• 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.

  • 2.0 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??

  • 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

    Failure

    • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hopeless

    • Written by from Napier

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

    0 of 1 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.

    2 of 4 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

    1 of 3 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.

    5 of 5 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.

    0 of 1 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 2 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.

    2 of 2 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 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ROLLER BALL DOES NOT WORK CONSISTENTLY

    • 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!

    2 of 3 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.

    2 of 4 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.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has improved this mouse!

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    I HIGHLY recommend this for GAMERS, but the magic mouse kinda doesn't fit me that much because it will scroll sometimes when I am just clicking the magic mouse.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Some common sense please

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Biggest complaint about it, the track ball stops working. A. maybe wash your hands from time to time. Oil and dust from our skin is unavoidable but 1 month or even 6 months and already having problems is on you. B. If it acts up, flip it over and start doing figure eights on a blank sheet of paper and watch as the eight starts showing color....ewwww. I love these mice (the plural for mouse previous reviewer) and pick them up all the time for next to nothing because of "problems" with the scroll ball. I have a box of more than twenty spares at my office all of which were fixed this way, 100% success rate. You can perform this quick fix or just take it apart and thoroughly clean it which takes all of a whopping three to five minutes. These concepts can't be escaping you people, its' common sense. I would take once of these over the horrific Magic Mouse any day of the week. My only complaint, where is the aluminum?

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not reliable

    • Written by from Chicopee

    Scroll feature frequently ceases to function in either direction making this a very unpredictable device.
    Unit is less than 6 months old.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good until it needs cleaning

    • Written by from San Jose

    This mouse it ok. But it's a real problem when it requires cleaning.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The mouse has worked well for me for years.

    • Written by from West Des moines

    I have Apple products at home, but we have Windows machines where I work. So, I bought an Apple wired keyboard and this wired mouse. I think I have been using it for over 4 years. I had a tracking software that said I click it about as many times as I hit a key on the keyboard. I think the mouse movement is over a mile a year. I am an application developer, so I am at the keyboard all day. I use the scroll all the time to navigate large documents and web pages. I must keep my hands clean, because I have never had to clean the scroll button. I have read several people say they have problem cleaning, but it has not been an issue. I hold the mouse so much that I think I am starting to wear the paint off. The sides are showing a greenish hue. I assume that is the underlying plastic and there is discoloration around the place I typically push for left click.

    2 of 2 people found this useful