• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    READ THIS if scrollwheel not working

    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.

    1186 of 1385 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    this mouse is one of the best mice that ive owned, and i havent really had any problems with it. I think its due to how you use it, because i look after mine, so the scroll ball hasnt clogged.

    The only problem ive had is that the USB cable is catastrophically short, i can only just get it around my MacBook from the USB ports, the design element in that was useless.

    The design of the mouse itself is fantastic, if i could warrant the £50 to buy the wireless one i would, because that one im sure is flawless.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Bar not working.

    My scroll bar was not scrolling up and I took the advice written on 8th January, to use a blank piece of paper and it worked! Thank you.

    36 of 65 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 Apple should have addressed this design fault or withdrawn the product.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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball cleaning tip

    My mouse stopped scrolling after a few months, have just cleaned the ball with an alcohol screen wipe and it's now working perfectly.

    Suggest you try before binning!

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating...

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Class mouse

    Been reading Mighty Mouse reviews - a disconcerting experience. After buying the new updated and top-drawer Mac Mini (super drive), I thought I'd also treat myself to a Mighty Mouse. It's one of the best Mac products I've bought. Period. Listen guys, it does actually do what it says on the box. But, if you use it while guzzling your doughnuts with cream and cafe au lait, well, it's gonna get..., sticky. So what? But, it's easy to sort. Just read the advice! Rub the ball, upside-down, with a damp (not wet) cloth a few times, and it's brand new. Can you guys not read or something??? Just do it and stop grouching! And roll on!

    18 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball Issues

    If I were to redesign this mouse...
    I would put an optical tracker on the top as well as the bottom - and thus the mouse would lose it's ball (remember mice with balls?) and all these moving parts issue would go away!
    I had a little trouble right clicking in games with it though - tended to left click a bit (but that could just be that the game is broken!)

    2 of 2 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

    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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW

    doesn't just look good. feels a little odd initially but once your used to it its a beauty!

    19 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Evolution

    So along comes Mighty Mouse and completely evolutionizes my work flow. I can't tell you what an improvement this thing makes. I know you can get a stupid ugly looking windows mouse with a scroll wheel for ages but frankly I can't lower my standards. So apple has kicked it big time with this. It's amazing. Having read all of the reviews here I've been anticipating the worst with the wheel, but with bearing all of what I've read in mind, I've once a week used an alcohol wipe to give it a quick clean. 3 months down he track and it's running just as smooth as ever. Of corse it would be nice if I didn't have to clean it, but what are the options? Mighty Mouse or some ugly uninspiring heap of junk design that leaves me feeling sad.. :)

    So I've given it 4 stars for the cleaning issue (which may not be a problem at al) AND one other reason...I LOVE the addition of the side squeeze buttons, I have it set to desktop (squeeze buttons and it moves all windows away to reveal the desktop - GENIOUS ! ) but when I'm retouching photos (which is alot of the time) I have to turn it off. The buttons are placed right where my hands hold the mouse and I constantly activate it and end up wanting to throw my Macbook Pro across room.

    Normal use how ever it's fine and you can deactvate the function so that nothing happens. BUT...it's SUCH a good feature that I want it and I think it would be better having the buttons some where else. No I can't move my hands, it's where they sit best.

    6 of 11 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?

  • 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

  • 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