• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent mouse

    The mighty mouse has gotten a bad wrap since it came out, but for the common user it is a very nice mouse. It has a sleek design with four completely customizable buttons, and the 360 degree scroll ball is amazing. I honestly don't know why more companies don't use a ball instead of a wheel. As with any mouse the scroll ball does get dirty, but if you turn it over and apply firm pressure while rolling the ball over a cloth (like the cleaning cloth that comes with your computer) it will remove a lot of the dead skin and other debris in the ball. The only real downsides are the mouse occasionally jumps to the opposite side of the screen at random and it doesn't have a dual click function which comes in handy when working on Shake and other high end programs, but this can be bi-passed by using shortcut keys. Overall a very decent mouse for regular use, but if you a looking for something specific such as a gaming mouse or need a dual click then by all means look for a different mouse.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Mouse - Takes Getting Used To

    Having just moved over to Mac from being a PC user, I found this mouse took a little getting used to. However, having said that it seems really accurate, and the build quality (as with everything Apple I've had so far) is excellent. I've not had it for very long, so I'm yet to see if I get any problems with the scroll wheel clogging up. If it does, I'm pretty sure I should be able to clean it. I noticed that with the printed documentation in the box was a separate little sheet about cleaning the scroll wheel, so I guess a lot of people have had some trouble with it. I wouldn't let that put you off though.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Read this if you experience problems with your scroll ball

    Many people complain that their scroll ball stops working after a very short period of time. I experienced the same problem and thought I would have to live with it forever. While reading how to clean my Mac, however, I discovered that the scroll ball problem is simply a matter of CLEANING it!

    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!

    I love every other thing about this mouse. The only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because it is not ergonomic in any way, so it's a bit awkward to use if you've never used one before. You get the hang of it after a while, though. I recommend this product.

    38 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    The scroll stopped working after a month, don't waste your hardly earned dinero on this piece of trash, there are far better mice out there for far less cash.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life expectancy

    I bought this mouse about a year ago. I spend most of my waking hours on the computer - thousands of clicks a day. Initially loved the trackball, but then it quit working after about eight months. Using a high-pressure air spray canister, I got the trackball working. Then the ability to click became harder and harder. The mouse required a minimum of two clicks, and as many as four or five just to activate what I was attempting to click. I didn't realize how bad it had gotten until I switched to a stock Apple mouse from another computer today.

    I also experienced the jumping cursor that others have described. Very annoying when it activates the hot corners unintentionally.

    Also, can't use it to click and drag emails to mailboxes. They open in a separate window almost every time. It usually takes three or four tries to just drag an email to a mailbox. Very annoying.

    I wouldn't buy this one again.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but....

    Like many others, the rollerball stopped working on two I had. Very annoying when you can't clean or fix it...a disposable item really.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible mouse

    I have used this mouse for almost a year now, and I have to say it is pretty bad. Occasionally it will jump from place to place on the screen, usually a corner, which will trigger the hot corners (which I want to keep). Also, sometimes it will just stop letting you scroll in a direction. Sometimes it might be scrolling down, and everything else will be fine. Overall, this mouse is terrible.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Idea......Too Bad

    I write this after my 4th mouse. If the rollerball could be cleaned then this would be an awesome mouse! It never fails, after 3-4 months the rollerball just stops working.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    no scrolling for you

    Come on Apple. 2.5 stars. You've gotta have customer service peeps reading this junk. I loved it while it worked, but it's the same story. Broken scroller ball. Impossible to clean. Fix this product or design a new one!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I purchased the Mighty Mouse over a year ago and thus far, have encountered zero problems. It functions the way it is supposed to and never sticks or gets sluggish. I prefer the tail rather than the wireless because there are fewer problems that can occur. I'm planning on buying a second one for my other computer. Stay away from wireless and you should be OK.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    It's great when you first get it but you very quickly end up having to clean the scroll wheel more often than you really want to. Shoddy design which needs to be replaced asap.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea poorly implemented: all rock but no roll

    This came with my MacPro and I was initially enthusiastic to have the rollerball feature. But after about a year and a half it would only scroll east, west, and north. Since I was going to replace it anyway, I tried dropping a drop (or ten) of lens cleaning solution on it and rolling it around in a frenetically until it started working, somewhat.

