Innovative Scroll Ball and button
Perfectly positioned to roll smoothly under just one finger, the Apple Mouse's Scroll Ball offers full 360-degree scrolling capability - up/down, left/right and diagonally. You can scroll long web pages, pan full-sized images, manoeuvre around large spreadsheets, control a video timeline and more. And you can even click the Scroll Ball to access your favourite Mac OS X features, such as Dashboard, Spotlight or Exposé.
Touch-sensitive top shell
It looks and feels like a sleek one-button mouse, but the Apple Mouse's smooth top shell hides a powerful secret: touch-sensitive technology under the shell detects which part of the mouse you're clicking, so you can both left click and right click. And if you prefer the simplicity of a classic, one-button mouse, the Apple Mouse is up to the task. Just use the Mac OS X system preference pane to configure it as you want.
Force-sensing side buttons
When you give the Apple Mouse a squeeze, force-sensing side buttons can be configured to activate Mac OS X features, such as Dashboard, Exposé or a whole host of other customisable features.
If you have Mac OS X, the Apple Mouse can give you fingertip access to the special features that you love. Simply use the system preference panel to configure the Apple Mouse in the way that makes you most powerful. Control the Scroll Ball's tracking and click functions, as well as the right, left and side click functions. And you can even set up different mouse profiles for every user account on your Mac.
Powered by a precision optical sensor, the Apple Mouse provides responsive and accurate cursor movement on almost any type of surface - no mouse pad required.
What's in the Box?
- Wired Apple Mouse
- Printed and electronic documentation
- Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later
- Windows XP or Windows 2000
- A Macintosh computer with an available USB 1.1 or 2.0 port
- PC with an available USB 1.1 or 2.0 port
- Works with standard input driver included with Windows XP and 2000. No additional software required.
Ratings & Reviews
READ THIS if scrollwheel not working
OK, granted, there is a flaw in the design of this mouse, but I bet 90% of mice problems can be solved like this:
1. unplug the OK, granted, there is a flaw in the design of this mouse, but I bet 90% of mice problems can be solved like this:
1. unplug the mouse from the keyboard
2. turn it upside down
3. roll the scrollwheel in all directions on a blank (clean) piece of paper, in all directions, for 60 seconds
bingo! works every time. this is a good mouse in both OS X and Windows, I have used it for gaming and is excellent for browsing large webpages or large documents, with its 360 degree scrollwheel. although at times i want to get away from the mouse/keyboard combo (it is 2008 now, after all), at least this Mighty Mouse lessens the pain somewhat. …
- Written by Nicola T from Charlbury
1162 of 1359 people found this useful
Scroll ball clogs
Works fine for a couple of months, then the scroll ball clogs up. You then need to crack it open with a screwdriver (forcing open Works fine for a couple of months, then the scroll ball clogs up. You then need to crack it open with a screwdriver (forcing open not unscrewing), unscrew the scroll ball assembly, clean the minute rollers, put it all back together and super glue the base back on.
Repeat this routine every 2 months (I've done it at least a dozen times). Helpful technical support people suggested buying a new one when I complained, and then put the phone down when I pointed out that this was rather an expensive option. …
- Written by Simon R from BRISTOL
505 of 763 people found this useful
scroll wheel problems
I like Apple products but I'm very unhappy with the scroll wheel problem on the so-called "Mighty" Mouse. I found that within a f I like Apple products but I'm very unhappy with the scroll wheel problem on the so-called "Mighty" Mouse. I found that within a few months of getting my new iMac I lost use of vertical scrolling on the mouse and had it replaced. A couple of months further on and the same problem has occurred with the replacement. The 360 degree scrolling capability is a nice idea, but it has been poorly implemented. …
- Written by Scott M from NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
473 of 705 people found this useful
Cleaning the scrolling button/Bluetooth mouse losing connection
Although a piece of plain paper (or the desktop) work well, the best thing I've found to clean the scrolling ball is the lens wipe Although a piece of plain paper (or the desktop) work well, the best thing I've found to clean the scrolling ball is the lens wipes I use to clean my glasses. Every time I clean my glasses I then roll the scrolling ball around on the wipe - lasts for ages. The other complaint I had with the bluetooth mouse was that it kept losing connection. However, I now have a wired keyboard and wireless mouse and the problem has gone away. …
- Written by Jane C from STROUD
If the scroll ball stops working...
If the scroll ball stops working...Get a clean bit of paper, turn the mouse upside down, then rub the ball on the paper...Tah Dah! If the scroll ball stops working...Get a clean bit of paper, turn the mouse upside down, then rub the ball on the paper...Tah Dah! gunk comes off the ball onto the paper and the mouse works again.
Great mouse, yes the ball jams up every now and again, but clean as above and you're away.
Just going to get a replacement, the cable connection has gone, but I've had it a few years, so not too upset. …
- Written by Graham S from Godalming
2 of 2 people found this useful
Would like to give Zero Stars
When it works it's the best mouse I've used. However this is only for a very short time. The ball clogs and it won't scroll. You f When it works it's the best mouse I've used. However this is only for a very short time. The ball clogs and it won't scroll. You follow the advice in reviews and it works for a week or two then stops again. You follow the advice again but it doesn't work this time and you have to buy a new mouse. This having just spent £2000 on a computer. This company has gone from innovative to rip off in my humble opinion.!! …
- Written by Geraint E from Treharris
5 of 7 people found this useful