• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this mouse.

    I've used several of these (starting with the original wireless version) since it was introduced and absolutely love it. It feels good and substantial and the scroll ball is wonderful (just keep your hands clean, and you'll be fine). I've tried the magic mouse a few times and it drives me nuts. I've found I can depend on this mouse to help me navigate the system with ease, dexterity and speed.

    On the few occasions the scroll ball has gotten too dirty to respond, the paper trick has worked every time, and very quickly.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok, wireless would be better

    This mouse is really cool- it's got lots of buttons which you can set up to do a lot of different things. The scroll wheel lets you scroll 360 degrees. The only thing that gets really annoying is the cord. It might not be as "in the way" if I were using a desktop computer, but when you're using it with a Macbook, it gets in the way. The other thing is that it's hard to carry the mouse around with the cord sticking out. (Yes, you can wrap it around, but that becomes tedious after a couple times.) Overall, it's a great mouse, but it would be better if it was wireless. If I had a choice, I would spend the extra money and buy the wireless and multi-touch Magic Mouse 2.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly bad..!

    Sure, you pay a little more than you want to, but in return you get an Apple product with great design and quality, right?
    ...mweh... not so sure anymore these days. This mouse is another example. The most basic things a mouse should do is move a cursor around, respond to clicks, and scroll properly. Amazingly, in ALL these respects it fails to deliver.

    1. Tracking is slow and imprecise - I had to ramp it up beyond what system prefernces would allow me, through a terminal command. Sometimes it tracks faster, sometimes slower... I have to admit that I don't use a mousepad, but with my desk surface tracking has never been a problem for any other mouse except for this one.

    2. Right clicks... work 85% of the time. Just about any other mouse works fine with my comp, but the moment I plug this one in the right clicks start failing.

    3. Scrolling feels jerky and imprecise. Also this works much smoother with my much cheaper Logitech mouse attached.

    How they manage to mess up in all these distinct but crucial aspects that make a mouse a MOUSE is beyond me. I have never paid more for a mouse. I have never received less from a mouse. These are two separate facts of which the combination kind of blows my mind. Big thumbs down, apple...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Get the Magic Mouse instead

    It's an okay mouse but the trackball on top is unreliable and will frustrate users. With the release of the Magic Mouse, I wouldn't buy this product.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It looks great but not reliable

    It looks great and it works well, too. But problem arises once the scroll ball gets some dirt, making it either unable to scroll up or down. Perhaps it has to state clearly that the user should keep his hand 100% clean before operating the mouse.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Scrolling Wheel is a real problem

    This mouse is beautiful and goes very well with other apple products. It is comfortable and operates smoothly, and maybe I should mentioned that the side buttons some times go crazy and getting so sensitive.
    However the main issue is scrolling wheel which is nice when it is working and frustrating when it is dirty. Someone suggested to clean it by a piece of paper which is ... (blahblah), yes it sometimes works for short time but if it is very dirty you need to open your mouse and clean inside, which I did it yesterday ( the mouse is sealed and you need to broke the bottom's ring) and now it is working perfectly.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Side buttons are sensitive

    Side buttons are too sensitive that even if you don't touch them they activate from time to time. Had Apple replace it but the problem is still the same. The only solution is to disable it. I searched the internet and a lot of people are experiencing the same issue. Apple should do quality testing of their devices before putting it into market and/or fix it and do a product recall.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball is Bad!

    I loved using the Mighty Mouse! It's a great concept. However, until Apple get the scroll ball right you'd best stay away from it. I had to clean mine every month as it would just stop scrolling up. Alas, I must have cleaned it once too often as it has now stopped working entirely. I'll wait for the improved model before buying one again!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst mouse ever!

    I've been through 2 now, and I'm fed up and can't be bothered taking it back to get another one. The scroll button is the main problem, it quickly becomes faulty/stuck and works when it wants to. The mouse also makes the pointer on the screen jumpy, so one moment you're at the bottom of the screen, then without moving the mouse you're at the top of the screen. Also depending on how you place your hand, it is very easy to click into the Dashboard without even meaning to. The mouse came with my imac (which wan't cheap) so I perservered, but really this product is a let down for Apple. It's plain nasty..don't bother.
    I gave it one star because the ideas were good but the product isn't.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse Recall

    This product should be recalled. It's apparently too complex. Mine wouldn't scroll up after about two weeks. The cord is about 1 ft long. Too short. Useless. I have to buy another brand.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very bad quality

    very short cable,scroll button doesn't work properly

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Mighty Failure.

