• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse ever

    Despite what most people say in the other reviews, I consider this mouse to be the best one I've worked with. I work in architecture and other fields of design. It is the most accurate and precise mouse you can find in the market now-a-days. People working with Design software might realize this just by using it a little bit. Just like everything, it takes a couple of days to get used to, but in the end it's worth it. You might come across with scrolling problems, but that is something completely fixable. It's all about keeping your mouse clean. It only took me 3 seconds to fix the scroll on my mouse

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Esthetics good but functionality terrible

    Never thought right clicking would be a challenge on a mouse...You basically have to lift your left finger from the mouse to be able to right click, took a while to understand that. That is very poor functional design. Stopped using after a week, using a great Microsoft mouse now.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent mouse; horrible lasting power

    Multiple buttons, great customiz-ability within Mac OS X, vertical AND horizontal scrolling? Wow! What more could anyone ask for?! Well, maybe an access to be able to CLEAN the roller ball!
    Very disappointed with this product. Excellent design in all ways but one. Apple, please revise this product with a way to properly clean it! Cleaning hatches have been around on mice for decades! How could you have overlooked this?
    Give me a roller-ball cleaning hole and you go from 1 star to 5. Easy.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form over function.

    As many others have said, it's a pretty little animal, but in the end functionally crippled.

    I've never had problems with the scroll ball getting clogged... I've switched to another interface device out of irritation too soon to have that issue. The right button triggers accidentally probably 10% of the time, the side buttons are too easy to accidentally trigger, and the mouse skips as much as a first-gen led mouse.

    Each of these problems on their own are enough to make me buy another mouse. Chalk it up to another in a line of aesthetic decisions Apple's made at the expense of usability. Note to Apple: good design enhances usability as well as being beautiful, not one or the other. I commonly recommend that new Mac users switch to another device (Wacom tablets are better on the wrists anyway).

    A last point: the cord is too short, but that is only a minor issue since it's meant to plug into the adjacent mac keyboard.

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball problems

    The imminent demise of the scroll ball should put the price of this product at about $5. It would however be a shame to keep throwing so many of them in the landfill.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll ball !!

    it stops working after a week...

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll ball problems

    I was unable to scroll down and I searched for a solution. I read a review and it worked!! Here it is...

    As the directions instruct, "Hold the mouse upside-down and roll the scroll ball vigorously with the cloth that came with your Mac, or another clean, soft, lint-free cloth, to help dislodge any particles that may interfere with proper scrolling." Et voila! My scroll ball works perfectly again!

    Thanks TW for the tip!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No shelf life...

    My mouse is about 2 years old, and the scroll ball has officially died. I've been cleaning the mouse religiously, even taking care to clean the ball with a q-tip, but I guess it didn't make a difference. As other reviewers have mentioned, once dust/dirt gets inside the scroll ball area, it's doomed.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing Product

    I am new to the Apple world and I must say that I am generally impressed. Unfortunately, that does not extend to the MM which is quite disappointing. Here is my review:

    PROS:
    -Looks
    -Complete compatibility with OS X
    -The mini-trackball is very useful

    CONS:
    -Right clicks do not work properly, which is extremely annoying. You basically have to take your other finger off the mouse for right clicks to work (it took me some research time to understand what was going on at first). In my view, this by itself is enough not to use this mouse.
    -The 4th "squeeze button" is difficult to use and its operation is not smooth.
    -The cursor sometimes "jumps" unexpectedly for no reason.

    Verdict: Not useable for games and a pain to use with everything else, especially because of the right click issue. Use something else.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I love you; I hate you

    The concept of the Mighty Mouse is good. But that pesky PIA scroll ball on the top of the mouse only works correctly about 50% of the time. Sometimes it will scroll in every direction, sometimes down, sometimes not at all. And sometimes the cursor packs up and moves to another location on the screen indiscriminately.

    When it works, I really love the way it feels and functions. If only it worked MOST of the time.

    Here's a thought, Apple. Why don't you create an external version of the new glass track pad currently included with the new MacBook and MacBook Pro. This would keep us from driving up and down the furniture and we could change from an up, down, right, left ball configuration to gestures. Oh boy, would I like that. And this would get rid of the ball.

