• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works amazing until dirty

    • Written by from Wesley Chapel

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why can't Apple correct the Mighty Mouse faulty design?

    • Written by from Tualatin

    It's been three years and the Mighty Mouse (wired or wireless, I've got both) still only lasts a month before the ball stops working. Seriously, how can Apple keep selling a defective design for all this time without fixing it? And how can we consumers keep buying it? I'm about ready to send back (under AppleCare) for my 4th Mighty Mouse because they get to the point where you can't even clean them to get them to work anymore. Once AppleCare ends, I'm off to a competitor.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product Ever

    • Written by from Eugene

    I don't even know where to begin with this thing - it is all around absolutely the worst Apple product I have ever owned, but I guess the worst thing is its ability to function as a mouse. Anyone who has the two-button functionality enabled knows the exquisite headache of trying to intuit what this small plastic egg will recognize as a right click or a left. The "side" buttons are a special treat as well - they are awkward to use, and don't tend to click "off" very well. The one redeeming point is the scroll wheel, which seems to function okay. So if you only need to scroll infinitely through one document, you're set. For those of us that need to use Sketchup or similar multi-click dependent programs, we must resort to third-party mice. Apple, please test future mice in people's hands, not in store windows.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice to fondle; not to use.

    • Written by from Santa Cruz

    I've been living with three Mighty-Mice for more than a year now. I'm ready to scream.

    They're lovely. They are a triumph of elegant industrial design. They feel nice in your hand, and work great! (for a while).

    But then your scroll-ball jams. And then you clean it. And then it jams. And then you clean it. And then it jams. And one day: your heart just breaks, and you realize: "I hate this thing. It makes my life miserable."

    There are two bad things about this product which sneak up on you and drive you off the edge: One is the scroll-ball. Such a good idea! A real shame it doesn't work.

    The other is the "which button" sensor. Usually it works. Which means: It's fun when you first try it, but infuriating after a year of solid use.

    I'm going to go buy an ugly mouse with real, physical buttons and a boring old wheel. And it will be a happy day, my friend. A happy day.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Issues with the scroll ball

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    The scroll ball works great when it works, but it is very unreliable.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy, overpriced junk

    • Written by from Friday Harbor

    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

    • Written by from Darlington

    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

    Worst Apple Product (From an Apple Specialist)

    • Written by from Lima

    I work at an Apple Reseller, and in my experience, this is by far the worst Apple product ever. I have used several through years and none has worked good enough. On our store, this is the ONLY product I just CAN'T recommend, and its painful, since I love everything Apple. Do yourself a favor and don't invest on this product.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd rather have real mice!

    • Written by from Beckenham

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dirty mouse

    • Written by from Providence

    This mouse is not functionally versatile, and it broke down of 7 month of sparse use.

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too short

    • Written by from alskkd

    This mouse is nice and all, but the cord is ridiculously short. You'll have to have an extension if you want to use it on the Macbook Pro. I guess Apple is trying to save copper and cut an extra foot off the cable. Get the wireless model instead and save yourself the trouble of an extension.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy

    • Written by from cincinnati

    Looks good and it's a cool design. But you cannot clean the "Innovative Scroll Ball and button" without destroying the mouse. The "Force-sensing side buttons" click constantly when you do not want them to. I had to disable them. Almost any mouse is probably better than this. I just trashed mine and am using a seven year old Microsoft mouse.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Toronto

    Dear Apple,

    While a good product in some aspects, the Mighty Mouse fails in its most important function as a MOUSE: it fails to scroll vertically (!!!!!!!!!)

    How did this product pass user-testing? Why are you not improving this product already? How can you include a failed product as a standard item shipped with most iMacs and MacPros?

    I am not sure you realize this product is a HUGE INCONVENIENCE for most users.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse needs to be replaced after 8 months

    • Written by from Holly

    Boy am I glad the Apple Store Genius recommend I keep my old Apple Pro Mouse when I got my new iMac. The Mighty Mouse that came with my new computer has failed after only 8 months of use. The cord is fraying and splitting where it leaves the front of the mouse (and I don't have animals so there is no possibility of something chewing it). Not to mention the countless problems I have with it sometimes being too responsive, sometimes being unresponsive and sometimes moving clear across the screen on it's own.


    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Might mouse STINKS!

    • Written by from san diego

    This is my second mighty mouse, and like all negative posts, the track ball stopped working after several months, both of them! I will not be buying another until Apple takes care of this issue. It is, obviously, as serious engineering FLAW! THE MIGHTY MOUSE STINKS!

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother

    • Written by from Dulles

    Just like everyone else here, the scroll ball stopped working properly. At least ours lasted awhile (just until the warranty expired) and then stopped scrolling down. And as much as you think, "...aw, no big deal, I can live with it." It really is a pain. I thought it was a fluke and was going to get another one but I'm glad I looked here first and saw these reviews!! I'm not wasting my money and will get a different one and I hope anyone else will do the same.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not useful, plain and simple

    • Written by from Providence

    Apple mighty mouse is a money trap. I only used it because it came with my iMac and I had convinced myself that certain difficulties I was having with it was due to fact that I was simply not used to using it. After approximately 8 months, I had to use an ordinary mouse for some reason and it felt like heaven.

    Not useful with a lot of games, non-ergonomic design, difficult or impossible to clean the ball, touch sensitivity and response time is simply terrible. The seemingly valuable features (such as 4-direction wheel, side buttons of expose etc) or not irreplaceable as one would think.

    In short, go for a Logitech or Razer. For this very same price, you will not believe what you will be getting

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The scroll ball is horrible!

    • Written by from Denver

    I've used Macs since the Plus, but the Mighty Mouse is the first Apple product that I truly HATE. Within a month of purchase the scroll ball was only scrolling in one direction. Compressed air, while hard to control, cleaned it. But it is constantly going back to the dirty erratic performance. Now that is no longer a reliable fix. Friends have tried turning it upside down on a cloth with rubbing alcohol, with water, dry - doesn't help! This product is so poorly engineered. Lot's of "fabulous" features that few people use, but the scroll ball is inherently bad. Apple: YOU NEED TO FIX THIS PRODUCT!

    6 of 9 people found this useful