• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not So Mighty After All

    • Written by from Monroe

    Apple's Mighty Mouse works excellent when it's new but the scroll wheel just stops functioning properly after a while. Unfortunately, I purchased the Wireless Mighty Mouse and still experienced the same exact issue. Apple should really consider redesigning a better quality and longer lasting mouse. Truly a disappointment.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    scrollball makes it a nuisance to use

    • Written by from vienna

    i have had this mouse for 1 month, the scrollball stopped functioning after a week. it helps when you roll it over your shirt or pullover, but be prepared to do this every couple hours... a nice mouse with good click feel becomes a complete nuisance with this frequent problem. i would not buy it again and cannot recommend it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form Over Function

    • Written by from Spencer

    After a week of using this mouse I immediately switched back to my old Microsoft scroll wheel mouse. That was three years ago. The Mighty Mouse finally came out of storage last week after said Microsoft mouse died. I decided, begrudgingly, to give the Mighty Mouse a second chance. Below are my impressions from 2 weeks of continuous use:

    +Form: As usual, it looks like a well designed Apple product.

    -Function: It doesn't function like a well designed Apple product.

    1. It's not built for large hands. Not an issue for some, but it is for me. Lots of cramping and soreness.

    2. In order for the scroll wheel to function properly, you must clean it often; Sporadically stops scrolling down or, less commonly, up.

    3. The cursor doesn't want to be boxed in; it quickly jumps to the top or bottom corners of the screen. This is the reason the Mighty Mouse was put in storage three years ago. It has been often frustrating, sometimes infuriating, to have the cursor jump the moment I click.

    Speaking as an exclusive Apple user for the past 8 years, the company makes great hardware and software, but their mice (mouses?) have never been up to par. One star for being included, another for aesthetics.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a no go!

    • Written by from South Lee

    Mine only scrolls down and then not very well. I wouldn't by another at the cost when I can get a working one for a fraction of the price. Good idea but don't waste your money.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    SCROLL BALL DOESNT WORK

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    After a while after having this mouse, the scroll ball DOESNT work anymore! I HATE IT! This mouse lasted me about 1 year and 4 months. RIP mouse <3

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by from Rio Rancho

    It pains me to have to write a bad review for a MAC product, but I have to be honest. The track ball as other have said get dirty very easy. You can get it going again by bubbing it real hard but one should not have to do such things with a MAC product. The next thing was that it started clicking on things that without touching it. Make me not wan to get the new mouse

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Roller Ball on Mouse?????

    • Written by from Cookeville

    That little roller ball only works part time. Some times it scrolls and sometimes it doesn't. There seems to be NO pattern to it's independence. Other then that it works pretty well. Would have given it a much higher rating accept for the scroll problem.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced mouse

    • Written by from Galveston

    I have had my mouse for two months and the super scroll button is already broken. 49 bucks for this mouse might be a little high! I have a cheap PC mouse that has lasted me three years with no problems. Mac product should be better than that, not just higher priced...

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't lose it but can't use it

    • Written by from Jersey City

    I love the look when it stays next to a MacBook Pro, but only problem is that it is only good in looking.

    Mighty Mouse is recommended for fancy interior accessory, but not for a professional user, who works a lot with mouse.

    And If you still can't give up the good looking side of it, then get a box of alcohol patch and clean the ball everyday before and after use. I find it so helpful. Because I am the one who did not give up using it.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    the only apple product i hate

    • Written by from Russell

    there seems to be a lot of complaints about the scroll ball, which is kind of funny. it's the main feature in this mouse that i enjoy, but seems to be the worst at the same time. My main issue with this thing is that the cursor doesn't move smoothly across the screen. like i move it across the desk smoothly but the cursor on the screen doesn't move at a constant speed. i know this is something to do with the software and the cursor acceleration but it's just terrible. i tried it with a standard non-apple mouse and it was the same way so... yeah maybe it's more of a software issue. i also find the mouse just uncomfortable. like yeah it's pretty and goes nicely with apple's simplistic styling approach, but i think this is an area where that got in the way. i'm used to a razer lachesis too, though, which is beautiful. also there's an awful lot of friction between the mouse and the desk, even with a mousepad. it's weird, everything apple is great, i even love the keyboard, but they really dropped the ball on this mouse. i gave it 2 stars though because of the scroll ball innovation which is a wonderful concept, but not implemented very well