    I would purchase this product if it were available. How about a Bluetooth model as well.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea, but non practical

    The scroll ball stops working often, due to dirt build up or hairs, and it cannot be opened for cleaning, as the mouse is welded shut.

    My mouse came with my Mac Pro (early 2008) and I thought it was great, for about 2 weeks, until the scroll ball started to only work in one direction, I put up with it until it stopped working completely, I had enough, and cut the bottom of the mouse off to pull it apart to clean it, as nothing else I had tried had worked.

    I do NOT recommend buying this mouse (and I am a Mac fanatic!) unless apple change the design and make it so that it is user cleanable (have an opening compartment), I am actually surprised that apple can even still sell these, as they are NOT "fit for purpose", especially with such a well known and publicised design fault.

    If they make a new version which can be user cleaned, I am sure it will sell very well, as people that already have these mice will want to upgrade too !

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless after a few months

    this is without doubt one of the worst gadgets i have ever bought.
    i bought one nearly a year ago - it's scroll wheel died after 9 months. got it replaced under warranty and the 2nd scroll wheel stopped working after 5 months. tried all the tricks on the web to clean it and get it working but still only lasts for a few hours...

    the most unreliable mouse i have ever used and so expensive.

    apple are aware of the engineering flaws and poor reliability encountered by customers but haven't bother doing anything about it. a significant tarnish on an otherwise impressive brand.

    shame..!

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse Has Problems

    Some times when I use the scroll wheel on the mighty mouse it will not scroll up or down. Some times it will just scroll down not up.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product with some difficulties

    I think this is a wonderful mouse. If only it worked. The "squeezing" and pressing the school button functions are really useful for Dashboard and Expose. The 360 scrolling can be useful. But. You keep left-clicking when you want to right-click because the one-button isn't perfectly sensitive. The cord is rubbish if you use it on a laptop with no external keyboard, and if you're a rightie, because MacBook USB ports are on the left, and the mouse cord is incredibly short. However, I'm using it with my Elevator stand and Apple keyboard, which has a USB port on the right, so I'm good. I've read reviews of people who said their scroll ball stopped working. I've been using it for about two-three weeks without any problems, so we'll see. I'm guessing you just have to keep it really clean.
    But with all of this, I still rate it four stars. I guess that tells you how awesome it is, enough to counter the difficulties.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Essential

    Used mine for over a year with no problems.
    The scroll wheel is essential, there is no going back once you've tried it.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid If Possible

    As much as I hate to say it, this is one of few products Apple actually got wrong. I hate this mouse. Not that there's anything wrong with it in daily operation... it seems pretty comfortable and useful, but the scroll dial stops working. And I've had three of 'em, purchased with various Macs and one retail one as a replacement. I keep my hands clean as a surgeon's, and it still manages to get stopped up with junk. I've cleaned out this last one a few times with a toothpick, which restores it's functionality for a few days, but then it just stops working again. On average they last three to nine months.

    I'm replacing this one with a Logitech. My last one of those lasted me FIVE years. Sorry Apple, but get your act together and we'll talk.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very ordinary

    I'm now on my second mighty mouse in a year. same issues as others have described: scroll ball stops working; random jumping into hot corners; etc. returned the second believing i was getting a replacement and within 2 months the same issues occurred. left believing i was given the same one back again. apparently cleaning them with some sort of alcohol works - think i'll just drink the alcohol and get a different mouse.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Mighty Failure.

    Only thing mighty this little mouse brought was disappointment.
    To cost so much one would expect the best out of it,
    but sadly after just 3 days of usage the scrolling ball
    died on me.

    Don't waste your money on this mouse.
    There are much better ones out there.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    mine died too

    had my Mighty Mouse with tail for 5 months and now mine won't scroll down. did the up-side-down clean method and it worked for a day than stopped again. repeating the clean hasn't got it working again.

    i've also had to put up with annoying random jumps and activation of hot corners.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad...

    This mouse is BAD. I used it for over a year dealing with the stupid scroll button that regularly didn't work. I never realized how bad it was until I went out and got a new Logitech mouse. This mouse is a waste of money. There are way better ones on the market.

    17 of 20 people found this useful