• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    I have been a Mac faithful for many years. I have recently purchased this mouse and I have to say that it is, without a doubt, the worst mouse I have ever used. The side buttons are too easily clicked while trying to right click is a lesson in futility. Even the simple left click sometimes takes more than one click to do the job. I do like the scroll button, though. The ability to scroll left and right without holding a key is very nice.

    But, this mouse will be going back. There are better out there.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple trying too hard to be Innovative

    I really hate this mouse. I strongly prefer the pro mouse that came before because it was quite simple to use. The left and right clicking needs to be enabled in system preferences, leaving new Mac users crying for left/right clicking off the bat. Sorry Apple, this mouse was a failure.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish Apple would replace this mouse already!

    I really want to like this mouse. I have two major gripes with this mouse. The scroll ball stops working for me only when scrolling down. I can clean it with an alcohol pad and it's ok for a few days, but it doesn't stay working for very long. Rumor has it that if you keep your hands clean, you won't have any problems! Good luck! The second problem for me is the side buttons. This is just not a good design for editing photos in Photoshop (at least for me.) By default these buttons activate Exposé. They are on the sensitive side so quite often when I am working on a picture I must lightly squeeze the buttons and the windows explode. The work around to this is to just turn the buttons off. The problem is, I do like them occasionally, just not in Photoshop! I guess the real solution for me is to get a Wacom tablet, but I would like a mouse that wasn't so much trouble!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse is pretty but ...

    The design of the mouse precludes resting one's hand/wrist on it for support thus ones wrist and hand gets sore after a while. Right clicking to work, requires no pressure on the mouse itself other than for right click.

    I think the ballistics could be improved as well. I am currently using MS Mouse 6000.

    I would prefer to use Apples mouse but ...

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable scroll ball

    I bought this because I hate the thought of tossing away all those used batteries. When it works, it works well. But after a few months the scroll ball started slipping. It would scroll up, but not down; or down, but not up. I'm sure the culprit is dust inside the housing for the rubber ball. It was really stupid of Apple not to give you a way to remove the top and clean the gunk out — PC mice have had this feature for a couple of decades.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple Mouse gone Bad

    I purposefully opted for the wired Apple Mouse. I didn't want to deal with batteries or the sort, and I don't have any fancy wireless requirements for my iMac. Unfortunately the scroll ball doesn't scroll up anymore. I read that a simple Q-tip and rubbing alcohol does the trick - but I don't want to do that every few weeks (or months). Looking back I would've opted for the wireless (not that I know if its scroll bar works well or not), but overall - just a regular mouse whose balls are messed up. Yeah I said it.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball Fail

    I like the 360 degree scroll ball but it always stops working on the downward scroll. Third mouse to do this. The buttons on the side seem like a nice feature but they always get in the way more then they are useful. The right click is unreliable. Works about half the time.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed design

    In typical Apple fashion the product is overpriced, over-designed and under-engineered. Scroll ball gets dirty and does not work. When set up with right click enabled the mouse has a hard time determining whether your click is right or left. Works fine for a few months then becomes a pain.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works wonderfully...until it doesn't

    AGE: 30 to 40
    SEX: Male
    OCCUPATION: High School Teacher
    COMPUTER USE: Above Average

    All my files were Mac when I moved to Texas over 10 years ago. My new district had NO support for Macs, so I was forced to become a Windows user. Recently, I have switched back to Mac and never looked back.

    We use our Mac across many applications and I absolutely LOVED the mouse. It worked like a charm and felt so good. Pinpoint accuracy and smart clicking even though there is only one surface. The scroll was absolutely WONDERFUL. I could scroll -->sideways without having to leave my documents, pictures or projects - absolutely hate that in Word documents - and could also go 360°.

    So why the bad rating? It's been dirty before, cleaned and worked, but 9 months later, after cleaning it using paper, turning it upside down, even tape to catch lint (as recommended in other reviews) my mouse will NOT scroll down and therefore it is useless. Avoid the headache, INVEST in either the Smart Mouse or the Trackpad for only $20 more. Knowing this, Mac should fix this problem.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball Short Life

    Have had 2 mouses in the past 2 years because after a few months the scroll ball stops working. With averge use (i.e. no excessive or rough handling) and not being used by a young child, it just stops working. The rest of the mouse works great but considering most web pages are longer than a screen and requires scrolling up/down, it's very frustrating to have to use the scroll bar on the browser. Considering the Apple mouse isn't cheap, I wish Apple would fix the issue or at least offer free replacement after repeated breakdowns.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design with scroll button

    My scroll button stopped working. I have tried all the cleaning tips but it stops scrolling down. Only works up now. Terrible product! Do not buy one!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not bad.....

    great product but ....THE SCROLLER DOESNT WORK AFTER A WEEK!!! so dont buy it.But i am getting the new magic mouse

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball

    Love the mouse but scroll ball gets stuck... wiping with rubbing alcohol makes it work again, but only sometimes.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible longevity, but nice while it lasts

    I'm about to replace my second Mighty Mouse, in under two years. I've never had to replace a mouse as often as this one. But I really like it's feel, and form, so I bite the bullet.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just when we got rid of the ball

    I really don't care if it looks like it has one button or not. I am just glad it works like it has 2 (actually 4). But they lose major benefit of optical mice by bringing back the ball. It gets dirty and stops scrolling within a couple months. Better yet, you can only fix it by taking it apart in a destructive manner and supergluing it together again! The trick with the monitor cleaning cloth does NOT work to clean the mouse. If vertical scrolling is not enough, use a joystick like pad on top instead of a ball (like the pointer think pads used to use).

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse Has Poor Reliability

    I love the flexibility of this mouse but the scroll wheel has failed over and over. I tried cleaning it and that works for a short time but now it has finally completely failed. Too bad because I really like this mouse but without the scroll feature, it's useless.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball and the click buttons - pathetic

    Right click never works on a single click. The buttons are placed at the bottom of the mouse which could be the reason for the pathetic performance of the mouse. Scroll ball stopped working after 5 months.
    So waste of money; $50??

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Got 2, both defective within 3 days of light use.

    I got a wired mouse for Christmas to take the place of my wireless mouse. The wireless has worked flawlessly for 2 years, but chews up a lot of batteries which is why I wanted a corded one. The corded one worked great for a few days then became defective. The main problem is that when I’m using it to move the cursor or otherwise applying very light pressure to the top of the mouse it will activate the side buttons. The side buttons were set to show the desktop when activated. I deactivated the side buttons which made the error quit happening. So basically the side buttons are useless. The second problem, and what finally made me want to return it, is that the right click button gradually became more and more difficult to activate until it was nearly impossible to activate unless I pressed down on a certain small spot next to the scroll ball.

    I returned it and got another one. The same thing happened to the second one. I got the first one from the Apple store and the second one from Best Buy in a different city, so I'm sure it wasn't just a bad batch. I think this mouse is a piece of junk by design. I'll keep returning the things until they fix the problem with the design.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    At first, I loved the mouse.
    Now, not so much.

    1) The cord has gotten stiff and always has twists in it. How it gets twisted, I have no idea as it remains on its mousepad.

    2) The left click works. Too well. As it also counts as a left click even if I use the right button. I have to click very far on the right, nearly at the underside to register as a right click.

    3) Scroll ball works for up and across, but down, not so much. Yes I have tried cleaning it via the methods described but they only work for a few minutes. Like now; just before I started writing this review I cleaned the scroll ball and already it has stopped being able to scroll down. I really hate having to always scroll down via the page markers on the right instead of using the mouse.

    It's either time for a new mouse or prozac. :P

    3 of 6 people found this useful