• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product

    • Written by from Frederick

    I wish I could rate this product with negative stars. First of all, It's a wired mouse so there are no complications like wireless mouse etc...in other words when plugged in it is always on. Scroll ball on this sucker just stopped working for no reason. Yes it is clean. Yes used rubbing alcohol.... rolled it around in every possible way...still no luck. For a wired mouse this thing is very much overpriced, which is ok if it works like it's supposed to. Is anyone at apple even looking at these complaints? Either take this junk off the market or fix it.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My favorite mouse

    • Written by from Rowlett

    This is the best mouse I have ever used. Sure it can get a little gummed up, but a once-a-year cleaning is not too bad of a price to pay. If you need to clean the ball, take a paper towel or lint free cloth, add a bit of naphtha, lighter fluid, or rubbing alcohol, flip the mouse over and roll the wheel around on the moist area. I am still using the same mouse that I got with my 2009 mac pro... I did buy a back up in case they stop making these, but it's still in the box... The ergonomics just work well for me. Every mouse I have used have me cramps after a while.. This one does not do that. I have a magic mouse that I use with my MBP, but it's not fun to use with SketchUp... We all have different needs and requirements, and this one works best for my style of computer use...

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Planned obsolescense

    • Written by from Toronto

    The name mighty is misleading. Be prepared for the 360 scroll to not last as long as the rest of the mouse.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing works fine

    • Written by from Fairview

    I've had one of these since it was released. It's been in serious use on a pro audio rig in a full-time professional audio studio since day one and is still working fine — so i don't get what the complaints are about regarding the ball. I'm buying more for my other rigs.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    • Written by from Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot

    This has got to be the worse mouse on the market. EVER. It's expensive but unreliable. I bought it because the magic mouse does not track well on the Thunderbolt display. If you run a Mac laptop with a thunderbolt display, the magic mouse is so sluggish on screen that I ended up throwing it out of the windows (best $80 fit I ever threw). Bought this ugly expensive formless piece of plastic instead and regretted it ever since. Unresponsive, likely to stop working properly at any time (especially the scroll button AND even the one-click button). I just spent an hour writing a text in Word and the mouse won't let me drop the cursor anywere. The window is open and I'm about to chuck it out so that it can go keep company to its magic mouse brother in the ditch in front of my house. Getting mighty tired of the ccrap Apple is putting out there. Are we paying more just for what the stuff looks like? Because there's Windows hardware out there that looks good too, is less expensive and lasts longer and is more reliable.

    Wish I could give 0 star, but the minimum is 1.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a terrible product and Apple should withdraw it.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Today I'll be visiting my local E-Waste recycling center, and amongst the obsolete power supplies, spare cables and other oddities, there are two broken Apple Mice. A hundred bucks'-worth of mice. Both have the same problem that EVERY SINGLE USER eventually experiences, which is the Stupid Scroll Ball Thing doesn't work any more.
    I replaced my last Apple Mouse with the Wireless, Stupid-Scroll-Ball-Thing-less Apple Magic Mouse. The Magic Mouse is, unequivocally, the single best electronic item I've ever bought. It's beyond brilliant. It should be the ONLY Mouse that Apple sells.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball and the click buttons - pathetic

    • Written by

    Right click never works on a single click. The buttons are placed at the bottom of the mouse which could be the reason for the pathetic performance of the mouse. Scroll ball stopped working after 5 months.
    So waste of money; $50??

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The jury is still out

    • Written by from Houston

    I'm still not sure whether this mouse is going to work out for me. The layout feels a little odd - with the side buttons directly opposite one another, I feel like I'm holding the mouse at an odd angle to keep my thumb and ring finger on the side buttons. I'm beginning to get used to the right click, but I've had trouble with it sometimes - if I don't click with my middle finger far enough to the right, it's seen as a left click. The side buttons work but they take a pretty hard squeeze and offer no tactile feedback at all.

