• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Clean ball & scroll on

    • Written by from Waukesha

    I've had my Mac & mouse for 2 yrs, luv em both. Started to have scrolling problems w/the ball but came up w/a solution to problem. I just used "Goof Off" solvent to clean the ball & was scrolling like new again! Put a couple drops solvent on a clean smooth cloth, turn mouse upside down, roll ball over solvent in circular motion let dry & viola,
    back in action!! Too easy, yes, but effective! You can get it at any hardware store.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best mouse ever

    • Written by from Lexington

    I think that this is the best mouse Apple has ever made. The magic mouse is so ergonomically wrong. If they find a way to combine the shape of the Mighty Mouse with the functions of a Magic Mouse they will have a big winner

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    <3

    • Written by from Riehen

    love it <3

    2 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT MOUSE

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I've never had a problem with this mouse that a little turning it over and rolling the ball around couldn't fix. It's very comfortable for every day 8+ hour use, and serves it's purpose quite well. I couldn't go back to a standard mouse after using this one, but I did turn off the side buttons, as they were too easily pressed. If you're after a great mouse that won't give you wrist pain, look no further.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse

    • Written by from Salmon Arm

    In the regular Apple mouse, the ball seems to refuse to scroll down after a period of usage.
    Solution: Dip a Q-tip in alcohol and work over the ball in all directions, let dry and plug 'er back in. Q-tip should not be dripping wet.
    Other than the above problem, the mouse design and system is my favourite after 20 or so years of mouse relationships.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than the Magic Mouse. Better than the Magic Trackpad.

    • Written by from Lebanon

    Am I the only person who really likes this mouse?

    I understand that there are some trackball issues, but if you are a clean person and work in a clean office, then dirt and grime will not build up inside the trackball area, and if it does it can be cleaned with an alcohol prep pad easily.

    Everything else about this mouse is amazing, especially the way it works with Exposé & Spaces. The "center mouse button, right-click button, and side squeeze buttons" are features not available on the Magic Trackpad. Those features make it more powerful. It is also much easier to control and more versatile than the Magic Trackpad in terms of navigating the Mac OS.

    I own the Magic Trackpad, and it sits on the corner of my desk unused, unless I want to do mindless web browsing for fun.

    The Apple Mouse is for serious work and productivity and won't let you down. It's a classic.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best mouse ever

    • Written by from harriman

    this is the best mouse ever
    plus you can customize what button does what

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Like wired mouse as well or better than wireless Magic

    • Written by from Cedar Falls

    I have a near new (12/'10) G5 with the wireless so called Magic Mouse. My trouble free 5 year old former G5 had the wired optical mouse. Other than having to occasionally clean the roller ball (not difficult, just dampen clean finger, or use lintless wet cloth - turn it belly up and roll the ball around a bit. Picks up skin oils over time) I much prefer it overall. Also - no batteries to change monthly or so. :-)

    The new wireless is a PAIN due to excessive sensitivity in navigating the cursor, and it being nearly impossible to comfortably and reliably grip the side with out inadvertently touching some part of the full sized top sensing cover. Using Excel it's easy to jump several lines, rows or even windows and not even know it. It might be OK if there were a touch sensitivity adjustment - but there is none.

    I'm about ready to buy the wired mouse again. Way easier to use most of the time, and has the side squeeze buttons missing on the newer wireless. Wish I had let them keep the wireless and me take my old mouse at trade in. I did keep my extended keyboard. Need number pad and nav keys as I do lost of Excel numbers work. Bummer they now charge extra for what was standard keyboard.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its amazing

    • Written by from bend

    I've had one of these for 6 years. it's in perfect condittion, i never clean it and it works amazing. people who say when it gets dirty it doesn't work. Mine is 6 years old and it's fine! treat your mouses better. The price is kinda outrageous though. just get one free with a computer, or just get a different mouse.

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse

    • Written by from Bend

    This is the best mouse that I have ever used. The scroll ball makes 360° scrolling a breeze, and the side buttons make using Spaces very easy.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best mouse ever created by man. Simple as that.

    • Written by from Prairie View

    Despite that I have a Windows PC, this mouse is great. The 360 degree scroll ball is not fully supported (L and R scrolling left and right), but does do up and down. I love how the side buttons can when both are pressed, take you a web page back when you need to (Windows Only). I will NEVER go back to my big pain in the rear end Logitech mouse, as it just feels tacky compared to the $49 magic of the Apple USB Mouse (formerly Apple Wired Mighty Mouse). Thank you, Apple, for persuading my parents to get me this for Christmas.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Favorite Mouse!

