ordered the keyboard online and I am waiting to get it. You got to have this, Windows or Mac!!

    2 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    anti scrolling mouse

    My mighty mouse lasted no problems for just under 3 years, just short of the warranty ending I lost the ability to scroll or drag accurately.My Apple store said many people had the same problem and to clean it regularly. This worked at first but now, 5 months on,no matter how clean I keep it, the scrolling has become dodgy and I now have reached a point where I have to double, treble and sometimes quadruple click to get any sort of response from it. I suppose I will have to replace it now at my own cost.
    Thanks for saving your warranty Apple!
    So just a warning, cleaning will only buy you a little extra time. If you have a mouse under warranty that is malfunctioning, I should insist on its replacement straight away.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice to fondle; not to use.

    I've been living with three Mighty-Mice for more than a year now. I'm ready to scream.

    They're lovely. They are a triumph of elegant industrial design. They feel nice in your hand, and work great! (for a while).

    But then your scroll-ball jams. And then you clean it. And then it jams. And then you clean it. And then it jams. And one day: your heart just breaks, and you realize: "I hate this thing. It makes my life miserable."

    There are two bad things about this product which sneak up on you and drive you off the edge: One is the scroll-ball. Such a good idea! A real shame it doesn't work.

    The other is the "which button" sensor. Usually it works. Which means: It's fun when you first try it, but infuriating after a year of solid use.

    I'm going to go buy an ugly mouse with real, physical buttons and a boring old wheel. And it will be a happy day, my friend. A happy day.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Mighty Mouse ROCKS!!!!!

    This mouse is THE BEST!!!! i have had it for like 7-8 months and i thought the scroll was going to get messed up but sense i've had it for 7-8 months and no problems, i've realized that it is the BEST!!!

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Issues with the scroll ball

    The scroll ball works great when it works, but it is very unreliable.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse, works fine for me

    I bought this mouse about 3 years ago. Its been working great for me. I am a heavy computer user, and I use my mini just about all day. I originally bought the Mighty Mouse to replace a cheep MS mouse that quit. Only once have I had an issue with a gunked up scroll wheel, you basically tip the mouse over and work the grit out by gently rolling the ball over a shirt or something, works for me. Have not had a problem with it sense. The only issue that I have noticed is left clickers who do not lift their index finger when left clicking find it perplexing and frustrating when they don't get the action they expect. This wasn't an issue for me, and the other person using the computer was able to curve this so that it would not be a problem. It works great, its a solid product, I love the scroll-ability of the mouse, and the side buttons expose and the center click on the scroll wheel for widgets. Oh just out of curiosity, I did wet my hand and try the scroll ball, it did temporarily stop working, so if you have extremely greasy hands or wet hands or something I suppose that could be an issue, probably should be washing and drying your hands before and after using the computer anyhow if thats the case ;)

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good

    This is a good mouse. I replaced a wireless MS mouse that just stopped working one day. Glad to get rid of it, because of the way it ate batteries and took forever to wake up after waking up the computer.

    Back to apple mouse. The customizing functions are good and fit my needs. I like the feel of the mouse (your feel may vary). The lack of individual main buttons takes a little getting used to. To get the right click to work, I have to push farther to the right side of the mouse than I am used to. This is a minor irritant that I hope goes away eventually.

    The small scroll button seemed weird at first, but now seems normal. The 360 degree scroll works great. My mouse is fairly new, so I have not encountered any scrolling problems associated with dirt or grease on the scroll ball as some reviewers have complained about. Of course, numerous other reviewers have pointed out that you just need to clean the ball once in a while. It's a fact of life. Mice and keyboards get dirty. Even the apple mouse manual (who reads them? I always do!), tells you how to clean the scroll ball!

    You pay a premium for a high tech mouse, but so far it's been worth it.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The mighty mouse is a must-buy for mac owners

    I've had my might mouse (wired) for almost 7 months. its absolutely fantastic, even if it does take time to get used to lifting your left finger to right click. This product is worth it for the scroll ball, and side buttons alone. i would never use any other mouse simply because setting the side buttons to expose make work so, so much easier. the side buttons do get a little looser over time. I have not had many problems with scroll ball malfunctioning, although it had been stuck twice, a damp cloth fixed that. as long as you aren't going to be using it when your hands are really dirty, there is nothing to worry about. I must say though, the cord is short so consider that. I'd say its about 3 feet, so you might want to look into getting a USB extender. Overall the mouse is comfortable (as long as you don't mind a mouse you use with your fingertips, rather than resting in your hand) the features apple promote are great, but remember, it IS an electronic, so dirt is never a good idea.
    if you have a mac, its worth buying for the side buttons alone.

    2 of 3 people found this useful