• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Banbury

    I am a convert from the PC world and love my imac of 18 months. My only issue is the Mighty Mouse. At about six months the scroll stopped working. Due to it not being designed for taking apart to assist in cleaning, I took it back to the shop. They took it up stairs to the Genius Bar to blow high pressure air through it. It helped, but never really sorted it.
    I have cleaned it as directed and I am not a heavy handed user, but a disappointed one, that such a small, but relatively expensive part should blight my enjoyment and conversion to the mac world.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball Failure

    • Written by from Mesa

    This is the one Apple product not worth buying. Apple needs to fix the scroll ball problem, until they do, don't spend your money on this.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    don't touch

    • Written by from Ventura

    If you want a mouse that is as likely to mistake your right-click for a left-click as not, and will ignore about one fourth of your left-clicks altogether (how can it do that when it claims a priority of left over right? any old click should _at least_ produce a left-click), then this is the mouse for you!
    My hands are not large, and the fact that I have to move my hand a lot to avoid touching the mouse where it will confuse it sacrifices a lot of speed...why does the back have to be so tall and fat? Perhaps that is good for some hands - not mine!
    Apple - "innovative" is only good when you make it WORK!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs a major redesign

    • Written by from Arlington

    This mouse was great when it came out, but the design really needs to be fixed.

    Pro:
    -Unlike any mouse I've seen it scrolls right and left
    -White matches the mac

    Con:
    -Brand new out of the box and it squeaks. A plastic on plastic squeak.
    -This is my third mouse and the trackball always eventually sticks. This is not so much a bad thing, almost everyone's desk gets dusty and your hands have oils on them, but you can't properly clean this mouse. You can wipe the top, etc, but why can't you open it up and give the wheels inside a scrub down?

    Come on guys, it is time for an update.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The best and the worst

    • Written by from Perris

    I have to agree that the scroll ball is one of the best inventions ever. It's tiny, unobtrusive, easy to use, you can scroll in every direction, and it's so indispensable that when it finally dies, you will want to hurl your mouse to the floor and stomp on it. We have been through 5 of them, (on three different Macs in our homeschool), and they all die in short order once the ball gets a tiny bit of dirt into it. We have three cats, so ours get plugged with tiny bits of fur and die on a regular basis. I did discover videos online that teach you how to crack them open and clean them, but it's akin to surgery, and if you don't do it just right, you will kill the mouse. In any case, I have to break into them every few months and gut and clean them, and in all of my years of Mac computing, I've never had such a faulty mouse. So frustrating! But still a wonderful design, just poorly executed.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by from Houston

    The mouse seems to work well for the first few months but the roller ball gets dirty and stops functioning. I already had to buy two of them. I know Logitech makes a good one but it is simply too small for my hand. In addition, after eight months since I switched to a Mac, I still can’t get used to this one click functionality. It simply does not make any since to me.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a mouse for the long haul.

    • Written by from Columbia

    The Mighty Mouse worked great out of the box. After continued use, though, the scroll ball required frequent cleaning. Now that the mouse is about 3 years old, even the click mechanism is failing. I never know if a click and drag is going to work. I can be dragging a file from one folder to another and it will often release the file in the middle of the drag. Then you wonder where the file went. Very frustrating. In addition, sometimes a single click is interpreted as a double click. I never use the side button because it is just too awkward to use.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk!

    • Written by from Taneytown

    For such an expensive computer system, it should come with a mouse that lasts longer than 6 months.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackball Poorly Designed

    • Written by from Orem

    This mouse would be good except for the design of the trackball. The trackball assembly easily collects lint and dirt which causes it to stop working. Apple designed the mouse with no ability to clean the trackball assembly. I have one of these because I purchased a new Mac. Other than using it because it came with my Mac I would not buy one and now that I am having problems with the trackball I'm looking for a different mouse.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless

    • Written by from Antwerpen

    The scroll stopped working after a month, don't waste your hardly earned dinero on this piece of trash, there are far better mice out there for far less cash.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor mouse

    • Written by from Lilburn

    I had my mac for 3 weeks and the mouse scroll quit working.I can't understand why apple would put out such terrible product

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy on the eyes, hard to use

    • Written by from Dubuque

    Pros: looks nice

    Cons: everything else.

    Apple really screwed up with this one. I'm getting tired of Apple sacrificing functionality to make a product look more attractive. The clickers on this mouse are actually on the bottom...this is done to avoid putting ugly buttons on the top of the mouse. As a result, right clicks are commonly misinterpreted as left clicks. The scroll ball is a great concept, but it just doesn't work well and has poor tactile feedback. All too often its non-responsive. It would help if the ball was bigger. The squeeze-click idea is simply lame, and doesn't work well in day-to-day use. Finally, the ergonomics are very poor.

    Buy just about any other mouse and you'll be happier.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Sorry Excuse for A Mouse

    • Written by from Wheaton

    This mouse looks good and would make a good paperweight but that is about it. Within 3 months of purchase the scroll ball failed. I had a wireless version but apple replaced it with a wired version instead. Nice. Furthermore, it is almost impossible to get the left and right click to work for any computer game play that requires a two button mouse. This one belongs in a museum with the Edsel. I have completely given up on this and use a cheap PC mouse instead. Stay away from this!!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse? MIGHTY MOUSE?!?

    • Written by from Leeds

    Anything but "Mighty"! I've had my iMac for two months and the scroll ball on the so called "Mighty" mouse has packed up. Pathetic really. Shame 'cause the iMac is fantastic and when the mouse was working it was great but a shame that it only lasted TWO MONTHS. Judging by the reviews I am not the only person with this complaint. Let's see if Apple rectify this problem.....

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless for Development - Uncomfy

    • Written by from Bremerton

    I was extremely excited to get my mighty mouse and FINALLY get to work with my game development work. But right away I knew I was gonna have problems. Almost any advanced developing program requires a simultaneous right and left click. With the mighty mouse, it is impossible. You can map the side buttons to do the secondary click but it is a joke trying to click the sides and the main button at the same time.

    Plus, picking up the mouse while clicking (i.e. if you didn't have room to complete a mouse movement because of desk size) is terribly hard with the little side buttons being the only thing to grab.

    Not to mention it is horribly uncomfortable to work with. After only five minutes of use I had to stop and take a break. I have large hands and gripping this mouse is so uncomfortable.

    I can't say anything as to the quality and I am already taking it back, I can't stand it.

    Note to Apple: a firmware update to allow left and right clicking, and some larger (longer) side buttons MIGHT make it better.

    27 of 48 people found this useful