• 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I love this mouse. I wanted the wireless mouse but it was a gift and works amazingly. The only problem I have had was when i used it in my bed were there are like bumps and won't work there but otherwise it has worked for everything.

    12 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Yet another scroll ball goes out

    Like a lot of other reviewers here, my scroll ball stopped working--mine was six months old. Get a new one while your warranty lasts, but don't buy a Mighty Mouse if you want to use the scroll ball.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love my Mighty Mouse

    It's been 6 months since I purchased my Imac which came with a wired mighty mouse and I haven't had any problems with it since. The only issue was at the beginning when I had to get used to using a mouse after having used a lap-top touch pad, but other than that it's all been smoothe. Also I spilt coffee all over my desk a few days ago and unfortunately had my mighty mouse involved as well, and after a good wipe it still works good as new!!

    36 of 68 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Never Stopped Working

    Yeah, its a great mouse. 2 years and still no problems. the scroll ball works great, the side buttons are great, i think the only reason that the scroll ball would stop working is if the person using it has really dirty hands and the dirt would get stuck in the ball. you disgusting people, wash your hands once in a while!

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't understand why

    The company that virtually created the mouse, that introduced it to the world, makes a terrible mouse. That covers the hardware, the software is even worse. It kills me that sitting next to a fantastic new aluminum keyboard, in front of my beautiful new aluminum 24" iMac will sit a non-apple mouse.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form over Function

    I've been using this mouse for about two months.


    • Looks very nice
    • Fits well in the hand
    • Glides smoothly


    • As might be inferred by common sense while looking at the design: the action of the primary and secondary buttons are not, in practice, well enough differentiated. I was told I "would get used to it" but I have not and have lost patience. As much as I favor one button, I often still get the response of the other.
    • The side (flank) buttons are so difficult to engage they might as well not even be there and thus I have disabled them.


    This is clearly an example where apple has favored form over function. The only functional improvement from the old 1-button mouse is the scroll-button, and judging from the other reviews on this page, I am fully expecting to have trouble with that soon as well. A 3rd-party solution is being researched. C'mon Apple--save the flash for the iPhone and that other stuff and give me a mouse that really works. I actually have to use this thing!!

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Track Ball Failure

    I have been using the wired Mighty Mouse for nearly two years. I am generally pleased with the function of the mouse with the exception of the trackball. Within months of purchasing the mouse the trackball began to stick and is now inoperable. Additionally, white is a terrible color for a mouse as it indiscriminately shows every discoloration.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I loved this mouse from day 1, but exactly as many people on internet warn, the scroll ball stopped working today - I can't scroll down any more. Going to the shop tomorrow to do a warranty claim ... I don't think they'll give me a refund, but if they do, I'm buying something else. Why did you make this mouse so unreliable, Apple? Didn't you get enough feedback from users to fix this ??? It doesn't suit a company like you, to sell such a cr... product!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be Great

    I have both the wireless and the wired. The problem with the wired is that on OS X 10.5.1 the cursor randomly jumps to a corner or some other mysterious place and moving the mouse doesn't make it appear right away so you have to keep moving the mouse around until you can find the cursor. On the wired mouse and the wireless mouse the scroll ball will quit working in one direction or the other or both and on the wireless mouse the right button will mysteriously stop working.

    I think I have found a fix for the scroll ball and that is to spray Isopropyl alcohol on the ball and take a paper towel and work it until it is clean of oils and dirt that must get in it. Mine started working after that. I would give these units a 5 star rating if Apple would address these issues and create a better mouse.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire too short for me but otherwise nice accessory

    I have only had the wired mouse a few days. Since this is such a short timeframe do not consider this a full review. Consider it a "first impression" review.

    I purchased the Mighty Mouse for my MacBook since I do not like to use the pad in laptops for long periods of time as my hands get cramped up and even the most simple gaming is just plain painful with the pad.

    It is a shame that the USB ports are all on the left side of the MacBook which makes the cord (the length of about two MacBooks side by side) is too short and doesn't quite make it comfortably to the right side of the laptop for normal use by a right hander. Forget using it on the sofa or something, it just isn't long enough.

