• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a really nifty mouse but has issues.

    • Written by from Sterling Heights

    There is a reason most mice have the traditional scroll wheel and multiple buttons. This is fun to use but I would suggest a good Logitech mouse if you want reliable. For gaming, MX518 or G9. They are also great for simple tasks as well. I put a LOT of HARD use on my MX518 and it STILL works 4 years later....I'm wearing the plastic off of it. The Apple mouse is good for those who simply check their email every day and that's about it. It has too many problems with lack of real buttons and the scroll ball thing.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall Great Mouse

    • Written by from Bensalem

    Mouse worked awesome for the first few months.

    Right-click takes some time to get used to but I just turned it off.

    Only downside is that the scroll wheel which is VERY similar to that of the Blackberry scroll-wheels, has like gotten dulled down and sometimes it wont scroll up and it wil only be able to go down, or vice versa..

    other than that...overall an awesome product!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Before you buy another replacement mouse...

    • Written by from Brea

    Clean the ball as Apple recommends, but then gently spray a little WD-40 on the ball, works great for me to restore life to this 15 month old mouse.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord

    • Written by from Monkton

    Ok great idea with the 5 Buttons but the cord is too short and the right click has too small of a surface area. I would say 3.5 if i could.

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointment

    • Written by from Mill Valley

    The mighty mouse is fine apart from the fact that the trackball won't scroll up.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I expected more.

    • Written by

    well,just got this mouse for a week. it is brand new
    first of all, I have to say, the look of this mouse is perfect, there is no doubt about it.

    but..
    the inside of this thing is not as sophisticated as it looks like.
    First,the scroll ball, as you might have read on the apple website, it can do a 360 degree scrolling(you have to enable it in preferences). well It could,
    but..
    it is not what you might have imagined, the scrolling is not very smooth especially when you do a 45 degree scrolling, it's kinda slow and unpredictable, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

    secondly, it is the right click or "secondary button", it is also unpredictable, sometimes you have to put your finger way right to get a right-click, if it's not right enough it may think it is a left click, this may be quite
    annoying when browsing websites.

    Apple's stuff have always been so perfect and sophisticated, so I expected a lot on this mighty mouse.
    If this mouse is from another brand, it could be a successful product. but it's apple, it should be way better than this.

    If you don't mind your mouse doesn't match the look of your mac,and spending a little bit more, get a logitech.
    but..
    I do mind.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good until it needs cleaning

    • Written by from San Jose

    This mouse it ok. But it's a real problem when it requires cleaning.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly have to fix it

    • Written by from Cupertino

    I find this mouse really cute and stylish but this scroll bar gets dirty and does not work properly way too often. It doesn't get messed up entirely, but it requires more care than other mice I've used.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great until it stops working

    • Written by from Oldwick

    Like many other reviewers, my mouse suddenly would not scroll down. So I have to buy a new one. You just have to accept the fact that these will need to be replaced often. When it is working, it is a joy.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Only a little on the 'wormy' side ...

    • Written by from Chesapeake

    This product is not "flawless" as claimed by some. It's a mechanical item, just like any other and subject to having some quirks -- or just flat out breaking.
    It's the scroll button that seems to go first. I'm on replacement #2.
    The product does work, but eventually the odds are that you will have to replace it.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad

    • Written by from Macomb

    I don't know why everyone hates it so much. I am a first time Mac user and I have to say it works better than the wireless Logitech I was using. Only thing is, I really wish I had bought the wireless keyboard and mouse when I bought my Mac as it is only $40 more all together. Now, it's really not worth it to spend $140 some dollars to get them. I just wasn't thinking I guess. But since the wires are so close to the screen/keyboard, it does not make that much difference. I am never sitting far away either.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    What's with the short cord?

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    I didn't want to fiddle with the batteries of a cordless mouse so I picked up a regular corded mighty mouse for my new 24" Mac... well unless you're comfortable working 2 inches away from a 24" screen, get an extension for this mouse or buy the cordless. Otherwise, awesome basic mouse and I love the scroll ball.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    mighty mouse

    • Written by from Arcadia

    Even though I'm an Apple fan, this mouse has been very hard to use. After half a year, the scroll button began to jam and and when I would click the right button, it would recognize it as the left button. The only very useful part of the Apple Mighty Mouse is the force-sensing buttons on the side. Other than that, all the other features have been hard to deal with.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    dw-40 and paper works!

    • Written by from Burnaby

    Thanks everyone for the cleaning tips - the combination of dw-40 and lots of rolling on paper cleared the dead scroll ball problem right up. Thanks!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I love you; I hate you

    • Written by from Austin

    The concept of the Mighty Mouse is good. But that pesky PIA scroll ball on the top of the mouse only works correctly about 50% of the time. Sometimes it will scroll in every direction, sometimes down, sometimes not at all. And sometimes the cursor packs up and moves to another location on the screen indiscriminately.

    When it works, I really love the way it feels and functions. If only it worked MOST of the time.

    Here's a thought, Apple. Why don't you create an external version of the new glass track pad currently included with the new MacBook and MacBook Pro. This would keep us from driving up and down the furniture and we could change from an up, down, right, left ball configuration to gestures. Oh boy, would I like that. And this would get rid of the ball.

    I would purchase this product if it were available. How about a Bluetooth model as well.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Partial solution!

    • Written by from Saint Louis

    So, I have had this mouse for a bit over a month (using it with a Macbook Pro). I was having some problems with the mouse skipping (i.e. the pointer would suddenly jump to a corner of the screen and I had to disable Expose because it was making me craaazy!). Some people were saying that even mousepads didn't fix the problem. I found one at Office Depot for $9 - it's by Allsop, it's very thin and flexible and can double as a screen protector when your computer is closed, and the surface is some kind of microfiber. Anyway, poof goes the problem!

    As for the scroll ball, I fully expect it to give out eventually, but at least the tracking problem is fixed!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak

    • Written by from Scotsdale

    the mighty mouse is good, and it has a nice list of features, but there are some things that just aren't right. for example, every time i am in photoshop selecting or cutting at image, the sides of the mouse get pressed and it activates expose, also, the trackball is very sensitive to dirt and stops working after a while.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    i love apple, but...

    • Written by

    im a HUGE apple fan, and we got a new imac with wired mighty mouse. well, at first i thought it was really cool, a few days after using it, i couldnt go 'up' on the scroll ball. i did the zoom thing on my computer screen a while later, THEN i realized my scroll bar didnt work, so i had to go out to buy a new mouse because my computer was magnified to frustration!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay mouse

    • Written by

    This mouse is okay, but the scroll wheel dies after some use. I use my Mac almost everyday and the mouse wheel just stopped working after 6 months. Up until now the mouse is fine, but it is annoying not being able to use the scroll wheel.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    a little tail

    • Written by

    i have worked with a variety of these mouses as all the computers at school have them

    some squeeze buttons are so touchy i have to turn that option off entirely! and some track balls are sticky, but thats to be expected for the amount of use it gets in a school setting. but not all of them have these problems. some work like magic.

    but they all have one HORRIBLE thing in common: the tail. I loved them at school so much, i bought my own for my MacBook. What a mistake. No one told me the tails are only about 25" long.

    I am right handed and the USB ports are on the left side. Once plugged into the left side and brought around the back of my MacBook to the right side, there is only about 10" (if even that) of cord left!! Giving you limited mobility and never ending frustration.

    About 100 times a day i wish my ports were on the right hand side, or i pray to wake up and find my mouse has grown a longer tail.

    4 of 9 people found this useful