    • Written by from Ellicott City

    I've been a Mac user since the first Mac was introduced in the mid-1980s, and this is my favorite mouse of all. I keep my Apple Mouse working well. How? I squirt a bit of compressed air into the ball each time I finish using it for the day. It ALWAYS works, and it works well.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Columbus

    Overall, the mouse is a great product. It provides great functionality with the pressure sensitive sides and still works well even after two years of use. Those people who bought new mice because of the scroll ball issue could have done simply flipped the mouse upside down and rubbed the ball with a piece of printer paper. That information is easily available on the internet and Apple's website.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from DuPont

    Like all the multitude of functions in this small product, as well as the look/feel.

    Had been working just fine for a couple of months until recently when the infamous scrolling ball got stuck. Thanks for the tip on how to clean it. The upside down rolling motion on printer paper did the job.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just some common misconceptions.

    • Written by from Cape Carteret

    I’ve had this mouse for two years now, and I absolutely love it! It has much more functionality (and more buttons) than Apple’s Magic Mouse; however, there are some things you should know.

    Here are the fixes one should be aware of when purchasing this product:

    1. The scroll ball must be cleaned occasionally by rolling the mouse upside down on a piece of printer paper. All the dirt and oils come right out onto the paper, and the ball works just like new!

    2. In order to right click, your left finger cannot be touching the left side of the mouse. You must life your left finger and press the right side of the mouse with your right finger. If you press the mouse with both fingers, it automatically registers as a left click.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't see the problem...

    • Written by from East Setauket

    My husband purchased me an iMac for as an anniversary gift approximately a year and a half ago. I was mainly a PC/Windows user - I had never owned an Apple/Mac product before, so just about everything about it was foreign to me.

    I have to admit, while I LOVED the iMac's 24 inch screen, ease of use and the fact that the entire computer was built into the monitor (eliminated the tower and freeing up space), I initially HATED the keyboard and mouse that came with it in the box. I wasn't used to typing on something so flat, and while I liked the size of the keys, I didn't care for the fact that the keys weren't raised and staggered in height (meaning the overall tilt of more traditional keyboards). However, it didn't take me long to adjust to this new style and now my finger literally fly over the keys. I make few mistakes and notice that I don't become fatigued like I used to when I have to do a lot of typing.

    Now, to the mouse...yes I hated this thing too :o) I did NOT like that it didn't have the right and left click buttons. I eventually became used to it, and then I discovered that I could set up this mouse like the more traditional mouses (mice?) I was used to with a left and right click button. I love the buttons on the side as well. I find this little thing to be extremely versatile, ergonomic and easy to use. The scroll ball is amazing as well. It takes very little effort to move it around, which makes navigating a web page and documents very easy to do.

    As for the people who have given this product poor reviews, stating that it becomes dirty? First of all, anything we touch with our hands has the potential for getting dirty, which is why it is prudent that we take proper care of these items prior to handling. I have had this same mouse for a year and a half now. The white plastic casing and ball are as clean as and function as perfectly as the day I pulled it out of the box. I have had ZERO issues with any dirt, moisture and/or oils from my hands getting into the creases or down into the scroll ball. Then again, I always make sure my hands are clean and dry before I ever touch ANY of my electronics and I never eat around them.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    cleaning the ball may help

    • Written by from Estes Park

    Wow! I cleaned my ball according to CB using Windex and now my mouse works great again!

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mouse

    • Written by

    I got to say, this mouse works perfectly. I love the 360 degree scroll. Actually, I got an iMac, keyboard, and this mouse for free! (thanks to my awesome uncle, it came with Windows Vista!!! LOL!) This machine is a white Intel 2006 iMac... so that must mean this mouse is almost 5 years old! This mouse still is really good, and even the track ball works great. I recomend this mouse, although I do not like the pricing on this... it should be $20... but still deserves 5 stars.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cleaning the Ball

    • Written by from CRYSTAL RIVER

    Use some Windex(without Ammonia) or Cinch (a cleaning product I use).
    Turn Mouse upside down.
    Spray ball.
    Keeping ball upside down, press ball into a washcloth and move it in every direction until it is dry.
    Repeat this procedure using a piece of printer paper until ball is dry and there is no residue coming off the ball.

    Good for another 10,000 miles.

    This is NOT a disposable mouse. Clean it this way.
    You cannot take it apart.
    Apple WILL NOT publicly recommend using a cleaner, HOWEVER all the Techs and Store employees do it this way.

    My cordless Mighty Mouse is 3 years old and is still kicking and clicking.

    An obvious piece of advice: The cleaner you keep your hands, the longer your Mighty Mouse will go between cleanings.

    35 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse

    • Written by from Brooklyn Park

    I have had my Mighty Mouse for a couple years. Only maintenance it has every needed is an annual touch of the scroll ball with an alcohol wipe to clean it off (takes a few seconds) and recharge of batteries every couple months. I love it!!!

    8 of 13 people found this useful