• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's been good...

    I've had the wired Mighty Mouse now for about 2 years. For the most part it's worked quite well. However within 6 months of having it, the scroll ball did not respond to any touch. Instead of giving up I opened it up and cleaned it out on my own. Since then, it's been great, except for the fact that there is no longer a lower retaining ring on it anymore... therefore the wire comes out every once in a while. All buttons and their function have worked reliably.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    50/50 out of 100

    Ok so every writers leaves the bsst for last, At first I was really confused with the mouse, and it's touch sensitive features, I hate using my had to push the mouse down but I do realize it helps the mouse 3 button, when i first plugged in the mouse the mouse 2 button was disabled but once i changed it in the settings it was all good, I hate opticals, don't know why apple made a laser wireless and a optical wired, optical has terrible reflection issues. Overall the mouse works Awesome, and am satisifed with it, the side buttons are a little tough to press and the whole hand click isn't for me but i'll still use the mouse.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst mouse ever.

    This mouse gets a 1 star rating for one simple reason. IT'S COMPLETELY UNRELIABLE. I would have assumed bad luck was the cause of my scroll button problems, but I work in an entire department of macs. Within months, every, and I mean every mouse had to be replaced. Adding insult to injury, the mouse has a horrible shape, and the side buttons have virually zero tactile response.

    I love Apple but they have a long history of making horrible mice. Try Logitech (our favorite) or Microsoft.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not so great

    Same issue with other people. Our scroll ball stopped working after 10 days of use.
    so disappointed. just found out that this scroll ball is so sensitive that you just have to keep it clean all the time. We used alcohol to clean the ball and it started to work again.
    It shouldn't be like this high maintenance mouse, but the only solution to keep them working right now is to keep cleaning. So I can't really recommended this product.
    You might want to try if you have the mouse that stopped working.
    Hopefully they will have much better mouse soon.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for the first week.

    I use one for work and after a week the scroll ball jammed, and the tracking is faulty. It also squeaks when you click it. Kind of like a real mouse.. iRonic.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Why no Laser?

    Why is it that Apple only make top of the line product's except this mouse?

    I don't want a Wireless Mouse, I want a Mouse with Cord AND Laser precision!

    Else no probs with this Mouse, the Scroll Wheel can be cleaned with no problems.

    But Only 4/5 Stars because missing the Laser!

    1 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is junk.

    I just purchased my iMac a little more than a week ago and the scroll ball on the mouse has suddenly stopped working and will no longer scroll down the page. Now I have to take my mouse all the way down to the Apple store so one of the Geniuses can give me a new one.

    While it looks alright, if you can avoid this mouse, save yourself some grief and go with something else.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This is by far the worst product that Mac offers. I consider myself lucky that it lasted a whopping 7 months before I threw it away. The 'roller ball' technology is on par with that of pac-man. It was in constant need of repair, often every few days. The mac mouse should come with a free bottle of isopropyl alcohol to remedy the daily freezing of the roller ball. Save $35 and get yourself a competitor's mouse that is far superior. Too bad I had to give it any stars at all!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    one word: Frustrating

    There are so many things wrong with this mouse. Unless you're getting it with your Mac purchase, stay away! I'll start with some mild positives. The scroll wheel idea is a good one and works well. Unfortunately like others have said there's no way to clean it out if it gets clogged. Luckily the scroll wheel is the least of my worries as far as this mouse goes.

    There are a lot of negatives here. First of all it doesn't track well on my desk or on a mouse pad. I find my cursor frequently jumping around all over the screen for no reason. Sometimes it even jumps to the bottom right of my screen which triggers the screen saver. Brutal... Another problem is that the buttons sometimes want to click themselves it seems. It can be ultra sensitive or ultra unresponsive. Sometimes clicks just won't do anything and other times i'm just laying my hand on the mouse and it clicks. The side buttons are even more sensitive. I know this isn't a gaming mouse but this doesn't even serve as a bad substitute. I'm not talking about playing Call of Duty or anything, i'm referring to my experience playing Zuma!

