• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    could be great....

    When you first get it, it's amazing, then it just dies. The wheel stopped working after three months. It's a almost - perfect mouse, but the scroll ball thing always stops working. Even if you try cleaning, the down scroll just dies.

    16 of 36 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not that good

    I had a Mighty Mouse for 6 months and now it's dead. About 2 weeks ago it started to give me problems and now after some seconds of being plugged in it freezes and nothing works. I tried using it on my other Mac and on a PC and it had the same problem on all. I did enjoy the extra features like the 360 degrees scroll ball and the squeeze buttons and the mouse looks great.

    27 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Question the Scroll Ball

    I really think the scroll ball is too small & hard to move around. It gets stuck & is very frustrating. I thought it was just me being new to Apple but then I read other reviews & found more people are having the same problems as me.
    Kind of expensive for a mouse that really does not work very good at all. The left click sticks as well. I'm not too impressed with the Mouse. It's not a comfortable thing to hold either.
    I'm going to check other options. Hope there are some.

    16 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ratty Mouse

    I have two mice, and both have the same failing. The scroller stops working after a few months. DON'T BUY THIS!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    Still better than any other mouse, since I'm now spoiled by the 360° capabilities of the scroll ball, but I've had my second Mighty Mouse for a mere month and already the scroll ball is messed up. I JUST fixed it myself--by mashing it into submission, which is not a way anything should be fixed. The scroll ball is too sensitive, especially for someone who clicks it as much as I do! Steve Jobs, help!

    21 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A merely precocious Mickey, more of an irritant than an ally

    Mac users are often a pragmatic, impatient breed. This latest mouse came with my 7th or 8th Mac, and insisted on making its presence felt when time was of the essence and I was bearing down hard to meet a manuscript deadline. Suddenly, the screen would light up, darken, take on its own perverse life at cross-purposes with my tasks (and sanity). Of course, the problems were due to my tightening grip, which pushed the extra buttons and nearly sabotaged my projects. I'm sure the thing does all sorts of clever things like summoning up widgets or various screen colors or favorite iTunes, but who needs the hassle. Mine sits in the drawer. Thank goodness I have a couple of fairly functional, single-shot, mono-purpose, rudimentary mice left over from jettisoned iMacs.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An utter design failure

    This has been my least favorite Apple mouse since the infamous "puck" version. You can eventually learn to use the invisible right and left buttons without mis-clicking constantly, but having distinct buttons would have been much more convenient. It's also difficult to avoid clicking the side buttons when you don't mean to. The biggest problem, however, is the scroll wheel. The horizontal scrolling is a nice idea in theory, but we've been through three of these now and the wheel stops working properly within a week to a month. Cleaning with alcohol sometimes brings it back to life for a brief time, but eventually they have all failed completely.

    19 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    a little tail

    i have worked with a variety of these mouses as all the computers at school have them

    some squeeze buttons are so touchy i have to turn that option off entirely! and some track balls are sticky, but thats to be expected for the amount of use it gets in a school setting. but not all of them have these problems. some work like magic.

    but they all have one HORRIBLE thing in common: the tail. I loved them at school so much, i bought my own for my MacBook. What a mistake. No one told me the tails are only about 25" long.

    I am right handed and the USB ports are on the left side. Once plugged into the left side and brought around the back of my MacBook to the right side, there is only about 10" (if even that) of cord left!! Giving you limited mobility and never ending frustration.

    About 100 times a day i wish my ports were on the right hand side, or i pray to wake up and find my mouse has grown a longer tail.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Below Apple Standards

    The features on this mouse are excellent, especially the scroll ball. After a short time using this mouse, a regular Apple mouse seems very inefficient.

    However: The construction quality is far below Apple standards, which are normally very high. One often gets false clicks with the side buttons (so I disabled those and do not use them), sometimes the right click is interpreted as a regular (left) click. Most critical: the track ball will fail very quickly. I have gone through 4 of these mice in less than 2 years. Yes, I take very good care of my equipment, and the work area is clean and dust-free.

    The upside-down trick - turning the mouse upside-down and rolling it around with some firm pressure on a medium-soft surface, like a mousepad - will restore functionality temporarily, but the problem will recur with increasing frequency until the trackball fails altogether.