    Only thing mighty this little mouse brought was disappointment.
    To cost so much one would expect the best out of it,
    but sadly after just 3 days of usage the scrolling ball
    died on me.

    Don't waste your money on this mouse.
    There are much better ones out there.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple product designers please read this!

    I love this mouse. However, I'm anticipating problems with the poorly designed (but brilliant while it's working!) scroll wheel. The ball could be slightly bigger for easy of use (or replaced with another technology?)

    Another problem I've had which doesn't get much mention in other reviews is the overly sensitive buttons on top. I couldn't figure out how to right click for a while until I realised that the tiny pressure of my index finger was causing a left click even though I was only pressing down on the right side! I like to rest the weight of my fingers on the mouse and not need to lift my other finger. I had a similar problem when trying to use the side buttons, if I was touching anywhere else it sometimes didn't work.

    The mouse squeaks when I click. (sounds funny, but disturbing in a quiet environment)

    Also I have large hands and although it is reasonably comfortable, I'd like to see an optional larger version. This would also make it easier to use all the buttons.

    As it is, I would not recommend this product to anyone. No one wants to pay top dollar for a product that could be great if it actually worked the way it was intended to and was reliable.

    Please redesign this otherwise brilliant product.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A disposable mouse?!!

    Track ball constantly stops scrolling after a while (gets blocked up with gunk). Already taken two back under warranty. Mouse isn't accessible for home repairs and other remedies suggested only work for a while. Got better things to do. Build a product that works Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Life Span

    How disappointing - I have had 3 mighty mouses now with my three different computer purchases - the latest being the intel-based iMac with the new and improved mighty mouse.

    ALL THREE mighty mouses have within 6 months of use shown the exact same symptoms - the downward scroll function ceases to work. This is incredibly frustrating, especially when you follow every single tutorial online to clean the track ball and none of them work.

    This has happened to all three mice. I won't be purchasing or using another, regardless if another new computer comes with one or not. In this respect, the microsoft mice win hands down - they may not move diagonally, but they sure last a helluva long time.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse, Schmighty Mouse

    We have been through 2 of these mice in less than a year. Sure you can sometimes clean them and get them to work when the rollerball sticks, but it obviously a design fault...the ball is too small and susceptible to dirt/dust. In my opinion this is the only fault of the mouse, other wise its great.


    I will be taking ours back and buying a Logitech one.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Consider before buying

    Bought this beauty back home today and found out that the cable length is somewhat quite short, works fine on my mac book but very limited cable length is a frustration when you need the extra length to make ever move swiftly.

    Thought if I bought this it will save me some cash and prolong my battery usage when I am on the move, but in the end what I got was short cable length.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Clear blot on apple's Image

    Very good in design but very very very poor in handling and durability.

    Just after 3 months... scroll ball has stoped working. There is no way to clean or repair it.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can't believe they have not withdrawn it from sale

    Words can not describe the sheer frustration and anger i feel towards this product, 10 months and 3 mice later and the track ball has failed again each time i have to wait 5-7 working days for it t be replaced resulting in me having a lovely $3000 paperweight (iMac) sitting on my desk, i feel like i need to buy a spare one so i have one to use when it is in being serviced, i don't care about a 360 scroll i would rather a 180 wheel that work for more than 3 months at a time. will think very long and hard before purchasing another apple product again if this is the quality of what is being offered now

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy the Wireless Version

    I have several of these all quickly put back in the box and replaced by the wireless mouse, the main problem i have is that the cable is too short for working on larger screens (by that I mean you run out of cable if you are dragging before you run out of screen width) and secondly and most annoyingly the cable is the perfect width to fit snugly under the curved front of the mouse body where it prevents you clicking, a most frustrating problem particularly when editing or working in fine detail.

    The wireless version on the other hand is unaffected by either of these issues and suits my purposes admirably.