• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    keep it clean

    One good rule, always wash your hands every time you address the computer and it's devices. Every now and then clean the interactive devices. In 3 years I've never had a problem. This is the most reliable and simple device I have ever used.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    mouse

    this is the cheapest mouse i have ever used, i have had this IMAC for 8 months and i am ready for my third mouse, the ball stops working, plain junk

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scrollball failure

    Purchased 6 months ago and scrollball has failed. Can only scroll up but not down. Disappointing.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Mighty Mouse" it is not

    Only reason I gave it 1 star is because you can't give it zero stars. Like others here, the thing
    works great. At first. Problems arise AFTER that stupid ball gets dirty or whatever happens to
    it. Thankfully, I have the extended warranty on my MacPro. The computer works great. The mouse?
    I am on the THIRD ONE. THREE!!! Ridiculous. And that is after I cleaned the bloody things time and
    time again. It got to the point where they didn't work at all. Apple missed on this one - big time.
    Sad thing is, as far as I know, you need to have the Apple mouse, otherwise I would go and get a
    mouse with the wheel on it. Hey Apple engineers - change the ball to a wheel. Hopefully, by the time this one gives out, I can get one that actually works and lasts.

    25 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    As everybody knows by now, the scroll ball is impossible to clean and regularly malfunctions. The side buttons are very stiff and useless. It is ambiguous about a left click and a right click. Why can't Apple make a good mouse?

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    another scroll ball failure

    I've owned my imac for 5 months... add me to the long list of defective scroll balls. My mighty mouse no longer scrolls up. It's a shame a company that puts such a high price on quality products has missed the mark with such a critical component.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ergonomic or functional - very pretty though

    Wanted to add my confirmation of what everyone has said.
    Love the look, but:
    - Roller often ceases to work
    - Right click often fails
    - Often left click instead of right accidentally (and vice versa)
    - middle click requires practice to achieve, it has no 'intuitively correct feel' to it
    - Side buttons (button 4) is HARD to operate, ultra awkward
    - Button 4 has no tactile detection, you have to look at the mouse to feel if your finger/thumb is on it before pressing
    - Removal of battery cover is just plain difficult and is a frankly hit and miss operation and feels like it will fail if used to often
    - On/off switch is unnecessarily difficult to operate
    - roller ball is too small for delicate movements
    - Design is intrinsically 'rattley', does not feel good
    - bluetooth connection is frequently iffy, often will not connect at start up time
    - took some time for me to find the correct fixes to make bluetooth work at all (had manually download patches as they were not offered to me routinely), that is, I had to go and find them.

    Apart from that, it DOES look nice.

    NOT a satisfied customer. I would have rated it at 0 (if that was an option) because the device generally fails to function sufficiently well and the price is too high.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE MOUSE!!

    This is by far the worst product in the Apple Line, and has been since the last generation of Apple products! First of all, unless your wear latex gloves whenever you use the mouse, your natural hand oils WILL (not might, will) clog the scroll ball within as little as four months. Second, and this makes me hate the mouse even more than the first reason, is that the contour of the mouse is totally not ergonomic, and honestly really uncomfortable. I don't know who's hand a mouse like this is supposed to fit, but it you do any design or precise computer work (hell, even if your browsing the internet), this mouse will make your hand uncomfortable. Also as a third point, has anyone else noticed that this mouse matches NOTHING in the current Apple product line?

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete Disaster

    I have had 5 mighty mouses in the last 2 years and all of them after a couple of months had the same problem. The scroll ball stop working! I canot beleive that to this day, Apple hasnt done something to fix this problem. It is quit sad. The problem is quite simple, when using the scroll ball, dust gets inside the mouse and eventually, the scroll ball loses its traction. I strongly advise againts buying this mouse.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Clean it!

    I had been enjoying my Mighty Mouse for several months, then the trackball stopped working properly (it wouldn't scroll down). I thought I needed to replace the mouse, but checked the support forums first. The Mighty Mouse trackball CAN be cleaned. Turn the mouse upside down and rub the trackball with a lint free cloth such as the one that comes with the iMac. This solved my problem and has restored the might of my mouse.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Probably the best mouse on the market

    Anyone switching from Windows to Mac knows how difficult the transition is going from a two-button mouse to a one button mouse. Since the introduction of the Mighty Mouse a few years ago, this has made the transition so much easier. Having a 'standard' 5-button mouse with a track ball makes working a breeze. I've been a Mac user for 8 years (although I did use a Mac in the late '80s during high school) and I love the short cuts that the Mighty Mouse provides. This mouse and the other desktop shortcuts (desktop corners) really allow you to customize your whole Mac experience. The only short fall is hitting the mouse correctly when trying for either the left or right button... a minor set back.

