• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Richfield

    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!

    • Written by from Albany

    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

    • Written by from Dexter

    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


    • Written by from Millbrae

    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

    • Written by from RICHMOND

    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

    • Written by from New York

    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

    • Written by from Ottawa

    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

    • Written by from Edina

    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

    • Written by from Greensboro

    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!

    • Written by from Eldersburg

    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...

    • Written by from Fort Worth

    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

    • Written by from Richmond

    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.

    • Written by from Manchester

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Your better off going to a pet shop

    • Written by from Exeter

    If it wasn't for the cord, I would I thrown this device out of my city flat window and down to the busy traffic below, many times by now! Yeah Apple make great computers, great software, I had a Powerbook that lasted for years, but this mouse is useless. It works wonderfully for the first three weeks, then the scroll wheel picks up some dirt and it's useless. I have figured out how to crack the case and clean the insides, but this is a mission and a total waste of my time. And now it seems to jump onto the dashboard whenever it feels like it! Buy this and you'll be coming back to get it replaced in about 6 months (if that).

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome when it worked

    • Written by from Durango

    This mouse was great when it worked. I loved being able to scroll sideways, but after getting 2 warranty replacements after the ball stopped working I gave up on it. Honestly, don't buy this mouse, it'll just end up not working in a month or two.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It stinks!!

    • Written by from edmond

    I thought it was cool @ 1st but then it stopped scroling and i couldnt right click and it got very hard to use!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ready to squash this mouse

    • Written by from Calgary

    Maybe it will scroll, maybe it won't. Maybe it will scroll up but not down, maybe it will scroll down but not up.

    Maybe I don't have time to constantly be running it upside down on a piece of paper and blowing air into it etc.

    C'mon Apple make a decent mouse with a decent sized scroll ball and one that can actually be cleaned without major disassembly.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ZERO stars for mouse with substance-abuse issues

    • Written by from Redondo Beach

    Do NOT, I repeat, do NOT buy this mouse.

    I got tired of my wireless keyboard and wireless mouse losing their connections on a semi-weekly basis, so I threw them out and bought a retrograde hard-wired (imagine that!) keyboard and mouse. No more lost connections, but.....

    I never thought of a mouse having an drinking- or drug problem, but I am convinced this little creature is a serious alcoholic or substance abuser! Many, many times an hour it does the equivalent of falling down drunk or stoned: going right when moving left, going left when moving right, or going to far corners of the screen when (I swear!) I have not move my wrist one millimeter! The right-click button is as reliable as a drinker or druggie: sometimes it responds, sometimes not. When it does respond, it's sometimes coherent, but usually not. Don't even ask about the too-hard-to-regularly-use side buttons on its "waist"!

    I just talked to two people at Apple who said their mice were similarly unreliable. It's said that, in afterlife's inferno, product designers have to use the products they designed. I think there's a special place reserved for the designer of this mouse.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Wheel Fails

    • Written by from Tampa

    After just a few weeks the scroll wheel stopped scrolling up or down. I wasn't too worried though, because I discovered that if you clean it, it will start scrolling again. But now cleaning it no longer seems to work. I've tried all kinds of tips and tricks I read on the support message boards, but I absolutely cannot get it to scroll anymore.
    P.S. This is a common problem. My mother has an iMac too and she's had the same problem with her Apple mouse.

    66 of 73 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Brand New Scroll Wheel

    • Written by from Harrisburg

    My first mighty mouse that came with my iMac was great until the scroll wheel stopped working due to dirt. Even after trying to clean it it just wasn't the same.

    Now I have a BRAND NEW mighty mouse. Just opened the box this morning. Plugged it in and was excited to use it. It works great EXCEPT the scroll wheel does not scroll UP! This is a brand new mouse so I can't see the issue of dirt around the scroll ball being an issue. I'm highly disappointed with Apple over the design of this mouse.

    26 of 28 people found this useful