• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I see the light

    I came here to buy a new mouse to replace one with an inoperable scroll bar. I had neglected replacement to the point where my warranty is worthless but it ultimately lasted about 6 months. It was great to see that I'm not alone in this problem and will now look for other replacement options until apple gets its act together. I am apple brand loyal, love their products since my first mac in 1991 so I will forgive this one though.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems whatsoever

    I've been using this mouse for over a year and have had no problems. I love the expose features and the ability to scroll 360º. The multiple buttons increase productivity and make accessing frequently used features simpler. Mouse is comfortable and looks very elegant on my desktop. I'm very happy with this product and would say that it was worth the $50.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Mouse

    A fantastic easy-to-use mouse, but like most people have said, the scroll ball loses its vertical scroll after a while. That would be fine, apart from the fact that I had to break it to fix it. Other than that, it works great. Buy it, but be prepared to buy another one if it comes to it. I am.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Its that mouseball again !

    I've been using my Mighty Mouse for a year and loved it : until the scrolling function ceased working effeciently. I thought it must be "Just Me" so I checked up on how to clean the mouse by watching the video on Apple's site. I followed the instructions, but here's the rub ( sorry, bad pun ! ) : no matter how many wipes you give your mouse ball with the lint-free cloth, there will always be particles of dirt which you cannot reach and remove, therefore the scroll function will never return to 'as new' optimum effeciency. It is an awful design flaw on a beautiful object which is initially a pleasure to use. All that was required was the ability to open the top of the casing, remove the scrolling ball and clean it and its interior - just like my old integral mouse on my cheapie old lap-top. Sorry : I love you Apple, I just wish you'd made this mouse genuinely cleanable !

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I normally don't take time to write online reviews, but this product is so poor that I felt that I absolutely needed to.

    Not only does this mouse violate "form vs. function" the very function that It's supposed to be so "mighty" at is totally asinine - how am I supposed to use this with pro apps if it can't handle general use? What a waste of money.

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT!!!!!!

    I use this product with all of my Apple Computers (PowerMac G5, PowerMac G4, PowerBook 1.67Ghz 17", Intel iMac Core 2 Duo) & All my Windows Boxes (Dell Dimension 8400, XP Custom Built, & a Vista homebuilt) it works fantastic. I recommend this to ANYONE who wants a reliable mouse for any Mac or PC. Also, with my PowerMac G5 I use the Wireless one which is awesome as well. Again, this is for ANYONE who wants a reliable mouse for any Mac or PC.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Adicted to scroll ball

    I have four of these mice - two at home and two at work - and only one has had problems. One has a scroll ball that no longer works perfectly, and that is the one the kids use the most. The other three work perfectly, two after 6 months and the other after more than a year. I have had more expensive mice go bad, and am used to getting 15-18 months out of a mouse due to heavy use.
    What I like about this most is the scroll ball. Wow! Getting around a Photoshop or Quark document is a dream, and it works nearly as well in a spreadsheet. When I have to use a linear scroll wheel I feel crippled.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    finally, its just junk

    when this mouse works, it quite good. I have had two, (wired and Bluetooth), and both have been plagued by trackballs that stop scrolling. The video on Apple Support helps a bit, but cleaning this mouse to keep it going is just a huge waste of time- and now, it will not scroll at all. Not to mention that its overpriced.....there is no guarantee, and no service. Straight to the garbage can!

    As far as I am concerned, this product is a real insult to Apple customers.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very limited lifespan

    My first Mighty Mouse lasted about a month before the scroll-ball lost its downward scroll function. I was at least half an hour on the phone to Apple before they agreed to accept the return of the mouse for their investigation, and had I to agree in advance to pay for the replacement if they didn't agree that mine was faulty. The replacement mouse they sent has lasted 5 months before developing the same fault. I do not feel inclined to go through all the hassle again to try for another replacement. It seems that, on average, you can expect to get 3 months use out of a Mighty Mouse, and that makes it Mighty Expensive. I won't be buying another Apple mouse. Apple must be aware of this much-reported problem with the Mighty Mouse scroll-ball, but they just go on selling them without doing anything to rectify what is clearly a design fault.

