• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, very easy to use

    Great mouse.. I love the way that you can program the buttons in OS X 10.4

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great...But Cord is WAY Too Short!

    Just brought a new iMac and while the system is top notch, the cord on the mouse is too short (as is the cord for the keyboard). Constantly having to pick up the mouse and work within the parameters of the short cord. On the other hand, the iMac is the best home computer I've ever owned as I am a recent convert from Windows based systems to this system and additionally I also purchased a new MacBook Pro. Don't let a short cord cause to you skip a purchase however...this is a great product!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Again with the track-ball

    A MAJOR design flaw is the way the right/left click is done. To right click, you have to take your finger off the left side of the mouse! Absolutely ridiculous! Hey Apple. Instead of being all "high-tech" with the touch sensitivity on the shell, why didn't you put those detectors inside and build the mouse with a /slight/ rocking action? That way we won't have to go out of our way to right click.

    Also, like many have posted already, my favourite feature is also an Achilles heal; the track-ball. It get gummed up really quick (read: a couple months) then no more track-ball.

    It's a nice mouse. But, until the above flaws are fixed, I won't be buying another.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball is Achilles Heel

    This mouse does all that it's supposed to do, but after about six months, the scroll ball stops scrolling downwards. Many other users have found the same problem, according to the Apple Discussion forums, and different kinds of cleaning offer only a temporary solution. Pity. In every other respect it's a winner.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this

    After singing the praises of Apple products for years I find myself confronted by the problem that arises when hype gets the better of reason. This mouse is a total failure. The persistent scroll ball jamming is a nightmare, always happening at the worst times in the middle of important projects. This is a total recall case really. Tiny, sensitive scroll balls just don't work, give me an old IBM brick of a mouse over this any day! Try scrolling through Aperture library with an ineffective scroll button - dreadful!

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse but has issues

    overall the mighty mouse looks like it should be flawless.
    it scrolls good the 2 sides buttons are good too.
    but the wheel has allot of problems most of the time it doesn't want to scroll up or down.
    i'm on my second mighty mouse since I bought my imac
    apple didn't wastle no time in getting me a new one though.
    however my second one is already acting up I think it's a design flaw.
    this is the only thing I have had from apple that wasn't great.
    keep trying apple.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll wheel woes

    Although this is a comfortable mouse to use, I endorse all previous comments regarding the scroll wheel. Where normally I would give it three or even four stars, I'm giving it the minimum in order to bring down the overall average. Apple should have addressed this design fault or withdrawn the product.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball Issues

    If I were to redesign this mouse...
    I would put an optical tracker on the top as well as the bottom - and thus the mouse would lose it's ball (remember mice with balls?) and all these moving parts issue would go away!
    I had a little trouble right clicking in games with it though - tended to left click a bit (but that could just be that the game is broken!)

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only clean hands may apply

    Just make sure you clean your hands thoroughly before using the mighty mouse as the track ball picks up every bit of dirt. It is possible to clean a couple of times, but it will eventually clog up and be of no use at all. Who wants to use the keyboard to look up and down pages!! Please ignore the glowing reviews about this mouse, because they are either brand new or the user is wearing white gloves. Yes it looks great and when new works very well, but it will NOT last, save yourself time and money and get one of the other mouse offered by Apple store ie Logitec....I wonder why.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball is Poorly Designed

    The mouse works great but the scroll wheel cannot be clean. Poor design with a great form. To Apple: There must be THOUSANDS of customers in this same position- just look at the reviews. You should reimburse those of use who got the "mighty mouse" with a new one. After the thousands I spent in my iMAC you think you guys could design a mouse that worked for a little longer than a year. Your customers expect MUCH more.

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Scrolling problems?

    I have read about this scrolling problem with this mouse because this same problem happened to me too.
    I noticed that someone gave us an important advice to clean that little scrolling device.
    I cleaned it and now my mouse works like a dream.
    Beautiful device, I must say. It's like every other device that Apple does, works beautifully and it's an enjoy to handle.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    wire is too short

    the wire is too short but everything elese is good.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    !!!!Mighty mouse Rocks!!!!

    i heard on other reviews that the mighity mouse scroll dont works but its a simple problem. You only have to put your might mouse upsidedown and scroll it for about 30 seconds !and ready!. it dont scroll because it get dust in there. and you only have to clean it scrolling upsidedowm 30 second.

