• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor quality - very unlike Apple

    Save your money and buy a real mouse from Logitech. The scroll ball in this mouse is so fragile and sensitive. I've had it for less than two months and the thing has stopped working. I can't scroll up anymore - an extreme annoyance. Now I've got to hike up to the Apple store to see if they can fix it or return it. Apple needs to do better quality testing.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent mouse - scroll ball needs regular cleaning

    Excellent mouse, but you need to clean the scroll ball every so often or it may stop scrolling. Just wipe it over with an alcohol wipe/swab/cleaning cloth.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works best left in its little plastic bag

    As other reviewers have said, the scrollball is the main Achilles Heel of this product. It gums-up and requires cleaning almost daily in active use. It frustrated me to the point of actual physical abuse. Unfortunately, whacking the Mighty Mouse causes it to develop more problems so is not recommended.

    But in addition to the scrollball issues, the mouse is extremely sensitive to how you hold it. It can easily confuse a left-click for a right-click and vice-versa. More frustration! And while attempting to scroll with the scrollball it will very happily register a random right or left-click too. More whacking ensues ...

    I'm off to get a Kensington mouse tonight because I'm developing a tick and scaring the pets by loudly swearing while trying to deal with all the annoyances of this thing. Life is too short -- just leave it in the little plastic bag it came in if you got one with an iMac. It works best that way.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball no good

    After normal use the scroll ball stops functioning even with regular cleaning with provided cloth.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    cool mouse

    i don't have a problem with the short cord, but the scroll ball is unreliable.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Right Clicking

    How to right click: Go to System Preferences. Under Hardware go to "Keyboard & Mouse." You will see a picture of your Mighty Mouse, for the Right Drop Down Menu, change it from Primary Button to Secondary Button. Tada! Now you have a "right click" button, no more need for Ctrl+Left click. :)

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball Problems

    After extended use in normal operating environments the scroll ball will eventually stop functioning properly and fail to scroll down, it continues to scroll up. This is, in my opinion, a known design flaw with the Mighty Mouse and buyers should be aware that eventually their scroll ball will stop working. The internet is full of temporary fixes to restore functionality, but the real fix requires Apple to reconsider the poor design of the device.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    What's with the short cord?

    I didn't want to fiddle with the batteries of a cordless mouse so I picked up a regular corded mighty mouse for my new 24" Mac... well unless you're comfortable working 2 inches away from a 24" screen, get an extension for this mouse or buy the cordless. Otherwise, awesome basic mouse and I love the scroll ball.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Mighty Mouse is Sure Mighty!

    I bought this mouse 4 months ago and never had a problem with it. It is comfortable to me and never I had a problem with it. Its tiny trackball may be a little uncomfortable for some, but its fine with me. The price seems a little high but its worth the money.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A mighty mouse? I think not.

    After about 30 years of one button mice, the Mighty Mouse was introduced to much fanfare. We waited this long for a two button mouse from apple, and this is what we get? The tiny ball is difficult to use, and actually hurt my finger after working with big spreadsheets for an extended period. However, that's no longer a problem with my unit, as the ball recently stopped working altogether! Then there's the supposed right mouse button. Due to the one button design, intended right clicks often get received by the device as a left click. I often find myself using ctrl-click instead of trying a right click. This completely defeats the purpose of a two button mouse. So what I'm left with is basically a 1.5 button mouse with no scroll ball. Mr. Jobs, why can't you just give us a true two button mouse with a real scroll wheel already?

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    I bought a wireless mighty mouse a few days ago to use with my new macbook the aluminum body model and it had connection problems and just wasn't usable so i took the mouse back and got the wired version i love it! great mouse everything works great i have large hands and the size and feel of it is still very comfortable. Defiantly a five star product from apple!=D

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Clean It

    Seriously, whoever it was that wrote the review that explained to roll the ball over a sheet of paper on a firm surface... Thank you! This will work people. This mouse is awesome, just clean it. I was amazed at the uber grossness that was lurking inside of it. Roll it on the paper and it's like having a new mouse! And like the other reviewer said, stop working with messy hands, wash up. The only complaint I have is where has the right click function gone? If someone knows how to use that, please share.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good design Poor durability

    I love everything from Apple except Mighty Mouse! Track ball is the killing point!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible - Don't buy! It's not even good for free.

    This is the worst mouse I've owned. The trackball (to scroll up/down) jams almost instantly and the side buttons barely work. I would never recommend it - the mouse feels like it was built in 1991. I'm surprised it even uses a laser. You'd think they'd use a trackball on the bottom, too - that's how old fashioned it feels. Apple really needs to fix it, especially the scrolling ball.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    looks sleek, but functions poorly

    I can't stand using this mouse. It came with my iMac, but the cord is so short, I can't use it on my macbook, because the USB ports are on the left side (another design flaw). The problem with this mouse is when you right click. The two buttons are covered by a single piece of plastic, so sometimes right clicking will activate the left click instead. Also, the cord is very stiff, and is not soft and pliable. So, it always bunches up and restricts my mouse movement (plus, the cord is so short, so the stiffness is made worse). I never feel like I have enough room on my desk when using this mouse.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Garbage

    I have to say that this is my second MAC and until now I absolutely loved everything I have owned that is MAC, that was until I met the Mighty Mouse. This has to be the worst mouse I have ever encounterd as it has not worked from the moment I unpacked it. Is it too much to expect that a product should not breakdown the day you receive it? If I could have rated this -5, I certainly would have. Apple needs to get with it and compensate their loyal customers or at least create a product that works.

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Love my iMac but the Mighty Mouse is Rubbish!

    I've just gone through my 4th Mighty Mouse in one and a half years. The last one lasted 3 weeks! Each one developed the same fault. The roller ball ends up working in one direction.

    I am a clean person, I wash my hands - I lint clean my roller ball - but I still end up breaking it!

    Rubbish, Rubbish, Rubbish! My beautiful iMac deserves better!

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst mouse ever

    i had this mouse for over a year and now it wont even scroll down. do not buy the mighty mouse just go for a logitech mouse!

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another great toy for the cat

    Don't buy this mouse! If you do just tack it to the side of your desk and let the cat play with it. The cat will really enjoy it and you'll get some sense that your money wasn't completely wasted.

    I've dug my old optical wheel mouse out of the storage room and it still works great.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Clean it

    I've had my Mighty Mouse for over two years and like most reviewers here, I had a problem with the scroll button functioning. I thought it was broken and that didn't make me happy. Then I read how to clean it. After turning it upside down and rolling the scroll button back and forth on a piece of plain bond paper, it was like new again.

    After a time, it became dirty again and stopped working. I simply repeated the procedure, above, and it was like new again. I would give it 5 stars if I didn't ever have to clean the scroll ball, but it only takes a few seconds to clean it. I know I'm kind of messy - eating, etc around the computer so part of it is my own fault. Just clean it.

    17 of 18 people found this useful