    31 of 47 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad

    I've had my mouse for about 2 years. The scroll ball stopped working after about a year, but it just needed to be cleaned. I cleaned mine with a diaper wipe, rolling the ball around a lot. It works fine now. I read on Apple support that other people used rubbing alcohol, or handi-wipes, etc, to do the same thing. So it's no big deal.

    I like the mouse a lot. However, it does a very bad job on my shiny white desk. My 6 year old Logitech laser mouse works pretty well on the same desk. So that is my only disappointment.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Mouse I've ever used (reasons included)

    Problems include the following. The right click ability is horribly insensitive. As a result I often try to right click but it left clicks instead. I really have to get my finger all the way to the right side of the mouse to get a right click to occur. This means I have to pay much greater attention to my clicking.. Which is annoying and disruptive to my work flow.

    Because of its design you cannot pickup the mouse and move it and keep the click depressed. So if you are trying to do a very long click/drag for some reason and run out of mouse pad. The click releases when you picukup the mouse to move it and you loose your drag. HORRIBLE design here I cannot tell you how irritating this is.

    Those two flaws alone make this the worst mouse I've ever used. It's my main input into my Mac and it should be so simple and elegant that I don't even have to think about it being there. Unfortunetly with the mighty mouse I'm constantly reminded that it is there because it's constantly doing what I don't want it to do.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    carpal tunnel = scroll ball; solutions for Apple Industrial Design

    I've been consistantly using the Mighty Mouse for 11 straight months. It's a great product with a serious drawback. My fave (and worse) feature is the scroll ball--there are few products on the market that can match it's ease of use.

    On the flip side, the scroll ball is hurting my finger and will likely hurt your's with time. Experience tells me it's the onset of carpal tunnel or repetitive stress injury.

    So instead of complaining, I will outline simple solutions that Apple ID can implement:
    -the scroll ball has to move at least 1 cm closer to the top of the mouse: currently your finger needs to flex from 40 to 80 degrees to use it. Over time, this will stress the tendons and muscles in your finger. Moving it forward will keep the finger in a more flat and natural posture.
    -the scroll ball needs to be larger: at least 50 to 100 percent. The small size puts more strain on your finger in order to control the scroll ball. A bigger ball + forward position will mean less effort for input of motion.

    Apple ID, pls take my suggestions to heart to improve your product.

    Thank you.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll mechanism fails

    I have had three Apple optical scroll wheel mice, two wireless and one USB. In a 16 month period, all three have developed the same malfunction: the scroll wheel will not scroll vertically in both directions. I could either scroll up or scroll down, but not in both directions. This problem has been previously reported bo other reviewers and is apparently quite common. While I am biased toward Apple products in general, this one is a dud.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    I have been using my mouse for close to 4 years now. Although I do have both types, the wireless for my laptop and the wired for my desktop, I prefer it to the wireless as it has more of the functions that I want for work. I clean it, and my keyboard, once every few months with a disinfecting wipe and find that to be enough to keep them both working smoothly and effectively. I don't find that the ball gums up as others say, all of my functions continue to work and work well. After 4 years of use 8 hours per day 5 days a week I think this product is well worth the money and beats any other mouse I have used over my extensive office experience.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disposable!

    Ok, I love this mouse—when it's new. Great feel and sensitivity, aesthetics, etc. BUT, I have to buy a new one every 3 months. As others have noticed, the scroll ball gums up and the thing becomes useless, as there is no way to open it up without a hammer. And as if this weren't bad enough, usually before its inevitable demise the mouse begins this rapid ghost clicking thing. Without me pressing anything it spaz-clicks over items I'm working on. click-click-click-click! screws up my work!

    Thus far my solution has been (to Apple's delight) to buy a new mouse every few months but this is ridiculous for obvious reasons. Can someone either slap Apple or tell me a good alternative to their mouse? Or just do both?

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great once you know the "secret"

    I was really happy with this mouse until the scroll wheel started behaving erratically. I'd already replaced one and was cursing Apple and about to throw this one out when I discovered that simply rolling the ball on a clean surface (a sheet of paper seems to work best) fixed it perfectly. Now whenever it starts acting up I just "clean the ball" and it's back to "like new". Apple really needs to make it easier to find the "fix" for this product 'cause it's really the best mouse I've used when its working.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be ashamed.

    This is the third mighty mouse to fail me in a little over a year. Despite cleaning the scroll ball they all eventually fail. I'm truly surprised that someone has not initiated a class action law suit against Apple for this miserable product. If it was an el' cheapo mouse that would be one thing, but these are expensive. If this was car part it would be recalled, if it was an aircraft part the FAA would ground it, if it was a medical device the FDA would ban it.

    19 of 24 people found this useful