• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product Ever

    The ball gets dirty and works down but not up. The ball gets dirty and works up but not down. Tape, rubbing alcohol, dismantle and clean, more tape. What a joke. Now the clicking lags or barely works. One star for you! Sure looks pretty though.

    35 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What Happened to the Buttons?

    I have an older model with gray side buttons. I don't use the side buttons but the two primary buttons are smooth as butter. Unfortunately, the bottom is losing its glide ability.

    So I bought a new model (white side buttons) at the Apple Store. The primary buttons required too much force to click. I brought it back and exchanged it. Same problem with the second one.

    Unfortunately, because of the force required to click the buttons, this 5 star mouse is now a 1 star mouse in my opinion. I cannot go back to a traditional scrollwheel mouse so I'm not sure what I'm going to do when my original "gray" model becomes unusable.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, functions horribly.

    Not only is this mouse uncomfortable to use, its functionality leaves much to be desired. The force sensing side buttons are pretty much useless and need to be disabled. When I have them enabled, I found that every time I lifted the mouse, it activated the buttons. They make click+hold motions pretty much impossible without accidentally pressing the side buttons. The scroll ball is not very precise, either. It will often scroll down, but not up and vice versa. And sometimes it doesn't even scroll at all. I recommend finding a 3rd party mouse and I would gladly give up stylish looks for something that functions well and fits my hand comfortably.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I've had this mouse for under two weeks and the scroll ball completely quit working! I have been using it very minimally with no greasy fingers or anything. My office is clean and smoke free. Normally I love MAC products, but this one really needs to be scrapped!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fail, Big Time

    I have used this mouse at work for the last six months, and from day one I have been unimpressed. For starters, the cable is too short. Since Apple relocated every USB port to the left side of the MacBook Pro, being right handed makes using the mouse a hassle. If the side buttons are used for exposé, the lightest touch will set them off. The solid top construction causes the buttons to be accidentally pressed/released if the mouse is picked up to continue tracking. This happens quite often, considering the length of the cable. As for the scroll ball... it will quit working once a week, without fail (or maybe just fail). You can set your watch by it. I can usually resolve the problem by vigorously scrolling in every direction until I dislodge whatever was stuck. I'm of the firm opinion that Apple has never made a good mouse (although the Magic Mouse looks promising).

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is Junk!

    This mouse is one of Apple's major flops. The scroll ball doesn't work and the thing always has gunk in it. I tried cleaning it and the scroll ball still didn't work so, I plugged in my purple OS 9 mouse in and it worked like gold. Don't buy this!

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Mighty Mouse" it is not

    Only reason I gave it 1 star is because you can't give it zero stars. Like others here, the thing
    works great. At first. Problems arise AFTER that stupid ball gets dirty or whatever happens to
    it. Thankfully, I have the extended warranty on my MacPro. The computer works great. The mouse?
    I am on the THIRD ONE. THREE!!! Ridiculous. And that is after I cleaned the bloody things time and
    time again. It got to the point where they didn't work at all. Apple missed on this one - big time.
    Sad thing is, as far as I know, you need to have the Apple mouse, otherwise I would go and get a
    mouse with the wheel on it. Hey Apple engineers - change the ball to a wheel. Hopefully, by the time this one gives out, I can get one that actually works and lasts.

    25 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad mouse

    this mouse is great, briefly, but it is unreliable and the wonderful scroll button gets greasy and does not work properly, fast. I even tried another one, same problem.

    why can't Microsoft make an ergonimic mouse that works well?

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have recently become a huge fan of so much that Apple has to offer. iPhone / iMac and such. The mouse that came with the iMac was this mouse. It was fine for about 5 months then the roller ball started to not work well. I've cleaned and cleaned and cleaned...to no avail. The side buttons became so sensitive that I couldn't grab the mouse without engaging them. I finally had to turn off the action that was associated with them. The roller ball because useless about 3 months ago. This has been the one Apple item that I could not stand. Almost as if it was the job of some summer intern to come up with this design. I look forward to using the new mouse just released today.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cleaning the Scroll Ball

    I found the best way to clean the scroll ball is to wet a paper towel with isopropyl alcohol and work it around in all directions on the scroll ball for about 30 seconds, or until the ball starts moving again. Then continue for another 15 seconds or until the movement becomes smooth and consistent. I don't know how long the cleaning lasts, but it appears to do the job.
    I am disappointed that Apple didn't do a better job of documenting the care and maintenance of the scroll ball since the majority of posts on this review site are about scroll ball problems. I've used competitor's mice for many years and have NEVER had this problem.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not last

    Scroll wheel stops working eventually. You do tricks to clean it out a few times, but eventually it stops working. Great features and amazing at first, but in the end, it is just not worth it. It will die. You will hate it. You will need a new mouse. All in due time.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stay away from this

    I've bought a second Mighty Mouse after my first one became unusable. Still, the problem happened again: the scroll button jams itself like the old mechanical mouse. Having a mechanical scroll ball that you can't clean totally defeats the purpose of getting an infra-red mouse in the first place.

    33 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Might Only Briefly

    The mouse works really well out of the box. Then in about 6 months the scroll ball get dirty and there is no effective way to clean it. It is not removable. For the money, there are many better choices.
    Apple, you make great stuff but you struck-out on the Mighty Mouse.

    31 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Life

    Of all the mice I have owned, this is the shortest lived mouse I have ever had. Nine months and the scroll ball no longer works, and the sealed body means you can't clean it.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Complete Pain!

    I love the functionality of this mouse. I hate the fact that I have to clean and fiddle with the trackball every other day though. Apple should really offer up a free mouse of their new design (once it is released) to anyone who currently owns one of these P.O.S.

    I love you Apple and always have... but this is flat out unacceptable!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    yes it is undeniably great at first and yes it will break.

    14 months for me and splat. stupid ball tracks up and not down. will purchase another because it is so good when it works, but if that one goes i will turn elsewhere. look elsewhere as direct from apple is ridiculous for something that should last the life of your computer.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball

    My scroll ball doesn't let me scroll down anymore, which really stinks because that's all I do. Mouse isn't even that old!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Deeply Flawed Design

    1. The track ball is unreliable. Sometimes it 360's, sometimes it only goes up or to the side. Often it just sticks.
    2. The design is cool but way to slippery. There is no place where you can get a grip on the thing.
    3. Apple is down right "snarky" about this product. They won't refund money.
    4. The software to control/customize it is very difficult to use and not intuitive.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate it!

    The ball that allows u to scroll up and down always gets locked up and still rolls, but you are unable to actually scroll the page! For how much you pay for a MAC you'd think they'd give u a well working mouse along with it!

    19 of 21 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