• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy

    • Written by from cincinnati

    Looks good and it's a cool design. But you cannot clean the "Innovative Scroll Ball and button" without destroying the mouse. The "Force-sensing side buttons" click constantly when you do not want them to. I had to disable them. Almost any mouse is probably better than this. I just trashed mine and am using a seven year old Microsoft mouse.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Toronto

    Dear Apple,

    While a good product in some aspects, the Mighty Mouse fails in its most important function as a MOUSE: it fails to scroll vertically (!!!!!!!!!)

    How did this product pass user-testing? Why are you not improving this product already? How can you include a failed product as a standard item shipped with most iMacs and MacPros?

    I am not sure you realize this product is a HUGE INCONVENIENCE for most users.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse needs to be replaced after 8 months

    • Written by from Holly

    Boy am I glad the Apple Store Genius recommend I keep my old Apple Pro Mouse when I got my new iMac. The Mighty Mouse that came with my new computer has failed after only 8 months of use. The cord is fraying and splitting where it leaves the front of the mouse (and I don't have animals so there is no possibility of something chewing it). Not to mention the countless problems I have with it sometimes being too responsive, sometimes being unresponsive and sometimes moving clear across the screen on it's own.


    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Might mouse STINKS!

    • Written by from san diego

    This is my second mighty mouse, and like all negative posts, the track ball stopped working after several months, both of them! I will not be buying another until Apple takes care of this issue. It is, obviously, as serious engineering FLAW! THE MIGHTY MOUSE STINKS!

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother

    • Written by from Dulles

    Just like everyone else here, the scroll ball stopped working properly. At least ours lasted awhile (just until the warranty expired) and then stopped scrolling down. And as much as you think, "...aw, no big deal, I can live with it." It really is a pain. I thought it was a fluke and was going to get another one but I'm glad I looked here first and saw these reviews!! I'm not wasting my money and will get a different one and I hope anyone else will do the same.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not useful, plain and simple

    • Written by from Providence

    Apple mighty mouse is a money trap. I only used it because it came with my iMac and I had convinced myself that certain difficulties I was having with it was due to fact that I was simply not used to using it. After approximately 8 months, I had to use an ordinary mouse for some reason and it felt like heaven.

    Not useful with a lot of games, non-ergonomic design, difficult or impossible to clean the ball, touch sensitivity and response time is simply terrible. The seemingly valuable features (such as 4-direction wheel, side buttons of expose etc) or not irreplaceable as one would think.

    In short, go for a Logitech or Razer. For this very same price, you will not believe what you will be getting

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The scroll ball is horrible!

    • Written by from Denver

    I've used Macs since the Plus, but the Mighty Mouse is the first Apple product that I truly HATE. Within a month of purchase the scroll ball was only scrolling in one direction. Compressed air, while hard to control, cleaned it. But it is constantly going back to the dirty erratic performance. Now that is no longer a reliable fix. Friends have tried turning it upside down on a cloth with rubbing alcohol, with water, dry - doesn't help! This product is so poorly engineered. Lot's of "fabulous" features that few people use, but the scroll ball is inherently bad. Apple: YOU NEED TO FIX THIS PRODUCT!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had a few, Not "Apple" Quality

    • Written by from Chicago

    Actually, its a great mouse, especially (of course) with Mac OSX - the problem is build quality. Any mouse I've purchased form logitech at half the price has been bullet-proof and lasted for years. With this mouse, I've been through a few.
    First, my wireless mighty mouse completely died after about 7 months. So, because of the cost, I went to the wired mouse, and that one died after about 8 months (first the scroll ball and then two days later the tracking started fritzing).
    Tried carefully cleaning etc but no love.
    For now I'm using a $5 dell mouse and going to shop around for a very OSX friendly alternative to apple.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work after 10 seconds of use

    • Written by from Newmarket

    the mighty mouse is terrible. I love the design... but the scroll ball doesn't work. I bought a new iMac and when I plugged in the mighty mouse the ball only scrolled down not up. After a few minutes of trying to fix it I went back to return it and get a new one. 10 seconds later, ball stops working.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Vineyard Haven

    Sorry folks - but cleaning it doesn't work. Alcohol, WD-40, lint-free cloth, rolling upside down on bond paper... I've tried all the suggestions but the scroll ball is irreversibly non-functional. Another $49 for more of the same frustration isn't worth it to me. Save your money and vote with your dollars for a NON-Mighty (although functional) Mouse from any company OTHER THAN Apple. I can't believe Apple hasn't re-designed and re-issued this product - it's shameful.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    this thing is not worth it...

