• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Favorite Mouse!

    • Written by from Ellicott City

    I've been a Mac user since the first Mac was introduced in the mid-1980s, and this is my favorite mouse of all. I keep my Apple Mouse working well. How? I squirt a bit of compressed air into the ball each time I finish using it for the day. It ALWAYS works, and it works well.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Columbus

    Overall, the mouse is a great product. It provides great functionality with the pressure sensitive sides and still works well even after two years of use. Those people who bought new mice because of the scroll ball issue could have done simply flipped the mouse upside down and rubbed the ball with a piece of printer paper. That information is easily available on the internet and Apple's website.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from DuPont

    Like all the multitude of functions in this small product, as well as the look/feel.

    Had been working just fine for a couple of months until recently when the infamous scrolling ball got stuck. Thanks for the tip on how to clean it. The upside down rolling motion on printer paper did the job.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just some common misconceptions.

    • Written by from Cape Carteret

    I’ve had this mouse for two years now, and I absolutely love it! It has much more functionality (and more buttons) than Apple’s Magic Mouse; however, there are some things you should know.

    Here are the fixes one should be aware of when purchasing this product:

    1. The scroll ball must be cleaned occasionally by rolling the mouse upside down on a piece of printer paper. All the dirt and oils come right out onto the paper, and the ball works just like new!

    2. In order to right click, your left finger cannot be touching the left side of the mouse. You must life your left finger and press the right side of the mouse with your right finger. If you press the mouse with both fingers, it automatically registers as a left click.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't see the problem...

    • Written by from East Setauket

    My husband purchased me an iMac for as an anniversary gift approximately a year and a half ago. I was mainly a PC/Windows user - I had never owned an Apple/Mac product before, so just about everything about it was foreign to me.

    I have to admit, while I LOVED the iMac's 24 inch screen, ease of use and the fact that the entire computer was built into the monitor (eliminated the tower and freeing up space), I initially HATED the keyboard and mouse that came with it in the box. I wasn't used to typing on something so flat, and while I liked the size of the keys, I didn't care for the fact that the keys weren't raised and staggered in height (meaning the overall tilt of more traditional keyboards). However, it didn't take me long to adjust to this new style and now my finger literally fly over the keys. I make few mistakes and notice that I don't become fatigued like I used to when I have to do a lot of typing.

    Now, to the mouse...yes I hated this thing too :o) I did NOT like that it didn't have the right and left click buttons. I eventually became used to it, and then I discovered that I could set up this mouse like the more traditional mouses (mice?) I was used to with a left and right click button. I love the buttons on the side as well. I find this little thing to be extremely versatile, ergonomic and easy to use. The scroll ball is amazing as well. It takes very little effort to move it around, which makes navigating a web page and documents very easy to do.

    As for the people who have given this product poor reviews, stating that it becomes dirty? First of all, anything we touch with our hands has the potential for getting dirty, which is why it is prudent that we take proper care of these items prior to handling. I have had this same mouse for a year and a half now. The white plastic casing and ball are as clean as and function as perfectly as the day I pulled it out of the box. I have had ZERO issues with any dirt, moisture and/or oils from my hands getting into the creases or down into the scroll ball. Then again, I always make sure my hands are clean and dry before I ever touch ANY of my electronics and I never eat around them.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    cleaning the ball may help

    • Written by from Estes Park

    Wow! I cleaned my ball according to CB using Windex and now my mouse works great again!

    18 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse

    • Written by

    I got to say, this mouse works perfectly. I love the 360 degree scroll. Actually, I got an iMac, keyboard, and this mouse for free! (thanks to my awesome uncle, it came with Windows Vista!!! LOL!) This machine is a white Intel 2006 iMac... so that must mean this mouse is almost 5 years old! This mouse still is really good, and even the track ball works great. I recomend this mouse, although I do not like the pricing on this... it should be $20... but still deserves 5 stars.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cleaning the Ball

    • Written by from CRYSTAL RIVER

    Use some Windex(without Ammonia) or Cinch (a cleaning product I use).
    Turn Mouse upside down.
    Spray ball.
    Keeping ball upside down, press ball into a washcloth and move it in every direction until it is dry.
    Repeat this procedure using a piece of printer paper until ball is dry and there is no residue coming off the ball.

    Good for another 10,000 miles.

    This is NOT a disposable mouse. Clean it this way.
    You cannot take it apart.
    Apple WILL NOT publicly recommend using a cleaner, HOWEVER all the Techs and Store employees do it this way.

    My cordless Mighty Mouse is 3 years old and is still kicking and clicking.

    An obvious piece of advice: The cleaner you keep your hands, the longer your Mighty Mouse will go between cleanings.

