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
1136 of 1331 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
498 of 752 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
466 of 697 people found this useful
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
4 of 5 people found this useful
I'm not bothering
The comments made in these reviews have all happened to my mouse and therefore I will not be replacing for another as the chances The comments made in these reviews have all happened to my mouse and therefore I will not be replacing for another as the chances of it working properly are very slim and it is after all, an expensive piece of the equipment. …
- Written by Maria G from Bristol
5 of 7 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
How do you right click on this mouse?
- Asked by David S
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
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
Can I use a wireless mouse with my Macbook?
- Asked by Gloria W
Yes; your MacBook will have Bluetooth, which is the way the mouse communicates with the computer.
- Answered by Michael S
does this mouse work with usb 3.0 on macbook air
- Asked by Jeff B from Cedar Rapids
Yes, it does. USB 3.0 is perfectly compatible to USB 2.0 , so any USB 2.0 device works on USB 3.0.
- Answered by Mandi B
can imac mouse use on macbook air?
- Asked by Chuong N from Lawrenceville
Yes it will because it uses bluetooth to connect to your mac.
- Answered by James S
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