• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless for Development - Uncomfy

    I was extremely excited to get my mighty mouse and FINALLY get to work with my game development work. But right away I knew I was gonna have problems. Almost any advanced developing program requires a simultaneous right and left click. With the mighty mouse, it is impossible. You can map the side buttons to do the secondary click but it is a joke trying to click the sides and the main button at the same time.

    Plus, picking up the mouse while clicking (i.e. if you didn't have room to complete a mouse movement because of desk size) is terribly hard with the little side buttons being the only thing to grab.

    Not to mention it is horribly uncomfortable to work with. After only five minutes of use I had to stop and take a break. I have large hands and gripping this mouse is so uncomfortable.

    I can't say anything as to the quality and I am already taking it back, I can't stand it.

    Note to Apple: a firmware update to allow left and right clicking, and some larger (longer) side buttons MIGHT make it better.

    27 of 48 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    Although all the bad ratings I said, "ok this is Apple, it is not going to happen to me"...well my friend I was wrong. On my first 2 months using it I can supply this negative experiences:

    -the 360º scroll ball is much lighter than any other product on the market. It really makes any other mouse being a 'Flingstones' product. Ok that's the only thing good but...here the cons.

    - the 360º scroll ball stopped working, but no worries you solve it easily by turning your mouse over and scrolling the ball with 1 or 2 little hits on it. No wipe needing. It will make your scroll ball works again.

    - The secondary button (right one - touch sensitive) it does work, but sometimes when you want to press it the only you get is that the smart button works instead (left one), not the one on the right. I said "well, some practice will make I handle it well", but on my first 15 years using mac this is the worst tragedy, even far worse than the rounded mouse. It is not trustable at all.

    - The previous mouse I had (that came with my iMAC G5) worked very smooth over my pad, OK, this mouse had lot of problems when I tried to go to small details on my screen (ie Photoshop retouchings, etc) the pointer didn't go where I wanted, so here was the problem: "the pad", so I had to take my pad out and using the mouse straight over my desktop table (wood), it works good now but it still have some directions problems.

    - Its price, it doesn't definitely worth to buy it. Not value for money.

    In this 2 months using it the only I wonder is: "Is this really an Apple product", "Who named it as "Mighty"???

    No offense but instead of wasting money on this one I'd prefer to get a Micros... one, it looks like a 'Flingstones" scroll wheel (noisy and rough), BUT it is solid as rock, not like this little Mighty one!!, unstable and expensive.

    Hope this review had been useful for you. Thanks for reading.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is an Apple product? Ugh!

    At first the mouse was a joy to use. Only complaint was the sensitivity of the side buttons was a bit too much. The built in trackball was amazing. Then within two days after opening the box suddenly the mouseball stopped scrolling down. Up, left right no problem.

    So I looked around at the millions of other people posting about the exact same issue, found some solutions that brought the ball back to life. Upside down with force, use spit and roll the ball on clean paper, etc. However each time it would only resurrect the ball for a shorter and shorter period. There's no way to open it up to clean the rollers! It's a month later now and I want to lay the mouse in the street and drive over it with my car. Maybe that'll fix it once and for all.

    I've owned Apple products since 1982. This is the first instance where I would suggest avoiding it like the plague. They need to issue a recall. Better balls for all!

    27 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A dismal failure

    rollerball failed after 2 months use. body of product absorbs normal hand dirt and oils. avoid product at all costs. a loser

    11 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scrolling issues

    I like this mouse when the scroll ball works. It worked well for the first year, then I needed to clean it monthly when the scrolling failed with rubbing alcohol, year two I started cleaned it weekly when it failed to scroll and now cleaning does not work, it will not scroll down.

    12 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Greatest Mouse Ever!!!

    This has been by far, the best mouse I have ever had. I used to have the "Power Mouse", but it was clear, so it showed dirt and dust. This ones works wonderfully. The scroll ball works great and I'm very pleased with it. I would certainly recommend it.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This was a nuisance. The scroll ball stopped working about four to five months after I bought it, as many others have said. The side buttons are more irritating than helpful (as someone else has mentioned, accidentally putting pressure on the left one opens up the dashboard).

    After a year, the mouse itself started literally coming apart! The Kensington Pocket Mouse for around $14 was a much better buy in my book; if I'm spending $49 on a mouse, I'm looking for something that's a lot longer-wearing.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great...

