• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    HP was Right!!!

    Thanks HP On 2/18/08 post about Trackball on MM. I was a little upset about my trackball problem and performed your handy tip and you were right VOILA! It is back to normal...I guess the kids cannot have anything near my new beautiful iMac. I am very excited. I thought I was going to run over to the Apple store and buy another one. All the best from Huntsville, AL (Rocket City)

    26 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse but scroll wheel gets messed up easily

    This would be a great mouse except that the scroll wheel gets gunked up easily. I read that you could clean it by flipping it over and rubbing the wheel on a piece of paper. That seems to work but it just broke the last time I did it. Now the buttons don't even work.

    This mouse is too expensive to have a flaw like this.

    27 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    MMMMMM =/

    Well, I've had my mighty mouse since the first day that the new aluminum imac was released (in October) and it has been pretty good apart from time to time when the Trackball has a mind of its own! That can be pretty annoying, but apart from that it's fine!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Invention — Squeak noise kills it

    Overall this is a superior product. My problem is that it squeaks EVERY TIME I CLICK! AHHH! Annoying to say the least.

    However the track ball rolls as it should. Optical is precise. Easy to keep clean. You can program it very easily via OSX and it's a pleasure to use.

    However I'm not the first that has stated that these MM's are squeaky. :(

    For overall use I'd say 4-1/2 stars but due to the annoying squeak I have to rate it a 3.

    27 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    More cheese than mouse

    I find this device almost totally unusable as a multiple button mouse . Because of the similarity with the old one button mouse there is a tendency to operate it like one, or it feels like it to me in any case. There is no sense of left and right and no feedback. I have put pieces of Blu Tack on either side (to give some tactile sensation) and this seems to help a lot.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Same scroll ball problem and awkward design

    So as many of the reviews indicate, I too have been suffering from the scroll ball problem periodically. It's stopped working twice already. I am going to invest in a non-Apple mouse while awaiting a more financially rational, better design. The scroll ball is weird. The whole design is awkward. And I've had the left button start to function as the right all of a sudden, only restarting fixed it. Very disappointing.

    22 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawless mouse, but short cord

    I've been using this mouse since I purchased my iMac in October and it still works like new. I haven't had to clean the scroll ball once, but then again, I'm a chronic hand-washer. Right/left clicking works flawlessly as well. My only complaint is the very (ridiculously) short cord. I'm forced to use the mouse directly under my computer, which is quite frustrating and uncomfortable given the design of my desk.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good as new!

    After having given up on the MM months ago in annoyance and frustration, because I was unable to unclog the track ball, I just happened to read today the ingenious solution mentioned by RL:

    "If your wheel does clog up try this: Put a blank sheet of paper on a hard and smooth surface. Then roll the mouse upside down on it for 60 seconds. Voilà! As good as new."

    This totally worked for me. In other words, the original track ball function can be easily restored WITHOUT taking everything apart or buying a new new mouse. APPLE SHOULD HIGHLIGHT THIS SIMPLE AND ELEGANT SOLUTION TO A ANNOYING PROBLEM IN RED LETTERS, AND READERS SHOULD CONTINUE PASSING IT ON. Give the solution a try and you may be able to enjoy once more the entire range of scrolling functions you might happened to miss. I was overjoyed to have recouped my $50 investment in this useful device.

    The reason for the 4 star review is that the right-click remains temperamental and doesn't always work on the first try. Nevertheless, I'm delighted to be able to use the MM again full time and happy to enjoy its unique features. It's the fastest mouse for internet scrolling and for iTunes. The ability to scroll horizontally and see everything on my iTunes view list is a great convenience and time-saver. --HP

    134 of 180 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible trackball and aberrant actions

