• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Track Ball

    • Written by from Astoria

    I have never written a review in my life. I am also a new Apple fan and will be for life. Plain and simple this mouse is terrible. The track ball requires a lot of cleaning, it works for a bit then fails again. I went to the Apple store today to change it but they insisted on cleaning it first. It failed again a few hours after I got home. Apple is great, I love all their products but this mouse is TERRIBLE! Im an Engineer and it surprises me this product has not been recalled sooner. I have to state again that this product is the only problem I have with Apple, everything else is great.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed scroll ball jams; Poor surface contact (too much friction)

    • Written by from FOUNTAIN HILLS

    I used this product for about 3 years.

    Verdict: Avoid this mouse. Apple executives failed to properly test this product before releasing it to the public. It's a maintenance nightmare, and does not scroll smoothly.

    This mouse has serious issues with design quality:

    1) Mighty Mouse's most tragic flaw: the infamous scroll ball

    Oh man, Apple quality testers sure did fail to properly test this! This product's scroll wheel clogs so routinely (even in the cleanest of environments, such as mine), the entire mouse is effectively useless. In fact, my own Mighty Mouse, which was $49, sits on my shelf, cord coiled. Forever! All because of the terrible design of this scroll wheel.

    2) Mighty Mouse friction pad is poorly designed

    The Mighty Mouse's friction pad is made of inferior soft plastic which scratches and erodes too easily. Result: too much friction with surface; increasing friction over time. In short, this mouse does not glide smoothly! (ooooooh, this is *such* a pet peeve of mine)

    My advise, avoid this product (gosh, how ironic that a mouse equipped with a laser would end up failing because of jamming/dirty rolling-ball componentry?).

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    mice ball died

    • Written by from Rowland Heights

    the third apple mic I have to threw away since 2008 due to the ball won't react to scroll down, sad...

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid If Possible

    • Written by from Nanaimo

    As much as I hate to say it, this is one of few products Apple actually got wrong. I hate this mouse. Not that there's anything wrong with it in daily operation... it seems pretty comfortable and useful, but the scroll dial stops working. And I've had three of 'em, purchased with various Macs and one retail one as a replacement. I keep my hands clean as a surgeon's, and it still manages to get stopped up with junk. I've cleaned out this last one a few times with a toothpick, which restores it's functionality for a few days, but then it just stops working again. On average they last three to nine months.

    I'm replacing this one with a Logitech. My last one of those lasted me FIVE years. Sorry Apple, but get your act together and we'll talk.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    mighty mouse is not mighty at all

    • Written by from Banting

    After use for 40 fay the scrolling is only one direction. Maintenance is frustration. A normal mouse can have almost free mind maintenance for one year. Why can't this mighty mouse return some reasonable value.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The $50-a-year Mighty Mouse Racket

    • Written by from Rochester

    My THIRD Mighty Mouse has just broken on me. Same problem as always: scroll ball just stops working, about 12-14 months after purchase. Never again, Apple. Never again.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst mouse ever.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This mouse gets a 1 star rating for one simple reason. IT'S COMPLETELY UNRELIABLE. I would have assumed bad luck was the cause of my scroll button problems, but I work in an entire department of macs. Within months, every, and I mean every mouse had to be replaced. Adding insult to injury, the mouse has a horrible shape, and the side buttons have virually zero tactile response.

    I love Apple but they have a long history of making horrible mice. Try Logitech (our favorite) or Microsoft.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for the first week.

    • Written by from Rockwood

    I use one for work and after a week the scroll ball jammed, and the tracking is faulty. It also squeaks when you click it. Kind of like a real mouse.. iRonic.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Un-Mighty Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from New York

    Would love to continue using the mighty mouse. Unfortunately the name is misleading. It shows a serious lack of might if used for more than the occasional browsing. The scroll wheel on my first MM quit after nine months, the second mouse broke after six, the third again after six months. There's no way to open it and clean it. So it has to be replaced with a new one. I use the mouse about three to four hours a day.

    Avoid the un-mighty Mighty Mouse if you need a reliable input tool. I guess it's ok to buy if you're an occasional user in search of a fancy desk-top object.

    24 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good design/Bad implementation: scroll ball fails after a few months

    • Written by from Los Altos

    I bought my Mac Pro Jan 29, by May 21 the scroll ball had died. I don't even use the computer that much: I'm a full time Dad.

