• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball FTL

    This is the 3rd Mighty Mouse I've used which ultimately leads to hair pulling frustration due to the scroll ball becoming useless. Tried cleaning countless times, ways just to be even more frustrated. Also the 2 side buttons randomly click themselves, they're way too sensitive. It's a great design for a mouse, just poor execution. They REALLY need to figure out a way to make these not fail at an alarming rate.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life expectancy

    I bought this mouse about a year ago. I spend most of my waking hours on the computer - thousands of clicks a day. Initially loved the trackball, but then it quit working after about eight months. Using a high-pressure air spray canister, I got the trackball working. Then the ability to click became harder and harder. The mouse required a minimum of two clicks, and as many as four or five just to activate what I was attempting to click. I didn't realize how bad it had gotten until I switched to a stock Apple mouse from another computer today.

    I also experienced the jumping cursor that others have described. Very annoying when it activates the hot corners unintentionally.

    Also, can't use it to click and drag emails to mailboxes. They open in a separate window almost every time. It usually takes three or four tries to just drag an email to a mailbox. Very annoying.

    I wouldn't buy this one again.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    one word: Frustrating

    There are so many things wrong with this mouse. Unless you're getting it with your Mac purchase, stay away! I'll start with some mild positives. The scroll wheel idea is a good one and works well. Unfortunately like others have said there's no way to clean it out if it gets clogged. Luckily the scroll wheel is the least of my worries as far as this mouse goes.

    There are a lot of negatives here. First of all it doesn't track well on my desk or on a mouse pad. I find my cursor frequently jumping around all over the screen for no reason. Sometimes it even jumps to the bottom right of my screen which triggers the screen saver. Brutal... Another problem is that the buttons sometimes want to click themselves it seems. It can be ultra sensitive or ultra unresponsive. Sometimes clicks just won't do anything and other times i'm just laying my hand on the mouse and it clicks. The side buttons are even more sensitive. I know this isn't a gaming mouse but this doesn't even serve as a bad substitute. I'm not talking about playing Call of Duty or anything, i'm referring to my experience playing Zuma!

    Bottom line is this mouse is pretty awful and all should stay away. Look at getting a Logitech instead. I wish i could drag this mouse from my desktop and toss it in the recycle bin.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scrolling Ball not so good after a few months

    At first, this was the greatest mouse.. BUT after a few months, the scrolling ball started to fail... it would scroll up but not down... I bought 1 more after throwing the first in the garbage...

    The second and the final one I've got also went to the garbage after a few months of usage....

    unfortunately, this is not a good product considering Apple's reputation of making everything state of the art.... well... not EVERYTHING....


    18 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst mouse out there.

    So, today i just received my first mighty mouse and lets just say this will be my LAST mighty mouse. I hooked up my mouse to the new keyboard which I bought as well (which I adore) only to start surfing the internet on my PC in which I have windows XP (part of the requirements for the mouse) only to find out after surfing the internet and taking my hand off the mouse the scroll button simultaneously started clicking on its own all the way back to the very first web page I visited all day. It got worse. I then tried to write this review using this mouse only to be sent 7 pages back to where I first started off, at my home page again! The cycle just kept happening over and over again. After having my mighty mouse for only 2 hours i wanted to throw it out a window. I have now hooked up my old mouse, and lets just say I have found a better appreciation for it than I have ever before lol. Please take these reviews seriously and save your money, cause I sure didn't and now I wish I did.

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too bad i cant give it 0 stars

    Forget gaming with macintosh, forget gaming with this mouse! The right click is "wishy washy" and you have to get it just right. Have had it for half of a semester and scroll wheel broke. Design is ridden with flaws. APPLE, TAKE THIS MOUSE OFF THE MARKET AND RETHINK WHAT YOUR CUSTOMERS MAY WANT, at the very least a little reliability!

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

    Not reliable in the least. Trackball mechanism constantly fails, cannot simultaneously right and left click. The outboard buttons are cumbersome to use. After two years of light use the USB cable fraying where it exits the mouse. I replaced my Mighty Mouse with the original Apple USB mouse.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Whatever you do, don't buy this!!!

    I was given this as a gift about 6 months ago. About 3 months later, the function that occurs when you mash both the sides together (dashboard) would happen every time I barely touched the mouse. I had to disable that in order to get anything done. Shortly after that, the mouse started to confuse the left and right clicks. About a month ago the scrolling button stopped working. What a piece of junk this thing is. My friends have had the exact same problems. 1 had to disable the dashboard function within a month of buying. Don't buy, you are wasting your money.

