• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll button in disrepair

    • Written by from New York

    This is the third "Mighty Mouse" I have tried over the past six months. The scroll button has broken on all three now - two do not scroll down, and one does not scroll up. Obviously there is something wrong.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete Disaster

    • Written by from Ottawa

    I have had 5 mighty mouses in the last 2 years and all of them after a couple of months had the same problem. The scroll ball stop working! I canot beleive that to this day, Apple hasnt done something to fix this problem. It is quit sad. The problem is quite simple, when using the scroll ball, dust gets inside the mouse and eventually, the scroll ball loses its traction. I strongly advise againts buying this mouse.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not at par with the Mac - very frustrating

    • Written by from Edina

    I love my new Mac, however, the mouse is very frustrating to use. The ball becomes sticky frequently and it only scrolls in one direction. So, I have a cloth close by to clean it. I clean it by putting the mouse upside down and tapping gently the track ball. Then, a few days later it is sticky again!! I can't believe that Apple has not yet created a stand alone pad like it has developed for the laptops.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball a total failure

    • Written by from Greensboro

    I like the ergonomics of this mouse, but the scroll ball is always failing. It will scroll down almost all of the time, but odds of it being able to scroll up are at best fifty fifty. I don't know if dirt gets in or what the problem is, but they seem to be good for a couple of months at best. Very aggravating.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy if you have a notebook!

    • Written by from Eldersburg

    It is beyond me as to why Apple would create a wired mouse that is unusable to macbook users (unless, of course, you are left-handed.) The cord is so short, and seeing as the usb drive is on the left side, buyers are forced to keep the mouse to the left of their macbooks. This means that we must then spend another $20 upgrading to the wireless version.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iMac Excellent But For...

    • Written by from Fort Worth

    The mouse. This thing is a pain in the you-know-what. I'm a new PC-to-iMac convert and love everything about this computer except the mighty mouse.

    The two-in-one button feature was a nice try at "innovation", but in everyday use it comes up short. Multiple botched multi-select-and-drag attempts, sore forearm from trying to differentiate from left and right clicks, etc.

    I'm very new to Mac, so not sure if Apple offers a two button mouse. If they don't, they should. Mighty mouse is horrible.

    9 of 13 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

    Useless. Unworthy of my MAC.

    • Written by from Manchester

    Apple products have been exceptional for me, and I've had no trouble for 9 years now with MAC products. I'm actually surprised to be writing a bad review on this website.

    This is the first Apple product I've had trouble with - but it simply isn't worth the effort. Don't get it. It doesn't work well. If you are considering getting this wireless mouse, make sure that you also get a regular mouse - you'll be using it about half the time.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Your better off going to a pet shop

    • Written by from Exeter

    If it wasn't for the cord, I would I thrown this device out of my city flat window and down to the busy traffic below, many times by now! Yeah Apple make great computers, great software, I had a Powerbook that lasted for years, but this mouse is useless. It works wonderfully for the first three weeks, then the scroll wheel picks up some dirt and it's useless. I have figured out how to crack the case and clean the insides, but this is a mission and a total waste of my time. And now it seems to jump onto the dashboard whenever it feels like it! Buy this and you'll be coming back to get it replaced in about 6 months (if that).

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome when it worked

    • Written by from Durango

    This mouse was great when it worked. I loved being able to scroll sideways, but after getting 2 warranty replacements after the ball stopped working I gave up on it. Honestly, don't buy this mouse, it'll just end up not working in a month or two.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It stinks!!

    • Written by from edmond

    I thought it was cool @ 1st but then it stopped scroling and i couldnt right click and it got very hard to use!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ready to squash this mouse

    • Written by from Calgary

    Maybe it will scroll, maybe it won't. Maybe it will scroll up but not down, maybe it will scroll down but not up.

    Maybe I don't have time to constantly be running it upside down on a piece of paper and blowing air into it etc.

    C'mon Apple make a decent mouse with a decent sized scroll ball and one that can actually be cleaned without major disassembly.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ZERO stars for mouse with substance-abuse issues

    • Written by from Redondo Beach

    Do NOT, I repeat, do NOT buy this mouse.

