• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Questionable Quality

    Decent & handy features yet mine died after 7 months.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple need a rethink

    Come on Apple you've had enough criticism about the wheel clogging. Redesign the thing so you can clean it because its increibly annoying. i've just had to buy another. Don't believe what you read you can't always clean the wheel, sometimes the thing just won't spring back to life and also having now got a new MM I've realised how the scrolling deteriorates over time even when it is working and all because you can't clean the scolling mechanism. AGHHHH!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok for minimal use

    If you're going to type a word doc once a week it is fine, but if you're like me I need a good pricey mouse for my all day use.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I like the 3 buttons and scroll wheel design a lot. But the scroll wheel stopped working (just in the up direction) after a couple weeks. I bought a second and it failed in the same way. I'm buying a third, but I can't recommend this product until they change the scroll wheel design.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A disposable mouse?!!

    Track ball constantly stops scrolling after a while (gets blocked up with gunk). Already taken two back under warranty. Mouse isn't accessible for home repairs and other remedies suggested only work for a while. Got better things to do. Build a product that works Apple.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It came with my iMac G5

    DO NOT BUY! Run for your life. Easily the worst mouse I have ever used. It is as comfortable and ergonomic as a raw potato. It does not fit my hand, it gives me cramps, the 'whole-mouse click' is annoying and non-intuitive. The scroll wheel does not function well since it also scrolls sideways. Apple makes many wonderful high quality products. This is not one of them. Next time go ergonomic please (like most standard mice). I do appreciate the sleek visual design, but sometimes function should determine form.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    mighty mouse is not mighty at all

    After use for 40 fay the scrolling is only one direction. Maintenance is frustration. A normal mouse can have almost free mind maintenance for one year. Why can't this mighty mouse return some reasonable value.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    still working

    My whole family uses this mouse regularly and it still works fine after 18 months. I see no problem with this product and it has operated just like new for as long as i've used it.

    Its simple design has no negative impact on it's performance and I like that you can customize the function of each button in System Preferences. It has been very reliable. Thanks Apple for another great product!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine for a while

    Similar to others, after about 12-14 months of ownership and use, the scroll ball has failed on mine. Mind you, only in one direction. Still scrolls up, or side to side, but downward scrolling is non existent. It's a shame that this has occurred. Fortunately, I have a mighty mouse wireless as well, but I can only assume it's a matter of time until that scroll ball fails as well.

    Great purchase for mild use, but if you use your mouse heavily (as I do), I'd recommend an alternate product, and this coming from an Apple faithful.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Life Span

    How disappointing - I have had 3 mighty mouses now with my three different computer purchases - the latest being the intel-based iMac with the new and improved mighty mouse.

    ALL THREE mighty mouses have within 6 months of use shown the exact same symptoms - the downward scroll function ceases to work. This is incredibly frustrating, especially when you follow every single tutorial online to clean the track ball and none of them work.

    This has happened to all three mice. I won't be purchasing or using another, regardless if another new computer comes with one or not. In this respect, the microsoft mice win hands down - they may not move diagonally, but they sure last a helluva long time.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Deeply flawed design

    This mouse has several problems, making it difficult to use. The first is the tracking. On every surface I've tried to use this mouse on, the tracking tends to jump in random directions. This turns the action of moving the mouse pointer into a frustrating game of hide-and-seek. I've been using optical mice for years now, and this is the first that absolutely fails to regularly track on a normal desktop surface.

    The next is the scroll ball, which frequently stops working and requires cleaning. This design flaw has been present since the introduction of the Mighty Mouse, yet Apple has done nothing to resolve or mitigate it. Scrolling with the mouse is an important operation for me, and having it fail is a jarring experience.

    Finally, the mouse has a high failure rate in detecting right-clicks. The buttonless design is sleek, but does not work well. The Wired Might Mouse is a concrete example of Apple putting placing purity of design over ease of use.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The $50-a-year Mighty Mouse Racket

    My THIRD Mighty Mouse has just broken on me. Same problem as always: scroll ball just stops working, about 12-14 months after purchase. Never again, Apple. Never again.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse, Schmighty Mouse

    We have been through 2 of these mice in less than a year. Sure you can sometimes clean them and get them to work when the rollerball sticks, but it obviously a design fault...the ball is too small and susceptible to dirt/dust. In my opinion this is the only fault of the mouse, other wise its great.

    I will be taking ours back and buying a Logitech one.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy this Mouse!

    I never was very impressed with the functions of this mouse but now like so many others, I have the same problem with the scroll button. 9 months old and it has stopped scrolling down. Up is ok but no down. For the price I would have expected a lot more. Seeing as how numerous people have had this problem more than once I just ordered a Logitech at Amazon. It's silver/white so it should go nicely with the IMac. Will not buy another Apple mouse!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly Awful

    Absolutely useless for just about everything. Even when its working you know a real mouse could be doing the job better. Its not possible to play most if not all FPS because you can't right and left click individually at the same time, its either one or the other. The annoying must take finger off button to right click 'feature' make design work a pain, as well as just about everything else.

    Apple don't give the impression of caring either, after they've sweet talked you into buying their stuff its your problem. I've just got a new iMac and apart from some niggling things where its obvious that Apple have just blatantly ignored people this mouse has put me off using it, so now I'm going to have to spend more on one that actually works. Please don't buy this, its only giving them the false impression that this thing is actually any good.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On number 3

    Stay clear. This mouse looks good, feels good but track ball clogs up all the time and is not cleanable. Im on my 3rd mouse. WHEN (not if) this one goes wrong I'm just going to smash it.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst experience ever

    I've used trackballs better than this mouse. Apple this is one of the most poorly designed mice ever. The scroll ball stops working after 6 months (2 mice, same issue). While they both came with iMacs, please don't waste $49 on this mouse. Get a Logitech, they're much better.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    several issues with mouse.

    I've have the mouse for over two and a half years now. Although beautifully designed, like most apple products, this mouse has been a disappointment. The scroll bar is very unreliable and tends to stick and not move. My mouse also has the tendency to totally spazz out and expose will be activated unexpectedly at times, which can get REALLY annoying.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Left click? RIght click? Whatevah!

    A terrible mouse whose "buttonless" design renders it incapable of distinguishing left and right clicks reliably. You will find that any click on either has a 20% chance to be detected as the opposite of the side you actually pressed. This unacceptable attribute was shouldered in pursuit of the single-piece plastic cover -- a poor choice indeed.

    What do I like about the mouse? I think the scroll orb is nice for combining horizontal and vertical scroll functions without being needlessly large.

    If you want a wired mouse, go get a $15 Microsoft Basic USB. The only thing you surrender is horizontal scrolling, but you get the truly essential: two buttons that actually WORK.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it, hate it

    Never have I used a more comfortable mouse - the full-body click is absolutely perfect for when I draw in Illustrator or Photoshop. However, as everyone else points out, after a few months the scroll ball stops working. You can usually clean it one or two times and get it working again, but eventually it WILL stop functioning. Like a sucker I keep buying them because I just don't like the feel of any others, but this is a product in desperate, dire need of a redesign.

    8 of 10 people found this useful