• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible longevity, but nice while it lasts

    I'm about to replace my second Mighty Mouse, in under two years. I've never had to replace a mouse as often as this one. But I really like it's feel, and form, so I bite the bullet.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroller is Bad

    Like the other reviews, it's such a good mouse until the scroll ball fails. Then it's useless. :-(

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs to correct the design

    Using monopoler tracking system in the track ball is neat but unreliable. If you buy this product get the service plan you will need it.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not exceptional

    I've had this mouse ever since I bought my iMac in 2006 and it's had it's ups and downs. Overall, it's not a shabby product.

    The good news is that it has side buttons, great for accessing the application switcher or what have you. The scroll ball itself can be set up as another button if you so choose too, like the dashboard. There's a definite feel to the click and it's very obvious if you have the wireless version turned off (which is great if you're traveling). It feels solid to move around and use too, not a featherweight, but not a paperweight. You can, if you so choose, use your pants as a mousepad if you don't have the desk space at the moment as it will track on virtually anything.

    The bad news starts out with the scroll ball. You can't use the darn thing worth a darn once it gets dirty. Compressed air sometimes helps clean it out, but you need to do it quite often. Occasionally a left click will be interpreted as a right click, or much more often, a right click will be a left click. Also, side buttons function as one button, not two separate entities meaning whatever you assign for one, you assign for both. Tracking is jumpy at times too, especially on objects of the same color.

    Not a bad product, but not one that can't be heavily improved on either. It's good work, but it needs some help.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a good mouse! For clean hand...

    I've been using mighty mouse about 3 yrs now and it still work perfectly. I use it on both pc & mac for some reasons, just plug out and plug in between them. (Although Windows will auto install the driver for first time). Since many ppl complain about the scroll button, I have to say that I have no problem at all, my hand does not sweat so the scroll button doesn't pick up grim when using. All u have to do is keep your work area (and your hand) clean. One thing it lacks of is you can't make both buttons click simultaneously. Since it uses touch sensor beneath the shell as button, it only detects either LEFT or RIGHT click. (clicking both will treated as LEFT click only) You'll know when playing minesweeper in Windows. Perhaps newer version will have this solved? Since Apple pioneered in multi-touch technology.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay mouse

    This mouse is okay, but the scroll wheel dies after some use. I use my Mac almost everyday and the mouse wheel just stopped working after 6 months. Up until now the mouse is fine, but it is annoying not being able to use the scroll wheel.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sealed scroll ball is stupid and cannot be cleaned

    I'll add my voice the the list, since Apple has yet to address this.

    I understand the Apple design people's obsession with the seamless, featureless look. Apple products sure are pretty. But form should follow function. The idea that one would never need to remove the scroll ball in order to clean it was either arrogant or foolish, but either way, it's just plain wrong.

    Once something clogs up the scroll ball you're hosed. Now it's an instrument of frustration. I never know when the ball is going to jam, and it jams many times a day. And at $50, that's an outrage and a rip off. Shame on Apple. This should be dead simple to fix.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nearly perfect!

    Sure, the trackball needs periodic cleaning, but the whole mouse is so subtle I often forget I'm using it. When I touch a mouse without 360 degree scrolling, I'm completely lost and totally annoyed. Now, Apple, just do one in aluminum, willya?

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointment

    Yep, you guessed it. The roller ball has failed. After cleaning it with an alcohol dipped Q Tip it has begun to work slightly, now it scrolls up wards. Frustrating as I rarely if ever scroll up. Thinking I had been too hard with this mouse I thought I would buy the wireless version. Surely, the wireless one was made better. Apparently not. Same issue, just more expensive.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Scroll Wheel Design

    It's already been said, but I have to add to parade of bad reviews. It's a great mouse until the scroll wheel clogs, and then it's a frustrating exercise just to use your mac.

    C'mon Apple, fix this thing!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save Your Money

    This is my third Mighty Mouse. It starts off working great then the wheel will get stuck and you need to roll it on a piece of paper to clean it out. All 3 have stopped working within a month or two. The third one stopped working this morning where no matter what I did I could not get the mouse to work properly.

    Save your Money.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ok, but I dont like it

    Why did they have to put that strange scrool ball on top? I prefer the regular two button mouse to this and I feel that the two sided pad on top is a little strange. Moving the mouse is a little sticky and it just is not a pleasurable computing experience.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great

    i got this with my imac and it works great other than the scroll ball not working.

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the desing is cool but finaly is bad...

    1 month after buying my imac the ball dont work ! just 1 month !!! this mouse is crapp

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You shouldn't need to keep fixing it.

    I took DC from Westerly's advice (below) and used a sheet of paper to fix the scroll sphere that didn't work. My mouse stopped working after 3 months of use. This was good advice and the mouse is working again. Thanks for that. Now, for Apple's reputation and for getting charged $50 for this mouse, I should not be turning it upside down and rolling it on paper to get it working again. It is frustrating.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't scroll down

    The mouse is great but for one area. The ball will turn on the mouse, but the screen will not scroll down. After cleaning per mac instructions, I've been able to scroll up, but not down.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a mouse for the long haul.

    The Mighty Mouse worked great out of the box. After continued use, though, the scroll ball required frequent cleaning. Now that the mouse is about 3 years old, even the click mechanism is failing. I never know if a click and drag is going to work. I can be dragging a file from one folder to another and it will often release the file in the middle of the drag. Then you wonder where the file went. Very frustrating. In addition, sometimes a single click is interpreted as a double click. I never use the side button because it is just too awkward to use.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse

    I think the mouse isn't so mighty. Its functions are nice and it fits in my hand, but I have gone through 6 or so mice due to scroll ball failure. I have tried cleaning and them, even tried a regiment of cleaning. They still fail.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can't believe apple made this mouse

    Apple makes such good products, and yet the Mighty Mouse is so unbelievably terrible. One of the reasons you want an optical mouse is that the ball in a standard mouse constantly gets dirty and the performance goes down. Yet Apple saw fit to to put a tiny little ball in the form of the scroll wheel. It is a good idea, but it doesn't work.

    And I know that Apple doesn't like 2 button mouses, but the rest of the world does, and frankly it's a pain to press the control button all the time.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wired Mighty Mouse

    I've been using Apple products for the past 3 years, and I have to say I LOVE them. The Mighty mouse on the other hand, I can not say so much. When it works, it works pretty well. But just as every other reviewer had mentioned, the scroll ball will eventually fill up with dirt/dust/finger cells, etc. and will become useless. Once that ball gets clogged up with dust, you have to trade the mouse in under the warranty of your computer. Believe me, I HATE giving Apple products a bad rating, but, this mouse deserves it. It's poorly designed, and is prone to failure. I've had 6 mice replacements over the course of 18 months from Apple. That's an average life span of 3 months per mouse. (Mind you, I do a lot of work on my computer)

    Overall, it's fine for a stock mouse, but, I'd suggest using a higher quality 3rd party mouse, such as the Logitech MX Revolution. That's where I'm going now.

    2 of 3 people found this useful