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse

    • Written by from Brooklyn Park

    I have had my Mighty Mouse for a couple years. Only maintenance it has every needed is an annual touch of the scroll ball with an alcohol wipe to clean it off (takes a few seconds) and recharge of batteries every couple months. I love it!!!

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse!

    • Written by from Emmeloord

    Thanks to apple because this mouse is awesome!
    It feels great in your hand way better than the magic mouse.
    I also really like the buttons on the side, i us then as a quick way to enter Exposé.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    3 years daily usage; never a problem

    • Written by from oklahoma City

    I'm writing this review primarily because I wanted to offer a different perspective from some of the other reviews I see here.

    I've been using the cordless version of this mouse for 3 years, ever since I purchased my iMac. I use it for several hours a day, doing a lot of work that requires me to move things around the screen. It hasn't caused a single problem. I must have the world's cleanest hands because the roller ball hasn't even clogged up.

    I don't know if I'm lucky or what. But my ONLY complaint about this mouse is that it won't wear out, so I never have an excuse to try some of the new ones.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse

    • Written by from State College

    A lot of people say the scroll ball doesn't work, but I found it worked very well. I've had it for years and it hasn't failed. Wonderful design! It has a nice shape that is extremely comfortable in my hand. Great mouse; I definitely reccommend it.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Mouse.

    • Written by from Oregon

    I've had this mouse since I purchased my i-Mac G5. NEVER had a problem. Ever. Is it possible I've had it since 2005? Love it.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Smooth tracking and scrolling. Great functionality.

    • Written by from Fairfax Station

    This mouse was given to me as a gift. I received it used, and it was experiencing the same scrolling problems everyone writes about in the reviews. There is a simple fix for this: Take a clean white piece of paper on a hard surface, turn the mouse upside down so its resting on the ball, and move the mouse around quickly in every direction. Try going fast and slow. The dirt that has accumulated on the ball will rub off on the paper and the mouse will work good as new.

    After the ball was clean, I fell in love with the mouse. Scrolling felt so effortless with the 360 degree ball. The tracking in impeccable even without a mouse pad. It's also fantastic having 4 buttons so that you can program expose and spaces for easy access.

    Do not be fooled by people rating one star. Just like any product, this mouse will need to be cleaned after prolonged use. Cleaning it is fast and simple and restores the initial ease of scrolling.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    1 year of heavy use and so far so good

    • Written by from Irving

    I have used this mouse for 1 year and and I have not had any problems with it. I never eat at my desk/computer area though. I use a cleaning wipe about once a month to clean it. Its great and looks really nice.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse!

    • Written by from Roann

    I've read a lot of bad reviews, so I thought I'd put in my two cents. I've been using this mouse with my Mac Mini 1.66 Core Duo purchased back in 2006. I have never had any issues with this mouse. It's gone through several studio albums using logic pro, lots of final cut hd videos, and never once had a problem with the scroll ball. I love this mouse and will probably buy another one, when the time comes.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse ive ever used

    • Written by from WHITTIER

    i got this mouse 2 years ago. I have to say, it is the best mouse ive ever used, aside from the magic mouse. i plan on getting a magic mouse for my macbook pro, i just havent been around to it. anyways, the mighty mouse is fantastic, the ball you scroll with is perfect, i havent had any problems with it. It has a solid click, right clicking is super easy, the buttons on the side are awesome. i have those set to my spaces. its so easy. the tracking is perfect, ive never had a problem with it. And i dont understand why people keep on complaining about the ball. if you wash your hands, the ball will never get sicky and dirty. it will be fine. and i clean my mouse all the time. its the best mouse ever. Get one, and wash your hands. you will never have problems.

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Use

    • Written by from Pleasanton

    I have had the wireless version of this mouse for 2 years, using it at least four hours a day. The scroll ball has never ONCE clogged up for me. I have never had to clean it, and it still works perfectly. The side buttons are extremely useful and save me a lot of time. Everything about the mouse is extremely easy to use. 'No problems after 2 years of regular use of this mouse so I see no problems with it.

    7 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Long Lasting 5 years!

    • Written by from Rancho Cordova

    Ive had the Imac G5 & its wired Mighty Mouse since it came out and the mouse is just now going out.
    I say for 5years old its done one heck of a job. my cats chewed the cord twice and it still kept on ticking! thats with 3 adults & a kid.

    A+++ from me , & im headed to the apple store to buy another! thanks!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Oily Bricks for Paws

    • Written by from Saint Paul

    I 've seen some bad reviews on this Mouse. I have been satisfied with mine. it was a little tricky getting used to now i love it. Some people must have poor touch or really oily fingers. or are eating too much around the Mouse. Both of the mice that i have work just as they are supposed to. Love the little scroll ball for Surfing. just have to get used to it. Some of us don't like to change. I call those folks Stuck in the 20th Century.

    5 of 13 people found this useful