• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    not bad mouse

    This mouse is generally a good mouse. I've liked the side buttons alot: I have it configured to 'show all windows' or something like that, and it makes for easy switching between apps. The scrollball is also an innovation I like alot. [btw, i noticed some complaints about it breaking down after a few much.. to all those people whose scrollball failed, if yu flip the mouse upside down, and roll the ball around on some clean paper, if clears any debris that could be messing it.] All in all, this is a decent mouse.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Constantly Fails

    The mouse looks nice but the ball is tempermental. Almost every other day, the ball fails to function properly and I can't scroll down. I've checked online chats and this seems to be a very common problem. You have to push the ball really hard and get it to start up again or use a wet paper towel to clean it. I've only had this mouse for a short time. Every other "free" mouse I've gotten with my former PCs worked forever with no problems. So annoying.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse but.....

    FIX THE SCROLL WHEEL PROBLEM!!!! I'm tired of cleaning my mouse ball every few days. Some people don't even know how to fix it, it's unbelievable how Apple released such a poor product. Time for an update!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give it no stars

    This mouse is sleek and LOOKS good. But the dysfunction with the scroll is quite annoying. Sure, cleaning it and applying all these other 'tricks' help temporarily, but then the dysfunction just resurfaces again. Not a great product. Apple should recall this or test it out more thoroughly before making it available for consumers.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't use alchohol !

    Don't use alchohol to clean the track ball assembly, alchohol is corrosive and the improvement would be short-lived, use WB40 or similar, you don't really want that alcohol getting anywhere near metal connections/contacts, I know Apple recommends alcohol for this job, what, are they drunk? Just make sure you wipe the ball dry, petroleum products are not really good for rubber.
    Othewise it's the best mouse I have ever had (I own the wired version).

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord too short for opposite handiness on unibody laptops

    This is generally a decent mouse, although the squeeze gesturing can be very awkward to fully trigger for certain hand sizes. The scroll ball is a bit too sensitive as well, which can prevent precise scroll control of certain screen elements. It's very difficult to click the ball without scrolling, which can be frustrating for certain app functions.

    WARNING: if you are right-handed, the cord is too short to use this mouse without an extension, USB hub, or external keyboard on the new unibody MacBook or MacBookPro. I expect the same is true for lefties on the MB Air.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Repair of scroll function

    Best advice, per prior reviewer:
    "ball problem quick fix!
    Written by KT from Roswell
    Nov 16, 2008"

    My ball stopped scrolling UP after 9 months - Scrolling down, and everything else worked OK. Rolled the ball with my finger wet with rubbing alcohol a few minutes; wiped clean with Kleenex and repeated 4 times untll no dirt showed. Maybe we should wash our hands every time before booting!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Also read if scrollwheel is not working!

    Following on from the review entitled "READ THIS if scrollwheel not working" -

    After trying the trick stated in this review then find something very thin (ie. safety pin) and try scraping all of the dirt etc. in and around the wheel. It sounds like an operation that could destroy it but it worked for me. I do not however condone doing this if you feel there is a risk of breaking it so BE CAREFUL! Hope it works.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    trackball fix

    I too had the track ball accumulate dirt and stop functioning. I read on a subsequent blog that turning the mouse upside down and running the roller over a clean sheet of paper for about a minute or so would purge the dirt. It did, and now the mouse works as good as the day I bought it.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What a fab little mouse

    I have had my mighty mouse for over three years and have never had a single problem with the rolling ball or any other part of it. Everything about Mac are great. Now I can work and not have to fix the PC first, fantastic!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Is somebody going to take notice of the problems with this mouse?!
    I already bought three and it is always the same problem, the track ball stops working!!!
    Should I buy a third party mouse?!!!

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    does its job

    so funny reading all these reviews of people having problems with ball sticking, i work every day with a mac and mine has stuck once in the last 2 years of use, and thats with the scroll ball being used 5 days a week, do these people not wash their hands or something. If ball sticks turn upside down roll it on work surface...or a tiny bit of lighter fluid on a tissue rub over ball and its good as new.
    now go wash your greasy hands.!!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    ball problem quick fix!

    So the ball sticks cause it pulls dirt in.... Hold the mouse in your hand upside down, take rubbing alcohol on your finger and roll it over and over you will see all that dirt come out and it will work again! Still- a bad design for a pretty mouse.. but it will save you money to just fix it yourself.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not good

    It's impossible to make it do what you need to do, the scroll bottom has life of its own!
    avoid buying it at any cost!

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I do not like this Mouse!

    This is a terrible invention, although I am sure some people would really love it. For me, it only does the extraneous options when I don't want it to, never if I try to make it give me extra menu options. If I am trying to draw with the pen tool, as in Illustrator Programs, the menu will come up when I don't want it, then I have to click off someplace else and then back on with the mouse again. Why not create a simple mouse for Apple users, I don't need right-click options, I have always used a Mac, I need a mouse where I click and it does what I want it to do. This mouse wastes my time.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Mouse

    Very nice mouse, The scroll wheel is the best feature. I don't know what everyone is complaining about, yes it gets dirty on the scroll wheel sometimes, but so did the ball that used to be on the bottom. What makes you think it wont get dirty? Cleaning it is easy once you know how, just turn it over, put some rubbing alcohol on a paper towel to get the ball wet, and the rub it vigorously on your jeans or something to clean. Other than that, it is great.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so mighty mouse

    A big gimmick. Lousy control, won't work on desk or mouse mat as sometimes the pointer just flies across the screen for no reason and goes where it likes. Reasonable response only achieved by using a paper notepad to scroll over. It came with the iMac I just bought, and is the weakest part of the system. really annoying to use. Will be replacing it.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it....!

    Okay, so I have read a lot of bad reviews on this site and many others. Quite frankly, I don't understand what the problem is. I love this mouse. It is designed for Mac OS X and is a joy to use. I easily was able to get started. You literally just plug it in and voila! Also, I had no problem switching the primary and secondary functions to make it a left-handed mouse.
    I guess the biggest complaint people have is with the scroller ball. Honestly, if you keep it clean by cleaning it once a month, you'll be more than A okay...

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse Recall

    This product should be recalled. It's apparently too complex. Mine wouldn't scroll up after about two weeks. The cord is about 1 ft long. Too short. Useless. I have to buy another brand.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Severely deficient product!

    How could Apple have put its name on this? Scroll ball problems as noted frequently here, & cleaning is only a very temporary fix. Just when you need to do some work, everything goes haywire. There are mis-clicks, my hand is sore, the side buttons are useless to me as I cannot make them work. I have jumping cursor, hot-corner and screen saver triggers, and occasionally a frozen cursor that requires a force quit by turning off the switch!

    DO NOT BUY THIS MOUSE. I'm on the 3rd one in a year, never again. Grrrrrrrrrr.......

    6 of 7 people found this useful