• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse but scroll ball fails

    • Written by from St. John's

    I've had this thing replaced on my iMac 3-4 times over the course of my AppleCare coverage. Definitely DO NOT buy one of these mice! The scroll ball failed on every single one and it's extremely frustrating. My AppleCare has expired now and yet another mouse has broken, I'm going to find a better solution. No way am I paying for one of these.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ball Does Not Work After a Few Months

    • Written by from Allentown

    I have gone through two of these. Works great out of the box but after a few months, the track ball only seems to work in one direction (usually up). Not at all happy with this product, apple should discontinue and have only the Bluetooth/wireless mouse available for purchase.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse cord too short for MacBook

    • Written by from Wellington

    My Apple Mouse (previously known, I think, as Mighty Mouse) works OK, but it has only an 18 inch (46 cm) cord.
    This works OK with my iMac, but when I try to use this Apple Mouse with my 13" MacBook, which has the ports on the left-hand side, the Apple Mouse will not reach around far enough for me to use it with my right hand.
    I also have a cordless Magic Mouse for my iMac, but when I'm travelling with my MacBook I prefer to take a corded mouse with me due to battery issues, including on planes.
    Unfortunately this Apple Mouse is totally useless for a right-handed person to use with a MacBook.
    Is there a version of the Apple Mouse with a cord longer than 18" long?

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scrolling feature is poor and gets worse...

    • Written by from HENDERSONVILLE

    Enough said. My downward scroll no longer functions after about a year. Magic mouse is so much nicer and worth the extra expense.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Cord

    • Written by from San Jose

    I bought this mouse to use with my 15" macbook pro, but being as all the ports are on the left side of my macbook, the cord is too short to stretch all the way around to the right side. I have to put the cord over the keyboard to use it with my right hand.
    Not good! Knew I should have gone wireless.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse doesn't work

    • Written by from Fuquay Varina

    Please I need help! My apple mouse doesn't work at all, No clicking or moving or scrolling. The light does turn on when you plug it in but it doesn't do anything! Its only about 6 months old and I do not want to buy another one. Is there any way to fix this? I can't take it to the store since I did not keep the receipt. :(

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Always stuck

    • Written by

    Is very comfortable for smaller hands and work very nice until the scroll ball get stuck. As the mouse can't be opened for cleaning, the ball stay stuck forever. Just have a look at all the forums with people complaining. Go ahead, type "Apple Mighty Mouse" in Google and see by yourself. Half the results are people complaining that their scroll ball is not working anymore. And it usually take under 2 months of regular use for the ball to give up.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great until its inevitable end...

    • Written by from Laurel Springs

    Great mouse, love the scroll ball and features. Lasted all of 15 months before scroll ball started acting up rendering the mouse's best feature useless. Went back to my Kensington with scroll wheel, not as nice but still working after 4+ years. Hope next generation mighty mouse fixes problem.

    Mouse gates five stars when new, but I can't see paying for a new mouse every year and a half, hence the two stars.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good initially, but the scroll ball is obviously poorly engineered...

    • Written by from East Wenatchee

    I have had my iMac now for 6 months and have been using the corded mighty mouse that came with it. I came on here to purchase a new mighty mouse, but after reading the reviews I felt I should concur with me follow posters...this mouse is aweful. Once the scroll ball breaks down, the mouse is useless!! 6 months, are you kidding me?? Now I have to pay another $50 to get the same thing!! Yeah, right. I think I'll get a mouse elsewhere and I would recommend you do the same thing! Come on Apple, really?!

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse for the first few months then you can toss it

    • Written by from Murphy

    This mouse is really great but the little track ball, while really cool lateral moves, gets dirty then jams up and won't scroll at all. I just gave up on mine after several months and had to toss it. I haven't looked into how to clean it but I can't figure out how to even get it apart to clean so I'm going back to my fail-safe Logitech.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Scroll Wheel Design

    • Written by from Bay City

    It's already been said, but I have to add to parade of bad reviews. It's a great mouse until the scroll wheel clogs, and then it's a frustrating exercise just to use your mac.

    C'mon Apple, fix this thing!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst mac product

    • Written by from Millburn

    Went through three of these before I gave up and spent 30 dollars on a gulp ! Microsoft wireless mouse. Sick of the rollerball dying and the lack of an ergonomic feel to the thing. Put this in the closet if it comes free and buy a better mouse with your Mac !

