• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball bummer

    The scroll ball stops working every once in a while, so it will not scroll up or down. The best fix is to unplug it, turn it upside down on a sheet of copy paper, and rub the scroll ball with firm pressure on the paper. It will leave streaks of grime that come off the ball, but will restore the scroll function. Think of it as "routine maintenance".

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Life Expectancy of the Apple Mouse

    This is just from experience, but both my friend and I have had our Apple mice for about 3 years now and coincidentally they both stopped working properly at around the same time! Maybe a week apart... Unable to drag files around anymore, the mouse will just jump somewhere else when trying to drag and it'll mess everything up... It's a fair life expectancy for using it hours upon hours daily considering the work we do. And it's only about fifty bucks to replace it when it dies like that.
    Just a little FYI.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I really believe this mouse should be recall by manufacturer

    Yes, unfortunately with this item Apple again becomes a victim of it's own idea of non-functional design, meaning, sometime they produce nice looking items that have no meaning whatsoever ( you know it makes me scream sometime when I use my iPod: Apple! A POWERBUTTON , PLEASE!) Does it sound familiar at all ? So, the same thing goes with this mouse, Apple, please make a real powerball! Yes, it does look nice, design is as beautiful as always , except for...you can't use this thing! I had to call Apple today to make them exchange mine, and i use cordless one ( that's where it gets expensive!) Fortunately, my Mighty Mouse was covered by external warranty, however, what am I gonna do next time, when a new exchanged one dies? Buy a new one for another $60 or so??? in a year? You know, when car makers produce a bad car, they recall them. And it costs them much more then it would be for Apple to recall a bad-designed mouse, so may be for once we could get something fixed and exchanged with a better product by Apple? That would be nice, wouldn't be?

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Scroll Ball - I'm on my second replacement mouse

    The mouse looks great and obviously goes with the computer, I didn't only buy the mac because its a mac but I also bought it for looks. The mouse is terrible, the scroll button keeps on malfunctioning, I am on warranty but its such a hassle to keep on complaining about this. I know I should get another mouse but other mice don't look as good with the keyboard... This was/is very disappointing!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a failure!

    I bought this mouse from a friend since he sold with very good price. Now I know why he sold it cheap. Everything on this mouse is unreliable. The scroll ball is a nightmare to use. It doesn't have the clicking action like mouse from the rest of computer maker. Reading/browsing line by line is not easy by scrolling the ball. And the size is so tiny, it's really hard to make a detailed movement using the scroll ball. The side button are useless. Pressing two side buttons on this mouse is not easy, you don't get the fell of pressing. Event the shape is way too flat compare to normal mouse, it doesn't fill the palm of your hand (ergonomically wrong). Just a suggestion, before buying this kind of toy stuff online, better go to any retailer/apple store, and feel/test it for yourself. It looks great, but now it end up in my cabinet dusty. Totally not recommended! Get a real mouse like logitech or microsoft!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good

    I love Apple hardware and Mac OSX. But I have to say the negative reviews on this particular mouse are true. In less than a year the mouse became a malfunctioning irritating annoyance. So bad, I went out to the back yard and threw the thing as far into the distance as I possibly could. One day it just went bonkers and out of control as far as point and click non-cooperation. Went to a Dell track ball mouse I had on the shelf. Will dig out my old imac mouse once I remember where I put it. I definately will not buy another one of these.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT GOOD

    I now have a MacPro 8 Core. Everything Apple makes is usually the BEST money can buy. HOWEVER, this Mighty Mouse is an absolute joke. The scroll ball seizes to function on a daily basis. It is so sensitive to harm that the price of this mouse could be better spent somewhere else.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse scroll ball

    I purchased a Mighty Mouse for my G5 shortly after it came out and have had good results since, cleaning the scroll ball occasionally with a moist cloth. It recently stopped scrolling down and no amount of cleaning helped. I replaced with a Logitech mouse but did not like the scroll wheel. Before going to the local Apple store to buy a new Mighty Mouse, I tried one last approach. With the mouse disconnected and upside down I used a cloth well soaked with alcohol and cleaned the ball vigorously and for several minutes in all directions. When I reconnected it the scroll ball worked smoothly in all directions. I now believe cleaning with alcohol on occasion is a good maintenance practice.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball Problems? Not anymore

    First off, this IS a great mouse. It seems the biggest complaint is the rollerball used to scroll. I understand that this is a very important feature, and it is used more than any button on the mouse, so I wanted to share the fix with you. There are two, maybe three, ways to fix this problem.