    Bottom line is this mouse is pretty awful and all should stay away. Look at getting a Logitech instead. I wish i could drag this mouse from my desktop and toss it in the recycle bin.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE-a real pest! Call Orkin!

    First mouse "squeaked" and had a stiff cord apx 18" long. Replacement worked OK for a week..then scroll ball either "jumped" curser if my finger was barely touching it...and then stopped scrolling down. 7 days for usable mouse to go with VERY expensive computer makes me wonder if Apple really cares about customers, or just wants us to spend our money!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty mouse

    I don't mean to offend but don't you people wash? 2 years now and I've had the scroll wheel clog once but I know it was my food stained hands that caused it but after cleaning it nothing ever since, awesome mouse. I need the wireless one now.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool, then eventually worthless

    I was one of those people that was so impressed with what I thought was finally a mouse that got it right. Boy, was I wrong.

    I've had two of these, one at work and one at home. The mini scroll ball constantly clogs up and even flipping it upside-down and rolling it about (as recommended to maintain it online) will only work so long.

    The "buttons" are at best buggy. After nearly a year of use, I still have a high degree of accidental miss-clicks. The mouse really wants to be a one button mouse, which is fine if you're a life long Mac user, but less than ideal for those of us that came from Windows, Linux and Unix backgrounds.

    The fourth button also has a tendency to go haywire too, which can be particularly awkward if you enable it for Spaces or Exposé.

    Eventually the mouse completely the fails and you have to disable scrolling and right-clicking, and you'll be forced to buy another one, or just go back to a regular scroll mouse.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't recommend.

    Scroll button is only working for 3 weeks. I don't like it. I can't believe apple made like this product.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor mouse

    I had my mac for 3 weeks and the mouse scroll quit working.I can't understand why apple would put out such terrible product

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Any cable will prevent clicking

    Enough about the scroll ball. We know it's poor. The other problem that I have with my wireless mouse is the fact that if you push it forward next to any cable, like a USB cable, the cable prevents it from clicking. The curvature of the front snugly covers the cable. Unfortunately if I switch to another mouse, I'll end up using one of the (3) USB slots.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointing.

    I bought my mac about 6 months ago - the scroller ball on the mighty mouse stopped working (scrolling down to be specific) about two months in. I have cleaned it, blown in it and done everything short of breaking it apart to fix the problem. Occasionally cleaning with q-tip and alcohol will work but it's always temporary. I love the rest of the features but this makes it not worth it, way to frustrating - especially when it's marketed as so precise and multi-purpose.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    That £$%& ball!!!

    On my third Mighty Mouse now and hoping they may have updated the design to avoid the really annoying scroll ball problems... alas not! It pains me to have to write a negative review of an Apple product, but this thing is going in the bin this time. It's fantastic for the first few weeks, then that ball starts playing up again, so you clean it and it's fine for a day, and so it goes on, until it eventually dies completely. I'm going to have to go and buy a third party mouse Im afraid... please come up with something better for us Apple!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Consider before buying

    Bought this beauty back home today and found out that the cable length is somewhat quite short, works fine on my mac book but very limited cable length is a frustration when you need the extra length to make ever move swiftly.

    Thought if I bought this it will save me some cash and prolong my battery usage when I am on the move, but in the end what I got was short cable length.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Was great until the scroll ball gave out

    When i first got this mouse i wondered how i ever lived without it, that was until after several months the scroll ball started acting up - not scrolling in certain directions. After several cleans - q Tips, rubbing it on paper, jeans, using alcohol, etc. it always ended up crapping out again and this time no amount of cleaning was going to make it work again. My mighty mouse lasted a whole 1 year! It was great while it lasted but i don't want to go through that again so I'm on the search for a better mouse.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Clear blot on apple's Image

    Very good in design but very very very poor in handling and durability.

    Just after 3 months... scroll ball has stoped working. There is no way to clean or repair it.