• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    What were they thinking?

    • Written by from Capitola

    An otherwise fine product is seriously marred by the inability to be able to clean the trackball. There is no way to open the mouse and clean the innards, and the "fixes" are temporary.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy, overpriced junk

    • Written by from Friday Harbor

    The scroll ball worked for about a month. For the price, this should win some sort of award for the lowest possible value for money.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not very mighty

    • Written by from Darlington

    this is only subjected to home use the scroll ball stopped working properly after 3 months. Apple replaced it. After 6 months the scroll ball started playing up - now its broken again. Unfortunately, its style over durability. Larger scroll ball required

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd rather have real mice!

    • Written by from Beckenham

    This is THE most irritating product I've ever used. It's so frustrating, when this product is working well - it works like a dream, but when it's working badly - you want to throw it out of the window. The little scroll wheel simply stops working when it's dirty. (and I'm not talking about extreme dirt - I'm in a very clean design studio with clean hands!).
    Seems as though apple have neglected the function for the style in this product, and i am a huge mac fan ordinarily. Maybe it's more frustrating because when it works well, it's great.
    Either way, it's simply unforgivable.
    Apple tried to re-invent the 'scroll' wheel that's been doing fine for a decade! Please sort this issue. Either dump the little ball, or give us a way to clean it. Until then, I'd stay well away!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    cool mouse

    • Written by from Upland

    i don't have a problem with the short cord, but the scroll ball is unreliable.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord too short for opposite handiness on unibody laptops

    • Written by from Verona

    This is generally a decent mouse, although the squeeze gesturing can be very awkward to fully trigger for certain hand sizes. The scroll ball is a bit too sensitive as well, which can prevent precise scroll control of certain screen elements. It's very difficult to click the ball without scrolling, which can be frustrating for certain app functions.

    WARNING: if you are right-handed, the cord is too short to use this mouse without an extension, USB hub, or external keyboard on the new unibody MacBook or MacBookPro. I expect the same is true for lefties on the MB Air.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    easy fix.

    • Written by from Long Beach

    Okay, so my mouse's trackball stopped working and I pretty determined to buy a new one, that wasn't an apple brand.
    But then I went to see what everyone else's problem was, and they had the same. Grease in the trackball, malfunctions, and what not.
    But after taking the advice of 'printer paper, roll mouse up and down and all around for 60 seconds' and the 'rubbing alcohol wiping'.
    Just try those before you give up.

    28 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Had this computer less than 2 months

    • Written by

    I bought this computer the last week of Feb. Already the mouse will NOT scroll up, and the little ball "catches" when scrolling. Can't wait to see what else with happen.

    27 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty uncleanable scroll ball

    • Written by from Sharpsville

    My first Apple in decades and I'm extraordinarily disappointed in the poor design from the originators of the mouse. The scroll ball is virtually guaranteed to quit working - unless you're one obsessive-compulsive hand-washer. Your natural body oils plus any lotions you might use to care for your hands will gum everything up and there is no way to remove ball to clean internal mechanisms. Better to buy some other brand in this case.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not so mighty!

    • Written by from Citrus Heights

    I am on my 4th mighty mouse now and I think I am done for good. The scroll ball consistently quits after about 3-4 months and now that my warranty is expired, the mouse can not be replaced by apple. It is not worth the $50 to buy a mouse that is only going to stop working after a few months. I would sttay away from the mighty mouse until apple fixes the scroll ball problem for good! I'm sure there are much better products out there!

    23 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but flawed...

    • Written by from Calgary

    The mouse itself is a very good multi-button mouse. HOWEVER, the issues with the scroll-ball are too large to ignore. With no way to clean the ball the mouse is defective and should be recalled. Mine stopped working after about 4 months.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not worth the money

    • Written by from Phoenix

    This mouse is the worst I've ever used. We've had it for less than 6 months, and the scroll button has continually had problems with working but would ultimately function again.
    Now it won't work at all, and so we need to replace it. Also, it is over-sensitive and many times does things on it's own (like the right click or the buttons on the side will engage without us trying)
    Don't waste your money. Not worth it!

    26 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works

    • Written by from Valparaiso

    The first mouse I received came w/ my iMac. After awhile, the cord was threading away ( where it connects w/ the mouse). Called Apple, got a new one, it works great and it has been a year. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because of the mouse wheel/ball. Sometimes it doesn't work. To fix this, turn it upside down and place the mouse on its wheel. roll it around in every direction. This corrects the problem. It does left/right click, U just have to feel when U click. BRAVO Apple for such innovation!

    23 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great look but...

    • Written by from Montreal

    Again the scroll ball gets dirty every couple of weeks. Laser is unprecise. It happens often that the pointer goes straight into a corner evev if it was in the center of the screen a split second before.

    The squeeze buttons are way to sensitive sometimes. Right click is not too precise neither.

    Dont waste your money on this mouse. Get any other mouse.


    24 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    expensive and unreliable

    • Written by from White Plains

    The scroll dimple stopped working after about a month. Now it scrolls up but not down. I was thinking of adding it to my pile of broken Apple keyboards, but the $50 price tag is a tad insane. It was nice the few weeks that it worked right.

    24 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely Disappointing

    • Written by from Ogdensburg

    No matter how I adjusted the tracking speed this mouse just could not handle quick movements. The cursor would jump all over the place and even go the opposite direction if I happened to move too fast for it - which did not need to be very fast at all. I've had other much cheaper mice that could keep up with me just fine. Using this for any kind of graphic applications was an exercise in endless frustration. Definitely the worst mouse I've ever purchased.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is a rat!

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    My scroll ball also stopped working after a year. It still scrolls upward in a jerky fashion, but not downward. I tried rubbing alcohol, but that didn't help. I even tried to trick it into scrolling downward by turning it around 180 degrees and then scrolling upwards to scroll downwards! That didn't work either, and that's when I decided this mouse is a rat.

    23 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball Broken

    • Written by from Gloucester

    I see I'm not the first to have this problem... All of a sudden, the scroll ball has stopped scrolling down. A frustrating (common, by the sounds of it) problem that I hope Apple are looking into. (Odd that it stills scrolls up and left and right - some sort of design fault?)

    In all fairness, I've had over a year's worth of use in a work environment from what is otherwise an excellent mouse; however, I wouldn't say that it's been over used or mistreated in any way. The cost of a replacement is steep. If these are irrepairable, and therefore throw-away items, perhaps the price tag needs to reflect this at the very least.

    :o(

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Broken Mouse

    • Written by from Sheffield

    Just as everyone else after about a year my mighty mouse scroll ball stopped scrolling. Other then that it is a good, but apple needs to fix this.

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    mouse fails mechanically

    • Written by

    I've used up a couple of these mice since I bought my G5. The first lasted only a few months, the second a couple of years. The first thing to go on both was the scroll button. The last mouse terminated with a variety of odd behaviors. I couldn't click on hot text in web pages; I couldn't click and drag; clicking on dock and desktop items just brought up a menu. I spent a couple of hours pursuing esoteric software issues, not easy when you can't navigate to the help files. Finally, I thought of trying the mouse from my ancient iMac. That mouse worked fine, even after a half dozen years of heavy use. The Mighty Mouse is swell when it works, but you'd better buy a backup mouse for that critical weekend when your Mighty Mouse goes west.

    19 of 26 people found this useful