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    • Written by from Asbury

    One of these came with my iMac and it was great for a few months. Then, like everyone else, the scroll wheel gave out and now it doesn't scroll down at all or smoothly in any direction. I did try to clean it but I put soap in it and now I can't middle-click. And yes I tried holding it upside down and rolling the wheel in every direction. I just bought a Logitech optical mouse to replace it. I really hope Apple replaces this mouse soon because it's good except for the wheel.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not so great

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Same issue with other people. Our scroll ball stopped working after 10 days of use.
    so disappointed. just found out that this scroll ball is so sensitive that you just have to keep it clean all the time. We used alcohol to clean the ball and it started to work again.
    It shouldn't be like this high maintenance mouse, but the only solution to keep them working right now is to keep cleaning. So I can't really recommended this product.
    You might want to try if you have the mouse that stopped working.
    Hopefully they will have much better mouse soon.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not really impressive

    • Written by from Edmonton

    My iMac is 24hrs old and my mouse is not working properly. Its hardly working on any particular surface. its not working on normal wooden table, not my old mouse pad, not on any white blank paper. its working on one of the black paper in magazine which is mostly black. its not working on something that has text written. Its not working on Formica, glossy or even any Matt surface.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Below Apple Standards

    • Written by from New York

    The features on this mouse are excellent, especially the scroll ball. After a short time using this mouse, a regular Apple mouse seems very inefficient.

    However: The construction quality is far below Apple standards, which are normally very high. One often gets false clicks with the side buttons (so I disabled those and do not use them), sometimes the right click is interpreted as a regular (left) click. Most critical: the track ball will fail very quickly. I have gone through 4 of these mice in less than 2 years. Yes, I take very good care of my equipment, and the work area is clean and dust-free.

    The upside-down trick - turning the mouse upside-down and rolling it around with some firm pressure on a medium-soft surface, like a mousepad - will restore functionality temporarily, but the problem will recur with increasing frequency until the trackball fails altogether.

    Please, Apple, redesign this mouse up to proper Apple standards!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll wheel issues

    • Written by

    I've also had trouble with my scroll wheel getting jammed or working only in one direction. I haven't had any problems with the other functions but it's really annoying to not have consistent use of the scroll wheel, especially since the product costs 50 bucks.

    The overall design concept is great- the mouse feels really comfortable and the buttons are very functional for the Mac platform. Too bad they couldn't make a product that works as it should for more than a month. Seems to be a big problem for Apple in general. Design products that work! It's so inconvenient to always be replacing stuff! Maybe Apple saves money but it's so wasteful!

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll ball

    • Written by from oviedo

    We just got the mac computer 3 months ago, and already the mouse stop scrolling down.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Track Ball Failure

    • Written by from Valhalla

    I have been using the wired Mighty Mouse for nearly two years. I am generally pleased with the function of the mouse with the exception of the trackball. Within months of purchasing the mouse the trackball began to stick and is now inoperable. Additionally, white is a terrible color for a mouse as it indiscriminately shows every discoloration.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It Hate It

    • Written by from Camden

    I love the scrolling and can't live without it. It lasts about a year, can't be cleaned, and must be replaced. Planned obsolescense stinks!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Look elsewhere

    • Written by from Lubbock

    In typical Mac fashion; the Mighty Mouse plugged in and worked instantly. But, after a few months, the roller ball would only scroll up. And, the mouse left and right clicks are sometimes hard to perform. Also, its PRICEY. I bought a Logitech mouse for $25, that works great. I can not recomend this mouse. Buy a third party mouse, you'll be happier.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Why doesn't Apple ever update it peripheral products?

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    With all the comments about the "scroll ball dirty issues," by now I would have thought that Apple would have replaced the ball with something else. Hence, I will now have to buy another brand. Yes, I have a Mighty Mouse as well as a Magic Mouse; I just need something wired.

    5 of 6 people found this useful