• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Advice: I would not buy this mouse

    • Written by from Takoma Park

    This is the second one of these mice that I've had in 1.5 years whose scroll ball has jammed due to debris, and thanks to Apple's innovative "you can't open it" design, has turned into a $50 paperweight. Just brilliant. Off to buy a non-Apple mouse now.

    Apple, I like your stuff, but this mouse is a lousy design--form before function. A real lemon.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackball tech needs work

    • Written by from Portland

    Just threw away my third mighty mouse with trackball. They only last about six months. Maybe I should use this as an excuse to my wife for a new computer with a new mouse? Haha.

    Anyways, wouldn't recommend this mouse if you need to do a lot of scrolling.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead Mouse

    • Written by from Bridgewater

    One year and the mouse had to be put to sleep. Great in the beginning. Horrible life expectancy.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Mouse wired or wireless

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I am a recent convert to Mac from a PC. I was extremely pleased with my Mac. I found it easy to use and the software is great. My system came with a wired mouse and it soon stopped working so I purchased a wireless mouse and again a few months in it stopped working. I did all the quick fixes they worked for a short time but the scroll wheel would stop working again. I turned to the internet and found that you had to take the mouse apart to fix it. The base is glued??? so you have to break that seal and after that the rest is easy and it worked. I had to use hot glue on the base ring so I could get into it again when needed. Come on now guys lets stop with the software advances and make a good mouse. Make a mouse with a removable track wheel so we can clean it when needed. Why would you glue the base ring on when you know it needs to come off to do a cleaning, do you think we are made of money and buying a new mouse every few months is your idea of a good product? I hope this is the only hardware issue I will have, time will tell. Software 5 out of 5 , Hardware 1 out of 5. Makes Mac look bad when you have something good going on. Lets not let this be your down fall.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Haddonfield

    Maybe it's time for PC manufacturers to make an ad that shows a confused young woman who needs a mouse that "just works.. you know, with no special 'rub the scroll ball upside-down on paper tricks'"..

    Then when "Mr. Mac" gets all flustered, the "PC guy" will dust off any of hundreds of Microsoft or Logitech products, which even after years of use never have these ridiculous problems.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love apple, HATE this stupid mouse!

    • Written by from Indianola

    I can't believe Apple designed this mouse.

    Every Apple product I own is AMAZINGLY well designed - even down to the lowly Apple remote.

    But, this mouse is TERRIBLE. The right click never works properly, and the scroll wheel... oh the scroll wheel... I have nightmares about it.

    The reason we switched to laser mice is because wheel mice kept clogging up. So who in the F thought it would be a good idea to essentially use an upside-down wheel mouse instead of a scroll wheel?

    After a couple of months and a few cleaning attempts I bought a white Microsoft Arc Mouse for $38 and it works beautifully with Snow Leopard. The only functionality that I lost was the (useless) horizontal scroll.

    Please apple, redesign the mouse...

    36 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mouse ever

    • Written by from Plano

    The track ball on top fails without cleaning every month and it's too small.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good

    • Written by from Columbus

    I love Apple hardware and Mac OSX. But I have to say the negative reviews on this particular mouse are true. In less than a year the mouse became a malfunctioning irritating annoyance. So bad, I went out to the back yard and threw the thing as far into the distance as I possibly could. One day it just went bonkers and out of control as far as point and click non-cooperation. Went to a Dell track ball mouse I had on the shelf. Will dig out my old imac mouse once I remember where I put it. I definately will not buy another one of these.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy

    • Written by from Sarnia

    Most things about the mouse are great. But the scroll button will stop working after a few months of use, and you will have to throw the mouse away. And this mouse is super expensive.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic Fail

    • Written by from Mentor on the Lake

    I am a major Mac fan - got it all: macbook, imac, iphone, ipod, you get the picture. The mouse that came with my imac started to booger up about 6 months after purchase: scroll ball becomes temperamental. Eventually stopped working all together. Got a second one ... now 8 months out, same thing. I'm done with this "Not-so-Mighty Mouse"! I'll be getting a different mouse. It's the only Apple product I've had problems with, but geez, after searching, this is a chronic issue with this product - FIX IT PEOPLE!! Why would you want us to have all these fabulous electronics and get a lame mouse to ruin the experience! Needs a redesign, that's for SURE!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from San Luis Obispo

    I now have a MacPro 8 Core. Everything Apple makes is usually the BEST money can buy. HOWEVER, this Mighty Mouse is an absolute joke. The scroll ball seizes to function on a daily basis. It is so sensitive to harm that the price of this mouse could be better spent somewhere else.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    another scroll ball failure

    • Written by from Marietta

    I've owned my imac for 5 months... add me to the long list of defective scroll balls. My mighty mouse no longer scrolls up. It's a shame a company that puts such a high price on quality products has missed the mark with such a critical component.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ergonomic or functional - very pretty though

