• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Long Lasting 5 years!

    • Written by from Rancho Cordova

    Ive had the Imac G5 & its wired Mighty Mouse since it came out and the mouse is just now going out.
    I say for 5years old its done one heck of a job. my cats chewed the cord twice and it still kept on ticking! thats with 3 adults & a kid.

    A+++ from me , & im headed to the apple store to buy another! thanks!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse, Easy to Clean.

    • Written by from Cambridge

    If your scroll ball stops working, you can easily fix it by making a Que-Tip slightly damp, rolling the Que-Tip around on the ball, then flipping the mouse upside down on a blank piece of paper and pressing on the scroll ball as you move the mouse around.

    Search on YouTube for :"how to clean apple mouse" and there will be loads of videos on how to clean it easily WITHOUT taking it apart.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great mouse...

    • Written by from Albany

    I use this mouse for a variety of applications, both on a PC and a Mac. Whether gaming, browsing or doing design work, it's never let me down. As for those who've experienced roller-ball issues: just give the mouse a good cleaning, and it'll be working like new again. I've found that a microfiber cloth will clear just about any jam - if it's particularly bad, lightly damp the cloth. I've been using mine since the Mighty Mouse was released back in 2005, and plan on using it for many years to come.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from cornelius

    I have 3, 2 at home and 1 at work. Occasionally the scroll ball will stop working in one direction or another, but all that is needed is an alcohol swab. Rub over the ball in random directions until it starts working again. This cleaning usually has to be done maybe every 6 months.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse remains mighty!

    • Written by from Rochester

    Don't give up on the Mighty Mouse if you think the scroll ball is dead! Just get a damp cloth, turn the mouse over and rub the ball vigorously across the damp area of the cloth (these instructions are in the apple knowledge base). Viola! Your Mighty Mouse will roar once more!

    I never really thought much about computer mice until I started using this one. Now I find it hard to use others, especially if there is no horizontal scroll. It is hard to believe how intuitive it is to use the scroll ball. Another design success for Apple - looks great and offers great functionality.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse!

    • Written by from Lyme

    Works great, best mouse I've every used. The scroll wheel does get clogged but you can clean it out with rubbing alcohol and it works like new afterward. Lokks great and works great. So what if you have to clean it every few months?

    12 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is underrated!

    • Written by from Columbus

    I LOVE this mouse! Everyone's complaining about how it stops working... I haven't had any problem with it so far! It is a sleek and sexy mouse that has four buttons, a GREAT feature when it comes to Expose; and Dashboard. I LOVE this mouse and I look forward to going wireless!

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cleaned the scroll and it works!

    • Written by from Burnaby

    I was having a problem with the scroll button until I stumbled upon an advice on this page to clean it with alcohol. I used my facial toner instead with a cotton wipe and viola! My scroll button is working again. I was about to buy a new mouse. Thanks guys!

    12 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this mouse!

    • Written by from Morris Plains

    I have been using this mouse on three computers and have never had a problem. I love it!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, very easy to use

    • Written by from DuPont

    Great mouse.. I love the way that you can program the buttons in OS X 10.4

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrific Minimalist & Functional Design...

    • Written by

    It may not be everyones opinion, but personally I find the minimalist design, ergonomics and functions first rate. The reliability has also been excellent.

    The scroll ball is obviously a tight tolerance design and likely sensitive to any foreign matter that may enter around it's periphery so I always make sure my hands are clean before sitting down at the computer. This also keeps my keyboard clean.

    Just a casual look at the "mice" available from other companies ( which to me often tend to look like running shoes), the Apple Mouse (and virtually all other Apple products) are clearly in a class by themselves. It's obvious Mr Jobs is more than an engineer and businessman. Firstly, he's an Industrial Designer.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice!

    • Written by from San Antonio

    This mouse is sweet! I just upgraded from an Apple Pro Mouse that I used for 6 years. The scrolling feature is great. The Mighty Mouse takes a little getting used to, but once you do it really speeds up productivity. I can't believe so many people are complaining about the scroll ball, it works very nice for me. If you keep your hands and your mouse clean, you shouldn't have any problems. Just be aware of where your pointer is when you're using the scroll feature and it should be smooth sailing. I found, that if you put the pointer over specific areas in some applications this allows you to move sliders. In iTunes, if you put the pointer over the volume you can scroll it up and down. Also the ability to scroll through my whole iTunes Library with one small motion is very nice! The Mighty mouse is another great product from Apple.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No batteries required!

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Less environmental waste!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse for me, works perfect

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    This mouse works perfect for me, its wired, the track ball works great and its super easy to use for the whole family.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Destroying Misconceptions

    • Written by from El Monte

    I'm hearing about a lot of scrolling problems with all of your mice. Maybe you've been treating it a little too roughly– admit it, for those who've harshly pressed the buttons and scroll to get them to work, or accidentally dropped your mouse off the desk. I've done those things, and my mouse is still working fine. Yes, I've had scrolling problems like many people here are describing, but after days of frustration, I did this: according to a WikiHow article, I turned the mouse upside down and gently rubbed it all over a handkerchief, the delicate kind used for glasses. Literally right there, I scrolled it and it absolutely worked. Possibly you've tried all of these things without success, and maybe your mouse is truly faulty. After buying my mouse from the thrift store (wonder why someone donated a 50 dollar mouse- it didn't look brand new either), I've had it for more than 4-6 months and it works fantastic. I especially love how the scroll allows you to go sideways, since I've always grudgingly scrolled my mouse to the bottom scroll bar of a window while using a normal mouse. The side buttons work fine, too.

    P.S. For those you get dead skin cells and all of the gross dust in the side buttons, simply get in there with one of those sample mascara testers you get at Sephora, and all of it goes bye-bye.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse

    • Written by from Esmont

    This mouse is very good, I prefer it over the mighty mouse as it has far more functionality with the side buttons particularly if you have a lager monitor and many windows.

    For those who find the track ball too prone to failure, I recommend washing your hands more often. I have many of this model mouse which have been used in the field, some five or more years old, and all I do is clean the ball, blow a little air and back into service they go. It's not the mouse that defective, it's our dirty hand and work areas. Don't use hand lotion on you finger tip, Frito's and other greasy food are the devil for these devices. If you what to work that what buy one of the many PC tank mice and be on your way.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Some common sense please

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Biggest complaint about it, the track ball stops working. A. maybe wash your hands from time to time. Oil and dust from our skin is unavoidable but 1 month or even 6 months and already having problems is on you. B. If it acts up, flip it over and start doing figure eights on a blank sheet of paper and watch as the eight starts showing color....ewwww. I love these mice (the plural for mouse previous reviewer) and pick them up all the time for next to nothing because of "problems" with the scroll ball. I have a box of more than twenty spares at my office all of which were fixed this way, 100% success rate. You can perform this quick fix or just take it apart and thoroughly clean it which takes all of a whopping three to five minutes. These concepts can't be escaping you people, its' common sense. I would take once of these over the horrific Magic Mouse any day of the week. My only complaint, where is the aluminum?

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse

    • Written by from Brooklyn Park

    I have had my Mighty Mouse for a couple years. Only maintenance it has every needed is an annual touch of the scroll ball with an alcohol wipe to clean it off (takes a few seconds) and recharge of batteries every couple months. I love it!!!

    8 of 15 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse

    • Written by from CHICAGO

    My experience with the Apple Mouse has been a pleasure although. I haven't mastered all its features.

    I bought my computer in 2006 and on April 3, 2010 my nephew broke the mouse. I am reordering a replacement today

    4 of 7 people found this useful