• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a failure!

    • Written by from Jakarta

    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

    Broken Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Banbury

    I am a convert from the PC world and love my imac of 18 months. My only issue is the Mighty Mouse. At about six months the scroll stopped working. Due to it not being designed for taking apart to assist in cleaning, I took it back to the shop. They took it up stairs to the Genius Bar to blow high pressure air through it. It helped, but never really sorted it.
    I have cleaned it as directed and I am not a heavy handed user, but a disappointed one, that such a small, but relatively expensive part should blight my enjoyment and conversion to the mac world.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Philadelphia

    This mouse is awful. Scroll ball is completely broken and is now interfering with left click so that it is instead interpreting left clicks as scroll ball clicks.


    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball Failure

    • Written by from Mesa

    This is the one Apple product not worth buying. Apple needs to fix the scroll ball problem, until they do, don't spend your money on this.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy.

    • Written by from collinsville

    Track ball will break shortly after you buy it and can't be fixed. Incredibly overpriced and substandard product. Of course, if you use it with unpowdered latex gloves it "may" work longer. Just a horrible design to have a ball you can't clean Apple might as well go back in time and start selling it without the ball again because that is what you end up with anyways.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second time BROKEN

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    This is the SECOND time my Might Mouse (model A1152) is BROKEN! The first time, it was when my iMac was only a couple months old so Mac replaced it. Now I am past warranty on the parts. It is the SAME malfunction BOTH times which is that the marvelous scroll ball will only scroll up but not down.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse Swallowed Kryptonite

    • Written by from Bowling Green

    Like most of the reviews I've read, I too have had trouble with the scroll ball on my second Mighty Mouse. The last one only lasted a few months before it quit working, and will be my last. You can't even take it apart to clean it without prying it open and taking a chance of tearing it up for good. It's a shame such a great computer comes with such a P.O.S mouse.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Advice: I would not buy this mouse

    • Written by from Takoma Park

    This is the second one of these mice that I've had in 1.5 years whose scroll ball has jammed due to debris, and thanks to Apple's innovative "you can't open it" design, has turned into a $50 paperweight. Just brilliant. Off to buy a non-Apple mouse now.

    Apple, I like your stuff, but this mouse is a lousy design--form before function. A real lemon.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackball tech needs work

    • Written by from Portland

    Just threw away my third mighty mouse with trackball. They only last about six months. Maybe I should use this as an excuse to my wife for a new computer with a new mouse? Haha.

    Anyways, wouldn't recommend this mouse if you need to do a lot of scrolling.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead Mouse

    • Written by from Bridgewater

    One year and the mouse had to be put to sleep. Great in the beginning. Horrible life expectancy.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Mouse wired or wireless

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I am a recent convert to Mac from a PC. I was extremely pleased with my Mac. I found it easy to use and the software is great. My system came with a wired mouse and it soon stopped working so I purchased a wireless mouse and again a few months in it stopped working. I did all the quick fixes they worked for a short time but the scroll wheel would stop working again. I turned to the internet and found that you had to take the mouse apart to fix it. The base is glued??? so you have to break that seal and after that the rest is easy and it worked. I had to use hot glue on the base ring so I could get into it again when needed. Come on now guys lets stop with the software advances and make a good mouse. Make a mouse with a removable track wheel so we can clean it when needed. Why would you glue the base ring on when you know it needs to come off to do a cleaning, do you think we are made of money and buying a new mouse every few months is your idea of a good product? I hope this is the only hardware issue I will have, time will tell. Software 5 out of 5 , Hardware 1 out of 5. Makes Mac look bad when you have something good going on. Lets not let this be your down fall.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Haddonfield

    Maybe it's time for PC manufacturers to make an ad that shows a confused young woman who needs a mouse that "just works.. you know, with no special 'rub the scroll ball upside-down on paper tricks'"..

    Then when "Mr. Mac" gets all flustered, the "PC guy" will dust off any of hundreds of Microsoft or Logitech products, which even after years of use never have these ridiculous problems.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love apple, HATE this stupid mouse!

    • Written by from Indianola

    I can't believe Apple designed this mouse.

    Every Apple product I own is AMAZINGLY well designed - even down to the lowly Apple remote.

    But, this mouse is TERRIBLE. The right click never works properly, and the scroll wheel... oh the scroll wheel... I have nightmares about it.

    The reason we switched to laser mice is because wheel mice kept clogging up. So who in the F thought it would be a good idea to essentially use an upside-down wheel mouse instead of a scroll wheel?

    After a couple of months and a few cleaning attempts I bought a white Microsoft Arc Mouse for $38 and it works beautifully with Snow Leopard. The only functionality that I lost was the (useless) horizontal scroll.

    Please apple, redesign the mouse...

    36 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mouse ever

    • Written by from Plano

    The track ball on top fails without cleaning every month and it's too small.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good

    • Written by from Columbus

    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

    Don't Buy

    • Written by from Sarnia

    Most things about the mouse are great. But the scroll button will stop working after a few months of use, and you will have to throw the mouse away. And this mouse is super expensive.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic Fail

    • Written by from Mentor on the Lake

    I am a major Mac fan - got it all: macbook, imac, iphone, ipod, you get the picture. The mouse that came with my imac started to booger up about 6 months after purchase: scroll ball becomes temperamental. Eventually stopped working all together. Got a second one ... now 8 months out, same thing. I'm done with this "Not-so-Mighty Mouse"! I'll be getting a different mouse. It's the only Apple product I've had problems with, but geez, after searching, this is a chronic issue with this product - FIX IT PEOPLE!! Why would you want us to have all these fabulous electronics and get a lame mouse to ruin the experience! Needs a redesign, that's for SURE!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from San Luis Obispo

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    another scroll ball failure

    • Written by from Marietta

    I've owned my imac for 5 months... add me to the long list of defective scroll balls. My mighty mouse no longer scrolls up. It's a shame a company that puts such a high price on quality products has missed the mark with such a critical component.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ergonomic or functional - very pretty though

    • Written by from Ealing

    Wanted to add my confirmation of what everyone has said.
    Love the look, but:
    - Roller often ceases to work
    - Right click often fails
    - Often left click instead of right accidentally (and vice versa)
    - middle click requires practice to achieve, it has no 'intuitively correct feel' to it
    - Side buttons (button 4) is HARD to operate, ultra awkward
    - Button 4 has no tactile detection, you have to look at the mouse to feel if your finger/thumb is on it before pressing
    - Removal of battery cover is just plain difficult and is a frankly hit and miss operation and feels like it will fail if used to often
    - On/off switch is unnecessarily difficult to operate
    - roller ball is too small for delicate movements
    - Design is intrinsically 'rattley', does not feel good
    - bluetooth connection is frequently iffy, often will not connect at start up time
    - took some time for me to find the correct fixes to make bluetooth work at all (had manually download patches as they were not offered to me routinely), that is, I had to go and find them.

    Apart from that, it DOES look nice.

    NOT a satisfied customer. I would have rated it at 0 (if that was an option) because the device generally fails to function sufficiently well and the price is too high.

    21 of 27 people found this useful