• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Inconsistent Scrolling

    • Written by from Santa Monica

    The Mighty Mouse is sleek and efficient but the scrolling ball is just pathetic. After a few months it will not scroll either up or down. You have to clean it with a disinfectant wipe and hope that solves the issue.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How the Mighty Mouse Has Fallen

    • Written by

    In the space of four years I have had six or seven of what used to be called "Mighty Mouse." All have malfunctioned. And all have been replaced at my local Apple Store. The scroll ball stops functioning -- and nothing I do can fix it. This may well be the worst product ever produced by Apple. And I note that it is now called "Apple Mouse," the misnomer "Mighty" having been abandoned -- for good reason.

    I use an Imac -- and It is very frustrating to constantly experience the same problem with each successive mouse. Can't Apple, clearly the world's most sophisticated technology company, make a simple wired mouse that doesn't repeatedly fail?

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from YUMA

    This mouse is a testament that not everything Apple ‘just works’. Shortly after owning this little gem, I had to keep a bottle of alcohol near my mouse.

    The scroll ball WILL stick or freeze and can only be resolved by dipping your finger in the alcohol and rolling it around until next time. Over time, the ball WILL develop a flat spot and the scroll feature is history.

    It’s pretty bad when the inventor of the computer mouse can’t seem to keep them working.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Dayton

    I cant use this because the sensitivity cant be set high enough. I bought the blue-tooth version a got a slight improvement. I hooked a Windows mouse up and its great and my Mac is now usable. I realize Apple wants to charge a lot for everything, but at least make a decent product!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worked ok for a while

    • Written by from Carlsbad

    This mouse was great out of the box, then the issues started. The trackball gets clogged all the time and now it has a mind of it's own and the side buttons click on their own all the time now. Stay away and get the new Magic Mouse.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    love my apple(s), hate my mouse

    • Written by from Banff

    The 360 degree trackball is a wonderful idea, but only when it works. In the past I've spent almost as much time trying to clean it as I do using it. I find the side squeeze buttons to be nearly inoperable. I've currently got a microsoft mouse plugged into my imac that I've had since 2001. It's had everything from spaghetti sauce to beer to pop to cooking oil dumped on it. All of the buttons still work fine and the scroll wheel works like a charm. Maybe Apple should get microsoft to build it's mice for them since they clearly can't build a proper one themselves.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So frustrating!! more like "imaginary-force sensing side buttons"

    • Written by from Carpinteria

    I love the idea behind he "force sensing side buttons," but they've been a flipp'n nightmare. There must be some short in mine (at least I hope this isn't how they were designed) because they think they've been pushed about 30times/m---so my mouse constantly does things I do not want it to do. I tried and tried to find a way to get it to work with no luck. When I took it back to the apple store they just said there was no problem and they weren't under warranty anyways...

    I finally disabled those button's functions, but I can still hear the little noise they make when they think they've been pushed about once every other second.

    The experience has made me question my mac loyalty.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Mouse

    • Written by from Mission

    Although, it was cleaned often, my mighty mouse's scroll wheel stopped functioning completely within the first six months of buying my iMac. Furthermore, the cord for the mouse is much too short. I understand that many users plug the mouse into one of the keyboard's USB ports, however I have the wireless keyboard which does not have these ports.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Alpharetta

    overall the mouse itself doesn't bother me, I learned how to use it well enough. The rollerball or scroll ball however is very bad. I use the scroll on any mouse I use and this is the WORST I have ever come across. I lost the ability to scroll down so it looks like I have to go buy a new mouse!!! It is only 15 months old...I love my iMac but shame on Apple for allowing such a poorly designed mouse to stay on the market with so many bad reviews!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this mouse.

    • Written by from Hardwick

    I'm on my second apple mouse. The new one is only 6 months old and the scroll ball won't scroll up. The last one had the same problem. There is no way to clean it and I work in a clean environment with a pad. I've tried to roll it up and down on my mouse pad to clean it, as recommended, but it is not working. For Apple, I'm surprised at such a serious design flaw. I could always open up the old-style mouse and clean the roller ball and it lasted forever. Unless you have the money to buy a new mouse every 6-12 months stay away from this one.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sensitive enough. Left it for Logitech.

    • Written by from belmont

    If I could give this zero stars I would. I got this mouse with my iMac, and had no idea it was $50. Although it has a sleek design, the sensitivity on it is incredibly low, which is my main issue. Although I use a Mx518, which has a feature that lets you adjust sensitivity, it is even worse than a cheap laptop mouse I bought that broke after 3 months.
    I also have pretty small hands, and I find the scroll ball to be in an awkward position for me. I own both a mac and a PC, and I switch my Logitech back and forth. If this is what a $50 mouse is, I will never purchase this particular accessory from apple.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll ball

    • Written by

    agree with all comments on scroll ball, stops working within a year and can get it to work with the cleaning suggested but only lasts seconds then have to clean it again, very annoying, really makes the scroller ball useless

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't get this

    • Written by from Bellaire

    This is a horrible mouse! The wire is way to short and the scroller just is horrible. It does not scroll! It's probably because, it's a scroller that can me scrolled in any direction unlike regular mouses. On regular mouses, it only scrolls up and down, this can do up and down, left and right. So I think if they make the scroller go in one direction, it would work fine. But anyway, I called apple to get this working, it worked for a little bit, but in less than a week, scroller doesn't work. I tried what they told me and nothing worked! Get the apple magic mouse. Much better. No scroller, you push you drag your finger in the direction you want to scroll. The magic mouse is really cool.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited lifetime

    • Written by from New York

    At some point it becomes harder and harder to use the scrolling ball even after spending hours cleaning it.
    The plastic at the bottom erodes very quickly and moving horizontally is not as smooth.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from prescott

    this mouse only scrolls down on mine and the wires too short so i have to get an extension cord so now its too long and also the right button doesnt work good at all. its a good thing i bought a magic mouse or else i dont know what i wouldve done

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm onto my second replacement

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    This mouse has been nothing but a nightmare. Each lasts for a few months, but now I'm onto my second replacement (third mouse).

    The dirt/roller ball issue happened the first time. Now, the replacement mouse is constantly going to Expose, not allowing me to work in the window I'm using, and the buttons often send a command for one of the other buttons when pressed. Apple - after all these reviews, how can you keep manufacturing this mouse?

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Canton

    I'm on my second mouse within one year. The scroll button doesn't want to scroll down, or sometimes-up. This was the same problem with the previous. My next one will be something other than Apple. This is disappointing because Apple quality is usually right on the mark.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Fairport

    The little scroll ball broke less than 6 months after purchasing this mouse. Don't waste your money.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad mouse

    • Written by from New York

    This mouse, as well as other Apple mice have never worked properly from the get go. It stopped scrolling up and down a few months ago. Two days ago I got so frustrated with the thing that I started slamming it on the table. Now the cheesey plastic retaining ring is on the table and until I order a new mouse - it just gives me more daily doses of irritation.

    In short - shoddy product. Good upgrade marketing. :(

    6 of 8 people found this useful