• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball nightmare

    The scroll ball will constantly become clogged with use and no longer perform. My family have gone through 10 mice in the past year. Thats right 10. We have the extended warrantee. Otherwise, it would be $49 each time. Scroll ball needs major redesign.

    32 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Another flaw... no chording

    A problem that isn't mentioned is the inabillity to use two (or more) buttons at the same time, which I find essential for some CAD software. That and the (fixable) ball problem make it a no go area for me. Bring on the 'multi-touch' mouse Apple!

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    it is MIGHTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    10 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The Ailing Mouse

    As all the reviews here say, the wheel stops spinning after only six months. If they would only allow you to open it up and get the grit out of it, it would last a lot longer but then you wouldn't buy a new one, as everyone does, after your guarantee runs out. Other than that it's a great tool, but then PC's have had these for years and they last for years too. Very poor.

    48 of 84 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A great potential - but a failure


    The good: When you first play with the mouse, everything is simply great. The scroll ball feels and operates beautifully. The fact you can spin it 360º is a great irreversible feature. The buttonless innovation is also fantastic, although it is arguably a problem for many developers who sometimes require a simultaneous clicking of both left and right buttons, like animators do in Maya (which you cannot do on this mouse), but that is a nuisance that doesn't take away from the overall experience, especially for the common user. I would have given this experience a 5 out of 5 stars (just because there isn't a 4 and half).

    The bad: There are two main issues with this product, the first is the button sensors go berserk and spray click sounds as you move the mouse or fingers by hair. Sometimes they do not register any clicks and sometimes they snap a click without you pressing. It's obviously bad. I had two Mighty Mouses, and both had that issue although the second was by far better in that respect.

    The worst: The scroll ball ALWAYS gets dirty just too easily. If you use your computer a lot you will get this mouse screwed eventually. If dirt goes in through the cracks, and it will, you can start counting the days to its demise. Once the scroll ball barely operates, the mouse becomes ABSOLUTELY useless. It is actually extremely irritating that I have a 10 year old optical mouse that has the basic three buttons and a scroll WHEEL that work flawlessly to this day, while Apple's pricey product (and I thought for a reason) is defected on every front.

    Don't be too fooled by the 5 stars it gets from other folks here. List it by the lowest and newest score and you'll see the bigger picture. I've been in their boat before. Obviously there's a good reason why this product fails to scratch 3 stars. It shouldn't even get that.

    4742 of 5828 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scrolling Ball stinks!!!!

    Scrooling Ball gets stuck all the time and now it won't work. The first mouse I got I sent back and Apple replace it. Now the second one is broken as well and Apple won't replace it. Don't waste your money on this. The same is probably true for the wireless as well. This is the only weakness At Apple so far.

    40 of 52 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll ball half dead and i still love it

    I have a microsoft mouse before this, I purchased this as soon as it was released. A year or so later the down function of the scroll ball stopped working. Its annoying but I have no purchased a new one figuring I am looking to get a new computer soon and WILL be bettering another with it. The right click is great, comfortable and I am sure by now they have made the scroll ball better. A must for any fan of mac and mac hardware.

    14 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating Buttons

    What Apple doesn't tell you is that you can only click one button at a time.

    The problem this causes for most users is that *any* pressure on one of the other buttons will prevent the others from being clicked - frustrating if you're used to resting your fingers across the top of the mouse while you use it.

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nearly flawless

    The Mighty Mouse has gotten some words said about it, both either very positive or very negative, and I see extremely little negative. I have had this same mouse for a year and a half and aside from having to clean the scroll bar a few times, it has worked FLAWLESSLY. The 360 degree scroll is perfect, the sensitivity is amazing, and the fact that whether you are right or left handed, it feels the same, is a prime example of planning ahead. Major criticisms have been that it is uncomfortable and the scroll bar dies. To those I say that I honestly don't see the problem in adjusting, and I figured that since Apple designed OS X and the Mighty Mouse that they would flow together (which they due with incredible precision).

    9 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good product

    After a few months the scroll ball is useless. I am a die hard mac user and the design of this mouse is great, but it does not work well for very long. I will not buy another.

