• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy

    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

    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


    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

    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

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Been through too many of these things...

    I am on my third mouse and have given up replacing it. When I get a new one it will work fine for awhile but then it will only scroll in one direction. Shortly after that it will stop scrolling all together. They have all had the same problem.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball is Terrible

    The Apple Store uses adjectives such as innovative, revolutionary, and amazing to describe the scroll ball on this mouse. Frustrating and useless is a much more accurate description. It will occasionally work fine for awhile but then it will stop. Often it will scroll in one direction only which is much more frustrating than not working at all. I've used three of these. They have all had the problem. I've come across many mice that I didn't like but none have been more annoying than the Mighty Mouse.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This is by far the worst product in the Apple Line, and has been since the last generation of Apple products! First of all, unless your wear latex gloves whenever you use the mouse, your natural hand oils WILL (not might, will) clog the scroll ball within as little as four months. Second, and this makes me hate the mouse even more than the first reason, is that the contour of the mouse is totally not ergonomic, and honestly really uncomfortable. I don't know who's hand a mouse like this is supposed to fit, but it you do any design or precise computer work (hell, even if your browsing the internet), this mouse will make your hand uncomfortable. Also as a third point, has anyone else noticed that this mouse matches NOTHING in the current Apple product line?

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wheel gunks up inside - impossible to clean!

    This thing is fantastic. But after about 3 weeks the scroll wheel already started sticking. This happens every now and then, and if you mess with it you can get it working again. But here I am after about 11 months and it won't scroll down and I can't work it free, this time it's really shot.

    Just watched a video online about how to take it apart and clean it. Umm...not easy. Seriously apple? If it's that hard to seal the little parts inside from dust and debris, then for the love of god make it easier to clean! It's glued together! That's ridiculous. So i've got to go for a $50 mouse every year now? And be periodically annoyed by it that whole time whe it intermittently sticks?!?

    You get used to the scrolling action and it really is great, so when it stops working it's even more annoying than you'd think. Ugh, my love/hate relationship with apple continues...

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's great - for a month

    I own two of these things, one at work and one at home. Both of have exactly the same problems.

    First, reliability is bad. Wwithin a month they start loading up with dirt and you have to clean them regularly. By the year mark, both had lost one direction on the ball - one won't scroll left, the other won't scroll up.

    Second, the error rate for right click vs left click is too high. If you don't have your fingers fairly precisely positioned, you'll get left when you want right or vice-versa. The design of the mouse does nothing to ameliorate this, as the front is a smooth fixed-radius curve.

    Frankly, I'm giving up on these and going back to a real two-button mouse, with a real scroll wheel, with real ergonomics. Apple should be ashamed of making a poorly designed failure-prone product. That they charge a premium price for it is just adding injury to insult.

    40 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    the mouse works perfectly, just one annoyance is that dust accumalates on it and the WORST part is that my scrolling ball stopped functioning downward. i can't scroll down now. i've read the reviews to this, and obviously everybody has a problem with the scroll ball. APPLE DO SOMETHING!!

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Mac but not the Mouse

    Apple might need to reconsider the mighty mouse, its dull flat shape gives no way of resting the palm, fingers... too little scroll ball..is tough to reach and just go inside the mouse while pressing, when i try to scroll up, my fingers are rubbing againts the mouse body..and clicking will take the complete mouse up and down.. making a anoying feature..its tracking speed to small, though i set it to fast.

    My logitech bluetooth mouse works preferably..i just removed the mouse that came with the mac and started using my logitech mouse and now im satisfied...

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll button in disrepair

    This is the third "Mighty Mouse" I have tried over the past six months. The scroll button has broken on all three now - two do not scroll down, and one does not scroll up. Obviously there is something wrong.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete Disaster

    I have had 5 mighty mouses in the last 2 years and all of them after a couple of months had the same problem. The scroll ball stop working! I canot beleive that to this day, Apple hasnt done something to fix this problem. It is quit sad. The problem is quite simple, when using the scroll ball, dust gets inside the mouse and eventually, the scroll ball loses its traction. I strongly advise againts buying this mouse.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not at par with the Mac - very frustrating

    I love my new Mac, however, the mouse is very frustrating to use. The ball becomes sticky frequently and it only scrolls in one direction. So, I have a cloth close by to clean it. I clean it by putting the mouse upside down and tapping gently the track ball. Then, a few days later it is sticky again!! I can't believe that Apple has not yet created a stand alone pad like it has developed for the laptops.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball a total failure

    I like the ergonomics of this mouse, but the scroll ball is always failing. It will scroll down almost all of the time, but odds of it being able to scroll up are at best fifty fifty. I don't know if dirt gets in or what the problem is, but they seem to be good for a couple of months at best. Very aggravating.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy if you have a notebook!

    It is beyond me as to why Apple would create a wired mouse that is unusable to macbook users (unless, of course, you are left-handed.) The cord is so short, and seeing as the usb drive is on the left side, buyers are forced to keep the mouse to the left of their macbooks. This means that we must then spend another $20 upgrading to the wireless version.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iMac Excellent But For...

    The mouse. This thing is a pain in the you-know-what. I'm a new PC-to-iMac convert and love everything about this computer except the mighty mouse.

    The two-in-one button feature was a nice try at "innovation", but in everyday use it comes up short. Multiple botched multi-select-and-drag attempts, sore forearm from trying to differentiate from left and right clicks, etc.

    I'm very new to Mac, so not sure if Apple offers a two button mouse. If they don't, they should. Mighty mouse is horrible.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Mighty Mouse Ain't So Mighty

    I was hoping that Apple's brilliant industrial design would produce a mouse that was insanely great, but what I ended up with was a mouse that was insanely irritating. Between the hard to click "buttons" and the random jerking of the pointer, the Mighty Mouse is just a chore to use. The only thing that I really liked was the micro-sized scroll wheel, but it's so tiny that it just doesn't feel right. As much as I hate to say this, I'm going back to my $10 cheapo LED mouse. It might be ugly, but it works.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless. Unworthy of my MAC.

    Apple products have been exceptional for me, and I've had no trouble for 9 years now with MAC products. I'm actually surprised to be writing a bad review on this website.

    This is the first Apple product I've had trouble with - but it simply isn't worth the effort. Don't get it. It doesn't work well. If you are considering getting this wireless mouse, make sure that you also get a regular mouse - you'll be using it about half the time.

    9 of 12 people found this useful