• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst mouse ever

    • Written by from Cuxhaven

    After a few month the scroll wheel stopped working, and after cleaning it , it was working again for some weeks.
    After cleaning multiple times, now the scrollwheel is no longer working at all how it should.

    Apple should take all mice back due to bad design.


    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy This Mouse

    • Written by from Kennett Square

    My first Apple (Mighty) Mouse died after the scroll-ball stopped working. I've had my second Apple (Mighty) Mouse for about six months and I can't scroll up. I've tried cleaning it, but it still won't work. Do not buy this mouse.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks Down quickly

    • Written by from Louisville

    I've had my MAC for only a month or two and already the mouse isn't scrolling properly. I'm hoping I can get a replacement at no cost.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Miserable Mouse!!! Not worth the money!

    • Written by

    I LOVE my new Macbook Pro, but I HATE the stupid Mighty Mouse, which I bought at the same time, a mere 2 months ago (mid-December 2008. It is now mid-February 2009, as I write this).
    Firstly, the right click NEVER works properly (not since the day I bought it), which is annoying in and of itself... However, I circumvented that problem by using Command + left click, so if that were the only problem, I could still give this mouse an O.K. rating.
    However, the scroll ball DOES NOT WORK!!! I have followed the suggestions for cleaning it repeatedly - I clean it, it works for 2-3 seconds, then it messes up again. I clean it again... same result. Cleaning doesn't do any good at all, in this instance. There is something intrinsically wrong with the design and the internal workings of the scroll ball. It started giving me trouble 4 weeks after I bought it. That should tell you something!
    I have now relegated this miserable contraption to the "used mouse" plastic funerary bag that I reserve for such infernal machinery. I got out my old, cheapo Microsoft wireless $20 mouse, and it works like a charm. Macs work FINE with regular PC mice - don't waste the $60+ for a mighty mouse. It is SOOOOOO not worth it!
    I dearly wish I hadn't wasted my money. (And I lost the receipt, or believe me, I'd be taking it back to the store, pronto).

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 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

    Scrollwheel has conked out on every Apple mouse I've used.

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    Apple has problems designing their mice. Get a Logitech.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    clean the button on mouse

    • Written by from Sierraville

    I use isopropyl alcohol (basic first aid alcohol 70% solution) and a clean cloth that does not shed lint. Soak the cloth in the alcohol and work it into the button. Keep pressing and moving the button until the alcohol starts cleaning away the grease. This may take a while, but I have found that it's very effective at getting the button to move and scroll again.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good accessory for the MacBook Pro

    • Written by from APO

    If you're a right handed person this is not the mouse for you. The cord is too short and with the usb ports on the left side of the computer you have no maneuver room.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Belleville

    I have been thru 2 of these mice and its not like I was careless with my things. The first mouse had the track ball totally stop working, which the people in the apple stpre told me happens normally, the second one kept switching screen modes like when you press the side buttons so that was super annoying. Never buying this again!!

    11 of 12 people found this useful