    • Written by from Ealing

    Wanted to add my confirmation of what everyone has said.
    Love the look, but:
    - Roller often ceases to work
    - Right click often fails
    - Often left click instead of right accidentally (and vice versa)
    - middle click requires practice to achieve, it has no 'intuitively correct feel' to it
    - Side buttons (button 4) is HARD to operate, ultra awkward
    - Button 4 has no tactile detection, you have to look at the mouse to feel if your finger/thumb is on it before pressing
    - Removal of battery cover is just plain difficult and is a frankly hit and miss operation and feels like it will fail if used to often
    - On/off switch is unnecessarily difficult to operate
    - roller ball is too small for delicate movements
    - Design is intrinsically 'rattley', does not feel good
    - bluetooth connection is frequently iffy, often will not connect at start up time
    - took some time for me to find the correct fixes to make bluetooth work at all (had manually download patches as they were not offered to me routinely), that is, I had to go and find them.

    Apart from that, it DOES look nice.

    NOT a satisfied customer. I would have rated it at 0 (if that was an option) because the device generally fails to function sufficiently well and the price is too high.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Been through too many of these things...

    • Written by from London

    I am on my third mouse and have given up replacing it. When I get a new one it will work fine for awhile but then it will only scroll in one direction. Shortly after that it will stop scrolling all together. They have all had the same problem.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball is Terrible

    • Written by from Seattle

    The Apple Store uses adjectives such as innovative, revolutionary, and amazing to describe the scroll ball on this mouse. Frustrating and useless is a much more accurate description. It will occasionally work fine for awhile but then it will stop. Often it will scroll in one direction only which is much more frustrating than not working at all. I've used three of these. They have all had the problem. I've come across many mice that I didn't like but none have been more annoying than the Mighty Mouse.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Richfield

    This is by far the worst product in the Apple Line, and has been since the last generation of Apple products! First of all, unless your wear latex gloves whenever you use the mouse, your natural hand oils WILL (not might, will) clog the scroll ball within as little as four months. Second, and this makes me hate the mouse even more than the first reason, is that the contour of the mouse is totally not ergonomic, and honestly really uncomfortable. I don't know who's hand a mouse like this is supposed to fit, but it you do any design or precise computer work (hell, even if your browsing the internet), this mouse will make your hand uncomfortable. Also as a third point, has anyone else noticed that this mouse matches NOTHING in the current Apple product line?

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wheel gunks up inside - impossible to clean!

    • Written by from Albany

    This thing is fantastic. But after about 3 weeks the scroll wheel already started sticking. This happens every now and then, and if you mess with it you can get it working again. But here I am after about 11 months and it won't scroll down and I can't work it free, this time it's really shot.

    Just watched a video online about how to take it apart and clean it. Umm...not easy. Seriously apple? If it's that hard to seal the little parts inside from dust and debris, then for the love of god make it easier to clean! It's glued together! That's ridiculous. So i've got to go for a $50 mouse every year now? And be periodically annoyed by it that whole time whe it intermittently sticks?!?

    You get used to the scrolling action and it really is great, so when it stops working it's even more annoying than you'd think. Ugh, my love/hate relationship with apple continues...

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's great - for a month

    • Written by from Dexter

    I own two of these things, one at work and one at home. Both of have exactly the same problems.

    First, reliability is bad. Wwithin a month they start loading up with dirt and you have to clean them regularly. By the year mark, both had lost one direction on the ball - one won't scroll left, the other won't scroll up.

    Second, the error rate for right click vs left click is too high. If you don't have your fingers fairly precisely positioned, you'll get left when you want right or vice-versa. The design of the mouse does nothing to ameliorate this, as the front is a smooth fixed-radius curve.

    Frankly, I'm giving up on these and going back to a real two-button mouse, with a real scroll wheel, with real ergonomics. Apple should be ashamed of making a poorly designed failure-prone product. That they charge a premium price for it is just adding injury to insult.

    40 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Millbrae

    the mouse works perfectly, just one annoyance is that dust accumalates on it and the WORST part is that my scrolling ball stopped functioning downward. i can't scroll down now. i've read the reviews to this, and obviously everybody has a problem with the scroll ball. APPLE DO SOMETHING!!

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Mac but not the Mouse

    • Written by from RICHMOND

    Apple might need to reconsider the mighty mouse, its dull flat shape gives no way of resting the palm, fingers... too little scroll ball..is tough to reach and just go inside the mouse while pressing, when i try to scroll up, my fingers are rubbing againts the mouse body..and clicking will take the complete mouse up and down.. making a anoying feature..its tracking speed to small, though i set it to fast.

    My logitech bluetooth mouse works preferably..i just removed the mouse that came with the mac and started using my logitech mouse and now im satisfied...

    7 of 10 people found this useful