• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A few problems

    First, the rollerball stopped working after about 4 months. Second, the side buttons get inadvertently pushed when trying to grip the mouse. Annoying. I like the look and feel, but ultimatey it has to work and last.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but flawed...

    The mouse itself is a very good multi-button mouse. HOWEVER, the issues with the scroll-ball are too large to ignore. With no way to clean the ball the mouse is defective and should be recalled. Mine stopped working after about 4 months.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh woe! How picky you all are!

    Addressing Complaints:
    I bought my Mighty Mouse with my 20" iMac about 4 months ago. Honest to say, its a beautiful thing. Many complain of the scroll ball's failure. Well four months of my, my parent's and my sibling's use, and it still doesn't EVER get stuck, NEVER! I'm the most frequent user of it, and my hands sweat regularly, and profusely, even my scrolling finger, still no scroll ball death... One that's far less thrown around would be the touch sensitive buttons. Yes, its true you cannot click both at once. If you try, it will primary click. But it has never messed up for me. Firstly, it CANNOT click without user input, since the clicking is not touch sensitive, the choice of which button is being clicked is. Secondly, it does not fail, and can't do so, since it works on such a simple technology.

    Too many to mention. It looks stunning, it feels solid, the touch-sensitive buttons are cool, the 360º scroll ball is very useful, it's optical sensor is always dead-on, it glides smoothly across most, if not all surfaces...etc.

    Ok, i have two, this is why I gave it a four, rather than a five. !) The cord length is strange, its too short to reach behind your Mac, and its too long to be convenient with the keyboard. 2) I hold my mouse on a slight angle (most do), and it causes my index finger to sit slightly atop the right click area. If they were to fudge the sensing areas a bit, it would help.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent mouse!

    I have been using various wireless and wired mice for years, but the wired mighty mouse beats them all. Wireless mice depend on batteries to keep operating and previous wired mice I've used have been awkward. The wired mighty mouse fits my hand, the scroll button allows me to scroll not just from top to bottom but from side to side in side a document. Now I just need to get a second one to keep with my older laptop!

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I guess I should add one more

    Yep... Scroll ball quit working after a month. I'm so pleased with my iMac. I just hate that something so simple has quit on me and detract from my impression. It is very attractive, hence the *extra* star I gave it, but it's average to quite poor in functionality. C'mon Apple!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball Broken? The answer!!!!

    I have had trouble for months with the scroll not working right. The answer WD 40!!!! Spray a little on the ball and roll around wipe off the dirt that is loosened and then do it again.....BINGO solid wheel action ...like new! Its great otherwise.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work!

    I have had my mouse for about six months when it came with my imac. i have liked until a few days ago when my scrollerball broke. it cannot scroll up anymore and i seriously don't want to pay fifty bucks for another one which might as well break as my current one. I really like what i can do with it but it's poor quality makes it worthless.

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It looks cool, it could be good, Im joining the club...

    Yes my scroll ball no longer scrolls down. It lasted about 8 months which is an accomplishment by the way over my friends which lasted 4 months or so. So, to Apple, do you read these reviews? Do you think about improving things like this? OR are you going to continue to dish out faulty mouses to happy unsuspecting customers?

    34 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    the mouse was GREAT when i first got it but about 3 months later i was having alot of problems with the scroll ball. It sometimes works when it wants to but some times it just goes up and not down and sometimes down and not up...i suggest not getting this one!!!

    151 of 253 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate the scroll ball!

    Have now had three of these silly things in 18 months (the extended warranty covers them), because the scroll ball continually stops working. Tech support will tell you to 'clean' the mouse by wiping the scroll ball with a damp lint-free cloth and that worked for a while, but each time, the scroll ball eventually stops working. (They will also tell you that they 'hardly ever' have to exchange these things due to malfunction.....and never receive complaints about them). Found out today that Apple has charged me $49.74 to ship a 'covered by service plan' mouse out to me! There is no way I would have paid for another one of these ridiculous things. I would have gone in to the Apple store and exchanged it for something else. Needless to say, there is nothing mighty about Mac at the moment.

    121 of 203 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse: My Opinion

    I purchased the Mighty Mouse today to replace an older Apple optical mouse on a G4 tower. The first thing I noticed is how cheap and light the Mighty Mouse feels compared to the old Apple mouse. If I'm paying $59.00 plus taxes, I want the mouse to feel somewhat substantial.

