• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbing Alcohol Really works!

    All the posts about this mouse is about how the scroll bar doesn't work after a while. I saw a review about using Rubbing Alcohol and a Q-tip to fix it. It Works! Just take a Qtip, dip it in rubbing alcohol and then scroll around on the mouse with it. After all the gunk in out the scroll will work again! thanks so much for the tip!

    198 of 247 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball Broken

    I see I'm not the first to have this problem... All of a sudden, the scroll ball has stopped scrolling down. A frustrating (common, by the sounds of it) problem that I hope Apple are looking into. (Odd that it stills scrolls up and left and right - some sort of design fault?)

    In all fairness, I've had over a year's worth of use in a work environment from what is otherwise an excellent mouse; however, I wouldn't say that it's been over used or mistreated in any way. The cost of a replacement is steep. If these are irrepairable, and therefore throw-away items, perhaps the price tag needs to reflect this at the very least.


    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't scroll down!!

    Just like so many before have commented, the stupid tracking ball doesn't want to scroll down. I replaced my first mouse after only 5 months, and then my second mouse stop scrolling down after only 3 months. I give up. Come on Apple - fix this!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    good, but not tough enough

    Our OEM mouse worked well, but wore out too quickly in our opinion. Not quickly enough to be covered under warranty, but not slow enough to be worth replacing.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 and Out

    Well, the 3rd time is not a charm. I refuse to call Apple Support to go through meaningless options (restarts, trying to scroll, purchasing a lint free cloth for $5, etc.) to try and get the track ball to work. As always it doesn't scroll down just like the last 2 so I went to Best Buy and bought a Logitech Wireless VX Revolution for $25 after rebate. It was well worth the purchase and to avoid the hassle of having Apple go through other things where they know good and well the mouse is defective.

    And for the people that rate it 5 stars? They must be smoking something. The person that says it doesn't work because they don't use it properly, and must not keep care of things? Well I don't live in a pig sty, I'm a clean person and the bottom line is I refuse to wear surgical gloves to run a mouse. My Microsoft mouse at work has been used and abused for 3 years and still works great. The not so Mighty Mouse wouldn't have lasted a month in a work environment. One thing positive? Apple lets users rate their products whereas other companies may not thus hiding negative comments. The next step is for Apple to do something about it.

    140 of 199 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Broken Mouse

    Just as everyone else after about a year my mighty mouse scroll ball stopped scrolling. Other then that it is a good, but apple needs to fix this.

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, poor reliability

    Functionally, this mouse is an excellent idea (the right/left sense is cool, the side "squeeze" button I use for expose, top click I use for dashboard, and the scroll up/down/left/right is great).

    However, two problems: it is too easy to improperly right click.....often it senses a left click or top click....but maybe that's me.

    Inexcusable: After a few months or so, the scroll wheel doesn't work. What is most disappointing is it is a known issue, for many months and Apple has not corrected or changed the mouse. For $15 I can see it, but $50? and more for the wireless version. Boo! Don't buy one!

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a tool to be used properly...

    It is not only pleasing to the eyes but has all of the functions a person would need. The buttons are well placed- the squeeze, the scroll ball, and the left/right/center click are great. Like any tool, it takes a little bit of practice & finesse to use it properly.

    And remember, it's a "wired" mouse, so the wire may get in the way at times. That's normal.

    7 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse so far

    This mouse came with a Mac Pro, but I do not use it with it. I use my trusty old Kensington Optical Elite. I do use the mighty mouse on my G3 however. It is my nostalgic classic setup, running Mac OS 9.2.1, so the scroll wheel doesn't work anyway, so I cannot comment on that. It is an optical mouse...nothing more or less. It works great on my system, comfortable, reliable.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball flaws

    The mouse is definitely an improvement from the older apple mouse. It works great for about a year, then the scroll ball stops working. Mine scrolled up, but it wouldnt scroll down. Heres the trick, instead of going out and buying a new mouse, just dip a qtip in rubbing alcohol and let it drip into the scroll ball hole, then use the qtip to turn the ball around over and over again. Viola, its fixed.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This mouse breaks easy. Mine broke in 10 month and doesn't response when I click it any more the warranty was only 90 days. So $55 go byebye now. My first one broken in 3 month that was one botton mouse, it didn't even know on my desktop when I plug in. Won't ever buy a apple mouse again period.

