• 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

    Terrible.

    • 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

    The Mighty Mouse Ain't So Mighty

    • Written by from Richmond

    I was hoping that Apple's brilliant industrial design would produce a mouse that was insanely great, but what I ended up with was a mouse that was insanely irritating. Between the hard to click "buttons" and the random jerking of the pointer, the Mighty Mouse is just a chore to use. The only thing that I really liked was the micro-sized scroll wheel, but it's so tiny that it just doesn't feel right. As much as I hate to say this, I'm going back to my $10 cheapo LED mouse. It might be ugly, but it works.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice look, nice idea, REALLY BAD scroll

    • Written by from New York

    Well i am an Apple fan since a couple of years.
    I love most of the things you guys are doing. The mighty mouse is cool and pretty, but even when I am using it according to all instructions, clean it every week with a soft cloth (like in the video) the scroll is a disaster.
    Today the scroll totaly stop moving up, so i had to open it myself (since the waranty passed in a week).
    Thankfuly in my work I work with some electroinics, so I managed to find how to clean. And boy there were a lot to clean !
    I dont now if the material of the scroll or the construction is bad, but it needs redesign, so the maintance to become much easeir.
    My advise : get MacBook, iMac, iPhone, Keyboard (I have them and I love them) dont get MightyMouse :)

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third One's Not a Charm

    • Written by from NEw YOrk

    Just wanted to be one of the many; the big group of the scroll ball haters.


    That ball is useless after a short time, so the whole mouse is useless. This was my third mouse in a very short time, and I have to start blaming me for being so gullible, and not Apple for making such an inferior product.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sealed scroll ball is stupid and cannot be cleaned

    • Written by from Takoma Park

    I'll add my voice the the list, since Apple has yet to address this.

    I understand the Apple design people's obsession with the seamless, featureless look. Apple products sure are pretty. But form should follow function. The idea that one would never need to remove the scroll ball in order to clean it was either arrogant or foolish, but either way, it's just plain wrong.

    Once something clogs up the scroll ball you're hosed. Now it's an instrument of frustration. I never know when the ball is going to jam, and it jams many times a day. And at $50, that's an outrage and a rip off. Shame on Apple. This should be dead simple to fix.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the desing is cool but finaly is bad...

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    1 month after buying my imac the ball dont work ! just 1 month !!! this mouse is crapp

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Esthetics good but functionality terrible

    • Written by from Hampton

    Never thought right clicking would be a challenge on a mouse...You basically have to lift your left finger from the mouse to be able to right click, took a while to understand that. That is very poor functional design. Stopped using after a week, using a great Microsoft mouse now.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad and expensive

    • Written by from Rockaway

    Apple is great but their mouse has a great problem with the roll-ball: after a while no more scroll-ball and no way to clean it! I tried everything. My advice: AVOID!

    19 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An utter design failure

    • Written by from Grand Terrace

    This has been my least favorite Apple mouse since the infamous "puck" version. You can eventually learn to use the invisible right and left buttons without mis-clicking constantly, but having distinct buttons would have been much more convenient. It's also difficult to avoid clicking the side buttons when you don't mean to. The biggest problem, however, is the scroll wheel. The horizontal scrolling is a nice idea in theory, but we've been through three of these now and the wheel stops working properly within a week to a month. Cleaning with alcohol sometimes brings it back to life for a brief time, but eventually they have all failed completely.

    19 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a bad product!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I just got a fantastic brand new IMac, but I had to - after one day of use - get rid of this mouse and use the old one from the previous generation (that was great). The problem? The laser behaves erratically, it completely lacks precision and makes the user experience terrible. I'm a graphic artist and need a mouse that works.

    This product is NOT up to Apple standards.

    So what's next? Do I have to get a PC mouse? Please don't make me do this! Design a better mouse!

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll up broken in two monts ....

    • Written by from roma

    I brought IMAC end december, for domestic use.
    Beginnig february the scroll up started to function partially, two weeks later the scroll up is gone (I could not clean the mouse because there are no screws to open it).

    18 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep your money!

    • Written by from Chicago

    I have several of these "Mighty Mouse" and they are not mighty. They always work well at first and they don't scroll at all. I just use my old USB mouse from my 8600 PowerMac and it works fine.

    19 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Whoever designed this should be taken out back and shot

    • Written by from Kailua Kona

    I've been through several of these and none of them lasted more than a couple of months. They work great when you get them, but within two months the scrollball stops working -- and regardless of what the company says about "cleaning the ball" as a troubleshooting solution, it doesn't work. The only one that did show some signs of longevity made it a couple of weeks past the warranty (3 months for replacements), and then stopped working. I'm waiting for someone to call Apple out on this, so the company can issue free replacements to everyone who suffered with these pieces of garbage repeatedly before finally giving up.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    buyer beware-- the scroll ball will break

    • Written by from Chicago

    This has been one of the most irritating apple-designed products I've ever owned. After only 1.5 years, the scroll bar sometimes scrolls down, not up, and no amount of cleaning or searching online for remedies has fixed the problem for longer than a day or so. I've tried compressed air, rubbing alcohol, scotch tape "flossed" under the ball-- everything short of taking it apart. Not to mention that the extra cool side-squeeze feature sometimes has a mind of its own and starts clicking in rapid succession without even touching it sometimes! It was great for less than a year, and ever since, it's been a huge source of frustration to those of us who depend on macs during a large chunk of our day, and our livelihood. Please, Apple -- redesign your mouse!

    16 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure

    • Written by from Laval

    I can't scroll down anymore! After a few months of owning the computer... the computer is fantastic, the mouse is horrible! I can scroll up, but I can't scroll down.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wired mouse disaster

    • Written by from Cold Lake

    Worst designed mouse I've encountered. The trackball sticks and after a while only works in one direction. The trackball design prevents cleaning and the work arounds such as rubbing on white printer paper etc only gives temporary relief. I am back to using my old Dell mouse which while not as ergonomically pleasing does work as required.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stupid

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    The scrollbar works for about a minute. Hard to believe this is such a dumb product, considering it's a Mac.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Mouse

    • Written by from Fairview

    I went though at least one mouse per year until we upgraded to the new Magic Mouse. Many problems with it, most common was the scroll ball not working. One of Apple's worst products and would not buy this mouse again.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no good

    • Written by from North Hollywood

    works for a few weeks tops, then the side buttons get real finicky and the scroll ball becomes useless.

    We had 50 of these in the library at school and it happened to EVERY SINGLE ONE.

    6 of 6 people found this useful