• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    £50 for a mouse that wont move properly

    rip off. this mouse doesn't work on any surfaces. i've tried numerous mousemats and table surfaces and the pointer just jumps around the screen haphazardly, and has no bearing on how you are using the mouse. ended up being smashed into the table out of frustration. complete waste of money. apple are getting worse and worse

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    For Scroll Wheel problem do THIS IT WORKS

    I copied and pasted this from the review before me and it worked!!!!

    OK, granted, there is a flaw in the design of this mouse, but I bet 90% of mice problems can be solved like this: 1. unplug the mouse from the keyboard 2. turn it upside down 3. roll the scrollwheel in all directions on a blank (clean) piece of paper, in all directions, for 60 seconds 4. re-attach bingo! works every time. this is a good mouse in both OS X and Windows, I have used it for gaming and is excellent for browsing large webpages or large documents, with its 360 degree scrollwheel. although at times i want to get away from the mouse/keyboard combo (it is 2008 now, after all), at least this Mighty Mouse lessens the pain somewhat.

    The mouse has actually lasted me 3 years until the ball clogged, so as long as you clean it like this it will last even longer.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My favourite mouse, despite its major design flaw (cleaning!)

    Having used virtually every mouse that Apple has made since the original "puck" that came with my first iMac 18 years ago, and tried various other models, this wired mouse is still my favourite: I can easily scroll both vertically and horizontally with the scroller-ball (when it works — much more versatile than a wheel), use it as a 3rd/middle button, and have had no difficulty, once I got used to it, in left-clicking and right-clicking. It's comfortable in my hand, glides easily, tracks smoothly and accurately, clicks positively… what more can you want?

    Well, of course, what you also want is a mouse that keeps working, and as everyone knows, this sealed unit is not that. I've had my present Apple Mouse (my 4th I think) about two years, and about a year ago, it stopped scrolling vertically, despite all my attempts to keep it clean. I finally lost patience, and was about to order another when I found myself reading these reviews.

    My experience has been the same as that of most people here, but some claim that different cleaning techniques actually work. None that I've tried until now have worked for long.

    BUT, after trying one method after another over the years, I've found one that to my amazement has breathed life back into my moribund mouse, and it now scrolls again, after a year of getting more and more stuck.

    • Spray a little lighter fuel around the ball, and wait a couple of seconds
    • Invert the mouse and rub the ball over a piece of plain printer-paper, on a plain hard surface
    • Keep at it for at least a minute (it took me almost two minutes)

    My mouse is working again! Now… where was that old mouse that stopped working years ago?

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll ball

    very good mouse 1 bad thing about it is the scroll ball when it gets dirty it clogs up then when you clean it using white plain paper if you rub it to hard the scroll ball pushes down and is hard to take out

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst thing apple has made...

    this has got to be the worst thing apple have made. i have gone through two of these now as the scroll wheel breaks just after a few months.
    the rest of it seems ok but its the scroll i want.
    DO NOT BUY. :(

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little mouse

    I've had this mouse for 9 months, replacing a PC type mouse. It's terrific. I especially like the the fact that you don't have to use massive amounts of pressure to use the scroll button and side-clicks. Goodbye RSI.

    40 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I never write reviews, but I just had to let people know how bad this product is. I have been buying Apple products for years but this is by far the worst I have ever laid my hands on.

    The wheel / middle button is, for starters, too easy to press by accident. The scroll function is at times unresponsive and on mine, has stopped working altogether!

    The side buttons are completely useless. They take a bit of getting used to, but even when you think you have mastered it, you will end up bringing up a function at the wrong time.

    In one word, I would describe this mouse as frustrating.
    It looks good beside your MAC on a nice clean desk, but after that, is pretty much useless. And before I forget, it does not work well on a lot of surfaces... so you will be back to using a mouse mat! There are much better 3rd party products on the market. Avoid this at all costs! Apple, get your act together... this mouse is awful.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great the short time they work!!!

    Great mouse but I've had three so far in two years. the scroll ball works a treat for 6 months then give up the ghost very quickly. Plus the cable is ridiculously short for any use you might want to put it too.

    so why have i bought three? design looks, and the desire for a scrolling mouse, but i would not recomend these to anyone. Plus the apple shop staff get very funny when you mention the quality in the shop.

    DON'T BUY!!

    10 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll-ball is great - while it lasts

    The best feature is the scroll-ball, while it works. But it soon clogs and stops working.

    The "one button masquerading as two" takes some getting used to - you have to lift up your left finger when right-clicking.

    And I have to disable the side buttons, as they activate too often by accident.

    A poorly executed design. Which is a shame, as the scroll-ball is fantastic while it works.

    12 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scrolling nipple useless

    A good mouse, starting to catch up with a pc mouse (that have had left /right click and centre scrolling for years now), but this nipple scroll is useless after a few months and with no way of opening to clean it, the best you can do is rub it with a lint free cloth to lift off some of the grease.As far as design goes this has to rate as very poor.

    9 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Style over substance

    I bought a 20" imac this year and after 5 months the mouse will not scroll. Seems like everyone knows this but Apple. Other than the HUGE issue with breaking after a few months, it tracks well and looks the part.

    12 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Mighty Mouse works fine!

    I have had my mighty mouse for 11 months now and I have had no problems with it! I use it everyday and havent had to clean it at all! I would recommend

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll wheel woes

    Although this is a comfortable mouse to use, I endorse all previous comments regarding the scroll wheel. Where normally I would give it three or even four stars, I'm giving it the minimum in order to bring down the overall average. Apple should have addressed this design fault or withdrawn the product.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Scrolling problems?

    I have read about this scrolling problem with this mouse because this same problem happened to me too.
    I noticed that someone gave us an important advice to clean that little scrolling device.
    I cleaned it and now my mouse works like a dream.
    Beautiful device, I must say. It's like every other device that Apple does, works beautifully and it's an enjoy to handle.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Is this the best mouse ever?

    This is the most ergonomic mouse I have ever used. It feel so good in the hand and I have spent many hours just touching it with love in my eyes. If the little ball on top stops working wipe it with a cloth. A small price to pay for such a thing of beauty.

    8 of 12 people found this useful