• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroller malfunction fix

    • Written by

    I had similar problems with the scroller failing within a few months of buying the mouse. Really frustrated me till I read this review that a good citizen wrote for the wireless mouse. Try it...it works!

    This is not a review - it's a fix for the scroller.
    Written by AC from RESEDA
    Oct 30, 2007

    I went to the Apple store by my house today and talked to a guy about sending this mouse in for repair since I have only had it a few months. He said I needed an appointment, but he also said it was easily fixed. He advised me to clean the roller ball on the top with alcohol wipes or a q-tip soaked in alcohol.
    I thought it wouldn't work but since I had to wait for my appointment to send it in to apple I tried it and cleaned it thoroughly with alcohol and a q-tip. I let it dry for five minutes and it works like new.
    I am very pleased with the advice I got and just wanted to share with some of you who might be having the same problem.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse on the Market

    • Written by from Sealy

    I have used the wired and wireless version of the Mighty Mouse for several years, and it has become my favorite. The secret to reliable use of the scroll ball is to keep your hands clean -- not a bad idea anyway when using any computer peripheral. The left and right and multi-click commands were a little tricky to master at first, but now even that seems natural now that I have mastered the movements. Overall, a great mouse!!

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse, If you read manuals

    • Written by from Surrey

    One of the best mice i've used, there are a lot better ones out there but its really neat and simplistic. Please clean the scrolling ball, CLEAN IT - the manual has it there... to clean the scrolling ball... read. clean. and good as new.

    neat laser easter egg.

    13 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent mouse!

    • Written by from SAINT CHARLES

    I have been using various wireless and wired mice for years, but the wired mighty mouse beats them all. Wireless mice depend on batteries to keep operating and previous wired mice I've used have been awkward. The wired mighty mouse fits my hand, the scroll button allows me to scroll not just from top to bottom but from side to side in side a document. Now I just need to get a second one to keep with my older laptop!

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    I love this mouse. I wanted the wireless mouse but it was a gift and works amazingly. The only problem I have had was when i used it in my bed were there are like bumps and won't work there but otherwise it has worked for everything.

    12 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Try this before buying a new mouse!

    • Written by from Greer

    I went to purchase a new mouse due to my scroll ball failing about a year ago. They were out of stock of the wired mighty mouse, so I thought I would just order it online. I then read the feedback regarding cleaning the scroll wheel by soaking a Q-Tip in alcohol and thoroughly cleaning the ball. My mouse now works like new, just out of the box! I hardly remember it working so well, as it is close to two years old. I guess the oil from our fingers (probably mostly due to my kids fingers because they are the ones that are always messing with my Mac; they can't keep their hands off of it) gets into the mechanism and needs to be cleaned. Try this before buying a new mouse!

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Check the Support Pages!!!

    • Written by from Port Coquitlam

    I agree that its annoying that scrolling down doesn't work after awhile. But if you are OBSERVANT! you would notice in the support pages for the mouse. CLEANING the mouse fixes this exact problem. Just get a damp cloth hold the mouse upside down and run the cloth on the ball really fast to clean it out. Plus be sure its upside so dirty falls down and out. After that do the same thing with a dry portion of the cloth, and GOOD AS NEW. Just did it tonight and worked wonders.. ONCE again. This also goes for the Wireless Version So to you people who don't clean it. STOP WHINING!

    21 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great – pro or amateur user –

    • Written by from Kansas City

    I've been using this mouse for over a year and so far has been working great. I've been using it as a professional designer and as an animation student and has stood up to all those different clicks and scrolls of different programs.

    I highly recommend it it.

    Great product.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Clean ball & scroll on

    • Written by from Waukesha

    I've had my Mac & mouse for 2 yrs, luv em both. Started to have scrolling problems w/the ball but came up w/a solution to problem. I just used "Goof Off" solvent to clean the ball & was scrolling like new again! Put a couple drops solvent on a clean smooth cloth, turn mouse upside down, roll ball over solvent in circular motion let dry & viola,
    back in action!! Too easy, yes, but effective! You can get it at any hardware store.

    10 of 17 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

    Scroll wheel fix...

    • Written by from camano island

    Don't surf the interweb while eating fried chicken. The scroll ball gets gooey and needs to be cleaned, (I use Windex on a napkin). Hygiene people.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Rocks

    • Written by from Denver

    So many complaints about this great product. You have to keep it clean. Had mine for 2 years now. If the ball doesn't work, I simply turn it upside down on my mouse pad and rub it in all directions a few times. Works fine.