    Otherwise, the mouse seems to work satisfactorily. The addition of the scroll button is nice.

    77 of 155 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I just got a new notebook making a switch from PC to Mac, so I wanted a new mouse as well. Should have read these reviews first.

    I didn't have a problem with the scroll ball, but instead had a problem with the squeeze buttons. I've only owned this mouse for three days and it's already not working! I had the squeeze designated for Expose, and on the second day it was somehow activating it constantly without squeezing whenever I touched the mouse. Needless to say this made it impossible to use so I disabled the squeeze buttons. And then then a couple hours later I wasn't able to right-click anymore, even though in the settings everything was set up correctly.

    I thought maybe it was just my mouse but after reading these reviews it seems like a lot of people are having problems. Anyway, I'm returning this today and I'm going to stick with my old optical mouse, it's not as pretty but at least it works!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Scrolling problems but otherwise good.

    The Mighty Mouse is, in general, a good mouse. However, like a lot of users I did loose vertical scrolling the other day. Luckily I followed the advice from the reviewer NT on 7th January 2008. This worked and I have regained vertical scrolling. The Mighty Mouse is flawed but as long as you keep it clean it'll be OK!

    29 of 71 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Screwy Ball

    About 4 months ago I purchased an IMac and it came with a wired Mighty Mouse. I started having the scroll down problem within a matter of days. Since I'd only had it for a short time I suspected that I had a connection problem rather than a dirt/grime problem. I found that simply pushing on the wire where it enters the mouse fixed the problem. The problem reoccurs every couple of weeks or so and so far pushing on the wire fixes it. I'm sure I'll end up replacing it before my warranty expires.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Reliability

    Looks cool?

    I have two and the trackball has proven faulty on both. On the first, after two weeks it would not scroll up. On the seconds the same exact issue occurred but after only 2 hours of use.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty "Dissapointment"

    Any person who knows the feeling of falling in love with Apple creations also must agree that when everything works together it is even better. I bought an iMac last year for my wife to use and to work with my Macbook Pro. The Mighty Mouse was an obvious choice to buy to go with the iMac, but has only been mediocre at best.

    While the design is fantastic if you are desiring simplicity, it primarily has to work. Within the first three months of normal use, the scroll ball will no longer scroll down, only up. Not only is that frustrating but it's annoying as well because it makes me not want to purchase another mouse to to replace it.

    My advice, spend $20-30 on a different mouse that will undoubtedly last much much longer than this one will.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, please fix the scroll ball

    I've noticed a common theme about this mouse, and that is the fact the scroll ball quits working. Well, mine did too. Now I can't scroll up, although I can still scroll down. While the mouse is generally functional, I think Apple could do a whole lot better. The iMac is wonderful, but the mouse really is something Apple could do much better on.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Do Something About it

    This mouse is horrible i dont know why everytime I touch this mouse it ativates soething It looks pretty but is to sensitive I need something that will pay attention to my direct orders not do what it want come on the apple get it together do something about this

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Junk

    My mom got this mouse about 6 months ago with her 24" iMac. I hated it from the start. The scroll ball is tiny and rarely works, the pressure pads on the sides are hard to push, the right and left buttons are hard to push independently, it feels cheap, it looks cheap, etc. I can't believe that they want $50 for this mouse. There isn't anything special about it, it isn't even a laser mouse, just an outdated optical one. Plus, in OSX you can't reprogram mouse buttons to do whatever you want them to, such as back and forward in web browsers, you can only make them do the things that apple thinks you should do. I love macs and OSX, but the people at apple need to work on their innovation that they are so famous for.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Build Quality

    I currently own six of these mice (wired and wireless). I love them! They are fantastic!

    What I don't love is the fact that every single one of them have developed hairline cracks around the the bottom edges of the top case. Also, the bezel has a tendency to be brittle and crack. This is somehow hindering the secondary mouse button functionality and therefore hindering my efficiency.

    When I look at the cost of the hardware versus how long it will last, I think I will be looking for non-Apple mice in the near future. This makes me very sad as the Mighty Mouse is a beautiful thing.

    9 of 15 people found this useful