• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep 'em clean!

    I understand the frustration of all those who have had trouble with their "mice". I have both wired and bluetooth and both quit scrolling down at almost the same time. However, since I've cleaned them with a homemade window cleaner, both are working once again. So, before you panic and throw that mouse away, clean it. And then, always be aware of what you have on your fingers. It's going to end up on the scroll wheel.
    Could it have been designed better, sure. But you can keep it working if you keep it clean.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't kill the mouse

    This is a great mouse -- it is very precise and, if the scroll ball stops working, it's most likely because it has crud in it (probably because you didn't wash your hands -- just kidding); just press down hard and roll it around and it will get unstuck.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse

    The mouse was included in my Jan, 2008 IMac purchase. The roller ball stopped working a short time after my purchase. While cleaning my desk I decided to clean the mouse. I dampened a paper towel with Window Cleaner and kept running the towel over the ball. It now works like a charm. The only issue I have the curser jumps around quite often, not sure why.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    More functionality than Magic Mouse

    Yes the scroll ball get's gunked up from time to time, but this mouse has effectively four buttons which is necessary for me. I assign expose and spaces to buttons, so this mouse has left click, right click, center click, and side button clicks.

    The newer mouse is nice and sleek and certainly doesn't experience the scroll ball issues (since it doesn't have one), but it loses functionality. I would like to see a wireless version of this mouse with the scroll ball issues resolved or better yet, get rid of the scroll ball, but I need 4 buttons

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Old Mouse

    The person I bought my Mac from had it since 2007, and had the mouse that long too. The scroll ball never worked from the day I got it which is no problem to me, i never used one on a PC either, I always just pressed the up, down, left, right buttons. But everything else has worked fine.... but now the side buttons are on the fritz. I honestly think i got something stuck in them thought. :/ But over all this mouse has been fine and it's more than sufficient especially for how old it is. All the people writing on here about having to buy a new one every 6 or 7 months, get over it? Seriously this mouse is great for what it needs to do. You don;t need to replace it :]

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Enjoy it for 6-7 months

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent product

    There are several horrible reviews about this mouse and they all stem from the fact the scrolling ball gets messed up easily. It is true that the ball will stop scrolling and it is extremely annoying. However, if you take a damp paper towel, turn the mouse upside down and rub the paper towel over it, the ball will roll like new.

    I personally love it. It is easily customizable and very precise. I would definitely buy it again.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad, keep it clean.

    I started my new job, and the CPU I was assigned to had the mighty mouse. I was told that it worked great, yet the scroll function didn't work. I used the white paper trick, with a tiny bit of saliva. Works like new. Expose is great; right click works well just not at the same time as left. I don't recommend this mouse for any serious gaming. Otherwise good little mouse. You'd be surprised at how quick people are to write things off as bad products when they just need to take a little better care of them.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Nice

    I love apple product and this is a very nice one. It is also a lot more comfortable than the new magic mouse. I'd say, Valuable.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome mouse

    Despite what ergonomics experts say about this mouse, it feels comfortable in my hand and the scroll ball has spoiled me. I'm primarily a PC user and I find this a dream to use in Windows. I have three of these mice and use them on all of my machines. I'm fairly certain I'm the only person who walks into a Starbucks and pulls out an Apple mouse to connect to a ThinkPad.

    The side-squeeze button defaults to behaving as a 'back' button in browsers, which is really quite useful. I wish the BootCamp drivers allowed that action to be customized, but I'm fairly happy with its utility either way.

    My only gripe with the mouse is the inability to simultaneously left and right click or go immediately from right click to left click. This just means I have to connect a second Apple mouse or use a different mouse if I want to play an FPS.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    i know of 2 different versions, they look close to the same.

    Flat out, the only issues that plague this mouse are

    1) Scroll Ball and Filth/Grease/skin oils

    2) Right Click and Left Click at the same time
    Magic mouse has the same issue, but with the Magic mouse
    there is a software hack to make the right and left work, not sure
    if that software works with the mighty mouse.

    I am not sure what revision deals better with skin oil and a gummed up scroll wheel, but there are some versions of the Mighty Mouse, Aka, Apple Mouse, that are less sensitive to dirt oil in the ball.

    some professionals have seriously been using the magic mouse for many years, with out any issues with the scroll ball.

    so i don't know... i personally had (1) mighty mouse back in 2007 where the scroll ball stopped working, You cant service these things, they are glued together.
    it would be one thing if you could replace the scroll unit for like 6.95 + shipping.

    i just found some new old stock Mighty mouses for 10 dollars each... so i bought 3, so far the wheel's are all working like they should, I will try that white paper trick, and if that doesn't work i may lick it ... ( if these stop working ) they may not.

    i had the version that stopped working at home... i compared it to the 3 i just bought and the one from 2007 was labeled a little different, might have been manufactured by different contract. Made inTaiwan VS made in china, pretty sure if my memory is correct. one thing is for sure they were a hair different.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Make it scroll again

    I just had the experience of the mouse not scrolling down. I washed my hands, inverted the mouse and rubbed it on a new piece of white paper. Tried this several times. No luck. I was getting desperate and a little annoyed and was thinking about buying another mouse. Then I thought hey maybe if I dampen the wheel it might clean better. You guessed it. I licked the wheel and went back to the white paper. Presto! It worked like a charm.
    If you can't join them, lick em.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but one catch

    This Mighty Mouse Is Great. I Tried working it with my old 2002 iMac (With runs Mac OS X 10.2.8 Jaguar), and it actually works. As of right now, Im using it with Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger, and it works great except for one thing... The track ball sometimes doesn't scroll up or down, but works in any other way. If I where you, i would get the Magic Mouse, that seems to work allot better then this mouse.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Need to learn to disassemble & clean

    Once you learn to disassemble and clean the ball, it's a workhorse. I've done it three times in the last three years (feels like new every time), and it's been without any problems at all. Expect to spend 30 minutes or more. Of course, there's something to be said about why one is forced to clean it in the first place ...

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    like it!

    The good: It's better than the bluetooth version because is not heavy to use and move.

    The bad: price. it's too expensive!.

    Recommendation: for those who says that the scroll get screwed just turn down the mouse and scroll it against a piece of paper. it works like a charm again!.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Thank you thank you!

    To everyone that suggested rubbing the mouse on paper and alcohol, it worked great......thank you! I too was about to go out and buy a new one! Now I don't have too :-)

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just experienced the scroll ball issue

    And resolved by using a recommendation from another user...

    Disconnect the mouse from the computer, (I used a VERY lightly damp paper towel), turned the mouse upside down and rub on towel vigorously, on the damp side, and then the dry side. Worked like a charm :) Thanks!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll ball just add a little rubbing alcohol

    just add a little bit of rubbing alcohol on the ball, rub with a paper towel and good as new!!! love it!

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Ball sticks but it's easy to clean

    Remove the mouse from computer. Turn the mouse upside down and, on a clean sheet of paper, rotate the ball quite vigorously. Less than a minute should do it. That will disperse any buildup of oil or dirt that came from your finger, and the mouse is as good as new. I almost threw mine away. I'm so glad I didn't.

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse! But the wire is too shot for right-handed people.

    The reason that I gave it only 4 stars is the mouse's wire connect to USB slot on Mac somehow too shot for right-handed people (at least for me) since the two USB slots are located on the left side of the computer. I hope Apple will improve this in the near future.

    5 of 8 people found this useful