• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Enjoy it for 6-7 months

    • Written by from Golden Valley

    You will Enjoy it for 6-7 months while it's working, then you need to buy a new one :-(
    There is no way to clean it without having a special tools to disassemble.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball eventually breaks

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Already have gone through 2 of these. Scroll ball breaks after about 6 months.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Buchanan

    Worst mouse ever. I'm not even giving it a star. While I loved this thing when it worked, I have to buy a new one way too often. If you get the slightest little piece of dust or liquid on that ball, it stops working. Sometimes I can beat the mouse into submission and get it to work again, but most times that's just a temporary fix. Nothing worse than being able to only scroll up or only scroll down.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this mouse.

    • Written by from Hardwick

    I'm on my second apple mouse. The new one is only 6 months old and the scroll ball won't scroll up. The last one had the same problem. There is no way to clean it and I work in a clean environment with a pad. I've tried to roll it up and down on my mouse pad to clean it, as recommended, but it is not working. For Apple, I'm surprised at such a serious design flaw. I could always open up the old-style mouse and clean the roller ball and it lasted forever. Unless you have the money to buy a new mouse every 6-12 months stay away from this one.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Fairport

    The little scroll ball broke less than 6 months after purchasing this mouse. Don't waste your money.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless Junk

    • Written by from Newton

    Total piece of garbage. I own 3 of these at home. And work at a school that has a lab with 7 of these mice. 100% of the time they get screwed up within 6-12 months of using them. The track balls stops working and it the mouse it self jumps around on the screen. AVOIDE THIS HARDWARE.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

    • Written by from Rancho Cucamonga

    I really like the feel of this mouse but as everyone says the scroll ball stops working after a while. I found a remedy for that, if you get a lightly wet qtip and use that to roll the scroll ball a couple times it cleans itself, making the scroll ball useful again.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wont last you 6 months

    • Written by from Asheville

    The scroll ball on this thing is terrible.

    It feels funny on your finger, but worse, it gets gunk caught up in it and stops working.

    You can clean it, but eventually it will stop scrolling down no matter what you do.

    I almost always wash my hands before I sit down at the computer and I have gone through two of these mice in the past year before finally buying the Magic Mouse.

    BUY A REAL MOUSE.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is useless.

    • Written by from Wilmette

    I have now had two and the track ball on both of them lasted 3 months max. And they are not cheap. DON'T buy this product! It stinks. I'm a total mac person and preach about about how macs rule but this product is s a huge disappointment.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple mouse scroll ball issues

    • Written by from Hurst

    The scroll ball on this mouse requires constant cleaning and eventually even that will not make it work. Do yourself a favor and avoid this piece of hardware.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fail, Big Time

    • Written by from Fort Worth

    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

    Deeply Flawed Design

    • Written by from BALTIMORE

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll bar

    • Written by

    A lot of complaints about the scroll ball not working. I have a solution, as mine gets stuck from time to time and wont work. I put a little rubbing alcohol or Windex on my fingertip and roll the ball up and down. Scroll ball is fixed...works for me everytime! Would give the Mighty Mouse a 5, but only giving it a 4 for the little inconvenience.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So good I miss it when at work.

    • Written by from Stratford

    I have to admit, much of what I like about this mouse is the integration with the Mac OS, but still, it's excelent. I'm very used to Exposé this is what I miss the most when using my Dell laptop at work.

    Scroll-ball click > App Exposé
    Side-squeeze > Dashboard

    It was getting to my nerves when it first started not responding to up/down scrolling until I learned how to open it up and clean the scroll-ball rolls - BTW, the insides are impeccably designed, as it is the scroll-ball mechanism. The one I have on use must be over 3 years old now with maintenance. I haven't opened yet the one that came with my iMac!

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse, Horrible for gaming

    • Written by from san rafael

    Great mouse for everyday use but horrible if you need tp play a game that requires at 3 button to play. Some games you actually need to hold down the right button and fire with the left. This mouse does NOT allow for this action.

    11 of 12 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

    scroll

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I like the shape of the mouse, it fits nicely in your hand but the downfall is the scroll boll it stop working after 2 weeks.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball dead after only 5 months

    • Written by from Shelburne

    The scroll ball no longer works and the mouse needs to be replaced after only 5 months of use. For a computer that cost me well over $2,000 I expect better. I would not buy this product again and am looking for an alternative mouse to replace this one with.

    Also the side buttons are awkward to use.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Finicky roller ball

    • Written by from Bourbon

    My mighty mouse officially lasted 2 1/2 years which sounds good compared to some of the other reviews. Just this week the roller ball quit scrolling upward. NOw suddenly it will scroll upward, but not down. It doesn't appear to be dirty, but I followed some of the advice on other reviews and rubbed it on a soft cloth and now it seems to be working. Since I can't take it apart to clean it more thoroughly, I'm wondering how much longer it will last.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It came with my iMac G5

    • Written by from Escondido

    DO NOT BUY! Run for your life. Easily the worst mouse I have ever used. It is as comfortable and ergonomic as a raw potato. It does not fit my hand, it gives me cramps, the 'whole-mouse click' is annoying and non-intuitive. The scroll wheel does not function well since it also scrolls sideways. Apple makes many wonderful high quality products. This is not one of them. Next time go ergonomic please (like most standard mice). I do appreciate the sleek visual design, but sometimes function should determine form.

    13 of 16 people found this useful