    115 of 194 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wears out

    This little mouse wears out. After a short time it will no longer scroll down, only up.
    Very frustrating to have to keep buying these things.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I'm convinced the only users who could enjoy this mouse are ones who have never used the zillions of apple compatible multi-button scroll mice that have been around for 5-10 years. Another apple triumph of form over function. If you want a truly usable multi-button scroll mouse keep looking. If you'd rather suffer with mediocrity in order to feel cool or hip then go ahead and use it.
    As an Administrator over dozens of macs, I can tell you that none of our users have liked this mouse and as a result i have a pile of them in the spare parts drawer. I don't know why i keep them around. :-)

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My iMac has got to be the BEST compute I've ever owned but this mouse is horrible. When I move up it goes down to the dock even at the lightest touch. Worst yet when I move down it goes up/sideways. I try unplugging and restarting my Mac but stil doesn't fix it.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    When i first got the mouse with my Mac Mini, I loved it. I use the side buttons to open dashboard and check my email. But after a few months of use, the scroll ball turned an ugly brown color and slowed down, then stopped working altogether. I have replaced it two times under warranty, and all of them have broken. Now it is too late to replace it free, and I don't want to use one of my conventional mice from an older pc because I like the functionality of the side buttons. Hopefully Apple will fix its problems with the mouse and allow access to the scroll ball so it can be cleaned.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Impotent Mouse & Keyboard

    To say I am disappointed with the quality of the Apple Mighty Mouse and Keyboard after only about a year is an understatement. The keys on the keyboard have stuck or failed to depress since I got the computer and I finally replaced it with an i-Rocks keyboard. Now the mouse trackball has failed permanently after numerous cleanings including alcohol, compressed air and disassembly to clean the rollers. It seems the third time I had to open the mouse and clean the rollers was a permanent failure.

    Come on Apple, fess up to your mistakes and do something about it.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    scrollball maintenance needs some rethinking

    The concept behind this mouse is great. Unfortunately, Apple forgot to take into account what happens to mice during real world use, such as accumulation of that gray goo from sweat and dirt on one's mouse hand. I'd love to buy a wireless version of this because I really like the sidescroll, but not until there's a way to clean the scrollball. Yes, I've read in the support forum that you can dislodge debris by vigorously rubbing the ball back and forth and/or using a drop of clean water, which sort of does work for short periods of time ... but seriously, I'd rather be able to take it apart and do a *real* cleaning.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll button not a up scroll button

    After a year or so of scroll button problems that could be fixed with a hard spin, the button is now dead. I like the design, but I like a functioning scroll button too.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll wheel problems

    I like Apple products but I'm very unhappy with the scroll wheel problem on the so-called "Mighty" Mouse. I found that within a few months of getting my new iMac I lost use of vertical scrolling on the mouse and had it replaced. A couple of months further on and the same problem has occurred with the replacement. The 360 degree scrolling capability is a nice idea, but it has been poorly implemented.

    475 of 710 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why did the manufacturer not supply us with a way into the mouse

    I got my iMac last year and was very pleased with the Mighty Mouse at first. Then the inevitable happened with the scroll ball. Apple should note that reliablity of their products is equally important as great looks. I am sure who ever designed this little rascal would have thought to incorporate some way of getting into it for cleaning, but then whose to know if they initially did and it was quashed.......!!!!! There is no way I would pay out $49 for a new Mighty Mouse, knowing that within a year the scroll ball would be useless. I have learned to use the keyboard for scrolling around websites and other than the scroll ball it works fine. I will keep this mouse until a more reliable one comes from Apple.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't Hold Up

    I like the design with it's few seams and innovative scroll ball. I liked it's function, while it did so, well.

    However, i've only been using it a few months and it's operability has degraded quickly. Relatively early on i noticed delays when trying to bring up contextual menus with the right button, or failure to do so altogether. Sometimes i have to right-click more than once, or hold it down. Sometimes a right-click registers as a left-click unless i make sure to press far to the right from center.

    Second to go was the ball. I've always liked having the 360° scroll capability, but the small tactile clicks of the ball have become irregular when attempting to scroll down, the most used direction. Any times when the click doesn't feel right, scrolling is erratic.

    Time for a new mouse and i won't be getting another Mighty Mouse, corded or wireless. 4 stars when it's working, but 2 overall because it lasted such a short time.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball!!!

    I really would like to buy another Mighty Mouse, but until the scroll ball problem gets fixed, I'm not going to shell out $50 for a 4-month product. Like so many others, my Mouse worked mightily for about 4 months then stopped scrolling up and down. It has been so long since its worked correctly that I have forgotten how convenient it must have been when it was fully operational.

    Only if there was some way to keep all dust, debris, and oil out of the little ball area! Unfortunately, in the real world, dust, small debris, and sometimes oily fingers are a part of life. A redesign needs to consider this - and until it happens, I'll still be using my part-functional Mighty Mouse.

    6 of 9 people found this useful