    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.

    34 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good design/Bad implementation: scroll ball fails after a few months

    I bought my Mac Pro Jan 29, by May 21 the scroll ball had died. I don't even use the computer that much: I'm a full time Dad.

    Good: Short USB cable is great, looks nice, the scroll ball is small but surprisingly functional. Pressure-sensitive side buttons are annoying at first, but could be useful for a power user. The problem is, a power user would break the Mighty Mouse in 1 month, instead of 5 months.

    Bad: Too small for my large (size 11) hands, not ergonomic shaped, "Hidden" left/right buttons don't provide any affordances as to where to press. My 5 year old, $20 Logitech mouse replaced this mouse, and it is more ergonomic, provides better scroll wheel feedback (although somewhat noisy) but it doesn't look as nice. And the too long USB cable is annoying.

    Apple elected to make something "really cool looking", instead of something that works. I hope they can make a reliable version of this some time in the future.

    TIP: ALWAYS ALWAYS wash and dry your hands each and every time you use this mouse. Don't even sweat. Keep your hands absolutely clean. Only then do you have any chance. And NO FOOD OR DRINK around this mouse.

    33 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Mouse

    I love the Mighty Mouse. It has all the features you could want (unless you are a gamer) and works flawlessly. I have had my mouse for well over a year without a single problem. In fact, I like it so much I bought I wireless Mighty Mouse to use with my MacBook.

    21 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Apple is usually at the forefront of great design. But whichever team put together this little nightmare should be handed their pink slips. The scroll ball is a complete nightmare. It'll either never work or kind of work...or left clicking the mouse will activate the widget screen.

    Please don't buy this mouse i'll save you the stress and aggrivation.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll ball

    scroll ball failed after a couple of months

    18 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Basic Mouse

    Simple, functional, scroll ball is great for graphic design or audio editing where precise horizontal scrolling is needed. I'd definitely recommend it for Windows or OSX.

    19 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have always loved macs and had macs for over 18 yrs. But this mouse is junk. The roller ball has not worked since the first few months after buying it. In addition, the arrow does not move smoothly. I cant believe mac would put out such a low grade product. Please reconsider ur mouse engineering...

    21 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, at first!

    I got one of these with my mini 2 years ago. At first, it's the most wonderful thing ever. I work a lot with large images which makes the horizontal scrolling a great time saver. It's an awesome idea that Apple needs to improve on. The scroll wheel needs to be removable for easy cleaning, as many trackball mice are. My many frequent attempts at cleaning this wheel have now ruined the entire mouse. The squeeze function is now constantly engaging itself, which I can here in little clicks in the mouse itself. I've had to disable that feature. The difference between right and left click has become so ambiguous that I've had to make all of the settings left click only and use the option button for right clicks. It has turned into a glorified, and very expensive, puck mouse.

    15 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of time, money

    This mouse would have been a much better product if not for:
    1. The ridiculous price.
    2. Its jumpy nature
    3. The nearly impossible to clean trackball that gums up after a few weeks and stops working. This forces you to CRACK OPEN the mouse and risk destroying the fragile ribbon wires that make it work to disassemble the ball housing to clean it. Then you have to contend with the tiny, easy to lose magnets that make the trackball function. And if you do break the wires, you're out a $50 mouse. Just buy a 3rd party mouse and forget this embarrassment.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll needs a major fix - DO NOT BUY

    Like many others have said, the mouse is extremely cool the first time you pick it up and use it but a few weeks later, say good bye to being able to scroll. It get dirty so fast, it's ridiculous that Apple wants $50 for a new one. I can do everything put scroll down with this mouse. Very disappointing Apple.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Good Mouse

    I've had an Apple Mighty Mouse for over a year. My mouse if still working great. I've never needed to clean the scroll ball or cracks. I think it is a very good product and its functions still work.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine if you know how to clean the scroll button.

    Blow it out with compressed air. Now, was that so hard?

    10 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Great

    As a Pro Tools user I can't live without the horizontal scroll wheel. It is a great feature and is worth the price. However, I have to clean the scroll wheel once a week to keep it working. Otherwise it's the best mouse I've ever used,

    21 of 33 people found this useful