    Easy to use. Great product.

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Basic Mouse

    • Written by from Hummelstown

    Simple, functional, scroll ball is great for graphic design or audio editing where precise horizontal scrolling is needed. I'd definitely recommend it for Windows or OSX.

    19 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Heavy User (web app programmer)

    • Written by from Pflugerville

    I dont know what everyone is talking about. This product is great and I use it very heavily. Purchased in Jan. 08.

    I dont care much for wired computer equipment but I also dont like be stuck with a dead mouse and no batteries when I am in the middle of some very important work.

    17 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Fine

    • Written by from Chicago

    The Apple wired Mighty Mouse is by far the best mouse I've ever known. Some people complain about the scroll bar collecting dirt, but mine hardly collects any. If you don't eat and use it then you will be fine. The wired version is great because you never have to worry about running out of battery and the fact that it plugs right into the side of the Apple keyboard is just the best ever! The two click shell is an awesome idea and this is an awesome product. I highly recommend getting this for both Macs and PCs alike.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great if you wash your hands

    • Written by from Boxboro

    I've had the wireless version of the mouse for nearly a year, the wired version for about 4 months - they work fine without a hitch. But if you like to eat greasy food (or wash your hands only once a day) you're doomed to gum up the scroll ball and dirty up the bottom of the mouse (creates drag).

    My keyboards are clean as well - some people tend to dirty up everything their hands touch so if you're one of those people you might not like this mouse.

    15 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse works Fantastic!

    • Written by from West Bend

    I've had my mighty mouse for almost 2-years. It works great! some of the problems mentionedd below have never been an issue. I'm a graphic designer so I use the right click and scroll ball on a regular basis. The scroll ball has never givien me any of the problems mentioned, and the right click, while sometimes touchy, hasn't been a problem, you just have to make sure you click on the right side near the top (where you should) and not in the middle of the mouse. as far as to click and drag, if you click then pinch int he side buttons, you can pick up the mouse and drag without any problems. I love it!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems whatsoever

    • Written by from Tigard

    I've been using this mouse for over a year and have had no problems. I love the expose features and the ability to scroll 360º. The multiple buttons increase productivity and make accessing frequently used features simpler. Mouse is comfortable and looks very elegant on my desktop. I'm very happy with this product and would say that it was worth the $50.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My favorite mouse

    • Written by from Rowlett

    This is the best mouse I have ever used. Sure it can get a little gummed up, but a once-a-year cleaning is not too bad of a price to pay. If you need to clean the ball, take a paper towel or lint free cloth, add a bit of naphtha, lighter fluid, or rubbing alcohol, flip the mouse over and roll the wheel around on the moist area. I am still using the same mouse that I got with my 2009 mac pro... I did buy a back up in case they stop making these, but it's still in the box... The ergonomics just work well for me. Every mouse I have used have me cramps after a while.. This one does not do that. I have a magic mouse that I use with my MBP, but it's not fun to use with SketchUp... We all have different needs and requirements, and this one works best for my style of computer use...

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Destroying Misconceptions

    • Written by from El Monte

    I'm hearing about a lot of scrolling problems with all of your mice. Maybe you've been treating it a little too roughly– admit it, for those who've harshly pressed the buttons and scroll to get them to work, or accidentally dropped your mouse off the desk. I've done those things, and my mouse is still working fine. Yes, I've had scrolling problems like many people here are describing, but after days of frustration, I did this: according to a WikiHow article, I turned the mouse upside down and gently rubbed it all over a handkerchief, the delicate kind used for glasses. Literally right there, I scrolled it and it absolutely worked. Possibly you've tried all of these things without success, and maybe your mouse is truly faulty. After buying my mouse from the thrift store (wonder why someone donated a 50 dollar mouse- it didn't look brand new either), I've had it for more than 4-6 months and it works fantastic. I especially love how the scroll allows you to go sideways, since I've always grudgingly scrolled my mouse to the bottom scroll bar of a window while using a normal mouse. The side buttons work fine, too.

    P.S. For those you get dead skin cells and all of the gross dust in the side buttons, simply get in there with one of those sample mascara testers you get at Sephora, and all of it goes bye-bye.

    6 of 10 people found this useful