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Another for the land fill

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    Apple continues its line of factory mice that are thrown out with the box that the computer came in. The mouse is beautiful and the scroll ball is genius. The squeeze sensors and finger sensors, on the other hand, are a total disaster. This mouse has only two mechanical buttons - case and ball. Right-clicks and left-clicks are simulated with an electric proximity sensor under the mouse's skin. This means that you must lift your fingers off one side of the mouse to register a click on the other side. It's a sure path to a repetitive stress injury just so Apple can keep the one-button mouse inside joke running. The squeeze buttons on the side are right where you hold the mouse so they're triggered by accident frequently.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    That £$%& ball!!!

    • Written by from SAWBRIDGEWORTH

    On my third Mighty Mouse now and hoping they may have updated the design to avoid the really annoying scroll ball problems... alas not! It pains me to have to write a negative review of an Apple product, but this thing is going in the bin this time. It's fantastic for the first few weeks, then that ball starts playing up again, so you clean it and it's fine for a day, and so it goes on, until it eventually dies completely. I'm going to have to go and buy a third party mouse Im afraid... please come up with something better for us Apple!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form over Function

    • Written by from Playa Del Rey

    I've been using this mouse for about two months.

    Pros:

    • Looks very nice
    • Fits well in the hand
    • Glides smoothly

    Cons:

    • As might be inferred by common sense while looking at the design: the action of the primary and secondary buttons are not, in practice, well enough differentiated. I was told I "would get used to it" but I have not and have lost patience. As much as I favor one button, I often still get the response of the other.
    • The side (flank) buttons are so difficult to engage they might as well not even be there and thus I have disabled them.

    Summary:

    This is clearly an example where apple has favored form over function. The only functional improvement from the old 1-button mouse is the scroll-button, and judging from the other reviews on this page, I am fully expecting to have trouble with that soon as well. A 3rd-party solution is being researched. C'mon Apple--save the flash for the iPhone and that other stuff and give me a mouse that really works. I actually have to use this thing!!

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nicely designed but badly engineered

    • Written by from Corvallis

    The design is sleek and beautiful. The 2-D scroll ball works fantastic. I really loved it. But after several months, suddenly the scroll stop working: it's like something is clogging around the ball. I tried to clean it out, but found no way to detouch the ball or open the cover. Blowing air into the gap didn't work at all. Now my scroll ball is working downward only. Worse than a usual 1-D wheel.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    How the mighty fall...

    • Written by

    At first it was an excellent tool to my new Mac, but after six months the scroll option played up. This left me only going on up page, and then of course, what goes up must come down! Down that is to find the whole thing is totally ******, not impressed after less than 10 months. Come on Apple, at least I could open to clean your old round one, which thank goodness I have not thrown out. Advice, look for something else.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse but hard to maintain

    • Written by from Seattle

    I really like this mouse. The short cable, the ball, and the size of it is perfect for my hand. And I love how you can customize all the functions; there are a lot of options that make life in my design world easier. Sadly, however, its not designed for long term use. The designers needed to include an easy way to clean and maintain the mouse and they kind of forgot that part. The ball rollers inside the mouse get all gummed up with lint and kludge like all mice do. But you are unable to clean the inside like you used to be able to on older mice. Its nearly impossible to open and so you're left with a ball that barely functions and frustrates you. I need a wired mouse here at work since we don't have an endless supply of batteries. I think I'll be shopping for a replacement soon.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's all about that scrolling ball

    • Written by from McKinney

    The Good: The rest of the functionality of this mouse is great. Meets all the needs that a designer could ask for. Have been using it for years now.

    Like any mouse with a scrolling ball, it gets dirty. That's not the issue, the issue is finding a way to clean it. I had to pry mine open with a letter opener, unfasten two electrical strips, three screws and a clip that holds the ball down. If it wasn't for the spare mouse (one that had the same issue before) I wouldn't have a mouse right now.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball will kill it, eventually

    • Written by from Falls Church

    About a year after we bought the desktop, the scroll ball in the mouse stopped working due to dirt and oils from handling. Cleaning it with lint free pad worked for a day at a time, but a real pain in the rear.

    6 of 6 people found this useful