• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so Mighty Mouse

    I have had THREE of these. None of them have lasted longer than 5-6 months at best. Huge waste of $$ I don't know why Apple can't make a good mouse. Don't throw away your $ Just get the $14 mouse they sell. It's a good buy and lasts years longer.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorted The RollerBall Problems!!

    I have had problem after problem with my Mighty Mouse or should I say with all of them, I've had replaced since I got my Mac. Simple the rollerball just simply ceases to function after a few months of use in one direction or the other. I read a fantastic piece on here about using alcohol with a Q-Tip on the rollerball I had a disinfectant alcohol wipe and used it and I recommend it highly. The only downfall of the Mouse was the rollerball otherwise it's a fantastic bit of equipment, but now that problem has been rectified and I would now recommend it to anyone.
    Thank You

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the best mouse ever

    I have been using my mighty mouse for over a year now and no issues at all with it except the scroll wheal has gone of colour but works perfectly apple may have fixed that issue or it might just be my one hoped this helped

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It is better than you think

    2 years ago the design of this mouse bothered me. Given time, I have not found a better one. A scroll wheel is a must for me; flipping the mouse and rolling is a good start. To do better, I use DeoxIT Faderlube type F5. It's designed for plastic and controls, I just spray the ball (inside my trash can), give it a good rolling and wipe the mouse off.
    Got it from Parts Express on the web plus several other types for stereo gear and such.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The best and the worst

    I have to agree that the scroll ball is one of the best inventions ever. It's tiny, unobtrusive, easy to use, you can scroll in every direction, and it's so indispensable that when it finally dies, you will want to hurl your mouse to the floor and stomp on it. We have been through 5 of them, (on three different Macs in our homeschool), and they all die in short order once the ball gets a tiny bit of dirt into it. We have three cats, so ours get plugged with tiny bits of fur and die on a regular basis. I did discover videos online that teach you how to crack them open and clean them, but it's akin to surgery, and if you don't do it just right, you will kill the mouse. In any case, I have to break into them every few months and gut and clean them, and in all of my years of Mac computing, I've never had such a faulty mouse. So frustrating! But still a wonderful design, just poorly executed.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Aesthetics BAD BAD BAD Functionality and Longevity

    Good Design is a balance of aesthetics and functionality. This may look good but is very bad in regards to functionality and longevity. In a normal work environment this mouse will last a maximum of a year. The first thing to go is the scroll ball, simply starts to intermittently work then simply stop working either when you scroll down or scroll up. Its just plain horrible. Apple should have kept this part of the mouse simple and had time tested regular scroll wheel. Get Rid of the Scroll Ball APPLE!!!!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    The mouse seems to work well for the first few months but the roller ball gets dirty and stops functioning. I already had to buy two of them. I know Logitech makes a good one but it is simply too small for my hand. In addition, after eight months since I switched to a Mac, I still can’t get used to this one click functionality. It simply does not make any since to me.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    It is a big waste of money, the only good thing about this mouse: well designed. Lot of times you want to press right click but it will still click left. Very frustrating.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Side button solution

    I've had mine for 18 months and this week is the first time I've had trouble with the scroll ball and was on the point of buying another one here - that's a kind of testimonial by implication!. Then I saw the post about the upside-down cleaning thing - which worked great so now I'm spending (less) money on a new keyboard instead!
    I agree that the side buttons can catch you out at the most infuriating moments when dragging - but my solution is to set the squeeze action to Application Switcher and at least the unintended interruption is less annoying and more easily dismissed than in the default case with Spaces invoked.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    dw-40 and paper works!

    Thanks everyone for the cleaning tips - the combination of dw-40 and lots of rolling on paper cleared the dead scroll ball problem right up. Thanks!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so Mighty Mouse

    It looks good, but that's about it. Track ball often stops working after a couple months of use, probably dirt clogs it up. The slim profile is brutal for power users and your wrist will cramp up. The right click feature is a pain and you will often click it without intention, better to use as a one button mouse. I like my mighty mouse beside my mac because it matches the keyboard, but truthfully it's a real let down as a production tool. This is one apple product that you will want to replace.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse EVER.

    FANTASTIC. SIX stars rating.
    This is the most intuitive, ergonomic, incredibly versatile and comfy mouse imaginable.
    Hands will get dirty and sweaty, it's unavoidable !! So keep them clean and you will hardly ever need to clean the ball as previously described upside down on paper.
    But it cleans that way quickly.
    Used the same one for 2 YEARS +

    I repeat, just FANTASTIC.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes, you can fix it, but...

    For all of you out there who gave the so-called "mighty" mouse 4 or 5 stars because "yes, you can CLEAN the ball, it's not REALLY trash," I have to say, that yes, although you CAN clean it, you shouldn't have to. The roller ball is bad, and you can fix it, but no matter what, it's still bad, and always will be.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball problems

    I bought a Mighty Mouse with my new PowerBook. The scroll ball failed with in the warranty period and Apple sent a replacement. This one failed after almost three years. I suppose it is not bad. I wish I could open the mouse up and clean it instead of having to go buy another mouse.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Before you buy another replacement mouse...

    Clean the ball as Apple recommends, but then gently spray a little WD-40 on the ball, works great for me to restore life to this 15 month old mouse.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Might Mouse is Worthless

    I have replaced the MM twice as the design of the trackball is extremely poor. The engineers responsible for the track ball should be fired immediately. The really frustrating thing for me is that I purchased AppleCare protection so I could simply switch out broken parts if they became an issue. For some reason, my local Apple Store makes me wait an entire week (without a mouse) as they mail in the broken mouse and receive shipment of a new piece-of-crap mouse. My patience wears thin Apple.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The roller ball CAN be fixed!

    Honestly...for all of you thinking that you're hosed when the roller ball stops working (or working properly), there is a quick, dumb fix: Simply take a damp cloth or rag and run over it a few times. Make sure to use some decent pressure - and viola! - it works like new.

    I was about to trash mine - when I mentioned to the guy at the Genius Bar who let me in on this little secret. Hope it works for you!

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Disappointing

    Great idea, but very cheaply made.
    Scroll ball dies after a few months of use.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent mouse - best on market

    I've been using 2 different Mighty Mouse (Mice) for a couple of years now. One with my MacBok and one with my PC at work. Both are great.

    I think they are the most ergonomic and comfortable mice and they improved my wrist pain dramatically, they look great, they are very accurate at tracking, and they do not get dirty inside.

    I do not know why people are finding the ball getting so dirty? Maybe their hands are not clean when they are using it?

    I used to use Logitech and Intellimouse and I bought the first Mighty Mouse for one for my PCs at work after testing a lot of mice at a store. I love it and my co-workers are envious. Try it out at Best Buy, Apple Store, or anywhere else that sells it. They usually have one on display and you can get a feel for how smooth it feels and operates. PLUS, on a Mac (sorry PC users) you can scroll SIDEWAYS with the ball as it moves in all directions! Great design and great product and I am not just trying to push Apple products at all.

    2 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third One's Not a Charm

    Just wanted to be one of the many; the big group of the scroll ball haters.


    That ball is useless after a short time, so the whole mouse is useless. This was my third mouse in a very short time, and I have to start blaming me for being so gullible, and not Apple for making such an inferior product.

    8 of 9 people found this useful