• 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

    Terrible

    • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This mouse is useless.

    • Written by from Wilmette

    I have now had two and the track ball on both of them lasted 3 months max. And they are not cheap. DON'T buy this product! It stinks. I'm a total mac person and preach about about how macs rule but this product is s a huge disappointment.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple mouse scroll ball issues

    • Written by from Hurst

    The scroll ball on this mouse requires constant cleaning and eventually even that will not make it work. Do yourself a favor and avoid this piece of hardware.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fail, Big Time

    • Written by from Fort Worth

    I have used this mouse at work for the last six months, and from day one I have been unimpressed. For starters, the cable is too short. Since Apple relocated every USB port to the left side of the MacBook Pro, being right handed makes using the mouse a hassle. If the side buttons are used for exposé, the lightest touch will set them off. The solid top construction causes the buttons to be accidentally pressed/released if the mouse is picked up to continue tracking. This happens quite often, considering the length of the cable. As for the scroll ball... it will quit working once a week, without fail (or maybe just fail). You can set your watch by it. I can usually resolve the problem by vigorously scrolling in every direction until I dislodge whatever was stuck. I'm of the firm opinion that Apple has never made a good mouse (although the Magic Mouse looks promising).

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Deeply Flawed Design

    • Written by from BALTIMORE

    1. The track ball is unreliable. Sometimes it 360's, sometimes it only goes up or to the side. Often it just sticks.
    2. The design is cool but way to slippery. There is no place where you can get a grip on the thing.
    3. Apple is down right "snarky" about this product. They won't refund money.
    4. The software to control/customize it is very difficult to use and not intuitive.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy

    • Written by from cincinnati

    Looks good and it's a cool design. But you cannot clean the "Innovative Scroll Ball and button" without destroying the mouse. The "Force-sensing side buttons" click constantly when you do not want them to. I had to disable them. Almost any mouse is probably better than this. I just trashed mine and am using a seven year old Microsoft mouse.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I like the shape of the mouse, it fits nicely in your hand but the downfall is the scroll boll it stop working after 2 weeks.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It came with my iMac G5

    • Written by from Escondido

    DO NOT BUY! Run for your life. Easily the worst mouse I have ever used. It is as comfortable and ergonomic as a raw potato. It does not fit my hand, it gives me cramps, the 'whole-mouse click' is annoying and non-intuitive. The scroll wheel does not function well since it also scrolls sideways. Apple makes many wonderful high quality products. This is not one of them. Next time go ergonomic please (like most standard mice). I do appreciate the sleek visual design, but sometimes function should determine form.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK!

    • Written by

    This is by far the worst product that Mac offers. I consider myself lucky that it lasted a whopping 7 months before I threw it away. The 'roller ball' technology is on par with that of pac-man. It was in constant need of repair, often every few days. The mac mouse should come with a free bottle of isopropyl alcohol to remedy the daily freezing of the roller ball. Save $35 and get yourself a competitor's mouse that is far superior. Too bad I had to give it any stars at all!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design. Poor functionality.

    • Written by from lansing

    This is by far one of the worst Apple products. The small scroll wheel and the lack of separate mouse buttons makes it difficult to use with programs like Maya. It's really sad when a ten dollar third party mouse out performs this over priced catastrophe. If you plan to only use this mouse for simple applications, like Safari, it works fantastically, but still, is definitely not worth the money.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    an abomination

    • Written by from evansville

    The batteries in my Microsoft wireless intellimouse explorer 2 recently died and I was forced to dig this thing out of my closet. Don't get me wrong, I am a total diehard Mac fan-boy and Apple keyboards are super but ironically when it comes to mice Apple is bad. Apple choses form over function when designing their mice which leads to mice that are absolutely painful to use and have zero functionality. The Mighty Mouse is Apple's attempt at hopping on this new "fad" of putting buttons on mice but with fake buttons. The Mighty Mouse is the single worst computer product I have ever used in my entire life, you would be better served going to Wal-Mart and buying a generic USB mouse for $10. Or better yet why not get a Microsoft or Logitech mouse, both companies make an array of excellent mice.

    43 of 76 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is an Apple product? Ugh!

    • Written by from city of city

    At first the mouse was a joy to use. Only complaint was the sensitivity of the side buttons was a bit too much. The built in trackball was amazing. Then within two days after opening the box suddenly the mouseball stopped scrolling down. Up, left right no problem.

    So I looked around at the millions of other people posting about the exact same issue, found some solutions that brought the ball back to life. Upside down with force, use spit and roll the ball on clean paper, etc. However each time it would only resurrect the ball for a shorter and shorter period. There's no way to open it up to clean the rollers! It's a month later now and I want to lay the mouse in the street and drive over it with my car. Maybe that'll fix it once and for all.

    I've owned Apple products since 1982. This is the first instance where I would suggest avoiding it like the plague. They need to issue a recall. Better balls for all!

    27 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorry Apple

    • Written by

    Great idea and design... poorly built. This device gets a little dirty and quits doing what is supposed to do. I had to go to a dollar store and replace 'mighty' for a $7.00 mouse. The only thing I lost is the horizontal scroll. Sorry Apple.

    25 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    • Written by from HOLBROOK

    When I bought my new Mac Pro, I assumed that everything would be top notch. This is not the case with the Mighty Mouse. The scroll ball is great in concept but fails miserably in performance. I cleaned it a couple of times and now it will not scroll up. The ball moves but nothing happens.

    26 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad mouse, hard to clean, not ergonomisch and mal function scrolling

    • Written by from Erichem

    Do, not buy this or any other "mighty Mouse" because the will mighty Malfuntion. LOVE APPLE HATE MOUSE

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waist your money

    • Written by from Valrico

    I was glad to see apple finally came out with a mouse with a scroll ball and right click, I mean Apple makes real good computers so the mouse must be great. First I bought the wireless mighty mouse and the scroll ball quite working after three months so I went on line and found out a lot of other people were having the same problem. So I put the mouse in the drawer and starting using a 20.00 logitech. A few months went by and I thought that I would try it again so I bought the Mighty Mouse with a tail. Well after about three months the scroll ball stopped working as well. So I cleaned it and it started working for a entire week. I have gone back to the cheap logitech. Apple still makes great computers but they make a terrible right click/ scroll mouse.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An awful product

    • Written by

    This is the worst computer hardware I have ever owned.

    The cord is too short, the right-click button is difficult to use consistently, and the two side buttons really don't work unless you squeeze the mouse with all your might. Further, the scroll button broke after two months (just like everyone says).

    This product is awful, and MAC knows it.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple can do better

    • Written by from Guelph

    In the beginning it works fine. But after a while the scrolling ball doesn't work properly and random clicks appear. I will not buy an updated version or the wireless as long as the technology remains the same. It should be redesigned from scratch.

    13 of 16 people found this useful