    13 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad

    I've had my mouse for about 2 years. The scroll ball stopped working after about a year, but it just needed to be cleaned. I cleaned mine with a diaper wipe, rolling the ball around a lot. It works fine now. I read on Apple support that other people used rubbing alcohol, or handi-wipes, etc, to do the same thing. So it's no big deal.

    I like the mouse a lot. However, it does a very bad job on my shiny white desk. My 6 year old Logitech laser mouse works pretty well on the same desk. So that is my only disappointment.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    So along comes Mighty Mouse and completely evolutionizes my work flow. I can't tell you what an improvement this thing makes. I know you can get a stupid ugly looking windows mouse with a scroll wheel for ages but frankly I can't lower my standards. So apple has kicked it big time with this. It's amazing. Having read all of the reviews here I've been anticipating the worst with the wheel, but with bearing all of what I've read in mind, I've once a week used an alcohol wipe to give it a quick clean. 3 months down he track and it's running just as smooth as ever. Of corse it would be nice if I didn't have to clean it, but what are the options? Mighty Mouse or some ugly uninspiring heap of junk design that leaves me feeling sad.. :)

    So I've given it 4 stars for the cleaning issue (which may not be a problem at al) AND one other reason...I LOVE the addition of the side squeeze buttons, I have it set to desktop (squeeze buttons and it moves all windows away to reveal the desktop - GENIOUS ! ) but when I'm retouching photos (which is alot of the time) I have to turn it off. The buttons are placed right where my hands hold the mouse and I constantly activate it and end up wanting to throw my Macbook Pro across room.

    Normal use how ever it's fine and you can deactvate the function so that nothing happens. BUT...it's SUCH a good feature that I want it and I think it would be better having the buttons some where else. No I can't move my hands, it's where they sit best.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An awful product

    This is the worst computer hardware I have ever owned.

    The cord is too short, the right-click button is difficult to use consistently, and the two side buttons really don't work unless you squeeze the mouse with all your might. Further, the scroll button broke after two months (just like everyone says).

    This product is awful, and MAC knows it.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    like my wife it looks good on the outside but all screwed up on the inside.

    my roller is starting to fade, won't scroll up more and more often now. now i am starting to lose connection with the computer. this is a pain as i have to restart to get connection... this seems to happen if i am less than very gentile with my mouse movements.
    Apple should put a a big yellow sign on the box saying "warning, you may be very disappointed with this product"

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Sleeper

    I hated this mouse the first time i used it six months ago so much that I shoved it in a drawer..I needed another mouse though so I pulled it out recently after using a scroll wheel mouse and realized that I've been missing out without it. This mouse is great especially the scroll ball which allows for sideways scrolling as well.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad from the get go...

    It sure is pretty, but after that it's nearly useless. First, the cord is so short that when you plug it into the USB port on the LEFT side of the new MacBook, it only barely reaches around to the RIGHT side where I use it.

    Next, no surface seems to be the right surface to get it to track well. I tried my granite counter tops, my wood desk top, I dug out an old mouse-pad. It doesn't track for anything.

    Also, left/right click? Nope. Left works fine, but right? I can't find it, if it's there at all...

    The scroll button seems like a great idea, but I won't be keeping this thing for long enough to experience the problem other reviewers have had with it getting dirty and failing.

    So... pretty, but useless.

    I'm getting a Kansington for twenty dollars less and hoping for the best...

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's as bad as everyone says

    Hey Mac! There's a reason this has a 2.5 star rating. The problems are numerous - the cord is too short, the right-click button is too hard to find/use on a consistent basis, and the scroll wheel stops after two months.

    This is the first and last MAC purchase I will ever make.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse! Great for photoshop work, and other design programs

    I am a student at Otis college of art and design, and pretty much ALL of the macs here at Otis use either a wired mighty mouse or a wireless one. the only computers that dont use them are the pc computers, and the library macs.
    Im not sure why people are complaining so much about the performance of the scroll balls, considering, at the school, each lab is used multiple times a day, and the mice get extensive use every day, i have never run into any problems while using these computers, i was so pleased that i went out and bought both the bluetooth keyboard and mouse for my macbook at home.
    Overall a great functional apple product

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll wheel broken after a few weeks!

    Amazing mouse - Awful scroll wheel - it gets easily clogged up and just stops working all together, not happy as I have had to keep on buying new mouses! I wonder if apple just replace it for me ;) :D

    4 of 11 people found this useful