    The trackball gets stuck moving up or down, mostly down, and it's very annoying to have to constantly clean it, though I have clean, dry hands that should not adversely affect the mouse. For me the mouse also goes into the F9 mode or goes into right-click mode without my instructing it to. There seems to be a little genie or imp in there! I will shop around for a different mouse next time.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not too mighty

    mine lasted for a couple months and then had all the usual problems: would track down, loud clicking, and unpredictable cursor movement. Apple is ahead of the curve in about everything except for when it comes down to a computer mouse. I just bought a $10 optical usb mouse and it is far superior to that of apple. don't waist money on a new one.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    50 50

    i do and dont like this mouse. Yes, it may scroll both ways, but sometimes, it wont scroll up, its a easy fix, but even the left clicker stops working and acts as the right clicker.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Please, please....redesign this mouse

    I have had two MM's so far, same problem, the trackball fills up with gunge and stops working. I have to admit my hands are naturally a bit damp, but this must apply to a large % of the population. Hence, the trackball picks up skin detritus quickly and the trackball stops working.

    I have dismantled both mice to get them working again, but, not a totally satisfactory solution.

    Best solution is to redesign the trackball.

    My humble suggestion is to use an optical trackball solution. No mechanical interaction, so dirt etc cannot interfere and also possibly, more accurate.

    So please, Apple, update the Mighty Mouse and you will have a winner!!!

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mouse I have ever had.

    This mouse is horrible. The scroll ball will cease to work if any, and I mean ANY impurities touch it. Sweat from your fingertip, any kind of dirt, no workie. The side buttons on the side are handy, but they're only so redeeming. You're better off getting a logitech wireless laser mouse for half the money.

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Fine

    The Apple wired Mighty Mouse is by far the best mouse I've ever known. Some people complain about the scroll bar collecting dirt, but mine hardly collects any. If you don't eat and use it then you will be fine. The wired version is great because you never have to worry about running out of battery and the fact that it plugs right into the side of the Apple keyboard is just the best ever! The two click shell is an awesome idea and this is an awesome product. I highly recommend getting this for both Macs and PCs alike.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another scroll and tracking failure...

    I've had my Mac for about 4 months. The vertical scroll no longer works and the tracking is erratic. There are many many posts with these same issues within a similar lifespan.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not a good buy

    apple keyboard 10/10
    mighty mouse 01/10
    BAD PRODUCT
    scroll ball malfunctioned which meant i could only scroll sideways
    the touch sensetive right-click system is flawed because i leave both fingers on the mouse when performing a right click so it doesnt respond as a right click
    dont buy
    p.s. i do highly recommend the apple keyboard though
    and as an alternative to the mighty mouse how about considering a logitech bluetooth mouse product...

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad mouse, hard to clean, not ergonomisch and mal function scrolling

    Do, not buy this or any other "mighty Mouse" because the will mighty Malfuntion. LOVE APPLE HATE MOUSE

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Using it on a PC

    Good:
    Great design
    Compatibility with Windows XP/Vista
    Scroll Ball

    Bad:
    Short cable
    Not able to program side buttons in Windows
    Price

    Overall:
    This mouse is a really nice upgrade from a Microsoft mouse that was so 2002. I bought it with the (sort of) matching aluminum keyboard. As with most Apple products, I was able to use this within three minutes of opening the nicely designed box. The mouse is so durable that it withstanded about three weeks of frustration and being slammed on the desk so hard due to common problems in Windows XP. This is such a great mouse and I look foward to using it in everyday life.

    23 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse!

    The mouse is totally great. However, clean your hands before using because it can clog up the mouse wheel. If your wheel does clog up try this:
    Put a blank sheet of paper on a hard and smooth surface.
    Then roll the mouse upside down on it for 60 seconds.
    Vola! As good as new.

    35 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wired mouse cable

    Just what am I supposed to do with the itty bitty USB cable? If I plug it into my G5 I can't reach the desktop...Who was the ergonometric wizard who designed this miserable piece of junk with such a short cable? You could at least put an extension cable option on the page.

    21 of 31 people found this useful