• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, while it lasted

    My scroll ball is dead. I have cleaned it and cleaned, and nothing. I have had the mouse for about four months I think. That is unfortunately so often the case with Apple produts - they just don't last.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design. Poor functionality.

    This is by far one of the worst Apple products. The small scroll wheel and the lack of separate mouse buttons makes it difficult to use with programs like Maya. It's really sad when a ten dollar third party mouse out performs this over priced catastrophe. If you plan to only use this mouse for simple applications, like Safari, it works fantastically, but still, is definitely not worth the money.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk.

    How in the world is this an Apple product? Visually, it certainly fits the bill, but as far as functionality, dependability, etc...it's just a complete disaster. By FAR the worst thing Apple has ever put its name to.

    If this is going to be the Mac mouse for the conceivable future, then I'll be selling every one that ships with every new computer I buy for more useful third party options.

    I hope someone at apple has read all the comments here, because they really need to go back to the drawing board on this thing.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey and bad scroll ball

    It's great to use except scroll ball easily get dirty inside and hard to clean. follow suggested cleaning methods but to no avail

    also, it's pricey, why Apple can't sell it at the price of the old Pro mouse since it's not longer for sale.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    :( Mighty Mouse is Might Bad

    My second mighty mouse has died. I have tried cleaning it with the lint free cloth as suggested, but still to no avail. The mighty mouse will not scroll down. :( I thought that maybe we initially had a flakey mouse, so we bought another one and now this one is dying as well. I'm sorry to say, but this mighty mouse is a bad product--design flaws = poor performance.

    =(

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Big Changes that the Mighty Mouse needs.

    2 Big Changes that the Mighty Mouse needs.

    1. Stop the scroll ball clogging.
    The scroll ball is an excellent tool but after only 6 months of decent use it stuffs up. And there is no way of cleaning it unless you pull the mouse apart.


    2. Ditch the touch sensitive left & right click.
    It seems like a funky idea and it keeps the minimalism look to the Mighty Mouse, but if I had a dollar for every time I've right clicked only to get a left click because my left finger was still touching the mouse I could retire.


    Having said that, the MM is a good mouse, and looks the business but these little quirks drag it down a lot.


  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Attention Macbook users!!!

    I haven't had the mouse long, but regular Macbook users should beware:

    The Macbook only comes with USB ports on the left side, but the mouse is traditionally on the right. The cord is maybe 2.5 feet long, but once you wrap the cord around the back you have minimal movement available.

    This mouse is smooth to use, works on any surface... I really do like it so far. Unfortunately, the side buttons are a little too sensitive, I tend to squeeze them accidentally but I'm getting used to it.

    I would suggest getting the wireless version of this mouse!!!

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Sorry Excuse for A Mouse

    This mouse looks good and would make a good paperweight but that is about it. Within 3 months of purchase the scroll ball failed. I had a wireless version but apple replaced it with a wired version instead. Nice. Furthermore, it is almost impossible to get the left and right click to work for any computer game play that requires a two button mouse. This one belongs in a museum with the Edsel. I have completely given up on this and use a cheap PC mouse instead. Stay away from this!!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty mouse is really a great mouse!

    I have had my iMac for about 11 months, and I also have the occasional lock up of the scroll wheel. I googled it and found out how to clean it, every once in a while, when it does lock up, I just run it on the roller upside down on a piece of paper. After about ten seconds of rolling it works perfectly well, just like the day I got it.

    Also what I like about the mouse is its incredible sensivity without being glitchy and over-sensitive. Also, it scrolls not like conventional mouses, 1 or 3 line(s) at a time, but pixels at a time, which is great for me.

    Also, do remember that other mouses also get dirty, so you have to clean it as well. I would clean my mouse a hundred times over for the scroll wheel, instead of buying another mouse.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse? MIGHTY MOUSE?!?

    Anything but "Mighty"! I've had my iMac for two months and the scroll ball on the so called "Mighty" mouse has packed up. Pathetic really. Shame 'cause the iMac is fantastic and when the mouse was working it was great but a shame that it only lasted TWO MONTHS. Judging by the reviews I am not the only person with this complaint. Let's see if Apple rectify this problem.....