    This accessary is not of the quality I have come to expect from Apple.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    After 2 1/2 years it's still going.

    My Mighty Mouse came with my Intel iMac 2.0 Ghz that I purchased in April 2006. At first I was skeptical of the durability of this mouse. The scroll ball and the inability to disassemble the mouse were all a concern. However, I have only had great experience with this mouse. I also use it with a PC that also shares my keyboard and mouse and have never had a problem. It will occasionally get sticky or jumpy with the trackball, but if I follow the cleaning procedure recommended by Apple, it is back and running fine immediately. The only problems I have had with it is that my desk is wood, and the wood grain screws with the laser or something. The curser will shoot to the corner of the screen for no particular reason, so I have to use a mousepad which is a drag (hence 4 instead of 5 stars). But other than that it has been reliable and convenient as possible.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design, inherently flawed

    On the surface, Apple's mouse looks great. It adheres to the old one-button look, with having two click functionality. It introduces new functions with the scroll ball, which is fantastic.

    But in these items lie its problems. The solid shell prevents a user from being able to click right and click left simultaneously, which is useful in some circumstances. The scroll ball gets dirty, and is not easily cleaned, causing it to jam and prevent you from scrolling in certain directions, or at all.

    The pressure sensitive buttons on the sides, while fitting within the design asthetic, sometimes get triggered accidentally, and for some folks just get turned off altogether.

    It's a step in the right direction, but ultimately it needs more time on the drawing board before it can ever be called a winner.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Meant to be disposable

    Like many other reviews say, this mouse cannot be cleaned. As a result, it will start to skip, clack, miss clicks, and become unresponsive. I had mine for 9 months when it started to misbehave, and now at 11 months it is a piece of trash. Overpriced and unreliable.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, despite problems with the scroll wheel

    Handled the mouse with kid gloves for the first year or so, making sure it was kept dust free and my hands were equally free from natural skin grease before using it. During this time it performed flawlessly. However, within a couple of months of not observing these 'precautions' the scroll wheel had stopped working. Attempting to clean it was partially successful, although the scrolling was never as smooth as when new.

    Would I buy another one? Yes and will be as a replacement, as it's otherwise a great mouse. However, I half expect to be back in another 12-14 months time to buy yet another replacement...

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iLove it!

    Clean, simple and multifunctional!

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Another for the land fill

    Apple continues its line of factory mice that are thrown out with the box that the computer came in. The mouse is beautiful and the scroll ball is genius. The squeeze sensors and finger sensors, on the other hand, are a total disaster. This mouse has only two mechanical buttons - case and ball. Right-clicks and left-clicks are simulated with an electric proximity sensor under the mouse's skin. This means that you must lift your fingers off one side of the mouse to register a click on the other side. It's a sure path to a repetitive stress injury just so Apple can keep the one-button mouse inside joke running. The squeeze buttons on the side are right where you hold the mouse so they're triggered by accident frequently.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dirty Mighty Mouse

    I have had my mighty mouse for about 3 months and two days ago it started scrolling every way but up. Saw one of the posts that said to just 'push it down hard and roll in all directions to clean'
    Well I did and after only 4 or 5 rolls it is working perfectly. No wipes just pressure on the ball while rolling worked great. Saved me a trip to the Apple store to get another one since I really love how this one works

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse

    I have two Mighty Mice, both work extremely well. Like others have mentioned the ball requires occasional cleaning but no big deal. If you're not used to the side buttons they can be annoying but can be turned off simply in the preferences, however once you are used o them they are fine. The design is superb and very comfy, others have mentioned a standard two button mouse with a normal scroll wheel as a better alternative, but a scroll wheel only goes up and down and the mice are usually horrible to hold unlike the Mighty Mouse.

    8 of 10 people found this useful