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Everyday office dirt and grime becomes Kryptonite

    The rigors of the real world leave the Mighty Mouse wanting -- especially the scroll ball. Yes you can clean it and it may work fine (and maybe not), but I never had to clean the wheel of my old mouse, which I now use once again!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    What an annoying piece of garbage this mouse is. I think I spend more time cleaning the ball mechanism than using it.

    24 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible - scrolls only one way

    Depending on the settings, it just scrolls up or down - NOT BOTH ! The left / right scroll works fine. Feel kind of cheated since you pay a premium for quality products from Apple.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    Have had one of those for about two years. Worked fine for a while, then the scrolling began to behave erratically (down was OK, up was not). Found some tips on how to clean it (using alcohol, white paper,...). That worked for a while, but eventually, I had to clean it every week or so. Recently, the right-click began to show signs of weakness as well, and today... well, the mouse simply stopped working altogether, with the thing getting confused between right-click, scrolling and left-click. Very disappointing from Apple, especially after I had to buy a new power adapter for a McBookAir not even 2 years old! I have an iMac, 2 McBook Air, 1 mini, one iPod, but seriously, I will think twice before buying Apple again next time.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Can't Use the Apple Mouse

    I had to switch to a PC mouse because the Apple mouse has a fat rear that sticks up against the back of your hand. It applies pressure to the base of my thumb that makes it really sore. I really dislike the design of the Apple mouse. If you have small hands, you probably wouldn't like it, either.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll bar ALWASYS stops working after a while.

    I am a loyal Mac user and this is the first bad review I have written about one of their products. Everything about this mouse is fantastic except the scroll ball which stops working eventually. It can take a few weeks, a few months or after a year or so, but it first stops doing downward scrolls then just doesn't work altogether. I don't know if it is overly susceptible to dust or dirt, but blowing in it or lightly tapping it doesn't help. Without the scroll function this mouse is a paperweight. I am on my third replacement one now and it just stopped scrolling no matter what I do. Had it for less than a year. At $49 I am not going to buy another one only to have it fail again. It pains me not to hook up a Mac product to my Mac computer, but I am going to try the Logitech LS1 Laser Mouse which looks like it will be less likely to have this problem. Hence, I cannot recommend buying this product if the scroll function is important to you - it WILL stop working!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay if it's free.

    This came with my new Mac Pro in 2008. It worked great for 3 months then the tiny ball got so clogged with dust that it would never scroll properly again (and i am a super clean person too -- I just use the computer for 8 hours daily). Apple forums supply home remedy methods of cleaning it out, but they might make it work a little better for another 3 days. Also it is not designed to clean. Perhaps it's designed to be disposible?

    Also it's the most oddly shaped thing (since the original iMac g3 era gawdawful mouse). It's uncomfortable and has these buttons poorly placed on the sides of the mouse. Everybody I know deactivates these buttons in system preferences because they're so intrusive to mouse workflow. By default, if you pick up the mouse you will inevitably activate something, and more than likely it will interrupt whatever task you were doing which required you to pick up the mouse in the first place.

    Let's recap. The scroll bar will likely not be able the scroll down within 3 months, and the buttons on the sides you will have to deactivate in order not be annoyed to death whenever you need to pick up or adjust your grip on the mouse. Therefore it points and clicks and that's it (whilst being uncomfortable). This is the worst thing currently available from Apple.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Mouse Ever

    The scroll ball gets dirty and fails to work. The mouse is not designed to be taken apart to be cleaned. The left and right buttons don't respond properly.

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PRODUCT!!!!

    15 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad apple

    The scroll wheel started malfunctioning within one month of use. Should have replaced it then but I was able to eventually get it working again. This went on for a year. Now it just quit and nothing I do fixes it. Time to shop for a different brand.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse

    This mouse is not worth your money. It is not easy to clean the track ball and jams up all the time. Not worth fifty bucks!!!

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackball Function doesn't last more than a year

    Owned three of these in a row and every time the trackball function fritzed out. To prevent repair/cleaning Apple built it like a tank with lots of glue so it becomes very tricky should you try to open it for this.

    Never again!

    If the MagicMouse also is this bad I'll have to consider to buy normal Windows-Mouses again. Shame on you Apple!

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor scroll ball

    I had three (3) of these in less than two years and every single time the scroll ball will stop working properly after 4-6 months of use. I followed the instructions to clean the ball, etc, etc. It doesn't matter. This is just a poorly designed mouse.

    8 of 9 people found this useful