    First...wash your hands, people. If you have nasty hands and fingers, it will get dirty faster.

    Second...if the scroll ball gets stuck (ie. can't scroll at all...or only scrolls in one direction) here is the secret. Turn the mouse upside-down and roll, with some pressure, the ball on a piece of paper. This will get all the junk and dirt out of the mouse. Sure, you will do this a few times a year, but since this is the main complaint that pushes people to give the mouse a one-star, this should bump up your enjoyment of this mouse to 4 or 5. I love this mouse and I will never get a different kind.

    Oh, yeah, the third thing... It's a physical tool...its going to get dirty. Take care of your stuff, and it will last longer.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works amazing until dirty

    I loved the mighty mouse. We had a perfect 1-2 year relationship. Until one day I couldn't scroll down anymore. Once the scroll wheel gets dirty and stops working you have to basically break the mouse to clean it and glue it back together. The intermittent scroll failure when dirty will drive you insane!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    What were they thinking?

    An otherwise fine product is seriously marred by the inability to be able to clean the trackball. There is no way to open the mouse and clean the innards, and the "fixes" are temporary.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy, overpriced junk

    The scroll ball worked for about a month. For the price, this should win some sort of award for the lowest possible value for money.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not very mighty

    this is only subjected to home use the scroll ball stopped working properly after 3 months. Apple replaced it. After 6 months the scroll ball started playing up - now its broken again. Unfortunately, its style over durability. Larger scroll ball required

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd rather have real mice!

    This is THE most irritating product I've ever used. It's so frustrating, when this product is working well - it works like a dream, but when it's working badly - you want to throw it out of the window. The little scroll wheel simply stops working when it's dirty. (and I'm not talking about extreme dirt - I'm in a very clean design studio with clean hands!).
    Seems as though apple have neglected the function for the style in this product, and i am a huge mac fan ordinarily. Maybe it's more frustrating because when it works well, it's great.
    Either way, it's simply unforgivable.
    Apple tried to re-invent the 'scroll' wheel that's been doing fine for a decade! Please sort this issue. Either dump the little ball, or give us a way to clean it. Until then, I'd stay well away!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    cool mouse

    i don't have a problem with the short cord, but the scroll ball is unreliable.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord too short for opposite handiness on unibody laptops

    This is generally a decent mouse, although the squeeze gesturing can be very awkward to fully trigger for certain hand sizes. The scroll ball is a bit too sensitive as well, which can prevent precise scroll control of certain screen elements. It's very difficult to click the ball without scrolling, which can be frustrating for certain app functions.

    WARNING: if you are right-handed, the cord is too short to use this mouse without an extension, USB hub, or external keyboard on the new unibody MacBook or MacBookPro. I expect the same is true for lefties on the MB Air.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    easy fix.

    Okay, so my mouse's trackball stopped working and I pretty determined to buy a new one, that wasn't an apple brand.
    But then I went to see what everyone else's problem was, and they had the same. Grease in the trackball, malfunctions, and what not.
    But after taking the advice of 'printer paper, roll mouse up and down and all around for 60 seconds' and the 'rubbing alcohol wiping'.
    Just try those before you give up.

    28 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Had this computer less than 2 months

    I bought this computer the last week of Feb. Already the mouse will NOT scroll up, and the little ball "catches" when scrolling. Can't wait to see what else with happen.

    27 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty uncleanable scroll ball

    My first Apple in decades and I'm extraordinarily disappointed in the poor design from the originators of the mouse. The scroll ball is virtually guaranteed to quit working - unless you're one obsessive-compulsive hand-washer. Your natural body oils plus any lotions you might use to care for your hands will gum everything up and there is no way to remove ball to clean internal mechanisms. Better to buy some other brand in this case.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not so mighty!

    I am on my 4th mighty mouse now and I think I am done for good. The scroll ball consistently quits after about 3-4 months and now that my warranty is expired, the mouse can not be replaced by apple. It is not worth the $50 to buy a mouse that is only going to stop working after a few months. I would sttay away from the mighty mouse until apple fixes the scroll ball problem for good! I'm sure there are much better products out there!

    23 of 34 people found this useful