    I may get used to it and I may not - only time will tell. I'll have to revise this review after a month or two.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Ashland

    The track ball nub worked for exactly one day. I cleaned it, and it worked for another day. Then I threw the mouse out.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Napier

    Roller ball stopped working after 6 months. complete waste of money.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Destroying Misconceptions

    • Written by from El Monte

    I'm hearing about a lot of scrolling problems with all of your mice. Maybe you've been treating it a little too roughly– admit it, for those who've harshly pressed the buttons and scroll to get them to work, or accidentally dropped your mouse off the desk. I've done those things, and my mouse is still working fine. Yes, I've had scrolling problems like many people here are describing, but after days of frustration, I did this: according to a WikiHow article, I turned the mouse upside down and gently rubbed it all over a handkerchief, the delicate kind used for glasses. Literally right there, I scrolled it and it absolutely worked. Possibly you've tried all of these things without success, and maybe your mouse is truly faulty. After buying my mouse from the thrift store (wonder why someone donated a 50 dollar mouse- it didn't look brand new either), I've had it for more than 4-6 months and it works fantastic. I especially love how the scroll allows you to go sideways, since I've always grudgingly scrolled my mouse to the bottom scroll bar of a window while using a normal mouse. The side buttons work fine, too.

    P.S. For those you get dead skin cells and all of the gross dust in the side buttons, simply get in there with one of those sample mascara testers you get at Sephora, and all of it goes bye-bye.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Mouse Rocks And It's Called The Apple Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Barrie

    because 1st of all the scroll bar is revolutionary. 2nd of all it's reliable. 3rd it has more features than the magic mouse. in a faq not opinion that it's the best mouse if you disagree you are wrong. Apple mighty mouse 10/10

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse $49 USB Secret

    • Written by from Castroville

    The scroll ball eventually gets dirty. I have had several and they are expensive for a mouse that only lasts for an extended time before the scroll ball starts to fail. However I like the feel and performance of the mouse, and it doesn't use up batteries like some others. The secret to extending the mouse performance is to use a zero residue contact cleaner and spray the scroll ball and work it while the mouse is upside down. This will give you back your mouse performance for an extended time before you have to do it again.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    • Written by from Lilburn

    Good grief, this design is still around?

    I've had to crack one of these apart to clean the trackball and had to use superglue to put it back together. Two years later I'm going to need to crack it apart again. It's a cool idea and feels good to use. It a nice looking mouse, but it can't be cleaned!

    I can't recommend this product. The fact it cannot be cleaned really is a fatal flaw.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    scroll wheel fix

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    If the scroll wheel malfunctions, just rub some alcohol over it with a cloth back and forth and it will work again because the oil that got on it from your finger will be removed. A great product except when it malfunctions, but it's easy to fix.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse

    • Written by from Esmont

    This mouse is very good, I prefer it over the mighty mouse as it has far more functionality with the side buttons particularly if you have a lager monitor and many windows.

    For those who find the track ball too prone to failure, I recommend washing your hands more often. I have many of this model mouse which have been used in the field, some five or more years old, and all I do is clean the ball, blow a little air and back into service they go. It's not the mouse that defective, it's our dirty hand and work areas. Don't use hand lotion on you finger tip, Frito's and other greasy food are the devil for these devices. If you what to work that what buy one of the many PC tank mice and be on your way.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse

    • Written by from wilmington

    Best mouse ever had it for 5 years very reliable love the 360 scrolling

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Dover

    Agree with previous comments. For a $50 dollar mouse, the roller ball worked for only a few weeks and now does not!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    looks good…works bad…lousy product

    • Written by from downingtown

    Scroll ball ceased to function after two weeks. Second one same after about one month. Obviously won't be purchasing a third.

    One of the worst products Apple has ever put on the market. My "opinion" is well-documented by this point, but thought I'd add to the sea of displeasure just the same.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very expensive, Average performance, Horrible scroll wheel

    • Written by from Chapel hill

    If you buy this mouse I suggest you read about cleaning the scroll wheel. You'll be doing it a lot. One or more of the scroll directions fails constantly because even the smallest bit of dirt is capable of jamming the internal scroll sensor.

    Single button clicking is also a problem if you're a converted Windows user.

    Instead, but a Microsoft mouse that feels better and is more reliable at less than half the cost.

    3 of 5 people found this useful