• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Great mouse if you are conscientious

    • Written by from LANGLEY

    Like all mice w/roller balls, you have to keep it clean.
    One puff of canned air once a month or two does it.
    I have had two of these for 5-6 years (in addition to a Magic Mouse + and a LogicTech), they still give that nice instant "hands-on" analogue feel that you cannot get with a wireless.

    Just keep it clean!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse Bad ball (mixed emotions)

    • Written by from Kellerton

    I purchased my computer in 2009 the Apple mouse came with it. The scroll ball in the mouse worked for just over a year then it started not wanting to scroll down and from there it got worse. An acquaintance suggested trying to clean the ball with alcohol [just use the alcohol sparingly]. I did this and it worked for a while.
    if the ball was removable like the ball in the rollerball mice was it would be easy to clean and I would have only one complaint about one of the best ideas to come from Apple so far. It doesn't come cordless.
    NO other mouse I have seen or used comes close to this one.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    After 3 months it's done!!!

    • Written by from PORT STANLEY

    After 3 months of having my iMac the Mouse doesn't scroll the ball is done.

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst mouse ever

    • Written by from Cuxhaven

    After a few month the scroll wheel stopped working, and after cleaning it , it was working again for some weeks.
    After cleaning multiple times, now the scrollwheel is no longer working at all how it should.

    Apple should take all mice back due to bad design.

    nevermore

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The scroll ball fix works

    • Written by from Kearns

    This mouse gets low marks mostly because of problems with the scroll ball. My mouse was acting up, too. I read the "fix" of turning the mouse over and vigorously rubbing it on a white piece of paper (in order to see the dirt coming off it). I was about ready to pitch the mouse, so I got quite aggressive in the rubbing process. There wasn't much to lose. Well . . . the process works; the thing scrolls just fine, now. I really like this mouse, and it's too bad the solution to a common problem of sticking roller balls isn't very straight forward.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy This Mouse

    • Written by from Kennett Square

    My first Apple (Mighty) Mouse died after the scroll-ball stopped working. I've had my second Apple (Mighty) Mouse for about six months and I can't scroll up. I've tried cleaning it, but it still won't work. Do not buy this mouse.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks Down quickly

    • Written by from Louisville

    I've had my MAC for only a month or two and already the mouse isn't scrolling properly. I'm hoping I can get a replacement at no cost.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great except for scroll ball

    • Written by from Chicago

    Serious design flaw with the scroll ball. Collects too much gunk and stops scrolling after a little while. I'm constantly cleaning it off.

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Miserable Mouse!!! Not worth the money!

    • Written by

    I LOVE my new Macbook Pro, but I HATE the stupid Mighty Mouse, which I bought at the same time, a mere 2 months ago (mid-December 2008. It is now mid-February 2009, as I write this).
    Firstly, the right click NEVER works properly (not since the day I bought it), which is annoying in and of itself... However, I circumvented that problem by using Command + left click, so if that were the only problem, I could still give this mouse an O.K. rating.
    However, the scroll ball DOES NOT WORK!!! I have followed the suggestions for cleaning it repeatedly - I clean it, it works for 2-3 seconds, then it messes up again. I clean it again... same result. Cleaning doesn't do any good at all, in this instance. There is something intrinsically wrong with the design and the internal workings of the scroll ball. It started giving me trouble 4 weeks after I bought it. That should tell you something!
    I have now relegated this miserable contraption to the "used mouse" plastic funerary bag that I reserve for such infernal machinery. I got out my old, cheapo Microsoft wireless $20 mouse, and it works like a charm. Macs work FINE with regular PC mice - don't waste the $60+ for a mighty mouse. It is SOOOOOO not worth it!
    I dearly wish I hadn't wasted my money. (And I lost the receipt, or believe me, I'd be taking it back to the store, pronto).

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Track Ball

    • Written by from Astoria

    I have never written a review in my life. I am also a new Apple fan and will be for life. Plain and simple this mouse is terrible. The track ball requires a lot of cleaning, it works for a bit then fails again. I went to the Apple store today to change it but they insisted on cleaning it first. It failed again a few hours after I got home. Apple is great, I love all their products but this mouse is TERRIBLE! Im an Engineer and it surprises me this product has not been recalled sooner. I have to state again that this product is the only problem I have with Apple, everything else is great.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed scroll ball jams; Poor surface contact (too much friction)

    • Written by from FOUNTAIN HILLS

    I used this product for about 3 years.

