• 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

    Had enough of cleaning the thing!

    Absolutely had enough of cleaning it every week with a lint cloth to get the scroll wheel working down again!

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's as good for the Windows as it is the Mac

    I want to eventually move to the Mac; but for the time being I'm stuck on Windows. Mighty Mouse works brilliantly on Windows as it does on the Mac. Best mouse I've used in a very long time.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Mouse in Business

    I cannot give this any less than 5 stars as ergonomically, features wise and for appearance it wins hands down compared to the competition.

    In fact to be fair there isn't really any competition for the Mighty Mouse so get one now!

    Only problem that seems to occur for some people is the track ball may start to not function in one or more directions. Bit of advice for this: don't eat your dinner and use a mouse at the same time, this will not aid it's life expectancy. If you do get this problem - firstly, get yourself some iKlear, spray a generous amount on the cloth and run the trackball on it. If this does not clear the dirt, get yourself to an Apple Store and ask them to clear the dirt with some compressed air from behind the Genius Bar. Problem Solved.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple: Fix the scrollball design.

    Replaced once under warranty and now this one is completely dead. Lovely look and design as usual with Apple products. No other mouse compares. However, strikes me as odd that Apple are still yet to fix this vital design flaw, as flagged up by so much of the Apple community. Scrollball is crucial to my daily use therefore I have to rate so lowly.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea, badly put together

    The mouse is bad for the first week while you get used to its sensitive side buttons, great for the second week, and a waste of money by the third, because by then the scroll ball is so clogged as to be worthless. While you can clean it for a while eventually it becomes unusable. If you could remove the ball like old mice balls to clean it properly it'd be fine, but you can't.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    It's great when you first get it but you very quickly end up having to clean the scroll wheel more often than you really want to. Shoddy design which needs to be replaced asap.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, 'broken' scroll wheel easily fixable...

    Fantastic mouse ...
    Just like to thank whoever put the fix up for the unresponsive scroll ball involving rolling the mouse around upside down on a bit of paper ... all the dust etc. comes out and hey presto it's good again!:)

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Mouse fine for just under a year, then (yawn!) scroll decides it doesn't want to go down any more. Just tried some of the cleaning tips mentioned in other reviews, now it wont scroll up either! Will not be replacing with an Apple product. Redesign of this simple problem way overdue, come on Jobs!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A great device, but not if you have a large desk!

    The mouse works just fine and the programmable features are a bonus. Great if you're used to the old version.

    I disagree with the complaints about the scroll ball becoming clogged, hasn't happened to me and I can't see how it would unless the environment is dirty.

    My only concern (and hence four out of five stars) is the length of the cable. It's short; really short. Unless your Mac's right next to you on the desk you'll struggle without an extension cable. And if you're a stickler for things being 'just right', an Apple extension will set you back a reasonable amount even on eBay.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only amazing when it works

    I've had one since 2005. Loved it when I got it. Then the trackball wouldn't scroll up nor right. So I gave it a clean, which helped for a while. A couple of weeks later, it started to do the same thing. After alot of cleaning/ball rubbing, finally managed to get it working again although not as good as new. Sure enough a month later, same problem. This time, however, cleaning/ball rubbing didn't get it working again. So I pulled it all apart, totally cleaned the interior ball housing, superglued it back together. and it worked fine... It's not possible to clean it properly without opening it up, which is a shame. I love apple products, but this one needs a rethink.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    £35 TO REPLACE?!?!?!?!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On number 3

    Stay clear. This mouse looks good, feels good but track ball clogs up all the time and is not cleanable. Im on my 3rd mouse. WHEN (not if) this one goes wrong I'm just going to smash it.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Why no Laser?

    Why is it that Apple only make top of the line product's except this mouse?

    I don't want a Wireless Mouse, I want a Mouse with Cord AND Laser precision!

    Else no probs with this Mouse, the Scroll Wheel can be cleaned with no problems.

    But Only 4/5 Stars because missing the Laser!

    1 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    scroll ball doesnt work. not worth £35

    35 of 66 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother

    Great design rubbish to use. The little ball on top never worked properly from day one. Have just lost a mornings work due to the ball packing up again. Now the mighty mouse is not so mighty as it is in bits (short temper and a lump of granite). Perhaps Apple could learn something from Microsoft.

    46 of 90 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse....

    Great little mouse; gorgeous design, easy to use... I've only had mine a few weeks I'll admit, but so far I've no problems with the scroll ball at all.

    The only downside is that the wired usb connection is pretty short; of course, if you're using a macbook, you're not going to have that much space in which to use it anyway, but for those with a larger desk space the extra money for the wireless mouse is worth it.

    18 of 38 people found this useful