• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but useless

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This mouse has a chronic problem of dirt clogging the scroll ball - there are plenty of reports on the Internet about this poor design problem. While Apple provides official cleaning instructions, they do not work well. Additionally, the mouse cannot be opened to clean without breaking it, since the body is glued together. As beautiful and elegant as it is, this mouse will become dysfunctional within a few months.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed Apple Product

    • Written by from Dallas

    Worst mouse ever. Scroll ball stops working after several months. It literally is the worst thing that Apple has ever created.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by from Gaucín

    Have had one of those for about two years. Worked fine for a while, then the scrolling began to behave erratically (down was OK, up was not). Found some tips on how to clean it (using alcohol, white paper,...). That worked for a while, but eventually, I had to clean it every week or so. Recently, the right-click began to show signs of weakness as well, and today... well, the mouse simply stopped working altogether, with the thing getting confused between right-click, scrolling and left-click. Very disappointing from Apple, especially after I had to buy a new power adapter for a McBookAir not even 2 years old! I have an iMac, 2 McBook Air, 1 mini, one iPod, but seriously, I will think twice before buying Apple again next time.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    clean the button on mouse

    • Written by from Sierraville

    I use isopropyl alcohol (basic first aid alcohol 70% solution) and a clean cloth that does not shed lint. Soak the cloth in the alcohol and work it into the button. Keep pressing and moving the button until the alcohol starts cleaning away the grease. This may take a while, but I have found that it's very effective at getting the button to move and scroll again.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super Slow Tracking

    • Written by from RALEIGH

    I adjusted the tracking speed in system preferences to the fastest speed, and STILL this mouse requires about 4 square feet of physical desktop space to move the cursor an inch or two. I don't understand this.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from London

    Wont work on a standard surface (apple magic mouse and other mouses do), cord is ridiculously short and its pricey. Bad combination.

    42 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Abysmal.

    • Written by from Newburyport

    The tremendous two feet of cord provided would easily be enough to meet anyone's needs, unless they happen to own a recent Mac laptop. You see, in a stunning display of carelessness, Apple decided to place all USB ports on the left side of their laptops, giving the user about eight inches of usable cord. You can always run the cord under the laptop if you don't mind the inevitable wobble that will occur every time you try to actually use your computer. The scroll ball is an abomination. It's just an awful idea that has been poorly executed. The "touch sensitive shell" only recognizes right clicks when you deliberately take the time to think about where you will placing your fingers, and even then it doesn't always work. I don't even know where to start with unnecessary and, quite frankly, useless side buttons. Anytime I try to use them, I have to squeeze the mouse so hard that it registers as a left-click. Even now, I am now being forced to use a stack of paper as a mouse pad because even the slight discoloration of wood grain throws off the "precision optical sensor", which the website assures me does not require a mouse pad. Overall, a saddening amount of money, resources, time, and labor went into making this travesty.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Can't Use the Apple Mouse

    • Written by from Delphos

    I had to switch to a PC mouse because the Apple mouse has a fat rear that sticks up against the back of your hand. It applies pressure to the base of my thumb that makes it really sore. I really dislike the design of the Apple mouse. If you have small hands, you probably wouldn't like it, either.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    COMPLETELY WORTHLESS!!!!!

    • Written by

    I bought a new Apple desktop computer a couple of months ago and found myself going back to the store because the scrolling button on the mouse stopped working. They tested it in the store and it started working again. So, I took it home and it worked for about a month. Now the scrolling ball will not scroll down. It never really scrolled horizontally!!! So, back to the Apple store I go with this WORTHLESS GARBAGE!!! I'm UPSET beyond words, but take some solace in knowing I'm not alone. Apple should take this junk off the market.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Take it off the market!

    • Written by from Orrs Island

    Judging by the echoes in these reviews of my own experience with this mouse I think it is time for Apple to admit they have a less-than-acceptable product here and should do a favor for all of us who prefer a wired mouse to the wireless and pull this one off the market and design and build a better mouse (trap, unnecessary).

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Smashed Mine Against A Wall

    • Written by from San Luis Obispo

    this mouse is a total piece of garbage. The scroll ball inevitably gets gunked up and is not possible to clean. Unofficially, you can pry the mouse open and clean it, but you void your warranty and stand a good chance of destroying the mouse in the process.

    Way to make me pay $75 for the "magic" mouse after wasting $55 on this one.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk!

    • Written by from Kelowna

    Scroll ball not scrolling anymore... no way to take it out or clean it. It scrolls up fine, but not down.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disposable mouse that works well for few months

    • Written by from MONTREAL

    used it for few months, the ball stopped working, after a clean up it was good for few weeks, then i had to clean it again every once in a while, finally it stopped scrolling in one direction no matter how much cleaning i did,
    save your money, mouse design is not apples strong suit

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for a few months, then fails

    • Written by from DUNDAS

    I have bought several of these. After a few months the ball ceases to function.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good accessory for the MacBook Pro

    • Written by from APO

    If you're a right handed person this is not the mouse for you. The cord is too short and with the usb ports on the left side of the computer you have no maneuver room.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disposable!

    • Written by from san francisco

    Ok, I love this mouse—when it's new. Great feel and sensitivity, aesthetics, etc. BUT, I have to buy a new one every 3 months. As others have noticed, the scroll ball gums up and the thing becomes useless, as there is no way to open it up without a hammer. And as if this weren't bad enough, usually before its inevitable demise the mouse begins this rapid ghost clicking thing. Without me pressing anything it spaz-clicks over items I'm working on. click-click-click-click! screws up my work!

    Thus far my solution has been (to Apple's delight) to buy a new mouse every few months but this is ridiculous for obvious reasons. Can someone either slap Apple or tell me a good alternative to their mouse? Or just do both?

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scroll ball doesn't work!

    • Written by from Torrance

    I'm on my second mouse. Both had the same problem after a month: The scroll ball doesn't work. I've had this one for a couple years now and I've become so used to scrolling manually on everything. Really slows down my internet browsing, and design shortcuts in Adobe products.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap Junk

    • Written by from Chicago

    Track ball stopped working after 6 months.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stupid

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    The scrollbar works for about a minute. Hard to believe this is such a dumb product, considering it's a Mac.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Boooo

    • Written by from Belleville

    I have been thru 2 of these mice and its not like I was careless with my things. The first mouse had the track ball totally stop working, which the people in the apple stpre told me happens normally, the second one kept switching screen modes like when you press the side buttons so that was super annoying. Never buying this again!!

    11 of 12 people found this useful