    Verdict: Avoid this mouse. Apple executives failed to properly test this product before releasing it to the public. It's a maintenance nightmare, and does not scroll smoothly.

    This mouse has serious issues with design quality:

    1) Mighty Mouse's most tragic flaw: the infamous scroll ball

    Oh man, Apple quality testers sure did fail to properly test this! This product's scroll wheel clogs so routinely (even in the cleanest of environments, such as mine), the entire mouse is effectively useless. In fact, my own Mighty Mouse, which was $49, sits on my shelf, cord coiled. Forever! All because of the terrible design of this scroll wheel.

    2) Mighty Mouse friction pad is poorly designed

    The Mighty Mouse's friction pad is made of inferior soft plastic which scratches and erodes too easily. Result: too much friction with surface; increasing friction over time. In short, this mouse does not glide smoothly! (ooooooh, this is *such* a pet peeve of mine)

    My advise, avoid this product (gosh, how ironic that a mouse equipped with a laser would end up failing because of jamming/dirty rolling-ball componentry?).

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    mice ball died

    • Written by from Rowland Heights

    the third apple mic I have to threw away since 2008 due to the ball won't react to scroll down, sad...

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cure for malfunctioning scroll-wheel

    • Written by from London

    I, like all the users here, had the same problem: a scroll-wheel which scrolled down, not up, after about a year of use. I was about to toss the mighty mouse out as everyone here has suggested when I thought of the can of Air Duster (Kenair) I use for cleaning optical equipment. A blast all around the track ball (hold in the little ball and blast all around it) had the thing fixed in about 5 seconds. Cured! For the cost of a can of air it's worth it, the mouse is back to full working order.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    bleh.

    • Written by from Grinnell

    In my opinion, this is Apple's worst product. It's a decent mouse, but I would much rather use something else. The main problem is the roller ball, as it can get stuck which requires cleaning and regular maintenance. When it comes to a mouse, I think it should just work without having to clean it once a week. Also, the side buttons are pretty awkward to use. It just needs a complete redesign.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy Life, Tragic Loss

    • Written by from O FALLON

    Great mouse. Had it for a year. No problems. And then one unfortunate and tragic day, the roller died. I haven't been the same since. I feel that i've just lost some of my aesthetic quality.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid If Possible

    • Written by from Nanaimo

    As much as I hate to say it, this is one of few products Apple actually got wrong. I hate this mouse. Not that there's anything wrong with it in daily operation... it seems pretty comfortable and useful, but the scroll dial stops working. And I've had three of 'em, purchased with various Macs and one retail one as a replacement. I keep my hands clean as a surgeon's, and it still manages to get stopped up with junk. I've cleaned out this last one a few times with a toothpick, which restores it's functionality for a few days, but then it just stops working again. On average they last three to nine months.

    I'm replacing this one with a Logitech. My last one of those lasted me FIVE years. Sorry Apple, but get your act together and we'll talk.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    • Written by from Mountain View

    I like the 3 buttons and scroll wheel design a lot. But the scroll wheel stopped working (just in the up direction) after a couple weeks. I bought a second and it failed in the same way. I'm buying a third, but I can't recommend this product until they change the scroll wheel design.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    mighty mouse is not mighty at all

    • Written by from Banting

    After use for 40 fay the scrolling is only one direction. Maintenance is frustration. A normal mouse can have almost free mind maintenance for one year. Why can't this mighty mouse return some reasonable value.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine for a while

    • Written by from Potomac

    Similar to others, after about 12-14 months of ownership and use, the scroll ball has failed on mine. Mind you, only in one direction. Still scrolls up, or side to side, but downward scrolling is non existent. It's a shame that this has occurred. Fortunately, I have a mighty mouse wireless as well, but I can only assume it's a matter of time until that scroll ball fails as well.

    Great purchase for mild use, but if you use your mouse heavily (as I do), I'd recommend an alternate product, and this coming from an Apple faithful.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The $50-a-year Mighty Mouse Racket

    • Written by from Rochester

    My THIRD Mighty Mouse has just broken on me. Same problem as always: scroll ball just stops working, about 12-14 months after purchase. Never again, Apple. Never again.

    13 of 15 people found this useful