    Good: Short USB cable is great, looks nice, the scroll ball is small but surprisingly functional. Pressure-sensitive side buttons are annoying at first, but could be useful for a power user. The problem is, a power user would break the Mighty Mouse in 1 month, instead of 5 months.

    Bad: Too small for my large (size 11) hands, not ergonomic shaped, "Hidden" left/right buttons don't provide any affordances as to where to press. My 5 year old, $20 Logitech mouse replaced this mouse, and it is more ergonomic, provides better scroll wheel feedback (although somewhat noisy) but it doesn't look as nice. And the too long USB cable is annoying.

    Apple elected to make something "really cool looking", instead of something that works. I hope they can make a reliable version of this some time in the future.

    TIP: ALWAYS ALWAYS wash and dry your hands each and every time you use this mouse. Don't even sweat. Keep your hands absolutely clean. Only then do you have any chance. And NO FOOD OR DRINK around this mouse.

    33 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Springfield

    I have three. All the scroll wheels won't scroll down.

    22 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wired mouse cable

    • Written by from Dunkirk

    Just what am I supposed to do with the itty bitty USB cable? If I plug it into my G5 I can't reach the desktop...Who was the ergonometric wizard who designed this miserable piece of junk with such a short cable? You could at least put an extension cable option on the page.

    21 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this mouse!

    • Written by from Garrattsville

    This is the most frustrating and infuriating piece of junk I've ever encountered. The stupid thing makes pages fly all over the place zooming in and out and sending out crazy commands and never doing what you want it to do. I work in Logic and Photoshop and need to do precise moves but it always misreads my slightest touch and sends all the pages on a zoom out and then back in and then out again... relentlessly. It does it at the most inopportune moments and basically freaks out constantly, upsetting any kind of flow I have and messing up important info I am trying to click. The sad part is, I bought this to have as a backup to my wireless mouse which constantly gets cut off from my bluetooth and won't reconnect. So, now when that happens, my back up is an even worse piece of garbage. Apple mouses are complete junk. I'm about to chuck them both out the window and try another brand. Sad they can't get their act together on these very basic products. And sadder still that others are doing such a better job.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Newburyport

    The tremendous two feet of cord provided would easily be enough to meet anyone's needs, unless they happen to own a recent Mac laptop. You see, in a stunning display of carelessness, Apple decided to place all USB ports on the left side of their laptops, giving the user about eight inches of usable cord. You can always run the cord under the laptop if you don't mind the inevitable wobble that will occur every time you try to actually use your computer. The scroll ball is an abomination. It's just an awful idea that has been poorly executed. The "touch sensitive shell" only recognizes right clicks when you deliberately take the time to think about where you will placing your fingers, and even then it doesn't always work. I don't even know where to start with unnecessary and, quite frankly, useless side buttons. Anytime I try to use them, I have to squeeze the mouse so hard that it registers as a left-click. Even now, I am now being forced to use a stack of paper as a mouse pad because even the slight discoloration of wood grain throws off the "precision optical sensor", which the website assures me does not require a mouse pad. Overall, a saddening amount of money, resources, time, and labor went into making this travesty.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad mouse, they last me only 10-12 months buy at your own risk

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Like everyone said the trackball stops working I am currently on my third mouse soon to be called into AppleCare. This is a poorly designed product, while I love the function of the mouse being told I need to clean the trackball by rubbing it on my leg is crazy. I have older mice without the trackball that work fine years and years later, not months. My big complaint is in another two months I'm off AppleCare so I will need a FIFTH MOUSE by next year which I will never buy, just replace with a normal USB mouse instead. I refuse to waste money on a poorly designed product just to match. This mouse should of been designed to be cleaned and no rubbing on your leg or a piece of paper is not something anyone should be forced to do.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Moody

    • Written by from Omaha

    I will never buy another one of these. The scroll bar requires constant maintenance, and only works about half the time.

    13 of 16 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

    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


    • 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

    Useless Junk

    • Written by from Newton

    Total piece of garbage. I own 3 of these at home. And work at a school that has a lab with 7 of these mice. 100% of the time they get screwed up within 6-12 months of using them. The track balls stops working and it the mouse it self jumps around on the screen. AVOIDE THIS HARDWARE.

    13 of 16 people found this useful