• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but...

    I purchased this mouse so I could use it frequently with Photoshop in repairing photos and scrolling and multiple angles to check out different parts and to fix them.

    However right around 40 days of use the thing just stopped working for the scrolling feature and gave out entirely. It's now completely useless and I'm very upset with it as everything is a pain to now manually go to the right and scroll bar on the right side of everything and fixing photos is now nearly impossible to do with this thing as it now incorrectly scrolls up randomly all the time messing up anything I'm doing whether it's surfing on ways to fix it or fixing my photos.

    Mainly it was great at first but I don't feel the durability of this product gives up to other things from Apple and it's a great letdown. Mainly just upset as it's a fantastic product at first until it breaks; which it'll do far too fast.

    37 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great overall mouse

    I bought the mighty mouse when it first came out and I am still using that same one to this day. I believe it is a far superior over the one button mouse before it.

    Like others have said before, the scroll ball will get dirty but think about it, its a rubber ball, of course it will get dirty if dirty fingers touch it.

    The only problem that I have ever had with it was that sometimes when i scroll up or down a page with the scroll ball, it would scroll too quickly thus fast forwarding me up or down a page, though this has not happened in a long time. This is the only reason I gave the mouse 4 stars, otherwise, it is great product.

    24 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have three. All the scroll wheels won't scroll down.

    22 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scrolling Ball not so good after a few months

    At first, this was the greatest mouse.. BUT after a few months, the scrolling ball started to fail... it would scroll up but not down... I bought 1 more after throwing the first in the garbage...

    The second and the final one I've got also went to the garbage after a few months of usage....

    unfortunately, this is not a good product considering Apple's reputation of making everything state of the art.... well... not EVERYTHING....

    18 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse compared to others

    I bought the wireless mighty mouse for my macbook pro, and i recently wanted to make my macbook pro into a desktop just when i'm in my room. so i bought a wired mighty mouse and an apple keyboard. the mighty mouse is great, i love the design, and the structre and overall look of it. it looks so sleek than other mouses, and looks so simple but so intuitive. the buttons feel great to click and i just love it. the scroll ball could be improved and looks like it might wear off when used a lot, like the other reviews said. i've had my wireless mighty mouse for awhile and the scroll ball is still working fine, and i've had it since november of 2007. and i expect the wired mouse to work just as fine. the only thing is that they should make the wire a little longer, it's not a problem for me because i plug it in to my keyboard, but for some people who need a little more distance, this might be too short. but overall a great mouse.

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Mouse Ever!

    I can hover my hand over this thing and mouse clicks cause Expose to launch. Literally. This thing is so sensitive to anything, literally anything, that it is completely useless. I've had mine for about ten hours and already want to tell Apple where it can go. I shouldn't have to disable the side buttons to get even minimal functionality from this. Great computer. No, awesome computer. But it ships with THE worst mouse on the planet.

    18 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, bad design

    I am on my 4th Mighty Mouse, and it is starting to fail already. All mice were replaced under the Apple Care plan free. But the problems were the same as most of the other reviewers say. After a while the ball get dirty from skin oils and there's no way to clean it. It just stops scrolling down, probably because that is the direction that is most used.

    Either Apple needs to redesign it so that the scrolling mechanism can be cleaned or GO TO AN OPTICAL SCROLLING MECHANISM ON TOP OF THE MOUSE LIKE THE OPTICAL SENSOR ON THE BOTTOM.

    Since my Apple Care is fixing to expire, I'm buying a Logitech mouse.

    13 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    When I bought my new Mac Pro, I assumed that everything would be top notch. This is not the case with the Mighty Mouse. The scroll ball is great in concept but fails miserably in performance. I cleaned it a couple of times and now it will not scroll up. The ball moves but nothing happens.

    26 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Idea - Bad Design

    The one thing I really, really liked about it was the 360 scroll wheel - that's very handy.

    But it didn't take long for the scroll wheel to stop working because it's exactly like an old-fashioned ball-type mouse, except it's on top... and you can't take it out and clean the dirty rollers. So, once it stops working, it's hosed.

    I wasn't fond of the right-click function. It's TOUCH-sensitive and not PRESSURE-sensitive, so it was unpredictable for me (normally, both of my fingers are TOUCHING the mouse when I PRESS the right button). But I tolerated it because of the handy 360 scroll.

    The minimalist look was sort of nice too, but it doesn't look as fancy now... broken in pieces in my garbage can.

    BTW, it cannot be disassembled, cleaned, and put back together because it's glued together (forget screws or snap-together parts). Making it completely unrepairable is what really kills it for me.

    21 of 36 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad, needs work

    The trackball construction needs work. I've cleaned and rehabbed it a few times, but it required popping off the lower flange and regluing afterwards. (I'll try the paper trick next time the scroll-up wheel fails.)

    The side buttons are too sensitive or in the wrong location. It is all too easy to accidentally trigger the default feature, Exposé. I've adjusted my grip further down on the mouse, but even then I unintentionally trigger the pesky thing all too often. It is triggered with either button, not both simultaneously; requiring both to be pressed might help.