    35 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't scroll down

    It was great at first, but...I have the same problem about scrolling--after only a few months, the scroll ball will only scroll UP, but not DOWN! And the movement of the mouse is slow and scratchy on any surface. Disappointing.

    27 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    carpal tunnel = scroll ball; solutions for Apple Industrial Design

    I've been consistantly using the Mighty Mouse for 11 straight months. It's a great product with a serious drawback. My fave (and worse) feature is the scroll ball--there are few products on the market that can match it's ease of use.

    On the flip side, the scroll ball is hurting my finger and will likely hurt your's with time. Experience tells me it's the onset of carpal tunnel or repetitive stress injury.

    So instead of complaining, I will outline simple solutions that Apple ID can implement:
    -the scroll ball has to move at least 1 cm closer to the top of the mouse: currently your finger needs to flex from 40 to 80 degrees to use it. Over time, this will stress the tendons and muscles in your finger. Moving it forward will keep the finger in a more flat and natural posture.
    -the scroll ball needs to be larger: at least 50 to 100 percent. The small size puts more strain on your finger in order to control the scroll ball. A bigger ball + forward position will mean less effort for input of motion.

    Apple ID, pls take my suggestions to heart to improve your product.

    Thank you.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    How the mighty fall...

    At first it was an excellent tool to my new Mac, but after six months the scroll option played up. This left me only going on up page, and then of course, what goes up must come down! Down that is to find the whole thing is totally ******, not impressed after less than 10 months. Come on Apple, at least I could open to clean your old round one, which thank goodness I have not thrown out. Advice, look for something else.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lovely mouse - awful scroll wheel

    I have had my might mouse only a few months and the scroll wheel is the worst I have ever used.

    The wheel mechanism easily gets dirt in it, then scrolling becomes difficult if not impossible. Cleaning it using the 'push-down-hard-and-move-the-mouse-wheel-around' method works for at most a day or two.

    If the mouse wheel was not so awful I would rate this mouse 5 stars. Hard to believe that product testing did not reveal this drawback.

    36 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not quite there

    I was actually surprised that the mouse was comfortable to use. I suffer from RSI, yet using this mouse does not trigger the pains other mice do. Typically I have to use the vertical styled mouse. The buttons were responsive and requiring little pressure possible helped protect me from pain. The side buttons took some getting use to, mainly because they were so unobtrusive, I kept forgetting that they were there.

    Unfortunately, mine broke today when I dropped it (thanks to my wee boy). Doesn't seem to be very robust, and I lost the vertical scrolling ability a couple of month after purchase. I understand that with a mechanism like the scroll ball would be susceptible to dust and grease, but was disappointed in how long it lasted.

    I love the design but feel more needs to be worked on before it can truly be called mighty.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    apple mouse scrolling disfunction

    I have an apple mouse, and it to has stopped scrolling from time to time. A little cleaning will restore proper operation. I took the mouse into our Apple store, and they advised me to clean the ball with rubbing alcohol on a lint free cloth, hold it upside down while doing this, and manipulate the ball in all directions. Also, use canned air to blow dust out. Although I have to do this monthly, it works every time.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrific Minimalist & Functional Design...

    It may not be everyones opinion, but personally I find the minimalist design, ergonomics and functions first rate. The reliability has also been excellent.

    The scroll ball is obviously a tight tolerance design and likely sensitive to any foreign matter that may enter around it's periphery so I always make sure my hands are clean before sitting down at the computer. This also keeps my keyboard clean.

    Just a casual look at the "mice" available from other companies ( which to me often tend to look like running shoes), the Apple Mouse (and virtually all other Apple products) are clearly in a class by themselves. It's obvious Mr Jobs is more than an engineer and businessman. Firstly, he's an Industrial Designer.

    7 of 12 people found this useful