• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome mouse

    • Written by from Somerville

    Despite what ergonomics experts say about this mouse, it feels comfortable in my hand and the scroll ball has spoiled me. I'm primarily a PC user and I find this a dream to use in Windows. I have three of these mice and use them on all of my machines. I'm fairly certain I'm the only person who walks into a Starbucks and pulls out an Apple mouse to connect to a ThinkPad.

    The side-squeeze button defaults to behaving as a 'back' button in browsers, which is really quite useful. I wish the BootCamp drivers allowed that action to be customized, but I'm fairly happy with its utility either way.

    My only gripe with the mouse is the inability to simultaneously left and right click or go immediately from right click to left click. This just means I have to connect a second Apple mouse or use a different mouse if I want to play an FPS.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    i know of 2 different versions, they look close to the same.

    • Written by from Southfield

    Flat out, the only issues that plague this mouse are

    1) Scroll Ball and Filth/Grease/skin oils

    2) Right Click and Left Click at the same time
    Magic mouse has the same issue, but with the Magic mouse
    there is a software hack to make the right and left work, not sure
    if that software works with the mighty mouse.

    I am not sure what revision deals better with skin oil and a gummed up scroll wheel, but there are some versions of the Mighty Mouse, Aka, Apple Mouse, that are less sensitive to dirt oil in the ball.

    some professionals have seriously been using the magic mouse for many years, with out any issues with the scroll ball.

    so i don't know... i personally had (1) mighty mouse back in 2007 where the scroll ball stopped working, You cant service these things, they are glued together.
    it would be one thing if you could replace the scroll unit for like 6.95 + shipping.

    i just found some new old stock Mighty mouses for 10 dollars each... so i bought 3, so far the wheel's are all working like they should, I will try that white paper trick, and if that doesn't work i may lick it ... ( if these stop working ) they may not.

    i had the version that stopped working at home... i compared it to the 3 i just bought and the one from 2007 was labeled a little different, might have been manufactured by different contract. Made inTaiwan VS made in china, pretty sure if my memory is correct. one thing is for sure they were a hair different.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse

    • Written by from State College

    A lot of people say the scroll ball doesn't work, but I found it worked very well. I've had it for years and it hasn't failed. Wonderful design! It has a nice shape that is extremely comfortable in my hand. Great mouse; I definitely reccommend it.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll ball is a failure

    • Written by from San Diego

    very frustrated with this mouse, the scroll ball does not work

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball eventually breaks

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Already have gone through 2 of these. Scroll ball breaks after about 6 months.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball inevitably breaks

    • Written by from Venice

    I've been through 3 of these mice now. Poor poor design. Thumbs way down.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse, not so Mighty.

    • Written by from Miramichi

    The apple mouse or (Mighty Mouse) as some have called it, is a great little mouse. I enjoy the features it does have, the 360 scroll ball, the pressure sensors on the side really come in handy, and it just overall has a good feel.

    The downside to this mouse is the high maintenance, you need to clean it every day or the ball will stop scrolling, and the bottom will collect a lot of dust.

    If you don't mind high maintenance than you should get it for the features it does have. However I don't believe it's worth the price they ask (as with any apple product).

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Roller ball keeps failing

    • Written by from Rockaway

    I have two of these: one does not scroll up and one does not scroll down. Very unreliable.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Mouse.

    • Written by from Oregon

    I've had this mouse since I purchased my i-Mac G5. NEVER had a problem. Ever. Is it possible I've had it since 2005? Love it.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Make it scroll again

    • Written by

    I just had the experience of the mouse not scrolling down. I washed my hands, inverted the mouse and rubbed it on a new piece of white paper. Tried this several times. No luck. I was getting desperate and a little annoyed and was thinking about buying another mouse. Then I thought hey maybe if I dampen the wheel it might clean better. You guessed it. I licked the wheel and went back to the white paper. Presto! It worked like a charm.
    If you can't join them, lick em.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Smooth tracking and scrolling. Great functionality.

    • Written by from Fairfax Station

    This mouse was given to me as a gift. I received it used, and it was experiencing the same scrolling problems everyone writes about in the reviews. There is a simple fix for this: Take a clean white piece of paper on a hard surface, turn the mouse upside down so its resting on the ball, and move the mouse around quickly in every direction. Try going fast and slow. The dirt that has accumulated on the ball will rub off on the paper and the mouse will work good as new.

    After the ball was clean, I fell in love with the mouse. Scrolling felt so effortless with the 360 degree ball. The tracking in impeccable even without a mouse pad. It's also fantastic having 4 buttons so that you can program expose and spaces for easy access.

    Do not be fooled by people rating one star. Just like any product, this mouse will need to be cleaned after prolonged use. Cleaning it is fast and simple and restores the initial ease of scrolling.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    1 year of heavy use and so far so good

    • Written by from Irving

    I have used this mouse for 1 year and and I have not had any problems with it. I never eat at my desk/computer area though. I use a cleaning wipe about once a month to clean it. Its great and looks really nice.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It works great till the scrolling ball fails.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I have had a number of these and invariably, in the course of < 1 year, the ball stops working one direction or another. Cleaning it out is impossible since the mouse is "sealed." This mouse is an awesome idea that only lasts a short while before failing.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse!

    • Written by from Roann

    I've read a lot of bad reviews, so I thought I'd put in my two cents. I've been using this mouse with my Mac Mini 1.66 Core Duo purchased back in 2006. I have never had any issues with this mouse. It's gone through several studio albums using logic pro, lots of final cut hd videos, and never once had a problem with the scroll ball. I love this mouse and will probably buy another one, when the time comes.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Buchanan

    Worst mouse ever. I'm not even giving it a star. While I loved this thing when it worked, I have to buy a new one way too often. If you get the slightest little piece of dust or liquid on that ball, it stops working. Sometimes I can beat the mouse into submission and get it to work again, but most times that's just a temporary fix. Nothing worse than being able to only scroll up or only scroll down.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's pretty but you have to buy a new one every 3 months

    • Written by from Curitiba

    I bought my latest mouse only a few months ago and the scroll has already stopped working. I'm on my 4th mouse in less than 2 years. It's handy but has no durability

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Ball is a failure

    • Written by from San Juan

    The mouse is great but the scroll ball is a failure. It gets dirty quite frequently which become totally useless. No scroll = Useless mouse.

    27 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not for long!!

    • Written by from Gardena

    This is very disappointing!! This mouse doesn't not work or last very long. Don't buy, choose another one, not worth $50 bucks!

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but one catch

    • Written by from Romeoville

    This Mighty Mouse Is Great. I Tried working it with my old 2002 iMac (With runs Mac OS X 10.2.8 Jaguar), and it actually works. As of right now, Im using it with Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger, and it works great except for one thing... The track ball sometimes doesn't scroll up or down, but works in any other way. If I where you, i would get the Magic Mouse, that seems to work allot better then this mouse.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Track ball jams frequently

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    The most frustrating mouse ever. Currently as I type I can't scroll up or to the left. I can clean it and it will fail again in 20 minutes or so. I've tried every cleaning protocol recommended and eventually I can get it to work only to have it fail soon thereafter. The other features are good, but the track "pea" ruins things. Great idea, poor execution.

    9 of 11 people found this useful