    I got tired of my wireless keyboard and wireless mouse losing their connections on a semi-weekly basis, so I threw them out and bought a retrograde hard-wired (imagine that!) keyboard and mouse. No more lost connections, but.....

    I never thought of a mouse having an drinking- or drug problem, but I am convinced this little creature is a serious alcoholic or substance abuser! Many, many times an hour it does the equivalent of falling down drunk or stoned: going right when moving left, going left when moving right, or going to far corners of the screen when (I swear!) I have not move my wrist one millimeter! The right-click button is as reliable as a drinker or druggie: sometimes it responds, sometimes not. When it does respond, it's sometimes coherent, but usually not. Don't even ask about the too-hard-to-regularly-use side buttons on its "waist"!

    I just talked to two people at Apple who said their mice were similarly unreliable. It's said that, in afterlife's inferno, product designers have to use the products they designed. I think there's a special place reserved for the designer of this mouse.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Wheel Fails

    • Written by from Tampa

    After just a few weeks the scroll wheel stopped scrolling up or down. I wasn't too worried though, because I discovered that if you clean it, it will start scrolling again. But now cleaning it no longer seems to work. I've tried all kinds of tips and tricks I read on the support message boards, but I absolutely cannot get it to scroll anymore.
    P.S. This is a common problem. My mother has an iMac too and she's had the same problem with her Apple mouse.

    65 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Brand New Scroll Wheel

    • Written by from Harrisburg

    My first mighty mouse that came with my iMac was great until the scroll wheel stopped working due to dirt. Even after trying to clean it it just wasn't the same.

    Now I have a BRAND NEW mighty mouse. Just opened the box this morning. Plugged it in and was excited to use it. It works great EXCEPT the scroll wheel does not scroll UP! This is a brand new mouse so I can't see the issue of dirt around the scroll ball being an issue. I'm highly disappointed with Apple over the design of this mouse.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works amazing until dirty

    • Written by from Wesley Chapel

    I loved the mighty mouse. We had a perfect 1-2 year relationship. Until one day I couldn't scroll down anymore. Once the scroll wheel gets dirty and stops working you have to basically break the mouse to clean it and glue it back together. The intermittent scroll failure when dirty will drive you insane!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why can't Apple correct the Mighty Mouse faulty design?

    • Written by from Tualatin

    It's been three years and the Mighty Mouse (wired or wireless, I've got both) still only lasts a month before the ball stops working. Seriously, how can Apple keep selling a defective design for all this time without fixing it? And how can we consumers keep buying it? I'm about ready to send back (under AppleCare) for my 4th Mighty Mouse because they get to the point where you can't even clean them to get them to work anymore. Once AppleCare ends, I'm off to a competitor.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product Ever

    • Written by from Eugene

    I don't even know where to begin with this thing - it is all around absolutely the worst Apple product I have ever owned, but I guess the worst thing is its ability to function as a mouse. Anyone who has the two-button functionality enabled knows the exquisite headache of trying to intuit what this small plastic egg will recognize as a right click or a left. The "side" buttons are a special treat as well - they are awkward to use, and don't tend to click "off" very well. The one redeeming point is the scroll wheel, which seems to function okay. So if you only need to scroll infinitely through one document, you're set. For those of us that need to use Sketchup or similar multi-click dependent programs, we must resort to third-party mice. Apple, please test future mice in people's hands, not in store windows.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice to fondle; not to use.

    • Written by from Santa Cruz

    I've been living with three Mighty-Mice for more than a year now. I'm ready to scream.

    They're lovely. They are a triumph of elegant industrial design. They feel nice in your hand, and work great! (for a while).

    But then your scroll-ball jams. And then you clean it. And then it jams. And then you clean it. And then it jams. And one day: your heart just breaks, and you realize: "I hate this thing. It makes my life miserable."

    There are two bad things about this product which sneak up on you and drive you off the edge: One is the scroll-ball. Such a good idea! A real shame it doesn't work.

    The other is the "which button" sensor. Usually it works. Which means: It's fun when you first try it, but infuriating after a year of solid use.

    I'm going to go buy an ugly mouse with real, physical buttons and a boring old wheel. And it will be a happy day, my friend. A happy day.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Issues with the scroll ball

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    The scroll ball works great when it works, but it is very unreliable.

    19 of 21 people found this useful