    Please, Apple, redesign this mouse up to proper Apple standards!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mechanical Scroll Ball

    It's time to make a new Mighty Mouse! I'm getting tired of cleaning the scroll ball every 2 weeks!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mighty Mouse

    Last year March I bought an iMac. For the first three months the Apple Mighty Mouse worked fine and I was happy with it. But since then its been nothing but a pain. The scroll ball is a bad design, the ball is too small, the method it operates, four tiny magnetic wheels is a design fault.
    Today, after a little more than a year, I gave up and went into town and bought a new mouse for just $7 which will work for many months to come. Sorry Apple but I tried. Mighty Mouse in one word, useless. My rating is zero

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so mighty after all

    Very nice looking mouse but far from the level I expect from Apple and far from what I would expect from this price level.

    The cool stuff: supernormal design, simple shape, just as beautiful on bottom as on top, very sophisticated, left+right hand, short USB cable perfect for plugging into Apple keyboard, unobtrusive embossed logo, nice quality material (but hope next model will be in aluminum).

    The irritations: shape is too low causing strain in arm and shoulder, very slow tracking (far too slow on 24" iMac with tracking set to fastest), too much friction when moving mouse over table caused by large soft edge on bottom, side 'squeeze' buttons far too easy to accidentally initiate besides why make a perfectly simple product complicated? Hope they will be removed from next version. All I need is 2 button mouse + scroll ball, that's it. By far most irritating is the right mouse click which 3 out of 10 times turns into left mouse click. Scroll ball easy to get dirty and then starts to stutter. Mouse cable not very flexible, during cold winter mine stood up (gravity not able to hold it down to the desk).

    In conclusion a very nice looking mouse that fits perfectly with design of iMac but for me it is a love-hate relationship. Have been switching back and forth between A4-tech laser mouse and mighty mouse. Must say I'm getting used to it after persistently trying to master it but can't compare to any 'normal' entry level mice from Logitech or others who at least get the basics right.

    26 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I don't know exactly why everybody complains about this mouse... I have one like this, and one wireless. I use them about 4 - 5 hours each everyday. I bought them by March 2007, and so far, so good! No problems at all; they are really intuitive and functional. Way to go, Apple!

    27 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete disappointment!!

    My mouse is on crack! It twitches and does whatever it wants whenever it wants. There's no control to this mouse, does Mac sell little mice crack? In other words... don't waste your $$!

    26 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This mouse came with the new iMac that I bought 3 months ago. It is terrible. From the first day the scroll ball started malfunctioning. It will always scroll up, but it will rarely scroll down. Apple needs to go back to the drawing board on this one!

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is horrible

    For $49, We should get a decent mouse that would last for a while. After owning it for 2 months, scroll ball got dirty and dont work anymore. Got So frustrated and sick of cleaning it, I throw it outside. I suggest that you should get this mouse. I dont thing apple cares enough because back then, their mouse didnt have a scroll ball. Just Stupid Left click

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Ideas, Bad Execution

    Basically it has many neat, intuitive features. Unfortunately, they are not well engineered and begin to fail.
    -The squeeze action is neat, but too sensitive. (I had to disable this feature, especially important when working with Adobe software)
    -The scroll ball wears out after 1 year.
    -The pointer suddenly jumps to the edge of the screen... often.
    -Sometimes it must be unplugged and plugged back in to "revive" it.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good ideas, poor execution.

    Looks good, left/right button function great. Trackball good to use - while it works! I've had one mouse replaced after 6 weeks when the button refused to respond to any cleaning, but now with the new one keep a bottle of isopropyl alcohol and cotton buds by the computer, and have to clean the ball every 4 or 5 days. This is not good enough in the 21st century. Side squeeze buttons are awkward to use and easy to press accidentally - I eventually found them sufficiently annoying to make me just turn them off - poor design. Why have two buttons to perform one function? Apart from tracking and left/right button function, other manufacturers' mice do almost everything better, even if they don't look as cool.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    Not the best. Apple Could have done a lot better. the problem I have most is the scroll wheel. I had it for a month with my iMac, and then the scroll wheel stopped working. I tried cleaning it and everything, but it didn't work. Now i have to chick and drag the slider down on the side when I'm on the internet.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be Better...

    When I opened the iMac and started to use the mouse, it was perfect. In fact, it was the best mouse I had ever used. Now, about a month later, the scroll wheel barely works. Sure, it works fine from time to time, but I'd like it to work all the time. Nice try Apple, but maybe a mouse redesign is in order instead of an iPod redesign.

    13 of 26 people found this useful