    Luckily I had an extension for some other peripheral from the distant past which I could use as an extender. Without the extension, the cord is always getting in the way of normal typing activities and was rather annoying.

    I take away one star for the length of the cord. The rest I like so far and was pleasantly surprised by the "right" click which you will notice if dual-booting in WinXP via BootCamp.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    I am on my second one of these and for the price I should still be on the first. The scrolling feature is great for a while, and then it is very touchy. Some days the scroll would work, other days it would not, some days it would only work in one direction. All in all I am not pleased with the endurance of the mouse... I love the mouse when it is working properly.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball is problematic

    If you read a few reviews here, you will see a recurrent problem. It is not easy to clean the scroll ball (which will gum up with skin oil and accumulating dirt). There should be a way to get access to the ball and the cavity in which it sits, but there isn't. There are many fixes, such as using a q-tip and alcohol, but there is a fundamental design flaw here. And there is a simple fix -- just think of previous mice you have owned and were able to open up to clean out. Yes, it does look wonderful, but it is frustrating to use. Apple, please fix this -- you can do much better than this.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Bar not working.

    My scroll bar was not scrolling up and I took the advice written on 8th January, to use a blank piece of paper and it worked! Thank you.

    36 of 65 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Miserable little scroll ball!

    Loved this mouse when I 1st got it....but now I miss my old scroll wheel. This ball stops scrolling altogether - then it starts working again - then it only scrolls up - and I see no way to open & clean it. So now I'm shopping for a replacement but they're not cheap. Any suggestions?

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good, but...

    I've owned my iMac now for just under 3 weeks, and I've REALLY tried to like the mouse that came with it, but...

    The right mouse button is incredibly unreliable. I could live with this, annoying as it was (I'm a reformed Windows user, and I'm VERY used to right-clicking to get things done), but what I couldn't live with is when the mouse ball stopped scrolling up (it'd still scroll down). So, I've had to steal the Logitech cordless from my old DELL, and the PC users are just gonna have to put up with a mouse that doesn't work properly.

    Very disappointing (in fact, the ONLY negative experience I've had with the iMac so far!).

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Might Moose

    The design is nice but the mechanical scroll ball system is problematic after a short time of use. Cleaning the scroll ball is only a short term fix. They should design it with an internal laser to sense movement of the scroll ball which would eliminate the mechanical problems that occur with use.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    unbelievable mouse

    I got this with my 17" intel iMac, and I've gotta say, what an improvement from our old logitec PC mouse! I love the ball instead of wheel, the side buttons are awesome for people like me who are constantly going back and forth between windows, and it has a very comfortable feel.
    my only problem is that every once in a while, some dirt or dust gets in the little space where the ball is and it can't scroll one way or another. the solution to this is some forceful scrolling or simply blowing into the space to get the dust out.
    all in all, a great buy for the money!

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressed

    I like the styling of this product, but I think Apple should go back to the drawing board (or CAD package!) for this one.

    I've had it for about 3 weeks now, and am just about to throw it away and buy something else. I find it uncomfortable to use, but by far its most annoying feature is the Right 'button'.

    I frequently need to run Windows applications from my Mac, which need both buttons. Unfortunately, most of the time when I try to Right click, the mouse performs a Left click, which causes the application to do something totally inappropriate.

    So far I have been lucky with the scroll wheel, which I quite like. Otherwise I would have only given 1 star.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor functionality

    Pro: Looks pretty - my five year old daughter said it looks "neat".

    - Second button unresponsive, requires lifting fingers to function reliably.
    - Third buttons (on each side) are awkward to use, and generally impeded my productivity.
    - Scroll ball has no configurable option to select sensitivity. The default setting scrolls too slowly for my needs.

    This mouse was a "throw in" with my Mac Pro, otherwise I'd be sending it back for a refund.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow, thats pretty bad

    Just bought a brand new 8 core Mac Pro. What a shame to deliver such a bad mouse and keyboard with this expensive computer.

    4 of 5 people found this useful