• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    what's wrong with the mighty mouse?

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    I bought my iMac just over a year ago, and absolutely love the mighty mouse. like everyone else here, I had issues with the scroll wheel just a few weeks/months after my purchase. something that I was told by Apple when I called in: use a CLEAN sock and some rubbing alcohol to clean the scroll wheel-just rub it around & back/forth, and it'll come clean. this makes the wheel work again!
    if you use your computer a lot, you'll have to do this pretty often-or wash your hands more often. but it's WAY better than wasting $$$ on a new mouse when this one works just fine.

    48 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from Mexico, D.F.

    I don't know exactly why everybody complains about this mouse... I have one like this, and one wireless. I use them about 4 - 5 hours each everyday. I bought them by March 2007, and so far, so good! No problems at all; they are really intuitive and functional. Way to go, Apple!

    27 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    OMG rubbing alcohol WORKS!

    • Written by from Brookline

    read the review about using rubbing alcohol or wipes to clean the roller ball and fix the unscrollable ball...WELL IT WORKS!!!! try it will fix it up!

    34 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!!!!

    • Written by from Westville

    this mouse is a very great mouse. The Rollerball get a little sticky sometimes but all you have to do is clean every once in a while. This is the best mouse By far that i have used.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Heavy User (web app programmer)

    • Written by from Pflugerville

    I dont know what everyone is talking about. This product is great and I use it very heavily. Purchased in Jan. 08.

    I dont care much for wired computer equipment but I also dont like be stuck with a dead mouse and no batteries when I am in the middle of some very important work.

    17 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect little mouse

    • Written by

    This is a great and intuitive mouse for beginners and opened minded advanced users. I've used a PC my whole life (both Linux & Windows) and I think I like this design better.

    It's also really easy for my children to use because there is no button per se.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A wonderful mouse - don't believe all of the reviews!

    • Written by from San Bernardino

    I have owned this mouse for 3 years and I am just now experiencing what several of the reviewers said happened to them after a few months-the mouse roller stopped rolling up and down. I absolutely love this mouse. I hate track pads and love all of the features - especially the 360 degree scrolling. I came to the site to buy another one. I read the reviews and learned I could clean the roller ball! I used a tissue and rubbing alcohol - it fixed the problem. Thanks to the reviewer that shared this information. Sorry Apple! I don't need to order another Mighty Mouse!

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Danger of Online Reviews

    • Written by from Denver

    I am really surprised that the Mighty Mouse is rated SO low. Could it be that Joe Public doesn't know how to use a mouse? Anyway the Mighty Mouse is wonderful, even if you are a gamer! If you have a problem with how the buttons are configured, just go into settings and reconfigure them and everything will be great. I have played World of Warcraft with this mouse and edited video and sound as well as everyday surfing etc. WONDERFUL. The only reason I didn't get the Mighty Mouse sooner is because of the low rating from other consumers. Don't let the three stars stop you from buying this great Apple Product.

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awsome Mouse

    • Written by from Perrysburg

    This is the best mouse ever!!

    10 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse compared to others

    • Written by from Fords

    I bought the wireless mighty mouse for my macbook pro, and i recently wanted to make my macbook pro into a desktop just when i'm in my room. so i bought a wired mighty mouse and an apple keyboard. the mighty mouse is great, i love the design, and the structre and overall look of it. it looks so sleek than other mouses, and looks so simple but so intuitive. the buttons feel great to click and i just love it. the scroll ball could be improved and looks like it might wear off when used a lot, like the other reviews said. i've had my wireless mighty mouse for awhile and the scroll ball is still working fine, and i've had it since november of 2007. and i expect the wired mouse to work just as fine. the only thing is that they should make the wire a little longer, it's not a problem for me because i plug it in to my keyboard, but for some people who need a little more distance, this might be too short. but overall a great mouse.

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this mouse

    • Written by from Seattle

    I bought this mouse about 2 years ago and love it to death. Whenever I work on another mac I realize how useful this little guy really is. One minor downfall the scroll wheel after using this thing for two years has now given out on me. I'm off to buy another...

    15 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Side to side

    • Written by

    I used this mouse on the job for over a year, full time, and never had an issue with the ball sticking. I recently purchased a Macbook and have been shopping for a mouse locally because I forgot to order the Mighty Mouse at the same time. No other mouse can scroll side to side as well and up and down. Once you get used to that feature, the other mice are incomparable. So, I am placing my order for Mighty Mouse right now!

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    basic hygiene

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    people -
    wash your hands. i have an aluminum imac at work and at home. one has the wireless mouse and one is wired. i have had no scroll ball problems thus far and the mice work great. as for battery life - im 60 days in on my wireless and still have 91% life left and only use one battery at a time because i like the lighter weight. i plan to replace my wired version with a wireless but will wait until a wireless keyboard is available with a keypad and my chemist friends will follow suit.

    31 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll Bar Quick fix

    • Written by from Richmond

    after about 2 months on my mighty mouse the scroll bar stop working, then it would only go up. After researching why it did this i found that the bar collects finger grease. Causing the sensor to not recognize the ball rotating. HERE'S THE FIX: get a piece of printer paper, and place the mouse upside down, with the ball touching the paper. Then rub the mouse ball against the paper in all directions. You should see your black finger grease on the paper. Repeat about every 2 months

    264 of 312 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse, If you read manuals

    • Written by from Surrey

    One of the best mice i've used, there are a lot better ones out there but its really neat and simplistic. Please clean the scrolling ball, CLEAN IT - the manual has it there... to clean the scrolling ball... read. clean. and good as new.

    neat laser easter egg.

    13 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Fine

    • Written by from Chicago

    The Apple wired Mighty Mouse is by far the best mouse I've ever known. Some people complain about the scroll bar collecting dirt, but mine hardly collects any. If you don't eat and use it then you will be fine. The wired version is great because you never have to worry about running out of battery and the fact that it plugs right into the side of the Apple keyboard is just the best ever! The two click shell is an awesome idea and this is an awesome product. I highly recommend getting this for both Macs and PCs alike.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse!

    • Written by

    The mouse is totally great. However, clean your hands before using because it can clog up the mouse wheel. If your wheel does clog up try this:
    Put a blank sheet of paper on a hard and smooth surface.
    Then roll the mouse upside down on it for 60 seconds.
    Vola! As good as new.

    35 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great if you wash your hands

    • Written by from Boxboro

    I've had the wireless version of the mouse for nearly a year, the wired version for about 4 months - they work fine without a hitch. But if you like to eat greasy food (or wash your hands only once a day) you're doomed to gum up the scroll ball and dirty up the bottom of the mouse (creates drag).

    My keyboards are clean as well - some people tend to dirty up everything their hands touch so if you're one of those people you might not like this mouse.

    15 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Mini

    • Written by from SAINT PAUL

    I just got this mouse today and I love it, its works way better then all my other mice I have used in the past. The ball on top of the mouse is is very nice when it comes to the internet and other things where you have to go up and down and left to right, its nice they put all that in one button. Apple did a good job making this mouse.

    17 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse Ever!!

    • Written by from Buffalo

    I have just got one and I love it. I use it on my Dell along side with my G4. The secret right click was an amazing idea. ;) Keep it up apple!!

    6 of 13 people found this useful