    Positives: size, shape and weight are comfortable; left and right buttons work well for me; good adjustability through system preferences. Fix the trackball and side buttons and you've got a winner.

    13 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst mouse out there.

    So, today i just received my first mighty mouse and lets just say this will be my LAST mighty mouse. I hooked up my mouse to the new keyboard which I bought as well (which I adore) only to start surfing the internet on my PC in which I have windows XP (part of the requirements for the mouse) only to find out after surfing the internet and taking my hand off the mouse the scroll button simultaneously started clicking on its own all the way back to the very first web page I visited all day. It got worse. I then tried to write this review using this mouse only to be sent 7 pages back to where I first started off, at my home page again! The cycle just kept happening over and over again. After having my mighty mouse for only 2 hours i wanted to throw it out a window. I have now hooked up my old mouse, and lets just say I have found a better appreciation for it than I have ever before lol. Please take these reviews seriously and save your money, cause I sure didn't and now I wish I did.

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too bad i cant give it 0 stars

    Forget gaming with macintosh, forget gaming with this mouse! The right click is "wishy washy" and you have to get it just right. Have had it for half of a semester and scroll wheel broke. Design is ridden with flaws. APPLE, TAKE THIS MOUSE OFF THE MARKET AND RETHINK WHAT YOUR CUSTOMERS MAY WANT, at the very least a little reliability!

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great (just clean it now & again)

    All four users at my office now use these mice and we all love it. The extra buttons and scrollwheel are so useful that once the first one arrived on a new iMac, the other users all demanded an upgrade! We've found that if the scrolling stops working, you just need to roll the scrollwheel around on a just-damp (not wet!) dishcloth for a few seconds. In our experience it only needs doing once every six months or so.

    27 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

    Not reliable in the least. Trackball mechanism constantly fails, cannot simultaneously right and left click. The outboard buttons are cumbersome to use. After two years of light use the USB cable fraying where it exits the mouse. I replaced my Mighty Mouse with the original Apple USB mouse.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse....

    Great little mouse; gorgeous design, easy to use... I've only had mine a few weeks I'll admit, but so far I've no problems with the scroll ball at all.

    The only downside is that the wired usb connection is pretty short; of course, if you're using a macbook, you're not going to have that much space in which to use it anyway, but for those with a larger desk space the extra money for the wireless mouse is worth it.

    18 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad mouse

    Waste of time, get a Microsoft mouse immediately. And I'm a loyal Mac user. I was embarrassed when I set up a friend's new iMac using this terrible mighty mouse.

    8 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll wheel issues

    I've also had trouble with my scroll wheel getting jammed or working only in one direction. I haven't had any problems with the other functions but it's really annoying to not have consistent use of the scroll wheel, especially since the product costs 50 bucks.

    The overall design concept is great- the mouse feels really comfortable and the buttons are very functional for the Mac platform. Too bad they couldn't make a product that works as it should for more than a month. Seems to be a big problem for Apple in general. Design products that work! It's so inconvenient to always be replacing stuff! Maybe Apple saves money but it's so wasteful!

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant mouse

    I bought this mouse with my macbook in July 07 and it is fantastic.

    Yes, there have been a couple of occasions when the trackerball has stopped responding, but that is easily fixed as others have mentioned, by using a piece of paper, or if a piece of paper isn't available, a quick, brisk rub on my sleeve worked too (alot less hassle than returning it and it means you can continue to use the mouse fully). Another minor gripe which I have is that the point of contact round the bottom does collect muck easily, but that could be to do with the slight state of my desk.

    Despite those minor, and easily rectified problems, it hasn't stopped me from giving it 5 stars, because not only is it the perfect accompaniment to my macbook and that it looks really good, it is extremely useable, on both macs and PC's and very comfortable to hold. I would definitely recommend.

    16 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do yourself a favor and replace this mouse

    I've been struggling with my mouse since I got it. For a month it wouldn't scroll up. Then it started working fine again. Now it won't scroll down. The left click and right click aren't responsive and I regularly have to click an item multiple times for it to register. So, if you're having trouble with your mouse, don't waste your time. It's not your imagination or your fault. It's a poor product. Get a new, different mouse right away.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two new mouses=same problems

    Had my I-Mac one month now, and had nothing but problems with the MIGHTY MOUSE.
    The right click only worked, intermittently on BOTH new mouses. The pointer jump all over the place. (too jumpy). After hours and hours on the phone with APPLE tech
    support and being sent two "NEW" mighty mouses, the right click still didn't work. I
    Went back to my "old" DELL mouse and right click work fine. Finally got a new
    KENSINGTON mouse which also works fine..Also USB wire was too short.

    THIS WAS MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH APPLE after using Microsoft for 12 years. Many many wasted hours and a "TERRIBLE" experience. Ha ! What a joke,I was led to believe APPLE was trouble free and superior to MICROSOFT. What an introduction !!
    Thanks apple !!

    18 of 33 people found this useful