    15 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nicely designed but badly engineered

    The design is sleek and beautiful. The 2-D scroll ball works fantastic. I really loved it. But after several months, suddenly the scroll stop working: it's like something is clogging around the ball. I tried to clean it out, but found no way to detouch the ball or open the cover. Blowing air into the gap didn't work at all. Now my scroll ball is working downward only. Worse than a usual 1-D wheel.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing compared to the competition

    I'm usually a fan of most things Apple, but I'm afraid I don't get on with the Mighty Mouse. Firstly, it looks like a bar of soap. I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder but the shape and size also makes it uncomfortable for those of us with big hands. Secondly, the scroll ball wears out very quickly - on mine I can no longer scroll down web pages etc. Thirdly, the right/left button action is imprecise compared to a true 2 button mouse. Fourthly, the side buttons are awkward to use to bring up Dashboard. And lastly, it is very overpriced for what is just a wired optical mouse.

    I will be interested to see what the Mk2 version looks like!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, good programming, but scroll ball lacking

    I love how the Mighty Mouse's sleek design fits in with the rest of Apple's hardware. It especially looks great next to the new keyboard. However, as with lots of other users, I have had significant problems with the scroll wheel. I have gone through two Mighty Mouse's so far, and each time, the reason for getting another one is the scroll wheel not scrolling in one or multiple directions. Cleaning it sometimes works, but most of the time doesn't.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Spend the extra $20 and go wireless

    When i bought my mac book pro, i figured just get the wired mouse. It's cheaper. But the fact of the matter, is that if it were wireless it would work a lot better. The mouse works great, as is, the only two gripes i have, are that the wire gets in the way, and the scroll ball is a little touchy, but other than that, THIS IS A GREAT MOUSE, BUT SPEND THE EXTRA $ AND GO WIRELESS!!!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    i love apple, but...

    im a HUGE apple fan, and we got a new imac with wired mighty mouse. well, at first i thought it was really cool, a few days after using it, i couldnt go 'up' on the scroll ball. i did the zoom thing on my computer screen a while later, THEN i realized my scroll bar didnt work, so i had to go out to buy a new mouse because my computer was magnified to frustration!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but bad

    Overall this is a great mouse and would recommend it to mac and pc users. However!!! A big however, like almost everyone else here (at least from what I've read) the scroll button seems to be a disaster. Mine got to the point where I had no down scroll and intermittent right scrolling. Surfed the web to find out that it's a super common problem, and that you can take apart the mouse to get to the scroll wheel. Once I got the mouse apart, I was astonished to see how the scroll button works. It's pretty rediculous, you think that the ball is tiny... the components are even worse ---| (I think that's a replica of how small the scroll controls are.) After I degunked it, it all works fine. However, now i have a mouse with no seal - unless i superglue it, which i won't do because it'll most likely have to be cleaned out again. I think that apple needs to re-think the scroller since it's a staple of today's computing.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great...but I have a problem...

    I love the mouse, and not just because it's an Apple product. My only problem is that I can't scroll down. What's going on?!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Its Okay

    I like this mouse alot. I love the expose buttons on the side they are REALLY handy, but as some other people mentioned my scroll bar is shot, it worked for about 3 months, so I stopped using it for awhile and now it can only scroll down SLOWLY. I have no problems with the right click button as some people have mentioned.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's ok

    I love the design of the mouse, however, for first time mac users, it might be difficult to know that it actually has 2 buttons. Anyways... As I've read, a LOT of people (including myself!) have had problems with the scroll wheel. Mine broke. I got used to page down after a while. Then, I had another problem. I had to click 5 - 10 times, for the computer to register 1 click! I phoned up Apple about this, they made sure it wasn't my Mac problem, it wasn't, and then since I purchased AppleCare, I got a free replacement. However, if the replacement wasn't free, I wouldn't have bought another Mighty Mouse, until the next edition comes out.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Close...but not perfect

    Like the others have mentioned, the scroll ball is definitely the weak spot on this otherwise really nice mouse. However, I keep my keyboard, desk, and hands clean, and this really minimizes any problems. Once every couple of months, the scroll ball malfunctions and won't go in a certain direction. I find that turning the mouse over and scrubbing the scroll ball on my pant leg for a few seconds usually knocks the ball out of whatever position it's stuck in. A small vexation really, and not any cause for me to cry out "Redesign it and reimburse us!!"

    5 of 6 people found this useful