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
1068 of 1262 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
475 of 721 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
450 of 675 people found this useful
Wired roller ball mouse
Disappointed with the reliability and quality for the price paid. I have had two of these mice now and both had their roller ball Disappointed with the reliability and quality for the price paid. I have had two of these mice now and both had their roller ball fail within six months of purchase, i would have expected something more robust from Apple. …
- Written by Eddie F from Desborough
4 of 4 people found this useful
mighty mouse good but not quite great
Found it to be great mouse to use apart from the scroll button, which was great until it clogged and stopped working. But after r Found it to be great mouse to use apart from the scroll button, which was great until it clogged and stopped working. But after reading review by Nichola T and followed her instructions found it worked perfectly. Maybe the Apple support people should check out this advice. …
- Written by Gordon C from WAREHAM
4 of 4 people found this useful
Nice mouse but – two big buts
Generally a nice mouse to use but just when you're getting used to the luxury of the scroll-ball after years with classic Apple si Generally a nice mouse to use but just when you're getting used to the luxury of the scroll-ball after years with classic Apple single-button mice, that's when it starts clogging and you're back to square 1.
Also agree with those who've said the cable is too short. …
- Written by Christopher S from Preston
9 of 10 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
First go to system preferences and click on mouse. With the options to choose how to use the differ First go to system preferences and click on mouse. With the options to choose how to use the different sides of the mouse, I made the right side of the mouse the secondary button.
After that setting, to right click you click on the top right hand side of the mouse and it becomes the right click. …
- Answered by Larry E
Apple Wired Mouse scrolls in one direction only
- Asked by Edward G from Cambridge
It's dirty and needs a good cleaning. I know because I just finished doing this due to the exact sa It's dirty and needs a good cleaning. I know because I just finished doing this due to the exact same problem. Things you'll need: rubbing alcohol pads, cloth napkin or something similar and a straight pin or similar small, rigid instrument. Roll the ball around on the alcohol pad for a bit to loosen up all the gunk. Turn it upside down and roll it around on the napkin. Look at it a lot to see if there are particulates you can pick off. After you've done these two steps over and over, it still might not work. That's when you jam the straight pin in between the plastic housing and the roller ball. Dig around in there and pull out even more gunk. Repeat the alcohol pad and napkin thing. Just keep doing these things until it works. It took me about 20 minutes of cussing and cringing, but it finally has 360 degrees of scrolling again. …
- Answered by Jilian C from Vancouver
Can I used any type of mouse with a MacPro? what I mean is any brand
- Asked by Yasmary G
Yes, any kind of USB or wireless mouse can be used with a Mac Pro any any Mac for that matter.
- Answered by Bharat I from Newcastle
How do you clean the scroll ball?
- Asked by James H from Newbury Park
Joe from Vegas's answer worked great ! Even better if you add the use of a an alcohol prep pad. Unp Joe from Vegas's answer worked great ! Even better if you add the use of a an alcohol prep pad. Unplug the mouse from the computer, turn the mouse upside down and rub it on the alcohol prep pad and then lightly rub the scroll ball on the blank piece of printer paper. The alcohol loosens everything up and the paper acts like a giant blotter. The dirt and grime comes out, as long as it's not stuck in there too badly. …
- Answered by Vaso M from Los Angeles
If this is wireless, how come there is a cord?
- Asked by Nancy F from San Antonio
The mouse isn't wireless, it's a corded USB mouse. They do make a wireless version, and the newer Ma The mouse isn't wireless, it's a corded USB mouse. They do make a wireless version, and the newer Magic Mouse, which is much different and far more advanced than any other mouse on the market. …
- Answered by Thomas F from Simi Valley
hi Louise, no. i have just bought one and i need a mouse mat or a matt book under it to make it work hi Louise, no. i have just bought one and i need a mouse mat or a matt book under it to make it work. …
- Answered by Sarabjit F