    • Written by

    ive had this one and the wireless one in hopes that one of them would be worth the 50 or 60 bucks i spent on them, and they dont last at all, i use my macbook every day and to have a mouse is very handy cause no one wants to use the trackpad all the time, but this is not the mouse to have or to get to replace the track pad its way more annoying then the trackpad in every way its slow and stops working after a few hours of cleaning it sometimes it just doesnt live up to what were all used to, apple let me down on this product :(

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor quality - very unlike Apple

    • Written by from New York

    Save your money and buy a real mouse from Logitech. The scroll ball in this mouse is so fragile and sensitive. I've had it for less than two months and the thing has stopped working. I can't scroll up anymore - an extreme annoyance. Now I've got to hike up to the Apple store to see if they can fix it or return it. Apple needs to do better quality testing.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball no good

    • Written by from Tacoma

    After normal use the scroll ball stops functioning even with regular cleaning with provided cloth.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A mighty mouse? I think not.

    • Written by from Vancouver

    After about 30 years of one button mice, the Mighty Mouse was introduced to much fanfare. We waited this long for a two button mouse from apple, and this is what we get? The tiny ball is difficult to use, and actually hurt my finger after working with big spreadsheets for an extended period. However, that's no longer a problem with my unit, as the ball recently stopped working altogether! Then there's the supposed right mouse button. Due to the one button design, intended right clicks often get received by the device as a left click. I often find myself using ctrl-click instead of trying a right click. This completely defeats the purpose of a two button mouse. So what I'm left with is basically a 1.5 button mouse with no scroll ball. Mr. Jobs, why can't you just give us a true two button mouse with a real scroll wheel already?

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible - Don't buy! It's not even good for free.

    • Written by from Manhasset Hills

    This is the worst mouse I've owned. The trackball (to scroll up/down) jams almost instantly and the side buttons barely work. I would never recommend it - the mouse feels like it was built in 1991. I'm surprised it even uses a laser. You'd think they'd use a trackball on the bottom, too - that's how old fashioned it feels. Apple really needs to fix it, especially the scrolling ball.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    looks sleek, but functions poorly

    • Written by from Winter Springs

    I can't stand using this mouse. It came with my iMac, but the cord is so short, I can't use it on my macbook, because the USB ports are on the left side (another design flaw). The problem with this mouse is when you right click. The two buttons are covered by a single piece of plastic, so sometimes right clicking will activate the left click instead. Also, the cord is very stiff, and is not soft and pliable. So, it always bunches up and restricts my mouse movement (plus, the cord is so short, so the stiffness is made worse). I never feel like I have enough room on my desk when using this mouse.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Garbage

    • Written by from Canora

    I have to say that this is my second MAC and until now I absolutely loved everything I have owned that is MAC, that was until I met the Mighty Mouse. This has to be the worst mouse I have ever encounterd as it has not worked from the moment I unpacked it. Is it too much to expect that a product should not breakdown the day you receive it? If I could have rated this -5, I certainly would have. Apple needs to get with it and compensate their loyal customers or at least create a product that works.

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst mouse ever

    • Written by from Clifton

    i had this mouse for over a year and now it wont even scroll down. do not buy the mighty mouse just go for a logitech mouse!

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another great toy for the cat

    • Written by from Fatima

    Don't buy this mouse! If you do just tack it to the side of your desk and let the cat play with it. The cat will really enjoy it and you'll get some sense that your money wasn't completely wasted.

    I've dug my old optical wheel mouse out of the storage room and it still works great.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Right-click? Sometimes yes, many times no.

    • Written by from Spring Creek

    I've had two of these mice -- and they consistently fail to detect a "right" mouse click. They are unreliable, and one of the worse products in Apple's product line.

    2 of 4 people found this useful