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    scrolling problem

    I have had my second mouse in 8 months and will not have another.
    Both times the mouse failed to scroll......up or down. I have cleaned
    and babied it for the last time. I feel that Apple is aware of this problem
    and is avoiding the issue. I recently purchased a logitech at my own expense
    from the Apple store to put an end to the aggravation of this badly designed
    product. Shame on Apple for not standing up this.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Mouse, 100% Cleanable

    If you see any negative reviews from this mouse, ignore them. I had this mouse for 7 months now and the scrolling stopped, BUT with a damp cloth, I was able to make it as god as new again. It's also great because of it's 4 programable buttons. The design is also great, and it works with ANY surface, rough, smooth, or even glass. This is an awesome mouse.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely fantastic when it worked.

    The mighty mouse is an amazing product, the ease of use and functions are absolutely brilliant. However, every mighty mouse I have ever used that is over 3 or 4 months old had the same problem, the scroll ball just refused to work on any of them...sigh.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Got the looks but dissapointment, not built to last.

    Feels nice and works well for a couple of months but major design flaw, the infamous scrollwheel junking up after a couple of months. How frustrating. Tired of getting the mouse replaced do to not being able to fix it.

    Also you can't right and left click at the same time (why you may say, answer gaming/3d), If they had made it easier to take apart / clean wouldn't be such an issue as this used to happen with other mice too. If apple give it the build quality that the new keyboards have, and fix the scrollwheel problem everyone will go from pain to praise.

    If you do buy one, or get one with your mac, buy some soap too and wash your hands before you use it, with squeaky clean hands you might squeeze a couple more weeks out of it. lol.

    Love apple but they can do better.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very unreliable

    i want to like this mouse. It's beautiful, accurate, and its scroll wheel is a joy to use. The only problem with this mouse, and the major reason that i refrain from using it, is the fact that the "right" mouse button is so unreliable. I've tried a number of times to find a sweet spot on the front right portion of this mouse that i know will right click every time i press down on it, and the location seems to change every time. Its quite frustrating for music production, where i constantly rely on context menus to speed up my workflow. I also would refuse to use this in a gaming situation.

    I suppose that this mouse would be a good fit for someone who just wants to have something that looks nice on their desktop while they check email and use a wordprocessing application, it seems unreasonable to utilize this if one plans on getting any work done. For all their bragging about "breathtaking design" im rather disappointed that apple didnt realize this upon mass production of this mouse. I'll stick to my logitech mouse till apple improves on this.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy the Wireless Version

    I have several of these all quickly put back in the box and replaced by the wireless mouse, the main problem i have is that the cable is too short for working on larger screens (by that I mean you run out of cable if you are dragging before you run out of screen width) and secondly and most annoyingly the cable is the perfect width to fit snugly under the curved front of the mouse body where it prevents you clicking, a most frustrating problem particularly when editing or working in fine detail.

    The wireless version on the other hand is unaffected by either of these issues and suits my purposes admirably.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it . . .

    I've had mine for 1 1/2 yrs and is still working. Today, however, it seemed that I could only get the roller ball to scroll up but not down -- go figure. I did the paper cleaning idea and now it's working fine.

    I do think there should be a redesign to make it even better. Other than that, it's "a good thing."

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Mouse

    I'm not sure what the other reviewers are referring to, but my experience has been perfect. The mouse is fully customizable, sleek and non-obtrusive. I think its great.

    20 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Roller Ball Solution

    We are a couple of grease balls an we use a G5 w/ an Apple wired Mighty Mouse. Our scroll ball started to not scroll properly. We just let it go for a month or so. Got kind of messy so I read through the REVIEWS and found this one:

    "May 22, 2008 ---- I have had this mouse for 3 years now and it still works great. The scroll ball just need to be occasionally cleaned which is easily done by turning the mouse upside down and rolling it on a piece of paper. Go to you tube if you want a video. People want to complain about the scroll ball not working but, mine works just as good as day one."

    I turned the mouse over and rolled it around on a white pad and WOW it works. It seems like better than ever.

    36 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Un-Mighty Mighty Mouse

    Would love to continue using the mighty mouse. Unfortunately the name is misleading. It shows a serious lack of might if used for more than the occasional browsing. The scroll wheel on my first MM quit after nine months, the second mouse broke after six, the third again after six months. There's no way to open it and clean it. So it has to be replaced with a new one. I use the mouse about three to four hours a day.

    Avoid the un-mighty Mighty Mouse if you need a reliable input tool. I guess it's ok to buy if you're an occasional user in search of a fancy desk-top object.

    24 of 37 people found this useful